By Frank X. Moraga / CCHAC
Comprehensive immigration reform is currently the hot topic in Washington D.C.
Republicans realize they need to approve a deal in order to win back the Latino support they lost in recent national elections.
Meanwhile, Democrats were called on the carpet for not passing some kind of immigration reform, especially when they had the numbers in Congress after the 2008 election.
The Obama Administration in particular has been taken to task by Latino leaders for deporting record numbers of immigrants during Obama’s first term in office.
Residents in Northern Arizona will get an up-close look at the many aspects of immigration — from law enforcement issues to the human cost of crossing the southern U.S. border — when the Latin American Studies program at Northern Arizona University presents “Immigration Awareness Week” April 8-13 in various locations in the region.