Reforming Immigrant Policy; Ban on CIA’s ‘Black Prisons’

By The News Jan 23, 2009

Toward an ‘Immigrant Policy’ That Works Obama’s challenge is to incite a more comprehensive approach to policy that would be beneficial to both immigrants and their new country. SF Gate. MALDEF Fights for Integration, Education Equity in Chicago In Chicago, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is spearheading a move to maintain a 29-year old consent decree that not only keeps Chicago schools integrated, but ensures that particular services be given to students who do not speak English proficiently. Chicago Public Radio. Obama Ends ‘Black Prisons’ Since the attacks of September 11, much controversy has surrounded the existence of the CIA-backed "black prisons" that have detained suspected terrorists. In one of his first courses of action as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama ordered that the CIA no longer hold detainees in such prisons, reiterating the U.S.’ responsibility to uphold rules passed in the Geneva Convention regarding the treatment of prisoners. Washington Post. Obama Lifts Funding Ban on Abortions Abroad "President Barack Obama on Friday will lift restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, reversing a policy bv George W. Bush. Reuters.