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In the news this morning: DREAM Act updates, Tequila Party, a New Mexico hate crime, more

15 charged over immigration protest in San Antonio - Houston Chronicle The arrests took place during a demonstration by supporters of the DREAM Act, proposed federal legislation that would provide access to legalization for undocumented youths who go to college or join the military.

'Tequila Party' proposal gains international attention - Nevada Wonk - Las Vegas Sun Until recently just something that was being quietly debated, the idea of a "Tequila Party" coalition of pro-immigration reform Latinos is out of the bag after extensive news coverage.

ACLU names Hector Villagra to replace Ramona Ripston as Southern California director - 89.3 KPCC Villagra, 42, is the son of immigrants from Argentina and Cuba. Among other things, he spent spent time as a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Project.

Rep. Gutierrez: Broad Support Among Dems for DREAM Act Vote - ColorLines Further discussion of the chances for passage of the DREAM Act, including the possibility of attaching it to another bill.

Swastika case another race issue for New Mexico town - 89.3 KPCC A gruesome attack by three friends who worked at a fast-food restaurant on a mentally disabled Navajo man.