How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: CA court weighs immigrant law license case, reform takes back seat, the legacy of the Bushes, more

Sergio Garcia speaks at The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) news conference on Aug. 27. Garcia, 36, is a law school graduate who passed California's bar examination, but he's living in the United States illegally. California

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Sergio Garcia speaks at a news conference at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles on Aug. 27. Garcia, 36, is a law school graduate who passed California's bar examination, but is living in the United States illegally as he has spent years waiting for a green card.

California immigrant's law license bid appears in doubt - San Jose Mercury News The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday morning in the case of Sergio Garcia, a law school graduate who hopes to obtain his license while awaiting his green card. The court has 90 days to make a decision, but indicated there could be legal roadblocks along the lines of a state law license being a public benefit.

House GOP puts immigration on back burner - Wall Street Journal With the prospect of military intervention in Syria and federal spending soon to take center stage in Congress, it's appearing immigration reform will have to wait. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, said in an interview that "we pass bills all the time that don't get passed all the way through and signed into law."

Bushes focus on immigration debate to reclaim their influence - New York Times From the story: "...as the focus on military action in Syria drags former President George W. Bush’s Iraq war policy back into the spotlight, the Bush family is quietly but forcefully gearing up for another, still-developing debate: The fight on Capitol Hill over a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws — a discussion critical to protecting the Bushes’ legacy."

Congress may go after con artists who offer help in immigration cases - Fox News Latino With fraud targeting immigrants rampant, and more scams feared if immigration reform passes, "bills in both chambers are meant to address a potential spike in legal fraud against immigrants if Congress approves pathways to citizenship under comprehensive immigration reform."

Latino buying power gets movie studios' attention - NPR On the success of "Instructions Not Included," a hit comedy that's almost entirely in Spanish but was made with audiences in both Mexico and the United States in mind. The film made more than $22,000 over the past weekend, although it played in fewer than 350 U.S. theaters.

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