How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Rubio and reform, the wait for a Senate bill continues, immigration marches planned, more

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Marchers in downtown Los Angeles on May 1, 2006, a year during which massive immigrant rights rallies took place nationwide. Marches are being planned for Wednesday in Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities as immigration reform bills are expected from the House and Senate.

Rubio and immigration reform: Will he stick or scoot? - TIME From the story: "The Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight may release an immigration reform bill this week, but the question on many Washington minds is whether Marco Rubio, the most conservative member of the gang, really wants the legislation to pass."

'Gang of Eight' hoping for immigration bill this week, Schumer says - CBS News New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer told "Face the Nation" that the bipartisan Senate group working on a reform bill could present it by the end of this week, and that eight sentors are "working 12 hours a day" on their proposal.

As Congress prepares to debate immigration reform bill, supporters will march in Washington, DC - Southern California Public Radio Thousands of pro-immigration reform marchers are expected to rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, and smaller demonstrations are planned in other cities, including in Los Angeles. 

Caught in the middle: Asian immigrants struggle to stay in America - CNN From the story: "Of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., 1.3 million are from Asia." There are other issues disproportionately affecting Asians as Congress debates immigration reform, including visa backlogs and the possibility that some family visa categories may be eliminated.

New immigration attack: It's too pricey - Politico Groups and lawmakers opposed to comprehensive immigration reform "are preparing to use the specter of the potential cost of an immigration overhaul and its drain on entitlements as their main line of attack."

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