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

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Joe Arpaio’s upcoming lawsuit for alleged civil rights violations is making big news.  NPR’s Morning Edition covers it here, and the Associated Press here.

According to another Associated Press article, another controversial figure in Arizona politics, former State Senator Russell Pearce, is eyeing a comeback.

A Guatemalan woman was arrested in an immigration sting operation in 2007, and the government took away her child. Now, she’s been stripped of her parental rights and the child has been turned over to his adoptive parents. Colorlines covers the story here, and ABC News Radio here.

Latina Lista writes about concerns over Latino voter registration and why the political rhetoric on this issue often misses the point, as well as Mitt Romney’s continuing struggles with Latino voters.

El Diario covers the upcoming New York State Senate race between Adriano Espaillat and Guillermo LInares in Upper Manhattan and how closely it is tied to the Assembly race in the same district.

Voices of NY translates a story from The Korea Daily on one of New York’s unique immigrant groups: Chinese of Korean descent.

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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.