Online platforms report, analyze and criticize immigration policies

thumbnailby Abelardo de la Peña Jr.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • Discussion on the hot-button issue of immigration is wide-ranging on the Web, as journalists, pundits and activists go online to report, analyze and criticize.
  • Joaquin Ramon Herrera, a.k.a. Nezua, offers nuanced perspectives and commentary as The Unapologetic Mexican. The writer/filmmaker/illustrator writes on immigration with regularity, including a recent post on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) enforcement and detention tactics.
  • Associate editor with New America Media and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, Roberto Lovato authors the Of América blog. The former executive director of an L.A.-based immigrant rights organization has covered global perspectives of U.S. immigration policies.
  • A training and mentoring program for journalists covering immigrants, Feet in Two Worlds, is a project of The New School. Participants from Brazil, South Africa, Poland and other nations write and create videos and podcasts on immigration, globalization and transnational culture.

WHAT THIS MEANS TO BUSINESS

  • Observers and supporters of immigration and immigrant rights are taking to cyberspace to counter a wide-ranging anti-immigration presence, hoping to add a more balanced perspective and change the tone of the immigration debate.
  • Besides serving to promote discussion about immigration, the growth of sites that take on the topic can lead to the realization that immigration is not just about Latinos.

RESOURCES

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