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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: Don’t Deport My Mom!; Calderón; Countdown to 1070

by Rafael Prieto on 05/20/2010 at 10:41am

While Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s visit to Washington continues to receive coverage, the Spanish-language press’ attention was captured by the young girl who stole the show at a photo op for First Lady Michelle Obama by expressing fear for her undocumented mother. Various developments as Arizona counts down to the implementation of SB 1070 also grab a few headlines.

Don’t deport my mom! The top story in the Spanish-language press is the exchange between First Lady Michelle Obama and a young girl worried that the president is deporting so many people who lack papers, like her mother. AOL Latino and America’s Voice en Español publish a blog post by Maribel Hastings, “From the mouths of babes,” on this topic. La Crónica, El Diario-La Prensa (New York), the AP, and Al Día (Philadelphia) have more on the story.

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