How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Border shooting investigated, executive action and startups, danger for deported Honduran kids, more

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U.S. prosecutors investigating 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales - Tucson Sentinel U.S. investigators are reconstructing the scene of a cross-border shooting that killed 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in 2012. From the story: "The teen was walking along a street in Nogales, Son., when he was shot approximately 10 times by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Most of the bullets struck him in the back and the boy died on the sidewalk just four blocks from his home." His family has sued the U.S. government.

How an Executive Order on Immigration Could Help Startups - Slate As President Obama weighs executive action on immigration, some possible changes could wind up benefiting small businesses owned by immigrant entrepreneurs. From the story: "An executive order might, for example, remove the dependents of green card holders from the official caps, which could increase worker green card numbers to nearly 300,000."

For a Honduran mom, deportation means a child vanishes - Washington Post The story of Honduran parents whose 10-year-old daughter disappeared en route to the United States, when the vehicle she was riding in kept going after theirs was stopped by authorities in Mexico. They were deported while over the next 20 days, the girl traveled close to 1,200 miles across Mexico before being detained. She was eventually returned to her parents in Honduras.

In Honduras, U.S. deportees seek to journey north again - Los Angeles Times On the violence that young people who leave Honduras are fleeing, and that those deported there return to. Some die shortly after coming back. From the story: "'There are many youngsters who only three days after they've been deported are killed, shot by a firearm,' said Hector Hernandez, who runs the morgue in San Pedro Sula. 'They return just to die.' At least five, perhaps as many as 10, of the 42 children slain here since February had been recently deported from the U.S., Hernandez said."

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