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Bush Makes Rescue Plan for Financial Institutions; Detainees’ Families Demand Owed Paychecks

by The News on September 19 2008, 6:58AM

MS Plant Refuses to Pay Detainees’ Families At least 200 relatives of suspected undocumented Howard Industries workers flooded the grounds of the Laurel plant Thursday seeking paychecks owed to their family members, who are currently being detained in Jena, La….

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San Francisco Still a “Sanctuary City”?; Baggy Pants Ban Ruled Unconsitutional in Florida

by The News on September 18 2008, 8:45AM

Immigrant Raid Undermines San Francisco’s Sanctuary Status “Immigration agents entered a private home in San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2008, arresting six undocumented immigrants in what residents see as the most recent evidence that this is no longer a “sanctuary…

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New York IDs to Track Transborder Travel, McCain Reveals Spanish Ads Criticizing Obama on Immigration

by Jonathan Adams on September 16 2008, 9:00AM

McCain Criticizes Obama en Español Senator John McCain’s campaign began running an advertisement on Spanish language television stations in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico over the weekend that accuses Obama and fellow Democrats for a failed immigration reform bill when…

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O.J. Simpson Jury Selection Begins Race Debate

by The News on September 15 2008, 7:34AM

O.J. Simpson Case Replays Questions of Race “As testimony in O.J. Simpson’s trial on robbery charges gets underway this week, one thing is already abundantly clear: When the former football star enters a courtroom, so does a debate about race.”…

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Germany Needs More Immigrants; Sharpton’s Trial Set for Sean Bell Protest

by The News on September 12 2008, 9:41AM

Germany Needs to Attract Immigrants While other countries in the EU are creating policies to limit the number of immigrants, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says that “the trend continues, the number of employable people in Germany will…

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Gov. Paterson Calls Palin Comment Racist; Undocumented Immigrants Aren’t So Illegal

by The News on September 10 2008, 8:14AM

Paterson: “Community Organizer” Comment Has Racial Overtones At the Crain’s Business Forum on Tuesday, New York Governor David Paterson took time to criticize Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin’s comment about community organizing saying, “I think where there are overtones is…

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Rice Laments Lack of Black Diplomats; VA Allows Voter Drives

by Jonathan Adams on September 9 2008, 8:11AM

V.A. to Reverse Ban on Voter Registration Drives The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that it will allow voter registration drives among veterans living at federally run nursing homes, shelters for the homeless and rehabilitation centers across the country….

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UK Immigration: “One In, One Out”; New Yorkers Rally to Extend Voting Rights

by The News on September 8 2008, 7:12AM

Britain plans to reduce immigration to ‘one in, one out’ “A cross-party parliamentary group – the first to tackle such a politically divisive issue – says net immigration must be reduced to zero, with the numbers arriving balanced by those…

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Kwame Kilpatrick Pleads Guilty, San Francisco Holds On Resident IDs

by The News on September 4 2008, 11:33AM

Mayor Stalls ID Cards for S.F. Immigrants Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, is holding off a program to offer identification cards to all city residents regardless of their immigration status as city officials review the sanctuary policy. San Francisco…

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Pope Benedict Urges Immigration Reform, Gulf Coast Assesses Gustav Damage

by The News on September 2 2008, 9:00AM

Pope Calls for Immigration Reform Pope Benedict urged political leaders to address the “emergency” of undocumented migration. “The pope urged European countries and those that are destination counties for immigrants to study and develop initiatives and structures that respond more…

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McCain Picks Gov. Sarah Palin as VP, Taco Trucks Ordinance Overturned

by The News on August 29 2008, 7:38AM

Victory for LA Taco Trucks “A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday overturned a controversial ordinance passed in April by county supervisors that made it a misdemeanor in unincorporated parts of the county to park a taco truck in…

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Democratic National Convention Starts Today, Racewire is in Denver

by The News on August 25 2008, 8:31AM

UN Holds African Meeting on Racism “United Nations officials along with representatives of African countries and civil society experts gathered in Nigeria Sunday for a three-day conference on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance.” Xinhuanet. 9/11 Immigrant…

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ICE Ends Self-Deportation Program

by The News on August 22 2008, 9:49AM

ICE Ends Self-Deportation Program “The federal government will scrap a program for illegal immigrants to turn themselves in for deportation after only eight people volunteered during a nearly three-week trial, an official said Thursday.” Associated Press. Black Republicans Flip for…

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Anti-Abortion Group Plans Racist Protest at DNC

by Jonathan Adams on August 21 2008, 9:51AM

Anti-Abortion Group Plans Racist Protest in Denver Operation Rescue leaders vowed today to pass out hundreds of thousands of racist pamphlets and to stage sit-ins during the Democratic National Convention in efforts to convince attendees that abortion is a worse…

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UN Asks Russian to Address Racism; Obama May Announce Running Mate Soon

by The News on August 19 2008, 5:02PM

Obama’s VP Options Not a Change “Senator Barack Obama has all but settled on his choice for a running mate and set an elaborate rollout plan for his decision, beginning with an early morning alert to supporters, perhaps as soon…

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Musharraf resigns, ushering new political era in Pakistan

by The News on August 18 2008, 7:58AM

Musharraf announces resignation Saying that he was putting “national interest” over “personal bravado,” Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation after nine years of service. Rather than going through an impeachment process, the new coalition government can now elect through…

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Six Immigrants Deport Themselves; California Schools Improve, Achievement Gap Widens

by The News on August 15 2008, 9:19AM

Six Immigrants Sign Up For ICE Self Deportation Program Six immigrants, including an Estonian in Phoenix, a married Indian couple and a Guatemalan in Chicago, a Salvadoran in Charlotte, N.C., and a Mexican in San Diego, volunteered to leave the…

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Chavez Seeks to Rename Region; Immigrant Populations Growing Faster Than Expected

by The News on August 14 2008, 7:00AM

Chavez Wants to Rename Region ‘Indo-America’ ” Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said on Monday that the subcontinent must cease to be called Latin America and should be renamed Indo-America, to honor the roots of its native inhabitants.” El Universal. Feds…

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More Child Miners in West Africa; Foreign Policy Focus As Georgia Attacks Continues

by The News on August 12 2008, 5:21AM

New Trend of Child Miners In West Africa As gold prices rise in West Africa there has also been an increase in child miners. Children as young as 4 years old are working. Child labor is illegal but in these…

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Hospitals Deporting Immigrants; Evo Morales Awaits Vote

by The News on August 8 2008, 2:46PM

Still No Ban on Smoking in Navajo Nation The Tribal President of the Navajo Nation, Joe Shirley Jr., has vetoed a ban on smoking and chewing tobacco in public places because he feared it would infringe on religious ceremonies and…

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