How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: A piecemeal approach from the House, Obama credits Bush for reform, dismay over family visas, more

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70+ votes for immigration reform? - Politico Senate lawmakers pushing their comprehensive immigration reform bill believe they can exceed the number of Senate votes they'll need to keep the bill afloat, but "the predictions of majority support from Republicans and Democrats is a more ambitious goal than any members have previously stated."

House panel says it will offer a series of immigration bills - New York Times The House Judiciary Committee says it will begin offering a series of immigration reform bills, a piecemeal approach that differs from the Senate's comprehensive strategy. House proposals are to include an agricultural guest worker program and a requirement that employers use E-Verify, an online tool for checking work authorization. 

Assembly approves bill allowing immigrants to serve on juries - Sacramento Bee A bill that cleared the California Assembly this week would allow lawfully present immigrants who aren't U.S. citizens to serve on juries, something they can't do now. State law currently allows only citizens to serve as jurors.

Obama: Thank Bush if immigration passes - ABC News Speaking at a dedication for his predecessor's new presidential library in Dallas, President Obama gave former president Bush credit for backing immigration reform: "I am hopeful that this year ... that we bring it home," Obama said. "If we do that, it will be in large part thanks to all the hard work of President George W. Bush."

Asian lawmakers fear changes to visa program would keep families apart - The Hill Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus are dismayed over provisions in the new Senate immigration reform bill that would limit family-based visas, eliminating a category for siblings and capping visas for adult married children at age 30.

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