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ICE Detainees Being Released as Sequestration Looms

(February 26, 2013, MIAMI, FL) – Over the weekend, just days before the March 1st deadline for the federal budget sequestration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quietly began releasing detainees from immigration detention facilities across the United States. ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said this is being done “in order to make the best use of our limited detention resources in the current fiscal climate.” Christensen did not disclose exactly how many immigrant detainees are being released or how much money this will save the government.

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Miami Herald: Miami group lauds immigration reform efforts

MIAMI | Sun Feb 24, 2013
By Alphonso Chardy

Each year, the Miami-based Americans for Immigrant Justice generally honors immigrants who succeed in winning asylum or a green card against all odds.

Things will be a little different this time.

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Por buen camino reforma inmigratoria en Estados Unidos

A pesar de persistir las dudas, muchos abogados e inmigrantes indocumentados acogieron positivamente el borrador bipartidista para una amplia reforma inmigratoria.

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Reuters: Immigrants come out of the shadows to fulfill a dream

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Carlos Roa celebrated this summer when the Obama administration announced a new program to defer deportation for young undocumented immigrants.

But two months into the program, the 25-year-old activist has yet to apply.

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LA Times: Unaccompanied migrant youth in U.S. detention centers rises 50%

Gang violence in Central America has led to a startling increase in the number of children who make the dangerous journey across the Mexican border alone in search of asylum in the United States, according to a report by the Women’s Refugee Commission, a nonprofit that advocates for displaced women and children.

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