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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: Muñoz on Enfoque; Press Skeptical on CIR; AZ Criminalization Bill

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The first episode of Enfoque, a weekly program on Telemundo anchored by José Díaz-Balart, featured several top political figures discussing immigration policy and reform, but headlines indicate that the Spanish-language media is losing hope that reform will pass. Meanwhile, the criminalization bill in Arizona continues to raise alarm in international as well as domestic press.

Muñoz on Enfoque. In an interview White House official Cecilia Muñoz reiterated that the Obama administration is continuing to work on immigration reform but that there is no intention of ending immigration raids. Gustavo Torres of Casa de Maryland, who also appeared on the program, said that Obama spoke out against the raids as a candidate, and warned that in the absence of immigration reform some activists will engage in civil disobedience after May 1st. Enfoque also featured a segment by Lori Montenegro covering immigration, during which she spoke with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) over their reform bill, and an interview during which First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in favor of changing immigration policy.