Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, June 25, 2012

Hot off the presses. (Photo: State Library of Queensland, Australia/Flickr)

The Supreme Court ruled on SB 1070, Arizona’s tough immigration law, and came down with a split decision.  Here’s the full decision for your reading pleasure.  The Wall Street Journal runs down the dynamics of the decision, while the Washington Post discusses the Obama Administration’s rocky relationship with the Court overall.  According to the Tucson Citizen, a lot of private funds had been spent in the battle to defend the law.

In the New York Daily News, Andrew Friedman brings up Secure Communities, a controversial federal fingerprint-sharing program used for immigration enforcement.

Immigration policy is often seen as a critical issue for Latinos.  However, this Gallup poll suggests that may not be true, and this USA Today poll shows continued overwhelming support for Obama among Latinos.

Voices of NY translates an article from World Journal on how poorly the Asian-American population’s rapid demographic gains are reflected in the workplace.

In New York, tomorrow is the Democratic primary for Charles Rangel’s seat in Congress, which we covered in our most recent podcast.  NPR had a feature on the race, and El Diaro focused on the efforts of Dominican volunteers in favor of Adriano Espaillat, Rangel’s challenger. It’s also the Democratic primary for New York’s newly drawn 6th Congressional district, where Chinese-American Grace Meng is hoping to dominate.

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.