Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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New report says that raids spun out of control

In today's NYTimes:

"The raids on homes around the country were billed as carefully planned hunts for dangerous immigrant fugitives, and given catchy names like Operation Return to Sender.

"And they garnered bigger increases in money and staff from Congress than any other program run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, even as complaints grew that teams of armed agents were entering homes indiscriminately.

"But in fact, beginning in 2006, the program was no longer what was being advertised. Federal immigration officials had repeatedly told Congress that among more than half a million immigrants with outstanding deportation orders, they would concentrate on rounding up the most threatening — criminals and terrorism suspects.

"Instead, newly available documents show, the agency changed the rules, and the program increasingly went after easier targets. A vast majority of those arrested had no criminal record, and many had no deportation orders against them, either."

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Please sign local and national petitions for immigration reform and an end to raids

MAKE SURE TO SIGN BOTH PETITIONS. The national Progress by Pesach petition calls for humane, comprehensive, federal immigration reform. Jewish Community Action's petition calls for this, PLUS an immediate end to raids.

It only takes a minute to sign both!