2013-02-22 21:37:08

Operation Streamline program, faulted for human rights abuses, could expand under immigration reform

In the US, deep automatic cuts from the budget sequester are set to go into effect in just one week, and lawmakers and activists are making last-minute appeals for saving some federal programs and eliminating others. Human rights and legal experts gathered on Capitol Hill today to make the case for cutting an immigration prosecution program they say wastes taxpayer money and violates the due process rights of undocumented people. Yet some lawmakers want to expand the program as part of comprehensive immigration reform. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has the details.

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