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In the news this morning: DREAM Act vote promised, student facing deportation stays, Islam used as political cultural wedge, more




Senate Vote on DREAM Act, Immigration in Lame-Duck Congress? - ABC News Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised a vote this year on the proposed legislation that would allow undocumented students and military hopefuls to obtain legal status, though prospects of it passing appear slim.


Feinstein seeks to block Steve Li's deportation - San Francisco Chronicle The deportation of a Chinese-American student to Peru, where he was born, has been put on hold following the senator's intervention.


Stigma haunts mentally ill Latinos - CNN Cultural and socioeconomic factors have long gotten in the way of seeking professional help for individuals suffering from depression and other mental illness.


Immigration Reform Outlook in New Congress: Bleak - Capitol News Connection After the midterm election's GOP victories, there appears to be little likelihood of Congress passing broad, comprehensive immigration reform.


In Oklahoma, Islam Fueled a Political Clash - New York Times How Islam was used as a cultural wedge issue in state politics during the election; one legislator who voted against an anti-Sharia law initiative because he found unnecessary was accused of "trying to subject Oklahomans to Islamic law."


We say no to illegal immigrants, yet we help them stay - Modesto Bee While businesses insist they want to follow the law, many still knowingly hire unauthorized workers with fake documents.


Latino kids now majority in state's public schools - San Francisco Chronicle Latinos public school students in California have cracked the fifty percent barrier for the first time in the state's history, according to the state's education department.