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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 19, 2012

A daily digest of immigration news culled from national and ethnic media sources.

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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 18, 2012

A daily digest of immigration news from the mainstream and ethnic press.

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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 17, 2012

A daily digest of national and New York immigration news culled from the mainstream and ethnic press.

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Federal Government Opens Citizenship Database to Florida Authorities, Making Immigrant Leaders Wary

Immigrant leaders in Florida and New York expressed concern about the sharing of private information among different levels of government.

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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 16, 2012

A daily digest of immigration news from the mainstream and ethnic press.

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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 12, 2012

A daily digest of national and local immigration news from mainstream and ethnic media.

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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 11, 2012

A daily digest of immigration news from mainstream and ethnic media.

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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 10, 2012

A daily digest of national and New York immigration news culled from mainstream and ethnic media.

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Dominican Immigrant Congressional Candidate Concedes NY Primary to Rep. Charles Rangel

Congressman Rangel wins by a razor-thin margin, dashing the hopes of a challenger who had hoped to be the first Dominican-born member of Congress.

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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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