Immigration

 
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  Pasarse de la raya en la frontera (Crossing the line at the border)

En colaboracion con el Fondo Investigativo del Nation Institute, Need to Know investiga si los agentes fronterizos de Estados Unidos utilizaron fuerza excesiva para reducir la inmigracion ilegal.

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  Crossing the line at the border

In partnership with the Nation Institute, Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border agents have been using excessive force in an effort to curb illegal immigration. Watch a preview.

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  Alina Das on changing federal immigration laws

Scott Simon interviews NYU law professor Alina Das, an advocate for immigrant rights, on what needs to be done to reform our federal immigration policy.

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  Alabama: The immigration battle

Need to Know travels to Alabama to report on opposition to the state’s new anti-immigration law from an unexpected source: the sheriff of the state’s biggest county.

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  Presidentiality: Herman Cain and the electrified fence

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain wants to build an electrified fence on the U.S.-Mexico border that could “kill” illegal immigrants. But as history shows, immigrants have braved much worse in pursuit of a new and better life on American soil.

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Attacks over illegal immigration fly in Vegas debate

In Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas, the subject of illegal immigration provoked one of the most biting exchanges between Romney and Perry that the race has seen yet.

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‘Lost in Detention’ spotlights government’s controversial Secure Communities program

Secure Communities, the federal government’s controversial immigration program, is increasingly coming under fire as the Obama administration plans to expand it nationwide.

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Focus on immigration as Supreme Court heads into new term

Immigration promises to be one of the most-watched issues on the Supreme Court’s highly politicized docket this term.

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Parts of Alabama’s controversial immigration law upheld in court

A federal judge blocked some measures in Alabama’s controversial immigration law today, but some say the law has already spurred “unintended consequences” for the state’s economy.