Month: November 2006

Election Round-up

After many years under Republican control, the Democratic Party will now make up the majority of Congress, which means Democrats will be better equipped to challenge Bush’s policies.

U.S. Population Hits 300,000,000

300 million people now live in the U.S., but it was only in 1915 when the counter ticked to 100 million. For many years the percentage of people who were immigrants hovered in the single digits. Today, at the
300 million mark, the immigration population is at about 12 percent, close to where it was back in 1915.

Rally for Immigrant's Rights

An immigrants’ rights rally in New York City on October 21 was a response to Congress’ failure to propose and pass a fair and humane bill for immigrants. Marchers demanded that legal status be given to all undocumented immigrants and that the deportation and detention of immigrants be ended.

Students Oust College Chief

October was a noisy month at Gallaudet University, a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Washington, DC. A few months after new president Dr. Jane K. Fernandes was appointed she was voted out of the position by the board of trustees, in response to student protests.