The RaceWire Beat – 10.18.06 Arab-American Group Files Suit Against Homeland Security’s Alleged Profiling An Arab-American civil-rights group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government in a bid to obtain information about the nationalities of more than 230 people arrested for immigration violations. California Letters Investigated for Warning to Immigrants Authorities investigate who sent a letter to Latinos in Southern California that falsely suggested that it would be a crime for immigrants to vote in the coming election. Deputies Act as Immigration Officers at Jail in Orange County Trained local officers will replace U.S. agents now making status checks on inmates, a measure that could be used to initiate deportation proceedings before detainees can fight charges. Tony Blair urges Muslims to Assimilate On His Terms British Prime Minister says that Islamic headscarves are a sign of separation, and urges Muslims to integrate at the expense of heir culture. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.
Arab-American Group Files Suit Against Homeland Security’s Alleged Profiling
By Jessica Valoris Oct 18, 2006