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In the news this morning: A bad year for Latinos, more trouble for Arpaio, long-term detention, undocumented students in limbo, more

Latinos Bid Loud 'Adios' To Depressing 2011 - Huffington Post AOL Latino and HuffPost LatinoVoices' Gabriel Lerner on a year that had brought, among other things, record deportations and an economic climate that has clobbered Latinos more than any other group.

Arpaio resignation demanded by Latino leaders - Arizona Republic Latino community leaders in Phoenix are calling for the resignation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been accused of civil rights violations and racial profiling following a lengthy federal investigation of his department's law enforcement practices.  

Years in detention takes toll on immigrant family - Seattle Post-Intelligencer The toll that a mother's three-year stint in immigrant detention has taken on a Washington State family with two children .

Dream Act students live in limbo - Sacramento Bee On how undocumented students like Mandeep Chahal, a UC Davis student, can now get access to tuition aid through the California Dream Act, but still don't have a path to legal status.

3 illegal migrants die entering Greece from Turkey - KFOX El Paso Three border deaths elsewhere: An Iranian woman, her 12-year-old child and an African man have died of hypothermia after attempting to cross a frigid river into Greece.