Some Immigrants Sedated for Deportation; Karen Bass to Lead California Assembly

By The News May 14, 2008

Families Prepare for the Worst After Iowa Raids "Iowa workers without legal documentation went into hiding Monday and rushed to fill out paperwork for the care of their children and property in anticipation of being arrested, lawyers and immigration rights workers said." Des Moines Register. Karen Bass Sworn in to Lead California Assembly "Democrat Karen Bass has been sworn in as speaker of the California Assembly, the first African American woman to hold that position since the Legislature was created 159 years ago." USA Today. Surge in Violence on California Reservation "A man and woman opened fire on guards at an entrance to an American Indian reservation and fled into its hilly interior, where they were killed in a gun battle with sheriff’s deputies and a police commando team, authorities said Tuesday. It was the second deadly gunfight involving deputies on the reservation in five days." MSNBC. Study: Today’s Immigrants Adapt Faster "Immigrants of the past quarter-century have been assimilating in the United States at a notably faster rate than did previous generations, according to a study released Tuesday." Chicago Tribune. Careless Detention: Some Immigrants are Drugged During Deportation "The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country, according to medical records, internal documents and interviews with people who have been drugged." Washington Post.