How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Black immigrants in the US, Latino churches try English, ICE's immigration hold guidelines, more

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Businesses along Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles' Little Ethiopia neighborhood, May 8, 2011.

Black immigrants in America: A closer look - BET A multimedia package exploring black immigrants in the U.S., who include immigrants from the Caribbean and refugees from Ethiopia, Somalia, Liberia and other African nations. Among other things, many are over-educated for the jobs they take once in the U.S.

Hispanic churches, historically Spanish-speaking, adopt more English to appeal to growing numbers of U.S.-born Latinos - Huffington Post Much like advertisers, some churches are shifting their language strategy to reach out to the second generation.

Immigration and policing - New York Times The Times' opinion-page take on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's new guidelines for local law enforcement agencies issuing immigration holds. The agency issued the guidelines last week, when it also announced another record year of deportations.

Long border waits test patients, but relief may be on the way - KPBS Daily commuters between the U.S. and Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing have long faced what can be hours-long waits. But there's promised relief in a series of renovations and expansions, the first since 1974.

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