Six Immigrants Deport Themselves; California Schools Improve, Achievement Gap Widens

By The News Aug 15, 2008

Six Immigrants Sign Up For ICE Self Deportation Program Six immigrants, including an Estonian in Phoenix, a married Indian couple and a Guatemalan in Chicago, a Salvadoran in Charlotte, N.C., and a Mexican in San Diego, volunteered to leave the United States in the first week of a pilot program inviting nearly a half-million people to self-deport, federal officials said. Associated Press. Georgia Files Suit Against Russia, Charging Racial Discrimination "Georgia has filed a lawsuit against Russia at the International Court of Justice in The Hague for its actions in and around the territory of Georgia from 1991 to 2008, the court said in a statement." New York Times. California’s Schools Improve But Leave Black and Latino Students Behind "The state’s public school students improved in reading, writing and mathematics this year, but the good news came paired with bad as state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell declared that the education of African American students has reached a crisis stage." San Francisco Chronicle.