How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Immigrant workers ponder reform, examining new waiver policy, Sandy's immigrant victims, more

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Day laborers wait near a Home Depot home improvement store in hope of finding work for the day on Aug. 15, 2008 in Los Angeles.

As immigration reform looms, workers ponder legalization - Southern California Public Radio A Fronteras Project piece examines the attitudes of immigrant construction workers; as many as one in six construction workers in the U.S. is thought to be undocumented.

New policy aids illegal-immigrant spouses - CNN The policy change, which takes effect March 4, will allow undocumented immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens and are hoping to legalize their status to apply for a necessary waiver without leaving the country; until now they have had to do so abroad, leading to long separations. 

Where do unions stand on immigration reform? - ABC/Univision More on the shift in attitudes over time within organized labor regarding immigration reform. Although they have disagreed in the past, the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union have agreed to "a common set of principles" for reforms.

Staten Island immigrants tell stories of Sandy, of struggle and survival - Staten Island Advance According to a report issued last month, "at least 60 percent of immigrants, both documented and undocumented, who were affected by the storm did not seek help."

Stereotypes, 'coconuts' and giving back: Life in the Latino middle class - Southern California Public Radio An interview with the author of "Barrios to Burbs," a book that examines the complexities of life within the Mexican American middle class in Southern California.

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