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In the news this morning: Feds cut off Sheriff Joe in light of civil rights violations, why some U.S. citizens are mistakenly detained, more

Immigration paranoia: Why are Americans being arrested? - The Week More on how and why U.S. citizens have been caught up in immigration enforcement programs, including four people in Los Angeles who recently said they were mistakenly detained.

State AGs: Halt immigration cases - Politico Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina are requesting in court that, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court considering Arizona's appeal on SB 1070, the legal challenges against similar anti-illegal immigration laws in those states be temporarily suspended.

Republican Debate: Newt Gingrich Toughens Stance on Immigration - Fox News During a debate in Iowa, Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared to embrace a stricter immigration platform; he's been criticized by fellow GOP candidates for "being soft on immigration."

DHS Cuts Off Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Access To ICE Programs - Talking Points Memo In light of a Department of Justice investigation that has charged Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office with civil rights violations, the federal government has announced it will restrict access to the county's involvement in the Secure Communities program, and terminate its 287(g) federal-local immigration enforcement agreement.

Homeless man found guilty of hate crime against Latino woman - Los Angeles Times According to prosecutors, the man was riding his bicycle in Huntington Beach when he approached a Latina driver at a stop sign and began "yelling racial slurs and profanities at her," then spit in her face.

Once an Egyptian girl held as a slave, now an American woman - Los Angeles Times Shyima Hall, who was smuggled into the United States at the age of 10 and forced to work as a domestic slave, has now become a U.S. citizen at 22.