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Nebraska’s sentencing screw-up will cost taxpayers at least $10 million

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

COUNTING THE COST: The Nebraska prison system has estimated the cost of its sentencing screwup at $4 million over the next decade, $10 million over the next 50 years.

The state prison system has estimated its sentencing screw-up will cost the state $4 million over the next decade, and another $6 million the next four decades, but the senator who requested the estimate doubts its accuracy.

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NE governor continues pressing for answers on border kids

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

Nebraska Watchdog

Gov. Dave Heineman says he still isn’t getting answers from federal officials about the 214 unaccompanied immigrant children that have been placed in Nebraska since October.

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NE Gov accused of ‘blatant disregard’ of undocumented children

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

SNIFF SNIFF SNIFF: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld current practices for drug-sniffing police dogs.

“The names of children who are seeking asylum should never be released because it could endanger them,” says Amy Miller, Legal Director of the Nebraska ACLU.

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Border kids to enter NE immigration court with longest wait times in nation

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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The 200 border kids placed by the feds in Nebraska will enter an immigration court system where the average wait time for a hearing — where a judge decides whether they should be deported — is over two years.

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Nebraska officials pressure feds on border crisis, children

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to notify state officials when undocumented border children are placed in their states.

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North Dakota officials not aware of any illegal immigrant placements

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Immigration, National, News, North Dakota  /  No Comments


By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — Illegal immigrants may be flooding the nation’s southern border, b ut thus far none have been placed in North Dakota.
At the request of state Rep. Roscoe Streyle, a Republican from Minot, Legislative Council inquired about any placements of illegal immigrants in the state.
“We contacted representatives [...]

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