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In the news this morning: New attempt to block SB 1070, Romney pushes Mexican roots, online immigration petitions, voter purges, more

Groups seek to block Arizona immigration law - Associated Press Civil rights groups and others have filed suit in Phoenix to stop implementation of a provision of SB 1070 that would empower local police to check immigration status. That section of the anti-illegal immigration law was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obama opens up big lead in poll of Latino voters - Miami Herald A new Latino Decisions poll shows President Barack Obama with a 70-22 percent lead among Latino voters over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

More Immigration Attorneys Turn To Online Petitions - Huffington Post Immigration attorneys have been taking a cue from activists and engaging in online petition drives on sites like for clients who are fighting deportation.

States To Use U.S. Immigration List For Voter Purges - NPR More on how several battleground states are working with federal officials to access an immigration database that would let them purge noncitizens from voter rolls, following the lead of Florida.

Apprehensions for immigration violations drop - San Jose Mercury News U.S. officials say that apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations are at their lowest level in 40 years, reflecting a drop in cross-border migration from Mexico.

Mitt Romney's son in new TV ad: 'My grandfather George was born in Mexico' (Video) - Southern California Public Radio With help from his Spanish-speaking son, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is finally pushing his family's Mexican roots in a campaign ad that addresses immigration.