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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: Is 287(g) really detaining the worst of the worst?

by Web Team on 02/01/2011 at 12:18pm

The Impact of 287 (g). Today, the Spanish-language press covers a newly-released report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) which concludes that around half of all undocumented immigrants detained under the 287(g) enforcement program are detained for misdemeanors and traffic violations rather than serious crimes. Telemundo, La Opinión (Los Angeles), Notimex and the AP, among others, cover the report.

Update from the Border.  Relatedly, news agency AFP reports that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a speech in El Paso, Texas, that in the last two years the United States has deported 779,000 undocumented immigrants.

Anti-Immigrant Wave. The Spanish-language press also continues to inform readers and viewers of the spread of anti-immigrant bills across the country. Telemundo reports that California has jumped on the bandwagon of states considering bills similar to Arizona’s SB 1070, with a proposal from Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

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