Caught in the dragnet

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December 20, 2010
Fort Worth Weekly    
Posted in News

"[Shahed] Hossain lived in the United States with his family for more than a decade, and had he carried his green card to Mexico that day, he would now be a citizen, like the rest of his immediate family. Instead, a confused run-in with a border guard landed him with a charge that leads directly to deportation — under one of a batch of laws Congress has written in recent years that have built a massive deportation dragnet. Hossain was among 319,000 people deported in fiscal year 2007; last fiscal year, the Obama administration deported a record number of people — more than 390,000." [hat tip -- JO] (12/15/10)  


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