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ICE chief criticizes Arizona immigration law
Sat, May 22, 2010Immigration
Arizona RepublicBy Oscar AvilaChicago TribuneCHICAGO - Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigration is not "good government," a top Department of Homeland Security official said in Chicago on Wednesday.John Morton, who heads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona Read More

Tags: Department of Homeland Security, John Morton, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona, SB1070

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Arpaio, Babeu conduct crime sweeps in E.V.
Thu, Jul 23, 2009Pinal County
East Valley TribuneBy Gary Grado, Sonu Munshi, TribuneMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio walks Thursday through the command center area at the sheriff's District 1 substation in Mesa during a day of crime suppression sweeps through the East Valley. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose agency has dozens of deputies and Read More

Tags: Paul Babeu, Joe Arpaio, Immigration, Immigration law, Pinal County Sheriff, Queen Creek, Department of Homeland Security, I.C.E.

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Mexico's drug war
Fri, Jul 17, 2009Security
Casa Grande DispatchBy Arthur H. Rotstein, Associated Press WriterNOGALES - Ongoing concerns that drug-related violence in Mexico poses a threat to American communities remain the Obama administration's border focus, the federal government's border czar said Wednesday.Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin, who visited Arizona's busiest commercial port here Read More

Tags: Mexican Border, Drug-related violence, Department of Homeland Security, Alan Bersin, Border fence

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U.S. Shifts Strategy on Illicit Work by Immigrants
Thu, Jul 2, 2009Immigration
New York TimesBy Julia PrestonImmigration authorities had bad news this week for American Apparel, the T-shirt maker based in downtown Los Angeles: About 1,800 of its employees appeared to be illegal immigrants not authorized to work in the United States.The company’s chief executive, Dov Charney, himself an immigrant, has waged Read More

Tags: American Apparel, Obama administration, Illegal immigrants, Department of Homeland Security

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Illegal immigrants netted by local police could be released
Wed, Jun 24, 2009Immigration
Christian Science MonitorBy Patrik Jonsson The Obama administration directive comes as the president begins to assert control of the immigration issue.Some undocumented immigrants swept up on minor charges such as fishing without a license won’t face federal detention. Instead, they’ll be released on their own recognizance under an Obama administration Read More

Tags: Barack Obama, Undocuented immigrants, Release on recognizance, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, 287(g), Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano

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Administration Plans to Scale Back Real ID Law
Mon, Jun 15, 2009Security
Washington PostBy Spencer S. HsuYielding to a rebellion by states that refused to pay for it, the Obama administration is moving to scale back a federal law passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that was designed to tighten security requirements for driver's licenses, Homeland Security Department and congressional Read More

Tags: Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security, Real ID, Licenses, Pass ID

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Department of Homeland Security Suspends "Widow Penalty"
Sat, Jun 13, 2009Immigration
Immigration Impact BlogBy Michele WaslinThis week, the Obama administration took another step toward restoring fairness and humaneness to the immigration system.  On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that she would grant a two-year reprieve to immigrants who were married to U.S. citizens but did not Read More

Tags: Demographics, Department of Homeland Security, Detention, Election 2008, Enforcement, Human Rights, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Reform, Restrictionists, Undocumented Immigration

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