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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: DREAM Actions; Businesses against SB 1070; Hate Crimes in Staten Island

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Today in the Spanish-language press, actions in support of the DREAM Act heat up across the country, while Arizona business owners have more backbone than Democratic governors in standing up to Arizona’s SB 1070. Meanwhile, hate crimes in Staten Island, NY have immigrants afraid to walk the streets, and the Mexican consulate is getting involved.

DREAM Actions. Activists across the country are pushing for passage of the DREAM Act, which would legalize undocumented youth who have completed 2 years of college study or who enlist in the military. La Opinión covers the departure of a group of Los Angeles youth in a caravan destined for Washington, DC to take part in a series of actions to advocate for the bill in the nation’s capital next week. Al Día (Dallas) reports that three students from that city have started a three-day-long fast to call attention to the urgency of passing the bill.