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In the news this morning: California Dream Act, changes seen from new deportation policy, Latinos are largest minority on campus, more

California Senate panel OKs part of Dream Act - Los Angeles Times A state bill that would give college students who are undocumented access to public aid for the first time has moved out of committee and been cleared for a Senate vote.

First Deportation Cases To Benefit From New Immigration Policy - Huffington Post Two young men in Georgia are among the first apparent beneficiaries of a new Obama administration policy aimed at making undocumented immigrants with no criminal record a low deportation priority.

Alabama Immigration Law Faces Challenge In Court - NPR Alabama's controversial immigration law, said to be the strictest such state law in the country, is set to take effect in September. It is being challenged in court by the U.S. Justice Department, civil rights groups and religious leaders.

Latinos largest minority on college campuses - Southern California Public Radio A new study shows that for the first time, young Latinos are the largest minority group on college campuses in the U.S., the result of a surge in Latino enrollment. The African American college student population grew only slightly.

EPA settles civil rights complaint over pesticide - Forbes The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled a 1999 civil rights complaint, finding that California pesticide regulators discriminated against Latino schoolchildren when they approved the use of methyl bromide near their schools.