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

In the news this morning: LA gets closer to city ID for undocumented, Obama loses slight edge with Latinos, more

Villaraigosa pushing ID card plan for illegal immigrants - Los Angeles Times Tomorrow a Los Angeles City Council committee is set to consider a plan for a city identification card that would be available to undocumented immigrants, and which they could use for banking services. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is backing the plan.

Obama edge with Latinos down to 44 percentage points - Politico President Obama still leads by a wide margin among Latino voters over GOP challenger Mitt Romney, but that lead has narrowed by a few points following last week's presidential debate.

Anatomy of a deferred-action dream - Wall Street Journal On the young immigrants whose activism has culminated in deferred action, a new program that allows some young undocumented immigrants to apply for temporary legal status. By now, the government has received 180,000 applications and approved 4,591 applicants.

How Indians defied gravity and achieved success in Silicon Valley - Forbes On the Indian-born entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley, who suceeded in part by "forming their own networks and mentoring each other."

No GED? Some illegal immigrants hit barriers in quest for legal status - NBC An estimated 350,000 young people who didn’t complete high school may not be able to qualify for temporary legal status under the deferred action program, for which they need at least the equivalent of a high school diploma.