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    Migrants' dry season

    "With this increased concentration on arresting people who are here illegally, many people are afraid to move from region to region for fear of being caught in a checkpoint," said Nassif, president and chief executive officer of the Irvine,...

    Effort to delay ID rule fails

    "As matters stand, the Jan. 1, 2008, deadline remains in force - which Reynolds said 'is both unreasonable and unworkable because of the turf battles between the Departments of State and Homeland Security.' " Buffalo News, Sept. 27,...

    D.C. Suburb Goes 287(g)

    "The Herndon Town Council voted late last night to apply for a federal program that would train some police officers to enforce U.S. immigration laws, allowing them to hold illegal immigrants so that deportation proceedings could begin. The 6-1 vote...

    Judges fumble asylum cases

    "Denied asylum and ordered out of the U.S., Nourain Niam spent three years running for his life in Africa. He was arrested and beaten, he said, uncertain whether he would ever find sanctuary. But in an extraordinary turn of events, Niam returned...

    One Strike, You're Out

    "[The] expanding definition of an aggravated felony raises a troubling question: is the government's immigration policy of 'one strike, you're out' tipping the scales of justice, and ruining people's lives?" CBS5.com, Sept...

    St. Louis suburb immigration ordinance put on hold

    "Attorneys from 11 legal organizations representing three landlords and a fair housing agency sued the city Friday. The suit alleges that the city's ordinance, which targets businesses and landlords that hire and rent to illegal immigrants, causes...

    Immigration Setback for GOP

    "In a setback to Republican-led efforts to promote an enforcement-only approach to overhauling immigration law, a congressional negotiating committee on Monday shunted aside several measures the House passed last week. ... On another front, House...

    Groups vow fight to help U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants

    "Oviedo, flanked by representatives from Honduran Unity and the Peruvian-American Coalition, announced a class-action lawsuit the organizations are preparing on behalf of American children of undocumented immigrants. The lawsuit will argue that the...

    Long-time resident caught in immigration system

    DHS trying to deport man for minor crimes committed nearly 20 years ago. Brownsville Herald, Sept. 24, 2006. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/ts_comments.php?id=72893_0_10_0_C

    Justices to Rule on Immigrant Car Theft

    "The Supreme Court agreed today to decide whether all immigrants involved in car theft, even as accomplices, must be deported." Los Angeles Times, Sept. 26, 2006. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-092606scotus,0,1388027.story

    America's other border: High tech, high trust

    "Left in the shadows is the northern border - a 4,000-mile stretch of land that's sparsely guarded even though it's twice as long as the US-Mexican border and sees far more international commerce." Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 26...

    Questions Remain on Cost of Border Bills

    "House Republicans have whipped through a series of bills to crack down on illegal immigration with hopes they might provide an election boost in November. But there's wide disagreement on what they would cost and little inclination among lawmakers...

    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...