How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: SCA 5 and Asian American political clout, immigrant advocates prepare to meet Pope, more

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SCA 5: A political coming-of-age story for Chinese-Americans - Southern California Public Radio The controversy over SCA 5, a California proposal to reinstate affirmative action in state universities, has become a watershed moment in the evolution of Chinese American political clout. Chinese American groups who feared the initiative might cost their children spots in college mobilized, calling lawmakers, circulating petitions, and eventually stalling SCA 5 for this year.

SoCal Immigration Coalition Prepares For Trip To Vatican, Meeting With Pope Francis - CBS Los Angeles A group of 17 immigrant advocates is planning to travel to the Vatican to meet in person with Pope Francis and discuss immigration reform with him. Members of the group, which includes two children, said L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez helped make the trip happen. They leave for Rome late Friday.

More than 100 immigrants found at suspected stash house in Texas - CNN  Police rescued more than 100 men, women and children as young as age five on Wednesday from a suspected Houston stash house, where they were being held against their will. The migrants are from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.

DREAMER Bill Giving Undocumented Immigrants In-State Tuition Rates Passes Through Florida House - Fox News Latino The Florida House has approved a bill that would let students who are in the U.S. illegally pay in-state tuition for college. Several states have adopted similar measures, including California.

Maps Reveal How Immigration Transformed Boston’s Neighborhoods - Wired From the story: "In 1910, Boston was the fifth biggest city in the United States, with a population just over 670,000. It was the second busiest port of entry for foreigners at the time, and 240,000 of its citizens were foreign born. A new exhibit at the Boston Public Library uses maps, modern and historic photos, and census data to illustrate how waves of immigration shaped the city and its individual neighborhoods in the 20th century — and continue to shape them today."

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