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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Activists push to halt deportations, a rise in immigration prosecutions, Elvira Arellano returns, more

Honduran migrants deported from the United States walk on the tarmac of Toncontin Airport in August, 2011. With immigration reform unlikely in 2014, immigrant rights advocates have stepped up their push for the Obama administration to halt deportations. The White House announced last week that it would review deportation practices.
Honduran migrants deported from the United States walk on the tarmac of Toncontin Airport in August, 2011. With immigration reform unlikely in 2014, immigrant rights advocates have stepped up their push for the Obama administration to halt deportations. The White House announced last week that it would review deportation practices. Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images

As Immigration Reform Sputters, Activists Begin Focusing On Stopping Deportations - Fox News Latino Immigrant rights advocates have for some time advocated a "Plan B" with the aim of pushing the White House to take executive action on deportations. With immigration reform unlikely in 2014, the campaign to get President Obama to halt deportations is heating up. The White House announced it would review deportation practices last week.

Report: Rise in unlawful reentry prosecutions drives increase in federal criminal convictions - Southern California Public Radio A federal policy that since 2005 has led to migrants caught along parts of the southern border being prosecuted for illegal entry has driven a spike in immigration-related federal crimes, and an overall increase in federal convictions. It's also changed the demographic makeup of federal offenders.

Swiss Begin to Count Cost of Immigration Limits - New York Times From the story: "One month after the Swiss voted to clamp down on immigration, putting the country at loggerheads with the 28-nation European Union and its policy of free movement of people, Switzerland is confronting the practical complexities and potentially substantial economic costs of turning the anti-immigration vote into new laws and regulation."

Activist Immigrant Who Took Refuge In Chicago Church Returns To U.S. - CBS Chicago Elvira Arellano, who made headlines in 2007 when she fought to stay in the U.S. and was eventually deported to Mexico, has returned to the U.S. seeking asylum for humanitarian reasons. She presented herself at the Tijuana border crossing on Tuesday, leading a group of protesters seeking similar relief.

Tech flips the script on immigration reform - The Hill Compete America, a group representing major tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has added to its website "a counter that tallies the number of U.S. jobs not created due to limits on H-1B work visas. The tactic flips the script on immigration reform foes, who have argued that an overhaul would cause wages to fall and unemployment to rise."

Would-be immigrants storm Spanish enclave on Moroccan coast - CNN The Spanish government has sent police reinforcements to Melilla, a Spanish enclave on Morocco's north coast, "after more than a thousand would-be immigrants to Europe from Mali and Cameroon rushed en masse to try to illegally enter Spain. Under cover of dense fog, on Tuesday just before 8 a.m., the young men climbed a section of the six-meter-tall, chain-link fence that had not been reinforced, while Moroccan and Spanish security forces tried desperately to prevent them."

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