Local authorities, feds at odds over immigrant detainees

By Rachel Chason, USA Today As lawmakers on Capitol Hill search for a solution to the immigration crisis, an increasing number of local governments are saying enforcing federal immigration policies isn’t their job. Current immigration policy relies on cooperation between federal and local authorities. More than 283,000 convicted criminals have…

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Voices: Deportation policy could define Obama legacy

Alan Gomez, USA  Today   Everywhere you turn, President Obama is getting beaten up over immigration. You saw it this week outside the White House, when undocumented immigrants picketed to demand Obama listen to their views as he finalizes a highly anticipated overhaul of the nation’s deportation system. You saw…

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Texas Sheriffs Speak Out On Damage From Illegal Immigration

By Chuck Ross The influx of illegal immigrants into southern Texas is depleting law enforcement resources and causing heavy amounts of damage in the area, said several sheriffs gathered for the annual Sheriff’s Association of Texas convention. “The damage is constant,” Brooks County chief deputy Benny Martinez told News 4…

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Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?

By Josh Hicks   Federal agencies ranging from the the Department of Health and Human Services to the Pentagon are working to address a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children at the U.S-Mexico border, a problem that President Obama last month described as an “urgent humanitarian situation.” The Obama administration has estimated that the U.S. will…

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‘Very Aggressive,’ ‘Vicious’ Illegal Alien Teen Could Be Set Free by Feds

By Sara Carter Seventeen-year-old Jorge is a “confessed murderer” and member of the 18th Street gang. Jose Enrique, 16, has “severe substance abuse” issues, self-mutilates, and has demonstrated “very aggressive” and “vicious” behavior. Fifteen-year-old Pablo Alexander admitted to federal law enforcement officers that he had “murdered two rival gang members.”…

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