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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: ICE Memo; Tamaulipas Massacre; 55+ Votes for DREAM

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The Spanish-language press continues to follow up on two big stories from last week: the release of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memo asking agents to cancel deportations for a narrow class of immigrants, and the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Meanwhile, as Congress prepares to go back in session, DREAM Act advocates are tallying up their support in the Senate.

ICE memo. The memo, released last week, instructs agents to cancel the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants who have filed active applications for legal status and are likely to be approved. The coverage quotes pro-immigrant groups reiterating that this does not constitute “amnesty,” as critics of the memo allege. EFE, Reuters, El Nuevo Herald (Miami) and El Financiero (Mexico) have more on the story. 

Tamaulipas massacre. Notimex (via SDPNoticias.com) quotes Enrique Morones Careaga, director of the group Border Angels, who says that the tragedy shows:

“how urgently immigration reform is needed for the sake of both the United States and Mexico.”

Other outlets covering the story today include El Universal (Mexico), the AP and EFE.