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Gov. Bobby Jindal sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday, protesting the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors in Louisiana. The letter said the placement of the children in the state could have "potential negative ramifications."

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Whether they’re short trips across town or long voyages across the oceans, we all take journeys. On this week’s Louisiana Eats! we’ll speak with writers and restaurateurs about their personal quests for cultural identity.

Kim Sunee’s appetites include travel, knowledge and food. Her trip to Korea is one of the main topics she writes about in A Mouthful of Stars, which explores another dimension of Kim’s creativity: her poetry.

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November was a busy month for local immigrant advocates. With immigration reform stalled in the House of Representatives and unlikely to pass before the end of the year, frustrations have boiled over across the country.

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Five years ago, the Department of Homeland Security established a program that forwards local arrest records to a national immigration database. If an individual is suspected of being in the country unlawfully, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or "ICE", may ask  local law enforcement to hold the individual until officials can investigate his or her immigration status. These requests are known as ICE holds.  

The AFL-CIO begins a big push this week to build momentum for comprehensive changes to the nation's immigration laws.

But it wasn't long ago that organized labor viewed illegal workers in the U.S. as a threat — and fought against proposals that would lead to citizenship.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, referenced the labor movement's history with the immigration issue in a YouTube message to members late last year.

More than 150 evangelical leaders, from across the political spectrum, have come together to call for immigration reform. Host Michel Martin looks at the crusade for reform with Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

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Immigration advocates in New Orleans say the Supreme Court’s ruling this week on immigration policy will lead to racial profiling. The Congress of Day Laborers is reaching out to minority leaders for support.

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.