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    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...

    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...