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    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...

    Will There Be a November Surprise?

    Frank Sharry, Oct. 26, 2006: "So, Congress debates immigration for two years and ends up with a lousy fence bill? I'm afraid so. But here's the good news. Almost the entire Sensenbrenner bill, enacted in December 2005 in the House of Representatives...

    Neither Canada nor U.S. wants Watson

    "An American sex offender who was allowed to serve his probationary sentence in Canada under a plea bargain that sparked anger north of the border should be kicked out of the country to protect Canadians and send a strong message to U.S. courts,...

    Tight border hurts economy

    "Restrictive immigration policies meant to preserve national security may do more harm than good, an expert on immigration and national security law said Thursday." Bellingham Herald, Oct. 27, 2006. http://www.bellinghamherald.com/apps/pbcs...

    Bush Signs Secure Fence Act

    Oct. 26, 2006, White House News Release: "We must face the reality that millions of illegal immigrants are already here. They should not be given an automatic path to citizenship; that is amnesty. I oppose amnesty. There is a rational middle ground...

    Fences and Mushrooms Along the Border

    "Can any serious person believe that fencing ourselves in will work to keep out the bad guys out? My colleague at the University of Houston, sociologist Nestor Rodriguez, has demonstrated in his careful scholarship over the last decade that all that...

    Border Texans see holes in fence proposal

    "It's not going to work in Texas," said former Minuteman border-watcher Michael Vickers, who owns a cattle ranch on the border. "Who wants to close off the river to Mexico? The river is the lifeblood for a lot of cities." Houston...

    Young Woman Fears Deportation, and Mutilation

    "Today, at a closed hearing in Manhattan?s federal building, she will plead for political asylum from Guinea?s entrenched practice of female genital mutilation, which has marked all the women in her extended family, including her mother. An immigration...

    Salvador Massacre Figure Found in U.S.

    "A former army officer from El Salvador who was convicted of taking part in the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests and two other people during that country's civil war was arrested in the United States and faces deportation, authorities said...

    Bush to Sign Bill for Mexico Border Fence

    ''A fence will slow people down by a minute or two, but if you don't have the agents to stop them it does no good. We're not talking about some impenetrable barrier,'' T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council...

    105-year-old realizes dream of citizenship

    "Babai sailed through her interview with immigration officials ? telling them, among other things, that she would bear arms to defend the United States. War was not on her mind Wednesday. Asked what she would do as a new citizen, Babai replied: 'I'm...

    Fence Q&A

    Ted Robbins, NPR, Oct. 26, 2006. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6388548

    Immigration forum is too hot for suburb

    "A meeting sponsored by the mild-mannered League of Women Voters has proven too hot for Carpentersville. That's because the discussion was to focus on immigration, a subject that set passions aflame in the village after two trustees proposed...

    Wisconsin dairy farmers to meet to discuss immigration

    "WAUMANDEE, Wis. - A shortage of American farm workers prompted John Rosenow to start hiring Mexican farm hands eight years ago, and he says now that he couldn't run his 1,000-acre, 550-head dairy farm without them. 'Immigration has been...

    Policymakers Get Cross-Border View of Immigration

    Jennifer Ludden reports on the Latino Initiative program in a two-part report for Morning Edition. Oct. 23, 2006. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6285623

    Will the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence Ever Get Built?

    "A combination of technology and manpower will make up the ambitious fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, a plan authorized by Congress and expected to be signed by President Bush on Thursday. Ted Robbins talks with Alex Chadwick about what the fence...

    The new face of Appalachia

    "As Latino immigration, legal and illegal, reaches the rural Southeast, passions, jobs, politics and pulpits are changing in towns such as Morristown, Tenn." Houston Chronicle, Oct. 22, 2006. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/immigration...

    On common ground in a common struggle

    "MORRISTOWN, TENN. ? You don't have to explain the economics of free trade to Randy Alexander. That train ran over him a long time ago." Houston Chronicle, Oct. 24, 2006. [Part three of five-part series on immigration to Appalachia.] http...

    Workers for all jobs ? and all seasons

    "Chambers said his vegetables would rot in the fields without immigrant workers." Houston Chronicle, Oct. 25, 2006. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/immigration/4285575.html

    Houston Chronicle Immigration Special Reports

    Link to links; stories, videos, graphics, sound clips, editorial cartoons. http://www.chron.com/news/specials/immigration/

    Ireland Considering Immigration Deal with U.S

    "DUBLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Irish citizens living unlawfully in the United States could be legalized in return for more work permits for U.S. citizens lured to Ireland by its thriving economy, an Irish minister said on Wednesday." Oct....

    DNA Testing A Mixed Bag For Immigrants

    "The tests have been invaluable for thousands of citizens or permanent residents who want to sponsor relatives but lack birth certificates or other documents to prove the family relationship. But some immigration lawyers worry that U.S. authorities...

    Immigration and Hockey

    "The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs can focus on hockey now. Tuesday, the final 12 players with immigration issues were cleared." Shreveport Times, Oct. 25, 2006. http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061025/SPORTS0303/610250313...

    Natz. Apps. Soar in Denver

    "Legal immigrants are applying for citizenship in record numbers - topping 8,000 over 12 months at the Denver office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Denver office saw a 28 percent increase in applications for naturalization in fiscal...