Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: 'Deporter-in-chief' fact check, NY 'Dream Act' voted down, Canada border terror arrest, more

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PolitiFact: Activist Janet Murguía calls Obama 'deporter-in-chief,' says he has deported more immigrants than other presidents - Tampa Bay Times Where does the National Council of La Raza leader's recent comment about President Obama's deportation record fall on the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter? From the story: "It’s too soon to say that Obama has deported more people than any other president. But with the information available, it looks like he’s on track to do so. We rate her claim Half True."

California man arrested near Canadian border on terror charges - CNN The federal Department of Justice says that 20-year-old Stockton college student Nicholas Teausant was arrested in Blaine, Washington and has been charged with "attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization." It's alleged that Teausant "traveled to the Canadian border with the intent of continuing on to Syria to join the terrorist organization known as al Qaeda in Iraq."

24 Can't Settle Score: Latino Vets See Racism Despite Medals - NBC News Twenty-four veterans, all but three of them now dead, are being awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in combat decades after their service; the majority of them are Latino. Some Latino vets perceive systemic discrimination in the military: “'We’re kind of an afterthought, like everyone else had to get theirs first,' said Ruben Treviso, 67, a retired Army sergeant who served in Vietnam during 1971 and 1972."

California Asian-Americans show strength in blocking affirmative action revival - San Jose Mercury-News More on the controversy over a California Senate proposal to reinstate affirmative action in state universities, which has stalled after failing to gain enough support. It was heavily opposed by some Asian American groups who feared their children would be passed up for admission to state campuses in favor of less-represented black and Latino students.

NY Senate rejects immigrant student ‘Dream Act’ - Washington Post The New York Senate has rejected a bill proposing state tuition assistance for college students who are in the U.S. illegally. California and several other states have passed similar measures.

Amnesty accuses Cyprus of holding refugees in prison conditions - Reuters Amnesty International has condemned the government of Cyprus, where thousands of migrants bound for Europe enter each year, for detaining "asylum seekers and refugees in prison-like conditions, sometimes breaking European Union law by holding them for more than an 18-month maximum."

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