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In the news this morning: Utah guest worker plan to face challenges, Latino job insecurity, proponent defends Muslim hearings, more

Utah immigration plan could stir legal storm - USA Today As much at it's a departure from the stricter immigration legislation approved in Arizona last year, Utah's newly approved guest worker bill will most likely wind up in federal court also if it becomes law. It was one of two state bills, the other calling for tighter enforcement, that could soon face legal challenges.

Latinos lack job security despite increase in hiring - Fox News Latino A report from the National Council of La Raza finds that while there has been job growth in sectors employing large numbers of Latinos, this population faces greater job insecurity.

Washington Senate Votes Down Driver's License Ban for Undocumented Immigrants - Fox News Latino A bill that would have restricted access to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants and punished identification fraud was voted down Monday in Washington's state senate.

Rep. Peter King defends 'essential' Islam hearing - Politico The New York Republican, who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has set a hearing for Thursday to examine the “extent of radicalization” among Muslims in the United States. He defended the hearing as "absolutely essential" in response to protests and widespread criticism.

Census releases California results Tuesday - San Jose Mercury News The 2010 Census results for California are awaited later today. The results will include racial and ethnic data for the state. Census results for roughly half the states in the U.S. have been released already.