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In the news today: The DREAM Act, the detention industry, Muslim in America, L.A.'s Maya community and more

| News Analysis - Immigration Path for Students Pushed in Senate - NYTimes.com (The New York Times)

DREAM Act supporters staging full-court press for upcoming vote

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A dozen or so young DREAM Act supporters sat in a cramped room in the Westlake district this afternoon, using every available phone line as they scrolled down lists of phone numbers for U.

'The Fence,' a documentary, airs tonight

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Trailer

Hispanic Heritage Month: A time to be marketed to, or something more?

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Now that it's officially Hispanic Heritage Month as of yesterday, it's time to explain just what HHM is and where it comes from, along with all the very mixed feelings that come with it.

In the news this morning: Mexico's 200th, DREAM Act, 14th Amendment and more

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YouTube - Raw Video: Mexico Celebrates Bicentennial (youtube.com)

El Universal's top 10 'most Mexican' songs

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0jNkSk9tHw&feature=player_embedded

The DREAM Act, through the back door

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The less-known military component of the DREAM Act is proving to be its saving grace this week: Yesterday, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid announced that next week he will offer the legislation as an amendment to a Defense Department authorization bill, pushing the long-proposed immigration legislation toward a Senate vote.

And in honor of the bicentennial...

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The culture blog Remezcla has had a series of "especial bicentenario" (bicentennial special) posts the past week honoring some of the quirkier aspects of Mexican culture, especially those unique terms that I find even funner than Cuban terms, if that is possible.