-- by David Taintor, AdWeek:
On Sept. 19, CBS Interactive’s CNET will introduce CNET en Español, a Spanish-language edition of the tech news site that will be produced by a team of a dozen journalists.
-- by the New York Times editorial board:
Congress returns from recess this week with the immigration system still failing and repairs still undone. President Obama is still promising solutions, but his administration remains a huge part of the problem.
Last Tuesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, wrote to Janet Napolitano, the departing secretary of homeland security, imploring the administration to stop harming her state’s economy with ramped-up immigration audits that force farmers and growers to fire workers they desperately need. “Concentrate instead on removing those who would and have harmed our society,” she wrote, “rather than those who contribute to our vital agricultural economy and heritage, and the safe and high-quality food supply that benefits all Americans.”
Mr. Obama speaks of embracing immigrants but has deported nearly two million of them. He and Ms. Napolitano, who left office last week, always said they were focused on catching dangerous criminals, but they cast a wide net that has fallen hard on day laborers, carwash employees, farm workers and others who pose no threat.
-- by Lisa Mascaro, The Los Angeles Times:
With an immigration overhaul stalled in the Republican-controlled House, advocates fanned out across the states during the August recess to appeal to wavering lawmakers, easily overwhelming opponents who mustered few supporters at town halls and other events.
-- by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, for The New York Daily News:
As Congress comes back into session, it has a once-in-a-generation chance to fix our broken immigration system.
We cannot let this opportunity pass. Immigration reform would help families, it would help our economy and it would improve our security. Most importantly, it’s the right thing to do.
Pope Francis recently reminded us that “the measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need.” For generations, men and women have come to America’s shores in search of a better life for themselves and their families, and we’re justly proud of our heritage as a nation that welcomes people of good will.
But today, no one can be proud of the enormous underclass of undocumented workers that’s been allowed to form — millions of our neighbors who live on the margins, have their families fractured and are easily exploited.
-- by Michael Lipka and Jessica Martinez, Pew Research Center:
-- by Ross Ramsey, Matt Stiles, Julian Aguilar and Ryan Murphy, The Texas Tribune:
The state’s explosive growth during the past decade was fueled by a boom in its minority population, which accounted for 89 percent of the total increase in population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Hispanics alone accounted for 65 percent of the state’s growth over the last 10 years.
-- from The Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade and health care but declined in information.
-- by Alverto Tomas Halpern, Newpapertree.com:
For Hector and Yolanda Fierro, a couple living in the Logan Heights neighborhood that borders Fort Bliss in El Paso, voting is an important civic duty.
The Fierros have lived in the same house, in the same neighborhood, for 18 years, and are both registered voters—but Hector doesn’t always vote. He said he works out of town and he couldn’t remember the last time he voted in a city election. Yolanda on the other hand, votes more often.
-- by Mark Hugo Lopez and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Pew Research Center:
With more than 37 million speakers, Spanish is by far the most spoken non-English language in the U.S. today among people ages 5 and older. It is also one of the fastest-growing, with the number of speakers up 233% since 1980, when there were 11 million Spanish speakers. (The number of Vietnamese speakers grew faster, up 599% over the same period).
-- by Elizabeth Blair, NPR:
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