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Immigration Fast

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Activists recently held an event in Brea, Calif. as they participated in national "Fast for Families" to push for immigration reform. A hunger strike on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. began Nov. 12.

'Fast for Families' immigration reform effort enters 20th day - USC Annenberg An interview with a protester from Texas who joined a hunger strike for immigration reform on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which began Nov. 12; now, "with some original fasters now growing too weak to continue to fast in public, organizers are calling for supporters of immigration reform nationwide to fast in solidarity."

On illegal immigration, more cities are rolling out a welcome mat - Christian Science Monitor In Tucson, Ariz., for example, city officials recently voted to modify how police officers implement immigration status checks under the state's controversial SB 1070 law: "For instance, minors may not be questioned away from an attorney or guardian, and people who report a crime can do so without fear of having their immigration status checked."

Heck shops his immigration reform bill in House - Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, a Republican, is promoting a draft bill that would cancel the deportation of young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before age 16. Those who qualify would receive conditional resident status, then eventually be put on a path to citizenship.

Caught between immigration law and time zones, developer loses job - Mashable The story of one Turkish web developer who built a New York-based company's website. After she wasn't approved for a work visa to remain in the U.S., her employer tried to continue the work relationship remotely, conferencing in different time zones. In the end, it proved too difficult.

Single Muslim hipster seeking same? You may be in luck. - NPR On the matchmaking website, aimed at young Muslims who are "third culture kids...children of immigrants or living in a country they weren't born in, balancing old traditions in a new setting." The site seeks to provide an alternative to parent-arranged marriages; shaadi is the Urdu word for "marriage."

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