News Clips Nov. 3, 2009

Friendly Fire? CNN’s Lou Dobbs Gets Called Out By CNN’s Reliable Sources

On this week’s Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz struck back at CNN cohort Lou Dobbs. Dobbs had claimed earlier in the week that he and his wife had been shot at in their New Jersey home, in part due to the “national liberal media” and its coverage in the immigration debate.

UPDATE: US High Court Seeks Opinion On Ariz Immigration Case

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General to comment on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s challenge to an Arizona immigration law on Monday.

At issue is whether federal immigration law prevents states from imposing their own penalties on businesses that employ illegal immigrants.

“Without immediate action by this Court, the crazy-quilt of state and local immigration statutes will continue to expand, multiplying burdens on employers and unfairness to employees,” the Chamber of Commerce argued in its brief to the high court.

The Chamber filed suit after Arizona passed a law in 2007 imposing penalties on businesses that hire illegal immigrants and requiring all employers to use an online verification system.

Immigration: There’s a Human Rights Crisis Within Our Borders

Treatment of immigrant detainees tells of the shameless brokenness of America’s immigration system. Even the valiant efforts by some to lessen the suffering of families caught in the immigration web are stymied by the lack of rational immigration reform.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Salutes Justice Sonia Sotomayor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United States Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), along with several leading national Hispanic
organizations, co-hosted the Friends of Justice Sonia Sotomayor reception in
October to honor the newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice. The USHCC was
pleased to celebrate the nation’s first Hispanic and only its third female

Hispanic Women Run for Nevada Office

Several candidates hope to alter the composition of the Nevada State Legislature. There are currently no Hispanic women serving in the legislature, but four have already announced they will run next year. Three of them are from Northern Nevada.

“As far as I know in the history of Nevada we have never had a Hispanic woman elected to the legislature,” Ellie Lopez-Bowlan, a Republican candidate for Assembly District 26, said.

While that’s not immediately clear, it is clear that there are no Hispanic women serving in the current legislature, but there are three Latinos.

Study: More Latinos Graduating High School

The high school graduation rate for Latinos is up in Lehigh Valley’s public schools, according to a new study. Officials with the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium and Muhlenberg College teamed up to do the study for the Latino Education Coalition. The study reports 22% of Lehigh Valley students are Latino, compared to 7% statewide.  Officials say many Latino students say they feel isolated in school.


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