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August 25th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows protestors in Philadelphia demonstrating near the Consulate of Mexico in support of immigrants recently entering the United States via Mexico. For Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania the influx of Central American children who have crossed illegally into the United States has propelled immigration to a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the Mexican border, eclipsing the new health care law and the federal deficit.
Addressing immediate and long-standing immigration problems is becoming the defining issue in the November election. The crisis of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border has become a compelling and driving force with November elections approaching, potentially affecting campaigns in ways that hold risks for both the Republican and Democratic parties and for President Barack Obama. How...
August 18th, 2014
Written by Julie Pace - AP White House Correspondent in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
When it comes to issues involving race, President Obama walks a fine line as the first African-American president of the United States. It was again evident when he avoided mentioning race as he reminded us that we are all a part of one American family in his statement following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson Missouri. For President...
August 13th, 2014
Written by Jim Salter in All About Family with 0 Comments
The killing of another unarmed black teen has cause rioting and increased racial tension in yet another American city.
Another unarmed black teen has been killed by police, this time in a predominantly black suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, which has a predominantly white police department. Racial tensions have run high for decades in this former railroad town that was once a mostly white St. Louis suburb until demographic changes sent many families packing for more distant communities. Today, Ferguson is...
August 8th, 2014
Written by Rod McGuirk in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Dozens of Jewish children have been traumatized by a gang of teenagers who stormed a school bus in Sydney, Australia and allegedly hurled racial abuse and threats.
Jewish children were subjected to racist and anti-Semitic threats as the rode home on a school bus. The children had been picked up from three Jewish schools. The incident occurred as the bus stopped in a wealthy suburb where the attackers boarded. Dozens of Jewish children have been traumatized by a gang of teenagers who stormed a Sydney school bus and allegedly hurled racial abuse and threats....
August 5th, 2014
Written by Erica Werner in All About Family with 0 Comments
Congress makes attempt to address immigration issues, including migrant children, at our borders. But, it remains to be seen whether the bill will become law.
Congress passed a measure to address the migrant children and youth arriving at the U.S. Mexico border, even though it may never become law, and passed a measure that would undo the status of work permits of immigrants working in the country illegally. The House of Representatives, before leaving for recess, approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths...


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