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In the news this (late) morning: Keeping tabs on deferred action, a new anti-SB 1070 motion, Coptics react to anti-Muslim filmmaker, more

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A deferred action reality check: How is the process working, who is hesitating, and why? - Southern California Public Radio As the first approval notices for deferred action begin trickling out this week, immigration offficials have released application numbers that some advocates see as a little low, given how many people could qualify for temporary legal status. Three stakeholders provide their take on why, and how the process is going.

Immigrant-rights groups divided over bills on Gov. Brown's desk - Los Angeles Times Some fear the California governor may only sign a bill allowing driver's licenses for those who obtain temporary legal status via deferred action, and that he may veto a bill limiting local cops' cooperation with immigration agents.

Author of anti-Muslim film not known by wider Coptic Christian community in SoCal - Southern California Public Radio Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, the alleged filmmaker behind an inflammatory anti-Muslim film that has sparked violence in the Middle East, was last known to attend a Coptic church in Bellflower three years ago. He was sentenced to close to two years in prison on fraud-related charges in 2010 and has since kept a low profile.

Emergency motion filed against enforcing Arizona immigration law "show me your papers" provision - CBS News A provision of SB 1070 that will allow local cops to check for immigration status is about to take effect in Arizona, but a coalition of civil rights and other groups have filed an emergency motion for an injunction to block it pending appeal.