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    Spitzer Showing Signs of Shift on License Plan

    "Reeling from relentless criticism of his plan to issue New York driver?s licenses to illegal immigrants, Gov. Eliot Spitzer indicated on Friday that he had not ruled out shelving the idea." New York Times, Nov. 10, 2007. http://www.nytimes...

    Running the gantlet

    Undocumented workers, carrying cash, risk robbery walking home. New York Times, Oct. 21, 2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/21/nyregion/thecity/21gant.html

    GOP voters' worries over immigration shape race in Iowa

    "When Iowa Republicans hold their first-in-the-nation caucuses Jan. 3, some say immigration will be a prominent voting issue here for the first time." Jerry Kammer, Copley News, Oct. 18, 2007. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20071018...

    Immigrant Workers Send Billions Home

    NPR, Morning Edition, Oct. 18, 2007: "The large migration of workers from poor countries to rich, industrialized nations has produced an equally large flow of money in the opposite direction. A United Nations agency says immigrant workers sent home...

    Lawmakers seek policy clarification

    "The plight of a California family threatened last week with deportation to Vietnam prompted three members of Congress to demand the White House reiterate the U.S. government's policy against returning refugees to the socialist country."...

    Thompson Proposes Immigration Crackdown

    "Republican Fred Thompson said Tuesday the government should yank federal dollars from cities and states that don't report illegal immigrants." AP, Oct. 24, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/24/AR2007102401182...

    New lawsuit challenges immigration law

    OKLAHOMA CITY: "A second lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Oklahoma?s new immigration law was filed in Tulsa federal court Thursday." Journal Record, Oct. 26, 2007. http://www.journalrecord.com/article.cfm?recid=83057

    Citizenship applications climb despite fee hike

    "Growing anti-immigration sentiment is pushing many people to take action so they can vote, experts say." Los Angeles Times, Nov. 4, 2007. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-citizen4nov04,0,5023303.story

    Tuition hurdle tests illegal immigrant kids

    "As lawmakers toil to keep in place laws that ban illegal immigrants from receiving in-state tuition in Colorado, high school guidance counselors say they are working harder than ever to find options for their top-flight ? yet undocumented ? students...

    Workplace raids ensnare kids in net, too

    "For every two illegal immigrants arrested in a workplace raid, at least one child feels the effect, according to a study released Wednesday." Emily Bazar, USA Today, Nov. 1, 2007. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-31-immigration-kids_N...

    Giving immigrants licenses may help security

    "[T]he 9/11 Commission did not recommend that DMVs should deny licenses to unauthorized immigrants. Instead, the commission recommended improving the security of licenses and carefully checking the identity of those who apply for them - exactly what...

    Immigrant's sex with minor doesn't merit deportation, court rules

    "An immigrant who is in the United States legally does not have to be deported if convicted of having sex with a minor, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the crime...

    Federal lawsuits target N.M. sheriff

    LAS CRUCES, New Mexico: "The Otero County Sheriff's Department was hit with a pair of federal lawsuits this morning for allegedly violating the rights of Chaparral residents while conducting Operation Stonegarden. The American Civil Liberties...

    No California DREAMin'

    "The governor's veto of SB 1, dubbed the California Dream Act, marked the second time in two years that he had rejected a proposal by Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) to extend college financial aid to illegal immigrants. The legislation would...

    Left in limbo, Iraqis wait for refuge in United States

    "State Department declined to comment on why admissions for Iraqis who once worked for America could not be faster. The refugees themselves are bitter. Americans trusted them enough to work with them in the deadly environment of Iraq but not enough...

    Police reach out to Latino community

    "Imagine having your house broken in to but being too scared to call the police because of your immigration status. Police say that's a major concern in the Latino community, and officials want everyone in the community to feel they are safe...

    Calif. law bars landlords from asking tenants' immigration status

    "The law signed this week by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger elicited a sigh of relief among landlord associations concerned that without it, they'd be forced to take on the cost and the liability of enforcing federal laws as "de-facto immigration...

    Crab Processors Await Decision on Guest Worker Visas

    "[F]all has emerged as the season for a new, decidedly less traditional watermen's ritual: an annual lobbying frenzy to gain congressional renewal of a provision within the guest workers program that allows immigrants to return each year to pick...

    Quietly living American dream

    "He lives in a two-bedroom house hard by the highway in Boston, with flowers out front and a grill in the back. He has raised two children, bought two cars, and filed federal and state income taxes every year. He blends seamlessly into his neighborhood...

    Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way

    "On an August day when some Iraqi?s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the...

    Misreading the Poverty Data

    "In his Sept. 5 op-ed, " Importing Poverty," Robert J. Samuelson assailed the Census Bureau, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the media for missing what he views as the core of the poverty...

    Human trafficking in U.S. exists, must be addressed

    "She was a 19-year-old Dallas, Texas, college student when the man she'd been seeing for a couple of months suggested a trip to Florida to meet his parents. It wasn't a great relationship. He had pursued her, but was sometimes abusive and...

    A Bust, and a Blow to a Business

    TOWER, N.D.: "Lee Zimmerman had just gotten out of the shower when he heard a knock at his front door early one morning in April. Wearing only his boxer shorts, he opened the door to a cadre of armed officers who handcuffed him and demanded to know...

    GOP vows to derail Spitzer's immigrant license plan

    ALBANY: "Republican lawmakers here vowed Friday to stop Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants through a lawsuit and legislation, but a gubernatorial spokeswoman predicted the courts would uphold the...

    Nassau top cop: Department 'misled' by ICE

    "Nassau County's top law enforcement officer said yesterday that his department was "misled" by federal authorities who conducted raids in Latino communities this week, arresting 82 people who were mostly undocumented immigrants. Police...