Bush Pushes Plan on the American Public; Remember the Nine

By The News Sep 25, 2008

Bush Addresses Nation, Reiterates Urgency "President Bush appealed to the nation Wednesday night to support a $700 billion plan to avert a widespread financial meltdown, and signaled that he is willing to accept tougher controls over how the money is spent." New York Times. Remembering the Little Rock Nine On Sept. 25, 1957, with 300 United States Army troops standing guard, nine black children were escorted to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, days after unruly white crowds had forced them to withdraw. New Statesman. Ellis Island to Expand Immigration Story "For the first time, the stories of the arrival of Native Americans and African slaves to U.S. shores will be included in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum." San Jose Mercury News. US court: Monitoring Muslims was constitutional "A federal appeals court says it was constitutional for the United States to require visitors from two dozen Arab and Muslim countries and North Korea to register with immigration authorities." Associated Press. Undocumented Immigrants Needed in Hurricane Cleanup The region devastated by Hurricane Ike will require the largest rebuilding effort in decades and many say the looming demand for immigrant labor illustrates how dependent Texas industry and commerce are on undocumented immigrants. Houston Chronicle.