Immigration News Update, October 2012
ACLU Sues the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Over Taking Photos at Border Crossings
The American Civil Liberties Union is claiming that various individuals and legal observers at several border crossings have been prevented by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other DHS officials from taking photos at the border. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of immigrant rights activists observing border crossings between Mexico and the U.S. at various crossing sites in Southern California, alleges Border Patrol agents confiscate and even delete or discard photos of border crossings taken by said activists. The complaint asserts that these confiscations infringe upon the rights of these activists under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
President Obama Believes Immigration Reform Will Pass in Next Congress
President Obama, in an interview with the Des Moines Register, stated that he was confident that if he is elected to a second term, Congressional Republicans will likely be more willing to work on immigration reform.