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Immigration Issues Dominate Media Focus on Latinos

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Jean Marie Brown
July 5, 2012

Issues related to immigration have dominated recent mainstream media coverage about Latinos as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Arizona immigration law, and President Barack Obama altered deportation status for people who are under 30 and were brought to the country illegally as children.

But the coverage also underscored a major flaw in the media’s treatment of Latinos: Rarely are they mentioned in reporting on issues other than immigration.

Issues related to immigration have dominated recent mainstream media coverage about Latinos as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Arizona immigration law, and President Barack Obama altered deportation status for people who are under 30 and were brought to the country illegally as children.

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