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    TANCREDO'S ANTI-IMMIGRATION CAUCUS DECIMATED

    "Between retirements and losses, at least 12 and as many as 20 hardcore anti-immigrant Congressman will be gone in January." Greg Siskind's blog, Nov. 8, 2006. http://www.visalaw.com/blog.html

    Bush Hopeful on Immigration Reform

    "I think we have a good chance. ... It's an important issue and I hope we can get something done on it." White House Press Conference, Nov. 8, 2006; see last five paragraphs. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/11/20061108-2.html

    West Hazleton Borough plans on passing IIRA this week, unfazed by lawsuits

    "Despite recent legal action against the City of Hazleton after it enacted the Illegal Immigration Relief Act, neighboring West Hazleton plans to jump on board, adopting essentially the same law at its Thursday night meeting." Standard-Speaker...

    Hispanics may swing some close elections

    "Hispanic voters in the United States, a growing bloc, could play a key role in deciding close races in at least four states on Tuesday, experts said." Reuters, Nov. 6, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/06/AR2006110600280...

    More Green Card Scams

    "It is a crime that goes largely unreported, despite laws in place to protect fraud victims, because victims are too skittish to report. 'It's hard for people to tell their story, because they are afraid. They don't trust the government...

    Judge: Posada Carriles' time in detention 'well beyond' limit

    "A federal judge in Texas has ordered the U.S. government to provide evidence within 90 days as to why Cuban exile militant Luis Posada Carriles should not be released." [See Magistrate's Order in "Inside News," to your right....

    Minors who cross U.S. border hit a muddle of legal issues, options

    "Five boys and two girls, none of whom looked older than perhaps 15, followed the Border Patrol agents' instructions in Spanish obediently." CNS, Oct. 31, 2006. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0606202.htm

    Shelter visits give view into world of minors who cross border alone

    "The artwork by residents of St. Michael's Home for Children tells their stories. Pieces with titles such as "My unrealized dream of being reunited with my father" and "A dream unfulfilled" told the same basic story: young...

    The Desert of the Dead

    "Far from the divisive debates in congress about immigration, illegals are dying in record numbers along a desolate stretch of south Texas scrubland. For the ranchers and border patrol agents who find them, it?s a nightmare without end." Pamela...

    ACLU, MALDEF Sue Escondido

    "The ACLU, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and other rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday attempting to block an ordinance in Escondido, California, designed to prevent landlords from renting to illegal immigrants...

    Border cam reveals only alien typo

    "Texas' border video webcams were unveiled Friday, and so far, all they've caught is one spelling violator." Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Nov. 4, 2006. http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/local/15929455.htm

    Test of Texas' border Webcams is rocky

    "Texas launched its ambitious effort to use Internet users to watch the border for illegal immigrants. But the network of surveillance cameras Friday was plagued by technical problems, the images were grainy and the cameras were placed so high that...

    Latin Leaders Criticize U.S. Border Fence Plan

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Reuters) - Leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal on Sunday criticized U.S. plans to build a fence on the Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants and urged Washington to reconsider. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news...

    In the fields, a rude awakening

    "As strict immigration enforcement limits the pool of available farmhands, growers are clamoring to expand the federal guest worker program. But the experience of the workers, whose contract ended last week, offers a rare look at the system's...

    Immigrant Workers? Rights Violated, A.C.L.U. Charges

    "On behalf of six illegal immigrant workers, including the widow of a Mexican killed on a Brooklyn demolition site, the American Civil Liberties Union and other law and labor groups charged ... that the United States has failed to protect basic workplace...

    Tony Blair on National IDs for UK

    "A national identity system will have direct benefits in making our borders more secure and countering illegal immigration. Biometric visas and residence cards are central to our plans and will be introduced ahead of ID cards. I also want to see...

    After the Amnesty: 20 years later

    "In 1986, the US government offered amnesty ? legal status ? to 3 million illegal immigrants. Here are seven of their stories." Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 6, 2006. http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1106/p13s01-ussc.html

    Protest marches haven't translated to surge in Latino voters

    Immigration activists say efforts to raise participation will take time. http://www.statesman.com/search/content/news/stories/nation/11/06/6immigpol.html

    Immigrants Regroup

    "While the Republicans (and Democrats) have de-emphasized immigration and re-emphasized national security, immigrants themselves have been not so subtly linked to the terrorist threat. There is little doubt that 2006 will be remembered not only for...

    Unexpected deportation looming for city resident

    "Sara Lenna planned to pass out Halloween candy last week at the new home she shared with her husband in southwest Greensboro. Instead, she sat in a federal detention center in southwest Georgia, awaiting deportation to her native Peru." News...

    Hamdi Defender Frank W. Dunham Jr., R.I.P.

    "[T]he first federal public defender in Alexandria [Va.,] died Nov. 3 of brain cancer at his Alexandria home. ... Mr. Dunham personally argued before the U.S. Supreme Court the case of Hamdi, a U.S. citizen held as a combatant by the military. ....

    The Virus That Ate DHS

    "A Morocco-born computer virus that crashed the Department of Homeland Security's US-VISIT border screening system last year first passed though the backbone network of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement bureau, according to newly released...

    U.S. Tightens Medicaid Rules for Babies of Illegal Immigrants

    "Under a new policy, children born in the United States to undocumented immigrants with low incomes will no longer be automatically entitled to health insurance through Medicaid, federal officials said today." New York Times, Nov. 2, 2006. http...

    Controversial new Medicaid rules already policy in Texas

    "A federal policy that stops states from automatically granting Medicaid eligibility to the babies of illegal immigrants is causing a stir nationally, but has long been a practice in Texas." Houston Chronicle, Nov. 3, 2006. http://www.chron...

    American Dream Kids

    "Adult children of immigrants earn more than Americans whose families have lived here for many generations." Washington Post, Nov. 2, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/01/AR2006110103135.html