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    McCain on Immigration

    "Coming from a border state, McCain was focused on immigration long before it was such a high profile issue in Washington." Amy Taylor, Feb. 14, 2007. http://www.dmiblog.net/archives/2007/02/what_are_the_candidates_saying_4.html

    Workers Leave After ICE Raid

    "RALEIGH, N.C.: Hundreds of workers at a Smithfield Packing Co. plant have quietly left their jobs or stopped showing up for work following a crackdown on illegal immigrants employed at the world's largest hog slaughterhouse." AP, Feb. 20...

    Immigration law a booming field

    "The world changed for most Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. In the case of Greensboro immigration lawyer Jeremy McKinney, the biggest change may have been in his job. "Before 9/11, we handled maybe three deportation cases a year," McKinney...

    Justice for the Forgotten Internees

    "Art Shibayama is an American who served in the Army during the Korean War. Like many veterans, Cpl. Shibayama was not born in the United States. He was born in Lima, Peru, to Japanese Peruvian parents. Until 1942, Shibayama, his two brothers and...

    Border Crackdown Spawns Violence

    "More Deaths Occurring as Smugglers Fight Over Valuable Human Cargo." Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/18/AR2007021801340.html

    State ruling will help some foreigners convicted in Florida fight deportation

    "The unanimous Green ruling, issued Oct. 26, has given renewed hope to numerous convicted foreigners now seeking withdrawal of plea deals - including dozens in Miami-Dade Circuit Court." Miami Herald, Feb. 18, 2007. [See court decisions in "Inside...

    Prepare for immigration reform

    "Advice to companies: Big changes in immigration law are coming soon." Miami Herald, Feb. 19, 2007. http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/special_packages/business_monday/16717923.htm

    Plan prepared for Cuban exodus

    "The Bush administration will build a new facility to detain migrants in Guantánamo amid stepped-up preparations for dealing with a post-Castro Cuba." Miami Herald, Feb. 16, 2007. http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/front/16710227.htm

    Fierce Enough to Bite

    "Still Playing Hard After 40 Years, Los Tigres Stay True To Their Immigrant Roots." Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/17/AR2007021701673_pf.html

    They Are America

    "Hopelessly fixated on toughness, the immigration debate has lost its balance, overlooking the humanity of the immigrant. There is a starkly diminished understanding that hospitality for the stranger is part of the American ethos, and that as much...

    Navigating passage

    "The debate about how to reform the nation's immigration system will soon heat up again on both sides of the Capitol." Orange County Register, Feb. 18, 2007. http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/abox/article_1583663.php

    Law Is Leaving Hundreds of Canadians Without a Country

    ?You ceased to be a Canadian citizen on June 14, 1960,? a letter from the government read. ?We can certainly sympathize with your situation but unfortunately your loss of citizenship was an automatic process of law.? New York Times, Feb. 18 2007. http...

    Nafta Should Have Stopped Illegal Immigration, Right?

    "[T]oday the number of illegal migrants has only continued to rise. Why didn?t Nafta curb this immigration? The answer is complicated, of course. But a major factor lies in the assumptions made in drafting the trade agreement, assumptions about the...

    Pregnant immigrant released from detention center

    "The petite, pregnant mother of two walked out of T. Don Hutto Residential Center Friday and her eyes began to burn. After three months and 16 days inside the former prison turned immigration detention facility, she wasn't used to the sun."...

    And A Child Shall Lead Them

    Photograph of border crossers. Copyright Omar Torres/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images. child border crosser.jpg

    Local agencies enlist to deport

    "A once-obscure federal program that empowers local authorities to enforce federal immigration laws has gained a foothold in Georgia and could expand fast." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb. 17, 2007. http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro...

    Hispanic workers suffer during boom

    "Although the state's construction industry has fueled some of the fastest growth in the nation, it is killing or injuring Hispanic workers like Machic at a greater rate than it is the overall workforce." Arizona Republic, Feb. 13, 2007...

    New Citizenship Test Gets Dry Run

    By Ted Robbins, NPR, Morning Edition, Feb. 16, 2007: "The federal government began pilot-testing the new citizenship test this week. The test is designed to be more meaningful, but some think it is too hard. A visits to an adult education class finds...

    What really happened in border shooting?

    "The long and short of it is, the system worked ? as it should have." AP, Feb. 16, 2007. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4560398.html

    Groups condemn immigration raids

    "Immigrant advocates and two local religious leaders said Thursday they would launch a program to offer sanctuary to illegal immigrants if the federal government continues to raid work sites and deport individuals without fixing its immigration system...

    Two charged with immigration visa fraud

    "In a crime described as "white-collar smuggling," two men who run a vocational school in Norcross [Ga.] were charged with immigration document fraud for selling work visas for as much as $30,000, according to federal prosecutors."...

    Groups: Immigration fight belongs in Congress

    "[Tx.] State Rep. Veronica Gonzales, D-McAllen, said the group was troubled by what it called an onslaught of bills targeting illegal immigration filed in the state Legislature. "We do not want to see our state passing patchwork legislation...

    Largest [Tx.] business association joins immigration debate

    "The Texas Association of Business joined the group of Hispanic organizations in calling for immigration reform by Congress, not the Texas Legislature. "The Texas Legislature should take no action with regard to immigration unless and until...

    With a Quirk in Visa Law, Small Towns Lose Doctors

    "YAKIMA, Wash.: For the past decade, a steady flow of foreign doctors helped Yakima Neighborhood Health Services take care of its growing patient caseload. "There was never a day when I didn't get a résumé" from a foreign doctor, says...

    Canadian boy caught in Texas detention

    "A 9-year-old Canadian boy is in a Texas detention centre after his flight to Toronto made an unscheduled stop and U.S. officials detained his family." Toronto Star, Feb. 16, 2007. http://www.thestar.com/News/article/182470