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In the news this morning: Migrants missing off Tunisia, Georgia immigration law challenged, immigrant detention in Adelanto, CA and more

More than 200 immigrants missing off Tunisia coast - The Associated Press At least 200 are reported to be missing and two are dead after a fishing boat carrying hundreds of immigrants that set off from Libya sank off the coast of Tunisia in a storm.

Lawsuit to argue that new immigration law will criminalize acts of kindness - Atlanta Journal-Constitution An ACLU challenge to a new Georgia immigration law will argue, among other things, that people will be exposed to criminal prosecution for "acts of kindness" since the law prohibits transporting or harboring undocumented immigrants.

1,300 more beds for CA immigration detainees - The Orange County Register U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have announced an agreement with a private contractor to hold immigrant detainees in the small San Bernardino County city of Adelanto.

Cuomo Pulls New York From U.S. Fingerprint Checks - New York Times The New York governor has announced that he is suspending New York’s participation in the federal Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. The governor of Illinois made a similar decision last month.

Illegal students targeted - Winston-Salem Journal A North Carolina state bill proposes requiring principals to ask the parents of new students to state whether the child is a U.S. citizen, and if not, to provide the student's immigration status.