Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Border use of force, the Mexican American success story, Maryland 'Trust Act,' more

Inside Los Angeles' La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a museum dedicated to telling the story of the city's Mexican origins. In a recent study of L.A. immigrants, researchers concluded that when success is measured by what's accomplished from generation to generation, Mexican Americans come out ahead.
Inside Los Angeles' La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a museum dedicated to telling the story of the city's Mexican origins. In a recent study of L.A. immigrants, researchers concluded that when success is measured by what's accomplished from generation to generation, Mexican Americans come out ahead. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Homeland Security reviewing border use-of-force - Associated Press The new Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson, has reportedly been reviewing the department's use of force policies since taking office in December. The department's policies have been under renewed fire after a recent incident near San Diego, in which a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a suspected illegal border crosser who was throwing rocks. An independent report recently criticized the agency for "lack of diligence" in investigating agents who open fire.

Don’t Tell Amy Chua: Mexicans Are the Most Successful Immigrants - TIME In a study on the success rates of children of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, researchers concluded that Mexican Americans come out ahead when progress is measured by what's accomplished from generation to generation.

Most in US wouldn't eject illegal immigrants; a minority would OK citizenship - Christian Science Monitor More on a new Pew Research poll that has almost three-fourths of respondents saying that unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. shouldn't have to leave the country if they meet certain requirements. However, "support wanes on the issue of allowing such immigrants a path to full-fledged US citizenship, with just 46 percent in favor."

Advocates square off over state immigration bill - Baltimore Sun A Maryland proposal similar to California's recently enacted Trust Act "would frequently require local jails to ignore requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold immigrants for 48 hours beyond when they would normally be released." The idea is to limit deportations under the federal Secure Communities enforcement program.

Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men - Los Angeles Times President Obama has announced a new program called My Brother's Keeper and has "ordered the federal government to focus resources on programs that had been proven to help minority young men stay out of trouble, succeed in school and land good jobs."

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