How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: A border security deal, lawsuit over ICE 'detainers,' a forgotten Japanese American detention station, more

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Senators reach border deal, smoothing path to immigration overhaul - NBC News Senate lawmakers are soon expected to announced a border security compromise whose provisions reportedly "would double the size of the border patrol and require 700 miles of border fencing." It's expected to draw more GOP support for the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform bill. But an amendment requiring that a path to legal status be further contingent on border metrics was voted down.

Lawsuit seeks to change how agents issue immigration 'detainers' - Southern California Public Radio A class-action lawsuit alleges that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents don't thoroughly check individuals' immigration status before issuing a deportation hold. The lead plaintiff is a U.S. citizen mistakenly thought to be a deportable immigrant after he was arrested on criminal charges.

Here's how the U.S. population could change under immigration reform - Washington Post According to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office, the "U.S. population of illegal immigrants in 2018 would shrink from roughly 14 million to about 5.5 million. Most of this drop would be due to the fact that 7.7 million unauthorized residents would receive amnesty and become newly legalized."

Japanese Americans seek historic status for Tuna Canyon detention station - Southern California Public Radio What is now the Verdugo Hills Golf Course has a little-known history: The land there was once home to the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, which during World War II held more than 1,000 people of Japanese descent before they were shipped off to other internment camps.

Minuteman founder arrested on suspicion of child molestation - Talking Points Memo Onetime Minuteman leader Chris Simcox has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of child molestation in Arizona. The former teacher turned anti-illegal immigration activist helped launch a movement of civilian border patrols in the mid-200os, drawing participants to the southern border from around the country.

How immigrants make you richer - ABC News/Univision A new report suggests that immigrants help stabilize the U.S. housing market by helping "build up less-popular areas, making real estate investments that eventually draw in more residents."

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