Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 6th, 2012

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In what seems like a symbolic pushback against SB 1070’s one remaining clause, California’s Senate has passed a bill protecting undocumented immigrants from deferral to immigration authorities unless they have committed a violent crime.  Reuters has the story.

In Georgia, an immigrant reporter from El Salvador who often covers immigrant issues is himself facing deportation after his request for asylum was rejected.

The Charles Rangel-Adriano Espaillat controversy over who won the Democratic primary in New York’s 13th Congressional district continues, with the counting of paper ballots ongoing. In the New York Daily News, Juan Gonzalez cites his concerns with how the count is progressing.

DNAInfo.com reports that a Bronx judge has ordered the Board of Elections not to finalize their count until he signs off on it.

Finally, the New York Post and the New York Times reports that Rangel’s lead appears to have increased to 945 votes.

We’ve followed the race for NY-13 closely, and will keep you posted on developments.

At CNN, two columnists faced off over the term “illegal immigrant.”  You may remember us going over this in a recent podcast with Julia Preston from the New York Times.

Voices of NY covered a comedy show in Brooklyn that featured performers from tumultuous Egypt, including Bassem Youssef, who recently appeared on the Daily Show.  They spoke to several Egyptian expatriates living in New York City on their feelings about Youssef and Egypt’s troubled political situation.

The FilAm previews an upcoming festival celebrating Filipino culture in New Jersey.

And, finally, a new television show in Colombia is re-telling a story that has been taboo in the country until now: the rise, reign, and fall of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.  NPR has the story.

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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.