How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Immigration and the inauguration, poll majority backs reform, diversity of Asian American voters, more

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Poll: Majority back path to citizenship under immigration reform - The Hill A new poll released Monday has 53 percent of respondents saying they want a plan that would allow a path to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrants, although 43 percent said the government "should prioritize deporting undocumented immigrants."

A hard line on immigration reform lurks in Obama's inaugural speech - Businessweek Dissecting President Obama's references to immigration in his speech Monday, in which he referred  to "striving, hopeful immigrants" but also to high-skilled workers. Many Republican lawmakers support reforms that benefit these workers, but not the sweeping changes that Obama has said he'll push for in his second term.

Videos: Obama pledges to tackle guns, immigration - NBC  "The president used his inaugural address Monday to set the agenda for a second term, declaring he will fight for immigration reform and gay rights and tackle climate change and gun control, and defending entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid. "

Poet, priest give inauguration a Cuban touch - Miami Herald Two major players in yesterday's inaugural ceremony were Cuban Americans: Rev. Luis Leon, the Episcopalian minister who delivered the final benediction, and poet Richard Blanco, the first Latino and first openly gay inaugural poet, whose poem "One Today" touched on the immigrant experience.

The diversity of the Asian American vote - Southern California Public Radio A new analysis of exit poll data from the November election reveals that while Asian Americans turned out in record numbers and most supported President Obama, their votes differed significantly according to their ethnic group, where they live, and other factors.

On-time Latino graduation rates climb 10 points since 2006 - NBC Latino "A new report by the National Center for Education Statistics found that 71.4 percent of Latino students graduated on-time from high school in 2010, compared to 61.4 percent in 2006, a 10-point gain in four years."

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