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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: Wal-Mart Boycott; Forgotten Promises; Reform and Licenses in CA

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EFE issues a dispatch from Atlanta, where the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) is heading a boycott of Wal-Mart, due to start on March 20th, to ask the company to take a stand in support of immigration reform. “The point of this initiative is to call attention to Wal-Mart, who, with its large quantity of Latino customers, has a moral obligation to support reform,” a GLAHR representative said.

AOL Latino, Hoy (Dallas) and El Mirador Paraguayo have reprinted Maribel Hastings’ blog post, “NCLR refreshes Obama’s memory.” The article by Hastings, of America’s Voice, describes a video released by the National Council for La Raza (NCLR) showing President Barack Obama reaffirming his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform in 2008: “I marched with you in the streets of Chicago, I fought for you in the Senate, and I will make it a top priority in my first year as president of the United States of America.” But the video adds, “Sometimes we all get so busy…we forget the promises we’ve made.”