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Jun 18, 2009 Guatemalan Children In Limbo of Orphanages: Parents Push U.S. Officials to Help

QUOTE: Marcela and an estimated 700 other children are languishing in orphanages there [Guatemala] as their [adoption] cases wend through a maze of legal hurdles and bureaucratic snags.

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Feb 26, 2008 Immigration Agency Accused of Illegal Searches

QUOTE: ...labor and immigrant advocates held the first of several planned nationwide hearings yesterday to publicize allegations that U.S. immigration officials routinely violate constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure during workplace raids.

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Jan 10, 2008 Differing Views of 'IIlegal': Many Undocumented Immigrants Say They Resent Being Treated Like Criminals, But Some of Their Opponents Say There's No Gray Area When Laws Are Broken

QUOTE: To many illegal immigrants, sneaking into the United States is at worst a minor violation -- a breach of the rules so small, and so necessary, as to be beyond even mild reproach. To many Americans, the act of entering the United States without permission taints every aspect of an illegal immigrant's existence in the country.

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Jun 18, 2007 The School of Second Chances: D.C. Institution Reaches Out to Nontraditional Students

QUOTE: "There is a large pool of what I like to call 'people of promise,' who have not had a tradition of college-going in their family, who maybe have very challenging financial situations..." [Southeastern President Charlene Drew Jarvis] said. "But their promise is shown as soon as they connect to the idea that they can go to college."

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Apr 02, 2007 Pleading to Stay a Family: Raids on Illegal Immigrants Have Their U.S.-Born Children Fearing Separation -- and Some Are Lobbying Capitol Hill

QUOTE: As the government's crackdown on illegal immigrant workers has intensified in recent months, so have the consequences for a large subgroup of U.S. citizens: American-born children of illegal immigrants...Until recently, their parents' illegal status had limited impact on these children's lives, because, although every year hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are detained attempting to cross the U.S. border, once they make it in, they are rarely caught.

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Nov 12, 2006 Former Contras Bemoan Ortega's Return to Power In Nicaragua

QUOTE: some former contras view Ortega's return in almost apocalyptic terms. Although Ortega cast himself as the candidate of "reconciliation," Laguna's neighbor, Leiva Ramirez, a petite woman with dark, intense eyes, predicted that it is only a matter of time before he reinstates unpopular policies of his previous 11-year rule, such as expropriating property, rationing food and jailing dissenters.

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Feb 24, 2006 Self-Styled Justice in Guatemala: 'Social Cleansing' Squads, Though Welcomed by Some, Evoke Horrors of Long Civil War

QUOTE: ...the recent surge in armed abductions and murders by self-appointed anti-crime squads throughout Guatemala is leaving a messy trail of blood and tears.

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Jul 29, 2005 Afghan Women Put Lives on Line To Run for Office

QUOTE: ...328 women are running for the lower house of parliament, where 68 of 249 seats have been set aside for female representatives... Yet female candidates in provinces across the country have complained of receiving phone calls and letters threatening them with death if they don't withdraw.

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Jul 18, 2005 Karzai Told To Clean Government Of Criminals: Wartime Suspects Amoung Appointees

QUOTE: Afghan and international human rights activists on Sunday called on the government to purge its ranks of officials who allegedly committed wartime atrocities, but recommended holding off on prosecuting suspected war criminals until the country's weak legal system was up to the task.

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May 06, 2005 A Killing Commanded by Tradition: Afghan Adultery Case Reflects Challenge of Extending Modern Law to Tribal Lands

QUOTE: Within two days, Amina was dead -- killed by her fellow villagers April 20 after the men of the community ruled that she had violated Islamic law by having an affair with a neighbor. Amina's fate highlights the magnitude of the challenge faced by Afghanistan's central government as it attempts to extend the rule of modern law and democratic processes beyond the nation's capital...

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Jan 10, 2003 Registration Stirs Panic, Concern: Some Muslim Foreign Nationals Risk Arrest to Meet INS Deadline

QUOTE: ...immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, many risking arrest and deportation, have been flooding into U.S. immigration offices in advance of today's deadline to register for a controversial program that has already resulted in more than 500 detentions nationwide.

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Nov 19, 2002 High Court to Hear Md. Death Row Appeal

QUOTE: "Very serious questions have been raised about the system, about its impartiality," Glendening said. He said the system disproportionately punishes black killers of white victims.

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