County rules law agencies can't ask for citizenship

    "County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution that county employees, including the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, should not ask about the immigration status of crime victims, witnesses or people seeking help." El Paso Times, Aug...

    Phoenix: Prop. 405

    "A controversial measure that aims to reform immigration enforcement in Phoenix has made the ballot, but critics wonder whether it will make a difference. If approved on Nov. 7, Proposition 405 would require Phoenix to enter an agreement with the...

    In Porous Border, GOP Sees An Opening

    "There seems to be little doubt that a hard line against illegal immigration is the safer position in a GOP primary. But many Republicans believe, in a year when many national trends are not blowing their way, that it is also the safer position in...

    New Jersey protestors clash over illegal immigration

    "RIVERSIDE, New Jersey (Reuters) - Opponents of a local law cracking down on illegal immigrants clashed on Sunday with residents chanting 'go home' as both sides proclaimed their loyalty to the United States." Aug. 20, 2006. http://today...

    Dallas Suburb To Consider Immigration Ordinance

    "FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - A city councilman wants to follow the lead of other towns by making it tougher for illegal immigrants to live and work in this Dallas suburb." AP, Aug. 21, 2006. http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/state/15323358.htm

    In-flight Nannies May Lose Green Cards

    "In-flight nannies who shuttle children of new Chinese immigrants between China and the United States may soon lose their jobs. They could lose their green cards due to possible new regulations from the United States Immigration Customs Enforcement...

    U.S. CITIZEN SETTLES ASSAULT CASE AGAINST U.S. BORDER PATROL OFFICIAL AND U.S. GOVERNMENT

    "TRLA client reaches final settlement in April 2003 assault case citing abuse at Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge upon request for entry; a second case filed one month earlier involving death of a U.S. citizen at same port of entry still...

    Contesting the Bar to Asylum

    "The U.S. Justice Department has asked federal immigration officials to reopen a political asylum case that was denied despite strong evidence that the petitioner was repeatedly raped for six weeks by Congolese officials allegedly investigating the...

    Immigration: The Fight in Delaware

    Multi-story series, The News Journal, Aug. 20, 2006. http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/NEWS/60818010/1006&theme=IMMIGRATION&template=theme

    In California Balancing Act, Immigration May Tip Vote

    "Illegal immigration has long been a political minefield in California, making and breaking political careers. Now, with Congress considering the most sweeping changes to immigration laws in two decades, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is learning just...

    DHS to Share Info With Local Law Enforcement

    "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to unveil an information-sharing program next month to give local law enforcement access to federal immigration data. Robert Mocny, acting director of the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator...

    Man facing second deportation finds he's legal after all

    "A man who served three-and-a-half years in prison on a conviction for illegally re-entering the United States was actually a citizen and never should have been deported in the first place, a judge has ruled." AP, Aug. 19, 2006. http://timesunion...

    ICE Won't Arrest Arellano in Chicago Church

    "A showdown that appeared imminent earlier this week between immigration officers and activist Elvira Arellano at the Humboldt Park church where she's staying to avoid deportation may not happen after all. 'We have no plans to enter the church...

    Expert: State immigrant laws might fail

    "Legislatures around the country are passing state laws to get tough on illegal immigration, but legal experts say many of those laws will turn out to be unconstitutional." AP, Aug. 20, 2006. http://www.sacbee.com/24hour/politics/story/3354541p...

    Double-Whammy

    A criminal alien _and_ a flag burner. ICE News Release, Aug. 17, 2006. http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/newsreleases/articles/060817cleveland.htm

    Chicago Woman?s Stand Stirs Immigration Debate

    "Immigrants? rights groups and critics of illegal immigration are closely watching her case. Some supporters have likened her to Rosa Parks, while detractors say Ms. Arellano broke the law and should face the consequences." New York Times, Aug...

    Illegal immigration's toll pushes Tohono tribe to plead for money

    "[T]ribal leaders are crying out for more help from the Department of Homeland Security, saying they are incurring $3 million annually in costs associated with the federal government's failure to secure their 75-mile stretch of U.S.-Mexican border...

    Growers to Rally in D.C. for Reform

    "The United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association, National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR) announced today that they are organizing an Immigration Rally on Capitol Hill at 11...

    Travel Industry Seeks Delay on New Passport Rules at U.S. Borders

    "The nation?s largest travel industry association urged the Bush administration on Thursday to delay until June 2009 putting into effect a law requiring Americans traveling from Canada, Mexico, Panama and the Caribbean islands to present passports...

    Splintermen

    "More than a year after their first stakeouts on the U.S.-Mexico border, Minuteman civilian patrol volunteers are divided and questions are being raised about whether their movement's influence is on the wane." Reuters, Aug. 16. 2006. http...

    Church Is Sanctuary As Deportation Nears

    "CHICAGO, Aug. 16 - A 31-year-old illegal immigrant who has become a spokeswoman for undocumented workers is defying a deportation order and has taken sanctuary in a church on this city's West Side." Washington Post, Aug. 16, 2006. http...

    Driven by immigration law, families flee Valley Park

    "The Archdiocese of St. Louis has helped relocate more than 20 families who have fled the city out of fear they may be deported or evicted from their homes under a new law aimed at illegal immigrants." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Aug. 16, 2006...

    Government Opposes Habeas for 'Innocent' Man

    "A man who pleaded guilty to a crime he thought he committed - but did not - has prevailed in a peculiar habeas corpus case where a federal judge took prosecutors to task for continuing to pursue someone they know is innocent. Perez v. United States...

    'Trying to do it right' results in deportation

    "A friend recommended they get a second opinion from Isabel Pairazaman, a notary public who runs a business called 'Hispanic Help Line' helping fill out immigration applications." [You can guess the rest.] The Oklahoman, Aug. 15, 2006...

    They sought help, but got deported

    "An Oklahoma City woman who earns her living helping people file immigration applications is accused of causing them to be deported instead." The Oklahoman, Aug. 15, 2006. http://newsok.com/article/2831257