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    Deportation cases soar as L.A. jails screen more

    "Nearly 6,000 possible illegal immigrants were found in checks of inmates last year." Los Angeles Times, Feb. 5, 2007. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deport5feb05,0,92125,full.story

    The Price of Citizenship

    "All Americans benefit from the healthy, invigorating flow of naturalized citizens, and all Americans ? not just the newest, least powerful ones ? should help pay for it." Editorial, New York Times, Feb. 4, 2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007...

    Contractors walking immigration tightrope

    "Facing growing public criticism from activists opposed to illegal immigration, Colorado's construction contractors have begun to shed their reluctance to debate the issue publicly." Denver Post, Feb. 3, 2007. http://www.denverpost.com/business...

    Fla. businessman pleads guilty to smuggling aliens, visa fraud

    "A former acrobatic performer and Orlando resident plead guilty to charges of inducing aliens to enter the United States illegally and making false statements in visa applications." Orlando Business Journal, Feb. 2, 2007. http://washington.bizjournals...

    More Vigilantism In Arizona?

    "Authorities are searching for four men who attacked 12 undocumented immigrants, killed an Eloy man and shot a teenager, Pinal County Sheriff's Office officials said." Arizona Republic, Feb. 1, 2007. http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles...

    Why we need to Invest in immigrants

    "Most of the national debate about immigration focuses on the border, but in California we should be turning our attention to the immigrants and their families who have already put down roots. Investing in them is our best hope to avert the skilled...

    The "Human Consequences" of Detaining Immigrant Families

    "A national immigration expert said the debate over the case raises "important questions on how we treat families, the tension between keeping families together and immigration enforcement when we simply don't have enough facilities. Here...

    Man banished to the land his family once fled

    "Beua left Cambodia as a child when his family fled the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, an experience that still haunts him. The family came to the United States as refugees when he was 14 and settled in Bellingham. But in 2004, Beua was expelled,...

    Asylum bid stalls for 38 Cuban doctors

    "BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - At least 38 Cuban doctors who defected from a mission in Venezuela have been stranded for months in Colombia, where they have been refused refugee status as they await word on possible asylum in the United States, according to...

    Palestinian family gets new chance at asylum

    "A federal appeals board agreed Friday to reopen the Dallas asylum case of a stateless Palestinian family, paving the way for their immediate release from detention after days of public pressure from attorneys and national civil rights advocates...

    Palestinian family

    "A federal immigration appeals board on Friday granted a motion to reopen the asylum case of a Palestinian family confined three months in detention centers in Taylor and Haskell. Lawyers cheered the decision and said it meant an imminent release...

    Firing the Judge

    "An Immigration Judge with the Department of Justice, fired by the Department for repeated use of ?sexist and ethnically insensitive generalizations? and profanity, failed to persuade the federal appeals court to overturn the Merit Systems Protection...

    The Government Blinks

    Freedom at Last for the Ibrahim Family. CounterPunch, Feb. 3, 2007. http://www.counterpunch.org/moses02032007.html

    Palestinian family released from Taylor [Tx.] detention center

    "The Ibrahims have become unwitting players in a growing cause célèbre surrounding a relatively new immigration policy that allows the detention of families, including children and infants, on noncriminal charges while they await federal disposition...

    Palestinian mother, children released from federal custody

    "The Ibrahim?s release from Hutto came after a federal appeals board ruled Friday that their asylum case should be reopened, reversing years of previous decisions." Dallas Morning News, Feb. 3, 2007. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws...

    Officials will drop efforts to deport parents of gifted child

    "U.S. immigration officials announced Friday that they would drop efforts to deport the illegal immigrant parents of an academically gifted American child, ending a nine-year battle over whether exceptional educational needs can avert deportation...

    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."...