Pope Addresses Immigration During U.S. Visit; New ‘Harold and Kumar’ Movie Confronts Race

By The News Apr 21, 2008

Pope Says Just Enough on Immigration Steering clear of questions on immigration reform in the United States, Pope Benedict XVI, during his visit in New York, was sure to acknowledge the importance of human rights and family unity for immigrants. New York Times. Indian Country Still Recovering from Hurricanes In a yearlong project, journalists examine coastal Indian tribes that were affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The United Houma Nation is one of many tribes still recovering whose problems of poverty and unemployment were magnified after the storms. New America Media. US Policy Requires DNA Sample Taken at Canada Border A new U.S. policy requires that DNA swab samples be taken from anyone arrested in the U.S. and from foreigners detained at the border who aren’t legal U.S. residents. Harold and Kumar on Race "The signal achievement of both Harold and Kumar films is that they make race incidental without taking racism lightly; they presuppose an enlightened audience." New York Times. 19 Haitians, 1 Honduran Found Dead Near Bahamas The bodies of 20 migrants have been recovered from the sea near the Bahamas after their boat apparently capsized, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday as it searched for survivors. MSNBC.