Multi-American | How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Possible immigration overhaul bill, the undocumented population in CA, AZ seeks border fence donations, more

Sen. Chuck Schumer tries reviving immigration bill - Politico The Democratic senator from New York says he plans to hold a hearing next week on economic arguments for an immigration overhaul.

Arizona Officials, Fed Up with U.S. Efforts, Seek Donations to Build Border Fence - New York Times Arizona state legislators have created a state fund to take private donations to build more border fencing. They say it will allow "everyday people fed up with the inability of Congress to address the problem of illegal immigration" to contribute.

Counting California's undocumented immigrants, by their tax returns - Multi-American A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California estimates Los Angeles County's undocumented population at a little less than one million. The count was based on public records by ZIP code for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, used by people without work authorization.

Chicago mayor creates support office for immigrants - Fox News Latino Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the creation of an Office of New Americans. The idea is to provide support for Chicago's immigrant communities and strengthen their ties to Chicago's economic, civic and cultural life.

Martinez cracks down on driver's licenses - Alamogordo Daily News Susana Martinez said yesterday that she will require at least 10,000 foreign nationals to verify that they are New Mexico residents.