Texas Birth Certificate Rules Often Unenforced
Dec07

Texas Birth Certificate Rules Often Unenforced

By: Associated Press Texas has for seven years said it won’t accept Mexican identification cards when issuing birth certificates for children of people in the United States illegally. But it doesn’t appear to have stepped up enforcement until recently, amid mounting political pressure to get tougher on immigration, records obtained by The Associated Press show. That could validate complaints from immigrant parents suing in...

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Supreme Court Hands Obama Small But Important Win In Immigration Fight
Dec01

Supreme Court Hands Obama Small But Important Win In Immigration Fight

By: Cristian Farias WASHINGTON — It looks like President Barack Obama may get a chance to defend his immigration policies in court before he leaves office. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a request from the federal government that essentially secures timely consideration of Obama’s executive actions on immigration — raising the likelihood that the justices will hear the case in the spring and decide it by...

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Pope outlines Mexico trip with 4 stops, including key border cities of Juarez, Chiapas
Dec01

Pope outlines Mexico trip with 4 stops, including key border cities of Juarez, Chiapas

By: Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE –  Pope Francis says he hopes to add the key Mexico-U.S. border city of Juarez to his Mexico itinerary next year, confirming the trip will have a strong immigration theme. Speaking to reporters en route home from Africa on Monday, Francis said he would begin his trip in the capital, Mexico City, to pray before the Virgin of Guadalupe “the mother of the Americas.” He said he...

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Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske Names Ronald Vitiello as Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Release Date:
Dec01

Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske Names Ronald Vitiello as Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Release Date:

WASHINGTON— Ronald D. Vitiello will serve as Acting Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol beginning Tuesday, following Michael J. Fisher’s retirement. As the Border Patrol’s Deputy Chief since 2010, Chief Vitiello was responsible for the Border Patrol’s daily operations, including planning and directing nationwide enforcement operations and administration. Chief Vitiello entered on duty with the Border Patrol in 1985 as a member of Class...

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Border Patrol must have body cameras
Nov30

Border Patrol must have body cameras

The recently published editorial “Border Patrol resistant to body cameras,” rightly concluded that U.S. Custom and Border Protections (CBP), which includes Border Patrol, should be held to the same standards of accountability and transparency as local police. We agree and have urged CBP to implement body-worn cameras with privacy protections since October 2012. Since January 2010, CBP — the largest law enforcement agency in the...

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Urgen a habitantes de la frontera exigir que agentes fronterizos porten camaras
Nov18

Urgen a habitantes de la frontera exigir que agentes fronterizos porten camaras

Por: ARMANDO JOSÉ MERCADO San Diego, 18 de noviembre.- La organización Alianza San Diego urgió a la población de ambos lados de la frontera unirse a una campaña por internet para pedir confidencialmente al presidente Barack Obama que ordene que los agentes fronterizos usen cámaras de video adheridas a sus uniformes. “Las próximas dos semanas son críticas porque de acuerdo con reportes de prensa Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza...

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