US Immigration officials have arrested more than 750 foreign nationals, including Indians, in one of the largest such enforcement action carried out so far in the country.
Most of the arrested during the week-long raids in five southland counties of Los Angeles area were Mexican nationals but the list of those picked up were from 14 nations, including India. The group comprised two foreign murder suspects and more than 150 immigration fugitives.
As a part of the operations, Office of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers also looked for criminal aliens incarcerated in local jails and took custody of some 423 previously unidentified deportable foreign nationals who were scheduled for release from jails in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.
Officials said the seven-day effort is the largest single enforcement action carried out nationwide so far under Operation Return to Sender, an ongoing ICE initiative targeting criminal aliens, foreign nationals with final orders of deportation, and other immigration violators.
It is said that since its launch in June 2006, the Operation has resulted in more than 13,000 arrests nationwide.
During that same time period, ICE has also lodged nearly 3,000 immigration detainers against criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local jails across the country ensuring they will come into ICE custody when they complete their sentences.
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The CALL Centre is a small unit within the Department of Educational Studies, in the Faculty of Education, The University of Edinburgh. The Centre is co-located with the Scottish Sensory Centre, offering a rich one-stop resource. CALL is both a Service and a Research Unit. Service activity is limited by the amount of staff time available, but is open to anyone in Scotland concerned with communication difficulties, particularly in a learning context.
New technology has much to offer people with physical, communication or sensory difficulties. Computers and computer-based aids have become smaller, cheaper and more practical and can be readily adapted to provide disabled people with access to communication, education, recreation and employment. Communication systems with synthesised or digitised voice offer a means of communication for those who cannot speak; switches and other devices can be used by people with physical disabilities as an alternative to a standard computer keyboard; enlarged displays or voice feedback offer computer access to those with visual impairments; specialised software helps people with writing or spelling difficulties. `Low-technology´ systems such as picture or symbol books can be valuable too.
However, the wide range of possibilities means that choosing and using these technologies with particular individuals can be complex and sometimes daunting. The CALL Centre addresses these problems and works to help people with disabilities (and their carers and professional helpers) get the most from this new technology.