How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Obama's exchange with SF heckler, path to citizenship poll, photos from detention, more

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As Obama makes turn to immigration, protests that he's not doing enough - CNN President Obama is renewing his push for immigration reform, a theme he stressed while speaking in San Francisco on Monday. But "even as he made his pitch at a recreation center serving mainly Chinese-Americans in San Francisco, Obama was loudly interrupted by a group who says the President's not doing enough to end deportations of undocumented immigrants."

Transcript and Video: Obama Debates Protester Over Deportations - Wall Street Journal A transcript and video of President Barack Obama’s Monday immigration speech in San Francisco and his much-talked-about exchange with a heckler who was protesting deportations: "The man later identified himself as Ju Hong, and said immigration law kept him from seeing his family for Thanksgiving."

Obama willing to split up immigration bill - USA Today President Obama said Monday he is willing to split a sweeping immigration overhaul into pieces if that's what will get it passed: "It's Thanksgiving. We can carve that bird into multiple pieces — a drumstick here, breast meat there." But he said it must still include elements like a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, something many Republicans have opposed.

Most Americans back path to citizenship for immigrants - Los Angeles Times From the story: "...most Americans support a cornerstone of the proposed changes -- a path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States illegally, according to new polling released Monday. Support for the citizenship route has held steady at 63% throughout 2013 -- rising slightly among Republicans and dipping among political independents."

In California, a vision of Republicans' challenge on immigration - Reuters On Central Valley Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, one of three GOP House members backing a Democratic-backed comprehensive immigration reform bill, and how "in California, he is closer to the mainstream and represents a path forward for his party that begins by facing the human side of undocumented immigrants."

An immigrant's dream, detained - New York Times A photo essay from Southern California's Adelanto immigrant detention center, where many immigrants from the Los Angeles area are held as they await or fight deportation. Among the detainees was a 75-year-old man, fighting deportation proceedings; he said he's spent 44 years in the United States.

Redskins name condemned by black and Latino groups outside FedEx Field - Washington Post California's Coachella Valley isn't the only place where a team name is deemed offensive. On Monday, a multiracial group of protesters picketed outside a Washington Redskins game, demanding the team's name be changed. The football team's name has prompted a long-running controversy.

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