Arizona Debates the Fate of Day Laborers, and Other News

By The News May 19, 2009

Recession’s Impact on American Indians Varies With Tribes As tribal-owned casinos see a drop in revenue, other tribes are trying to cope with unemployment and the rising cost of food, gas and electricity. NAM Supreme Court Tosses Former Detainees’ Lawsuit The court rejected lawsuit claims that former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III systematically harassed and arrested Arab Muslims during the Bush administration’s war on terror. LA Times Arizona House of Representatives Debates Day Laborer Bill This Week Legislators are set to discuss a bill that would make standing on the side of the road waiting for work a misdemeanor that could land day laborers in jail for six months. Arizona Capitol Times U.S. to Check Immigration Status of People in Local Jails The Obama administration expands a program to check the immigration status of people locked up in local jails, even for petty crimes. The program’s expansion could lead to a dramatic increase in the number of deportations. Mercury News