E.U. Adopts Harsh Return Rules for Immigrants; NY Immigrants Can’t Find Childcare

By The News Jun 19, 2008

E.U. Turns Back on Immigrants "European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to allow undocumented migrants to be held in detention centers for up to 18 months and banned from European Union territory for five years." New York Times. Colorado Religious Leaders Warn About Immigration Laws " A Latino pastor and a local Muslim leader presented together a workshop about the consequences the enforcement of current immigration laws are having on American citizens and legal residents of the two communities these two leaders represent." La Voz. Amsterdam to Integrate Schools Using U.S. Models "In Amsterdam’s diverse Oud West neighborhood, where roughly a third of students come from households where neither parent has the equivalent to an American high school diploma, a pilot project is being floated to integrate increasingly segregated schools based on a model used in cities such as Boston, Seattle, and Little Rock, Ark." Christian Science Monitor. Italian Vogue Sets a Trend "For the July issue of Italian Vogue, Steven Meisel has photographed only black models. In a reverse of the general pattern of fashion magazines, all the faces are black, and all the feature topics are related to black women in the arts and entertainment. Mr. Meisel was given roughly 100 pages for his pictures. The issue will be on European newsstands next Thursday and in the United States soon after." New York Times. No Room for Immigrant Children in New York Childcare "Many parents in New York, particularly lower-income ones, struggle to find safe, affordable childcare. Although New York City offers low-cost or free childcare, there are not enough places for every child. And even when a program is available, many immigrant families do not know how to navigate the complicated system to receive this service." Gotham Gazette.