How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Race and the 'dream' 50 years later, reform efforts vs. the clock, immigrant detention, more

People hold signs as they gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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People hold signs as they gather Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

A half-century after the 'dream': 10 signposts on America's race journey - CNN One of many stories today on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his historic call for equal rights. Among the "signposts" is the latter 20th century's great wave of immigration, and its various effects on American race relations.

Immigration reform's No. 1 enemy: Time - Politico With autumn and the federal funding debate around the corner, it's looking increasingly unlikely that consensus will be reached on an immigration overhaul before the end of the year.

The winners in immigration control: Private prisons - The Atlantic On the continuing growth of the immigrant detention industry: Since 2003, private prison companies have benefited from the federal government's expansion of immigrant detention, on which spending has doubled over the past eight years.

McCain stubbornly believes the House can pass immigration reform - MSNBC While he spoke of the importance of acting before the end of the year, Sen. John McCain said yesterday at a town hall event in Arizona: “I remain guardedly optimistic that our friends in the House of Representatives will agree to their legislative process and then we can get to conference."

Garcetti names USC dean to head Office of Immigrant Affairs - Southern California Public Radio The new mayoral appointee is Linda Lopez, Associate Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Southern Califonia's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Plans are for Lopez's office to help immigrants access local services, while helping drive local policies encouraging immigrant integration. 

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