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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: USCIS; 1070 Boycott and Backlash; What About the GOP?

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Today, the Spanish language press reports on various developments within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), after director Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the Senate. The backlash against Arizona over criminalization bill SB 1070 continues to dominate the news cycle, and columnists look at the Republican Party’s attitude toward immigration reform.

USCIS. La Opinión (Los Angeles) covers United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Alejandro Mayorkas’ testimony before the U.S. Senate. Mayorkas floated the possibility of suspending deportations of students who would be eligible for legal status under the DREAM Act and farmworkers who would be covered under the AgJobs bill. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) told the paper that

“such a dramatic change in policy would be of concern to Congress. I hope that when we engage with these issues we do it all at once and not in pieces, which would make it more difficult for us to work on immigration reform.”