The Pulse

By Megan Walsh

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The Pulse is a weekly roundup of interesting reads. Delivered fresh every Monday.

Hostile Immigration Enforcement Compromises Public Safety
The priorities of immigration enforcement agents often do not align with local law enforcement agents, creating mistrust while driving undocumented immigrants to recede further into the shadows.

Administration Proposes New Rules for Undocumented Immigrant Families
The Obama administration is proposing a new rule which would make it easier for undocumented immigrants with immediate family members that are U.S. citizens to apply for their own legal residency.

Supreme Court Flooded with Briefs Opposing Arizona SB1070
The Supreme Court received briefs from multiple sectors, including more than 40 cities and counties, foreign governments, politicians, law enforcement officials and former commissioners of the INS.

ICE Reports Deporting 47,000 Parents of US Children
Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a report to Congress detailing that 47,000 parents of United States Citizens were deported in the first half of 2011.

Gabino Sanchez’s Not So Unusual Deportation Case
Recently, Rep. Luis Gutierrez came to Charlotte to highlight the case of an SC undocumented man. Gabino’s case is just one of 330,000 similar ones around the country, and a clear example of the need for immigration reform.

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