How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Record deportations, immigration holds, employer audits rise, gun control and immigration reform, more

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Deportations of illegal immigrants reach new US record - Christian Science Monitor The federal government removed more than 400,000 people from the United States this year, a number topping the record deportations of recent years.

ICE announces new 'immigration hold' guidelines while hitting new deportation record - Southern California Public Radio As it announced a new record in deportations for fiscal year 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also announced new guidelines for whom local agencies should hold for deportation. But these are broad, allowing people to be held if agents have reason to believe they are deportable.

Audits of companies for illegal immigrants rise - USA Today According to immigration officials, audits of employer forms grew from 250 in fiscal year 2007 to more than 3,000 this year. There has also been a jump in the number of company managers arrested.

Advocates fear gun control agenda will divert Obama from immigration reform - Washington Post President Obama has promised to address gun control in the near future in response to the massacre at a Connecticutt elementary school earlier this month. Immigrant advocates had hoped that he'd be taking on immigration reform early next year.

Immigrants welcomed: A city sees economic promise - NPR The Dayton World Soccer Games are an initiative by the Ohio city to welcome new immigrants.

Artists brighten up U.S.-Mexico border fence - Los Angeles Times For more than a year, Arizona artists have been working with children in Mexico to paint the Mexican side of the border fence.

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