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[13 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]
NCSL: 2007 REPORT 2007 Enacted State Legislation Related to Immigrants and Immigration

The National Conference of State Legislatures released their 2007 report of enacted state legislation related to immigration reform, in lieu of federal reform.
Here are some key findings that NCSL reported:

The number of state laws enacted in 2007 is nearly triple that of 2006:  240 compared to 84.

From the NCSL 2007 report

Immigration is being debated in all 50 state capitols.  1562 bills were introduced in the 50 states.  Laws were enacted in 46 states in 2007, compared to 32 states in 2006.
States are passing legislation that utilizes a broad range of …

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[4 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

According to the TCPalm, federal officials are looking to locate an immigration facility in Stuart. The place in question is the site of the site of the former Martin County Sheriff’s Office boot camp, which will take at least several weeks, if not months to determine, the news outlet reported.
The space would provide office space for the Criminal Alien Program and Fugitive Operations Team, which share office space with other ICE programs in Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach as well as cells to hold immigrants while they are being …