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VOICES: GOP walks thin line in Sotomayor hearings

July 13, 2009 - Gebe Martinez, New America Media Amid expectations that Sonia Sotomayor will become the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Monday carry high stakes for the nominee and President Obama, but mostly for Republicans.

Richmond investors plan to cash in on immigrant detainees

October 14, 2008 - by Jeff Winder, Guest Contributor Changing immigration enforcement policy has left federal authorities struggling to cope with rapidly rising numbers of detainees. A controversial partnership in Farmville, Va. proposes to address the crisis with a 1,040-bed, for-profit immigrant detention center.