How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Weekend reform rallies, California driver licenses, record deportations, more

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Demonstrators at a May Day immigration reform march in downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2013. A series of immigration reform rallies, including one in Hollywood, are planned in cities around the U.S. this Saturday as immigration reform proponents try to push Congress to act on an overhaul.

Immigration reform in spotlight again across U.S. - Associated Press Rallies and other actions are planned in 150 cities around the country this Saturday, as immigration reform proponents hold a coordinated "National Day for Dignity and Respect" in hopes of getting Congress to act on an immigration overhaul. Among the marches planned is a large one in Hollywood.

Potential pitfalls as California hails new licenses for immigrants - Los Angeles Times California became the tenth state Thursday to allow driving privileges for unauthorized immigrants. Proponents say it will boost public safety. But some states offering similar licenses have had problems, including with identity fraud.

President Obama heads toward deportation milestone as immigration reform flounders - New York Daily News The number of deportations under the Obama administration is expected to soon hit 2 million, more that under any other U.S. presidential administration. Obama continues to face criticism from immigrant advocates over his tough enforcement record.

Shutdown squeeze: Agent loses financial security while working border security - ABC News An interview with a U.S. Border Patrol agent who, like many federal employees, has continued to work during the shutdown as ordered. He worries about how the shutdown could affect the earnings his family depends on if it continues.

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