June 2011

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  • Nuevas prisiones de ICE preocupan a la comunidad inmigrante
    Posted: 6/30/2011
    Un reportaje del diario La Opinión de Los Angeles, sobre la construcción de nuevos centros de detención para inmigrantes indocumentados, revivió recientes denuncias sobre el trato que reciben miles de extranjeros sin papeles apresados por la Oficina de Aduanas y Control Fronterizo (ICE).

    Según el periódico, ICE firmó contratos para la edificación de nuevos centros en zonas cercanas a ciudades con alta concentración de inmigrantes y donde se llevan a cabo el mayor número de arrestos
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  • Many immigrants leaving Georgia behind
    Posted: 6/10/2011
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    5:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Fearful she will be deported and separated from her two young sons, Vilma Baltazar steeled her family for a long journey from her small apartment in Chamblee back to her native country, Guatemala.
    The single mother is one of many illegal immigrants in metro Atlanta who say they are fleeing Georgia before the states tough new immigration enforcement law takes effect on July 1. Others say they are making similar plans in case opponents of the new law are unable to block it in the courts.
    These developments show Georgis new law is having its desired impact, even weeks before it is scheduled to become law. But the law also is starting to produce a ripple effect.

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  • Number of Pending US Immigration Cases Climbs - Report
    Posted: 6/7/2011
    A new report released Tuesday found that the number of backlogged federal immigration court cases in May 2011 is edging toward 300,000, an all-time high, representing a 48% increase since the end of 2008.

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  • Deportees' wives adjust to life in Mexico
    Posted: 6/2/2011

    WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- When Cheryl Arredondo realized her husband, Salvador, would be deported to Mexico and barred from entering the United States for 10 years, she left her home, business and 19 year-old daughter in Waukegan, Ill., and drove 1,600 miles to Monterrey, Mexico.

    She didn't speak Spanish. She had no friends outside of her husband and two dogs, Heidi and Lizzard, and the danger of drug cartel violence confined her to her home.

    Living among 3 million people in Mexico's third largest city, Arredondo said she felt isolated -- so she opened her laptop and started typing.

    "Google, if it could drink coffee and smoke Marlboro Lights, would be my best buddy," Arredondo wrote in her first blog post on Nov. 5, 2010, two months after she uprooted her life to save her marriage.

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