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DOJ strips Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio of immigration powers

The top immigration news on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 was the Justice Department's dramatic takedown of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Here are your must-read blurbs and links: "[W]e have peeled the onion to its core, and earlier today, we shared our findings with MCSO. As...

DOJ finds widespread discrimination against Latinos by East Haven Police Department

" DOJ released its findings regarding anti-Latino profiling and discrimination by the EHPD. As with the DOJ report last week on Maricopa County, DOJ makes detailed findings of unconstitutional activity, indicates it will proceed with litigation if a judicially-enforceable consent decree...

Racial Profiling Banned...Except at the Border

GUIDANCE FOR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REGARDING THE USE OF RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR GENDER IDENTITY [T]his Guidance does not apply to interdiction activities in the vicinity of the border, or to protective, inspection, or screening activities...

DOJ Loses Border Turf Battle to DHS Over Profiling

"Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder expressed disappointment Monday that the U.S. border is exempt from his new racial profiling ban, after the Department of Homeland Security rejected his plan as too risky. ... In a conference call with law enforcement officials Monday afternoon, the attorney...