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In the news this morning: Mercedes exec's arrest intensifies Alabama law debate, GOP candidates on immigration and profiling, more

Auto exec's arrest a new flashpoint in Alabama's immigration debate - CNN The arrest of a German Mercedes-Benz executive under the state's new anti-illegal immigration law, hauled in by police after he failed to have proper identification, has intensified the debate over the controversial new state law.

Debate puts Newt Gingrich on defensive over immigration - Los Angeles Times Gingrich is on the hot seat after some rivals deemed his position too lenient during last night's GOP candidates' debate. Part of what he said: "I don't believe that the party that says it's the party of the family is going to say it’s going to destroy families that have been here for more than a quarter of a century."

Feds sue to block Utah immigration law - Salt Lake Tribune The federal Department of Justice has filed suit alleging that Utah lawmakers overstepped their authority passing a state anti-illegal immigration law which, among other things, allows police to check the immigration status of people arrested for certain offenses.

Rick Santorum endorses Muslim profiling - CBS News Another of the GOP candidates faces criticism after stating in the debate that he would support the profiling of young men and Muslims in the name of national security at airports. Part of what he said: "Obviously, Muslims would be someone you'd look at."

The New Yorker Thanksgiving Cover Takes On Immigration - Huffington Post The latest cover of the magazine depicts characters in pilgrim attire running across a desert landscape and crawling under a fence.