Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 5, 2012

Stars and stripes forever. (Photo: The Library of Congress/Flickr)

Yesterday was the 4th of July, a bittersweet holiday for many immigrant Americans.

In San Antonio, there was a march calling for immigration reform.

25 members of the American military were sworn in as U.S. citizens in the presence of President Barack Obama.

This column from West Virginia discusses what the 4th of July means for the immigrant community, as does this blog from the Huffington Post.

Earlier this week brought another anniversary, July 2nd being the day when the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. Latina Lista pointed out a few of the ways that civil rights for Hispanics and other immigrants groups are under attack.

Queens Latino has an interview with Andrew Friedman, the Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy, a new organization that seeks to help the immigrant community in America.  He is also one of the founders of Make the Road New York.

In New York news, the Manhattan Times covers the continuing Rangel-Espaillat race.  Fi2W is following this story as well.

Finally, the Brooklyn Ink profiles one undocumented college student’s reaction to the Obama Administration’s new immigration policy.

Fi2W is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation and the Sirus Fund.

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.