‘This is where my everything is’: US citizen suddenly faces deportation

Apparent targeting of family whose relative was convicted of terror attack prompts accusations of collective punishment A New Yorker who gained US citizenship as a child is suddenly facing deportation, along with several green card-holding members of his family, after apparent targeting by the immigration status after another relative was arrested following a terrorist incident in the city. The governments actions have alarmed advocates and led to them accusing officials of meting out unfair collective punishment. Ahsan Ullah, 32, an electrician from Brooklyn, was placed in immigration detention in Kearny, New Jersey, on 22 October. He spent about four weeks separated from his American wife and three children before being released on bond last Tuesday pending the outcome of his …

Haringey players walk off after racism allegations in Yeovil FA Cup tie

The Football Association says it is deeply concerned after the FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned following allegations that home players were racially abused The Football Association says it is deeply concerned after the FA Cup fourth-qualifying-round tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil was abandoned following allegations that home players were racially abused. Yeovil were leading 1-0 with just over an hour played when Haringeys players, under the direction of manager Tom Loizou, walked off the pitch. The initial target of the abuse was reported to be Haringeys goalkeeper Valery Pajetat. A post on the Haringey Borough Twitter account stated: Game has been abandoned following racial abuse. Horrendous afternoon. It must be said that 99.9% …

Family of girl who said classmates cut her dreadlocks apologizes for false claim

12-year-old said white boys grabbed her and cut hair but Virginia school principal confirms allegations were false A 12-year-old girl from northern Virginia has withdrawn her reported on Monday that the girls family issued an apology to the boys, the school and the community. Last week, the girl told multiple media outlets three of her sixth-grade classmates at Immanuel Christian school in Springfield called her hair ugly while they assaulted her at recess. The girl is African American and said her attackers were white. The story received national attention. They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly, the girl told local news teams, using a term which is typically taken as a racial insult by African Americans, directed …