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

Step right up for your daily news. (Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr)

According to CNN, nine border patrol stations in the interior parts of the United States are set to close soon, and agents will be relocated to patrol the border itself.

The shortage of immigrant farm workers is an ongoing cause of concern for farmers. This article from the CNN blog Eatocracy reveals that some farms are turning to prisoners to compensate.

In Georgia, police plan on enforcing a part of the state’s immigration law very similar to the “papers please” provision in Arizona’s SB 1070, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In the Washington Post’s Figuring Faith blog, Robert P. Jones discusses this survey from the Public Religion Research Institute finding that a broad swath of Americans support the Supreme Court’s ruling that immigration issues should be decided on the national level.

This New York Times editorial calls out abuses of the H-2B guest worker program by several companies, most notably Wal-Mart.

At AlterNet, George Lakoff joins the conversation on the ever-important topic of the “immigrant vote” in the 2012 election.

NewsTaco has a column about the Texas Latino population, including voter I.D. laws and Rick Perry’s stance on Medicaid.

Speaking of voter I.D. laws, Latina Lista presents a simple solution to the problem.

The Associated Press writes about Mexican officials traveling to the United States to provide expatriate citizens with basic identification papers they may lack.

Outernational is a new band from New York that sings about immigration issues.  DNAInfo.com profiles them here.

El Diario brings us the story of a young disabled Colombian immigrant in Queens who faces far greater challenges than most of his peers.

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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.