Web411: Community News {August 19}

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Every Friday we’re putting together some of the top stories from around the web and sharing the links here so you won’t miss a thing.  Here’s some of the top news from the past week.


News for August 19, 2011

  • Obama’s administration announced yesterday that deportations of undocumented immigrants will now be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Many without criminal records will have the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and apply for work permits.  Read more at CNN.  This is great news for Dreamers and Dream Act advocates, bringing contributing individuals one step closer to citizenship!
  • Shocking news revealed on CNN shows graphic and horrific footage of white teens beating and then running over a 49-year-old black factory worker from Jackson, Mississippi.  The most surprising fact is that this crime occurred in June this year, but has only recently surfaced in national news.  Sadly, many are avoiding labeling this murder as a ‘hate crime’, despite the fact that hate speech played a large role.  Get updates and show your support on the Justice for James Craig Anderson Facebook page.


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