Feet in 2 Worlds’ New Picks, July 3, 2012

News hot off the presses. (Photo: Smithsonian Institution/Flickr)

A CNN poll finds that most Latino voters are independents, suggesting the vote is not necessarily in the bag for the Democrats.

McClatchy covers the labor shortages farms face as fewer immigrants cross the border.

Many migrants are often victimized by fraudsters, according to this article in the Seatlle Post-Intelligencer.

Despite Barack Obama’s recent changes to immigration policy, the DREAMers are not giving up.  Last weekend, hundreds of young supporters of the federal DREAM Act showed up in San Francisco for a “graduation ceremony.”  The same thing happened in Washington, D.C. last week.

In New York news, the Daily News has the story of a Brooklyn funeral home catering to Caribbean and Latino residents.

News India Times reports on unexpected levels of support for Long Island Representative Peter King’s hearings on Muslim radicalization.

Queens Latino discusses the challenges of uniting the borough’s diverse Latino community.

And finally, a 102-year-old Filipino man who has lived in the U.S. since 1928 finally became an American citizen last week, according to this story from ABC News.

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AboutJustin Mitchell
Justin Mitchell was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2002 with a degree in theater, and worked as an ESL teacher in the Czech Republic, Cambodia, and Korea. He is now a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with a focus in international journalism. Follow him on Twitter @mittinjuschell.