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    N.C. County: No funds for illegal residents

    "Gaston County commissioners have directed county officials to stop funding programs for undocumented immigrants in what marks the Charlotte region's most aggressive measure against illegal immigration." Charlotte Observer, Nov. 11, 2006...

    US: immigrants may be held indefinitely

    "Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights...

    TX Town Passes Landmark Anti-Illegal Immigration Laws

    "Dallas suburb, Farmers Branch, became the first Texas city to pass tough anti-immigration measures, prompting fears they could lead to sanctioned discrimination and racism." AP, Nov. 14, 2006. http://www.fox28.com/News/index.php?ID=7978

    Feds Redesign Citizenship Exam

    "In an effort to make the citizenship exam more meaningful, the federal government said Monday it will test an exam that relies less on trivia - such as asking the name of the president's house - and more on applicants' grasp of American...

    US-VISIT Exit Controls Inch Forward

    "Ten years after Congress ordered tracking of entries and exits by foreign visitors to the United States, the exit control plan may be moving forward, but also may be less comprehensive than expected." Washington Technology, Nov. 13, 2006. http...

    For legal residents, missteps can have big consequences

    "Old crimes usually come back to haunt legal immigrants when they apply for citizenship or when they seek to renew their permanent residency card ? commonly known as a green card ? that expires every 10 years, said Victoria López, executive director...

    Employers Use ?No-Match? Social Security Letters to Fire Immigrants

    "Immigrant workers throughout the US are facing layoffs as employers haphazardly, and perhaps illegally, implement a proposed rule from the Homeland Security Department." New Standard, Nov. 8, 2006. http://newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm...

    Visa Places Abuse Victim In State of Uncertainty

    "[T]he [U] visa remains unavailable because Department of Homeland Security officials have not drafted final regulations spelling out eligibility requirements and future options for visa holders." Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost...

    Democrats May Proceed With Caution on Immigration

    "[W]hen it comes to immigration, things are never easy. In the days after the election, Democratic leaders surprised pro-immigration groups by not including the issue on their list of immediate priorities. Experts said the issue is so complicated...

    ACLU, MALDEF, LULAC Poised to Challenge Dallas Suburb

    Farmers Branch City Council members hope to put the illegal immigration issue in their city to rest Monday. Council member Tim O'Hare said he hopes the City Council will vote on whether to make English the city's official language, enroll police...

    A chance for real immigration reform

    "Latinos are an important part of the coalition that helped put Democrats back in power, and that should give them some capital. Now all they need to do is cash it for the sake of achieving what a majority of Americans seem to be saying they want...

    Immigrant Protection Rules Draw Fire

    "With immigration continuing to flare and frustrate as a national political issue, sanctuary cities like San Francisco may soon be the next battlefront." New York Times, Nov. 12, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/12/us/12sanctuary.html

    Holiday Inn Express manager in jail on immigration charges; husband fights for her return

    "FARMINGTON [New Mexico] ? For the first two nights of a local woman's imprisonment at the Regional Corrections Facility in Albuquerque, she was forced to sleep on a cold, concrete slab. It took a phone call from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall's office...

    Boy in Deportation Flap Heads to Mexico

    "CHICAGO (AP) - The 7-year-old son of an immigration activist who took refuge in a church to avoid being deported is heading to Mexico on Sunday to seek the support of national legislators." Nov. 12, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us...

    Why the FBI Is Coming After Me

    "As a rule, I don't believe in conspiracy theories. They tend to be tidy and selective, whereas life seems so random and messy. But the case of Cuban militant and would-be Fidel Castro assassin Luis Posada Carriles has sorely tested my convictions...

    Immigration, a Love Story

    "Falling in love and marching toward marriage is not always easy, but a particular brand of heartache and hardship can await when one of the partners is in this country illegally." New York Times, Nov. 12, 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11...

    Border Wall Details

    John Trever, editorial cartoon, Albuquerque Journal, Oct. 31, 2006. trever wall details 10-31-06.gif

    Raul's 21-Foot Ladder Rentals

    John Trever, editorial cartoon, Albuquerque Journal, Sept. 24, 2006. trever ladders 09-24-06.gif

    Lack of immigration reform "crazy": Schwarzenegger

    "MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday the federal government was 'crazy' to clamp down on border security without also passing a law to allow more foreign workers into the United States. 'It is...

    Border Mayors Blast Fence

    "Mayors from Mexican and U.S. border cities Friday denounced U.S. plans to build a border fence aimed at preventing Mexican from illegally entering the United States. The mayors of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Ciudad Acuna and Piedras Negras, both in the...

    Shooting Ourselves In The Foot

    O-3 visa-holder with green card pending deemed ineligible for science award. Austin American-Statesman, Nov. 10, 2006. http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/11/10/10science.html

    Calderón gives Bush earful on immigration

    "President Bush welcomed Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderón to the White House on Thursday and got an earful about immigration restructuring and controversial legislation that Bush signed recently to construct 700 miles of wall along the common...

    Guest Wishes

    "Helen Krieble wants to end all the horsing around over illegal immigration." Westword, Nov. 9, 2006. http://westword.com/Issues/2006-11-09/news/feature.html

    City's immigration law turns back clock

    "The changes came bit by bit to Hazleton this fall. One morning Rich O'Brien woke up and his neighbors across the street were gone. For the first time in memory, William Sernak, who farms in a town nearby, could not find enough workers at harvest...

    Democrats' win spurs hope of immigration revamp

    "Sweeping wins for Democrats in U.S. midterm elections have rekindled hopes among Latino activists of achieving a comprehensive overhaul of immigration policy that was blocked by Republicans in Congress." Reuters, Nov. 9, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost...