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Thomas Perez Elected the First Latino Leader of the Democratic Party

-- by David Weigel, The Washington Post:

 Former labor secretary Thomas Perez was elected the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) at the end of a contentious battle over the fate of the beleaguered party in the age of President Trump.

Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

-- by Nicholas Kulish, Caitlin Dickerson and Ron Nixon, The New York Times:

After Trump's Immigration Order, Anxiety Grows in Florida's Farm Fields

-- by Robert Samuels, The Washington Post:

Rumors about deportation raids started to circulate around the fields again, so Catalina Sanchez and her husband began to calculate the consequences of everything they did.

Is ICE Out of Control?

Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.

-- by Mark Joseph Stern, Slate:

Trump Names Alexander Acosta as New Pick for Labor Secretary

-- by Jonnelle Marte, The Washington Post:

A day after the dramatic exit of one of his Cabinet nominees, President Trump on Thursday named former U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta as his next pick for labor secretary.

California Members of Congress Say They Aren't Getting Answers on Immigration Raids

-- by Sarah D. Wire, The Los Angeles Times:

Several Democratic members of California's congressional delegation said Tuesday they still don't have details about who in their districts was arrested in last week's immigration raids, and why they were targeted.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to discuss the raids, but the meeting was abruptly canceled. And they're pretty unhappy about it.

The U.S. Has Detained a Mexican Immigrant in Seattle Covered by Obama's DACA Program

-- by Dan Levine and Christina Cooke, Reuters:

U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court.

Do Voter Identification Laws Supress Minority Voting? Yes. We Did the Research

- by Zoltan L. Hajnal, Nazita Lajevardi and Lindsay Nielson, The Washington Post

Federal Agents Conduct Immigration Enforcement Raids in at Least Six States

- by Lisa Rein, Abigail Hauslohner and Sandhya Samahekhar, The Washington Post:

U.S. immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least a half-dozen states this week in a series of raids that marked the first large-scale enforcement of President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally.

Not Just "Bad Hombres": Trump Is Targeting Up to 8 Million People for Deportation

-- by Brian Bennett, The Los Angeles Times:

When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.

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