How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Enforcement spending, prospects for reform, top stories to watch this year, more

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View of the border fence between Mexico and the U.S., in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on July 29, 2010.

Gov't spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement - Associated Press A new report tallies spending on immigration enforcement, adding up to "more money on enforcement efforts in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined."

Why immigration reform may happen this year - CNBC The Obama administration is talking about pushing through comprehensive reform early this year. And, "analysts say that unlike failed attempts in the past, they expect reform to get done this time—and it could end up being beneficial for the still sluggish economy." 

Five immigration stories to watch in 2013 and beyond - Southern California Public Radio The prospect of comprehensive immigration reform, the future of the DACA generation, the ongoing battle over states' rights and immigration policy and more.

Illinois House considers driver's licenses for illegal immigrants - WGN TV The Illinois House Transportation Committee is taking up a measure today that proposes allowing driver’s licenses for as many as a quarter-million undocumented immigrants.

Latino Civil War veteran given military honors nearly a century after death - Fox News Latino Sgt. Ignacio Zamora, of Texas, fought on the Union side during the war. He died in 1917; his  great grandson had been pushing for military honors.

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