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In immigration news: Latinos and executive action, more states join backlash lawsuit, immigrant fraud protection bill, more



Democratic Party workers hand out campaigns signs for Barack Obama in 2008. A new Gallup poll has 51 percent of U.S.-born Latinos approving of President Obama's recent executive order on immigration, and 42 percent saying they disapprove.
Democratic Party workers hand out campaigns signs for Barack Obama in 2008. A new Gallup poll has 51 percent of U.S.-born Latinos approving of President Obama's recent executive order on immigration, and 42 percent saying they disapprove.
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Poll: Slim majority of US-born Hispanics back Obama action - The Hill A new poll from Gallup has 51 percent of U.S.-born Latinos approving of President Obama's recent executive order on immigration, and 42 percent saying they disapprove. From the story: "...the president’s executive orders get the strongest marks from Hispanic immigrants born abroad, with 75 percent backing the president. That trend is similar with all Americans, where there’s a significant difference between those born inside the U.S. and abroad."

Nearly half of states back Abbott lawsuit against Obama - Houston Chronicle More states have joined a legal challenge to President Obama's executive action plan that was initiated by Texas governor-elect Greg Abbott, currently the state's Attorney General. Most of the states in the lawsuit are Republican-led; three have Democratic governors, and four have Democratic attorneys general.

Bill would extend fraud protections for CA immigrants - UT San Diego California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez has introduced a bill that would protect immigrants seeking deportation relief under executive action against scams. From the story: "The new proposal protects against 'the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers, fraud and unnecessary mistakes that could jeopardize a client’s pursuit of citizenship or — worse — result in deportation,' Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said in a news release."

Many Deported Immigrants Don't Recover Belongings - Associated Press A report from a humanitarian group says that about one-third of immigrants removed at the U.S.-Mexico border are not able to recover their seized personal belongings. From the story: "The Tucson, Arizona-based aid organization No More Deaths says the statistic shows a risk for migrants who often lose money or identification cards and become stranded with no way home."

Report: Asian-American Elderly in Poor Economic Health - NBC News A new AARP report finds that "more Asian Americans 65 and older, compared to the general U.S. population of the same age, are on food stamps (14 percent vs. 9 percent); more are living at or below the poverty level (13 percent vs. 9 percent); and fewer have pensions or retirement accounts to draw on (22 percent vs. 37 percent)." The poor finances of the elderly are "often are masked by more glowing household income numbers in the broader segment of Asian Americans."