Univision, Disney In Talks To Create 24-Hour News Channel In English For Latinos

The Washington Post, in an Associated Press story, quoted CCLP Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School about a new English-language news channel planned by Univision and Disney. "There are several assumptions here. Is there room for another all-news channel? And within the Hispanic market, is there enough demand for an all-news channel?" Suro said. To read the article in full click here….

Suro in Hous Chron – Religiousness of Hispanics

Roberto Suro, CCLP Faculty Fellow, was cited in a blog post on the website for the Houston Chronicle. The article, entitled "Expanded resources enrich Hispanic Catholic worship", examines the religious practices and habits of the second-generation of Hispanic Catholic parishioners….

Suro – WaPo "Dream Act"

The Washington Post published an article by Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro about Congress' recent vote against "the Dream Act." The bill, if passed, would allow for children of illegal immigrants with "good character" to attain US citizenship upon their completion of a college education or service in the military. "The immediate task is to clean up the mess caused by inaction," writes Suro "and that is going to require compromises on all sides. Next, we should reexamine the scope of policy proposals. After a decade of sweeping plans that went nowhere, working piecemeal is worth a try at this point."…

Suro – NYT "Immigrant Path"

Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro was cited in a recent New York Times article about the recent influx of immigrant workers to suburban neighborhoods throughout the country, according to the US Census Bureau. Suro noted several years ago that immigrants were migrating to areas with the largest demand for construction workers. "The leveraged asset was the work of the immigrants. The long-term payout was the social requirement to settle them and look after their children."…

Suro in Eurasia review on ‘Anchor Babies’

Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro has published a new article in Eurasia Review entitled "New Attacks On Birthright Citizenship: 'Anchor Babies' And The 14th Amendment." In it, Suro writes that "[w]hat this country needs is comprehensive immigration reform, not an attack on the Constitution," and claims that "taking away birthright citizenship will only increase the undocumented population within the United States, not decrease it." The full article can be accessed here….