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    REPORT: OneAmerica report finds immigrant workers aid state economy

    "Washington's immigrants who own their own businesses contribute significantly to the number of jobs created and provide approximately $1.3 billion, or 9.8 percent, of the total state business income." OneAmerica, Apr. 8, 2009. http://weareoneamerica...

    Emanuel Now a Backer of Immigration Action

    "While Mr. Emanuel once predicted that comprehensive immigration reform wouldn't be considered until the second term of a Democratic president, he now says conversations on the issue will begin this year to lay the groundwork for possible action...

    And Then To Return

    "They want to work, to make an honest living. And then to return. It?s that simple: to return." Guillermo Arriaga is a Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer. He received the 2005 Cannes Best Screenplay Award for ??The Three Burials...

    Latino groups launching new citizenship drive

    "Leaders of the Ya Es Hora, Ciudadania! campaign are gearing up for another round of efforts to motivate legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship." Austin American-Statesman, Apr. 10, 2009. http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content...

    Profiles of U.S. citizens detained, deported by ICE

    AP, Apr. 12, 2009. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jpWxbY7NCPzdu4M5zrixnjoxceUwD97H1CDG0

    When ICE goofs, U.S. citizens get detained, deported

    "It's impossible to know exactly how many citizens have been detained or deported because nobody keeps track. Kara Hartzler, an attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, testified at a U.S. House hearing last year...

    Throwing Away Our Future

    "Google is based here in Silicon Valley. But Sanjay G. Mavinkurve, one of the key engineers on this project, is not. Mr. Mavinkurve, a 28-year-old Indian immigrant who helped lay the foundation for Facebook while a student at Harvard, instead works...

    Star student faces deportation

    "Veliz?s parents brought her across the border when she was 8 years old. She worked doggedly in school, graduating valedictorian of her class at Jefferson High School in 2002 and later from St. Mary?s University. She works as a secretary for a church...

    Trafficking victims try to remake lives

    "Their story highlights the barriers and breakthroughs experienced by human trafficking victims struggling to remake their lives in this country. They want to leave the past behind, but still wrestle with its ghosts. They dream of reuniting with...

    For wounded soldier, citizenship is 'icing on the cake'

    "Alcivar, 25, was sworn in as a United States citizen on Friday, some 20 years after coming to the United States, four years after joining the Army, and months after a sniper outside Baghdad, Iraq, shot him in the leg. At a ceremony at Walter Reed...

    Wanted: crab pickers

    "Most of the state's 22 crab processing plants depend on roughly 600 foreign workers to pick crabs. Without these seasonal workers, many will close, and the economic consequences of that for the rural communities where the plants are located...

    Immigration Reform and Hard Times

    "We expect to hear more from Mr. Obama soon. It will take courage to defend the wisdom and necessity of fixing the immigration system. It will take even more courage to engage in the serious fight to do so. It is what the country needs and what American...

    FAIR RICO suit dismissed in N.J.

    "Judge William J. Martini, sitting in Newark, dismissed the case. "The crux of Plaintiff's argument is that renting apartments to illegal aliens constitutes racketeering activity because it constitutes harboring, encouraging, or inducing...

    Report by N.J. Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel

    March 16, 2009. http://www.state.nj.us/publicadvocate/home/immigrant_panel.html

    Judge Halts Investigation Into ID Theft in Colorado

    GREELEY, Colo. ? "A state judge here ordered a halt Monday to a controversial identity theft investigation that has implicated more than 1,000 suspected illegal immigrants, ruling that the search at the start of the investigation was unlawful and...

    Labor Groups Reach Accord on Immigration

    "The nation?s two major labor federations have agreed for the first time to join forces to support an overhaul of the immigration system, leaders of both organizations said on Monday. The accord could give President Obama significant support among...

    Immigration Think Tank Urges Obama to Create Path to Citizenship

    "With President Obama gearing up to tackle immigration reform, an immigration think tank is urging him to provide this country's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, insisting that it would help turn around the troubled...

    Oregon county immigration measure declared unenforceable

    "A Columbia County judge has declared an anti-illegal immigration measure and ordinance unenforceable and moot because of conflicts with federal law and various state authorities." Oregonian, Apr. 13, 2009. http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index...

    Making This the Year of Immigration

    "If immigration isn't finished this year, it'll probably get drwned out again by election year politics. But the debate could still push the issue forward, stetting the stage for a compromise after the congressional elections." Mark...

    Immigration Overhaul: Vital To U.S. Recovery?

    "[I]mmigrant advocates are rolling out a new argument: They argue an immigration overhaul is, in fact, vital to economic recovery." Jennifer Ludden, NPR, Apr. 14, 2009. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103070182

    Obama to create border czar position

    "A former Justice Department official has been picked to be the Southwest border czar ? a new position created by the Obama administration to handle illegal immigration and border issues, according to an administration official." AP, Apr. 13...

    A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

    "Unauthorized immigrants living in the United States are more geographically dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S. born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a spouse and children. In addition, a growing...

    Spotlight on Immigration

    "The Obama administration just stated its intention to start pursuing immigration policy reform this year. We ask ..." The Recorder, Apr. 14, 2009. http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/ca/exhibits0414.pdf

    Maryland license bill passes

    "After a late-night scramble for a compromise, lawmakers passed a measure Monday that would give applicants for a Maryland driver's license until 2015 to prove they are in the country legally. The legislation, which has become a beach head in...

    Study Says Police Misuse Immigration-Inquiry Rule

    "Many police officers in New Jersey are misusing a 2007 directive by the state?s attorney general by questioning the immigration status of Latino drivers, passengers, pedestrians and even crime victims, reporting them to federal immigration authorities...