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Immigration, Racism and Terrorism in America—from the Naturalization Act of 1790 to the Arizona State Legislation of 2010

Jake Arnold, of El Rito, will be doing a presentation on Immigration, Racism and Terrorism in America and will talk about the current legislation passed in Arizona.  This presentation will be at the El Rito Library on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

Jake Arnold currently works as a political consultant, law firm investigator and historical researcher—handling various such projects on a pro bono basis.   He has maintained full and part-time homes in New Mexico since 1972. 

Formerly a staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a community organizer in Texas/New Mexico/California, Arnold has also worked off and on for over 40 years as a reporter/editor/commentator for newspapers, broadcast outlets and wire services. 

Among the journalistic positions he held was that of Texas/Mexico Borderland correspondent-investigative reporter for international wire service Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the late 1990s/early 2000s and political correspondent for the radical Liberation News Service in France, Italy and Switzerland in the 1960s.  Stationed in Southwest Texas, Arnold covered immigration issues and immigration/ethnic-related violence for AFP.

Arnold has also served as a bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News in Santa Fe, reporter/editorial writer for the Houston Chronicle, crime/courts reporter for the Rio Grande Sun, investigative reporter editor of the alternative he Iconoclast of Dallas, investigative reporter/columnist for the alternative Lone Star Iconoclast, investigative reporter for the alternative FW Weekly of Fort Worth, commentator for KCHU-FM and KERA-TV,  both of Dallas, a contributor to the Texas Observer of Austin, and as a correspondent for the Chicago Daily News Foreign Service in Italy.

Fluent or conversant in five languages, Arnold is the recipient of a laurea magistrale (master’s degree) in philogy-linguistic anthropology from the Universita degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence) in Italy.  He previously studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, at Southern Methodist University and at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland.

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