Archive for September 2011

Filipina Teachers Teaching in U.S. Inner Cities

Sep 15th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Research

From PBS POV The Learning: A Century After American Educators Helped Create Public Schools in the Philippines, Filipino Teachers Are Returning the Favor – in America’s Inner Cities “The Learning is like no other teaching film – it sensitizes you in fresh and unexpected ways to the transactions between instructors and students.” – Michael Sragow, […]

Report finds Due Process Abuses in Secretive Deportation Program

Sep 10th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Reform, Research

Using a little-known government program, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has pushed nearly 160,000 immigrants – many with deep ties to the United States – through an expedited deportation process, sometimes without adequately informing them of their right to a day in court, according to a new analysis of thousands of pages […]

CHECKPOINT NATION: Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement on the Rise in The US since 9/11

Sep 9th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Documents, Entertainment, Immigration

Breakthrough and Rights Working Group (RWG), a coalition focused on ending racial profiling and fighting other human rights violations in the U.S., today released “CHECKPOINT NATION? BUILDING COMMUNITY ACROSS BORDERS,” a documentary video depicting the reality of racial profiling. Several federal initiatives — such as 287(g) and Secure Communities, which give local and state police authority to enforce […]

Americans Flee North to Canada for Economic Opportunity

Sep 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

John Ferri of GlobalPost writesthat as the US economy worsens, Americans seek jobs in Canada.  The jittery state of the U.S. economy is driving an increasing number of its citizens to seek better prospects north of the border. Americans are the latest economic refugees, and they’re heading to Canada. Canada: Naked in the streets As he prepares […]

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