Tag Archives: Immigration Policy

NEW REPORT: Impact of Secure Communities on Latinos and Local Law Enforcement in Eastern Washington

How has the immigration enforcement program Secure Communities impacted Latino communities in Central and Eastern Washington State? Secure Communities increases cooperation between local jails and the federal government to identify undocumented immigrants for deportation. Implemented in Yakima, Franklin, Benton and Walla Walla counties in the summer of 2011, Secure Communities has been both supported and […]

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Local Police Not Required to Detain Minor Offense Immigrants

Oct, 31 The Huffington Post Recently released Department of Homeland Security documents now state that local police can now use discretion when placing immigration holds. The documents could provide ammunition for jurisdictions that no longer want to participate in Secure Communities, which allows federal immigration authorities to use fingerprints to scan those arrested by local […]

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There are immigrants in our economy? “Rebooting the American Dream”

The American Immigration Council at the Immigration Policy Center released a report yesterday that describes the role of immigrants in our economy – we’re excited to incorporate their analysis into our current research!         From the Immigration Policy Center Description: “There is plenty of evidence that immigration helps to fuel the U.S. economy, just as […]

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NIIC and ICE Detainer Policy

Written by Madelyn Peterson ’13 Annie Benson addresses us with a sharp focus from behind her thick-rimmed glasses. Each word from her mouth is efficient and rapid; her hands move with deliberation and strength. Her intensity is complimented by a joyful flair and an ease of laughter that reveal her compassion and ardor for her […]

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