How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Rally in DC, California's new laws, immigrant jury duty bill vetoed, more

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Immigration reform demonstrators hold signs in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013.

Immigration rally allowed on National Mall despite shutdown - USA Today Thousands of demonstrators were cleared to rally for immigration reform on the National Mall. Some are upset that the rally has proceeded in spite of the government shutdown, which prevented World War II veterans from gaining access to the Mall last week.

Undocumented immigrants in Calif. will benefit from new laws - NPR On California's new immigration bills, many of them signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in the last week. They include the Trust Act, aimed at reducing deportations, and a bill that allows unauthorized immigrants to apply for driver's licenses. Brown said in a statement this weekend: "While Washington waffles on immigration, California's moving ahead...I'm not waiting."

With TRUST Act, California blocks key deportation tool - KPBS The new state law "prohibits sheriff’s deputies and police officers from complying with requests from immigration authorities to keep people in jail for extra time...The holds are ICE’s primary tool used to deport immigrants under its Secure Communities program."

Jerry Brown vetoes bill on jury duty for legal immigrants - Sacramento Bee One immigrant-friendly California bill that Gov. Jerry Brown didn't sign would have let legal residents serve on juries. He vetoed it Monday, and stated in his veto message that "jury service, like voting, is a quintessential prerogative and responsibility of citizenship."

Border Patrol training suspended by partial government shutdown - Fox News Latino A New Mexico training center "and three others like it that train tens of thousands of federal law enforcement officers each year from 91 different federal agencies have been shut down by the budget fight in Washington."

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