Monthly Archives: August 2012

New report explores state of security in U.S.-Mexico border region

A new paper released this month, The State of Security in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region, seeks to establish a “framework for measuring border security” that will “set a base line for measuring border security between the United States and Mexico.” The … Continue reading

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Louisiana schools accused of Latino discrimination

According to a federal civil rights complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Latino students in Jefferson Parish public schools have been harassed by employees about their citizenship. The center cited the failure of West Jefferson High School officials … Continue reading

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GOP adopts tough immigration platform

On the eve of the Republican national convention–scheduled for next week in Tampa–a committee has approved a tough position on immigration in a nearly unanimous vote. The architect of the platform is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is also … Continue reading

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Obama administration asked to avert U.S.-Mexico tomato war

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that it is opening a review of a trade agreement that has governed the price of imported Mexican vine-ripened tomatoes since 1996. Florida tomato growers have recently spearheaded efforts to terminate the pact, known … Continue reading

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Tennessee sheriff to terminate 287(g) agreement

The Davidson County sheriff office announced Tuesday that it will not renew its much-criticized agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sheriff Daron Hall, whose office has been accused of abusing immigrants’ rights, said his department’s participation in 287(g) will … Continue reading

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Governor Brewer defends order denying benefits to Deferred Action individuals

Governor Jan Brewer said Tuesday that her recent order to deny driver’s licenses and other state benefits to people eligible for deferred action was motivated not by hatred of Hispanics or immigrants but by her desire to reaffirm the intent … Continue reading

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Latinos set new college enrollment record

According to a Pew Hispanic report, more Latinos are studying at the college level than ever before. Latinos are now the largest minority group on college campuses, and make up a quarter of the public school population. This increase is … Continue reading

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