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In immigration news: House reform hearings begin, Rep. Conyers warns against use of 'illegal immigrants,' more

A student's t-shirt during a demonstration on June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
A student's t-shirt during a demonstration on June 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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Immigration hearings set to open in the House - New York Times The first in a series of hearings that "would examine different pieces of a possible overhaul of the immigration system" starts today in the House of Represenatives; it's expected the hearings will result in one or more bills to join the plans proposed so far by the White House and Senate. 

Top Democrat on Judiciary panel asks members not to say 'illegal immigrant' - Yahoo News As part of opening statements during todays House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, ranking member Rep. John Conyers of Michigan reportedly said: "I hope no one uses the term 'illegal immigrants' here today...the people in this country are not illegal. They are out of status."

More diversity among Asian Americans than meets the myth - Southern California Public Radio A new report reveals widespread disparity among different Asian American groups that belies the "model minority" myth, with large differences in earnings, educational attainment, access to health care and more. 

Overhauling immigration: Asians matter too - NPR "Tell Me More" host Michel Martin explores some of the immigration concerns that matter most to Asian Americans, who have a stake in the immigration reform debate as the nation's fastest-growing racial group.

For young illegal immigrants, social security cards are just a small step - The Atlantic Even if they are approved for temporary legal status under deferred action, young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors still face long-term hurdles.