How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Reform vs. other issues when Congress returns, Latino college enrollment, Asian American kids and bullying, more

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What about immigration reform? Congress running out of time - MSNBC From the story: "Per its current schedule, Congress has just nine working days in September, 14 days in October, eight days in November, and another eight in December." In that time, lawmakers also have Syria and federal spending to contend with.

An uphill battle for unauthorized immigrant law school grad - Southern California Public Radio In a hearing yesterday, the California Supreme Court indicated that federal laws governing public benefits could stand in the way of law school graduate Sergio Garcia obtaining his law license. Garcia was recommended for a license by the State Bar Association in 2011, but has spent years waiting for his green card to be processed.

College enrollment drops overall, but spikes among Latinos - NPR According to census data, college enrollment nationwide dropped by a half million between 2011 and 2012. But over the same period, Latino college enrollment increased by 447,000 students. It's part of a trend that began in the mid-2000s, with Latino college enrollment ticking up since.

Half of Asian American students in city middle and high schools have been bullied, new survey reveals - New York Daily News A survey of 160 students in the New York area reveals that many Asian American kids, among them Sikhs, have faced a disproportionate amount of bullying. One Sikh boy, who wears a turban, said he received taunts like "Osama" and terrorist."

Administration rebrands controversial immigration post to skirt funding cut-off - Fox News On the reported name change of the "public advocate" position within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an ombudsman-like position created last year that has been renamed as "deputy assistant director of 'Custody Programs and Community Outreach.'"

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