Pope Benedict Urges Immigration Reform, Gulf Coast Assesses Gustav Damage

By The News Sep 02, 2008

Pope Calls for Immigration Reform Pope Benedict urged political leaders to address the "emergency" of undocumented migration. "The pope urged European countries and those that are destination counties for immigrants to study and develop initiatives and structures that respond more adequately to the needs of illegal immigrants." Voice of America. Far From Repaired, New Orleans Levees Spared Direct Hit "The storm smashed through the bayou country of rural Louisiana, raising fears of widespread coastal erosion and damage to fishing villages that state officials were unable to confirm Monday evening. But before making landfall, it was downgraded from a Category 3 hurricane to Category 2." New York Times. Fewest Black RNC Delegates in Forty Years "the 2008 GOP event has the lowest number of African American delegates since 1968, according to a convention guide released to delegates this week by the nonpartisan research institution, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies." EURWeb. Vogue Exoticizes Poverty in India "Vogue India’s August issue presented a 16-page vision of supple handbags, bejeweled clutches and status-symbol umbrellas, modeled not by runway stars or the wealthiest fraction of Indian society who can actually afford these accessories, but by average Indian people." New York Times.