How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Senate bill's border focus criticized, amended CA 'Trust Act' advances, Anaheim and Latino voters, more

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Immigration bill's border focus leaves some liberals wary - CBS News More on how immigrant advocates and some Democrats are critical of the Senate's approved immigration reform bill, saying it's too heavy on border security. One Democratic House member from Texas has reportedly resigned from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in protest.

Amended 'Trust Act' moves forward in Sacramento - Southern California Public Radio An amended version of the bill, which would limit who state and local police can hold for deportation, has cleared a Senate committee. This time it's had input from the office of Gov. Jerry Brown, who vetoed a previous version last year. The bill would now allow deportation holds for people convicted of a wider range of offenses.

Immigration and social security - New York Times From the story: "The Social Security Administration says that the immigration bill passed by the Senate would help its coffers, adding $276 billion in revenue over the next 10 years while costing only $33 billion." How accurate are these projections, and what's the math that goes into them?

Where have all the anti-immigration activists gone? - Talking Points Memo A rundown of what's happened to some of the more prominent voices from the immigration restriction movement of the mid-2000s. Some activists have fared better than others. Most recently Chris Simcox, a founder of the Minuteman movement, was arrested on suspicion of child molestation in Arizona. He has denied the charges.

Anaheim representation proposal meets criticism from Latino leaders - Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, City Council members voted to change the way city leaders are elected. But critics say what they settled on still doesn't ensure adequate political representation for all. A lawsuit filed on behalf of the city's Latino residents by the American Civil Liberties Union alleges that the practice of electing council members at-large is in violation of the state Voting Rights Act.

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