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Obama plans push for immigration reform

Obama plans push for immigration reform | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — As soon as the confrontation over fiscal policy winds down, the Obama administration will begin an all-out drive for comprehensive immigration reform, including seeking a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants,...
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Billie Greenwood's comment, December 9, 2012 12:09 PM
Immigration reform will have a great impact on the border residents, many of whom need to regulate their status. Families live in daliy fear of the disaster of deportation.
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U.S. undertakes review of border officers' use of force

U.S. undertakes review of border officers' use of force | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched what it calls a comprehensive review of its officers' use of force amid a sharp increase in fatal confrontations along the Southwest border.
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Clinton: Drug war 'hasn't worked' - Kevin Cirilli

Clinton: Drug war 'hasn't worked' - Kevin Cirilli | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Former President Bill Clinton says in a new documentary that his administration’s attempts to limit drug trafficking from Colombia “hasn’t worked.” Clinton joined other world leaders — including former President Jimmy Carter — in filmmaker Sam...
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Legal Violence: How Immigration Enforcement Affects Families, Schools, and ... - Center For American Progress

Legal Violence: How Immigration Enforcement Affects Families, Schools, and ... - Center For American Progress | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Legal Violence: How Immigration Enforcement Affects Families, Schools, and ...Center For American ProgressIn an era of increased enforcement on the federal, state, and local levels, what is life like for immigrants—those with and without legal...
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Drug war: What prohibition costs us - Los Angeles Times

Drug war: What prohibition costs us - Los Angeles Times | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Drug war: What prohibition costs usLos Angeles TimesWhen one cartel leader is arrested or killed, it makes no impact on the drug trade and only serves to create more violence, as lower-level traffickers fight for the newly open top spot.

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National Immigrant Youth Alliance affirms 2013 immigration reform specifics

National Immigrant Youth Alliance affirms 2013 immigration reform specifics | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) issued an emphatic statement yesterday defining their position on comprehensive immigration reform. Do you believe we need immigration reform?What do YOU think immigration reform needs to include?

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Brian Bertram's curator insight, May 15, 8:18 AM

This article is about us immigration reform, a public policy issue.  These youths want to make immigration less stressful and safer for the immigrants.  Deportation should still be civil.  They are try to prevent unjust deportation.  I think that it doesn't matter. Un just deportation could be a deterrant from traveling illegally to this country again.  If you don't like how you are going to be treated, don't come here.

Rachel DeWaard's curator insight, May 15, 12:14 PM

Illegal immigration is a hot topic and a major public policy issue.  How to stop this immigrants is the question this article is trying to answer. This article suggests that deporting these immigrants is not a good idea. It also talks about the punishments for illegal immigration. I think this article is very interesting and has many good ideas on how to make illegal immigration less of an issue.

Breanne Hemann's comment, May 18, 1:13 AM
I also agree that the topic of illegal immigrants is very controversial. I also think that they shouldn't get much say in what we decide to do as a country because technically they are not apart of our country due to the fact that they are illegal.
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How healthy are Mexican immigrants? New study raises questions

How healthy are Mexican immigrants? New study raises questions | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Year after year, Mexico overwhelmingly leads the world in sending new immigrant arrivals to the United States. New study shows they may not be as healthy as we once thought. What are the implications?

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Family caught in immigration net faces tough choice if dad deported - Denver Post

Family caught in immigration net faces tough choice if dad deported - Denver Post | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

So many broken families due to lack of action on immigration reform!-->In the days prior to the 2008 presidential election, my 15-month-old daughter refused to wear anything but her Obama T-shirt.

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Barrio Azteca Gang Associates Plead Guilty in El Paso to Racketeering Conspiracy

Barrio Azteca Gang Associates Plead Guilty in El Paso to Racketeering Conspiracy | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Transnational criminal organization elements plead guilty this week in El Paso. Read about the group here...

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In Mexico, widespread human rights abuse by gov't in drug war - DigitalJournal.com

In Mexico, widespread human rights abuse by gov't in drug war - DigitalJournal.com | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
DigitalJournal.comIn Mexico, widespread human rights abuse by gov't in drug warDigitalJournal.comMexico - Mexico's war on drugs has led to widespread human rights violations committed by the country's military and police, with a new report revealing...
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MexicoBlog Editorial: Debunking Drug War "Spillover" - NL-Aid

MexicoBlog Editorial: Debunking Drug War "Spillover" - NL-Aid | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
MexicoBlog Editorial: Debunking Drug War "Spillover"NL-AidBut it begins with this sentence, “… when federal agents raided the stately home of a downtown (Laredo, Texas) perfume salesman in January, it reinforced a notion that is feared by Texas leaders:...
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NY immigrant advocates criticize Border Patrol - Boston.com

NY immigrant advocates criticize Border Patrol - Boston.com | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)NY immigrant advocates criticize Border PatrolBoston.comAP / November 9, 2011 BUFFALO, NY—Immigrant rights advocates and the New York Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday accused the Border Patrol in upstate New York of abusing its...
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Operation Streamline~end run around the Constitution?

Operation Streamline~end run around the Constitution? | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

from  ciclistas fronteristas: "Operation Streamline is a preliminary hearing, a change of plea and a sentencing all wrapped into one that happens in 8 major cities along the border. Streamline is for people facing illegal entry and illegal re-entry charges, mostly economic migrants. The shocker is that Streamline happens everyday in these communities and there is only one hearing for up to 80 people. Why don't you go ahead and reread that. 80 people in one hearing, one sentencing, all at the same time. Some call it the rocket docket. Some call it factory justice. Others, like myself, call it unconstitutional."

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La Lucha de La Nueva Central; The Struggle of Juárez Restaurant La Nueva Central (Nov. 2012)

(English Translation below) Un Proyecto del Desarollo Urbano esta cambiando la cara del centro histórico de Ciudad Juárez donde muchas cuadras han sido derru...
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Arizona Presents SANE Immigration Guidelines

Arizona Presents SANE Immigration Guidelines | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
By Valeria Fernández, New America Media
PHOENIX — For close to a decade Arizona has… (What does the Real Arizona Coalition's S.A.N.E Solution to Federal Immigration Reform propose?
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How many unauthorized immigrants live in the US?

How many unauthorized immigrants live in the US? | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
The contentious division over the presence of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States—and the federal government's inablilty to reform immigration law—continues to galvanize the nation.
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Obama immigration case shows how loose the rules are - Boston Globe

Obama immigration case shows how loose the rules are - Boston Globe | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Daily CallerObama immigration case shows how loose the rules areBoston GlobeOnyango Obama of Framingham has a drunken driving case, a deportation order, and a half-nephew who is president of the United States.
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Speak Spanish? At Your Own Risk: Minority Languages and Anti-immigrant Fever in the United States

Speak Spanish? At Your Own Risk: Minority Languages and Anti-immigrant Fever in the United States | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
On April 2nd, 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 42 Amway salespeople on their way to a convention after an undercover agent heard them speaking Spanish at a restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Border Patrol agent in Arizona arrested in smuggling probe

Border Patrol agent in Arizona arrested in smuggling probe | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona arrested in marijuana smuggling probe.

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His reaction upon apprehension by FBI agents?--> "I'm f*ed."
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Border Songs | CD Baby Music Store

Border Songs | CD Baby Music Store | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Listen to and buy this 2-CD set of music on CD Baby. Buy the CD Border Songs a compilation of many Border Artists. Proceeds benefit "No More Deaths."

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Tom Russell adds to his storied past

Tom Russell adds to his storied past | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Border troubador Tom Russell may be the last wandering Beat, a story-obsessed traveler attentive to detail and intrigued by experience.

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Self-Titled CD, by Frontera Bugalú

Download some of the best border music you'll hear...for only $5! 7 track album...

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Still Pushing the Failed Militaristic Approach to the Drug War - Antiwar.com (blog)

Still Pushing the Failed Militaristic Approach to the Drug War - Antiwar.com (blog) | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Still Pushing the Failed Militaristic Approach to the Drug WarAntiwar.com (blog)Via Juan Carlos Hidalgo at the blog for the Cato Institute, this graph illustrates how Mexican President Felipe Calderón's militarized approach to the drug war not only...
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Daily Border Bulletin: Immigration From Mexico declining, SC ...

Daily Border Bulletin: Immigration From Mexico declining, SC ... | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
“But data from both sides of the border suggest that illegal immigration from Mexico is already in fast retreat, as U.S. job shortages, tighter border enforcement and the frightening presence of criminal gangs on the Mexican ...
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border agents seize pot hidden in watermelons - AZ Central.com

border agents seize pot hidden in watermelons - AZ Central.com | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
border agents seize pot hidden in watermelonsAZ Central.comUS Customs and Border Protection officers have seized almost 3000 pounds of marijuana discovered hidden in a shipment of watermelons in Nogales.
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