Hispanics Comprise Almost Half of All People Sentenced to Federal Prison

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The prison system has many more Hispanics than it did 10 years ago.

Hispanics now comprising half of all people sentenced for felony crimes in the U.S.  Programs like Operation Streamline, institute a “zero tolerance policy” for illegal border crossings where immigration crimes have skyrocketed.

 

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Courts Overwhelmed with a Backlog of Millions of Foreclosure Cases

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Homesowners face a backlog of foreclosure cases in the courts.

Shortly after Orlando Eslava’s bank started to push him through the foreclosure process last year, he got some good news: He was eligible for a government mortgage relief program that would lower his loan payments. But the lender plowed ahead with the foreclosure sale anyway, taking back the condo in Aventura, Fla., even as Eslava made payments under the federal plan.

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Privacy Concerns Surround FBI And States Expanding DNA Databases

Privacy Concerns Surround FBI And States Expanding DNA Databases 

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Law enforcement officials are vastly expanding their collection of DNA to include millions more people who have been arrested or detained but not yet convicted. The move, intended to help solve more crimes, is raising concerns about the privacy of petty offenders and people who are presumed innocent.

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