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Immigration enforcement debate in Massachusetts rekindled by recent crimes Published: Sep 28, 2011 A series of recent crimes in Massachusetts allegedly committed by unauthorized immigrants has resulted in a rekindling of the immigration debate with respect to how immigration enforcement should be handled at the State level. Massachusetts is one of only seven states that never agreed to participate in the Secure Communities program. Now supporters of
ACLU Report: Systemic Abuse of Immigrants in Arizona Immigration Detention Centers Published: Sep 27, 2011 The ACLU of Arizona has prepared a report entitled "In their Own Words: Enduring abuse in Arizona immigration detention centers." The report was the result of 115 face-to-face interviews with detainees in Eloy and Florence, Arizona, correspondence with detainees, and interviews with the family members of detainees, as well as the review of more than 500
Report: Border Patrol Abuse is Widespread Published: Sep 23, 2011 CNN reports that the humanitarian organization "No More Deaths" has assembled 13,000 testimonials detailing widespread abuse of immigrants by the Border Patrol. The organization has released a report entitled "A Culture of Cruelty" that details "rampant U.S. Border Patrol abuse of immigration detainees, deportees and migrants apprehended on the U.S.-Mexico
Report: Racial Profiling and Immigration Enforcement in Bedford County, Tennessee Published: Sep 20, 2011 The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition has prepared a report entitled "The Forgotten Constitution," which examines the interconnection of racial profiling and immigration enforcement in Bedford County, Tennessee. The report is broken down into four parts. Part 1 describes initial encounters that immigrants have with law enforcement
Report: 160,000 Immigrants Deported without Ever Appearing Before an Immigration Judge Published: Sep 13, 2011 A report entitled "Deportation without Due Process" reveals that over the past ten years the United States government has deported over 160,000 immigrants by having them stipulate to their own removal, thereby stripping them of their right to appear before an immigration judge. The government has been regularly using stipulated removal against people being
Visa Bulletin for September 2011 Published: Aug 10, 2011 Number 36Volume IXWashington, D.C. View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers duringSeptember. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the
TRAC Immigration: Illegal Reentry Becomes Top Criminal Charge Published: Aug 3, 2011 "Illegal reentry under Title 8, Section 1326 of the United States Code was the most commonly recorded lead charge brought by federal prosecutors during the first half of FY 2011. It alone accounted for nearly half (47 percent) of all criminal immigration prosecutions filed. It accounted for just under a quarter (23 percent) of overall criminal prosecutions,