Daily Border Bulletin- Texas takes a new position on immigration; Arizona’s SB 1070 awaits decision in the Supreme Court; More Americans travel to Mexico

The Texas Republican Convention approved a party platform on immigration conceding that mass deportation of illegal immigrants isn’t practical and calling for “common ground” to develop more-realistic strategies. The country’s judicial authority has three last weeks to release a decision, generally on Mondays, on the legal challenges against Arizona’s anti-immigrant law. The Mexican Ministry of Tourism says more than 2 million U.S. tourists flew to Mexico between January and April of this year, up 11% from the same period in 2011.

Republicans in Texas take new position on immigration- The Texas Republican Convention approved a party platform on immigration conceding that mass deportation of illegal immigrants isn’t practical and calling for “common ground” to develop more-realistic strategies.
“The platform sanctions a national temporary worker program to bring foreigners to America when jobs are available.
A series of motions to replace the proposed platform with the state GOP’s more-traditional, hardline stances against illegal immigration all failed late Friday night.
After that, the full platform was voted on and approved with little objection.”

Arizona’s SB 1070 awaits decision in the Supreme Court- The country’s judicial authority has three last weeks to release a decision, generally on Mondays, on the legal challenges against Arizona’s anti-immigrant law.
“The government says the Constitution ‘vests exclusive authority’ with the federal government on the issue of immigration, in part because it is a crucial component to national security and international relations.
The question is if federal law preempts state law. In other words, does Arizona’s law infringe on federal power?”

More Americans travel to Mexico- The Mexican Ministry of Tourism says more than 2 million U.S. tourists flew to Mexico between January and April of this year, up 11% from the same period in 2011.
“Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete is chief operating officer of the Mexico Tourism Board. He says the country has been strengthening its marketing efforts in the U.S., in part to counter U.S. news coverage that focuses on Mexican drug violence.”

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About tanialara

Tania Lara has a vast experience working as a journalist in Mexico and the U.S. reporting in-depth about the economic contributions and realities of Mexican immigrants. This summer, she will be covering border issues and elections for the 21st Century Border Initiative blog. Her stories about complex cross border matters have been published in Spanish-language media outlets including CNN México, Expansión, and ¡Ahora Sí!, as well as the English-language newspaper The Austin American-Statesman.
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