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    Guest workers allege slavery locally

    "In a press conference held in Sulphur [La.] on Thursday, the Alliance of Guest Workers for Dignity spokesman Saket Soni was the voice of 30 plus Mexican guest workers, all here in the U.S. legally, gathered beside him. 'Close to 100 Mexican...

    US-VISIT and FBI Begin Information-Sharing Pilot in Houston Area

    "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) US-VISIT program and the Department of Justice (DOJ)/FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division began a pilot with the Harris County Sheriff's Office (Texas) on February...

    Texan business, political leaders unite over immigration debate

    "The historically conservative Texas Association of Business is joining a democratic state lawmaker and several liberal political groups to throw a monkey wrench in current immigration legislation, and the group is working its way through the State...

    Anne Frank's father tried to get to U.S.

    "Anne Frank's father tried to arrange U.S. visas for his family before they went into hiding, but his efforts were hampered when Allied and Axis countries tightened immigration policies, according to papers released Wednesday." AP, Feb....

    Anti-Bosnian Backlash Feared in Utah

    "Most of the thousands of Bosnians living in the Salt Lake City area are refugees of war, and all of them are toughened by the experience of making new lives in a new country. Now, state and local officials say that the rage and grief after the multiple...

    U.S. Agrees To Resettle Refugees From Iraq

    "The United States will accelerate the resettlement of about 7,000 Iraqis referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and will contribute $18 million to the agency's appeal for Iraq, about one-third of the total, Undersecretary of State...

    Governor: Don't send Iraqi refugees to Ohio

    "COLUMBUS: Gov. Ted Strickland on Wednesday had a message for President Bush: any plan to relocate thousands of refugees uprooted by the Iraq war to the United States shouldn't include Ohio." AP, Feb. 15, 2007. http://news.enquirer.com/apps...

    Va. Mother Becomes Symbol on Immigration

    "Immigrant and Hispanic advocates in Washington yesterday asked for a moratorium on deportations, saying that a nationwide crackdown on illegal immigrants has led to unfairly swift deportations and the confinement of thousands of men, women and children...

    Activists Seek Halt to Worker Deportation

    NPR, Morning Edition, Feb. 15, 2007: "As Congress prepares to again debate an immigration overhaul, a coalition of advocates have called on the administration to ease a crackdown that has seen a rise in the number of illegal immigrants arrested,...

    Immigration fee increases probed

    "House lawmakers Wednesday scrutinized the proposed immigration fee increases, with Democrats saying they were unaffordable and Republicans saying a price can't be put on the benefits of American citizenship." Orange County Register, Feb...

    NFL Nixes Border Patrol Ad for Super Bowl

    "For the rough and tumble National Football League, a recruitment ad for the U.S. Border Patrol was deemed "too hard-hitting."" CNSNews.com, Feb. 15, 2007. http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200702/CUL20070215a...

    I-9 Audit Leads To ICE Raid In Seattle

    "U.S. immigration officials Wednesday arrested 51 immigrants at two UPS warehouses in Auburn where authorities believe they were illegally employed. The workers, from Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, were being held at the Northwest Detention...

    Immigrant workers take on giant Tyson in bid for union

    "Adopting farm labor organizer Cesar Chavez's rallying cry: "Yes, we can," immigrant workers have now taken on behemoth Tyson. On March 1, workers will vote on whether to unionize under the United Steelworkers union. If they succeed...

    Citizenship applicants take pilot naturalization test

    "As soon as Grahame Jones answered that two of the inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence are the freedoms of speech and religion, he smiled and laughed softly. He knew he'd bombed on at least one question on the new citizenship...

    Cuban medical workers defect from posts, aim for U.S.

    "In his quest to reach the United States, Ariel Perez slipped away from Cuban informants, evaded Venezuelan border guards and kept his distance from Colombian guerrillas. But Perez, a Cuban physician who fled to Colombia from Venezuela last year...

    More Iraqi Refugees Are Headed to U.S.

    "Moving to address the flood of refugees fleeing war-torn Iraq, the Bush administration and the United Nations have developed a plan that would bring several thousand of them to the United States over the next 10 months, officials familiar with discussions...

    A Shameful Prosecution

    "An immigration court judge?s dismissal of 20-year-old deportation proceedings against two Palestinian men ? and his criticism of the government?s abusive conduct in the case ? ought to *** the conscience of the homeland security secretary, Michael...

    Colorado Report Finds Anti-Immigration Law Costly

    NPR, Day to Day, Feb. 13, 2007: "Colorado passed one of the toughest set of anti-immigration laws in the country six months ago. Now, a state panel reports that illegal immigrants really didn't use state services, and that the new laws are costing...

    Bank Defends Credit Cards for Undocumented

    NPR, All Things Considered, Feb. 13, 2007: "In Los Angeles, immigrants who don't have credentials to work in the United States can still get a credit card, thanks to a pilot program run by Bank of America. The bank is hoping to tap a fast-growing...

    'Marketplace' Report: Credit Without SSN

    NPR, Day to Day, Feb. 13, 2007: "Bank of America is now offering credit cards to people who don't have Social Security numbers. The bank says it's helping immigrants improve their quality of life, but critics say it's knowingly serving...

    Web Site Accuses Companies of Illegal Hiring

    NPR, Day to Day, Feb. 13, 2007: "A California-based Web site is publicizing the identities of employers suspected of hiring illegal immigrants, and turning over that information to immigration officials." [Link to audio.] http://www.npr.org...

    Swift's output recovers after raid

    The meat processor pumps up advertising in Marshalltown, but it doesn't increase wages." Des Moines Register, Feb. 13, 2007. http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070213/BUSINESS01/702130391/1030

    LAPD board denies permit for immigration rally, citing safety

    "LOS ANGELES: The Police Commission has denied a request to hold an immigrant rights rally Feb. 24, sparking outrage by the event organizer who alleged the decision infringed on his free speech rights." AP, Feb. 14, 2007. http://www.mercurynews...

    Nashville mayor nixes English only rule

    "Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell ... vetoed the measure Monday, saying it was unconstitutional, unnecessary and mean-spirited. "This ordinance does not reflect who we are in Nashville," Purcell said." AP, Feb. 13, 2007. http://www.chron...

    Policy shift may speed up deportations

    "Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala have complained that the U.S. government may be targeting them for deportation -- despite a lingering Cold War legacy of problems in their countries." Miami Herald, Feb. 12, 2007. http://www.miami.com...