News Round Up In-Brief
Updates from the US:
- A look at the electoral map shows that, outside selected parts of the Southwest, few Republican candidates this year paid a price for adopting a hard-line immigration stance. The 2010 midterm election signifies a milestone for Latinos as their overwhelming support is credited with helping to keep the Senate Democratic while a record number of Latino Republicans were voted into office.
- The United States is submitting its human rights record to the scrutiny of other nations for the first time, which is sure to provoke questions over immigration policy and the treatment of racial minorities, among other issues.
- Arizona Gov Jan Brewer is appealing a court’s rejection of the state’s strict new immigration law.
- An arrest has been made in the immigrant shootings in Sweden, which had spread fear among immigrants about going out at night and sparked sharp criticism of the police.
- Immigration officials have deported 700 unauthorized immigrants from northern Nigeria to prevent them from casting votes in next year’s presidential election.
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