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Hispanic lawmakers say Arpaio may be using racial profiling

February 18, 2009 -

PHOENIX - A group of Hispanic lawmakers is urging members of President Obama's administration to join in a discussion of whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has engaged in racial profiling or other civil rights abuses.

Leaving immigration to the feds

February 18, 2009 -

Remember when state and local officials couldn't wait to get their 15 minutes of fame by cracking down on illegal immigration? Well, thank goodness, that trend might be coming to an end in part because of the economic crisis.

El desempleo azota más a las minorías

February 18, 2009 - La Opinion

El desempleo que ha ocasionado la recesión económica se está sintiendo más fuerte entre los latinos, tanto los inmigrantes como los nacidos en Estados Unidos.

Law allows religious workers more time with jailed immigrants awaiting deportation

February 18, 2009 - Chicago

Chicago-area religious persons began training volunteers Tuesday to take advantage of a new Illinois law allowing for more clergy visits to jailed immigrants awaiting deportation, an effort they say will shed more light on prison conditions faced by that population.

The New Political Economy of Immigration

February 18, 2009 - Alter Net

The "enforcement only" policy has fostered a national immigrant prison complex that feeds on ever-increasing numbers of arrested immigrants.

Organización recauda nombre y huellas de niños de padres deportados

February 18, 2009 - MSN Latino

Nueva York, 18 feb (EFE).- El programa "Adopte un inmigrante", de la Coalición Latinoamericana Internacional, volvió a Nueva York, en esta ocasión para "recaudar huellas" digitales y nombres de niños nacidos en EEUU cuyos padres hayan sido deportados.

Rancher cleared of violating rights of illegal immigrants

February 18, 2009 - The Arizona Republic

TUCSON - A federal jury has found that a southern Arizona rancher didn't violate the civil rights of a group of illegal immigrants who claimed he had detained them at gunpoint in 2004, but has ordered him to pay $77,000 in damages for four claims of assault and causing emotional distress.

U.S. jury finds rancher liable in vigilante trial

February 18, 2009 - Reuters

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury awarded more than $70,000 in damages to a group of illegal immigrants who claimed they were held at gunpoint by an Arizona rancher after slipping over the border from Mexico five years ago.

Conflicting Accounts of an ICE Raid in Md.

February 18, 2009 - The Washington Post

Officers Portray Detention of 24 Latinos Differently in Internal Probe and in...

‘Virtual Fence’ Gets a Boost

February 18, 2009 - Wall Street Journal Template

By CAM SIMPSON WASHINGTON -- A troubled $8 billion project to erect a "virtual fence" along the nation's southwestern border has received a boost, with federal officials giving the go-ahead for Boeing Co.

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