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In the news this morning: More migrants kidnapped, a 2010 immigration timeline, tighter laws expected, paisa bars and more

El Salvador: 3 migrants abducted in Mexico, 5 flee - The Associated Press El Salvador's foreign ministry reports that nine migrants were kidnapped from a train in Mexico last week; five escaped, one died and three are missing.

What Happened in 2010: Immigration - WNYC A timeline of immigration-related milestones from last January to the present.

Rep. Peter King to Ramp Up Immigration Crackdown - Fox News Latino The New York congressman and soon-to-be chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee plans to push for tighter border security.

More States Seeking to Follow Arizona's Push for Tougher Immigration Rules - Bloomberg Dozens of state legislators around the country are drafting laws that empower police to check for immigration status, similar to Arizona's SB 1070.

U.S. must provide incapacitated immigrants with lawyers, judge rules - Los Angeles Times A U.S. district court judge has ruled that two mentally disabled immigrants from Southern California who are fighting deportation must be given lawyers.

Are the Paisa Bars Disappearing? - LA Eastside A post and photo essay on just what constitutes a paisa bar, some which over the years have fallen victim to L.A. hipsters.