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La Corte Suprema decide el futuro de la Ley SB1070 de Arizona – CNN en Español – Ultimas Noticias de Estados Unidos, Latinoamérica y el Mundo, Opinión y Videos – CNN.com Blogs

La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos está a punto de decidir si Arizona puede implementar su controvertida ley migratoria ante las fuertes objeciones del gobierno de Barack Obama. El miércoles se presentarán los argumentos orales. Un fallo a favor de la gobernadora Joe Brewer en tiempo de elecciones presidenciales podría provocar una renovada ate

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Se Communities and the federal deportation program | KALW

So the so-called Se Communities program, which we prefer to call S-COM – because really it doesn’t make anyone any safer – is a federal deportation program. It’s tremendously controversial, and it is undermining public safety. It is putting victims and witnesses of crimes at risk of being deported, s and also burdening our local governments. The program operates through the sending of fingerprints. Whenever someone is arrested for any reason at all, their fingerprints are now sent off not just to the FBI, as they always were, but also to immigration officials. So from that fingerprint, what can come back almost instantly is what is called a detainer, or hold request. And that is a cruel request to trap a community member in our local jails when they would otherwise be let go. So we’ve seen victims, survivors of domestic violence, who may be arrested along with their abuser. And then they’re about to be let go as they should be, and suddenly they have this hold and it’s this…

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Jeff Biggers: At Supreme Court, Arizona Leaves Affected Voices at Home: Q A With Carlos Garcia, Puente Human Rights Advocate

While Gov. Jan Brewer unceremoniously dumped her disgraced SB 1070 partner Russell Pearce from Arizona’s front seats at tomorrow’s historic Supreme Court hearing on the state’s controversial immigration law, the seminal voices of those most affected by Arizona’s punitive measures will remain tucked away in the shadows — and unheard, even in the

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