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IPC Senior Analyst Michele Waslin was quoted in an Indianapolis Star article about a star student who exemplifies the problems with our immigration system:

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Indianapolis Star | 05/30/12

Statistics from an IPC report were used in an article about the value of immigrants in America:

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Star Exponent | 05/28/12

When the top 10 winners of a Northern California creative-writing contest for fifth graders took the stage in San Francisco Wednesday night, three of them were from El Cerrito's Madera Elementary School.

The Northern California "Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest," now in its 10th year, challenged fifth graders to write essays or poems on the theme, "Why I Am Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants."

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ElCerritoPatch | 05/26/12

Numbers from the IPC State Fact Sheets were used in an editorial written by the Oregonian Editors about the importance of immigrants in their state:

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The Oregonian | 05/26/12

An IPC analysis was used in a Fox News Latino article about the power of the Hispanic vote in North Carolina:

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Fox News Latino | 05/24/12

A report released by the IPC was highlighted and summarized by Security Management:

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Security Management | 05/23/12

IPC information on the DREAM Act was used in a CovNews Article about undocumented youth 'coming out' of the shadows:

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CovNews | 05/16/12

An IPC report on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was cited in a Media Matters story:

Immigrants Are Highly Vulnerable To Domestic And Sexual Violence. From the Immigration Policy Center:

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Media Matters | 05/16/12

"There is a magical place in this world,

Where people come to look for freedom and happiness."

Those are the opening lines from a winning poem by Illinois fifth grader and champion gymnast Alexander Tymouch. The poem took the top spot in the 2012 American Immigration Council's annual "Celebrate America" fifth grade creative writing contest

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The San Diego Union-Tribune | 05/15/12

New Hampshire quietly fell under the realm of Secure Communities last week, the federal program looking for potential immigration violations that checks the fingerprints of anyone who has been arrested.

According to the website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Secure Communities was activated throughout New Hampshire on May 8. On Tuesday, the program went into effect in Massachusetts and New York, where some political leaders have said it is not needed and unwanted.

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New Hampshire Union Leader | 05/15/12