The Orange County Probation Department routinely sent immigrant juvenile offenders — including those who committed minor crimes — to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for potential deportation.
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Local council members in King County, Washington, which covers Seattle, passed a measure by a slim margin (5-4) to limit state and local officials from upholding federal laws to detain immigrants arrested for low-level offenses.
As activists began their 22nd day of fasting, House Republicans were busy holding a two-hour committee hearing a few blocks away on whether President Barack Obama (D) has “encroach[ed] into Congress’ sphere of power” on immigration reform.