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Woman Reports Domestic Violence, Gets Turned In To Immigration

"A woman who called the Escondido Police Department to report that she was beaten by her boyfriend was herself arrested and later turned over to immigration authorities after she was booked at the Vista jail, a case that critics say illustrates the problems inherent in local police getting involved...

Arizona Orders Immigration Law Training for Police

"Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered the redistribution of materials to train police to enforce the state's tough immigration crackdown, in a sign that she expects the Supreme Court to endorse the measure in coming days. ... Brewer ordered the redistribution of training materials...

Alabama’s Show-Me-Your-Papers Law: A Cautionary Tale for Georgia

Clanton, Alabama - "A central part of Alabama’s immigration law has become such a thorny problem for this town that the police chief has declared he will no longer enforce it. Chief Brian Stilwell said that measure — which critics call the show-me-your-papers law — has made immigrants...

Report: Fearing Police Links to ICE, Latinos Less Likely to Report Crimes

"Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study. About 44% of Latinos surveyed said they were less likely now to contact police...

CA7 on Social Group; Mexico; Honest Police: R.R.D. v. Holder

"While R.R.D. was an investigator for Mexico’s Federal Agency of Investigation, he arrested hundreds of suspects and repeatedly testified against drug traffickers. Drug organizations offered bribes to get him out of their hair and, when he refused, tried to kill him under their “plata...

Sheriffs, Police, Cities Oppose Funding Cuts Tied to So-Called 'Sanctuary Cities'

Recent letters to Congress from the Major Counties Sheriffs Association , the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National League of Cities opposing proposed 'grant penalties' related to so-called 'sanctuary cities.'

San Antonio Police, Mayor: No Immigration Status Checks

MaryAnn Martinez, KENS-TV, Oct. 30, 2015 - "The San Antonio Police Department has made it clear that it doesn't want to be in the business of enforcing federal immigration law. SAPD Chief William McManus said San Antonio police officers don't inquire about someone's citizenship status...