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In the news this morning: Another local attempt to limit S-Comm participation, Romney a no-show at NCLR, states' role in enforcement, more

Emanuel wants to make official undocumented immigrant detainer policy - Chicago Tribune Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make official a policy that would have local police only detain undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals for immigration officials; a similar policy is being weighed at the state level in California.

Officials: License plate photos could help catch illegal immigrants - CNN The Dallas office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking a way to use a national database in order to find vehicles driven by immigrants with criminal records.

Romney a no-show at Latino conference: Insult or lost opportunity? - Los Angeles Times An op-ed on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's not attending the National Council of La Raza conference in Las Vegas this week, which was attended by Vice President Joe Biden.

George P. Bush Says G.O.P. Needs 'Honest Solution' on Immigration - New York Times The son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Mexican-born Columba Bush says that "Republicans were outflanked by President Obama’s election-year decision to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation."

Secure Communities: How much latitude do states have? - Southern California Public Radio As lawmakers in California consider a bill that would limit local cops' cooperation with federal immigration agents, how much flexibility do states have? Recent testimony from a top immigration official addresses state and local roles.