Napolitano Supports the DREAM Act, and Other News

By The News May 08, 2009

DHS Secretary Announces Support for Federal In-State Tuition Bill Napolitano announced earlier this week that she supports the federal DREAM Act, just as she did as governor of Arizona, and reiterated the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Austin-American Statesman Obama Shutting Down Much-Needed Immigration Program Obama announced that he’s cutting $400 million from the State Alien Criminal Assistance Program, a federal program that reimburses states for the costs associated with detaining undocumented immigrants. The cuts were part of a $17billion cut to the federal budget. AP Valparaiso Concerned After Racist Incidents In the small Indiana town, six racially motivated attacks in the last year have forced community leaders to set up a Human Relations Council and reconsider the town’s dialogue around race. WBEZ Black and Latino Kids Gaining Ground in Achievement Gap Black and Latino students are passing New York’s statewide English exams at higher numbers. The small gains are slowly closing on their white and Asian counterparts.NY Daily News