Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, June 28, 2012

All the news fit to print. (Photo:The Library of Congress/Flickr)

The biggest news of the day is clearly that the Supreme Court largely upheld the federal health care law. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health called the decision “a significant victory for Latinas, who are more likely than other groups to face structural barriers that prevent them from accessing health care and preventive services.”

In Arizona, residents are divided on the recent Supreme Court decision on SB 1070, as this AP video shows.

In Phoenix, there was an enormous protest last weekend outside of the “Tent City” created by controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio to imprison illegal immigrants.

The Boston Herald has a story about attempts to streamline the immigration process at the federal level.

E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post calls for Justice Antonin Scalia to resign, based upon his strongly-worded dissent to the Supreme Court decision that many readers found offensive. Dionne’s column is only one of many to criticize Scalia, as the Seattle Times reports.

In Iowa, a family from Ecuador struggles with a lawyer’s poor advice.

In Connecticut, a new musical focuses on the immigrant experience.

Yesterday, Fi2W published this rundown of two New York federal primary races with resonance for the immigrant community. Rep. Charles Rangel’s victory over State Sen. Adriano Espaillat doesn’t seem as clear as votes continue to roll in, narrowing the margin, DNAInfo reports.  Plus, the Daily News previews Grace Meng’s upcoming general election fight against Republican Dan Halloran for a seat in the U.S. Congress, one in which race and ethnicity may play a large role.

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.