How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Supreme Court declines to revive part of SB 1070, more Latinos admitted to UC system, more

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Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law - Reuters The high court has decided not to hear an appeal from the state of Arizona to revive a provision in SB 1070, a controversial 2010 state measure, that would criminalize harboring and transporting immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Supreme Court justices upheld other parts of SB 1070 in 2012.

More Latino than white students admitted to UC schools - Associated Press For the first time, the University of California system has admitted more Latino California resident students than non-Latino white residents. From the story: "Preliminary admissions data show that 17,589 Latino students have been accepted as freshmen at one of the University of California's nine undergraduate campuses for the fall, or 29 percent of all 61,120 in-state applicants who were offered a spot. That compares to 16,378 white residents, who made up 27 percent of the admitted applicants."

A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border - New York Times The tragic story of Noemi Álvarez Quillay, a 12-year-old girl from Ecuador who left home in February to join her parents in New York, her second attempt to reach the U.S. She didn't make it: After being picked up with a coyote in Ciudad Juarez, she was taken to a youth shelter, where she committed suicide. The girl was part of a growing wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Immigration Activists Try to Ramp up Pressure on Obama Again - TIME Advocates are continuing to pressure the Obama administration to take executive action on immigration, especially to curb deportations. The latest is a memo released Monday by the AFL-CIO, which "outlines the steps it believes the Obama Administration can take to ease the impact of immigration enforcement on immigrant families."

Autopsy: Border Patrol Agent Shot Man Twice - Associated Press According to an autopsy report, a man who was shot dead by a Border Patrol agent in a mountainous area near San Diego in February was shot twice in the chest. Investigators said that Jesus Flores, 41, had been hurling rocks, including one "about the size of a basketball" and another that hit the agent.

Sheriffs Limit Detention of Immigrants - New York Times More on how a court decision in Oregon has affected how law enforcement agencies are dealing with immigrants. From the story: "Sheriffs in nine Oregon counties announced this week that they would no longer hold people in jail based on requests from federal immigration authorities after a United States magistrate judge in Portland ruled that an immigrant’s rights had been violated when she was held in a county jail on such a request."

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