NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo will focus much of their news coverage today on one of the most complicated and emotional issues of the day.
Abel Moreno, 29, was fraudulently arrested in December when he says he tried to stop a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer from fondling his girlfriend during a bogus traffic stop.
Officer Marcus Jackson has since been fired and charged with sexually assaulting six women - including Moreno's girlfriend - while on patrol.
Moreno, who was taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail and identified as an illegal immigrant, is seeking a visa granted to crime victims and immigrants who are helping authorities in the prosecution of a criminal case.
Read more of the Observer's extensive coverage on Moreno's case here, here, here, and here.
A day after President Barack Obama issues plan to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the border, NBC launched their "A Nation Divided" coverage with a new poll that shows white and Latino Americans divided over immigration, political parties, and how President Barack Obama is handling immigration.
Mirroring the findings of related studies, the NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo poll found 70 percent of whites favor Arizona’s controversial immigration law that requires police to question people they suspect to be in the country illegally. And 58 percent of Latinos say they strongly oppose the law.
The "Today" reported on immigrant families. "Nightly News" will investigate the Arizona law’s impacts and at other states considering similar measures, according to the Associated Press. "Dateline NBC" will preview their upcoming series on migrant children.
MSNBC will be following the U.S. Border Patrol as agents search for people crossing the border illegally. They will also report on immigrant neighborhoods in New York and cities that have been absorbed demographic changing numbers of immigrants. CNBC will discuss the economic impact of immigration.
Telemundo will be broadcasting some of its shows from Arizona.
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