How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Rand Paul backs citizenship, H-1B gender disparities, why Latinos take immigration personally, more

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Paul spells out his plan for immigration overhaul - New York Times Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a Tea Party favorite, called for conservatives to back immigration reform and detailed his position Tuesday before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His plan would include "an implicit pathway to citizenship, contingent on border security."

High-skilled immigration debate grows over stark gender imbalance, favoring men for H-1B visas - San Jose Mercury News A report shows that 70 percent of the highly skilled workers admitted to the United States in 2011 on H-1B visas were men; only 28 percent were women. 

Poll: Immigration policies play out personally for Latino voters - Southern California Public Radio A new poll of Latino voters has 63 percent saying they personally know someone who is undocumented, and almost 40 percent saying they know someone affected by deportation. Many also said they'd be more apt to vote for Republican candidates if the GOP takes the lead on comprehensive reform.

Gutierrez hopes for immigration action after Easter recess - Chicago Tribune Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago says he's optimistic that Congress will act on a comprehensive reform plan "in early April after the Easter recess." Gutierrez is a key part of bipartisan reform talks in the House.

Latino marketing lessons from the pope - ClickZ From the story: "When the Catholic Church decided to create the first ever papal Twitter handle (@Pontifex), there was a strong thinking behind it. Twitter seemed like the new place to reach the right audience, the new place to preach."

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