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In the news this morning: Alabama immigration law is nation's strictest, an immigration scam crackdown, immigrants and the economy, more

Alabama Illegal Immigration Law Tougher Than Arizona's - Fox News Latino Among other things, schools will have to check if students are in the country legally, and people stopped for any reason could be arrested on suspicion of immigration violations.

Gang member sentenced to life in racially motivated killing of bowling alley worker - Los Angeles Times A Latino gang member convicted in the racially motivated murder of a black Canoga Park bowling alley employee has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

US reps want Calif out of fingerprint program - San Francisco Chronicle Several congressional members now are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to suspend the state's participation in the federal Secure Communities immigration enforcement program.

Authorities crack down on immigration scams - Los Angeles Times Federal, state and local law enforcement and immigration agencies on Thursday announced a nationwide effort to crack down on immigration-related scams that prey on immigrants in desperate need of legal help.

Why Immigrants Are Good for Our Economy - The Atlantic The magazine's take on a new report that measures the educational and skill levels of immigrants in cities around the U.S.

Muslim weightlifter's wish to dress modestly triggers debate - CNN A female weightlifter's modest dress, in accordance with her faith, could potentially impede her ability to compete.