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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Reform alliance weakens, Dreamer border protest, detainee hunger strike, stolen passports, more

Immigration reform demonstrators hold signs in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013. With no vote yet on a immigration overhaul, an alliance that has evolved between left-leaning immigration reform advocates and right-leaning church, business and other groups that have pushed Congress for an immigration vote could be losing steam.
Immigration reform demonstrators hold signs in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013. With no vote yet on a immigration overhaul, an alliance that has evolved between left-leaning immigration reform advocates and right-leaning church, business and other groups that have pushed Congress for an immigration vote could be losing steam. Kitty Felde/KPCC

Right-left immigration alliance fraying - Politico Conservative-leaning activists from churches, business and other groups have been applying pressure to lawmakers in hopes of pushing a vote on immigration reform, but "with an overhaul seeming less likely with each passing day, liberal immigration groups say their allies on the right aren’t going far enough."

Otay protest targets immigration policy - UT San Diego In another one in a series of border protests that began last year, 21 young people in graduation garb presented themselves at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego on Monday and requested asylum. Many had been deported; they said they "would have qualified for deportation reprieve under new federal immigration policy but missed it because of circumstances or technicalities." They were taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Immigration Detainees On Hunger Strike Threatened With Force Feeding, Attorney Claims - Fox News Latino Detainees at a Tacoma, Wash. immigrant detention center who have been on a hunger strike since Friday could be force-fed, according to an immigrant rights attorney. Under federal rules, "any detainee who doesn't eat for 72 hours will be referred for medical evaluation and possible treatment."

Can GOP Neutralize Immigration as Election Issue? - Associated Press From the story: "The issue is no easy solution for Democrats needing to gain 17 seats to win back the House majority. Democratic campaign officials are focusing on about two dozen GOP-held seats where immigration could be a factor, but they rank only nine in the top tier of possible pickups."

Terror Links to Stolen Passports Discounted in Malaysia Jet Inquiry - New York Times Authorities say that two Iranian men who used stolen passports to board a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing this weekend "were unlikely to be linked to terrorist groups," and that one was a 19-year-old migrant trying to get to Germany. However, the stolen passports have raised questions about security and possible human trafficking.

Latino media shifts focus from GOP to Obama - Washington Post From the story: "After months of hammering away at Republicans to act on immigration reform, the Latino media is increasingly shifting its focus to President Obama, urging him to unilaterally slow deportations.
'There has been a shift within the Hispanic media,' Jorge Ramos, the influential Univision anchor.' "

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