Impunity and the Border Patrol
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If a Border Patrol agent beats, kicks, threatens or otherwise abuses you, you can file a complaint. What you can’t count on, evidently, is anything being done about it.

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Sheriff: Whatcom County won’t hold inmates on immigration detainers
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BELLINGHAM – In the wake of a civil rights ruling by a federal judge in Oregon, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has changed its policy on delaying the release of inmates who are suspected of having entered the country illegally.

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Wallace: Scott rolls the dice with tuition help for immigrants
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By embracing legislation to extend in-state tuition rates to children of illegal immigrants, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is playing with political fire when it comes to his own Republican Party base.

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California bill would ease professional licensing rules for immigrants
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Denisse Rojas earned a biology degree from UC Berkeley and has set her sights on medical school. But one big obstacle stands in her way. To practice medicine in California, doctors must obtain a license from the state, and applicants are required to provide a Social Security number as proof of identity. Rojas, 25, does not have such a number. She is in the United States illegally, having been smuggled into the country from Mexico by her parents when she was 6 months old. But a group of legislators wants to help her — to do for doctors, dentists, nurses, barbers, security guards and many others what they did last year for attorneys: grant those in the country illegally permission to practice their occupations.


Judge orders talks in immigration detainer lawsuit
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A federal magistrate judge has ordered settlement talks in a civil rights lawsuit brought by a U.S. citizen who was held on an immigration detainer while officials investigated whether she was in the country illegally. The American Civil Liberties Union says the case shows immigration detainers are being illegally used as a “dragnet.”

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Public schools are required to accept immigrants — but they keep finding ways not to
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In the United States, K-12 public schools are legally required to educate all children, regardless of immigration status.

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Deadline for Immigration Overhaul Is August, Says Diaz-Balar
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The deadline to pass immigration legislation is this August, said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who is part of the effort to develop an immigration bill that could pass the House.

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Obama Administration makes progress on immigration reform
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Under pressure from both sides of the immigration reform debate, the Obama administration has recently released statements outlining its plan to improve the quality of life for undocumented immigrants and people seeking American citizenship. The administration has been under fire lately for wavering on immigration policies like deportation. However, it now is clearly taking a progressive stance on immigration reform.

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Department of Homeland Security to assess immigration policies
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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with both advocates and vocal opponents of immigration reform on May 7 to discuss his views on U.S. deportation policies. The Obama administration, which has been up and down in the polls recently due to factors like President Barack Obama’s wavering on immigration reform, has been put in the spotlight by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS has plans to examine the efficacy of the administration’s efforts to enforce deportation policies in an effort to appease both sides of the immigration reform debate.

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What Do Immigrants Bring Us?
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What do immigrants represent to the U.S. economy?

The rising tide of immigration floats the boat of the U.S. economy.

People do not immigrate to the United States to go on welfare!

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