How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Executive action hopes, lawsuit over expedited deportations, migrant youth shelters, more

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As Obama returns, advocates look for executive action - The Hill Now that President Obama has returned from vacation, advocates are hoping he'll soon move forward on immigration. The president has stated that he'll take executive action on immigration in the near future, a move some hope will spare more immigrants from deportation and make it easier for businesses to hire foreign workers.

Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited deportations of Central American families - Washington Post Civil rights groups have filed suit asking a federal court to stop the expedited deportations of families and children held at a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico. The complaint alleges that "the Department of Homeland Security has denied due process rights to the families as it seeks to deport the hundreds of undocumented immigrants being housed there."

Federal government ends hunt for housing for children crossing border - Washington Post More on how the Obama administration "has quietly abandoned its aggressive months-long search for emergency shelters across the nation as the number of children illegally crossing the southern border alone continues to drop."

Republicans More Focused on Immigration as Top Problem - Gallup From the poll results: "Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are significantly more likely than Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents to say that immigration and moral decline are top problems in the U.S., while Democrats are more likely to mention poverty and education."

Spain’s ‘nice police’ protect immigrants from living in fear - CCTV On Spain's immigrant-friendly EDATI officers, who assist "a part of society that often find themselves abandoned: undocumented immigrants. Unlike the rest of Spanish police who might arrest or deport them, the EDATI teaches immigrants their rights. By bringing them to health and legal clinics, EDATI helps protect them from exploitation."


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