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In the news this morning: Some hesitate to apply for deferred action, Julian Castro speaks at DNC, a new Arab American superhero, more

Young undocumented immigrants hesitate to apply for new federal program amid rejection concerns - Pasadena Star-News Some young would-be applicants for temporary legal status under deferred action are hesitating, afraid they may get turned down and not get another chance. Others say they are waiting for the November election to be over.

Julian Castro to make history as first Hispanic to deliver keynote at Democratic convention - Fox News San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will become the first Latino to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention today. Castro's Mexican immigrant grandmother arrived in the U.S. as an orphan in 1920.

The human cost of immigration enforcement - Philadelphia Inquirer The story of a New Jersey family and difficult decisions faced in the aftermath of a father's deportation: "She could abandon life here and return to Mexico and her husband, but her sons, ages 10, 14 and 16, want to stay."

Immigration official resigns over alleged lewd behavior - USA Today A high-ranking female U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official is facing allegations of sexual misconduct lodged by three agency employees and has resigned, although she says the charges are unfounded.

On the Fringes of Europe, a Crackdown on Migrants - New York Times As migrants continue to come ashore from Africa, Southern European countries including Spain, Greece and Italy are "under domestic pressure to stem illegal immigration that is seen as putting additional pressure on scarce resources."

Arab-Muslim to join 'Green Lantern' comic series - CBS News DC Comics' Geoff Johns has drawn on his own background to create  Simon Baz, an Arab American superhero with roots in the Detroit area who will join the "Green Lantern" characters.

Five Ways Courts Say Texas Discriminated Against Black and Latino Voters - ProPublica Last week, a panel of federal judges ruled that "new district maps drawn by Texas' Republican-controlled legislature weakened the influence of Latino voters and in some cases evinced 'discriminatory intent' against both Latinos and African Americans."