It’s Snowing; 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Returned to Guatemala, Sparking Immigration Debate; Fake Ads Decorate Lower East Side


• Today will be overlaid with a delightful rain/snow mix, and thirtysomething-degree temperatures. Tomorrow will bring more of the same. We recommend an umbrella, and a trip to the Bahamas. [Weather]

• Emily Ruiz, a 4-year-old girl born in the U.S. to illegal immigrant parents who live in Brentwood, New York, was returned by immigration authorities to Guatemala with her grandfather on March 11, setting off a legal battle over citizenship rights and how to treat the U.S. citizen children of illegal immigrant parents. [NYT]

• Radiation levels in tap water in Tokyo are more than twice what’s considered safe for infants. In addition, vegetables, raw milk, and sea water in the region have elevated levels of radiation. U.S. officials have blocked dairy and other products from coming into the U.S., and “the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it expects no risk to the U.S. food supply from radiation.” Meanwhile, workers have again been evacuated from the Fukushima Daiichi plant, as another reactor smokes. [NPR]

• City Councilwoman Gale Brewer wants to outlaw cars on the main loop in Central Park and on the roads in Prospect Park in Brooklyn to make the parks safer for those exercising and walking. She’ll introduce a bill proposing such today. [NY1]

Graffiti artist Katsu has posted fake ads in phone booths on the Lower East Side. Morrissey and Joe the Camel are not really promoting Nike, though it would be amusing if they were. [DNA Info]

• A woman jumped into the Hudson after her dog, a Wheaten Terrier named Boogie, jumped in. Woman and dog are fine. [NYP]

• The Royal Wedding will be on iTunes, for all of us, thank goodness. [ABC]