Californian county votes in health services measure for illegal immigrants - Reuters Voters in the Bay Area's Alameda County have approved a measure that's expected to raise money for health clinics to treat immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, and who are excluded from state health programs as well as health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act. The measure is expected to raise $100 million for health clinics per year.
Brewer letter to Obama: Don’t release immigrants at crowded Arizona bus stations - Arizona Daily Star Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is urging the White House to stop a policy of releasing unauthorized immigrants arrested along the southern border at Arizona bus stations, with notices to appear in immigration court. From the story: "In a two-page letter, Brewer called the policy 'dangerous and unconscionable,' and wrote it was disconcerting that no state agency was notified about the operation."
70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them? - Mother Jones Exploring the dramatic spike in unaccompanied children and teens crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, which has reached crisis proportions. From the story: "This year, officials have told advocates they anticipate the numbers to double again, to as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children. That's equivalent to every single student in Dallas' 81 public middle and high schools getting up and walking across the border in a single year."
Robert Garcia Becomes First Openly Gay and First Latino Mayor of Long Beach - NBC Southern California In Tuesday's election, Long Beach City Councilman Robert Garcia was voted in as mayor of Long Beach. At 36, he's not only the youngest person to become mayor of the port city, but also the first Latino and first openly gay mayor. Garcia was born in Peru and came to the U.S. with his family at age 5.
New Armenian-American reality TV show sparks outcry - Southern California Public Radio From the piece: "'Glendale Life,' produced by and slated to air locally on USArmenia TV, follows nine young and affluent Armenian-Americans as they go about their lives. The trailer of the series shows the cast partying, clubbing in Hollywood, drinking, and getting plastic surgery, among other things." The AirTalk audience chimes in with comments.