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

In the news this morning: Napolitano defends deferred action policy, states try to purge voter rolls, Arpaio racial profiling trial begins,

Napolitano defends Obama's immigration policy - Associated Press Before a House committee yesterday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended a new Obama administration policy that will allow many young undocumented immigrants to apply for temporary legal status and work permits.

Texas demands feds fork over immigration database to check for illegal voters - Houston Chronicle Officials in Texas and other states are seeking access to a federal immigration database that would allow them to screen voter rolls for possible noncitizens, following a controversial move to purge voter rolls in Florida.

Calif. AG endorses immigrant's bid for law license - Fox News California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a brief with the court in support of Sergio Garcia, an undocumented law school graduate who seeks permission to practice law in the state. The California Supreme Court is weighing the case.

Trial begins over whether Latinos are racially profiled in Ariz. sheriff's immigration patrols - Washington Post Trial has begun in the federal lawsuit that accuses Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies of carrying out racial profiling and discriminating against Latinos.

Cruelty on the border - Salon A border advocacy group set up hidden cameras in the desert that appear to show Border Patrol agents in Arizona destroying the water jugs left there for migrants. The video is to be shown tonight as part of a news report on PBS.