Youth of Color Still Not Registered to Vote; ICE Raids in Rhode Island

By Jonathan Adams Jun 13, 2008

ICE Arrests 42 People in Rhode Island "Federal immigration authorities have arrested 42 people from South America who were allegedly in the country illegally." Boston Globe. V.A. Bans Voter Drives "Voting rights groups are criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs for its decision to ban registration drives among the veterans living at federally run nursing homes, shelters for the homeless and rehabilitation centers across the country." New York Times. Youth of Color Make Up the Bulk of Unregistered Voters "A new Project Vote report shows that of the 21 million unregistered young Americans, most are not likely to be affiliated with a college or university — and larger proportions of young whites are registered than young non-whites. Project Vote seeks to close these gaps." Alternet. Harlem Residents Lose Housing, Gain Upscale Restaurants "While welcoming safer, cleaner streets, longtime residents have found themselves juggling conflicting emotions. It isn’t news that just two or three years ago, Harlem had a paucity of bank branches, grocery stores and other basic amenities, or that now that more affluent people have started to move there, upscale shops and restaurants have followed." New York Times.