Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

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Mayor Vince Gray signed legislation into law Monday that would allow the D.C. DMV to issue [...]

Proposed Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Would Look Different From Normal License

The crowd at Mayor Vince Gray's packed press conference this afternoon was in a good mood. By this reporter's count, the mayor dispensed five high-fives, two hugs, and two hugs with high-fives while announcing legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for District driver's licenses. But when it came to the issue of what [...]

1 in 8 D.C. Residents is Asian or Latino

This is fascinating: via Elahe Izadi, the Immigration Policy Center has released an infographic about immigrants in D.C. (Click image to see it bigger.) More details here.

Nearly 14 percent of Washingtonians were born outside of the U.S., which is slightly higher than the national rate of 12.7 percent.

Pat Buchanan: Stop Immigration To Reduce Black Unemployment

DCentric's Elahe Izadi got a chance to query prominent native Washingtonian, conservative, and champion of white resentment Pat Buchanan about D.C.'s unemployment rate. As we know, the poorest, blackest wards are facing Depression-era rates of unemployment. But Buchanan has a solution!
“One thing I would do is stop immigration into the country until all unemployment is [...]

Mayor Gray (Pretty Much) Tells ICE To Shove It

Following in the footsteps of previous District mayors, Vince Gray signed an executive order declaring that D.C. police won't collect or share information about the legal status of immigrant arrestees with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports the Post:
Under the new guidelines, which Gray signed while surrounded by Hispanic and African immigrants, D.C. police and corrections [...]

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Weekend in Review: Days of Rage Edition

Did you rage this weekend? If not, did you get your living room spackled, sanded, and primed? Did you spend so much time listening to 105.9 the Edge that you found yourself thinking things like, On third listen, I adjudge that the bass line of "Living on a Prayer" is the most important part [...]

Must Read: Police Affidavit On Pizza Mart Murder

Today, the Washington Post had a nice scoop on the Pizza Mart murder, writing that the motive for the killing of Shahabuddin Rana wasn't robbery but involved a complicated immigration scheme. WaPo writes:
"At first, the slaying of Shahabuddin Rana, 44, inside his Pizza Mart in the 2300 block of Fourth Street NE appeared to have [...]

Metro Crash Victim’s Family Is Receiving Hate Messages

The family of Ana Fernandez, a victim of the metro crash, tell WTOP they've gotten a bunch of hate calls from anti-immigrant crazies. The station reports:
"They have been getting hate-filled telephone messages about whether or not Fernandez, a mother of six, was a legal immigrant.
Her family gathered outside her Hyattsville apartment Wednesday. A crying woman [...]

Tonight at 6 p.m., Busboys & Poets hosts a reading and discussion of Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives, a collection of interviews with the people who make up the latest wave of immigrants to the United States. Justin Moyer recently reviewed the book for City Paper.