Texas Mall Closes Doors on Blacks, and Other News

By The News Apr 09, 2009

Obama to Push Immigration as a Priority The President has announced that immigration reform is not his top priority, but this May he will begin to work on making the immigration system more orderly and open up citizenship opportunities for immigrants. New York Times U.S. Citizens Caught Up in Immigration Raids As workplace immigration raids increase across the country, ICE officials are more frequently mistaking U.S. citizens with undocumented immigrants, holding them for weeks until they realize their mistake. Los Angeles Times Muslim Cop Ordered to Remove Headscarf Kimberlie Webb, a Philadelphia police officer, received a court order to remove her headscarf while on duty. The Philadelphia police department told Webb her headscarf would cause an undue hardship on Philadelphia city. Philly.com NAACP Calls for Boycott of Texas Mall Austin’s chapter of the NAACP is calling for a boycott of Highland Mall. The mall closed early last Saturday because of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, which draws a mostly Black crowd to Austin. BizJournals.com Nebraska Finds Racial Profiling Complaints at All-Time High The Nebraska Crime Commission received two times more racial profiling complaints in 2008 than 2007. And, what a surprise: after routine traffic stops, Blacks were four times as likely to be arrested and Latinos were almost twice as likely to have their vehicles searched. Omaha World-Herald