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In immigration news: Border Patrol keeps deadly force policy, Obama courts CEOs, Gutierrez falls out with activists, more

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Border Patrol rejects curbs on force - Associated Press Agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force in rock-throwing incidents, despite recommendations to the contrary. From the story: "The Police Executive Research Forum, a nonprofit group that advises law enforcement agencies, recommended that the Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection, stop the use of deadly force against rock throwers and assailants in vehicles...CBP rejected both recommendations, which were part of a broader internal review of the agency's use-of-force policies and practices that began last year."

Obama courts McDonald's, Marriott CEOs on immigration reform - The Hill President Obama is meeting Tuesday with CEOs from companies like McDonald's, Marriott, State Farm, Lockheed Martin and others to talk about immigration reform. The White House is expected to emphasize benefits to U.S. economic growth, and to ask these and other business leaders to help pressure GOP leaders in the House to move on legislation.

Immigration reform power tweeters: Part 1 - Huffington Post A look at Twitter's "power tweeters" on immigration reform, from media outlets to advocates on both sides of the debate. Different data mining applications were used to collect nearly 3 million tweets containing the word "immigration" and identify clusters of influential social media users.

Immigration protesters arrested at Congressional offices on Capitol Hill - Associated Press Two protesters were arrested Monday at the offices of Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) as they attempted to persuade lawmakers to stop the deportation of members of the so-called "Dream 30," young immigrants who tried to re-enter the U.S. after leaving for Mexico in protest of U.S. policies. Gutierrez, a supporter of immigration reform, issued a statement saying he would no longer work with the group that organized the protest and condemning its tactics.

D.C. Council backs away from issuing regular driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants - Washington Post A district plan to issue driver's licenses to unauthorized immigrants has been revised, "creating a two-tier system of identification to comply with federal homeland security rules." Instead of licenses that would have looked like regular ones, the new ones are to be distinguishably different, marked as “not valid for official federal purposes.”

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