Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Changing immigration priorities, DC protest, Anaheim's Little Arabia, more

According to a new Gallup survey, Americans are placing less of an emphasis on border security than they were in 2011, and are more concerned with addressing unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.
According to a new Gallup survey, Americans are placing less of an emphasis on border security than they were in 2011, and are more concerned with addressing unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. David McNew/Getty Images

Polls: Public's immigration priorities changing - CNN According to a new Gallup survey, 44 percent of respondents said it's "extremely important" for the U.S. to come up with a way of dealing with unauthorized immigrants. In 2011, Americans leaned more heavily toward establishing border security as a priority. 

Immigration Protest Near White House Ends in Arrests - NBC News From the story: "A protest led by immigration-reform activists ended in arrests on Monday as religious leaders, immigrants, and supporters gathered in front of the White House to call for change in deportation policies that they believe are inhumane and immoral."

The debate over Little Arabia: What’s in a name? - Southern California Public Radio In Anaheim, Calif., some Arab American small business owners are hoping to get the city council to designate their neighborhood as "Little Arabia." The idea has been gaining traction, with the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau including the informal designation for the first time in new visitor guides. But not all locals are thrilled about the idea.

McCain Presses for Immigration Overhaul This Year - Wall Street Journal Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Sunday in an interview that he doesn't think an immigration overhaul is impossible this year. From the story: “I won’t give up,” said Mr. McCain, who has long supported overhauling the nation’s immigration system.  “We have the broadest coalition of support of any legislation I’ve ever been involved in: big business, small business, evangelicals, the Catholic Church.”

Missteps in Covered California's marketing campaign to Latinos - KQED From the story: "Perhaps Covered California’s biggest mistake was simply translating ads developed in English for a general audience into Spanish. This ignores the importance of cultural relevance." The number of Latinos in the state who have signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act so far has fallen short of goals.

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