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Staying Tough in Crackdown on Immigrants

August 03, 2009 - The New York Times

After early pledges by President Obama that he would moderate the Bush administration’s tough policy on immigration enforcement, his administration is pursuing an aggressive strategy for an illegal-immigration crackdown that relies significantly on programs started by his predecessor.

Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike in Louisiana

August 01, 2009 - New America Media

Some 100 immigrant detainees at a private prison in Louisiana, angered by what they say are awful conditions, are engaged in increasingly tense protests.

Immigration Rights Activists Retool Reform Efforts

July 31, 2009 - The New York Times

Filed at 4:37 a.m. ET CHICAGO (AP) -- Activists disappointed that the Obama administration has not given immigration top billing are trying to yank the issue off the back burner by pressing ahead with lobbying and legislation plans they hope will reinvigorate reform efforts.

Baja población de indocumentados

July 31, 2009 - La Opinión

Aunque las agencias coinciden en que existe una disminución, hay desacuerdos respecto a la...

The Invisible Face of Immigration

July 29, 2009 - The Huffington Post

We've all seen the parade of "immigration" images on cable news networks and primetime exposes. Designed to evoke visceral reactions, they range from relatively benign -- day laborers gathered at convenience stores patiently waiting for work -- to overtly frightening -- scenes from the aftermath of drug gang.

The Invisible Face of Immigration

July 29, 2009 - The Huffington Post

We've all seen the parade of "immigration" images on cable news networks and primetime exposes. Designed to evoke visceral reactions, they range from relatively benign -- day laborers gathered at convenience stores patiently waiting for work -- to overtly frightening -- scenes from the aftermath of drug gang.

Informe: abusos graves en centros de la Migra

July 29, 2009 - El Diario

Washington/EFE — La CIDH denunció ayer que muchos detenidos en centros para inmigrantes en Arizona y Texas se encuentran en condiciones “inaceptables”, y determinó que en muchos casos su derecho al debido proceso ha sido violado.

Report: Detainee standards violated

July 29, 2009 - The Arizona Republic

LOS ANGELES - Immigrant advocates say the federal government has failed to meet its own standards for detaining immigrants, making it unduly difficult for immigrants to defend themselves in court and fight to remain in the country.

U.S. Rejects Call for Enforceable Immigration Detention Rules

July 28, 2009 - The New York Times

The Obama administration has refused to make legally enforceable rules for immigration detention, rejecting a federal court petition by former detainees and their advocates and embracing a Bush-era inspection system that relies in part on private contractors.

Immigration detention centers fail government’s own standards

July 28, 2009 - Los Angeles Times Blogs

The federal government routinely failed to follow its own standards regulating immigration detention centers across the country, denying detainees sufficient recreation time and adequate access to attorneys, legal materials and telephones, according to a new report issued today.


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