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    Border Patrol Releases Numbers on Illegal Crossing

    NPR, All Things Considered, October 30, 2006: "The U.S. Border Patrol releases the numbers on apprehensions and deaths of illegal border crossers for the past year." [Link to audio.] http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6407207

    'Slick Rick' Challenges Deportation Law

    NPR, News & Notes, October 20, 2006: "In 1996, Congress passed a law demanding that foreigners convicted of violent felonies be deported. But Rick Walters says some are being unfairly targeted. The London-born entertainer, better known as 'Slick...

    Immigration Law Difficult to Navigate

    NPR, News & Notes, October 20, 2006: "Immigration attorney David Leopold, of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, talks with Farai Chideya about the legal challenges relating to immigration, visa and citizenship law." [Link to audio...

    Immigration Law Training For Jail Workers Advances

    "Skinner said the program would create an undue burden for his police force, which he considers short-staffed, in addition to marring its fragile relations with the city's growing Latino community." Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2006. http:...

    Feds Bust Major Smuggling Ring

    "More than 150 federal agents, sheriff's deputies and police officers swarmed over the tiny southern Arizona town of Bowie on Monday, cracking down on a family-owned syndicate suspected of smuggling thousands of illegal immigrants into the United...

    CBP Launches "Predator" Drone Over Arizona Border Skies

    "The unmanned aircraft will begin operating in November from Libby Army Airfield in support of border security operations along the Arizona-Mexico border." CBP News Release, Oct. 30, 2006. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/10302006_3...

    Show Me The Handcuffs

    "A baseball players agent illegally smuggled Cuban players into the United States, eventually shipping them to California in hopes that they would be signed by major league teams, federal immigration officials said Tuesday." AP, Oct. 31, 2006...

    When kids cross into U.S. alone

    "At a shelter in Texas, the Orange County auxiliary bishop listened to a 14-year-old boy from Guatemala who hopped trains through Mexico and trekked to the United States in hopes of getting a job to support his younger siblings back home. The boy...

    Educators push help for students without legal status

    "Ignoring the needs of the approximately 65,000 U.S. high school students who graduate each year without legal residency and with little hope of attending college would be putting the country's future at risk, a panel of the nation's educators...

    2 border agents get 6 years for taking $200,000 in bribes

    "Two former supervisory Border Patrol agents were sentenced Tuesday to more than six years in prison for taking nearly $200,000 in bribes from what authorities say was eastern California's largest smuggling ring of illegal immigrants from Mexico...

    Gang Uses Deportation to Its Advantage to Flourish in U.S.

    "Mara Salvatrucha is rooted locally, but it has become a force in Central America and the Washington area. U.S. policy provided unintended aid." Los Angeles Times, Oct. 30, 2006. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-me-gang30oct30...

    Feds, Colo. DMV at odds over passport's validity as ID

    "Federal officials say they're baffled by Colorado's new edict that a U.S. passport alone is insufficient proof of identity to get a Colorado driver's license." Rocky Mountain News, Oct. 30, 2006. http://www.rockymountainnews.com...

    The Politics of Fear

    "Voters all over are concerned about immigration, of course, but many polls have repeatedly shown that they warm to reasonable solutions and not to stridency. They can recognize the difference between the marauding army of fence-jumpers they see...

    Hispanics rue city's new rules

    "Hazleton's curbs on illegal immigrants seen as U.S. test case." Chicago Tribune, Oct. 29, 2006. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0610290483oct29,1,2178747.story

    Bishops hear horror stories of human trafficking

    "A 14-year-old boy who had been shackled to a wall and forced into slave labor shared his story this week with a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This was only one of the accounts of human trafficking heard by the delegation...

    Drop in immigration arrests might nix need for more jail beds

    "Immigration enforcement officials said Monday they might not need to implement a contingency contract to create additional jail beds because immigration-related arrests dropped during fiscal 2006." GovExec.com, Oct. 30, 2006. http://www.govexec...

    Lawsuit challenges illegal immigrant crackdown

    "Hispanic groups and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Monday against a small city that has sparked national attention over its immigration policies, setting the stage for a legal battle over its crackdown on illegal immigrants."...

    Minn. law student charged in visa scheme

    "A 26-year-old law school standout was arrested for pretending to be a New Jersey congressman, so he could obtain visas for relatives and others in his native Cameroon, said a federal prosecutor." AP, Oct. 18, 2006. http://wcbstv.com/topstories...

    Pa. bill fights modern 'slavery'

    "Gov. Ed Rendell is expected to sign a bill to crack down on human trafficking ? a crime that's often called modern-day slavery and allegedly surfaced in York County recently." Evening Sun, Oct. 29, 2006. http://www.eveningsun.com/localnews...

    Migrant issues go to Arizona voters

    "Republican lawmakers are hoping Arizona voters can accomplish what they haven?t been able to during the past two years ? approve a handful of immigration-related measures aimed at cracking down on people living here illegally." East Valley...

    Work permits, green cards to cost more

    "Emilio T. González, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said that the as-yet undetermined fee increase will affect all applications for immigration benefits ranging from work permits to green cards to naturalization." Miami...

    The cost of citizenship may go up

    "Immigrant advocacy groups are decrying an array of proposed federal measures, including application fee increases and online filing requirements, that they fear will sharply reduce the ability of some legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens."...

    Far from border, immigration may decide 2 Congress seats

    "Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said the party is running immigration ads in most of the three dozen contested suburban House districts nationwide. 'In most suburban districts, like the Illinois...

    CIS Officer Charged in Natz. Bribe Scheme

    "Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcus A. Asner said Thursday [CIS Officer] Jimmie Ortega was the central player in a scheme that awarded at least 60 phony citizenships in return for bribes of between $1,500 and $4,000. 'We believe we are scratching...

    Citizenship Changes Draw Objections

    "The Bush administration is considering proposals that would make it tougher for legal immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship. The proposals being drafted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland...