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Latino Groups Criticize Obama On Immigration Raids

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Latino Groups Criticize Obama On Immigration Raids

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Latino Groups Criticize Obama On Immigration Raids

Latino Groups Criticize Obama On Immigration Raids

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are seen after conducting a February raid in Bellingham, Wash. Philip A. Dwyer/AP hide caption

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are seen after conducting a February raid in Bellingham, Wash.

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President Obama is taking heat from a growing number of critics on several issues. Among them are Latino leaders who say Obama has not only continued, but expanded many Bush-era immigration policies and tactics — such as home raids — which some see as discriminatory.

Peter Markowitz, of the Immigration Justice Clinic at Cardozo School of Law, is co-author of a recent study on raids in private homes by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Markowitz and Jimmy Slaughter, an Arizona Customs and Border Protection officer whose home was once mistakenly raided by ICE officials, share discontent with President Obama's treatment of immigration issues thus far and discuss why some believe the government-sanctioned ICE raids unfairly target Latino homes.