Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, June 29, 2012

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Yesterday, the Journalism Center on Children & Families announced the recipients of the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism.

Among the winners were several excellent stories about immigrants.

Colorlines told the stories of children separated from their parents after deportations.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press had a series on the growing Guatemalan community in America’s Southeast.

In the opinion category, Yvette Cabrera of the Orange County Register was recognized for a series of columns on the impact of the financial crisis on Latino families.

According to the Associated Press, some regulatory boards in Alabama are not enforcing certain sections of the state’s immigration law.

Reuters has a feature on a unique “genius” visa that escapes political scrutiny.

A Nepalese women has pleaded guilty for bilking her countrymen and posing as a relative of a former Nepalese prime minister.

BusinessWeek has a story on the Texas Republican Party’s new, softer stance on immigration in the face of a need for immigrant labor in the state, and what it could mean for the immigration debate in general.

Joseph Cotto of the Washington Times writes about why the GOP will never win the “Hispanic” vote, due to what he see as the problematic nature of that label.

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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.