Latino Policy Group: CNN may restore its journalistic integrity with departure of TV anchor Lou Dobbs

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Latino Policy Coalition (LPC), a national non-partisan non-profit consortium of the country’s leading Latino research organizations and scholars,  issued the following statement through its Chair Jim Gonzalez regarding the resignation of Lou Dobbs:

“The Latino Policy Coalition congratulates Presente.org along with the more than 40 local and regional civil rights organizations that have succeeded in their efforts to draw national attention to CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs’ anti-immigrant news program, and thus ultimately end his slanted commentary show on CNN.

“In accepting Lou Dobbs’ resignation, CNN may finally restore its journalistic integrity.

“Lou Dobbs’ xenophobic statements fuel hate crimes incidents in Latino communities. Dobbs wrongly portrayed immigrants as criminals, job stealers, and disease carriers who unduly burden America’s social welfare system.

“The ouster of Lou Dobbs from CNN reaffirms that what we witnessed with Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s successful confirmation. Latinos in the U.S. are connecting with their political power and will not support racial profiling or discrimination, but instead, are invested in just treatment for all and sound immigration reform.”