How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Rallies for reform, waiting for a bill, why an overhaul is more complicated than it sounds, more

Activists March Through Miami Demanding Immigration Reform

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Participants in a Miami, Florida immigrant rights march on April 6, 2013. Rallies for immigration reform are taking place Wednesday in Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities, including smaller events in Southern California.

Tentative deal reached to help spur immigration reform - Associated Press An agreement has reportedly been struck between agriculture workers and growers in negotiations over guest workers and wages, an issue that so far has proven to be a sticking point for senators working on a reform bill. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said growers must still sign off on the deal, but that "she’s hoping for resolution in the next day or two."

Immigration reform activists set to rally across the Los Angeles area, California and Washington - Southern California Public Radio Several events are planned in Southern California on Wednesday, including a rally in front of the offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Westwood. The events are meant to coincide with a large rally in Washington, D.C.

Immigration overhaul 'feels unstoppable now,' backers say - NPR From the story: "Thousands of supporters will descend on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to call for legislation that creates a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. Sound familiar?" It does, years after a series of major rallies during the last immigration reform push. Backers say things are different this time, but "momentum, however, has met Congress."

How complexity hinders immigration reform - Reuters Why overhauling the nation's immigration system is more complicated than it sounds, as it involves tinkering with complex laws and policies. Take the oft-mentioned "line" to enter legally, a description that is in itself simplistic because "for starters, there is no single 'line' but rather multiple pathways and categories."

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