Full visitor tracking system to require more time, money

    "The Homeland Security Department plans to begin testing technology in the coming months to take all 10 fingerprints of foreigners traveling to the United States but does not expect to have systems in place at all ports of entry until 2008 or 2009...

    Border Prisons Profit

    "The Willacy County Detention Center is one of a host of new or expanded prisons, both public and private, that ICE has commissioned for an expected rush of illegal immigrant detainees." AP, Aug. 1, 2006. http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram...

    GAO: Borders vulnerable

    "Undercover investigators entered the United States using fake documents repeatedly this year - including some cases in which Homeland Security Department agents didn't ask for identification. At nine crossings on the Mexican and Canadian borders...

    For Some Travelers, a Shorter Wait at Border

    "SENTRI arrives Tuesday at international bridge crossings in Hidalgo and Brownsville and in three weeks at Laredo, the latest sites to implement the program, which has gained popularity at U.S. border crossings since the security climate changed...

    Prejudice "intrinsic" to immigration debate

    "Prejudice - and its cousins, racism and xenophobia - are intrinsic to the immigration debate, just as they have been in every immigration debate since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. When people deny this, I ask them to pinpoint the moment in...

    Non-Citizen Soldiers

    "A Trinidadian soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2005 is still making the news in the United States. When Army Reserve Sergeant Kendell Frederick applied to become a United States citizen, he assumed that he would be approved quickly. After all,...

    Detention center set to begin taking immigrants

    "RAYMONDVILLE (TX)- Immigration officials Tuesday night prepared to move their first group of illegal immigrants into a new $60.6 million detention center, an official said." Valley Morning Star, Aug. 2, 2006. http://valleystar.com/articles...

    Judge Threatens Chertoff With Contempt

    "[Judge] Hatter, who had seen his previous order ignored, threatened to hold Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff in contempt. Hatter had ordered Chertoff to release Hamdan by 5 p.m. Monday or appear in his Los Angeles courtroom...

    Colorado Governor Signs Immigration Bills

    "Gov. Bill Owens on Monday signed a package of controversial immigration bills he called the toughest in America - though he wanted tougher - launching a variety of government changes designed to trim Colorado's welfare and public- service rolls...

    Colorado Crackdown

    Rocky Mountain News, Aug. 1, 2006. http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/government/article/0,2777,DRMN_23906_4885028,00.html

    Spotlight on Legal Immigration to the United States

    Migration Policy Institute, August 1, 2006. http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?id=414

    Oregon GOP platform conflicts with Constitution

    "The Oregon Republican Party, tapping into the frustration over illegal immigration, approved a resolution last weekend that would deny citizenship to babies born on U.S. soil to illegal and legal immigrants who are not citizens." AP, Aug. 1...

    11 illegal immigrants are granted reprieve

    "Eleven illegal immigrants from the Chicago area, arrested in a high-profile nationwide sweep, received an unexpected reprieve Monday after elected officials and the public weighed in on their behalf. An immigration judge in Chicago granted the former...

    ACLU, Muslim Group Demand End to Citizenship Delays

    "Serving in the military has been the fast track for U.S. citizenship for many immigrants since the 2001 terrorist attacks. But not for Mustafa Aziz, an Afghan and Irvine resident who served a four-year hitch in the Air Force. While on duty in 2003...

    China Tests U.S. Immigration Plan

    "In Spat Over Asylum Policy, Beijing Refuses Return Of Illegal Entrants." Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2006. http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB115429715924921688-XvJFZANMZJdE4tIODqAuVx_rlD8_20070730.html?mod=rss_free

    Study Finds Disparities in Judges? Asylum Rulings

    "An examination of thousands of immigration cases has found wide disparities in the rate at which judges grant asylum to people seeking haven in the United States, according to a study released Sunday by a private research group." New York Times...

    U.S. Puts Onus on Employers of Immigrants

    "Immigration agents had prepared a nasty surprise for the Garcia Labor Company, a temporary worker contractor, when they moved against it on charges of hiring illegal immigrants. They brought a 40-count federal indictment, part of a new nationwide...

    El Paso home gives immigrants a chance to rest

    "Founded in 1978 by five Catholic lay people called by their faith to 'welcome the stranger,' organizers believe Annunciation House is the only center on the U.S.-Mexico border devoted specifically to housing undocumented immigrants shortly...

    Are farm workers scared off by immigration law?

    "Farm Bureau officials believe Pennsylvania fruit and vegetable growers 'face production losses between $97 million and $175 million annually without guest workers to help them tend to and harvest their crops.' In addition, Swan said, 'Because...

    Rebooting the Peons

    "[The Hutchison-Pence plan] distills into one noxious package what hard-line Republicans stand for, and shows how pulled they are between one faction that wants to harass and expel illegal immigrants and another that is desperate to keep hiring them...

    Amnesty Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    "Sometimes a boogeyman is just that - a boogeyman. Consider the dreaded A-word: amnesty. It's hard to think of a word that scares today's elected officials more. Yet it turns out that voters - Democrats and Republicans - are much less knee...

    He Walks The Line

    "Every member of Congress thinks he knows what to do about immigration, but only El Paso?s Silvestre Reyes spent 26 years as a Border Patrol agent. So why isn?t anybody paying attention to his sensible five-point plan?except me?" Paul Burka...

    Wall Eyed

    "Read about U.S. efforts to seal the Mexican border, and you quickly encounter two words.The first is futile." Peter Beinart, July 31, 2006 New Republic. Wall Eyed.pdf

    Immigration reform worries Hispanic business owners

    "Hispanic business owners in Texas are afraid they'll find more stick than carrot in the immigration reform being considered in Washington, D.C., many of them said Friday in El Paso." El Paso Times, July 29, 2006. http://www.elpasotimes...

    Illegal-immigration law casts wide net

    "Colorado's new landmark anti-illegal-immigration law cuts a wide swath through local and state government and will require tens of thousands of Coloradans to prove they're in the country legally before obtaining benefits." Rocky Mountain...