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ICE agrees to negotiations on Pinal jail contract

Sat, May 18, 2013

Pinal County

A contract between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Pinal County has bled the County dry financially for years, but a meeting Thursday morning could be the first step to putting a stop to the bleeding.

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Tags: Pinal County, Arizona, Prison Contract, ICE, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick,

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Budget ax shaping immigration policy

Wed, Feb 27, 2013

Immigration

After detaining growing numbers of immigrants in deportation proceedings for years, the federal government reversed course this week, releasing more than 300 immigrants from facilities in Arizona and hundreds more in other states.The highly surprising move was made to save money in anticipation of looming budget cuts known as sequestration,

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Tags: Arizona, ICE, Deportation, Immigrants

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Arizona helped deport thousands without new law

Wed, Jul 28, 2010

Immigration

East Valley TribuneSuzanne Gamboa Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Without the benefit of their state's strict new immigration law, officers from a single Arizona county helped deport more than 26,000 immigrants from the U.S. through a federal-local partnership program that has been roundly criticized as fraught with problems.Statistics obtained by

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Tags: Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona, Deportation, ICE

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Abrupt Climate Swings During Ice Age Revealed

Mon, Feb 1, 2010

Environment

TerraDailyBy Staff WritersIce Age climate records from an Arizona stalagmite link the Southwest's winter precipitation to temperatures in the North Atlantic, according to new research.The finding is the first to document that the abrupt changes in Ice Age climate known from Greenland also occurred in the southwestern U.S., said co-author

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Tags: Arizona, Stalagmite, North Atlantic, Ice Age, Southwester U.S.

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ICE Heralds New Era of Cooperation with ATF, DEA

Fri, Jul 17, 2009

Security

HSTodayBy Mickey McCarterRecently revised interagency agreements between US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Justice Department agencies should provide a comprehensive means of eliminating all stovepipes that block information-sharing between US border crime investigators, intelligence officials at ICE the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,

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Tags: Ann Kirkpatrick, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST)

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Illegal immigrants netted by local police could be released

Wed, Jun 24, 2009

Immigration

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

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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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Secret Courts Exploit Immigrants

Wed, Jun 17, 2009

Immigration

The NationBy Jacqueline StevensYou don't need to go to Iran or North Korea to find secret courts. They're alive and well right here in the United States. On March 26, 2009, I was denied access to immigration courts in Eloy and Florence, Arizona, even though a federal regulation states, "All

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Tags: Immigration and Custom Enforcement, ICE, Illegal immigration

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Leaning on Jail, City of Immigrants Fills Cells With Its Own

Sat, Dec 27, 2008

Immigration

New York TimesBy  Nina BernsteinCENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — Few in this threadbare little mill town gave much thought to the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, the maximum-security jail beside the public ball fields at the edge of town. Even when it expanded and added barbed wire, Wyatt was just the

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Tags: Illegal immigrants, Rhode Island, ICE, Detetion Centers

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