Various outlets in the Spanish-language press write follow-up stories on the bill that passed the Senate last week allocating $600 million for 1,500 more border troops and unmanned surveillance drones, among other things. Not to be outdone, Republicans continue to discuss abolishing birthright citizenship, drawing continued criticism from advocates and the media.
Border bill “a slap in the face.” Many stories include criticism of the Senate from pro-immigrant advocates, including groups like America’s Voice and NCLR, for continuing to send more resources to the border to serve partisan interests without making progress on comprehensive immigration reform. La Jornada (Mexico) reprints a news agency report quoting leaders of the National Immigration Forum, NCLR, and the Center for Community Change, among other advocates—all of them critical of the bill. And Web magazine Contacto writes that the passage of the Democratic bill:
“is a slap in the face to pro-immigrant organizations.”
Univisión opened its national news broadcast Friday with the following statement:
“Members of Congress have granted 600 million dollars for the border, and now they’ll go on vacation.”