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Podcast: The Story Behind NY’s Suspension of Secure Communities

What led Governor Andrew Cuomo to pull NY out of the controversial immigration enforcement program? What does New York’s decision mean for the Obama administration’s immigration policies?

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Pressure Builds for Gov. Cuomo to take NY Out of Secure Communities

Lawmakers and immigrant advocates want New York to follow Illinois in opting out of the federal information-sharing program. Critics say S-Comm, designed to identify undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes, is being used mainly to target those convicted of minor offenses.

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Slaying of Arizona Rancher Fuels Debate Over Proposed Anti-Immigrant Bill

The killing of a rancher near the U.S.-Mexico border enraged supporters of a bill in the Arizona legislature that would allow police to arrest migrants for trespassing in the state.

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Immigration Agency Denies Deportation Quotas After Memo Is Leaked

ICE chief John Morton quickly denied the agency sets quotas for deportations, after a Washington Post story revealed an internal memo stating just that.

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Immigrant Detained in Raid Sues Arizona Sheriff Arpaio’s Office for Mistreatment

A former undocumented worker detained in a workplace raid is accusing Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of negligence and mistreatment in a federal lawsuit.

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Border Patrol Backtracks on Teenagers’ Deportation, Brings Them Back to U.S.

Two teenagers are quickly deported after being stopped when going home after a soccer game, in a case that shows the challenges of growing up undocumented in the U.S.

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Freed After Haitian Tragedy, Activist to Demonstrate in the Shadow of Immigration Detention Center

On New Year’s Day, Jean Montrevil was detained in an immigration lockup. Less than a month later, after being freed following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he will stand outside another jail where immigrants are held to protest the laws that placed him a breath away from deportation.

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Guest Columnist: Haitian Immigrant’s Redemption Story Leaves ICE Cold

Can people change? This question is at the heart of the fight between Homeland Security and detained immigration activist Jean Montrevil. The answer has major implications for the reforms that lawmakers propose when they take up immigration reform after health care.

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Federal Grand Jury Investigating Arizona Sheriff at the Forefront of Immigration Enforcement

A federal grand jury is investigating the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations of abuse of power. He has been accused of racial profiling and has allegedly launched investigations against political rivals.

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Guest Editorial: Secure Communities Turns Immigrants into Criminals

This month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) celebrated one year of Secure Communities, a program dangerously misnamed since it actually endangers rather than improves community security.