News Round Up In-Brief
- A group of asylum-seekers have sewn their lips together as part of a wider protest at the Australian immigration detention center on Christmas Island.
- Spain’s main opposition party has provoked howls of outrage for producing a video game which invites players to bomb illegal immigrants.
Updates from the US:
- Students at the University of Texas and the University of Texas – San Antonio are participating in a statewide hunger strike to urge passage of the DREAM Act. The students will go without food until Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison commits to support the Act.
- The White House and congressional Democrats are reportedly pushing to bring to the Dream Act to vote, seeking to win support from moderate Republicans in the lame-duck session before a more conservative GOP contingent arrives in January.
- A study states that Arizona’s immigration law has led to $45 million in lost convention business this year. The LA Times describes the effects of the boycott as “disruptive but nowhere near as crippling as originally feared.“
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