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In the news this morning: Steve Li case still pending, taunting a religious minority in Oklahoma, DREAM Act discussed, more

Illegal Immigrants Can Get Reduced Tuition, California Court Rules - New York Times More on the California Supreme Court's ruling yesterday upholding an in-state tuition policy for state residents regardless of immigration status.

College Trustee Appeals to Peru for Steve Li - The Bay Citizen The Chinese-language World Journal has reported that a San Francisco Community College District trustee is trying to convince Peruvian consular officials to reject the deportation of the Chinese-American, Peruvian-born student to Peru.

Baiting a faith in Oklahoma - The Washington Post On the victory of State Question 755, the Oklahoma "pre-emptive strike" initiative banning Islamic law in state courts: "This is a novel use of American law - not to actually address a public problem but to taunt a religious minority."

Geraldo Rivera: Are Newly Elected Latino Republicans "LINOs" -- Latinos In Name Only? - Fox News Geraldo on the victories of Florida Senator-elect Marco Rubio and other recently-elected Latino GOP leaders.

MSNBC Beyond Borderlines Town Hall on Immigration - Latina A brief recap of last night's airing of a town hall forum co-hosted by MSNBC political analyst Lawrence O’Donnell and Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar, held at the University of San Diego. MSNBC has this transcript.

Fewer Latino children enroll in preschool, study finds - Chicago Tribune An Illinois study has found a big gap in preschool attendance: Only about 35 percent of Latino 4-year-olds attended some type of preschool, compared with 66 percent of white children and 54 percent of African-American children.

Brown Pride - Being Latino Salinas-born UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez says the large “Brown Pride” tattoo on his chest is a tribute to his father “and all he did to get over here.”

Obama, Dems to meet on DREAM Act - Politico Three Democratic members of Congress are to meet with President Barack Obama today to discuss the chances of passing comprehensive immigration reform or the DREAM Act during the lame duck session.

Tennessee Gov. Condemns Lawmaker Who Compared Immigrants to Rats - Latina Gov. Phil Bredesen speaks out against Rep. Todd Curry's recent statement comparing undocumented women to rats that "multiply."