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    Recession hits immigrant business

    "Arrellano is feeling the effects of a recession that is hitting Austin businesses that cater to immigrants with a pronounced fury, according to interviews with more than a dozen managers, cashiers and business owners. With construction jobs dwindling...

    Congress Should Pass on PASS ID Act

    "The PASS ID Act ... would do little for immigrant access to licenses and nothing for a common sense approach to immigration reform." Joan Friedland, NILC, June 23, 2009. http://immigrationimpact.com/2009/06/23/congress-should-pass-on-pass-id...

    Border Companies Thrive on Mexican-Americans

    "[C]ompanies on each side of the border with the United States are prospering because they serve the expanding Mexican-American market in the United States." New York Times, June 18, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/business/smallbusiness...

    Toward a crime-focused immigration policy

    "[I]f you support better crime reporting by victims, reduced identity theft, and (in the case of a drivers license) reducing the number of uninsured drivers on the road, it makes perfect public safety sense to let undocumented immigrants get an ID...

    Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Gay Couples

    "Mr. Leahy has offered a bill that would allow American citizens and legal immigrants to seek residency in the United States for their same-sex partners, just as spouses now petition for foreign-born husbands and wives." New York Times, June...

    Polling: Americans ready for CIR

    "[L]awmakers on Capitol Hill, particularly in the House, are wary of confronting the immigration issue. Both Republican and Democratic moderates fear they will be skewered by voters if they support proposals to legalize illegal workers. Recent interviews...

    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:...

    Nativists Blame Immigrants for Swine Flu?and Everything Else

    "With Congress and the White House once again poised to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, now is the time for a rational discussion of immigration?not irrational tirades in which immigrants are blamed for the flu, the recession, potholes,...

    Demand decreases for H-1B visas-April 30, 2009

    "Demand has dropped for visas that bring foreigners to the USA for jobs at software companies, hospitals and other workplaces. Since the annual application period began April 1, Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has received 45,000 applications...

    ACLU fights return of detainees to Wyatt center

    "The Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union has urged the state?s congressional delegation to refrain from lobbying Immigration and Customs Enforcement to return immigrant detainees to the embattled Donald W. Wyatt Detention...

    Private bill puts Tan deportation on hold

    "A *** mother from Pacifica will not be deported to her native Philippines next month after U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sponsored a bill that puts the case on hold. The emergency measure, introduced Wednesday, stops the clock on the deportation...

    End the ?Widow Penalty?

    "Ms. Napolitano and Michael Aytes, the acting leader of Citizenship and Immigration Services, should abolish the ?widow penalty,? or Congress should do it for them. The law should protect immigrants who follow the rules. It should never let their...

    Immigration and the Unions

    "Making the pro-union case for reform is not necessarily going to be easy. Even as immigration has changed the face of many American unions, hostility to foreigners remains a problem among some of the rank and file. Mr. Medina said union leaders...

    The New Sanctuary Movement - Links

    The New Sanctuary Movement - Links http://www.newsanctuarymovement.org/press.html

    Learning from the grim bracero experience

    "[S]trict regulation and oversight must be built into any guest-worker program. And governments on both sides of the border must commit mutually to ensure fairness." Mary Sánchez, Oct. 20, 2008. http://www.kansascity.com/276/story/849900.html

    Navarrette: Do Your Homework

    "It is remarkable that so many of those who rail against illegal immigration don't really understand the terrain. This includes folks at Washington, D.C., think tanks who write about immigration without interacting with actual immigrants, TV...

    Meatpacker Is Fined Nearly $10 Million

    "State labor authorities levied nearly $10 million in fines Wednesday for wage violations at an Iowa meatpacking plant where nearly 400 illegal immigrant workers were arrested in a raid in May." New York Times, Oct. 30, 2008. http://www.nytimes...

    Deportation-wary migrants targets of crime

    "There are no statistics that track whether illegal immigrants are refusing more often to report crimes or are being preyed on by criminals because of their legal status. If immigrants aren't reporting crimes, Tranter said, it's difficult...

    Free the Uighurs!

    "The Uighurs are proper beneficiaries of the Framers? decision to guarantee habeas corpus in the Constitution. But the efficacy of habeas has been stymied by executive branch bullying and judicial pusillanimity. Since 2002, not one Guantánamo detainee...

    In N.C., Pro-Immigration Hispanics Face Threats

    "In North Carolina, there's been a rash of threats against Hispanic advocates and state legislators who are deemed supportive of immigrants. In recent months, those threats of violence have become so common that one Hispanic leader takes a bodyguard...

    Alabama Board Bars Undocumented Immigrants From State's 2-Year Colleges

    Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 25, 2008. http://chronicle.com/news/index.php?id=5222

    FGM victim gets a new chance at asylum in U.S.

    "In a surprise decision welcomed by human rights groups, the Justice Department moved Monday to expand the opportunities for asylum for women subjected to genital mutilation." Los Angeles Times, Sept. 23, 2008. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld...

    Democracy in the Age of New Media: A Report on the Media and the Immigration Debate

    "On September 25, the Brookings Institution, in partnership with the Norman Lear Center at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, will release a report examining the new media?s role in the U.S. immigration...

    Workers booted, but what of their bosses?

    "Recent immigration raids in Hawaii have all ended the same way, with federal authorities quickly prosecuting and deporting workers who are working illegally. But it isn?t clear what happens to the companies that hired them." Pacific Business...

    ICE, FEMA declare "hurricane amnesty"

    "As up to a million Texans flee the wind and rain of hurricane Ike, the federal government has imposed a "hurricane amnesty" for the state's estimated 1.6 million unauthorized immigrants." CS Monitor, Sept. 12, 2008. http://www...