Alabama has passed the most severe anti-immigration law in the country, while Massachusetts has pulled out of federal immigration enforcement programs.
In this week's World in Words podcast, kids raised in the US are enrolling in Mexican schools, often after their parents have been deported-- and they're struggling to re-learn Spanish. Also, the politics behind the language of terms like illegal alien and undocumented worker. Plus, British gag orders aren't working, thanks to Twitter. And, does Obama heart Britain as much as Brits heart Obama? Is the relationship still special?
The town of Shelbyville, Tennessee has seen an influx of Muslim refugees from Somalia. It hasn't been a simple adjustment for many. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with filmmaker Kim Snyder and organizer David Lubell about overcoming tensions in Tennessee.
In El Paso, Texas, Barack Obama emphasized issues like border security and giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.
For heterosexual couples where one partner is American and the other is not, marriage usually guarantees a future in the United States. The situation is tougher for gay Americans with foreign partners. The World's Alex Collins reports from San Francisco.
Assia Boundaoui reports from Chicago on young Arab-Americans there who are pondering their Arab-American identities as their ancestral homelands are transformed by political upheaval.
Devin Browne of the Fronteras desk at station KJZZ reports on the growing number of Mexican children raised in the US who have gone back to Mexico. They're the children of migrants, and they're struggling with the Spanish language and Mexican culture.
The US-Mexico border crossing near San Diego is one of the frontlines in the battle against illegal immigration. KPBS reporter Ruxandra Guidi brings us the story of one US Customs and Border Protection official who patrols the San Ysidro port of entry.
Lonny Shavelson profiles a unique husband and wife musical duo: an Irish violinist and a Sri Lankan Tamil poet. Their music is rooted in common experiences of exile and immigration.
The Arizona legislature is considering a new round of laws aimed at curbing undocumented immigration into the state.

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