In today’s top stories in the Spanish-language media, Janet Napolitano reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to comprehensive immigration reform in a speech in Denver, while mayors of U.S. cities and the United Farm Workers both highlight the contributions immigrants make to the economy.
Napolitano on CIR. Speaking at the annual convention of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) in Denver, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano confirmed that the Obama Administration remains committed to comprehensive immigration reform. But she warned that reform would take time and that “it is a bitterly divided Congress right now, bitterly partisan.” Napolitano’s assurances come a day after she announced new programs and government spending for border security. EFE, BBC Mundo, Univision, El Diario (El Paso), the AP, and El Universal have more on the story.