How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Another House proposal taking shape, CA domestic worker bill signed, AZ driver licenses, more

Domestic Worker Rally

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Domestic workers rally in Sacramento, Calif. earlier this year for the "Domestic Worker Bill of Rights," signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure allows domestic workers, many of them immigrants, to be paid for overtime.

Immigration reform framework takes shape - MSNBC Another possible deal in the works supported by House Judiciary Committee chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) "would go something like this. Undocumented immigrants would get permission to live and work in the country if they met certain requirements. But, except perhaps for some who arrived as children, they would neither be eligible for a special 'path to citizenship' nor would they be blocked from applying for a green card and eventual citizenship through existing channels."

Eight things to know about California's Domestic Worker Bill of Rights - Southern California Public Radio The bulk of the people affected by California's landmark bill, signed into law Thursday, are immigrant women. From the story: "Most domestic workers are Latina, according to advocates. Many of them are immigrants, and some are here illegally. There are also growing numbers of Filipina and Chinese domestic workers."

Guatemala massacre is focus of Moreno Valley man's immigration trial - Los Angeles Times Jorge Sosa, a Guatemalan immigrant, is accused of participating in a massacre when he was a soldier during that country's civil war three decades ago: "Prosecutors said Sosa fired into the well where the bodies had been dumped and also threw in a grenade. Years later, the remains of more than 160 would be removed from the well." Sosa is charged with lying on his U.S. citizenship application.

Colo. immigrants face uncertainty after floods - Associated Press After the devastating recent floods in Colorado, unauthorized immigrants have "returned to their mobile home parks in flood-ravaged Colorado to find that there was little left to salvage." Unlike some other victims, they have no flood insurance, and their lack of legal status bars them from federal aid.

Arizona pushes new illegal immigration fight, but other states steer clear - Christian Science Monitor From the story: "...the state stands mostly alone in making driver's licenses the next frontier in the fight against illegal immigration.Only Nebraska has joined Arizona in withholding driver's licenses from candidates eligible for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program." Many states, including California, have been moving in the opposite direction.

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