Border State Increases Deportations; Native American Woman to Serve Obama Administration; and more….

By The News Feb 10, 2009

Arizona to Drastically Increase Immigration Enforcement Tuscon’s Border Patrol plans to deport even more people through the Arizona Denial Prosecution Initiative. The program denies immigrants the right to a formal deportation hearing resulting in immediate removal. Associated Press. Obama Appoints Native American Woman Jodi Archambault Gillette, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, will serve as deputy associate director in intergovernmental affairs in Obama’s administration. She’ll be a mediator between Native tribes and the U.S. government. Missoulian. Colorado Rejects Citizenship Check Lawmakers in Colorado rejected a bill that would require employers to check a national database to verify job applicants’ citizenship status. Aspen Times. San Francisco Cops Accused of Racial Profiling At a recent city hall hearing, Latino residents claimed they were pulled over by cops for having rosary beads hanging from their rear view mirrors and were harassed while walking home from work. San Francisco Chronicle.