UNDOCUBUS CROSSES THE SOUTH. Tired of being at risk of deportation and family separation, a group of young undocumented immigrants and some parents head on a bus to North Carolina, site of the National Democratic Convention. The passengers of the "undocubus" visit this week Alabama, after three weeks touring the South. In an effort to influence the electoral debate on immigration, they gather stories and celebrate meetings, rallies and acts of civil disobedience in each stop. Marco Vinicio González has a report on the whereabouts of the “undocubus”.
JUDGE TO DECIDE ON ANTI-IMMIGRATION LAW. A federal judge heard again this week arguments pro and against a section of the Arizona anti-immigration law that would allow local police to ask for documents to any person suspected of being undocumented. This is the only section that survived a Supreme Court ruling. Judge Susan Bolton will have to decide if the law, called “show me your papers,” leads to racial discrimination, especially against the state’s Latino residents. From Phoenix, Valeria Fernández reports.
PEACE CARAVAN STOPS IN TEXAS. The Peace Caravan led by Mexican poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia continues touring the U.S. in an effort to draw attention to the costs of the war against drugs in Mexico. This week, the caravan passengers arrived to El Paso, Texas, where they won a statement from the city council in support of controlling arms sales along the border. Sicilia and his supporters also demonstrated at the offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), urging an open dialogue with the U.S. government. Mónica Ortiz Uribe has more details from El Paso.