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In the news this morning: Immigrant moms lead decline in US birthrate, STEM-related immigration bill up for vote, more

A slowdown in births to immigrant moms leads record decline in US birthrate - Southern California Public Radio Between 2007 and 2010, the birth rate for U.S.-born women decreased six percent, while the birth rate for foreign-born women plunged 14 percent. The overall drop in the nation's birth rate is likely linked to the economy.

Rights groups challenge Arizona's denial of benefits to immigrants - Reuters More on the lawsuit filed in Arizona challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's executive order to deny driver's licenses to deferred action beneficiaries, young immigrants receiving temporary legal status through an Obama administration program that kicked off in August.

House set to vote on immigration reform bills - Fox News Latino The House will be voting today on a Republican bill that would make it easier for foreign students who graduate with technology and science-related advanced degrees to stay in the country.

Asian workers now dominate Silicon Valley tech jobs - San Jose Mercury News Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of Asian and Asian American tech workers grew from 39 percent to more than 50 percent in five Silicon Valley and Bay Area counties; meanwhile, the percentage of white workers has declined.

Ted Cruz on the Latino vote: Romney lost because of '47 percent' - Huffington Post Republican senator-elect Ted Cruz of Texas said he believes that former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's videotaped comment about "47 percent" of Americans being dependent on government rubbed Latino voters the wrong way, even more than his immigration stance.