How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Evangelicals and reform, GOP lawmakers protest detainee releases, immigrant labor meets Greek yogurt, more

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An Easter Sunday service at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, California.

Evangelicals could be key to GOP immigration push - U.S. News & World Report More on how conservative evangelical groups have been supporting immigration reform as being in accordance with their faith.

Lawmakers press Napolitano over released immigrants - Wall Street Journal A group of Republican leaders has sent a letter urging the Homeland Security secretary to stop the release of immigrant detainees, who are being let out of detention centers due to federal budget cuts.

Senators agree on path to legal status for illegal immigrants - Los Angeles Times Aides close to negotiations say the planned bill "would require illegal immigrants to register with Homeland Security Department authorities, file federal income taxes for their time in America and pay a still-to-be-determined fine. They also must have a clean law enforcement record."

Anti-Muslim ads on San Francisco buses denounced by city officials - San Jose Mercury News The ads are paid for by a group headed by anti-Islamic activist Pamela Geller and "feature quotes from Osama bin Laden and others and associates the word jihad with violent Muslim extremism."

LGBT immigrants in United States amount to almost 900,000 - Huffington Post A UCLA study finds that among these, there are roughly 267,000 people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender who are also undocumented. 

Lack of cow milkers for yogurt drives immigration debate - Bloomberg How laws that favor seasonal farm labor, vs. year-round labor, play out in the production of trendy Greek-style yogurt.

Poll: Regardless of political party, Latino voters support gun control laws - NBC Latino A new poll has the majority of Latino voters supporting restrictions on gun purchases,  with 84 percent in support of background checks before someone can buy a gun in a store or at a gun show.

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