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In immigration news: Reform activists promise tougher tactics, racist fliers sent to campuses, 'The Hummus,' more

A protester is arrested outside the U.S. Capitol during an immigration rally in September 2013. Some immigration activists are promising lawmakers
A protester is arrested outside the U.S. Capitol during an immigration rally in September 2013. Some immigration activists are promising lawmakers "relentless and constant confrontations" until they agree to support an immigration reform deal.
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Immigration activists threaten GOP political payback - USA Today More on how members of a national coalition of immigrant-rights groups say they "have not completely given up on immigration reform in 2014 but nevertheless have all but declared political war on the GOP." The group is promising "relentless and constant confrontations that will escalate" until lawmakers agree to support an immigration deal.

California: GOP incumbents may be harmed by party abandoning immigration deal in D.C. - San Jose Mercury News Now that Republican members of Congress are saying immigration reform is unlikely to pass this year, how might this reflect on the campaigns of California GOP lawmakers who have backed an overhaul? The shift could affect incumbents like Jeff Denham of Modesto and David Valadao of Hanford, both Republicans representing heavily Latino districts.

Anonymous racist flier sent to Asian departments at USC, UCLA - Los Angeles Daily News UCLA and University of Southern California officials say they are investigating an anonymous flier mailed to both campuses "containing curses and racist language related to Asian women dating white men." The fliers were sent to the Asian studies departments on both campuses.

Nebraska city votes to keep illegal immigration rules despite concerns about cost, reputation - Associated Press From the story: "Nearly 60 percent of Fremont voters decided Tuesday to keep an ordinance that requires all renters to swear they have legal permission to live in the U.S. Voters first approved the rules by a smaller margin in 2010. Critics pushed for the new vote, saying the housing restrictions would be ineffective and might cost Fremont millions of dollars in legal fees and lost federal grants."

Immigration Advocates Applaud Mayor Bill De Blasio’s ID Card Plan - CBS New York On Monday, New York Mayor de Blasio said he would to allow all city residents this year to have municipal ID cards regardless of immigration status, "so that no daughter or son of our city goes without bank accounts, leases, library cards, simply because they lack identification."

It's The Onion for Muslim Americans — and they call it The Hummus - Public Radio International On "The Hummus," a new humor website in fake-news style similar to that of The Onion that's aimed at Muslim Americans. The parody articles take on cultural nuances as well as politics, for example: "Op-Ed: Egypt’s New Constitution Is Best Work Of Local 4th Grader’s Writing Career."