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Non-Deportable Immigrants Languish in Alabama Detention Center at Taxpayers’ Expense

Non-Deportable Immigrants Languish in Alabama Detention Center at Taxpayers’ Expense

Immigration violations are civil, not criminal infractions. But for many non-criminal immigrant detainees living alongside criminal inmates at the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama, that distinction carries little meaning. Far removed from families and legal orientation programs, many of the 350 immigrant detainees housed at the Etowah Detention Center have received deportation orders, but [...]

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New Legislation to Boost Tourism Would Bring Jobs, Revenue to U.S. Economy

New Legislation to Boost Tourism Would Bring Jobs, Revenue to U.S. Economy

When it comes to the global tourism market, the U.S. is missing out in a big way. So much so, in fact, that the Obama administration has issued two executive orders to address the drop in international tourism revenue. Over the last ten years, America’s share of the travel market fell from 17% in 2000 [...]

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More Evidence that Hostile Immigration Enforcement Compromises Public Safety

More Evidence that Hostile Immigration Enforcement Compromises Public Safety

The priorities of immigration enforcement authorities, such as ICE and the Border Patrol, often do not align with those of local law enforcement agents. When local law enforcement officials are charged with enforcing federal immigration laws, unauthorized immigrants tend to lose trust in, cease interacting with, and often do not report crimes to law enforcement [...]

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DREAM Advocates Begin a 3,000-mile March from California to Washington

DREAM Advocates Begin a 3,000-mile March from California to Washington

Jose Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1987, but he has called California home for almost all of his 25 years.  A community college graduate, as well as a youth minister in his church, Jose wants to attend a four-year university, but his family cannot afford tuition, and he cannot work to pay his [...]

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