How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Illegal immigration may be picking back up, Sikh professor attacked in NY, border deaths in TX, more

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Salvadoran migrants run to jump on a northbound train in Lecheria, 30 kilometers north of Mexico City, in June 2010. A new study suggests that after a decline in recent years, illegal immigration to the United States may be picking up once more.

Pew study tracks the ebb and flow of undocumented immigrants in US - Southern California Public Radio After a decline in recent years, a new study from the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that the nation's unauthorized immigration population is back on the rise as the economy rebounds. But it's not happening uniformly: In California, for example, which over the years has lost some of its popularity as an immigrant-receiving state, there's no sign of an increase.

House Republicans say they'll act on immigration reform this year - Washington Post In spite of the apparent breakup last week of a bipartisan House coalition that was working on immigration reform, House Republican leaders say they have not given up on the idea. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) says his panel is working on "four new pieces of legislation dealing with border-control laws," but details are scarce.

Police: NYC mob attacks Sikh professor, thinking he's Muslim - USA Today A Columbia University professor was seriously injured Saturday "by a mob that apparently believed he was a Muslim." More from the story: "Police say Prabjot Singh, a 31-year-old Sikh, was attacked just blocks from his home by a group of more than 20 young men on bikes who called him a terrorist and shouted 'Get Osama!' " The attack is being investigated as a hate crime.

Bodies pile up in Texas as immigrants adopt new routes over border - Associated Press From the story: "...immigrants are shifting their migration routes away from the well-worn paths into Arizona and instead crossing into deep southern Texas. The changing patterns have put an extra burden on local governments with limited experience in such matters and even fewer financial resources."

Children cross Mexican border to receive a U.S. education - Washington Post On the daily commute of U.S.-born children from the Mexican border community of Palomas into Columbus, New Mexico, where many attend school: "Nearly three out of four students at Columbus Elementary, the school closest to the border, live in Palomas and were born to Mexican parents."

For migrants, new land of opportunity is Mexico - New York Times On how Mexico's reported foreign-born population "nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, and officials now say the pace is accelerating as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration." This includes Americans, although among the U.S. citizens moving to Mexico are many children of Mexican-born parents who have returned, some due to deportation.

The Fung brothers explain Asian life in the 626 - Los Angeles Daily News Comedians and YouTube stars Andrew and David Fung are back with another satirical video - and an award "for spotlighting Asian businesses in the San Gabriel Valley." Their witty takes on Asian American identity have landed them about 87,900 subscribers and more than 8 million views.

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