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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: What does the 1070 Ruling Change?

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The Spanish-language press continues to analyze Judge Susan Bolton’s partial injunction against SB 1070 and Arizona’s quick appeal of the decision, considering the political effects and wondering how this will impact the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform –which continued demonstrations  in Phoenix and other cities throughout the country demonstrate is still sorely needed.

Political fallout. Analyzing the political fallout from the decision, the AP writes that the injunction could be interpreted as a victory for the federal government, but “neither side is sure who will be able to make the most of the issue.” La Opinión reports that there is a difference of opinion on how the debate over SB 1070 will influence prospects for immigration reform. El Universal reports that White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs declares that immigration reform is the only way to avoid more situations like Arizona’s.

In other Washington news, while some groups are pushing for the DREAM Act and AgJOBS as initial steps toward comprehensive reform, Notimex quotes Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) saying that advancing these bills now might hurt the prospects for reform in future.