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    Border Policy's Success Strains Resources

    "Ringed by barbed wire, a futuristic tent city rises from the Rio Grande Valley in the remote southern tip of Texas, the largest camp in a federal detention system rapidly gearing up to keep pace with Washington's increasing demand for stronger...

    Citing persecution, judge grants gay Mexican immigrant asylum in U.S.

    "An immigration judge granted a Mexican immigrant asylum, citing his sexual orientation and the severe persecution of gays in Mexico, the immigrant's lawyer said Tuesday." Los Angeles Times, Jan. 31, 2007. http://www.latimes.com/news/politics...

    Immigration traffic law criticized in Louisiana

    "A Louisiana state law that allows police to arrest people they suspect are in the country illegally during routine traffic stops is under fire from lawyers representing some of the thousands of Latinos who have come to the city since Hurricane Katrina...

    Activists to Lobby Against Va. Bills

    "The [Virginia] General Assembly is considering an estimated 50 bills this year dealing with immigration; advocates consider 40 of those negative. A wide-ranging coalition that includes immigrant-rights, worker and church groups is organizing the...

    Immigrant Detention Blues

    "The Ibrahims are just one of the families being held in a 512-bed prison in Taylor, just northeast of Austin in Williamson County. There's no way of verifying exactly how many families are being held there, as Corrections Corporation of America...

    Attorneys: Government has no right to hold immigrant family

    "Attorneys for members of a Palestinian family held for three months at immigrant detention centers in Haskell and Taylor on Thursday petitioned federal district courts to order their immediate release, saying that there is no legal basis for the...

    Immigrants? Stories Expose Murkiness of Deportation Laws

    "Each year, tens of thousands of immigrants, many of them long-term, legally authorized residents, are ensnared by a complex set of immigration statutes and ordered out of the country for breaking US laws." The NewStandard, Feb. 1, 2007. http...

    Allegations of Abuse at Immigration Detention Center

    "On any given day, there are thousands of immigrants in California and throughout the U.S. awaiting deportation hearings. Some came with their families, and the question of where to house these families has long troubled U.S. officials. New detention...

    Meatpacker: Immigration raids were show

    "GREELEY, Colo. ? The head of meatpacker Swift & Co. said federal officials wanted a high-profile example of an immigration crackdown when they staged raids at its plants in six states in an identity theft investigation late last year."...

    Missing in America: 8,000 immigrant children

    "Sixteen-year-old Juan Pablo Lopez?s trip to the United States began in a semi-trailer, packed with 150 human beings. He thought it would end for him alone in a cramped cell at the Juvenile Detention Center in Globe, Ariz." Examiner, Feb. 1...

    Fee hike would hurt immigrants, critics of plan say

    "Immigrants applying for citizenship or temporary work permits could pay almost twice as much as they do now under a proposal floated Wednesday by the Bush administration, which says the increase would speed up processing. But immigration advocates...

    Immigration Battle Moves to State Legislatures

    NPR, Morning Edition, Feb. 1, 2007: "A flurry of new proposals in state legislatures are seeking various crackdowns on illegal immigrants. Some are blatantly unconstitutional, others would be hard to enforce." [Link to audio.] http://www.npr...

    NALEO: Congress Needs To Fund USCIS

    "[W]e call on the President and Congress to address the fundamental problems in this system by providing appropriations to supplement fee revenue to cover costs of major USCIS expenses such as infrastructure investments, process enhancements and...

    Lofgren Will Examine USCIS Immigration Fee Increase Proposal

    Jan. 31, 2007, Washington, DC: Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, offered the following statement today on the proposed fee increase...

    Business Leaders Want More Travel to USA

    "Chief among the reasons why travelers are not coming to the U.S. are concerns about the U.S. visa process and perception of poor treatment at the point of entry into the U.S. The Blueprint to Discover America provides detailed strategies to address...

    Big increases in citizenship, other immigration fees planned

    "Becoming an American citizen could soon cost almost twice as much. The Bush administration will propose nearly doubling the fee charged applicants for U.S. citizenship and significantly increasing fees for other immigration benefits, congressional...

    Tyson Foods Faces Suit over Illegal Workers

    NPR, Morning Edition, Jan. 26, 2007: "Tyson Foods faces a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of hiring illegal immigrants at eight U.S. plants. A similar case in 2003 ended in acquittals and plea agreements. How are lawyers preparing for this...

    Va. House Approves Bill On Illegal Immigration

    The Virginia House of Delegates approved a far-reaching proposal Tuesday to strip charities and other organizations of state and local funding if any of the money is used to provide services to immigrants in the country illegally. The proposal, one of...

    Immigration Application Fees to Rise By 80 Percent

    "The Bush administration will announce an increase today in immigration application fees of more than 80 percent, federal officials said yesterday. The cost of applying for naturalization, for example, would rise from $330 to $595, and a required...

    "L.A. 8" Victory After Twenty Years

    "A federal immigration judge has dismissed the government's attempt to deport two men who were arrested along with six other U.S. residents because of their alleged ties to Palestinian terrorists and who fought relentless efforts to force them...

    Committee didn't listen at hearing

    Editorial, Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 31, 2007: "Republican members of the state House of Representatives ignored the commander of the Arizona National Guard on Monday in Phoenix. Maj. Gen. David Rataczak testified, over and over, that soldiers on...

    Hispanics in U.S. feel pull of the suburbs

    "CHICAGO (Reuters) - For years, the center of Chicago's large and fast-growing Hispanic community was 26th Street, a mile-and-a-half strip of ethnic grocers, restaurants, bookstores and boutiques in a neighborhood called Little Village. But that...

    ICE Chills Houston

    "An immigration raid took place early this morning at the Republic Waste Services in Humble with 48 people taken into federal custody." Houston Chronicle, Jan. 31, 2007. http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4514017.html

    Vandals strike migrant encampments

    "Dozens of migrant workers returned to their canyon encampments Saturday afternoon to find their belongings slashed to pieces, police said yesterday." San Diego Union Tribune, Jan. 30, 2007. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070130...

    Immigration-reform groups to gather in Washington, D.C.

    "Bent on making sure Congress does not turn a blind eye to the need for immigration reform, several groups from Salem and Oregon will gather at the nation?s capital Tuesday for the first immigrant-rights summit of the new year. Delegations from Oregon...