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In the news this morning: Immigrant advocates goes local, ICE fingerprint program, race in the 47th District, more

Immigration advocacy goes local - With the prospect of comprehensive immigration reform waning, advocacy groups are focusing their efforts on local communities.

At Tea Party Convention, Lou Dobbs Avoids Immigration Issues | The Nation The former CNN anchor was a keynote speaker of the Virginia Tea Party Patriot’s Convention in Richmond, Va. on Saturday.

The Associated Press: ICE: No opt-out for program checking legal status Local governments cannot opt out of a federal program that checks fingerprints of people who are arrested against a database to determine immigration status, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday.

Race factor in contest between Hispanic, Vietnamese candidates for Congress - Los Angeles Times This became especially true after Democratic incumbent Loretta Sanchez's recent televised comment about "the Vietnamese" trying to take her 47th District seat, referring to the campaign of Republican candidate Van Tran.

Cal State L.A. festival celebrates Latino authors - Los Angeles Times The two-day Latino Book and Family Festival at Cal State L.A. wrapped up Sunday.

Rupert Murdoch’s Invasion of Iran - The Daily Beast U.S.-based (and mostly L.A.-based) programs in Farsi have long been a staple in Iran, but Murdoch's Farsi1 - with its dubbed versions of Spanish-language telenovelas - has become number one.

Lou Dobbs flap reflects prevalence of undocumented workers in equestrian world, some in Wellington say - Palm Beach Post The illegal hiring flap involving last week involving Lou Dobbs, whose daughter's horses were allegedly tended to by unauthorized workers, highlights the widespread hiring of undocumented immigrants in the equestrian industry.

'Dora the Explorer' hits puberty, gets fired, sues Nickelodeon - The Hollywood Reporter The 14-year-old voice of Dora, Caitlin Sanchez, has sued Nickelodeon, MTV Networks and Viacom over being dismissed due to her voice changing as she gets older.