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In immigration news: Tech industry pushes reform, military vets and deportation, success of bilingual crossover films, more

Silicon Valley readies immigration push - The Hill Tech industry leaders are hoping to put pressure on Congress to act on immigration reform by the end of the year with a series of events, including a "hackathon" next month for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally who arrived as minors. Taking a lead role in the push is FWD.us, an advocacy group launched by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Time running out for immigration reform - USA Today Immigration reform efforts in Congress have "lost momentum amid the partisan brinkmanship that led to the government shutdown. Some reform opponents believe the profound lack of trust between House Republicans and the White House all but ensures the issue won't proceed this year."

A permanent resident, veteran faces deportation - Military.com On the case of Neuris Richard Feliz, a 29-year-old veteran of the war in Iraq who "is to be deported for beating a man with an ax handle and serving three years in prison. That puts him among a small category of men and women who served America as permanent legal residents, not U.S. citizens, and committed crimes upon returning from the front, or in civilian life."

Asian-American band fights to trademark name 'The Slants' - NPR A band from Portland has spent years battling the United States Patent and Trademark Office over the band's name: "The PTO refused the band's two trademark applications, saying that 'slants' is a disparaging term for people of Asian descent. Now the band plans to take their case to a federal circuit court."

Success of bilingual crossover films shows Hollywood's paying attention to Latinos - Fox News Latino Crossover Spanish-language and bilingual films like “Instructions Not Included” and Pulling Strings” have become box-office hits. The latter "broke records, becoming the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the North American box office."

Deported woman beaten in Kosovo - New York Times The mother of the high school student whose recent deportation sparked mass protests in France has been beaten and hospitalized in Kosovo, to where the family was deported. French authorities say the deportation of the family was legal.

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