Entries Tagged as 'immigration policy'

Chasing the DREAM Act: News Judgment Trumps Partisanship

June 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier When a reader approaches the Albuquerque Journal expecting a conservative slant, one’s view is colored to the point it can be surprising when the paper appears to favor, or give top billing to a “liberal” idea – such as President Obama’s policy announcement regarding the partial implementation of the DREAM Act for […]

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The Compelling Reason for Immigration Reform

July 28th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier With Arizona’s immigration law scheduled to take effect this week, and the first of 1,200 National Guard troops scheduled to arrive on the Mexican border three days after that, the Albuquerque Journal appears to be trying to give the issue the coverage it deserves. I share the resigned dismay my colleague Tracy […]

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The Immigration Law Popularity Contest

July 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In its sole editorial for the day, the Albuquerque Sunday Journal made some good points about the need for immigration reform at the federal level. But the piece, entitled “Thank Arizona for Immigration Debate,” strained credibility (and no doubt, lost some readers) with the snide attitude of its opening sentence, which said: […]

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The Journal Steps On Its Dress – Er, Immigration Package

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann If the role of a newspaper is to present a balanced, nuanced picture of an issue that has proven hugely controversial in the community it serves, then the Journal did a very good thing on June 6. The paper devoted an entire page of the Opinion-Editorial section to a side of the […]

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Protest trumps content

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Mexico

By Denise Tessier New Mexicans this week had the rare opportunity to hear first-hand thoughts from the immediate past president of Mexico – our next-door neighbor nation plagued by drug war violence and the greatest source of our illegal immigration problems. Former president Vicente Fox’s talk at the University of New Mexico’s Popejoy Hall Monday […]

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