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March 16, 2012

Napolitano Seeks Fig Leaf for Stopping Alabama Enforcement Program

"Members of Congress are openly criticizing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after tough questions from Alabama Republican Rep. Mike Rogers revealed that she halted a tough deportation program involving his state and her Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency," the Daily Caller says.

"Testifying on Feb. 15 before the House Homeland Security Committee, Napolitano said pending federal litigation over Alabama's tough anti-illegal-immigration law forced her to freeze ICE's cooperation."

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Rubio Cites Chain Migration in DREAM Act Opposition

Washington Post "conservative" blogger Jennifer Rubin posts part of an exchange between Geraldo Rivera and Marco Rubio over the DREAM Act amnesty. "The DREAM Act, as it is currently structured, has a series of problems that not only denies it the support that it needs, but I think would be counterproductive to our goal of having a legal immigration system that works," said Rubio.

"So, for example, it provides for chain migration, which I think is the biggest problem that it creates. So you're not only helping the kids, but once a kid becomes a citizen or a legal resident and then a citizen, they can now act as an anchor to bring in their entire family through the process. And that means that the DREAM Act is not limited to the kids."

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VAWA Expansion Triggers Debate, Fraud "Impossible" Says Immigration Lawyer

"As Senate Democrats and Republicans spar over a proposal to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, measures to shield immigrants from domestic violence have become a sticking point. The proposed legislation would expand existing protections for battered immigrant women, making more visas available to victims of abuse and expanding the situations in which immigrants could seek relief to include stalking and dating violence," IBTimes.com says.

"'It's very rare if impossible for someone to trump up a domestic violence case that isn't real,' said Michael Wildes, an immigration attorney and a former federal prosecutor." See this link for more information about the way 'impossible' VAWA fraud actually occurs.

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Mistrial in Case of Rwandan Woman Accused of Genocide

"A federal judge declared a mistrial yesterday in the case of Beatrice Munyenyezi after jurors failed to reach a verdict on charges the Manchester woman lied to immigration officials about her role in the Rwandan genocide," the Concord Monitor writes.

"Jurors, who indicated they were at an impasse earlier in the week, told U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe they were still deadlocked yesterday afternoon on the charges against Munyenyezi, who was accused by numerous Rwandan witnesses of ordering rapes and killings of Tutsis during the 1994 genocide."

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Mississippi Passes Tough Immigration Law

"Another controversial immigration bill is on the horizon in the South, a regional battleground that has seen a number of states pass reforms on illegal immigration. Mississippi's Republican-dominated House of Representatives voted 70-47 Thursday to pass the "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act,'" CNN reports.

"The bill now goes to the Senate for approval, where it is also expected to pass. Both the House and Senate are controlled by Republicans, who won majorities last year for the first time in 140 years."

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8 Percent of Illegal Aliens Could Get Backdoor Amnesty

An email sent by DHS to Congress "states that as of March 5, 13,190 immigration cases under review by ICE and other DHS attorneys are 'provisionally amenable to the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, pending the results of background checks,'" according to a report at Fierce Homeland Security.

"That figure is 7.97 percent of the 165,471 cases the email says have undergone review. The percentage of cases ICE says are provisionally amenable to prosecutorial distriction in which an individual is not in jail or prison is 9.26 percent."

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