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American snapshot: San Marino

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC
| ??A happy Labor Day to all who keep this country, its industries, and its homes running.

Because it's Friday: 'Machete'

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16020r--oM&feature=related

Quote of the moment: A deported teenager, writing from Bangladesh

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"I do not know the language and I fear going outside because I am different from everyone else. Speaking in English is an easy way to be targeted here. We cannot afford to live in a safer area.

Oral histories of Ellis Island go online

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A collection of the oral histories of more than 1,700 immigrants who arrived through Ellis Island that was previously only available to visitors has gone online.

In the news this morning: Arizona legal woes, 'birth tourism,' and an odd twist to Discovery gunman story

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Ariz. immigration law's legal costs could top $1 million - USATODAY.com (USA Today)

In the immigrant detention system, female detainees face risks

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Earlier this month, I linked to a story out of Texas about a guard from an immigration detention facility being arrested for allegedly fondling female detainees. The only unusual thing about it was that he was arrested; the type of allegations made were not.

Since it's lunch time: Album Tacos

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This is hands-down the most hilarious thing I've seen all week: Album Tacos, a new Tumblr site that features taco-fied versions of classic album covers. Call it the Taco Version.

The road to U.S. citizenship, on today's Patt Morrison show

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This afternoon's Patt Morrison show on 89.3 KPCC will be examining the process of becoming a U.S. citizen: how long it takes, how expensive it is, and what it takes for immigrants to navigate a complicated legal system.