Multi-American | How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Student Steve Li returns home, GOP leaders prepare to battle DREAM Act, birth tourism, more

Freed student Steve Li returns to S.F. - San Francisco Chronicle The Chinese-American college student was almost deported to Peru, where he was born while his family lived there temporarily. He's out of detention now, but "it's still surreal to me," he said.

Asian and Latinos Voters Keep Pollsters Guessing - ColorLines Recent poll results have shown that Asian Americans and Latinos in California tend to have more socially and fiscally conservative values, but that they have more liberal attitudes on topics such as immigration and education.

GOP readies for DREAM Act fight - Scott Wong - Politico Republican leaders prepare to take down the proposed legislation, which would allow a path to legal status for undocumented college students and military recruits. A white paper cites drawbacks and talking points.

California Failed to Enforce Bilingual Services Act - New America Media A recent audit has found that state and local government agencies aren't adequately abiding by a law that requires them to offer bilingual services.

Guess What? Guy Selling ID's on Street Was a Fake! - LAist Huckster targeted Mexican, and Central and South American nationals in Mid-City, claiming he worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Born In The U.S.A.? Some Chinese Plan It That Way - NPR An increasing number of mainland Chinese women are taking advantage of a legal loophole and traveling to have their children in the United States.

Report documents exploitation of immigrant women in US food industry - 89.3 KPCC The Southern Poverty Law Center's recently-released report on the risks faced by women in the agricultural and food industries was discussed in a local press conference with some of the women in question.