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ICE Locks Down Immigrant Detention Facility After Interfaith Group Holds Prayer Circle

On Tuesday, a group of more than 60 faith leaders and attorneys visiting an immigrant detention center in the high desert was refused entry, and the entire facility was put on lockdown shortly thereafter. Family members and lawyers who were already visiting detainees inside the Adelanto Detention Center were also forced to leave. Read more >

How Texas' sanctuary cities ban compares to Arizona's 'show me your papers' law

AUSTIN — Before Texas’ sanctuary cities ban even made it to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, it had a not-so-flattering nickname: the “show me your papers” law, a reference to a similar Arizona measure that sparked national debate and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Read more >

Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

A group of former detainees says the system borders on modern-day slavery. They are challenging it in federal court and have won the right to sue the Denver-area detention center’s operator on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held there over a decade. Read more >

Federal prosecutors inaugurate ‘express’ deportations

Until recently, foreign nationals convicted of a crime in federal court were told that immigration authorities would put them in deportation proceedings upon completion of their prison terms.

Not anymore. Read more >

Border Patrol arrests 4 Mexicans at humanitarian-aid group's Arivaca camp

Border Patrol agents served a warrant and arrested four people at a No More Deaths camp in Arivaca, Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday night. The four are Mexican nationals arrested for immigration violations, the agency said. Read more >

House passes bill to allow some border and customs job applicants to skip polygraph test

JUNE 7 – The House voted 282 to 137 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to waive a mandatory lie-detector test for applicants from law enforcement or the military, raising alarms that the move will weaken standards at the agency. Read more >

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