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In immigration news: Senate Democrats block anti-executive action bill, 'Fresh Off the Boat' star speaks, more



Democrats in the U.S. Senate have blocked a Republican-backed measure that would fund the Department of Homeland Security on the condition that funds to implement President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration be restricted, instead urging a
Democrats in the U.S. Senate have blocked a Republican-backed measure that would fund the Department of Homeland Security on the condition that funds to implement President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration be restricted, instead urging a "clean" funding bill. The department has been funded only through Feb. 27.
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Democrats block funding for DHS to protect Obama immigration orders - CNN Senate Democrats voted Tuesday to block a Republican-backed measure that would fund the Department of Homeland Security on the condition that funds to implement President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration be restricted. From the story: "...Democrats, confident they have the political upper hand in the dispute, said they would hold firmly against the bill and urged Republicans to drop the immigration provisions and pass a clean bill."

The Agonizing Odyssey of Two People Kept Apart by Immigration Laws - TIME The story of Grace and Pei Chu Li: "When Chiu left Shanghai for New York City in 1948, he told Grace, then his wife of two years, that he’d see her in a year. He would complete his education at Columbia and return to China to be a teacher. But they wouldn’t see each other—or even hear each other’s voices on the phone—for five years. And they wouldn’t be together again for eight."

Obama to host young immigrants aided by executive actions - The Hill From the story: "The president will meet in the Oval Office with six young people from around the nation who qualified for his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...a White House official added that the president would use the event to 'reiterate that his executive actions are lawful.'"

Randall Park throws Asian-American stereotypes overboard in 'Fresh Off The Boat' - Southern California Public Radio Highlights from an interview with actor Randall Park, who stars in the new ABC sitcom, "Fresh Off The Boat.” From the story: "The television show is based on a memoir by Eddie Huang and it’s the first network series to feature an Asian-American family in 20 years. " Park, who plays Eddie’s father, talks about his own immigrant experience.

California Latino Caucus pushes Latino candidate to replace Boxer - Sacramento Bee Latino lawmakers in California hare hoping that a Latino candidate will seek the seat that's to be vacated by outgoing U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. The top potential challenger being mentioned is former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is still undecided. Other possible candidates being discussed include U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra.