How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: 'Trust Act' moves ahead in CA, border device searches, business and advocacy groups push reform, more

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Calif. Senate clears way for revised 'Trust Act,' which aims to limit deportations - Southern California Public Radio The state Senate has approved a bill that seeks to limit who state and local cops can hold for deportation at the request of federal agents. A previous version was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year.

The border is a back door for U.S. device searches - New York Times Newly released documents shed light on "what until now has been a largely secretive process that enables the government to create a travel alert for a person, who may not be a suspect in an investigation, then detain that individual at a border crossing and confiscate or copy any electronic devices that person is carrying."

Immigrant advocates, labor and business rally together for immigration reform - Southern California Public Radio Business, advocacy and labor leaders held a series of joint events around the state yesterday, including in Los Angeles, to rally for immigration reform and a path to citizenship as Congress returns to session. It's an unusual alliance in that business groups have traditionally backed immigration reform more from the perspective of employer needs.

A chat with Phil Yu, the creator of 'Angry Asian Man' - NPR An interview with the prolific blogger, who has been documenting the Asian American experience - angrily, on occasion - since 2001: "The idea of an angry Asian anything is kind of an affront to people's general perceptions of Asians in America. I think a lot of time we get pegged as very subservient, docile, passive."

Latino winemakers rise in California, through the ranks - New York Times On a "tiny but growing fraternity of Mexican-American winemakers, many of them farmworkers’ children who now pursue wine business degrees or study viticulture and oenology." Some grew up working in fields alongside parents who picked grapes for minimal pay.

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