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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...

Alarming Rise of Community Immigration Raids in New Orleans: Report

"A report released today by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) revealed an Obama Administration pilot program of race-based community immigration raids that is devastating New Orleans—and warned that it may become the “new normal” for immigrant communities...

ICE's High-Tech Dragnet Enables Profiling

"A single scan of his finger landed Gomez in a federal detention center, and he’s now awaiting word on whether he’ll be deported. But his encounter inside the vehicle would otherwise leave no traces -- no record of his arrest, or of why officers stopped him, and no proof, other than...