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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: A Crucial Week in Arizona

by Maribel Hastings on 07/26/2010 at 10:39am

The Spanish-language press continues to wait with bated breath for Judge Susan Bolton to issue a decision on whether to keep Arizona’s SB 1070 from going into effect this Thursday, July 29th.

3 days to 1070? Télam looks forward to the awaited decision, while other outlets put SB 1070 in context: Terra.com looks back on the circumstances in Arizona that led to the rise of SB 1070, and La Opinión (Los Angeles) unveils a special multimedia report.

La Jornada reprints a Notimex wire report that the climate of fear in which immigrants in Arizona live is driving many of them out of the state — although, as one activist notes, 18 other states are considering similar measures to SB 1070. Univisión.com publishes an EFE wire report previewing the array of protests that activists opposed to SB 1070 will hold throughout the week. And AOL Noticias reprints a Notimex story covering the results of a poll conducted by the Arizona Republic. The Republic poll finds that while the majority of Arizonans—55%–support SB 1070, 62% favor legalizing undocumented immigrants who do not have criminal records.

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