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

In the news this morning: What's in a name, the upcoming DREAM Act vote, an immigrant private eye, undocumented student leaders, more

Little Bangladesh must grow into its name - Los Angeles Times Most businesses in the tiny hard-won district, approved by city officials earlier this year, still cater to a mostly Latino or Korean immigrant clientele.

Vote on illegal-immigrant students bill possible this week - The Orange County Register A possible vote nears on the DREAM Act, proposed legislation that would provide a path to legal status for undocumented youths who go to college or join the military.

Eddie Zhao is on their side - Los Angeles Times Great piece on a Chinese immigrant turned private investigator in the San Gabriel Valley.

Embassy cable tells of elderly American's escape from Iran - The Guardian The harrowing story of a 75-year-old Iranian-American Los Angeles man's daring escape from Iran after being stuck there for months. The escape involved riding a horse over a frozen mountain range into Turkey.

Southland Catholics honor Vietnamese martyrs - Los Angeles Times This weekend, Vietnamese American Roman Catholics celebrated the memory of ancestors who were martyred more than two centuries ago.

Airport Security: Let’s Profile Muslims - The Daily Beast An American Muslim comes to terms with racial and religious profiling in airports.

Students want the Dream Act to become reality - Los Angeles Times UCLA drum major David Cho and CSU Fresno student body president Pedro Ramirez are among many high-achieving student leaders who are in the country illegally after being brought here as children.