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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Senate GOP opposition to deportation reviews, law license bill in FL, Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' controversy, more

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22 Senate GOPers: ‘Grave concern’ on deportations - Politico In a letter Thursday, a group of Republican members  Senate stated their opposition to the Obama administration's review of deportation policies and how they might be revised. From the story: "The 22 Senate Republicans — representing some of the most conservative — accuse Obama of 'incrementally nullifying immigration enforcement' since he took office in 2009, and even warn that the administration is 'allowing preventable crimes harming innocent people to take place every day.' ”

Immigration push threatens to divide Republicans - Fox News As some Senate GOP lawmakers go after the Obama administration for reviewing deportations, Republican House Speaker John Boehner is indicating he's frustrated by House GOP colleagues who don't want to act on an immigration bill. From the story: "During a talk to a local Rotary Club, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, (Boehner) mocked fellow Republicans for their resistance to an immigration bill. 'Here's the attitude. Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,' Boehner said, according to the paper, pretending to whine as he talked."

Bill would allow illegal immigrants to get Florida law licenses - Orlando Sentinel A bill has passed the Florida state senate that would allow some unauthorized immigrants to practice law in the state, similar to a California measure that took effect in January. The Democratic-sponsored bill comes after the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Jose Godinez-Samperio, a law school graduate born in Mexico who passed the state bar exam in 2011, could not be admitted due to his status.

Obama pushes immigration bill during S. Korea stop - USA Today During a U.S. naturalization ceremony for military services members and their spouses on Friday, President Obama urged passage of a broad immigration overhaul: "With a Senate-passed immigration bill pending in the Republican-run House, Obama added that 'we've got to fix our broken immigration system and pass common-sense immigration reform' as soon as possible."

Avril Lavigne's Hello Kitty video pulled amid criticism - CBC A video for the Canadian pop singer's new "Hello Kitty" single has been pulled off YouTube, following a flurry of criticism over cultural appropriation. The video shows  Lavigne singing and dancing backed by four Asian women "Harajuku Girls"-style and surrounded by cultural props.

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