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U.S. Border Patrol agents at a Detroit Bus Station "Since 9/11 I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the discussions I’ve had with people up and down the Texas-Mexico border. The conversations go something like this “I’ve lived here for 50 years but every few months...

For 35 Years, U.S. Denied Citizenship to Americans Based on Non-Existent Law

"For more than two decades, Sigifredo Saldana Iracheta insisted he was a U.S. citizen, repeatedly explaining to immigration officials that he was born to an American father and a Mexican mother in a city just south of the Texas border. Year after year, the federal government rejected his claims...

ACLU: South Tucson Police Violate Constitution in Use of 'Show Me Your Papers' Law

"The American Civil Liberties Union is putting law enforcement agencies across Arizona on notice that they will be held accountable for constitutional violations that result from the implementation of the state's "show me your papers" law, Section 2(B) of SB 1070, an anti-immigrant...