Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Reform may 'have to wait,' migrants allege abuse at border, protesters miff lawmakers, more

Protesters demanding immigration reform greet President Obama during an earlier visit to San Francisco. It's looking like a reform agreement won't be reached this year, as the year draws to a close with no consensus reached in Congress.
Protesters demanding immigration reform greet President Obama during an earlier visit to San Francisco. It's looking like a reform agreement won't be reached this year, as the year draws to a close with no consensus reached in Congress. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Pelosi: Immigration reform on hold - Politico From the story: "House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she spoke with Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday and asked when an overhaul to immigration laws could be considered in the House. 'He told me, yes we have to wait until next year,' Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday morning."

Report: Migrants at border report physical, verbal abuse - Southern California Public Radio Of more than a thousand recently-repatriated migrants surveyed in Mexico, 23 percent reported experiencing some form of verbal abuse after being apprehended by U.S. border agents, including racial slurs. Eleven percent complained of being subject to some form of physical abuse.

Latino groups reject charge that immigration protesters are harassing Republicans - NBC Latino Some GOP lawmakers have complained about immigration activists raising the pitch lately in their protests. From the story: "Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Politico the activists had killed reform. 'It’s over. It’s dead. They killed it...' " But Latino leaders say the protesters' tactics are justifiable.

A Midwestern meatpacking town welcomes immigrants - NPR On Garden City, Kansas, a meatpacking industry where "newcomers have doubled the population to roughly 30,000, and turned a white cowtown into a cultural crossroads where minorities are now the majority."

FDNY sends ambulance bill to ‘Unknown Asian’ - New York Post From the story: "When the female patient was transported at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 1 for a 'drug or intoxication' issue, she could not be identified by name but a person accompanying them said the patient lived in a New School dorm so the EMS workers filled out the form with 'unknown' for the first name and 'Asian' for the last name, the source said."

U.S., Mexico Officials Break Ground On San Diego Border Infrastructure Project - KPBS From the story: "The 2.5-mile state Route 11 will be built in three stages. The $112 million first segment will include connectors to state Route 905 and a stretch of new highway...Segments planned for the future will extend the highway to the border and create a new border crossing." Toll roads and other plans aim to ease cross-border travel and trade.

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