Bloomberg USA: New York City Will Sue Sponsors of Legal Immigrants Who End Up on the Dole
By Staff Reporter of the Sun | March 31, 2012
NEW YORK Mayor Bloomberg, in a startling departure from his pro-immigration stance, is testing a new program designed to chase down sponsors of legal immigrants who end up on certain kinds of public assistance, and the city intends to make the sponsors pay back money to the government.
The threat is being made by the city's Human Resources Administration, which is circulating a press release warning that it will start sending out in August letters to sponsors of immigrants who are not citizens but who are receiving cash assistance from a program called Safety Net. It estimates that there are 12,000 sponsors the city could go after, but says it expects that it will only recover from about 8% of them, or 960 cases.
Ex-NAACP big rips Al & Jesse for handling of Trayvon Martin shooting
Last Updated:9:28 AM, March 27, 2012
Posted:12:25 AM, March 27, 2012
The furor over the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin is being "exploited" by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to "racially divide the country," a civil-rights leader charged yesterday.
Martin's "family should be outraged at the fact that they're using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions," the Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP leader, said of the 17-year-old hoodie-wearing black youth who was shot dead by a mixed white-Latino neighborhood-watch volunteer.
The pastor accused Jackson and Sharpton who yesterday organized a thousands-strong protest in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred last month of "acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy" in an interview with The Daily Caller, a news Web site.
Bryant, the past president of the NAACP chapter in Garland, Texas, called Jackson and Sharpton "race hustlers" for inserting themselves into the drama.