How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Reform plans and the border, an unauthorized immigrant's bid to practice law, Syrian refugees, more

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Along border, preparing to live with the real-world consequences of immigration debate - Washington Post A snapshot from a border district in Texas: "People here know that immigration has consumed considerable political capital in Washington and they are watching apprehensively...They are not encouraged by what they’re hearing, particularly about securing the border."

Illegal immigrant's bid for California law license heads to court - San Jose Mercury News On Wednesday the state Supreme Court will hear the case of Sergio Garcia, a 36-year-old law school graduate who was born in Mexico but has spent most of his life in the U.S. He's waiting for a green card, but may not receive it for years and he wants to begin practicing law.

Immigration reform 2013: This is the biggest immigration issue you haven't heard about - PolicyMic On the case for increasing H-1B skilled worker visas and visas for workers proficient in the areas known as STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.

United Nations: Refugees fleeing Syria top 2 million - NPR Syrians fleeing violence in their native country have been arriving in growing numbers to neighboring countries like Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Some fear the vast number of refugees - leaving Syria at a rate of almost 5,000 a day - could overwhelm the infrastructures of host countries.

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