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No, National Parks Don’t Cause Problems For Border Control

The House decided not to vote on its controversial border bill due to lack of support Thursday, a move that means that the public lands along the border are, at least for now, safe from the interference the bill would have allowed. Read more >

On the Border, Who Gets to Be a Refugee?

A poll by the Public Religion Research Institute asked Americans whether they thought children illegally crossing the United States border from Mexico “should be treated as refugees and be allowed to stay.” Sixty-nine percent of respondents said “yes,” according to The New York Times’s Julia Preston, and “about a quarter of Americans in the survey, 27 percent, said the minors should be ‘treated as illegal immigrants’ and deported Read more >

House GOP Pulls Border Bill Rather Than See it Defeated

House Republican leaders pulled Speaker John A. Boehner’s slimmed-down legislation to address the brewing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border rather than see it defeated, amid a conservative revolt that the $659 million proposal did not address the core issues. Read more >

New Report Details Prejudice and Pretext in Georgia's Hyper Immigration Enforcement

Federal ICE Access Programs and GA HB87 Driving Unprecedented Targeting and Deportation in the State

Today advocacy organizations publish a new report based on data made available through FOIA litigation with the state and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement that both outline the metastasizing growth of local police's involvement in immigration enforcement and the resulting patterns of prejudice and collateral deportation in local practice with little to no evidence of any relation to actual public safety efforts. Read more >

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