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    Fischer Harboring Case Dismissed

    'A federal judge's decision to dismiss charges of hiring illegal immigrants against five Fischer Homes construction supervisors vindicated the company's insistence that neither it nor its workers had committed any crimes, Fischer officials...

    Kentucky Workers Arrested, Charged

    "Federal officials arrested 32 suspected illegal immigrants en route to construction jobs Wednesday at the luxury condominiums being built at the foot of the Roebling Suspension Bridge. The workers were hired to hang drywall at the Ascent at Roebling's...

    Visa Fraud by Embassy Staff Worries Prosecutors

    "For diplomats from the embassies of Jordan, Brunei, and Benin, Hendarmin Mansoer was the chauffeur who shuttled them through Washington, D.C.?s teeming traffic. To U.S. Embassy officials overseas, however, Mansoer had assumed the identities of some...

    Bush wants more countries in visa-waiver program

    "President Bush said Tuesday that he wants more countries in a program that allows foreigners to stay in the USA without visas, despite criticism that the move could open the door to terrorists." USA Today, Nov. 28, 2006. http://www.usatoday...

    Bush Administration Wants Flu Shots For Illegal Immigrants

    "In an interview with KFOX-TV, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt was asked if the federal government has any safeguards to prevent illegal immigrants from catching the flu. Leavitt responded by saying doctors should give flu...

    DHS official urges caution on sharing of biometric info

    "For instance, biometric information may not be necessary in order to track alimony dodgers or to find people who are late paying parking tickets. There also is 'a difficult ... set of ethical issues' surrounding how, and to what degree,...

    Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush v. Tom Tancredo

    "A Colorado congressman who likened Miami to a 'third world country' defended his comments in a letter to Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday, saying fewer city residents consider themselves Americans. Bush had earlier responded to the remarks made...

    The Wronged Man

    "Unjustly Imprisoned and Mistreated, Khaled al-Masri Wants Answers the U.S. Government Doesn't Want to Give." Washington Post, Nov. 29, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/28/AR2006112801810.html

    Court Axes Bush Terrorist Order

    "A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that the Bush administration violated the Constitution when it froze the assets of more than two dozen alleged terrorist groups after the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins, in a ruling...

    Costa Mesa to get immigration agent stationed at city jail

    "A federal immigration officer will be posted permanently at the city jail to identify illegal immigrants who are incarcerated there, officials announced Tuesday." AP, Nov. 28, 2006. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news...

    Cintas warned against firing immigrant force

    "A Mississippi Democrat in line to become chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has warned the nation's largest uniform supplier it faces criminal charges if it follows a White House proposal to recheck workers with mismatched Social...

    US works to bridge its Muslim trust gap

    "It was an awkward moment for Martin Ficke, the special agent in charge of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York. He was seated next to a member of the British Parliament for a panel on the 'War on Terror and the Clash of Civilizations...

    Immigration raid an 'economic dead end'

    "Perhaps all those arguing that the answer to our immigration problem is to round up all of the illegal immigrants and send them home should visit the meatpacking factories of Nebraska. Maybe there they will learn that immigration reform needs to...

    Tancredo: Miami a "Third World country"

    "'Look at what has happened to Miami,'' the WorldNetDaily quotes Tancredo as saying in an interview. 'It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the...

    Texas Democrat gets praise for immigration efforts

    "As House Democrats begin to focus on who will assume the chairmanship of the Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is making a bid stressing her policy expertise on the issue despite a reputation as one of the more hard...

    Citizenship challenge lurks behind opportunity's door

    "If Norman Rockwell had come to Utah looking for a classic American teenage boy, he might have chosen Kramer Nunez for a portrait. The 18-year-old proudly describes himself as 'just like everybody else,' a person whose love of country is...

    Pear Crop Rots as Field Hands Kept from Crossing Border

    "Thanks to increased security along the Mexican border, thousands of migrant workers who harvest the nation's fruits and vegetables never showed up for work. Ivicevich's pears ripened and then just fell off the tree." ABC News, Nov....

    Brooklyn Judge Writes Anti-Immigrant Children's Book

    "Criminal Court Judge John Wilson's 'Hot House Flowers' warns of 'effects of unregulated immigration' in a plot line about beautiful flowers that wither when dandelions sneak into their greenhouse." New York Daily News, Nov...

    Bush seeks unity on immigration

    "The White House is reaching out to leading congressional Democrats on the issue of overhauling immigration, hoping to build a bipartisan coalition to support a "guest worker" program and provide a path to legalized status for many undocumented...

    Georgia Poultry Workforce Shifts After ICE Raids

    "Felons on probation and homeless men have filled some of the poultry jobs left by illegal Mexican laborers deported in raids two months ago." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 26, 2006. http://tinyurl.com/yy8rap

    A Latino 'Spanking'

    "Bush's party lost favor among Hispanics in 2006. Now the new Republican chief has to woo them back." Newsweek, Dec. 4, 2006. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15893046/site/newsweek/

    Migration issue needs sense, not a big fence

    "Here are three ideas that would help reduce migration by improving living conditions south of the border, rather than just helping Halliburton, Boeing and other major U.S. defense contractors get richer." Andres Oppenheimer, Nov. 26, 2006....

    Plymouth Rock Wall

    Editorial Cartoon by Jeff Parker, Florida Today, Nov. 1, 2006. Plymouth Rock Wall.jpg

    U.S. border agent briefly held in Mexico

    "An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent was jailed for more than a day after Mexican border officials found 650 rounds of ammunition in his car, authorities said Saturday." AP, Nov. 25, 2006. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4359369...

    Border group's finances scrutinized

    "For the first time, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has revealed a smattering of intriguing details on its finances, but some former Texas members say they're still not sure how the group has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributors'...