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In the news this morning: Feds say Secure Communities mandatory, deported teen comes home, the hardship waiver rule change, more

Federal immigration enforcement is mandatory, memo asserts - Los Angeles Times Federal officials reiterate that there's no opt-out for states and local jurisdictions seeking out of Secure Communities enforcement program, which is planned to be operating nationwide next year.

Queens Broker is Accused of Bringing Immigrants' Ruin - New York Times A real estate broker has been arrested after a federal investigation and charged with defrauding Guyanese immigrants.

Jakadrien Turner" Deported Texas Teen Returns to U.S. - ABC News The teenage Texas girl who was mistakenly deported to Colombia, after running away from home and giving authorities a different name, has been reunited with her family.

On immigration, Republican candidates are talking like it’s 1999 - The Toronto Star Canadian coverage of U.S. GOP presidential candidates' focus on immigration and the border in spite of record lows in illegal immigration apprehensions.

Some in immigration limbo see hope in Obama plan - Los Angeles Times Families react to an announcement from the Obama administration last Friday that would allow undocumented immigrants seeking green cards to apply for inadmissibility waivers while in the U.S.

Millions of Latinos Deny Their Own Ethnicity on Census Forms, USC Study Says - LA Weekly More on the ongoing confusion over the Hispanic/Latino ethnicity box on census forms (some background here) and how some people fail to check it.