How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Napolitano testifies, the role of conservative talk radio, how hospitals 'deport' sick immigrants, more

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California questions witnesses during one of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform, which began Friday.

Napolitano: Immigration bill makes America more secure - CBS News Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano addressed last week's Boston bombings and argued that immigration reform as proposed in a Senate bill "would actually enhance national security - not detract from it -- and 'build on' 10 years worth of investments into the nation's defense."

Can conservative talk radio derail immigration reform - again? - The Atlantic It helped do so last time, in 2007. A dispatch from a recent gathering of conservative talk show hosts in Washington, D.C., who attended the annual "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" conference put on by immigration restriction advocates. 

US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home - Associated Press From the story: "Hospitals confronted with absorbing the cost of caring for uninsured seriously injured immigrants are quietly deporting them, often unconscious and unable to protest, back to their home countries." The removals, which have taken place for years, are coordinated not by the government but by hospitals. 

Boston case casts shadow over Senate immigration hearing - NPR A report from Monday's Senate hearing on immigration reform, during which "opponents began to use the Boston bombers' journey to the United States as a cautionary tale." The two suspects in last week's Boston Marathon bombings had roots in the former Soviet Union. Some lawmakers have called for delaying the Senate bill after the attack.

Q. and A. - The Senate immigration bill - New York Times The Times' national immigration correspondent Julia Preston answers readers' questions and explains details of the new Senate proposal for comprehensive reform.

Court limits deportations over marijuana crimes - Associated Press The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 that a legal resident who was deported to his native Jamaica over possession of a small amount of marijuana should be able to contest his deportation. In her opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said "that marijuana offenses must involve either the sale of the drug or possession of more than a small amount to count as serious enough to warrant automatic deportation."

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