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In the news this morning: Japanese American families hope for word of relatives, California Dream Act, Latinos and the census, more

Japanese Americans in LA try to make contact w/ victims - Some say they've had success reaching relatives via cell phone in the quake-ravaged area surrounding Sendai. But many said they've had no luck, and it's tough to stay optimistic.

Chancellor Block declares support as California DREAM act approaches legislative action - The Daily Bruin The UCLA chancellor is backing two state bills being heard today that would allow access to financial aid for undocumented college students.

Bill allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition passes Maryland Senate - The Washington Post A bill allowing some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates in Maryland passed the state Senate Monday; it still requires House approval.

Kansas GOPer: Let's Shoot Illegal Immigrants Like Pigs - Talking Points Memo Kansas State Rep. Virgil Peck was quoted as saying this Monday: "It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem."

Hispanic growth outpaced estimates - USA Today According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the 2010 Census counted almost 600,000 more Latinos than the Census Bureau had estimated in the 33 states for which data have been released so far.