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Miranda Rights

The roots of the Miranda decision go back to March 2, 1963, when an 18-year-old Phoenix woman told police that she had been abducted, driven to the desert and raped. Detectives questioning her story gave her a polygraph test, but the results were inconclusive. However, tracking the license plate number of a car that resembled that of her attacker’s brought police to Ernesto Miranda, who had a prior record as a peeping tom. Although the victim did not identify…


Posted by I'Jaina Lewis on April 26, 2018 at 11:32pm

Chain Migration

Chain Migration refers to the endless chains of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate to the United States because citizens and lawful permanent residents are allowed to sponsor their non-nuclear family members.

It is the primary mechanism that has caused legal immigration in the U.S. to quadruple from about 250,000 per year in the 1950s and 1960s to more than 1 million annually since 1990. As such, it is one of the chief culprits in…


Posted by I'Jaina Lewis on April 26, 2018 at 11:29pm

Who Is Miranda ? Orgins of Miranda Rights

Joshua Dorsey

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Who is Miranda : Origins of the Miranda Rights

The Miranda rights were established to inform criminal suspects of their rights before interrogation. The Miranda rights in which we all know states “ you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can, and will be used against you in the court of law..”, but one thing we don’t know is why these rights were made. According to the Miranda rights were established in 1966,… Continue

Posted by Joshua Dorsey on April 2, 2018 at 12:15pm

Should Illegal Immigrant Mothers Be Separated From Nursing Babies upon Arrest?

   After reading the article about Mrs. Villagas and her being separated from her baby after she went into labor is shows me how cruel the world can really be . This lady was already pregnant and the police took her to jail over something as simple as a misdemeanor . It also shown me that that police had a mission of making mrs. Villagas suffer for just being a different race as wells as being…


Posted by Gabriel .P.Evans on November 25, 2017 at 2:29pm

The Beast Train

The La Bestia is actually a train that immigrants ride to get into the United States.  During this two week ride there are deaths that occur.  Such as people being thrown off the train, falling off the side etc.  Latinos pay guards of the train to make the ride from Mexico to the United States for freedom and a…


Posted by Blakelly Dillard on November 20, 2017 at 1:27pm

Should pregnant women be detained?

 In the case of the Spanish woman being detained for being an immigrant after a routine traffic stop.  I believe the police officers were entirely wrong and it was a horrible justice done to this lady.  Chaining her to the bed while in labor at a hospital was so despicable.  They treated her as if she was a common criminal that had robbed or murdered someone.  It was a traffic stop for God's sake.

Posted by Blakelly Dillard on November 20, 2017 at 1:08pm

Hispanic Heritage Month By Joshua Dorsey

According to, hispanic heritage month begins sept. 15, and is carried out through oct. 15. Between these 2 dates hispanic heritage, culture, history, and way of living is celebrated all over the world. Just like african american history month is used to inform, and remind America of our history and perseverance hispanic heritage month also has a similar purpose. This month is no less important then any other month… Continue

Posted by Joshua Dorsey on October 16, 2017 at 11:39am

To Build A Border Wall Or Not ? Joshua Dorsey

According to President Trump recently threatened to shut down the federal government over his demand for $1.6 billion to build his border wall between Mexico, and America. Trump "claimed" that the border is needed to keep out illegal immigrants and help get America back to being great. Unfortunately, for Trump he's facing 2 problems being 1 that the period in which he states America was great was a period in which miniorites and… Continue

Posted by Joshua Dorsey on October 16, 2017 at 11:30am

Build a Wall

To build the wall around the United States will be a waste of time. There are many ways to enter into the US. Building the wall around the U.S. will not help keep immigrants out of our country. Building the wall around the U.S will not help keep the immigrants out of our country. The reason why they come over to the U.S is because of a better life and job opportunities.  The wall that President Trump has vowed to build the wall around the U.S/ Mexico border could cost more…


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Should Illegal Immigrant Mothers Be Separated From Nursing Babies upon Arrest?

Published: July 20, 2008
It started when Juana Villegas, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was nine months pregnant, was pulled over by a police officer in a Nashville suburb for a routine traffic violation.

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Juana Villegas and 2-week-old son in her lawyer’s office Thursday in Nashville. Mother and son had been separated for two days.

By the time Mrs. Villegas was released from the county jail six days later, she had gone through labor with a sheriff’s officer standing guard in her hospital room, where one of her feet was cuffed to the bed most of the time. County officers barred her from seeing or speaking with her husband.

After she was discharged from the hospital, Mrs. Villegas was separated from her nursing infant for two days and barred from taking a breast pump into the jail, her lawyer and a doctor familiar with the case said. Her breasts became infected, and the newborn boy developed jaundice, they said.

Mrs. Villegas’s arrest has focused new attention on a cooperation agreement signed in April 2007 between federal immigration authorities and Davidson County, which shares a consolidated government with Nashville, that gave immigration enforcement powers to county officers. It is one of 57 agreements, known formally as 287G, that the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has signed in the last two years with county and local police departments across the country under a rapidly expanding program.

Nashville officials have praised the agreement as a successful partnership between local and federal government.

“We are able to identify and report individuals who are here illegally and have been charged with a criminal offense, while at the same time remaining a friendly and open city to our new legal residents,” Karl Dean, the mayor of Nashville, said in a statement on Friday.

Lawyers and immigrant advocates say Mrs. Villegas’s case shows how local police can exceed their authority when they seek to act on immigration laws they are not fully trained to enforce.

“Had it not been for the 287G program, she would not have been taken down to jail,” said A. Gregory Ramos, a lawyer who is a former president of the Nashville Bar Association. “It was sold as something to make the community safer by taking dangerous criminals off the streets. But it has been operated so broadly that we are getting pregnant women arrested for simple driving offenses, and we’re not getting rid of the robbers and gang members.”

Mrs. Villegas, who is 33, has lived in the United States since 1996, and has three other children besides the newborn who are American citizens because they were born here.

She was stopped on July 3 in her husband’s pickup truck by a police officer from Berry Hill, a Nashville suburb, initially for “careless driving.” After Mrs. Villegas told the officer she did not have a license, he did not issue a ticket but arrested her instead. Elliott Ozment, Mrs. Villegas’s lawyer, said driving without a license is a misdemeanor in Tennessee that police officers generally handle with a citation, not an arrest.

After Mrs. Villegas was taken to the Davidson County jail, a federal immigration agent working there as part of the cooperation agreement conducted a background check. It showed that Mrs. Villegas was an illegal immigrant who had been deported once from the United States in March 1996, Karla Weikal, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff, said. She had no other criminal record.

As a result, immigration agents issued an order to take charge of Mrs. Villegas once she was released by the local authorities. Based on that order, county officers designated her a medium-security inmate in the jail, Ms. Weikal said.

So when Mrs. Villegas went into labor on the night of July 5, she was handcuffed and accompanied by a deputy as she was taken by ambulance to Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. Cuffs chaining her foot to the hospital bed were opened when she reached the final stages of labor, Mrs. Villegas said.

“I felt like they were treating me like a criminal person,” Mrs. Villegas said, speaking in Spanish in a telephone interview. The phone in her room was turned off, and she was not permitted to speak with her husband when he came to retrieve their newborn son from the hospital on July 7 as she returned to jail, she said.

As Mrs. Villegas left the hospital, a nurse offered her a breast pump but a sheriff’s deputy said she could not take it into the jail, Mrs. Villegas said.

Mr. Ozment, the lawyer, said Mrs. Villegas would never have been detained without the 287G cooperation agreement.

“Whether this lady was documented or undocumented should not affect how she was treated in her late pregnant condition and as she was going through labor and bonding with her new baby,” Mr. Ozment said.

On July 8, Mrs. Villegas was taken to court, where she pleaded guilty to driving without a license and was sentenced to time served. Immigration agents immediately released her while a deportation case proceeds, following a policy adopted last year by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to avoid separating babies from nursing mothers.

Ms. Weikal said Mrs. Villegas’s jail stay was prolonged by the Independence Day holiday weekend, when the courts were closed.

“There is a perception that she was treated different from other inmates, and it just is not true,” Ms. Weikal said. “Unfortunately the business of corrections is that families are separated. It’s not pretty, it’s not understandable to a lot of people.”

She said that it was standard procedure to bar medical equipment like a breast pump from the jail.

More than 60,000 illegal immigrants have been identified for deportation since 2006 through 287G cooperation programs, said Richard Rocha, a spokesman for the federal immigration agency. Most of the agreements are aimed at increasing the screening of immigrant convicts serving sentences in local jails, in order to speed their deportation. Some, like Nashville’s, provide for immigration screening right after any foreign-born person is arrested.

Arrests of immigrants have increased rapidly in Tennessee since early 2006, when the state stopped allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, after five years when they had been able to drive legally.

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