Immigration cost study could be funded
By Arthur Raymond
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
Clark said the only information received was localized and pointed out that studies conducted by other states have found widely varying results — Texas reports a $487 million annual deficit attributable to illegal immigrants, while Arizona realizes a $260 million infusion each year to its general fund.
Report: Housing discrimination on LI 'routine practice'
BY OLIVIA WINSLOW | firstname.lastname@example.org
8:40 PM EST, February 28, 2009魚拓
Of 813 people surveyed, 40 percent of blacks and 21 percent of Latinos said either they or a member of their immediate family have experienced housing discrimination.
Survey: Hate crimes worry Long Islanders
BY ZACHARY R. DOWDY | email@example.com
February 28, 2009
Hate crimes worry Long Islanders, according to a recent poll that said 89 percent of its respondents are either very or somewhat concerned about hate crimes on Long Island.
The survey of 400 residents - 200 each in Nassau and Suffolk - conducted by researchers at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., also found that Long Islanders are highly aware of recent hate crimes here.
The survey comes in the wake of a torrent of media coverage of the Nov. 8 death of Marcelo Lucero, the Patchogue man and Ecuadorean immigrant who Suffolk authorities say was killed by a group of teenagers who routinely targeted Hispanic men for harassment and random beatings.
The Sacred Heart University/WSHU Public Radio Poll, which was conducted this month, also found 7 percent said they had been a victim of a hate crime. The margin of error for the random phone survey was plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Hate crimes in Russia27-02-2009
Africans arriving in the Russian capital these days to work or study are provided with an unusal set of instructions.
The list includes the following:
Avoid moving around the city alone
Know your destination and walk quickly and directly towards it
In buses, trams and trains sit close to the driver
Avoid travelling for four hours before and after soccer and hockey games
The last year for which there are official statistics is 2007. In that year, 653 people were victims of hate crimes. Of those, 73 died as a result of their injuries.