Lots happened over the weekend, so here’s a quick roundup of immigration news from around the interwebs. More March For America highlights: First and foremost: you just have to laugh (potentially out loud) at NPR’s take on the Roy Beck/Numbers USA mime incident: “SAGAL: It was an immigration throw down. When anti-immigration activist Roy Beck…
The Spanish-language press covers demonstrations in California for immigration reform; reactions to the discovery of deportation quotas at ICE; and reviews of immigration-related appearances on Sunday talk shows.
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.
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.
Sunday’s March for America continues to dominate the Spanish-language media, while calls for an end to deportations and a challenge from Senator Patrick Leahy are also in the news.
As the drumbeat toward Sunday’s March for America continues, the Spanish-language media also covers yesterday’s press conference announcing the launch of the national Esperanza for America campaign, and developments in several states regarding immigration raids and enforcement.
Today features several op-eds and columns in the Spanish-language press about this Sunday’s march. Meanwhile, all are urged to participate in the Census, and controversies continue over old and new programs to deport immigrants from jail.