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    Iraqi Immigrants in the United States

    MPI, Mar. 2009. http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?ID=721

    Arpaio Immigration Authority Still in Dispute

    "The director of the Border Action Network, Jennifer Allen, acknowledges that a 2002 Justice Department opinion and scattered court rulings might indeed give Arpaio inherent authority to enforce immigration law, but she says the sheriff's methods...

    New report shows robust immigrant contribution to GDP

    "Immigration and economic growth go hand in hand," said Mike Fishman, President of 32BJ, the largest property service workers union in the country. "The report provides the economic information needed to bring our country's immigration...

    ICE settles lawsuit for $47.5K

    "U.S. immigration officials have paid $47,500 to a Haitian woman who was denied treatment for uterine fibroid tumors while she was held in immigration custody for seven months in Florida, her attorneys said Friday." AP, Dec. 18, 2009. http:...

    Immigration check tied to business licenses

    "Gwinnett County [GA] is contacting more than 26,000 local businesses asking for compliance with a new state immigration law. The county is required to check the immigration status of all applicants for business licenses." Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

    Alleged H-2A abuse in Hawaii leads to forced labor indictment

    "The owners of a Kapolei farm known for supplying a rich variety of Asian vegetables, melons and other produce to the state's largest wholesalers and grocers have been indicted on charges alleging the forced labor of 44 Thai nationals brought...

    Human trafficking indictment in Hawaii

    "The Justice Department announced the indictment of Alec Souphone Sou and Mike Mankone Sou, owners of Aloun Farm in Hawaii, and Thai labor recruiter William Khoo late yesterday for engaging in a conspiracy to commit forced labor and visa fraud. The...

    Justices Ponder Lawyers' Obligations

    "California truck driver José Padilla was considering whether to plead guilty to trafficking in marijuana, but first he had a question for his lawyer: Would the plea affect his status as a legal permanent resident? Padilla, a native of Honduras,...

    Houston wants to modify its 287(g) agreement

    "The city of Houston is trying to persuade federal immigration officials to change a proposed jail screening agreement in order to allow jailers to target only suspected illegal immigrants with serious criminal records for deportation, the city attorney...

    Woman wins green card in trafficking case

    "A Mexican woman who served two decades in prison after being convicted of conspiring to kill a man authorities later said raped and tormented her has obtained a green card to remain in this country. Maria Suarez, who came here legally in 1976, said...

    Enforcement yes, CIR...not yet

    "A day after President Obama announced that legislation to overhaul immigration laws would have to wait until next year, the secretary of homeland security played down the need for change in a speech here and took a tough stance on enforcing current...

    ICE detention "reform" won't hurt prison profits

    "On the heels of Immigration and Custom Enforcement?s announcement that it will stop holding children in Corrections Corporation of America?s T. Don Hutto Detention Center, the company assured investors that they still expect plenty of business from...

    Immigration and the Economy

    "There is no doubt that some native-born workers compete with some immigrants for the same jobs. But the vast majority do not." Immigration Impact, Aug. 18, 2009. http://immigrationimpact.com/2009/08/18/cis-misses-the-mark-on-immigration-and...

    Rebellion Growing as States Challenge REAL ID

    "Opposition among state officials is turning into an open revolt against a federal law calling for the creation of standardized driver?s licenses nationwide that are meant to be less vulnerable to fraud." New York Times, Feb. 5, 2007. http:...

    Judge declares immigration bans void

    "A state judge ruled Monday that two ordinances aimed at keeping illegal immigrants out of the St. Louis suburb Valley Park violate Missouri law." AP, Mar. 12, 2007. http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/state/16889887.htm

    ICE Targets San Diego

    "More than 300 arrested in ICE operation targeting illegal alien fugitives and immigration violators in San Diego and Imperial Counties." ICE News Release, Apr. 3, 2007. http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/newsreleases/articles/070403sandiego.htm

    Lack of detention space hinders efforts to track fugitive immigrants

    "A shortage of space to hold illegal immigrants is hampering the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's efforts to capture fugitives, according to a report released Monday by the Homeland Security Department inspector general." GovExec...

    San Diego ICE Crackdown Draws Ire

    "Residents in several San Diego communities are complaining about the latest immigration enforcement operation in the region, part of a national crackdown on immigration fugitives." San Diego Union-Tribune, Mar. 28, 2007. http://www.signonsandiego...

    Increase in O.C.'s immigrant detainees

    "The number of immigrants detained in Orange County has tripled since December, leaving the Mexican Consulate overwhelmed with requests to find relatives and help immigrants who within weeks reenter the United States illegally." Los Angeles...

    Genital mutilation and a polygamist husband await illegal immigrant

    Mahaman, who has been living near Greensboro, N.C., will get a new chance to argue for asylum before an immigration court in Northern Virginia. Virginian-Pilot, Jan. 16, 2007. [See 4th Cir. case, "Inside News," column right.] http://content...

    Detained meatpackers get hearings

    "A federal judge in Denver today ordered the government to hold bond hearings within 48 hours for all detainees still being held in last month's raids at Swift meatpacking plants in Greeley and in five other states." Denver Post, Jan. 12...

    Farmworkers? Plight: No fruits for their labor

    "As Abraham Lincoln said, 'labor creates all wealth,' but farmworkers get precious little of it. Twenty-five years ago, at the height of the influence of the United Farm Workers, union contracts guaranteed almost twice the minimum wage of...

    Checking the employment authorization of subcontractors

    "Susan Gzesh, director of the University of Chicago's Human Rights Program, talks with Robert Siegel about what homeowners are obliged to do." NPR, Nov. 29, 2007. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16747749

    Processing of Iraqi Refugees Improves, Officials Say

    "Bush administration officials said yesterday that they are stepping up the processing of Iraqis who wish to come to the United States, but officials cautioned that the complexities of the two immigration programs involved will limit the number of...

    Iraqi contractors frozen out of US

    "Thousands of Iraqis whose support for the U.S. war effort in Iraq has put them and their families in grave danger at home are being excluded from a new fast-track system aimed at speeding up refugee resettlement in the United States for American...