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Joint Base Cape Cod Credit: Base Website

Bond Set For 1 of 3 Asylum-Seeking Afghan Soldiers

An immigration judge has set a $25,000 bond for the release of one of three Afghan military officers accused of leaving a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod to seek asylum in Canada.

All three soldiers appeared Wednesday inside the federal detention facility near Buffalo, New York, where they are being held on immigration violations and facing deportation

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Over Half The Public Say Speed Up Deportations Of Children

The latest poll results show 53 percent of the public favor speeding up the process to deport the over 50,000 unattended children who entered this country illegally. The humanitarian crises has taken its toll on the president's handling of the issue and on how some Americans have changed their position on immigration reform.

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images
Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.

Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first hand look at the immigration crisis

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Fewer Held in New England for Deportation

Federal officials say the number of immigrants jailed for deportation in New England plunged last year, despite the expansion of a program designed to identify people in the U.S. illegally.

Officials say detentions fell by almost 28% in New England, while nationally the number dropped 8%

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ICE Agents Arrest 39 In Eastern Mass. Sweep

U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents rounded up 39 convicted criminal aliens during an operation last week in Eastern Mass., including in New Bedford.  Ice officials say 20 of the suspects had felony convictions for such crimes as assault and battery, sexual assault, and selling drugs

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