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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Supreme Court blocks Arizona voter proof-of-citizenship law, 7-11 immigration raids, more

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Supreme Court says states may not add citizenship proof for voting - Washington Post The high court has ruled 7-2 against Arizona's Proposition 200, which required voters to provide proof of their eligibility to vote beyond the oath on the federal form where they attest to U.S. citizen. The court ruled that the National Voter Registration Act trumps the state measure, which was approved by Arizona voters in 2004.

U.S. seizes 14 7-11 stores in immigration raids - New York Times Federal agents have seized fourteen 7-Eleven convenience stores on Long Island and in Virginia, "arresting nine owners and managers and charging them with harboring and hiring illegal immigrants and paying them using sham Social Security numbers." U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reportedly investigating 40 other 7-Eleven franchises.

Supreme Court DOMA ruling looms over immigration overhaul - ABC News On the decision expected from the U.S. Supreme Court on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents same-sex married partners from sponsoring a foreign-born spouse for an immigrant visa. Only heterosexual married partners may do this now.

Visa exchange program draws scrutiny under immigration bill - NPR The J-1 visa category was created to promote cultural exchange, with foreign applicants often landing jobs in amusement parks or summer camps. But the high rate of youth unemployment in the U.S. has Congress taking a closer look at the program and whether it should continue as is.

Whole Foods revises wording of English-only policy - USA Today After an online petition drive, the grocery chain has apologized for and changed its on-the-job language policy. The controversy began after two employees said they were suspended for speaking Spanish to one another at work.

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