Law allows abused immigrant children to stay in the U.S. - CNN.com
Teesdale, chief investigator. Roberts served nearly 12 years for manslaughter before her plea was thrown out. (Courtesy of William Teesdale) By Tom Jackman June 27 Follow @stateofnova The use of cellphone records to place suspects at or near crime scenes is coming under attack in courts nationwide, challenging an established practice by federal and local law enforcement that has helped lead to thousands of convictions. Cellphone records are often used as evidence, relied upon to trace which cell tower was used to make or receive a call and then determine a callers whereabouts.
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In 2008, that law was expanded and reauthorized under new legislation. According to the Department of Homeland Security, "the purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected." Minors who are approved can live and work permanently in the United States.
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