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Minor offenses trip up illegals

March 05, 2009 - Washington Times

An immigration program designed to help local police arrest illegal immigrants committing serious crimes and process them for deportation is instead being used to target minor offenses such as drinking and speeding, a government study reported Wednesday.

Primero la seguridad pública

March 04, 2009 - La Opinion

Comentarios? Escríbanos a: La separación que debe existir entre las autoridades policiales locales y la Patrulla Fronteriza no es una cuestión política, sino de seguridad pública en las ciudades con un alto número de población indocumentada.

Has Obama forgotten immigration?

March 04, 2009 - Politico

In his $3.6 trillion budget, President Barack Obama is not shy about promising reforms across the federal government. Except in the area that remains a symbol of government failure: immigration.

Immigration policy that is confusing

March 04, 2009 -

We're only about a month into the Obama presidency, and already immigrant-rights activists are getting restless. Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform are more determined than ever to overcome the nativist fears that helped derail their efforts in 2007 and fix a broken system.

Report cites problems in ICE program

March 04, 2009 - The Arizona Republic

WASHINGTON - Immigration officials have failed to develop "key internal controls" over a controversial program that trains state and local police to identify illegal immigrants involved in crime, so some departments focus on minor violations rather than on serious offenses, according to federal investigators.

Immigrant Busts Faulted

March 04, 2009 - The Wall Street Journal

By MIRIAM JORDAN An Immigration and Customs Enforcement program that trains local police to arrest illegal immigrants suspected of committing serious crimes has expanded without appropriate oversight, leading to the arrest of thousands for minor infractions, according to a study scheduled to be released...

Report Questions an Immigration Program That Uses the Local Police -

March 04, 2009 - The New York Times

PHOENIX A government report questions the effectiveness of a federal program, long criticized by immigrant advocacy groups, that deputizes police officers as immigration agents.

National Briefing - Washington - Haitian Deportations to Continue -

March 04, 2009 - The New York Times

The Department of Homeland Security has said it will continue deporting illegal Haitian immigrants, despite appeals by the Haitian government, which says deportations could destabilize a country where food, water and housing have been in extremely short supply since major storms last summer.

¿Quién habla por nosotros?

March 03, 2009 -

Las llamadas telefónicas y correos electrónicos llegan en cantidades enormes desde Providence Rhode Island, Atlanta Georgia y Nuevo México, donde tomaron lugar el pasado fin de semana las primeras tres audiencias pro unidad familiar en la gira nacional del Congresista Luis V.

Fallo favorece indocumentados

March 03, 2009 - La Opinion

LOS ANGELES/AP Un juez desechó un caso de deportación contra uno de los 130 presuntos inmigrantes indocumentados que fueron arrestados en una fábrica en Van Nuys, alegando que los agentes federales no tenían derecho a detenerlo.

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