Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, June 21, 2012

Different languages, different voices. (Photo: birdfarm/Flickr)

Channel One discusses just how important the Latino vote is becoming in the 2012 election.

In Florida, Governor Rick Scott backpedals on his promise to create a system to independently verify that employees are eligible to work.

A Bloomberg poll shows 2-to-1 support among likely voters for Barack Obama’s new immigration policy.  Most notably, independent voters support the president’s decision by an equally wide margin.

The Republican National Committee comes out with an ad attacking Obama for problems faced by the immigrant community.

New American Media showcases reaction to President Obama’s announcement from the point of view of the “undocuqueer” community—young, undocumented, and homosexual.

The Colorado college with a special tuition rate for undocumented students is facing pressure from state lawmakers.

News India Times reports on three major Indian-American umbrella organizations joining the battle against affirmative action.

In New York, DNAInfo has the story of a family from Singapore that moved to New York City specifically so that their daughter could get a kidney transplant.

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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.