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

In the news this morning: No repeal for Alabama law, the 'Gulf of America,' why some Miramonte parents won't speak up, more

Changes coming to immigration law, no repeal - Montgomery Advertiser Lawmakers in Alabama are working on some revisions to the state's controversial new anti-illegal immigration law, but say that no section of the law is to be repealed.

Miss. lawmaker: ‘Gulf of America’ bill was a joke - The Associated Press The Mississippi Democrat who sponsored a bill to rename the Gulf of Mexico as the “Gulf of America’’ says the bill was "meant to mock other bills that would crack down on illegal immigration."

Commission says immigrants, illegal and otherwise, have had a positive impact on Maryland - The Washington Post A University of Maryland report describes Maryland immigrants as "either highly paid or low-income workers, who mainly complement and don’t compete with the existing workforce." The report goes on to note that both have helped fuel economic growth.

Attorney calls for protection of parents in school abuse case - Los Angeles Times Immigrant advocates and an attorney representing some parents of students at Miramonte Elementary School, rocked by a teacher lewd-conduct scandal, are asking law enforcement to provide protection for undocumented parents; the Sheriff's Department has already said it will not inquire about legal status.

'I don't trust them': How fear of deportation is keeping some Miramonte parents quiet - Southern California Public Radio Why it is that some undocumented parents are reluctant to come forward after fearing their children may have been harmed at the scandal-plagued South Los Angeles school, in spite of reassurances about their rights from law enforcement and others.