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    Few Aiding Children Facing Deportation

    "The blank looks in the children's eyes finally did it. After facing hundreds of kids in his courtroom, many without a lawyer, Joseph Vail quit his job as an immigration judge. He was tired of trying to explain the legal process to 12-year-olds...

    Legal immigrants to U.S. face green card logjam

    "Following all the rules, Indian national Sanjay Mehta came to the United States on a temporary work visa in 1997, hoping to build a glittering career in the fast-moving information technology sector. But nine years later his application for a green...

    Illegal immigrants toiled for governor

    "As Governor Mitt Romney explores a presidential bid, he has grown outspoken in his criticism of illegal immigration. But, for a decade, the governor has used a landscaping company that relies heavily on workers like these, illegal Guatemalan immigrants...

    Feds rate travelers for terrorism

    "Without notifying the public, federal agents for the past four years have assigned millions of international travelers, including Americans, computer-generated scores rating the risk they pose of being terrorists or criminals. The travelers are...

    Mexican-Born Persons in the US Civilian Labor Force

    "MPI estimates that 9.4 percent of all persons born in Mexico lived in the United States in 2005. In the same year, 14 percent of Mexican workers were engaged in the US labor force compared to 2.5 percent of Canadian workers. According to Inter-American...

    U.S. Citizenship Process Is Getting a History Test

    "The Bush administration yesterday unveiled dozens of new questions that may be added to the nation's naturalization test, and immigration advocates are concerned that the changes could make it more difficult for millions of legal immigrants...

    Kentucky Workers Arrested, Charged

    "Federal officials arrested 32 suspected illegal immigrants en route to construction jobs Wednesday at the luxury condominiums being built at the foot of the Roebling Suspension Bridge. The workers were hired to hang drywall at the Ascent at Roebling's...

    Fischer Harboring Case Dismissed

    'A federal judge's decision to dismiss charges of hiring illegal immigrants against five Fischer Homes construction supervisors vindicated the company's insistence that neither it nor its workers had committed any crimes, Fischer officials...

    US-VISIT Nabbed Just 1 Terrorist Since 2004

    "A U.S. border security program that photographs and fingerprints visitors from most foreign countries has apprehended just one terrorism-related suspect since its 2004 inception, officials said on Wednesday." Reuters, Nov. 29, 2006. http:/...

    U.S. Pays $2 Million to Brandon Mayfield, Settling Wrongful "Material Witness" Arrest Case

    "The U.S. government agreed yesterday to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Oregon lawyer who was arrested and jailed for two weeks in 2004 after the FBI bungled a fingerprint match and mistakenly linked him to a terrorist attack in Spain...

    Feds move to deport wife of state senator

    "Federal immigration officials appeared at the home of [Georgia] State Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Norcross) this week to inform him that his new wife has a deportation order against her." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 30, 2006. http://www.ajc...

    USCIS Supervisor Took $600K in Bribes

    "A Department of Homeland Security supervisor pleaded guilty today to pocketing more than $600,000 in bribes in exchange for falsifying immigration documents to help Asian immigrants obtain U.S. citizenship." Washington Post, Nov. 30, 2006....

    Immigration system tears at society?s fabric, state U.S. bishops urging just reform

    "The human consequences of the 'severely flawed' U.S. immigration system that tears each day at the social fabric calls out for comprehensive reform, Catholic bishops in the southeastern United States urged U.S. congressmen in three states...

    Costa Mesa to get immigration agent stationed at city jail

    "A federal immigration officer will be posted permanently at the city jail to identify illegal immigrants who are incarcerated there, officials announced Tuesday." AP, Nov. 28, 2006. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news...

    Court Axes Bush Terrorist Order

    "A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that the Bush administration violated the Constitution when it froze the assets of more than two dozen alleged terrorist groups after the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins, in a ruling...

    The Wronged Man

    "Unjustly Imprisoned and Mistreated, Khaled al-Masri Wants Answers the U.S. Government Doesn't Want to Give." Washington Post, Nov. 29, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/28/AR2006112801810.html

    Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush v. Tom Tancredo

    "A Colorado congressman who likened Miami to a 'third world country' defended his comments in a letter to Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday, saying fewer city residents consider themselves Americans. Bush had earlier responded to the remarks made...

    DHS official urges caution on sharing of biometric info

    "For instance, biometric information may not be necessary in order to track alimony dodgers or to find people who are late paying parking tickets. There also is 'a difficult ... set of ethical issues' surrounding how, and to what degree,...

    Bush Administration Wants Flu Shots For Illegal Immigrants

    "In an interview with KFOX-TV, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt was asked if the federal government has any safeguards to prevent illegal immigrants from catching the flu. Leavitt responded by saying doctors should give flu...

    Bush wants more countries in visa-waiver program

    "President Bush said Tuesday that he wants more countries in a program that allows foreigners to stay in the USA without visas, despite criticism that the move could open the door to terrorists." USA Today, Nov. 28, 2006. http://www.usatoday...

    Visa Fraud by Embassy Staff Worries Prosecutors

    "For diplomats from the embassies of Jordan, Brunei, and Benin, Hendarmin Mansoer was the chauffeur who shuttled them through Washington, D.C.?s teeming traffic. To U.S. Embassy officials overseas, however, Mansoer had assumed the identities of some...

    Texas Democrat gets praise for immigration efforts

    "As House Democrats begin to focus on who will assume the chairmanship of the Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is making a bid stressing her policy expertise on the issue despite a reputation as one of the more hard...

    Tancredo: Miami a "Third World country"

    "'Look at what has happened to Miami,'' the WorldNetDaily quotes Tancredo as saying in an interview. 'It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the...

    Immigration raid an 'economic dead end'

    "Perhaps all those arguing that the answer to our immigration problem is to round up all of the illegal immigrants and send them home should visit the meatpacking factories of Nebraska. Maybe there they will learn that immigration reform needs to...

    US works to bridge its Muslim trust gap

    "It was an awkward moment for Martin Ficke, the special agent in charge of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York. He was seated next to a member of the British Parliament for a panel on the 'War on Terror and the Clash of Civilizations...