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    Conservatives Decry Terror Laws' Impact on Refugees

    "Conservatives who supported President Bush's reelection have joined liberal groups in expressing outrage over his administration's broad use of anti-terrorism laws to reject asylum for thousands of people seeking refuge from religious, ethnic...

    Battling Deportation Often a Solitary Journey

    "In immigration courts, there are judges and prosecutors, evidence and witnesses. The consequences can be great: banishment, separation from family, perhaps persecution at home. But unlike in criminal courts, the government does not provide free...

    Walking an Immigration Tightrope

    "[F]arming communities across the San Joaquin Valley find they have become ground zero in the battle over immigration reform. Already facing labor shortages of 20 percent, growers fear that stalled immigration reform, looming new rules and failed...

    Complaints Rise Against Immigration Lawyers

    "Complaints against immigration lawyers working in and around the nation's capital are rising, say officials who investigate allegations of attorney misconduct." Washington Post, Jan. 7, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content...

    Sat Nav for Mexicans illegally entering US

    "Illegal immigrants planning to cross the desert and enter the US on foot are to be given hand-held satellite devices by the Mexican authorities to ensure they arrive safely. Those who get lost or fall sick during the dangerous four-day crossing...

    In Reversal, Toys ?R? Us Gives 3 Baby Prizes

    "Toys ?R? Us yesterday reversed its decision and awarded a $25,000 savings bond to a baby born on New Year?s Day to parents who are not legal United States residents." New York Times, Jan. 7, 2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/nyregion...

    In Mexico, 'People Do Really Want to Stay'

    "[I]n the village of Ejido Modelo Emiliano Zapata, Ruben Rivera sat on a bench in a forlorn plaza, rather than working on his seven-acre farm. He used to grow tomatoes and onions, hiring 150 workers to help at harvest. Now he doesn't even bother...

    Celebrity Chefs Face Visa Troubles

    "Gary Sikka knew that it wouldn't be easy to hire a top chef for his new Midtown restaurant, Mint ? he didn't realize that immigration laws would cause the process to take almost a year. Mr. Sikka had tapped Rajan Safari, a renowned chef...

    Immigration laws lead to unintended housing problems for legal aliens

    "ASPEN, Colo. - Seasonal workers who have legal work visas may be unintended victims of new state laws targeting people who can't prove "lawful presence" in the country, and Aspen housing authorities are struggling to comply with the...

    Professor sues to get ICE informant documents

    "A UTEP professor is suing the federal government, hoping to force the release of documents surrounding the case of "Lalo," the former Immigration and Customs Enforcement informant involved in drug-related murders in Juárez." El Paso...

    New Year Brings New Immigration Rules in Colorado

    "NPR, All Things Considered, Jan. 1, 2007: Colorado now has the most stringent immigration laws in the country. As of Jan. 1, employers face new rules for checking the accuracy of documents presented at the time of hire. The change has construction...

    White, but his heart is Latino

    "Cole, 56, is not embracing another culture as much as trying to fit into the world around him. ... 'My father taught me to embrace change,' Cole said. 'A lot of people were afraid of the changes that were taking place, but I just accepted...

    Texas lawmakers to square off over immigration

    "With Congress failing to enact comprehensive immigration reform last year, undocumented immigrants are poised to become one of the hottest issues before the Texas Legislature. A dozen bills already have been filed, many focused on restricting state...

    Dollars, feelings at stake on border

    "Prospering communities on both sides of the Texas-Mexico frontier reject planned border wall. ... The last thing border politicians want is an unpopular wall that could alienate Mexican shoppers. 'Why would we shoot ourselves in the foot?'...

    County retreats on illegal migrant tenant law

    "Cherokee County [GA] will delay enacting the ordinance until legal challenges to similar laws in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and Valley Park, Missouri, are resolved, the lawyers said." Reuters, Jan. 5, 2007. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070105/us_nm...

    Feds Reject Asylum Bids by Guatemalans

    "Guatemalan civil rights groups are fighting the orders, contending it's not the applicants' fault that so much time has elapsed between the filing and processing of their claims." AP, Jan. 6, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...

    First-Baby Sweepstakes Fuels Immigration Debate

    "The baby girl, Yuki Lin, was an American citizen from the second the ball dropped in Times Square, where the Toys ?R? Us flagship store draws thousands of shoppers from around the world. But like 6 out of 10 babies born in the city ? including at...

    Controversy over proposed Social Security "totalization" agreement with Mexico

    "A confidential 2004 agreement between the United States and Mexico could require Social Security to pay billions of dollars in benefits to Mexicans who paid payroll taxes in this country, according to a senior citizens' group that forced the...

    Stallone attacks Mexican border fence

    "Mexico City: Sylvester Stallone defended boxing, praised the hard work of Mexicans and dished out some jabs against U.S. plans to build a wall on its southern border, as the 60-year-old actor visited Mexico City to promote his sixth 'Rocky'...

    Criminal charges mount after immigration raids at Swift

    "GREELEY, Colo. - About 220 of the nearly 1,300 Swift & Co. employees detained during immigration raids in six states last month face identity theft or other criminal charges, immigration officials said Friday." AP, Jan. 5, 2007. http:/...

    Herndon, VA Goes 287(g)

    "Herndon has been accepted into a federal program that will train some of its police officers to enforce U.S. immigration laws, including the initiation of deportation proceedings. Police Chief Toussaint E. Summers Jr. told the Town Council on Tuesday...

    Tunnels act as highways for migrants

    "The subterranean smuggling routes breed chaos along U.S.-Mexico border." Los Angeles Times, Nov. 19, 2006. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tunnel19nov19,1,2562851.story

    Swift raids slice $30 million, packer says

    Greeley meatpacker Swift & Co. said Thursday that federal immigration raids at six of its seven plants nationwide last month are expected to cost the company $30 million. http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_4952703

    Colorado: New Law in Effect

    "Colorado employers could face stiff penalties if they fail to take extra steps to determine whether new hires can legally work here. The new state law - known as House Bill 1017 - likely casts the widest net of a handful of new anti-illegal immigration...

    Wages, Work Ethic, and Immigration

    NPR, All Things Considered, Jan. 2, 2007. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6712257