How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: The Senate bill arrives, opposition gathers, California reacts, more

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From the first page of the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," introduced formally in the Senate early Wednesday.

Senators formally file immigration bill - CNN The much-anticipated Senate immigration reform package was filed Wednesday morning. It provides a path to citizenship for many of the nation's undocumented immigrants, but this is contingent on border security, which plays a prominent role in the bill. 

Immigration bill filed in Senate; opponents hope to use delays to kill it - Washington Post From the story: "Leading Capitol Hill opponents of the proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration system are coalescing around a strategy to kill the bill by delaying the legislative process as long as possible, providing time to offer 'poison pill' amendments aimed at breaking apart the fragile bipartisan group that developed the plan."

'For us, this is huge': The view from California on immigration reform - Southern California Public Radio California has the nation's largest population of immigrants, legal and otherwise, its biggest agriculture industry, and a pioneering tech industry employing foreign skilled workers. In the Golden State, the idea of an immigration overhaul is a very big deal.

Immigrants in L.A. guardedly optimistic about Senate bill - Los Angeles Times Immigrants and activists react to the Senate bill. Although a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants would take more than a decade and hinges on border security, those who have been working in the shadows for years are optimistic about being able to legally earn a living.

US Senate immigration reform bill would expedite citizenship for undocumented students known as 'Dreamers' - Southern California Public Radio Many young people who are in the U.S. illegally but arrived as minors could qualify for legal status ahead of other unauthorized immigrants, according to the new Senate bill.

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