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Internet Romance Scams still Breaking Hearts and Wallets

March 19, 2012

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Although online romance scams have been around since the dawn of the Internet, old tricks like wooing their victims with flowers and poetry or trying to gain their sympathy with stories of hardship or injury are still very much part of their routine today. “There are are many ways to run these scams as there […]

Fighting to End Immigrant Detention and Deportation

February 16, 2012

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After his own wrongful arrest, Abraham Paulos comes face to face with the reality of the criminal justice system as it affects immigrants. He narrowly escaped immigrant detention, but with two prior convictions he is still at risk. Read More

Another iPhone thief caught

December 12, 2011

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Another iPhone thief has been caught by NYPD plainclothes decoys, this time on the No. 4 train at Grand Central Station . Raymond Rodriguez, 47, of 986 Morris Avenue, the Bronx, was arrested and charged after he lifted the phone from the backpack of a plainclothes decoy police officer. Decoys have caught at least six phone thieves in the […]

Activists call for more alternatives to immigrant detention

December 1, 2011

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Two years ago, Alu Ibrahim, 30, fled civil war in his native country Sudan to seek refuge in the United States. Following U.S. immigration law, Ibrahim identified himself as an asylum seeker to immigration officials and was detained immediately at an airport in Texas. After spending two years in detention, Ibrahim begged a Texas immigration […]