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In the news this morning: More immigrants paying bonds, racial profiling in the LAPD, Iraqi immigrant's murder resonates worldwide, more

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has collected nearly $1 billion in bail bonds - Houston Chronicle U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has collected $977 million in bail bonds from immigrants over the past six years, reflecting an almost threefold jump in the number of people granted bond since 2006 while waiting to learn whether or not they will be deported.

LAPD investigation finds one of its own guilty of racial profiling - Southern California Public Radio An internal investigation has found that a 15-year veteran motorcycle officer with the Los Angeles Police Department targeted Latino drivers for traffic stops. It's reportedly the first time the department has found one of its own officers guilty of racial profiling.

Potential hate crime in El Cajon has impact worldwide - San Diego Union-Tribune After the recent beating death of Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi immigrant mother of five reportedly found with a note reading "go back to your country" next to her, a Muslim civil rights group in San Diego has been fielding media inquiries from around the world. Police are investigating the possibility of a hate crime.

S.F. slayings suspect avoided deportation in 2006 - San Francisco Chronicle Authorities say that Binh Thai Luc, the suspect in the killing of five people last week in San Francisco, had been ordered deported to Vietnam in 2006 after serving a prison term, but that his native country would not take him back.

Bills in RI Assembly take on illegal immigration - Boston Globe Rhode Island is the latest state in which lawmakers have been considering bills mandating employers to use E-Verify, a federal online system to verify employees' immigration status.