'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Arizona Republicans declared victory Monday after the Supreme Court upheld the key provision of the state's immigration law requiring police to check the status of suspected illegal immigrants during a lawful stop.
Legislation long sought by Democrats to save the jobs of 300,000 teachers, police and other public workers passed the Senate on Thursday.
"This is a huge crisis for us financially," said Carlos Garcia, superintendent of San Francisco's schools. "This would be a welcome relief for us so maybe we could hire back as many people as possible. Because if we really want to get out of this recession, people need to be working."
Mr. Garcia said the federal money could help the district rehire some of the roughly 300 employees it laid off this year or reinstate some of the four instructional days cut from the coming school year.