API Community Rally For Immgration Reform, and other news

By The News Aug 28, 2009

photo credit: Miguel de la Fuente API Community Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform</a> A dozen Asian/Pacific-Islander (API) organizations in cities with high Asian-American populations hosted events calling for comprehensive immigration reform. The API community is one of the fastest growing immigrant populations, with more than 15 million Asian-Americans living in the U.S., and more than 1.5 million of which remain undocumented immigrants. College Board Records Most Diverse SAT-Taking Class According to officials from the College Board, students of color comprised 40 percent of the total number of SAT test-takers. While the College Board has highlighted the increased diversity of the SAT test-takers, there remain glaring gaps in test scores that vary by race, gender, and income-level, and critics question the test’s ability to raise educational equity. Governor Signs Racial Profiling Bill into Law In New Jersey, Governor Jon Corzine signed legislation mandating state oversight to directly address issues of racial profiling by police. The bill sustains efforts already being made by New Jersey police, including the use of State Police computers that catalog about 30 pieces of data — including badge number, type of violation and race of motorist — for every motor vehicle stop.