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Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, June 19, 2012

News that speaks your language. (Photo: the Italian Voice/Flickr)

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio reacts to Barack Obama’s shift in policy towards undocumented immigrant youth in an interview with ABC News.  On CNN’s website, so does Mexican president Felipe Calderon.  But Mitt Romney continues to avoid saying whether or not he would overturn the executive order.

The Pew Research Center released new data that reveals a sharp drop in Hispanic immigrants to the United States coupled with a sharp rise in Asian immigrants, making Asians the fastest-growing immigrant group in the United States.

NPR broadcast a story highlighting the campaign ads directed at Latino voters, an topic we’ve covered.

Last week, undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas appeared on the cover of Time Magazine and had an essay inside about his experience as an “illegal immigrant,” which he discussed with the Asian Journal.

In New York City immigration news, DNAInfo profiles an Ethiopian immigrant and the special task he’s taken upon himself to care for stray cats.  DNAInfo also has a story on a series of swastikas found spray-painted throughout Borough Park, Brooklyn, and the fear the incident evoked in the Jewish community.

Capital New York has a long article about the origins of an Albanian-American crime syndicate.

Queens Latino has the details on an upcoming festival uniting families against racism in Queens.

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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.