Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 9, 2012

Hot off the presses. (Photo: National Library of Australia Commons/Flickr)

The courting of Latino voters by both Republicans and Democrats continues.

Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the National Council of La Raza Convention on Saturday, trumpeting the Obama Administration’s dedication to protecting Latinos’ civil liberties.

Meanwhile, one California columnist calls for changes in the state GOP in order to woo Latino votes, while another, Charles Krauthammer, attacks Obama’s “illogical” immigration policy.

The Dallas Morning News has an exclusive interview with Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, in which he speaks of how he will help the United States to secure the long border between the two countries.

CBS Tampa has an article on a young undocumented lawyer who believes Obama’s recently-announced immigration policy changes should allow him to qualify for a Florida law license.

In last week’s news picks, we mentioned a new “anti-Arizona” immigration law passed by the California Senate. This piece from Patch.com gives more details on that law and the reasoning behind it.

Oakland Local has a story about how young undocumented Oaklanders see the new deferred-deportation policy of the Obama Administration.

In New York news, the Board of Elections has reached a final count in the contested race between Charles Rangel and Adriano Espaillat, with Rangel up by 990 votes. The Daily News has the story here.

An entrepreneur in Brooklyn has been previewing his Ethiopian restaurant with a “secret dinner series,” according to DNAInfo.com.

Finally, a new website, Faith in the Five Boroughs, is documenting the role that faith and religious communities play in the lives of immigrants and their children.

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