How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Infosys pays record fine, dangerous routes into Europe, 'sanctuary' laws, more

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Tunisian would-be immigrants wait for their belongings after disembarking from the "Spica," an Italian navy vessel that rescued them at sea on March 15, 2011. More migrants have been dying en route to Europe, including more than 300 migrants from Africa who died in a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa in early October.

Tech giant Infosys pays record fine over immigration violations - Southern California Public Radio Immigration officials said Wednesday that the India-based tech outsourcing company has paid a record $34 fine in a settlement after being accused of visa fraud. Federal officials allege that the company, which has several U.S. offices, brought thousands of foreign workers into the U.S. on visas intended only for short-term stays.

How do illegal immigrants get into the European Union? - CNN More migrants bound for Europe have been dying en route, including more than 300 people from Africa who died in a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa this month. While many of Europe's unauthorized immigrants arrived on visas and overstayed, at least 72,000 people - some of them refugees from violence in Syria and Afghanistan - came illegally last year by land and by sea, an especially dangerous journey.

Pressure on House to vote on immigration renews focus on enforcement, 'sanctuary' laws - Fox News Some conservatives opposed to immigration reform in Congress are rallying around a report from an pro-restriction advocacy group "showing 103 U.S. cities, towns and counties have resolutions, ordinances, executive actions and other initiatives 'designed to thwart federal law enforcement efforts.' ”

Mexican immigrant fought deportation and won - USA Today The story of Fani Gonzales, a Tennessee mother and Mary Kay cosmetics sales director who was determined "to stay in the United States long enough for immigration reform to catch up with her status." After several meetings with immigration officials, she was granted prosecutorial discretion, allowing her to stay in the United States.

Cross-border tunnel found in San Diego - UT San Diego A sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel discovered Wednesday that links Tijuana to San Diego is the eighth such tunnel discovered in the area since 2006. According to federal officials, about 75 tunnel have been found along the U.S.-Mexico border since 2008.

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