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Westlake unrest dubbed 'LA Machete Riots' by immigration restriction group

| http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16020r--oM

In the news this morning: Trafficked farmworkers, arrests in Mexico migrant slayings, 37 held in drop house, and more

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Thai farmworkers describe being lured into slavery in U.S. - latimes.com (Los Angeles Times)

Go Doyers!

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Now for a story that I absolutely freaking love: The trademarking of "Los Doyers" (as in the accented Spanish mispronunciation of "Dodgers") by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team trademarked "Los Doyers," by now a nickname so common that it's mispronounced on purpose, last month.

Social Security, bolstered by unauthorized workers

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It's well known that undocumented immigrants often present false or borrowed identification, including Social Security cards and numbers, in order to find work in the underground economy.

In the news this morning: Immigration in the kitchen, an 'anchor baby' speaks out, anti-Muslim hate crimes and more

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Immigration Debate Steps Into the Kitchen - NYTimes.com (The New York Times)

Raw video captures part of Westlake melee over slain immigrant

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNEY0PCMEIk

American snapshot: Westminster

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A good post-holiday morning to all.

Quote of the moment: A top DHS official on illegal immigration and the labor market

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"Until we have a legitimate labor market between Mexico and the United States, people will attempt to come here to work."