How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: CA bill targets scams, border asylum claims, Phoenix carwash raids, more

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At the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Nogales, Arizona. Asylum claims presented at the southern border have been on the rise.

Bill targets scams promising legalization priority for immigrants - ABC News The scam, which is tied to talk of immigration reform, requires people to pay a fee in order to secure a place "in line" for when immigration reform occurs - although it hasn't and might not. The California bill would "ban anyone from taking money promising legalization before immigration reform is actually in place."

Carwash managers held in immigration raids - New York Times Eleven managers and supervisors of a Phoenix-area car wash chain were arrested for immigration fraud and other charges over the weekend in a series of raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that led to more than 200 people being rounded up, most of them in the country illegally.

What could happen if border asylum claims keep rising - ABC News/Univision The number of asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border "has doubled since 2011, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...there have been 14,610 asylum claims along the border with Mexico during the first three-quarters of the 2013 fiscal year."

Evangelical coalition keeps up immigration push with big radio buy - NBC News A coalition known as the Evangelical Immigration Table has announced it will air $400,000 worth of ads in support of comprehensive immigration reform on Christian and talk radio nationwide.

Senate immigration bill would create an average of 14,000 jobs per district: Report - Huffington Post A new report from a group backing an immigration overhaul says that the Senate's immigration proposal would add nearly 14,000 new jobs on average in each congressional district over the coming 10 years.

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