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Reuters says, "[r]ed states give more money to charity than blue states, according to a new study" (link, ). Just one problem: that's not true. In fact, blue states gave over twice as much in dollar terms than red (depending on the blue/red definition).
Wade Henderson, UAW, SPLC join to harm Alabama over immigration law (LCCHR, Cindy Estrada, Mary Bauer) - 06/01/12
Yesterday, two self-styled civil rights groups and a union held a conference call to announce actions they'll be taking against Alabama's new immigration law (HB 56).
Their actions will include "escalating pressure on top companies operating in Alabama" and taking actions "through international tribunals" .
The Los Angeles Times offers the misleading editorial "Alabama targets immigrant students" , which contains at least three (and probably many more) highly misleading statements:
1. The Alabama law isn't designed to go after "immigrants" as the editorial's title says. It's only concerned with illegal aliens.
States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday in a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law.
Cox, one of five Republicans running for Michigan governor, said Michigan is the lead state backing Arizona in federal court and is joined by Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands...
"By lawsuit, rather than by legislation, the federal government seeks to negate this preexisting power of the states to verify a person's immigration status and similarly seeks to reject the assistance that the states can lawfully provide to the Federal government," the brief states.
link: galeo . org/story.php?story_id=0000003303
State Sen. Curt Thompson: Urges Calm and Practicality, "stay calm, stay put and get involved"
Found in Mundo HispanicoWritten by Senator Curt ThompsonPosted on 2007-07-11
Originally published in Spanish in Mundo Hispanico on July 5, 2007.
Posted on GALEO on 7/10/07 in English, courtesy of Sen. Curt Thompson. This version is unedited and is slightly different than the print version. The Spanish print version was edited for space.
Via a comment from 'eh', Dan Walters offers "Dry statistical report portends immense tragedy in the making":
...Extrapolating from the two sets of data, the exit exam could push graduation rates for African American and Latino youngsters down to a third of those who begin the ninth grade - even lower in Los Angeles and other urban school districts.
As if that weren't disturbing enough, the CRB report also surveys data on college preparation and finds a skewed effect on non-white and non-Asian students as well. Of African American and Latino kids who get through high school now (before the exit exam), just 25 and 22 percent, respectively, have completed the coursework for admission to the University of California or California State University systems.
All in all, therefore, fewer than 15 percent of African American and Latino youngsters who begin the ninth grade will be prepared for four-year college admission...