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In the news this morning: Check your own immigration status, Latino youths a majority in AZ, an Asian American citizenship effort, more

US To Allow Individuals To Check Their Immigration Status Online - Wall Street Journal The federal government will now allow workers to verify their immigration status online as part of an effort to improve the accuracy of the data employers use to confirm a person's legal ability to work in the United States.

Former U.S. immigration attorney sentenced for taking more than $400,000 in bribes to help illegal immigrants - Los Angeles Times Constantine Peer Kallas, a former federal immigration attorney from Rancho Cucamonga, was sentenced Monday to 17 years in prison for accepting bribes to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country.

Arizona Is Immigration Debate's Ground Zero With Hispanic Majority In View - Bloomberg The 2010 census found that 43.2 percent of Arizonans under 18 were Latino, and that white Arizonans were for the first time in a minority in that age group, 41.6 percent.

Chinese Immigrant, Victim in Tour Bus Crash, Worked to Help Family - New York Times Wang Jianhua, who died in a multiple-fatality bus crash March 12, had endured a great deal to make it to the United States. He and his wife suffered persecution under China's one-child policy.

Asians aim for 'Ya es hora'-style citizenship push - San Jose Mercury News Inspired by similar campaigns in the Latino community, Asian Americans advocacy groups are mounting efforts to get more immigrants to naturalize and vote. Asian Americans are California's fastest-growing ethnic group.

310 MILLONES DE DÓLARES DE TIJUANA A JAPÓN - Tijuana Press The Spanish-language site reports that two of the 72 Japanese companies with operations in Tijuana have donated 310 million dollars toward earthquake relief efforts.

Under suspicion: Illinois man barred from flying - Chicago Tribune Abe Mashal, a 31-year-old dog trainer and ex-Marine, says he was informed by the FBI that he ended up on the government's no-fly list because he exchanged e-mails with a Muslim cleric they were monitoring.