In Immigration News: House Reform Plan Questioned, LA’s Growing Asian-American Population

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Posted on September 26, 2013


Some House Democrats are floating a proposal that would combine an early version of the Senate’s immigration reform bill with a House GOP border security bill, replacing the “border surge” provision adopted by the Senate in June. But critics within the party are questioning the idea.


House Democrats question immigration plan – Politico Some House Democrats are questioning a strategy championed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that would combine an early version of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill with an existing House GOP border security bill. Some critics say House Democrats are “giving up on fighting for immigration visas based on diversity and family reunification.”


LA’s growing Asian-American population: There’s more to the story – Southern California Public Radio A new report examines the burgeoning Asian-American population in Los Angeles County, and points out overlooked nuances such as the deep divides that exist between Asian ethnic groups in terms of income, education, immigration status and access to health care.


Naturalized US citizen accused of role in Guatemala military massacre – Associated Press U.S. citizen Jorge Sosa of Riverside County, Calif. is on trial for allegedly participating in the massacre of 160 men, women and children during Guatemala’s civil war, then lying about it when he applied for naturalization in the U.S.


Serial rapist attacked 30 women, targeting immigrants – Los Angeles Times Police are looking for a serial rapist who is believed to be responsible for at least 30 robberies and sexual assaults at Southern California massage parlors: “He appears to target immigrant workers and threatened to kill some victims if they report the attacks to police, officials said.”


Deferred action dream still unattainable for many undocumented immigrants – Fox News Latino Between Aug. 15, 2012 and June 30, 2013, there were 537,662 requests received by the federal government for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and 400,562 approved. But the Brookings Institute estimates there were more than 900,000 young unauthorized immigrants who “fulfilled all the requirements to apply for the program when it was announced.”


Horchata latte? Echo Park coffeehouse courts customers with a Latino twist – The Eastsider LA Echo Park’s Tierra Mia isn’t L.A.’ first Latino-owned coffeehouse, but it’s giving the neighborhood’s hipster establishments a run for their money with “specialty drinks like the Coco Loco latte and the Rice and Beans frappe, made with a mix of coffee, horchata, a sweet, rice-based drink, and ground coffee beans.”


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