You don't usually find the Pew Hispanic Center at the center of an online controversy, but since April 4 when it released its report "When Labels Don't Fit," it has been.
EVERY year thousands
of immigrants being held on Rikers Island are transferred
to federal custody and deported. Only about half of them have a
criminal record, many of them are here legally, most of them have their due
process rights violated and all of them are subjected to substandard conditions
before being returned to their countries of origin.
While we the American news media search for a viable
business model and effective means to meet the challenge of digital
communication and social network dynamics, journalism that is both credible and
enlightening continues to serve the basic need of informing the public while
speaking truth to power.
Merrily misinformed and blissfully ignorant some rather discriminate than learn truth.
We considered Philadelphia's Committee of Seventy a non-partisan source
of information on candidates and issues debated during elections. That
was until we read its views on "Crime and Guns: Election 2010" a week
Setting a national precedent the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit seeks to address the violations of the Constitution by means of thousands of state and local Hazleton-style laws seeking to combat "illegal immigration" outside federal laws.