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    Border Enforcement is Not Enough

    "[A] review of the entire body of research clearly suggests that enhanced border security will, at best, do little to reduce the overall number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. Why? Because even as it pares the entry of illegals, it slows...

    Immigration and America's Future: A New Chapter

    "Final Report of the Independent Task Force Co-chaired by Spencer Abraham and Lee H. Hamilton. As Congress and the Administration remain deadlocked on how to combat illegal immigration, a high-level, bipartisan task force has called for fundamental...

    Hastert Pushes Immigration In Defense Bill

    "House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R.-Ill.) - in a showdown with Senate Republicans - has vowed he will not bring a major defense policy bill to the chamber floor this week unless Senate negotiators add a federal court security bill and a controversial...

    DOS Denies Visas to Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan

    "The U.S. government has rejected a prominent Muslim scholar's application to enter the country on the grounds that he donated several hundred dollars to French and Swiss groups that provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians, a civil rights group...

    Homeland Security seeks verification of employee citizenship status

    "The Department of Homeland Security isn't waiting for Congress to require employers to verify they're hiring legal immigrants. It's preparing new rules that would compel companies to take swift action when they receive notice that a...

    Plenty of Holes Seen In a 'Virtual Fence'

    "The selection of Boeing Co. to erect a "virtual fence" along 6,000 miles of U.S. border marks a potential turning point in the government's long quest to stop illegal immigration, but its success hinges on overcoming obstacles that...

    Pakistani Seeks Asylum After Reprieve From Deportation Proves Temporary

    ?This kid is an American kid now, nurtured here under our culture,? said Gary L. Ackerman, a Democratic congressman from Queens who intervened on Mr. Hussain?s behalf three years ago and who called the new deportation action ludicrous. ?Why put him on...

    Sealing Our Border: Why It Won't Work

    Arizona Daily Star four-part series, including text, video, slide shows, and graphics, beginning Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, through Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006. http://www.azstarnet.com/secureborder/

    Nature trumps border seal

    "Rough terrain precludes a continuous wall and presents huge challenges for those trying to patrol the Mexican border." Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 24, 2006. http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/border/146759

    Squeezing border business

    "A sealed border would cost billions to fence and patrol, and would threaten economies that depend on customers crossing from Mexico." Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 24, 2006. http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/border/147929.php

    When a Foreigner Turns American

    "Can you be too Americanized to be deported? ... [T]he question is part of a growing debate over how to treat the Americanized children of foreign parents." New York Times, Sept. 23, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/23/weekinreview/24basicB...

    Wineries' need for grape pickers clashes with immigration policy

    "So far we're OK, but the availability of agricultural labor is what makes this go round, and having this irrational immigration policy is potentially going to destroy us," said Mark Pasternek, who farms grapes in Marin County and the Petaluma...

    U.S.-paid trips back to Mexico are questioned

    "The Department of Homeland Security has given more than 12,000 undocumented immigrants free flights into Mexico City since early July as part of a $15 million-a-year program officials have credited with saving lives in the desert. But a new Government...

    Pickers Are Few, and Growers Blame Congress

    "[H]arvest time has passed and tons of pears have ripened to mush on their branches, while the ground of Mr. Ivicevich?s orchard reeks with rotting fruit. He and other growers in Lake County, about 90 miles north of San Francisco, could not find...

    U.S. to Closely Watch Boeing's Border Plan

    Boeing executive Wayne Esser said in an interview this month that he hopes more surveillance will deter some people from trying to cross borders illegally at all. But he conceded that it could merely shift the problem elsewhere. "It'll put a...

    House Passes 3 Immigration Measures

    "The House on Thursday approved three new bills targeting illegal immigration, including one that would make it a crime to tunnel under the border and another making it easier to deport gang members who are not citizens. The action followed House...

    U.S. Denies Entry to Egyptian Muslim Clerics

    "The United States has denied entry to four Egyptian Muslim clerics sent to Florida to officiate at religious events during the approaching fasting month of Ramadan, Cairo airport officials said on Friday." Reuters, Sept. 22, 2006. http://www...

    Gonzales' Attempt to "Clarify" Responsibility for Arar Deportation to Syria

    Claims DOJ "was not responsible," on the theory that INS no longer exists, and DHS now handles deportation. But "U.S. officials later confirmed that the order to deport him was signed by then-Deputy Attorney General Larry D. Thompson."...

    Soldiers on the Border

    ?What if a Minuteman mistakes me and shoots me?? he asks. Then there?s the Guard. ?They can make a mistake with somebody taking a stroll, because now there?s too many guns and too many people. Somebody will say, ?I?m an American, you can?t tell me what...

    Border Fence Must Skirt Objections From Arizona Tribe

    "More illegal immigrants are caught ? and die trying to cross into the United States ? in and around the Tohono O?odham Indian territory, which straddles the Arizona border, than any other spot in the state." New York Times, Sept. 20, 2006....

    Boeing Wins Deal For Border Security

    "Aerospace and defense giant Boeing Co. has won a multibillion-dollar contract to revamp how the United States guards about 6,000 miles of border in an attempt to curb illegal immigration, congressional sources said yesterday." Washington Post...

    N.Y. County Targets Illegal Immigration

    "RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Business owners could soon face fines and even jail time if they hire illegal immigrants in this Long Island community, the latest in one of many efforts by local governments across the country to crack down on undocumented workers...

    Culpeper [Va.] Officials Targeting Illegal Immigrants

    "The 'anti-crowding' controversy that roiled Manassas last winter resurfaced this month, in Culpeper [Va.,] where town officials want to crack down on illegal immigration with zoning ordinances that curb the number of people who can live...

    A True Believer In Immigrants

    "Since he first met illegal immigrants while studying in Chicago 20 years ago, Hoyos has believed most are good people who need a break. He sees it like this: Someone knocks on your door in the middle of the night and needs protection. Do you help...

    Deportations of immigrants have spiked over decade

    "There's been a huge crackdown, which I don't think a lot of people know about," said Andrea Black, network coordinator for Detention Watch Network, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition that advocates for immigrant detainees. "And...