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In the news this morning: Secure Communities investigation, report on domestic terrorism cases, state immigration bills and more




Homeland Security to investigate Secure Communities program - Los Angeles Times The Homeland Security department plans to investigate the controversial immigration enforcement program, which purports to target "serious convicted felons" for deportation but has ensnared many who have not been convicted, or been convicted of minor offenses.

U.S. targets Muslims in pursuing domestic terrorism cases, report says - Los Angeles Times A new NYU report alleges that the government's use of surveillance, informants and other tactics has failed to enhance public safety and instead prompts human rights concerns.

Immigration Bill Advances in South Carolina, But Bills Get Tabled in Oklahoma and Tennessee - Fox News Latino An anti-illegal immigration bill similar to Arizona's SB 1070, which would allow police to check for immigration status, is moving forward in South Carolina, while similar measures have been put off for a year in Oklahoma and Tennessee.

2 arrested in Calif. driver's license scheme - San Jose Mercury News Two men have been arrested in what authorities describe as an elaborate scheme to help undocumented immigrants from Korea and China obtain California driver's licenses.

Obama puts immigration in Congress’ court, but GOP lawmakers say most efforts will likely fail - The Washington Post With a re-election campaign looming, the president is pushing Congress to overhaul the immigration system, but lawmakers seem to have little appetite for taking on the issue.