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Immigration Debate Splits California City In Two

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Immigration protests are expected to continue for some time in Murrieta, Calif. After protesters turned away buses of undocumented immigrants bound for a processing center, the town now finds itself at the center of the political debate on immigration.

Source: NPR

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Jen from Brooklyn

First, Kirk Sigler describes the older crowd of protesters in Murietta as "Caucasian." Why? I'd lay odds they're not from the Caucusus. They're just white - most likely a mutt mix like so many of us (and, of course, ignorant and biased and too many generations away from their own families' immigrations here to recall that, with very few exceptions, we are ALL IMMIGRANTS). Then in the story right after that one, reported from Guatamala City (didn't catch the reporter's name), the reporter described a 17-yr-old boy's reunion with his mother. She described him as a head taller than his sobbing mom, but that "his baby face denies his age." No, dear, you meant BELIES.

It's just sloppy. And maybe I'm being too picky (I confess to being an editor), but "little" things like this undermine the otherwise top-notch reporting...

Jul. 03 2014 06:20 PM

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