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4:24pm

Tue March 13, 2012
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Is Poor Communication Leading to Immigration Mistakes?

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How much is poor communication between the agencies that handle immigration and border security a factor in costly mistakes that affect immigrants in the system? A lengthy report based on an investigation by Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General doesn’t directly answer that question, but it does make a good case that improvements are needed.

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2:00pm

Thu March 8, 2012
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Four of the top 10 states with biggest immigrant population growth now have Arizona-style laws

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One post earlier this week mapped the top 10 states with the biggest foreign-born population growth since 1990; another post took a look at the states that since 2010 have enacted anti-illegal immigration laws. Among these are five states that since then have enacted strict laws similar to Arizona’s SB 1070, which the U.S. Supreme Court is set to weigh in on next month.

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2:00pm

Wed March 7, 2012
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Black And Hispanic Students More Likely To Be Kicked Out Of School

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On Tuesday, the U.S. department of Education will release new data about school discipline. According to a preview of the results in the New York Times, black students are three and a half times as likely to be suspended or expelled as their white peers.

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4:25pm

Tue March 6, 2012
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Is It Okay To Talk About Self-Harm On Social Media?

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The social media site Tumblr announced new community guidelines to crack down on users promoting self-harm – things like suicide and eating disorders. The move created a lot of controversy among users, with some arguing they should be able to use the site to express themselves freely.

The Tumblr staff blog wrote that the most common critique of the new guidelines was something like this:

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1:58pm

Thu March 1, 2012
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Zero Tolerance Discipline and Civil Rights: Rethinking School Punishment

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 1:12 pm

Alexi Nunn Freeman, a lawyer for the Advancement Project, told us a story about five year-old Ja’eisha Scott who was arrested by the police in her kindergarten classroom for having a temper tantrum. This sounds extreme; but according to Freeman, it is part of a recent national trend.

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