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

In the news this morning: Lowered expectations for immigration reform, SB 1070 and the census, red states' Latino political wild card and mo

Immigration overhaul: Obama, Latino lawmakers take pragmatic view - Los Angeles Times Prospects for a broad overhaul have dimmed, the president and Latino lawmakers agreed Tuesday; a more realistic goal will be to avoid legislation that targets undocumented immigrants.

Arizona immigration law: Population analysts clash over bill's impact - Arizona Republic Demographic analysts are at odds as to whether SB 1070 affected the state's population count in this year's census by pushing people to leave. The debate over the law didn't peak until just before the law was signed April 23; the census counted residents as of April 1.

The new census data may favor Republicans, but long-term demographic trends favor Democrats - Slate Red states won in population counts and additional House representation, but the fact that many of these states also have large populations of Latinos - a majority of whom tend to vote Democratic - presents a different scenario.

Undocumented California youths vow renewed activism - Los Angeles Times Though the Dream Act was defeated in the Senate last weekend, young supporters of the bill, which would have granted conditional legal status to some undocumented youths who attend college or join the military, say they aren't giving up on it.

Hate crimes drop 21 percent in LA County - 89.3 KPCC Hate crimes targeting African Americans, Latinos and gays have decreased, but crimes motivated by religion have not, with anti-Jewish crimes up almost by half.

Murrieta takes action to require businesses to check workers’ immigration status - 89.3 KPCC The ordinance would require businesses to screen the immigration status of all prospective hires through the federal E-Verify system. Other Inland cities have approved similar measures.

Who killed the Dream Act? (Not who you might think) - San Francisco Chronicle A columnist's take on the demise of the bill, which failed by five votes, also puts the blame on Democrats.