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In the news this morning: Census shows more Latino Texans, foreign-born workers find jobs, the perils faced by immigration agents, more

Latino Numbers Soar in Texas - Wall Street Journal 2010 census data is rolling out state by state, and yesterday's figures released for Texas revealed that Latinos accounted for 65% of the state's population growth over the past decade, and for 95% of the jump in a rapidly growing under-18 population.

Kern County loses immigration detention contract - San Jose Mercury News U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will terminate its contract to house its detainees at Lerdo Jail, which had provided the Kern County Sheriff's Department with about $2.5 million a year.

In Phoenix, Foreign-Born Workers Find Jobs Faster - NPR Last year in the U.S., native-born workers lost 1.2 million jobs while foreign-born workers gained more than a half-million jobs.

Local taxpayers are paying for U.S. immigration enforcement, ACLU reports - Los Angeles Times An ACLU report highlights the math on what counties and cities spend to arrest, detain and prosecute undocumented immigrants.

For Immigration Agents, Slaying Highlights Perils - NPR The murder of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico earlier this week illustrates the dangers of the job.