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In the news this morning: DREAM Act vote likely, trouble in Tennessee, a Chinese-American being deported to Peru, more

Dream Act may get another push in lame-duck session - Arizona Republic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to make one last push for the legislation in the final days of the 111th Congress.

Los Angeles band Aztlan Underground gets 4 Native American Music Awards nominations - 89.3 KPCC The 20-year-old band, started by a son of Mexican immigrants, has its roots in 1980s punk rock.

Tennessee lawmaker calls some illegal immigrants 'rats' - CNN More on Tenn. State Rep. Curry Todd's comparison of undocumented women to rodents that "multiply."

Coziness between jails, ICE worries immigrants - Associated Press Immigrant advocates and some politicians find it disturbing that local officials work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on identifying undocumented immigrants.

Hearing over Tenn. mosque turns into 'circus' of attacks on Islam, vague rumors of Muslim plot - Los Angeles Times Opponents of a new mosque near Nashville have spent six days in court trying to link the Islamic house of worship to what they claim is a conspiracy to take over America by restrictive religious rule.

Oklahoma tried to pass a law that would invalidate Islamic wills. What is an Islamic will? - Slate Magazine An explainer on one of the things that a temporarily-blocked law banning recognition of Islamic Sharia law in Oklahoma law would affect.

Utah Conservatives vs. Arizona-Style Immigration Laws - Mother Jones On the "Utah Compact," a declaration of principles from state political, business, and religious leaders recognizing the economic contributions of unauthorized workers.

Steve Li fears he'll be deported Monday - San Francisco Chronicle A Chinese-American student is being held in an Arizona detention center, awaiting deportation to Peru, where he was born while his family temporarily lived there.