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Foreign tech workers touchy subject in U.S. downturn

February 19, 2009 - Reuters

- Analysis NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. technology companies, which are laying off thousands of employees, will likely have to water down their long-running campaign for permission to hire more foreign workers to avoid a political backlash this year.

Obama convocaría a líderes en migración para lanzar reforma

February 19, 2009 - AlDiaTx.com

El presidente Barack Obama dijo el miércoles que convocaría a líderes en el tema de inmigración para comenzar la preparación de "un borrador de la propuesta de reforma integral en los próximos meses".

El muro y las redadas

February 19, 2009 - La Opinion

Enlace En su primer mes de gobierno, Barack Obama ha trabajado como pocos. La magnitud de la crisis que sufre el país le ha obligado a destinar incontables horas para intentar enderezar la economía, en medio de un clima político por demás adverso debido a las críticas republicanas.

Report: ICE agents pressured to meet arrest quotas

February 19, 2009 - Houston Chronicle

LANGLEY PARK, Md. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 24 Hispanics at a convenience store in Baltimore two years ago after their supervisor told them to "bring more bodies" because they were behind their annual quota of 1,000 arrests per team, according to an ICE report released...

Sharp increase in Latino offenders sentenced for immigration crimes [UPDATED]

February 19, 2009 - Los Angeles Times Blogs

Driven by a sharp growth in illegal immigration and tougher enforcement, Latinos accounted for 40% of all sentenced federal offenders in 2007, according to a new study.

Hispanic lawmakers say Arpaio may be using racial profiling

February 18, 2009 - TucsonCitizen.com

PHOENIX - A group of Hispanic lawmakers is urging members of President Obama's administration to join in a discussion of whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has engaged in racial profiling or other civil rights abuses.

Leaving immigration to the feds

February 18, 2009 - Signonsandiego.com

Remember when state and local officials couldn't wait to get their 15 minutes of fame by cracking down on illegal immigration? Well, thank goodness, that trend might be coming to an end in part because of the economic crisis.

El desempleo azota más a las minorías

February 18, 2009 - La Opinion

El desempleo que ha ocasionado la recesión económica se está sintiendo más fuerte entre los latinos, tanto los inmigrantes como los nacidos en Estados Unidos.

Law allows religious workers more time with jailed immigrants awaiting deportation

February 18, 2009 - Chicago Tribune.com

Chicago-area religious persons began training volunteers Tuesday to take advantage of a new Illinois law allowing for more clergy visits to jailed immigrants awaiting deportation, an effort they say will shed more light on prison conditions faced by that population.

The New Political Economy of Immigration

February 18, 2009 - Alter Net

The "enforcement only" policy has fostered a national immigrant prison complex that feeds on ever-increasing numbers of arrested immigrants.


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