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Obama fails to clean up chronic abuses of immigrant detainees beaten and left to die of untreated injuries and illness Published: Dec 6, 2011 "“The paradigm was wrong,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said then, acknowledging that detention centers operated too much like correctional institutions and that the majority of detainees are not being held as criminals and pose no threat. She promised to make the system less penal, with greater freedom and dignity for those in it. Despite
McCain: GOP needs to address immigration in a 'humane' way Published: Dec 5, 2011 "Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said his home state and others could be "up for grabs" in the 2012 presidential election, due in large part to the growing numbers of Hispanic voters and warned GOP candidates to watch their rhetoric on immigration issues. "The demographics are clear that the Hispanic vote will play a major role in national elections," he said
California Immigrant initiative: Hiding may be finished Published: Dec 5, 2011 "If a state initiative succeeds, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants living in California could work without the threat of deportation. On Friday, California Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat from Sylmar, Calif., filed a proposal with the state attorney general’s office. The move marked the first step in an effort to gather 504,760 voter
Deportations tear some families apart Published: Dec 5, 2011 "After living for 21 years in the U.S., Ramos, 39, was deported to Mexico in September, separated from the two daughters and son she has raised as a single mother since her ex-husband left them seven years ago. She had lacked legal immigration status since crossing the border into the U.S. as a teenager with her parents, so the threat of arrest and
The GOP's Dilemma on Immigration Published: Dec 5, 2011 "The dilemma for the GOP is obvious. During October's debate in Las Vegas, after listening to a similarly heated exchange between the candidates over immigration, a Latino in the audience wondered aloud what Republicans had to offer the Latino community. Not surprisingly, the GOP is likely to pay a price for its extreme views on immigration in the 2012
Mitt Romney's Nuanced Evolution on Immigration‎ Published: Dec 3, 2011 "It’s well known that Mitt Romney has changed his position on certain issues over time: cap-and-trade, abortion, gay rights, gun control. In all of these areas Romney toed (or leapt) rightward as he transitioned from the politics of blue Massachusetts to the national stage. But—beyond unceasing allegations of general flip-floppery—Romney is currently
Illinois congressman recommends [undocumented] immigrants carry documents showing US roots Published: Dec 2, 2011 "An Illinois congressman is recommending that illegal immigrants living in states with tough new immigration laws start carrying documents showing their ties to their U.S. communities. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat, says illegal immigrants arrested for immigration violations by local police in states such as Alabama and South Carolina should show the
Study: Gingrich immigration plan helps millions Published: Dec 2, 2011 "Gingrich says he believes his approach is pro-family. Here's what he said: 'If you've been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you've been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don't think we're going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out.' Hence, the Pew Hispanic