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    All Signs Point Toward Immigration Reform

    "The stars continue to align for comprehensive immigration reform. The President continues to call for movement this year, Congress is beginning the legislative process, and DHS is realigning their priorities to focus on the root causes of undocumented...

    Aging Mexican Braceros Still Fighting for Dignity

    PHOENIX: "While thousands across the nation plan to march for immigration reform this Friday, May 1, a handful of former immigrant farmworkers in their seventies are holding a different protest here." Valeria Fernández, Apr. 30, 2009. http:...

    An Immigrant Guest Worker Program for Georgia

    "Dr. Camayd-Freixas noted that most members of Congress insist on a guest worker program and pointed out that other developed countries throughout the world have legal temporary workers. Organized labor in the U.S. opposes a ?large? guest worker...

    Gov't going after companies hiring illegal workers

    "The guidelines, sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Thursday, call for imposing fines and pressing criminal charges against employers who break the law. The priority is to go after employers, but the policy says agents will continue...

    Foreign-Born Scholars Chosen to Advise Obama Administration on Science and Technology

    "Compete America Applauds President for Strong Commitment to U.S. Science and Technology Leadership; Shortsighted visa policies that push away highly educated foreign-born scientists and engineers will only aid the economic development of other...

    Alejandro Mayorkas tapped to head immigration agency

    "The former U.S. attorney is linked to the controversy surrounding Clinton's commutation of convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali." Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2009. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-mayorkas1-2009may01,0...

    Hearing on Immigration Reform a Big Step Forward

    "New national polling numbers show that the American people strongly support comprehensive immigration reform and expect President Obama to follow through on his campaign promise to address the issue. It's important that the American public understands...

    ICE gets new rules on rounding up workers in raids

    "Under new enforcement guidelines, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will now have to build a case against an employer suspected of hiring undocumented immigrants before rounding up workers. The guidelines, issued by Homeland Security Secretary...

    Immigration activists plan May Day rallies

    "Buoyed by perceptions of a bright political climate for immigration reform, thousands of activists plan to rally today in Los Angeles and nationally for migrant and labor rights. But even as President Obama, a Democratic Congress and many immigrant...

    Rights, Not Raids

    "As it prepares a reform package, the administration should look seriously at why the deals created over the past several years failed, and consider alternatives. Beltway groups are again proposing employment visas for future (post-recession, presumably...

    Report Finds U.S. Often Greets Asylum Seekers with Prison, not Protection

    "Refugees who seek protection in this country are greeted with handcuffs and prison uniforms, and they are treated like prisoners in correctional facilities," said Eleanor Acer, the director of Human Rights First's Refugee Protection Program...

    Foundation Taps Visionaries to Reform U.S. Justice System

    Immigrant Detention and Wrongful Arrest - Sam Brooke; lawyer; Southern Poverty Law Center; Montgomery, AL. Brooke will engage in advocacy and public education to curb arbitrary detentions and abuses at Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities in...

    Employers of illegal workers to be targeted by U.S.

    "The new guidelines, which stress that illegal workers will still face arrest, have received mixed responses from groups on both sides of the debate." Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2009. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-immigration1-2009may01...

    Solis: Undocumented Worker Wages, Safety a Concern

    "Ensuring undocumented workers get paid and improving worker safety are two priorities for the Department of Labor, its first Hispanic secretary said Wednesday." AP, Apr. 29, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/04/29/business/AP-NJ-Green...

    Cold shoulder for Latino immigrants?

    "Latino immigrants feel alienated in Charlotte because of increasingly hostile public opinion and greater immigration enforcement, according to a report by the D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The 25-page report, ?Charlotte...

    May Day: Marchers rally for immigration reform

    "Waving American flags and pictures of President Obama, thousands of protesters took to the streets today to promote immigration reform in several rallies in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Marchers said they were encouraged by Obama?s support for immigration...

    Federal judge orders widows' green card cases reopened

    "A federal judge on Friday ordered the government to reopen the immigration cases of dozens of foreign widows whose American citizen spouses died before they could get their green cards. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled that the Department...

    Schumer: CIR "within the year"

    "Sen. Chuck Schumer arrived at the Daily News/Citizenship Now! headquarters with praise and some good news ? a prediction that sweeping immigration reform will pass within the year." New York Daily News, May 3, 2009. http://www.nydailynews.com...

    Forced Apart (By the Numbers)

    "The 64-page report uses data from 1997 to 2007 from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to evaluate the effects of sweeping deportation laws passed in 1996. It shows that some of the most common crimes for which people were deported were...

    Backlash against Mexicans amid swine flu outbreak is criticized

    "Swine flu backlash against Mexicans flew furiously over talk radio airwaves and Web sites last week. Civil rights groups and media watchdog organizations are condemning the links being made between swine flu and the political debate on illegal immigration...

    U.S. allies losing asylum bids over definition of 'terrorist'

    "Forced to flee his homeland because he supported America's ideals, Tsegu Bahta thought he'd be embraced by the country he emulated and respected. Instead, the U.S. has branded him a terrorist." McClatchy Newspapers, May 2, 2009. http...

    A Shift on Immigration

    "[T]he new guidelines are smarter than cruel idiocy, but raids are still not a solution. They keep the country trying to arrest, prosecute and deport its way toward a working immigration system. Enforcement alone will never get us there. Workplace...

    Army extends immigrant recruiting

    "Pilot program seeks to boost the ranks of language and healthcare specialists by offering citizenship." Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2009. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-immigrant-recruits4-2009may04,0,5078748,full.story

    Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo

    "Elaine Komis, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office of Immigration Review, which oversees the nation?s immigration courts, said there were no rules for determining competency in deportation proceedings, and no way to ensure representation for a...

    Buying Time on Immigration

    "Obama has been sending two signals simultaneously: Yes we can, but not quite yet. ... The core argument for reform must be that the presence of so many illegal migrants without any enforceable rights undermines the rights of everyone else. The real...