Tag Archives: Immigration

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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FBI and DHS conflicted about who is supposed to handle immigrant data.

Nov, 4 NextGov The Homeland Security Department and FBI apparently are at odds over which agency is responsible for the criminal records of illegal immigrants. House Republicans on Friday subpoenaed those records for evidence of possible public safety threats. Read the full article: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20111104_6878.php

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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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Now and Then: The Republican Stance on Immigration

1980: George H.W. Bush vs. Ronald Reagan   2011: Rick Perry vs. Rick Santorum (and others)   Reflections Security: Security has gained tremendous prominence within the issue of immigration, to the point that closing off the border is a prerequisite for dealing with social issues related to immigration within the U.S. The very idea of [...]

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“Respect, Reciprocity, and Real Work”: Decolonizing Classrooms through Parent Engagement

By Adam Delgado ’12 At the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle, we were challenged to think about integration from a variety of perspectives: as researchers, community activists, and global citizens. One of the most encouraging aspects of the conference was the opportunity to meet other people from across the country that are dedicated to [...]

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NIIC – P.A.R. Officers in Aurora, Colorado

Written by Spencer May ’13 Dave could be a Marine – his broad shoulders and shaved head could pass him for a Sergeant Major, but at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle, Dave only wore casual clothes and a navy-blue polo shirt with the acronym “P.A.R.”  What did P.A.R. stand for, and why was [...]

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American University Radio: Latinos Decry ‘Secure Communities’ In D.C

American University Radio: Latinos Decry ‘Secure Communities’ In D.C

Secure Communities poses a problem for domestic abuse cases among undocumented immigrants. Washington D.C. Refuses to Participate in the program. Report By: Patrick Madden // October 11, 2011         source http://wamu.org/news/11/10/11/latinos_decry_secure_communities_in_dc

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