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    Lofgren Will Examine USCIS Immigration Fee Increase Proposal

    Jan. 31, 2007, Washington, DC: Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, offered the following statement today on the proposed fee increase...

    Business Leaders Want More Travel to USA

    "Chief among the reasons why travelers are not coming to the U.S. are concerns about the U.S. visa process and perception of poor treatment at the point of entry into the U.S. The Blueprint to Discover America provides detailed strategies to address...

    Big increases in citizenship, other immigration fees planned

    "Becoming an American citizen could soon cost almost twice as much. The Bush administration will propose nearly doubling the fee charged applicants for U.S. citizenship and significantly increasing fees for other immigration benefits, congressional...

    Tyson Foods Faces Suit over Illegal Workers

    NPR, Morning Edition, Jan. 26, 2007: "Tyson Foods faces a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of hiring illegal immigrants at eight U.S. plants. A similar case in 2003 ended in acquittals and plea agreements. How are lawyers preparing for this...

    Va. House Approves Bill On Illegal Immigration

    The Virginia House of Delegates approved a far-reaching proposal Tuesday to strip charities and other organizations of state and local funding if any of the money is used to provide services to immigrants in the country illegally. The proposal, one of...

    Immigration Application Fees to Rise By 80 Percent

    "The Bush administration will announce an increase today in immigration application fees of more than 80 percent, federal officials said yesterday. The cost of applying for naturalization, for example, would rise from $330 to $595, and a required...

    "L.A. 8" Victory After Twenty Years

    "A federal immigration judge has dismissed the government's attempt to deport two men who were arrested along with six other U.S. residents because of their alleged ties to Palestinian terrorists and who fought relentless efforts to force them...

    Committee didn't listen at hearing

    Editorial, Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 31, 2007: "Republican members of the state House of Representatives ignored the commander of the Arizona National Guard on Monday in Phoenix. Maj. Gen. David Rataczak testified, over and over, that soldiers on...

    Hispanics in U.S. feel pull of the suburbs

    "CHICAGO (Reuters) - For years, the center of Chicago's large and fast-growing Hispanic community was 26th Street, a mile-and-a-half strip of ethnic grocers, restaurants, bookstores and boutiques in a neighborhood called Little Village. But that...

    ICE Chills Houston

    "An immigration raid took place early this morning at the Republic Waste Services in Humble with 48 people taken into federal custody." Houston Chronicle, Jan. 31, 2007. http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4514017.html

    Vandals strike migrant encampments

    "Dozens of migrant workers returned to their canyon encampments Saturday afternoon to find their belongings slashed to pieces, police said yesterday." San Diego Union Tribune, Jan. 30, 2007. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070130...

    Immigration-reform groups to gather in Washington, D.C.

    "Bent on making sure Congress does not turn a blind eye to the need for immigration reform, several groups from Salem and Oregon will gather at the nation?s capital Tuesday for the first immigrant-rights summit of the new year. Delegations from Oregon...

    Bonkers at the Border

    "Lou Dobbs and some Republicans pull an Al Sharpton." Wall Street Journal editorial, Jan. 26, 2007. http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009579

    Unfilled tunnels a weak link at border

    "Key points are plugged in U.S. and Mexico, but smugglers may still try to reuse the passages." Los Angeles Times, Jan. 30, 2007. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tunnel30jan30,0,4607215,full.story

    Stranded in an immigration nightmare

    "It was supposed to be a routine trip home to Canada for Daina Joly. Instead, it has turned into a nightmare in which she has been separated from her husband and three children for what could be many months, and is working on an oil rig in Alberta...

    ICE Touts IMAGE; Businesses Skeptical

    "There is no upside in signing up for new obligations," said Stuart Anderson, executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy and a former policy chief in the immigration agency. Businesses "end up not only with the current...

    Ariz. Border Encounter Gets Political

    "Advocates for tougher immigration enforcement plan to confront the commander of the Arizona National Guard about why troops backed off recently as gunmen approached their post near the Mexican border." AP, Jan. 28, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost...

    Advocates Push Congress to Ban Profiling

    "The repercussions of an airline's decision to remove a group of imams from a commercial flight in Minneapolis could be heard in Congress this year, with civil rights groups pushing Democratic lawmakers to ban racial profiling." AP, Jan...

    Study of Immigrants Links Lighter Skin and Higher Income

    "Light-skinned immigrants in the United States make more money on average than those with darker complexions, and the chief reason appears to be discrimination, a researcher says." AP, Jan. 27, 2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/us/28immig...

    Agents comb jails for illegal immigrants

    "Martinez is among tens of thousands of illegal immigrants being identified at jails and prisons across the country. Considered strategic choke points in the search for illegal immigrants, the lockups are being monitored by an increasing number of...

    Increases in immigration filing fees loom

    "When González visited Miami Oct. 27, he disclosed that a fee increase for immigration services and documents was being planned, but he declined to provide details. The official announcement may be made in the next few days when the agency publishes...

    Fight Against Immigrant Smuggling Follows Money Trail

    "This legal battle is but one of more than 10 state and federal cases in Arizona over how to police illegal immigration. The cases underscore the pitfalls faced by local law enforcement as it intensifies its fight against immigrant smuggling and...

    The Hunt for Work Fosters Tension

    "Regina James says she drives past Rhode Island Plaza every weekday morning and has mixed feelings at the sight of more than 100 Latino men waiting for day-labor jobs in the Home Depot parking lot." Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2007. http://www...

    Maine Seeks REAL ID Repeal

    "Maine lawmakers on Thursday became the first in the nation to demand repeal of a federal law tightening identification requirements for drivers' licenses, a post-September 11 security measure that states say will cost them billions of dollars...

    Colo. Anti-Immigrant Law: All Cost, No Savings

    "Colorado's new law banning state spending on illegal immigrants has cost more than $2 million to enforce - and has saved the state nothing. Less than a year after politically charged debates on illegal immigration, officials are reporting high...