How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Latinos and immigration fears, migrant kids starting school in US, executive action worries, more

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The data on white anxiety over Hispanic immigration - Washington Post An academic study suggests that public anxiety driven by immigration news doesn't just concern the rule of law. From the story: "When immigrants are Hispanic, white Americans worry a lot more...Unsurprisingly, those who read a negatively-toned immigration story expressed less support for immigration. But the impact of seeing a negative story featuring a Mexican immigrant was double the size of a negative story about the Russian Immigrant."

Democrats to White House: Immigration's your call - Politico As President Obama weighs taking executive action on immigration, some Senate Democrats have concerns about the political fallout. From the story: "...there’s palpable fear that Obama could cause trouble for the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats if he decides to circumvent Congress before the elections to make immigration changes through executive action. Such a move could complicate the reelection bids of Democrats in red states like Arkansas, North Carolina, Louisiana and Alaska."

LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants - Los Angeles Times As the academic school year begin, school districts are preparing to take in new students who recently arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America. Los Angeles Unified School District officials aren't sure yet how many they will get, but they are planning ahead. From the story: "'I am planning for 1,000 this year, but I will know more when our doors open,' " L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy said just before the nation's second-largest district started its school year on Tuesday."

Immigration policy leaves refugee programs scrambling for funds - Washington Post When the number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the border hit crisis proportions this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement reallocated funding toward the crisis. But this money came out of funds used for refugee programs and services, and "taking the hit were grants that help refugees with employment, preventative health services and adaption to America and its school system."

A Surge Of Migrants At The Border ... Of Spain - NPR Spain is experiencing its "biggest mass migration push" in decades. In recent days, "more than 1,200 African migrants have landed in Spain on rubber rafts or flimsy boats in recent days. Many of them are women and children, now in Red Cross shelters packed beyond capacity. At one such facility with 500 beds, there are 1,200 temporary residents."

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