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Breaking it Down: Border Patrol Strategic Plan 2012 - 2016

On May 8th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a new 5-year strategy on border control and enforcement, the first in eight years. It essentially ushers in a new era in immigration policing, including harsher and more aggressive prosecution for anyone who attempts to cross the border from Texas' Rio Grande Valley to San Diego, CA. Read more >

We Welcome Promise to Stop the Deportation of (Some) Young Immigrants: Safety and Security for All Immigrants Still a Dream

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Information: Catherine Tactaquin, ctactaquin@nnirr.org Laura Rivas, lrivas@nnirr.org

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New Obama policy will spare some from deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies. Read more >

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Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070

On Monday, June 25th, the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions challenged by the Obama administration establishing that immigration policy is the responsibility of the federal government and not the states.

A Start on the Dream

President Obama has been an overachiever on immigration enforcement, far outpacing his predecessor, George W. Bush, in swiftly racking up a million deportations. But on the other crucial part of reform — getting undocumented immigrants right with the law — Mr. Obama talks a lot but has done far too little. Read more >

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Forks complaint about Border Patrol prompts Forest Service to distance itself

SEATTLE — A complaint from a Forks woman has changed the national policy of the U.S. Forest Service in its use of Border Patrol agents for translation services.

A Latino woman from Forks who accompanied Benjamin Roldan Salinas of Forks on May 14, 2011, before his fatal flight from a Border Patrol agent has played a pivotal role in a federal decision on translation-assistance practices such as those that the U.S. Forest Service had requested from the Border Patrol before Roldan Salinas died.
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