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Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

The Obama administration is willing to pay big money to make sure the politically symbolic Cook County doesn’t ditch its marquee immigration enforcement program. Key lessons? Fighting unjust policy with a fiscal argument has its limitations.

Man Who Died in Massive Honduras Prison Fire Was Accidentally Deported

The fire was the largest and worst prison fire in Latin American history

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

A 37-year-old mother of a 19-month-old girl, was arrested by LAPD officers for trespassing during a foreclosure protest at the home she used to live in.

ICE to Open Immigration Detention Facility Touted as Model for Reform

The facility will hold detainees in “more normalized conditions” with such luxuries as privacy in toilets and showers and expanded access to outdoor recreation.

Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children

Nobody argues whether Felipe Montes is a great dad. But the state doesn’t want to send his U.S. citizen kids to Mexico, so he may lose them forever. The Montes are among a growing number of families facing similar crises.

Undocumented Teen Left Orphaned After Florida Pileup Crash Can Stay In U.S.

ICE said Wednesday that an undocumented teen who was injured and lost her immediate family in Sunday’s multivehicle wreck in Florida will not face deportation.

How East Haven, Conn., Became Synonymous With Racial Profiling

Even if the town cops’ lawlessness is fixed, questions remain that go far beyond East Haven’s city limits. The issue was not just that racist local cops wanted to deport immigrants; it’s that federal immigration authorities obliged them.

Rinku Sen Appears on 'Nightline' to Talk Families Separated By Deportations

An estimated 15,000 U.S.-born children will face the threat of permanent separation from their families in the next five years as their immigrant parents move through detention and deportation. Watch Rinku Sen explain the problem on ABC’s “Nightline.”

What Would it Cost to Deport All Undocumented Immigrants? $285 Billion

Business Insider has gathered data from both ICE and third party reports and estimates a mass deportation campaign over five years would cost $285 billion.

Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

They’ve driven immigrants from those states, but at a steep political and economic cost

Just One in Six Deportations Cancelled in Obama's Pilot Review

The pilot deportation review Obama ordered last year in Denver is done. 7,900 cases reviewed, and 1,300 people had their deportation cases dropped.

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

Detainees navigate the immigration system largely on their own, and young people become uniquely vulnerable.

What If Nobody Told You Your Daughter Had Been Mistakenly Deported? [Reader Forum]

In a horrific case of mistaken identity, a 14-year-old African-American girl from Dallas was deported to Colombia – while her family ran a desperate missing person search.

Jakedrien Turner, Dallas Teen Deported to Colombia, Heads Home

The 15 year old African-American girl who was mistakenly deported to Colombia by ICE last April, is on a flight back to the U.S. and could be home by today.

ICE Mistakenly Deports Dallas Teen Who Speaks No Spanish to Colombia

An African-American girl, who was 14 at the time, was mistakenly deported to Colombia by ICE.

Bachmann: Throw Undocumented Parents on Buses, Leave Kids Crying

Michele Bachmann, who says she’ll deport every single undocumented immigrant in the U.S., told Bill O’Reilly there’s no problem if their children stay behind crying.

Japanese Honda Employee Ticketed in Alabama for Violating HB 56

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama announced that it would invest an additional $84 million in Alabama. They might be rethinking that now.

Georgia Immigrant Couple Fights to Regain Custody of Kids

Why? Because they are undocumented immigrants who speak Spanish, according to advocates.

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans (But Not Citizens); Risks Backlash

And considering the remarkable rightward shift the GOP’s taken in recent years, that backlash could be huge.

Advocates Push for Reforms to DNA Database Collection

The FBI has a database of over 10 million DNA profiles, and it’s growing larger by the day. But many people of color arrested for non-violent crimes are caught up in the web of DNA profiling.