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Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras on Agents

Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras on Agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force. R. Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border [...]
And Then There was Joy on the Border – for OnceA few months ago, on a quiet Sunday afternoon, I was reading a book and wondering if it would ever, ever rain again in Brownsville. In this arid land, some older people believe that rainfall is a measure of the quality of dialogue between God and God’s creatures. I was convinced that someone in this [...]
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End Immigration ‘Holds,’ Ga. County Tells Sheriff  It was a local vote but social justice groups in the Atlanta area say it has national importance – and hopefully will help immigrant families stay together.  The Fulton County Board of Commissioners joined the growing number of local governments in calling on law enforcement officials to stop cooperating with federal immigration agencies over [...]
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Deportations Hit Lowest Since 2007 but ’2 Million’ is TrueWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007, according to an analysis of its data by The [...]
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Obama Punts on Immigration, Prompts Cries of BetrayalOne of the most significant signs that something was off track with President Barack Obama’s executive actions regarding immigration was that he never unveiled his plans before the end of summer. In June, he said he would do so. Then, on a sleepy Saturday in September, the news dropped. The president will announce the changes [...]
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Obama Pushes Immigration Changes to NovemberWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation. Immigration reform advocates criticized Obama after White House officials [...]
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How Can Authorities Thwart Migrants if Poverty Exists?CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids. A federal police officer said his group was told [...]
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‘Deceitful’ Immigration Practices to End Because of LawsuitSAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Los [...]
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Obama’s Immigration Plans Now Expected in SeptemberWASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say. [...]
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Migrants Denied Fair Legal Access, Lawyers SayALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don’t have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children. [...]
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