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  • Broaden the 'voluntary departure' settlement

    Broaden the 'voluntary departure' settlement
    Federal immigration agents often persuade migrants from Mexico suspected of being in the U.S. illegally to sign what are known as "voluntary departure" forms, in which the detainees agree to leave the country without a deportation hearing. Used properly, the process is an expedient way to dispose of cases in which the violation is clear and the detainee chooses not to fight.
  • World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]

    World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]
    Sometimes, you come across a quote or phrase that jolts your sensibilities.  The words can be as deep and thought provoking as those supplied by Golda Meir below, or as mind numbingly ludicrous as those uttered by the Dartmouth College protesters of...

    O'Malley tightens rules on federal immigration requests

    O'Malley tightens rules on federal immigration requests
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has imposed strict new rules to limit when the state may hold immigrants in Baltimore's jail at the request of federal authorities, dealing a new blow to a national program intended to catch people who are in the country illegally....

    U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State

    U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State
    The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the U.S. homeland from Islamic State militants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday after Britain raised its international terrorism threat level. Islamic State militants and...

    Malloy's Public Safety Commissioner Criticized Over NYC Jail Abuses When She Was In Charge

     Malloy's Public Safety Commissioner Criticized Over NYC Jail Abuses When She Was In Charge
    The U.S. Department of Justice's Aug. 4 report on violent abuses in New York City's Rikers Island prison complex has unexpected relevance to Connecticut – because it focuses on the years 2011 to 2013, when the city's top corrections official was...