Today, the Spanish-language press takes up the story of two Argentinians, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) informants, who now face deportation themselves. Brothers Emilio and Analía Anaya had made an agreement with the federal agency to identify undocumented immigrants involved in the drug trade, gangs, human trafficking, prostitution and other crimes, in exchange for S-visas which would give them a path to citizenship. The Anayas’ case, initially brought to light by El Diario-La Prensa (New York), has also revived interest in Salvadoran national Ernesto Gamboa, who is also on the verge of being deported, and whose situation was revealed by an NPR investigation. La Raza carries an exclusive interview, with La Opinión writing on the Anayas as well.
La Opinión reacts to a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report questioning temporary worker programs.
The march scheduled to take place on March 21st in Washington to urge Congress and President Obama to pass immigration reform in 2010 continues to receive attention from the press. Tulsa’s El Hispano, Atlanta’s Mundo Hispanico, Connecticut’s PostLatino and Dallas’ Al Día all report on activities occurring in preparation for the demonstration.
La Opinión covers priests’ warnings to their parishioners about the dangers posed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. Charlotte weeklies Mi Gente and La Noticia report on the actions churches are undertaking to support immigration reform.
America’s Voice has started a new series, ‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration,’ to bring Spanish-language coverage of immigration and politics to a wider audience. Look for daily roundups (in English) of some of the best Spanish-language news.
Don’t forget to check out the latest Spanish-language reporting and analysis on immigration over at MaribelHastings.com.