Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, June 5th, 2012

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Newsstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan. (Photo: NYPL Photography Collection)

In today’s immigration news, El Diaro presents a story of a Mexican student’s struggle to return to the United States in time for her secondary school graduation. QueensLatina writes of a series of workshops to train Spanish-speakers to take part in the burgeoning Spanish-language media. The New York Daily News reports on the discovery of a sex-trafficking ring operating between Central Mexico and New York City.

According to National Journal, New Mexico, a state in which Hispanics make up a plurality of the population, is proving surprisingly unkind to Hispanic political candidates this election season. CNN provides a useful run-down on the make-up of Latino voters this election season. The Huffington Post reports on the pushback against a draconian immigration law in the District of Columbia.

In news from other ethnic communities, Voices of NY has an interesting story on the backlash against the Internet among New York City’s Hasidic Jews. The News India Times writes of an Indian-American women suing Dunkin Donuts over the chain’s refusal to allow her to open additional franchises, and in arts news, a Korean-American film festival starts today in New York City.

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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.