How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: A fatal smuggling attempt, GOP moves right on immigration, National Guard heads to border in TX, more

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2 Men Dead After Attempting To Cross San Ysidro Border In Car Trunk - KPBS Two men who were discovered in the trunk of an orange 2012 Dodge Challenger around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday were found not breathing when officials came across them. One man died at the scene, and the other at a hospital near the San Diego-area border crossing. Both men were Mexican citizens.

5 Things to Know About Immigration and the U.S. Economy - NBC News A few immigration facts as Congress takes its August break while President Obama weighs executive action on immigration reform. Among them: "Less than half of all immigrants are Hispanic or Latino. As of 2012, more than 40 million immigrants lived in the United States – but just 46 percent, or roughly 18 million, of these immigrants were Hispanic."

On Immigration, G.O.P. Starts to Embrace Tea Party - New York Times From the story: "A legislative year in which Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio set out to publicly marginalize the more vocal right-wing members of his conference ended with them emboldened, and with new leaders ready to bring the right back into the fold."

1,000 National Guard members head to Texas-Mexico border - KHOU In response to a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry for a "force multiplier" to help deal with Central American migrants, a thousand Texas National Guard members "are about to assume their duties on the border but critics question whether their role is either too limited or broad."

U.S. officials released thousands of immigrants facing deportation but didn’t alert White House: report - New York Daily News According to an oversight report, federal officials "decided to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 strictly for budget reasons and didn’t tell the Homeland Security secretary about the plan...The lack of communication led the Obama administration to wrongly deny for weeks that 2,228 immigrants facing deportation had been released."


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