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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Military Dreamers, deportation holds, border use-of-force, more

The White House is reportedly holding off on a Pentagon plan that would allow certain young unauthorized immigrants who grew up in the United States to enlist in the military, in the event that the House act on a broader immigration plan. House GOP leaders recently resisted a similar legislative proposal.
The White House is reportedly holding off on a Pentagon plan that would allow certain young unauthorized immigrants who grew up in the United States to enlist in the military, in the event that the House act on a broader immigration plan. House GOP leaders recently resisted a similar legislative proposal. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Pentagon Plan to Enlist Young Immigrants Is Delayed at White House’s Request - New York Times The White House is holding off on a Pentagon plan that would allow certain young unauthorized immigrants who grew up in the United States to enlist in the military, "to avoid any conflict with House Republicans considering whether to move on immigration legislation." House GOP leaders recently opposed a legislative proposal that would create a similar program.

Flow of border immigrants overwhelming agencies - Houston Chronicle From the story: "The flow of Central and South Americans through South Texas has become an unmanageable torrent within the past month, overwhelming the Border Patrol, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is charged with placing thousands of unaccompanied minors who have been arrested." Many are being taken to public bus stations, released with an order to appear in immigration court.

Local, federal authorities at odds over holding some immigrant inmates - Los Angeles Times About 100 local governments around the country have decided to stop honoring requests from federal agents to detain potentially deportable inmates once they're otherwise eligible for release, including more than a dozen California counties. However, some observers believe "the changes could impair President Obama's current immigration enforcement strategy, which relies on collaboration between local law enforcement authorities and federal agents."

Use-of-force policy tightened for Border Patrol - USA Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has released "an uncensored, scathing report on the agency's prior use-of-force policies. That report, kept secret for 15 months, revealed that in at least two use-of-force deaths since 2010, agents violated CBP policies."

Britain’s New Immigrants, From Romania and Bulgaria, Face Hostilities - New York Times On how some newcomers to Britain from these Eastern European countries "say they are made to feel like second-class citizens, more so than the migrants from affluent countries in Western Europe, despite having equal legal rights."

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