Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: More migration from Asia, immigrant advocates protest CA sheriff group, LGBT marriage visas, more

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Asian newcomers drive immigration - Wall Street Journal More on how a growing number of immigrants from Asia are arriving in the U.S. as migration from Latin America has slowed. An analysis of census data shows that the nation's foreign-born Asian population grew last year by more than 309,000, compared with 207,000 for 2011. Meanwhile, foreign-born Latinos increased by an estimated 47,000.

Frustration with White House mounts for immigration advocates - Washington Post Immigrant advocates are upset after President Obama remarked in a Tuesday interview with Telemundo that he would not consider extending deferred action to more immigrants than the young people it now covers. Some advocates had been hoping he would do so as a "Plan B" if Congress fails to pass immigration reform.

Activists protest sheriff's group in push for anti-deportation bill - Los Angeles Times Advocates pushing for a California bill known as the 'Trust Act' protested Wednesday outside the headquarters of the California State Sheriffs' Association, which is opposed to the measure. The bill would limit who state and local police can hold for deportation at the request of federal agents. It's awaiting approval from Gov. Jerry Brown.

Facebook's Zuckerberg talks immigration, national security at D.C. event - Washington Post During a live interview in Washington, D.C.'s Newseum, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed his role as an advocate for immigration reform: "Comprehensive immigration reform, Zuckerberg said, is as vital to this country’s economy as reforming the rules to allow highly skilled workers to work in the U.S., and he believes it makes sense to do both at the same time."

LGBT immigrants could face hard road applying for marriage visas - ColorLines Some worry that the rules involved in the visa process - including government checks to make sure the marriage is valid - could have unintended consequences: "...for LGBT couples who may not be out to their families, communities, neighbors or bosses, the prospect of a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer showing up at their apartment building or calling their mother to ask about the relationship poses a pretty serious risk."

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