Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 24, 2012

Telling their side of the story. (Photo: Kevin Coles/Flickr)

In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected to take the stand today in the trial in which Arpaio is being sued for alleged racial profiling against Latinos.  Read the story here.

In Sunday’s edition of USA Today, Alan Gomez writes about the Hispanic community’s reaction to Alabama’s hardline immigration law.

Former Arizona state lawmaker Russel Pearce took heat for his reaction to the Aurora movie theater shooting last week, and this week the Associated Press reports on new emails in which Pearce purportedly shows racial bias.

The Newark Star-Ledger profiles a Nigerian-American woman who has lived in the United States for decades and earned two higher degrees, yet finds herself trapped in an endless battle over her immigration status.

The International AIDS conference is taking place in Washington, D.C. right now.  Latina Lista reports that Latino immigrants have the highest reported level of H.I.V. diagnoses.

New data has just been released about the number of deportations and detentions of immigrants in New York, according to El Diario.  Check out the full report from the Immigrant Defense Project here.  El Diario has more on this story here.

Speaking of El Diario, an article last week by Angelo Falcon of the National Institute for Latino Policy has raised fears about the future of the legendary Spanish-language. Read more about it here.

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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.