The Spanish-language press leads today with the Arizona House of Representatives’ passage of a bill that would criminalize undocumented immigrants, but the effects of last Sunday’s March for America and other local events for immigration reform–including a protest outside Republican National Committee headquarters–continue to receive a significant amount of coverage.
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Today, the Spanish-language press reports on statements from high-level Obama Administration officials reiterating the President’s commitment to reform immigration policy, a new survey showing deep support for reform among religious voters and a bill in Arizona that would criminalize the undocumented.
Over the weekend, the Spanish-language media dedicated extensive coverage to the March for America on Sunday in Washington. Reporters focused on the delegations from around the country that came to Washington to participate in the massive march, President Barack Obama’s taped address to the attendees reiterating his commitment to immigration reform, and leaders’ rejection of current policies of raids and deportations. Univision.com and ImpreMedia.com, among other sites, have photo galleries and videos from the event.
With tens of thousands of people heading to Washington for the March for America this Sunday and the news of a bipartisan framework for comprehensive immigration reform legislation from Senators Schumer and Graham, there’s a lot of news to track today – here’s a quick recap for the folks at home.
On the eve of Sunday’s march, other stories attracting the attention of the Spanish-language media include an op-ed from Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham sketching the outline of a bill for comprehensive immigration reform, and another round of raids being undertaken by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona.