Obama Aims For Immigration Detention Overhaul, and other news

By The News Aug 07, 2009

Obama Plans To Overhaul Immigration Detention The Obama Administration announced plans to overhaul the current immigration detention system and establish a centralized system with more federal oversight. While generally supportive, immigration advocates remain skeptical of the lasting effects reform will make on detention policies within facilities, while others remain disappointed at the failure to discuss alternatives to detention, altogether. Va. Asian Chamber of Commerce Rallies Community Through Summit The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce hosted its first-ever legislative summit, inviting business leaders, attorneys, and community advocates to tackle a slew of issues affecting the Asian-American community, including health care, education, and civil rights. Police Seek to Identify Racist Assailants Police in Spokane, Washington, are seeking help from the community in solving racist crimes against people of color. Details from an incident in Spokane described five white men assaulting and yelling out racial slurs toward two Native American men. Long Island Latinos Criticize County Executive Latino leaders in Long Island, NY are criticizing County Executive Steve Levy for racially insensitive comments he made at a roast in his honor. They believe his joke about deporting kitchen workers continues to foster anti-Latino sentiment in a county that has witnessed numerous racially-charged incidents, particularly the murder of Marcelo Lucero, last year.