Sunday, January 18, 2009

Criminalizing Immigration: Two Views

Q&A: Erik Camayd Freixas
By Julianne Ong Hing, ColorLines
January/February 2009

The federal court interpreter gives an insider’s account of the justice system after one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history.

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Push on Immigration Crimes Is Said to Shift Focus
By Solomon Moore, New York Times
January 11, 2009

...Federal prosecutions of immigration crimes nearly doubled in the last fiscal year, reaching more than 70,000 immigration cases in the 2008 fiscal year, according to federal data compiled by a Syracuse University research group. The emphasis, many federal judges and prosecutors say, has siphoned resources from other crimes, eroded morale among federal lawyers and overloaded the federal court system....

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