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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.

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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Tampa Event Geared to Immigrant Detention

U.S.-Mexico Border Build-Up Found Excessive

What's going on with the Border Patrol?

Insufficient training and little public oversight have led to problems, including violence against migrants. Read more >

OIG Reports on S-comm Miss the Point

On Friday, April 6th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released two reports that ultimately missed the point in addressing key concerns presented by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) in a request for an OIG investigation into the flawed and controversial "Secure Communities" deportation program.

Lofgren's request for an investigation came at the heels of massive outcry by grassroots groups and communities nationally due to the rampant rights violations and abuses caused by the detention & deportation dragnet. Read more >

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