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More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

Before immigrants get deported, they are sometimes held temporarily by local law enforcement at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. But cities across the country, including Philadelphia, are saying they will no longer fully cooperate with that plan.

Offenses including traffic stops and felonies can lead to deportation for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally — or even those who are legal permanent residents. ICE requests that municipalities hold suspects until they can be transferred into federal custody. Read more >

Opinion: A Child’s Risky Journey

To the Editor: Read more >

Mass Graves in Texas Show Perilous Journey Continues in US

In a neglected cemetery an hour's drive north of the Mexican border, the graves of unknown immigrants lay hidden among and beneath the marked gravestones of others.

“They’re buried throughout the cemetery,” explains Baylor University's Lori Baker, who heads a team of more than 30 archaeologists and forensic students. Her team has unearthed a mass grave of undocumented immigrants — dozens of bodies found in an unmarked corner of the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias, Texas, nearly 80-miles from the border. Read more >

NNIRR Urges President Obama to Act for Human Rights and Justice

Ensure Due Process and Humanitarian Support for Vulnerable Children and Their Families Read more >

Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations

President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds to control the surge of illegal Central American migrants at the South Texas border, and to grant broader powers for immigration officials to speed deportations of children caught crossing without their parents, White House officials said on Saturday. Read more >

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children, according to reports to Congress obtained Wednesday by The Huffington Post.

The reports were sent by ICE in April to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, as required by law. ICE confirmed the authenticity of the two reports, which lay out 72,410 removals of immigrants who said they had one or more U.S.-born children in 2013. Read more >

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