News Round Up In-Brief
News from the US:
- Republicans won many key races in the midterm elections, dramatically altering the landscape at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more about how the political terrain for immigration policy debate will be altered in the coming years. A NYT editorial piece claims that if their legislation looks anything like their campaign ads, there will be no way for illegal immigrants to get right with the law and no real solution to illegal immigration.
- Two years after implementation, confusion abounds over a Bush-era program to help federal officials detain and deport illegal immigrants held on criminal charges by using fingerprints collected by local police departments.
- The family of an undocumented man from El Salvador who died after his cancer was left undiagnosed for over a year while he was in prison has been awarded $1.73 million.
- Around the country, wards of the state are in health care limbo, with fragmentary personal histories, no insurance, and no family or native land willing to take them back.
- In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants can be eligible for the same reduced tuition at public colleges and universities as legal residents of the state.
- Tennessee Republican Rep. Curry Todd said in a statement published today that he is “truly sorry” for his remark likening pregnant illegal immigrants to multiplying rats.
- Seven people have been killed and 11 seriously injured by a fire in a state-owned housing facility for immigrants in the French city of Dijon.
- Four immigrants who have lived atop a 35-meter (115-foot) crane for two weeks to protest Italy’s immigration policies have climbed down.
Categories: News Round Up In-Brief