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Blame the President for the Surge of Central American Immigrants: President Reagan

Blame the President for the Surge of Central American Immigrants: President Reagan
What a difference a year makes. This time last year there was a sense that comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level may happen in some form. It would be sweeping and, like any compromise, not exactly what everyone wanted. Now we have something worse: only the noise of recrimination. So while John Boehner wants to point fingers at the President, he should probably point a little further back in history.
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ICE Detention Orders: Violating the Constitution, Undermining Public Safety, Draining Local Resources

ICE Detention Orders: Violating the Constitution, Undermining Public Safety, Draining Local Resources
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an unreliable partner that crafted an unauthorized and unfunded detention mandate woven from the whole cloth of anti-immigrant bias to the detriment of local communities. It is time to focus on what local communities do well and wash local hands of this mess. ICE detainers are requests to local law enforcement to hold the person in the request for up to 48 hours. Discretion to enforce those requests rests with local law enforcement, who also foots the bill.
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