Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: California's Vietnamese immigrants, Peña Nieto talks reform, Emmys 'diversity' flap, more

Businesses in Westminster, Calif., in a part of Orange County known as Little Saigon. According to a new report, 40 percent of the nearly 1.3 million Vietnamese immigrants in the United States live in California, concentrated in Orange, Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties.
Businesses in Westminster, Calif., in a part of Orange County known as Little Saigon. According to a new report, 40 percent of the nearly 1.3 million Vietnamese immigrants in the United States live in California, concentrated in Orange, Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties. mita_sho/Flickr (Creative Commons)

40 percent of nation's Vietnamese immigrants call California home - Southern California Public Radio According to a new report, 40 percent of the nearly 1.3 million Vietnamese immigrants in the United States reside in California. They are concentrated in Orange, Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties; the population in those three counties alone makes up about a quarter of the total U.S. Vietnamese immigrant population.

Mexican President Calls for Immigration Reform - ABC News During a two-day visit to California, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto talked of a need for the U.S. to reform its immigration system: "We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States," President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday. "This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society."

Marco Rubio interrupted by pro-immigration reform hecklers in South Carolina - CBS News Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, was heckled by immigration reform supporters during a Republican fundraiser this week; Rubio, one of the authors of a stalled Senate immigration reform package, has since gone back and forth on his position, with his initial support seen by some as "a political misstep."

Obama's Immigration Plans Irk Some Democrats - Wall Street Journal More on how some Democratic lawmakers are wary of President Obama's stated plans to take executive action on immigration: "Some conservative-state Democrats, all in tough election fights this fall, say Mr. Obama would be making an inappropriate end-run around Congress if he were to act on his own to ratchet back deportations."

The Emmy Awards Objectify Sofia Vergara During A Speech About Diversity On Television - Huffington Post One Emmys moment that didn't go over so well, prompting a social media backlash: "As the president of the Academy spoke about, of all things, diversity on television, Vergara spun around on a literal rotating pedestal. On a night in which women already make up only 26 percent of nominees, this kind of objectification did not sit so well with viewers watching around the country."

Philly Newspaper Apologizes for Calling Asians “Chinky Winky” and “Dinky Doo” - Philadelphia Magazine From the story: "The Philadelphia Public Record newspaper has apologized for using racial slurs in a photo caption depicting City Councilman Mark Squilla with a group of Asians in Chinatown, referring to some in the photo as 'Chinky Winky,' 'Dinky Doo,' and 'Me Too.'" The newspaper published the slurs as part of the list of names of people pictured in the photo.

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