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Federal planes fly deportees back over the desert they crossed on foot

February 13, 2009 -

CHICAGO - The nondescript 737 jet taxied to the front of the runway line at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Aboard the flight, 53 passengers stared out windows as their rising plane banked toward Mexico and their handcuffs glinted in the morning sun.

11 accused of fraud in computer work visas

February 13, 2009 -

U.S computer companies set up bogus offices in Iowa as part of a complicated scheme to exploit immigration rules and pay foreign workers less than they would typically earn elsewhere, federal prosecutors alleged Thursday.

Recesión deja sin empleo a inmigrantes hispanos

February 13, 2009 - La Opinion

WASHINGTON (EFE).- Los inmigrantes hispanos en Estados Unidos han visto aumentar su tasa de desempleo en casi tres puntos desde que comenzó la recesión económica, en diciembre de 2007, según un estudio publicado hoy por el Centro Hispano Pew.

Firms honored in fight against illegal hiring

February 13, 2009 - The Arizona Republic

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday honored four Valley companies for their efforts to employ only legal workers. At its downtown Phoenix headquarters, ICE lauded Sundt Construction, Taser International, First Credit Union and Hire Standards as the first Arizona businesses to join the ICE...

National Briefing - South - Louisiana - Guest Workers Rulings -

February 13, 2009 - The New York Times

Employers are not obligated to cover the moving costs and other expenses incurred by many immigrant workers, a federal appeals court has ruled in a case against a New Orleans hotelier that hired dozens of foreign workers after Hurricane Katrina.

Editorial - Wage Watchers -

February 13, 2009 - The New York Times

Most businesses try to compete by being efficient and smart. Some do it the nasty way. They undercut their competitors by hiring and exploiting low-wage workers.

After the Boom | Dispatches From the DownturnAs U.S. Job Opportunities Fade, More Mexicans Look Homeward

February 13, 2009 - The Wall Street Journal

By MIRIAM JORDAN LOS ANGELES -- During a decade in the U.S., Mexican immigrant Linex Rivera gave birth to three daughters, whose American citizenship offered her hope of staying in the land of opportunity.

Labor and industry agree on need for immigration reform

February 13, 2009 - University Of Denver

Representatives from industry and labor can agree on one thing: The countrys immigration policies are in disarray and in need of a big, big overhaul. From there, the views diverge.

The Media Consortium: Weekly Immigration Wire: Policy Must Inspire Allegiance, Not Anger Immigration NewsLadder

February 12, 2009 - Alter Net

The Media Consortium: Weekly Immigration Wire: Policy Must Inspire Allegiance, Not Anger Immigration...

Condena Senado encarcelamiento y encadenamiento de inmigrantes en EU

February 12, 2009 - Yahoo News (ESP)

* Es una conducta cruel que atenta contra los derechos humanos México, 12 Feb (Notimex).- El Senado condenó el encarcelamiento y encadenamiento de inmigrantes ilegales en el condado de Maricopa, en Arizona, por ser una conducta cruel y humillante que atenta contra la dignidad y los derechos elementales de...

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