How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Reform supporters and the civil rights movement, low-skilled immigrants, Napolitano defends record, more

Immigration reform activists seize on 'moral tone' of civil rights movement - NBC News Proponents of immigration reform are taking a civil rights tack in their push for an overhaul during this week's fiftieth anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called for racial equality. 

On immigration, a Republican carves out some middle ground - New York Times On Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico, who through outreach has managed to win Latino voter support in spite of relatively conservative positions on immigration reform.

Low-skilled immigrants: Economic burden or boon? - Washington Post From the story: "In the battle over immigration reform, no issue is more contentious than whether low-skilled immigrants are displacing American-born workers or filling a vital economic gap."

Janet Napolitano defends record on immigration in farewell speech - Huffington Post Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has stepped down to lead the University of California system, defended her strict record on immigration and national security during her farewell speech Tuesday:  "In any disaster or crisis, there are always challenges," she said.

'All immigrants are artists' - The Atlantic An interview with Haitian American writer Edwidge Danticat, who believes that "re-creating your entire life is a form of reinvention on par with the greatest works of literature."

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