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In the news this morning: Deportations at record high, first DACA recipients go public, Romney and Latino voters, more

Number of undocumented immigrants arrested and deported hits record high - McClatchy A federal report shows that in fiscal year 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported a record 396,906 individuals, setting another record. About 188,000 immigrants had criminal histories.

Deportation deferral program not a permanent fix - USA Today While many are reluctant to be identified, two of the first few recipients of temporary legal status under the new deferred action program are speaking out. One young man referred to the temporary reprieve from deportation as an upgrade from "looking over my shoulder" to "immigration purgatory." The first 29 approval notices were mailed out last week.

Hispanics the focus as Romney pushes ahead - Associated Press As the race for the White House shifts to Florida, GOP candidate Mitt Romney continues to push his appeal to Latino voters. But he's struggling to recover from statements made in a recently released video, and polls still show he has much ground to cover.

Arizona immigration law protested after 'show me your papers' provision takes effect - Associated Press Protests were held around Phoenix yesterday after a federal judge ruled this week that Section 2(B) of Arizona's SB 1070, which allows local cops to check for immigration status, may now take effect.  

Immigration officials suspend enforcement program in North Carolina county - Fox News Latino Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have suspended their 287(g) program, which involves local authorities' cooperation, in a North Carolina county after the sheriff's office there was cited for discrimination against Latinos following a Department of Justice investigation.