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Midwives bring citizenship questions

February 11, 2009 - Dallas Morning News

ERIC GAY/The Associated Press Anna Karen Ramirez, 19, of Alamo, Texas, sued the State Department to get her passport. Tighter border-crossing rules requiring passports take effect June 1.

Agriculture groups push for foreign workers even as US workers lose jobs by thousands

February 11, 2009 - Chicago

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) John Wyss had just been hired at one of the nation's largest apple growers in 2005 when the company couldn't find enough workers. Fruit went unpicked, and much of what was picked came off the trees too late.

RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.: Shut down Sheriff Joe’s latest stunt

February 11, 2009 - Fresno Bee

SAN DIEGO -- One of the most dangerous places to be in Arizona is caught between Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his publicity stunts. That's just where Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano finds herself.

Legisladores de Iowa comenzaron debate sobre proyectos de ley de inmigración

February 11, 2009 - MSN Latino

Denver, 10 feb (EFE).- El comité de asuntos estatales del Legislativo de Iowa comenzó hoy a debatir dos proyectos de ley que, de aprobarse, establecerían un nuevo acuerdo agentes locales y federales y crearía una nueva base de datos para comprobar el estatus migratorio de los residentes en este estado.

Building a House for Day Laborers

February 11, 2009 - Alter Net

Many day workers are ending up on the street or in homeless shelters.

Letter - Immigration Raids -

February 11, 2009 - The New York Times

To the Editor: Despite Vow, Target of Immigrant Raids Shifted (front page, Feb. 4) reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials shifted their focus from dangerous fugitives to the easiest people to find.

States, cities revisiting immigration ordinances

February 11, 2009 - The Arizona Republic

Some states, cities and counties that plunged into the immigration debate are having second thoughts. In Texas, Alabama and elsewhere, lawmakers have repealed or modified measures that cracked down on illegal immigrants or made English the official language.

Empresas se alzan en armas por la cláusula de “E-verify” que figura en un plan de estímulo

February 10, 2009 - Telemundo - Yahoo

10 de febrero de 2009, 02:04 PM Washington, 10 feb (EFE).- El empresariado de EEUU necesita con urgencia la mano amiga del Gobierno para capear la crisis económica, pero también se ha alzado en armas por una controvertida cláusula en un plan de estímulo que le supondría costos millonarios.

Iowa immigration bills given little chance of approval

February 10, 2009 -

Two immigration bills criticized today as being unnecessary and impossible to enforce in some instances have little chance of advancing, a key lawmaker acknowledged.

Bad economy forcing immigrants to reconsider U.S.

February 10, 2009 -

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream.

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