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Month: February 2012

Fighting Back Against Excessive Use of Force by Immigration Agents

Immigration officials and agents do an important job, enforcing immigration laws and keeping both immigrants and US residents safe. These officials have a challenging job, and most work hard to do the best job possible to enforce laws and keep everyone safe. However, there have been some worrying claims about use of excessive force by …

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Enforcement Program That Targets Illegal Immigration to be Closed

An immigration enforcement program known as 287(g) is being dismantled by the Obama administration after slowing down over the years. The program authorized local police officers to be deputized in order to function as immigration agents in order to help with immigration issues and enforcement. Under the program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worked with …

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Are Changes to Immigration Law Coming in Alabama

On February 7, 2012, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley delivered a State of the State address at the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. While a combined session of the Alabama Legislature listened to the address, which did not address immigration issues, protestors outside voiced concerns about Alabama’s immigration laws. Immigration laws in Alabama have been a source …

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USCIS E-Verify Expansion Update

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify system is a way for employers to check the employment authorization of workers and potential employees. The system was created in response to concerns about undocumented workers in the US. In many cases, employers claimed that it was difficult for them to determine who was authorized to …

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