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In the news this morning: CA Census shows Latino children a majority, a Secure Communities analysis, Sikhs being targeted, more

More than half of California children Latino, census shows - The Washington Post 2010 Census numbers released yesterday for California show that barely one in four of state residents under age 18 are non-Hispanic whites, whose numbers declined along with those of black children, as the number of Asian American and Latino children soared.

California census: Political power to shift from coast to interior with growth of minority population - Los Angeles Times The census results, which will dictate legislative redistricting, indicate a shift of political power away from strongholds like Los Angeles and San Francisco to the Inland Empire and Central Valley. Minorities could also see increased opportunities for representation.

Federal immigration program mainly nets low-level criminals, analysis says - Arizona Republic Arizona's Maricopa County leads the nation in the number of immigrants arrested and the number deported, but an analysis shows that the majority, 66 percent, caught in the county and deported through the federal Secure Communities program have either no criminal record or are low-level criminals.

Illegal immigration: Firm's owner gets 10 months for hiring undocumented workers - Los Angeles Times The owner of Brownwood Furniture of Rancho Cucamonga had told immigration officials that unauthorized workers identified in an earlier audit were no longer working there, when 18 of them still were.

Spike in Islamophobia Taking Toll on Sikhs - New America Media The latest victims were two Sikh men, aged 78 and 65, who were shot in broad daylight as they walked down a street in a Sacramento suburb. One of the men died, the other was critically wounded. Sikhs, who are not Muslim, wear turbans and beards and are targeted for their appearance.