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    Fence Bill Signing Remarks by Bush

    "That's what the people of this country want. " White House News Release, Oct. 4, 2006. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/10/20061004-2.html

    Bush Signs Fence Bill

    "President Bush on Wednesday signed a homeland security bill that includes an overhaul of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $1.2 billion for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration." AP, Oct. 4, 2006. http...

    COURT TO REVIEW DRUG PROVISION OF 1996 IMMIGRATION REFORM

    "The law has had devastating consequences," said Lucas Guttentag, of the American Civil Liberites Union's Immigrants' Rights Project in San Francisco. "It's split families apart, stripped the court of any discretion and left...

    Mayor declares SoCal city 'sanctuary' for illegal immigrants

    "NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - The mayor on Saturday declared this small city just a few miles from the Mexican border a "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants." AP, Sept. 30, 2006. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states...

    The Second Generation

    "Adult children of immigrants to the United States matter greatly to the country's future. This Special Issue, which includes a look back at the children of the last great wave of immigrants, examines trends among the new second generation, models...

    Crackdown on immigrants empties a town and hardens views

    "In Stillmore, the raids forced Americans to confront their own beliefs. Residents such as Larry Hadden saw friendly and "clean" people invigorating the town's economy. To see them chased "like rabbits" through the underbrush...

    Is slowing border traffic an illusion?

    "[E]xperts warned not to be overly optimistic about the lower numbers. Vast tracks of the desert remain wide open, separated from Mexico by a barbed-wire cattle fence or no barrier at all. Thousands of undocumented immigrants cross the U.S.-Mexico...

    Convictions, $12M Forfeiture in Immigrant Labor Case

    "Two temporary labor companies, the president of these companies and two of their corporate officers pled guilty today in United States District Court here to conspiring to provide hundreds of illegal aliens to work for a national air cargo firm...

    Should you check your passenger's legal status?

    "According to the courts, the mere presence of an illegal immigrant in a vehicle does not mean the driver has committed a crime. On the streets, however, the Border Patrol calls the shots." Tucson Citizen, Oct. 4, 2006. http://www.tucsoncitizen...

    Border Security, Job Market Leave Farms Short of Workers

    "Farmers of all types of specialty crops, from almonds to roses, have seen the immigrant labor supply they depend on dry up over the past year. Increased border security and competition from other industries are driving migrant laborers out of the...

    Bush in Arizona to sign border-fence bill

    "President Bush plans to sign a bill that could bring hundreds of miles of fencing to the busiest illegal entry point on the U.S.-Mexico border during a campaign swing through Arizona today." AP, Oct. 4, 2006. http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily...

    Officials along border seek veto of fence

    "What a goofy idea," said Mayor Chad Foster of Eagle Pass, chairman of the Texas Border Coalition, which is composed of mayors and county leaders from most major communities along the state's 1,200-mile border with Mexico. - Ft. Worth Star...

    Mexico predicts immigration accord, calls border wall "useless"

    "President Vicente Fox's spokesman said Tuesday that an extended U.S. border fence was "useless and unworkable," and he predicted that the two countries would reach some form of immigration accord "sooner or later." In a diplomatic...

    Border fence won't happen, GOP lawmaker says

    "Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican and key liaison to the White House on immigration, said Tuesday that 700 miles of fencing approved by Congress will probably not be built because of a lack of money and other practical considerations." Cox...

    Northrop Grumman lands DHS biometrics deal

    "Northrop Grumman Corp. won a Homeland Security Department contract potentially worth $750 million over five years to scan and record the fingerprints of foreigners applying for U.S. residency and citizenship." Washington Technology, Oct. 3...

    NPR on Supreme Court Oral Argument

    "All Things Considered, October 3, 2006 - The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether an immigrant can be deported for a crime that is a felony on the state level - but a misdemeanor under federal law. At issue is not whether someone should be deported...

    Experts see U.S. border fence plan as impractical

    "Building a fence to try to secure the U.S. border with Mexico is impractical and would simply lead illegal immigrants to cross elsewhere, according to former Customs and Border Protection agents and other experts." Reuters, Oct. 2, 2006. http...

    In Texas, Little Support for Putting Up Fences

    "That's just a big waste of money," said Vickers, a Texas Republican activist who heads a group opposed to illegal immigration that until recently was the state branch of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. - Los Angeles Times, Oct. 1, 2006...

    Mexico sends U.S. diplomatic note criticizing plan for border fence

    "Mexico sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. government on Monday saying a plan to build hundreds of miles (kilometers) of fencing on their common border would damage relations." AP, Oct. 2, 2006. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/03/america...

    Illegal - but Essential

    "Experts say undocumented immigrants are a driving force in the economy, despite a toll on public services and unskilled workers." Los Angeles Times, Oct. 1, 2006. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-immigecon1oct01,1,5313284,full.story

    Respect sought for immigration judges

    "As president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, which recently signed its first collective bargaining agreement with the Justice Department, Slavin is trying to improve the lot and image of the nation's immigration judges - overworked...

    Houston Police Revise ID Policy

    "Under fire in recent months over its policy toward illegal immigrants, the Houston Police Department is unveiling new procedures today to allow more cooperation with federal agents trying to catch criminals living in the country illegally."...

    Preview of Tuesday's SC Oral Argument

    "On Tuesday, the first day of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court's 2006-07 term, the justices will consider Toledo-Flores' criminal case, along with that of a fellow Mexican national deported after a similar drug conviction in South Dakota...

    More USC "Enemy Combatants?"

    "Buried in the complex Senate compromise on detainee treatment is a real shocker, reaching far beyond the legal struggles about foreign terrorist suspects in the Guantanamo Bay fortress. The compromise legislation, which is racing toward the White...

    Police Enforcement of Immigration Laws Raises Worry

    "This is a concerted effort to dupe the citizens into thinking that they are actually going to solve the immigration problems in this town," said former council member Carol A. Bruce, a supporter of the day-labor center who was defeated for...