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A shopper at a Whole Foods grocery store in Tustin, Calif. Two Whole Foods store employees in New Mexico say they were suspended after complaining that they weren't allowed to speak Spanish at work; a Whole Foods executive has said that according to policy, English-speaking employees must speak English to customers and other employees while on the clock.

House rejects Obama policy on DREAMers - Washington Post This would be the policy known as deferred action, introduced last summer, which offers temporary legal status to young unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before turning 16. The House voted 224-201 against funding the policy as part of a Homeland Security appropriations measure. The change will likely face resistance in the Senate.

GOP seeks tougher border security in immigration bill - USA Today Leading Republicans, among them Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, are insisting that the Senate's pending immigration reform bill "needs to be much tougher on border security to stand a chance at becoming law."

NM Whole Foods workers: Suspended over Spanish - Associated Press Two workers at a Whole Foods store in Albuquerque, New Mexico say they were suspended after complaining because a manager told them they couldn't speak Spanish on the job. According to a Whole Foods executive, "our policy states that all English speaking Team Members must speak English to customers and other Team Members while on the clock."

Labrador abandons 'Gang of 8' immigration talks - ABC News Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican from Idaho, has dropped out of a House group - named for its Senate counterpart - working on an immigration reform proposal. Labrador reportedly could not find a compromise with other members on health care for unauthorized immigrants seeking legalization.

Latino Caucus not a raid target, officials say - Sacramento Bee The FBI has corrected itself on which offices were raided in Sacramento this week: Two offices were searched, but both belonged to Democratic Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello. The second was at first misidentified as that of the Latino Legislative Caucus, which the agency now says was not a target.

Colorado approved driver's licenses for illegal immigrants - Reuters Colorado's governor has become the latest to state to sign into law a state measure allowing unauthorized immigrants to apply for driver's licenses. California is weighing a similar bill, which the Los Angeles City Council voted in support of yesterday.

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