Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: White House reform plan coming soon, affluent immigrants from Mexico, unions and immigration, more

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Obama will seek citizenship path in one fast push - New York Times White House officials say President Obama plans to soon push Congress on "an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country." 

Rubio lays out proposal to 'modernize' immigration - CNN Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is again floating his own reform plan; he said in an interview this weekend that it "would include a permanent residency provision and a route to citizenship for those undocumented immigrants currently in the United States," but that it was "not blanket amnesty." 

The new - and rich - immigrants from Mexico: How their money is changing Texas - TIME The drug war violence taking place in Mexico in recent years has driven many affluent Mexicans north. These include entrepreneurs who come on EB-5 visas, with Dallas and Houston becoming preferred destinations over traditional ones like San Diego and San Antonio.

How unions went from border hawks to immigration doves - Talking Points Memo On the evolution of organized labor's stance on immigration: The 2.1 million member Service Employees International Union is a leading champion of comprehensive reform. Its position is a far cry from the onetime hardline stance of the early United Farm Workers of America, which viewed illegal immigration as a source of scab labor. 

Suspect in NY subway shove in Queens found fit to stand trial on murder charges - Washington Post Erika Menendez is accused of shoving 46-year-old Sunando Sen in front of a subway train because she believed he was Muslim. Sen, who was killed, was Hindu. According to court documents, "Menendez told police that she did it because she hates Muslims."

NC DMV stops issuing licenses to legal immigrants - NBC North Carolina has joined other states in refusing to grant driver's licenses to young undocumented immigrants who obtain temporary legal status through deferred action, a federal program that lets them live and work legally in the U.S. for two years. The state recently stopped issuing licenses to them.

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