Border Patrol Steps Up Bus Raids, Racial Profiling; 4 Students Confess to Obama Effigy

By The News Oct 01, 2008

Border Patrol Leaves the Border to Arrest Immigrants Allowed to search within 100 miles of the border, agents are stepping up the raids on buses, trains, and ferries to arrest immigrants. As reported in the piece, "Is Riding the Bus a Ticket to Jail?", border patrol agents are racially profiling people of color. USA Today. Four Students Confess to Obama Effigy George Fox University announced Tuesday that four students confessed to hanging the cardboard cutout of Barack Obama from a tree. Though the school punished the students with suspension and community service, the FBI investigation into civil rights violations continues. MSNBC. Sri Lankan Man Wins Asylum After seven years, two court victories, and accusations of terrorism, Ahilan Nadarajah, who fled Sri Lanka in 2001 to escape torture, will be granted asylum. Los Angeles Times. Gay Latino Families at Home in the Bronx There’s a pervasive myth that communities of color are the most homophobic, but many same-sex Latino couples are raising their families in the Bronx where the rent is affordable and the culture is familiar. New York Times.