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

News in many languages. (Photo: counterclockwise/Flickr)

The repercussions of Barack Obama’s new immigration policy continue to resonate across the country.

In California, an undocumented man who has spent most of his life in America is trying to get his law license, and is taking his case to the state Supreme Court.  The Contra Costa Times has the story here.

The Orlando Sentinel tells the story of a Venezuelan teen in Florida who went from planning his upcoming marriage to a detention facility and back.

Speaking of Florida, a new poll shows overwhelming support in that state for the Obama administration’s policy of letting some young undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S without fear of deportation.

Time Magazine discusses what could be the next big controversy between federal and state governments regarding immigrant detention, and you might be surprised at the dynamics.

In New York, Latino grocery store employees are beginning to unionize.  Their bosses tend to be immigrants as well, highlighting a longstanding tension, according to the New York Times.

El Diario writes about the Hispanic community’s creative ways of earning extra money during tough economic times.

In Lower Manhattan, a small group of elderly Italian-Americans struggle to keep their disappearing community alive, in this story culled from Voices of NY.

Finally, DNAInfo.com offers some insight into how to beat the summer heat with Indian refreshments.

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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.