The Spanish-language press keeps its attention on the preparations underway for the March for America taking place next Sunday, March 21st, in support of immigration reform. Meanwhile, NumbersUSA and other anti-immigrant groups are planning actions of their own, and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took to the airwaves yesterday to press the Obama administration on immigration reform.
March for America. La Opinión (Los Angeles) runs the headline “A national call to march; organizations expect 100,000 people to attend.” A Univisión.com story headlined “March to impact future of reform” includes links to videos promoting the demonstration; another story on the site, “Immigration reform regains force,” contains details from last Thursday’s meeting between President Obama and community leaders. The article quotes Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), saying: “He seemed a bit frustrated, like he didn’t understand why we were unhappy…with him. We told him that if 400,000 people a year are being deported, how could he not think we’d be frustrated with him?”