H-2B Abuse?

    "Immigrant workers recruited from South America and the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Katrina sued a prominent hotelier Wednesday, saying they are being exploited." AP, Aug. 16, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article...

    Pennsylvania Town Takes Stand Against Immigrants

    "Hazleton, Penn., has seen a large influx of Latino immigrants in recent years. Hazleton's mayor is leading a campaign to drive out undocumented residents. He says their presence is straining city services and has increased crime." NPR,...

    Poised Against Incursions, a Man on the Border, Armed and Philosophical

    "Five miles past the paved road, up on a hill of no name, lives a one-eyed man with a one-eyed cat. They sleep in a van parked against the patchwork fence that lines the border with Mexico. He is solitary, lean, trying to hold back a tidal wave of...

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Lou Dobbs

    "If the anchor's antics make for good comedy, they also have a sinister side: Many Americans take him seriously. 'Outside of elected officials he's undoubtedly the most influential spokesman for the anti-immigration movement,' says...

    Locked and Loaded

    "A 43-year-old former gunfight-show actor with an Ichabod Crane physique and a self-image the size of Texas, Simcox is chiefly responsible for touching off the Minuteman movement, a grassroots prairie fire fueled by thinly veiled racism and nativist...

    White Heat

    "Welcome to Tennessee, white-hot nexus of the new American nativism. When Governor Phil Bredesen complained this summer that Tennesseans were being whipped into a 'frenzy' over immigration, some took issue with the culprits he cited - opportunistic...

    Iranian Brothers Sue Over Long Detention

    "Four Iranian brothers who were detained for more than three years after the 2001 terrorist attacks filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court, claiming they were held on false pretenses during an FBI investigation." AP, Aug. 14, 2006. http://www...

    Business reps: Labor force will suffer if House bill passes

    "Americans need to think of illegal immigrants as economic contributors and not law breakers, said five advocates for immigration reform Monday." North County Times, Aug. 14, 2006. http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/15/news/top_stories...

    Workers' comp benefits at issue

    "The state's leading workers' compensation insurer says it will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to settle whether illegal immigrants are eligible for workers' compensation benefits." Arizona Daily Star, Aug. 15, 2006. http://www.azstarnet...

    Activist refuses deportation, takes refuge in church

    "A prominent activist for illegal immigrants in Chicago today defied a government order that she turn herself in to the Department of Homeland Security for deportation and instead sought sanctuary in a West Side church." Chicago Tribune, Aug...

    Pro-immigration groups seek formal political power

    "The organizers of massive coast-to-coast immigrant marches tried to keep their growing national movement headed in the same direction Sunday by devising a strategy for influencing the fall elections." Chicago Tribune, Aug. 14, 2006. http:/...

    Swirled in immigration debate

    "Their futures at stake, Hispanic youth with and without legal status catalyze a new activism." St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 14, 2006. http://www.sptimes.com/2006/08/14/State/Swirled_in_immigratio.shtml

    9/11 adds up to 1,780 days behind bars for one detainee

    "Of the estimated 1,200 mostly Arab and Muslim men detained nationwide as potential suspects or witnesses in the Sept. 11 investigation, Benatta would earn a dubious distinction: Human rights groups say the former Algerian air force lieutenant was...

    Immigration prompts heightened political attention for Hispanics

    "The hot-button immigration issue caught the attention of Hispanics and in turn has prompted extra interest in the niche voting bloc in border and non-border states alike." AP, Aug. 13, 2006. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics...

    Texas Produce Growers Say Inaction on Immigration Hurts Business

    "SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Texas produce growers said Friday they are facing a labor shortage because heated discussion about immigration reform, coupled with what they call inaction on the issue, is scaring away Mexican workers. Texas Produce Association...

    The Rout Begins

    "When the city barred landlords from housing illegal immigrants, Ed Sidwell knew he might have a problem. He didn't expect to find out about it this soon. Last Tuesday - just three weeks after Valley Park passed a law to crack down on illegal...

    Patricia's Dream

    "What happens to a dream deferred? Ask Patricia, a 17-year-old from Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. She is an honor student who dreams of becoming a fashion designer and joining the crème de la crème of the fashion industry. 'I...

    Organic Farmers Hit by Worker Shortage

    "More than half the nation's approximately 1.8 million farmworkers are here illegally, though growers in California believe the percentage here is probably much higher. The situation is so bad Peixoto has been forced to tear out nearly 30 acres...

    Cubans gain from influence in U.S. policy

    "It's a classic case of U.S. immigration law favoring one nationality over another: Cubans vs. Haitians." Charlotte Observer, Aug. 13, 2006. http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/special_packages/immigration/15263445.htm

    Entry into U.S. not same for all

    "In a national debate fixated on Mexicans sneaking across the border, there's been barely a peep about how arbitrary and political U.S. immigration law can be." Charlotte Observer, Aug. 13, 2006. http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news...

    Border Agents: 'We're Never Going to Stop Them, Never'

    "Those patrolling the Rio Grande know desperate people will always find a way into the U.S." Los Angeles Times, Aug. 13, 2006. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-riogrande13aug13,1,7956707,full.story

    GOP resolution on citizenship riles immigrant-rights and labor groups

    "Labor and pro-immigrant groups on Friday denounced a resolution by the Oregon Republican Party to deny citizenship to American-born children of noncitizen immigrants, calling it a symptom of ignorance and racism, and representative of a broader...

    U.S. Relaxing Cuban Immigration Rules

    "The Bush administration said Friday it will relax immigration rules for a limited number of Cubans, focusing largely on reuniting families who have relatives in the United States." AP, Aug. 11, 2006. http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006...

    More Pa. Townships Jump on Anti-Immigrant Bandwagon

    "Plains Township is the latest Luzerne County municipality looking to crack down on illegal immigration. On Thursday, the township commissioners unanimously voted to allow the township solicitor to craft anti-illegal immigration legislation similar...

    Phoenix Group Wants Local Cops to Enforce Immigration Laws

    "A group that wants Phoenix to enforce federal immigration policies submitted a final batch of petitions Friday in hopes of getting its proposed measure before voters as early as November." Arizona Republic, Aug. 12, 2006. http://www.azcentral...