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In the news this morning: ICE deportation case reviews, Alabama vs. feds on immigration law, human smuggling by cell phone, more

Administration to pare down immigration cases - CNN More on yesterday's announcement from Homeland Security that immigration officials will begin reviewing deportation cases, as announced in August, possibly sparing many from deportation.

A hard life for one Latina teenager in Georgia - Los Angeles Times Profile of a Georgia-born 16-year-old who works two jobs to help support her mother and siblings, having become the family's main breadwinner after her father returned to El Salvador voluntarily to avoid a forced deportation.

Justice Dept. dispute with Alabama over illegal-immigration law intensifies - The Washington Post State officials in Alabama have been reluctant to comply with the federal government's request for school information pertaining to the fallout from a new state anti-illegal immigration law, which prompted a rash of school absences.

APNewsbreak: Cell Phones Aid in Border Smuggling - ABC News Eight individuals have been charged in a interesting case that authorities say highlights a new smuggling tactic, in which human smugglers use cell phones to guide their clients from the Mexican side of the border rather than crossing with them.

FBI must pay legal fees for California Muslim groups that sued for access to federal files - The Washington Post A federal judge has ruled that the FBI must pay the legal fees of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, a coalition of groups that sued the federal agency for access to its files in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.