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Senate Finance Panel Approves Children’s Health Bill

January 15, 2009 - Congress Daily

The Senate Finance Committee approved legislation 12-7 late this afternoon expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program to include coverage for legal immigrant children and pregnant women.

U.S. Issues Scathing Report on Immigrant Who Died in Detention - NYTimes.com

January 15, 2009 - The New York Times

Federal immigration officials investigating the death of a New York computer engineer from China who died in their custody last summer said Thursday that supervisors at a Rhode Island detention center had denied the ailing man appropriate medical treatment on multiple occasions and that employees had dragged.

Federal immigration officials terminate contract with RI detention facility after inmate death

January 15, 2009 - Los Angeles Times

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Federal immigration officials have terminated their contract with a detention facility following an investigation into the death of an inmate, and several members of the local board that oversees the jail have been replaced.

Senate committee takes up children’s health bill after overwhelming win in House

January 15, 2009 - Chicago Tribune.com

WASHINGTON (AP) Legislation that would increase spending for children's health care has lost support from some key Senate Republicans, but they acknowledged that they probably can't do much to block the effort.

Despite Economy, Illegal Immigrants Unlikely to Leave U.S.

January 14, 2009 - Washingtonpost.com

Although the economy's nosedive has probably contributed to a substantial drop in the number of illegal immigrants coming to the United States, those already here will be less motivated to return home, according to a report released today.

House to Take Up Children’s Insurance - NYTimes.com

January 14, 2009 - The New York Times

Filed at 3:30 a.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pregnant immigrants and the children of legal immigrants would get health coverage under legislation the House is considering as part of an expansion of a children's health insurance program.

E-Verify Worker Screening Postponed By Court Ruling

January 14, 2009 - Congress Daily

A U.S. District Court ruling in Maryland has delayed implementation of a Bush administration rule requiring federal contractors to use the Homeland Security Department's E-Verify system to check the immigration status of its .

No Hard Sign of Reverse Migration - NYTimes.com

January 14, 2009 - The New York Times

Despite the worst United States economy in decades and a slowdown in the growth of the nations foreign-born population, there is no hard evidence of a return migration tied to the recession, researchers at the Migration Policy Institute said in a report released Wednesday.

Illegal Immigrants Stay in U.S. Despite Recession

January 14, 2009 - The Wall Street Journal

By CAM SIMPSON WASHINGTON -- Illegal immigration to the U.S. may be slowing, but undocumented migrants who are already here aren't likely to return home en masse barring a more severe economic downturn, according to a study to be released Wednesday by the Migration Policy Institute in Washington.

Raids to become the focus of immigration policy push

January 13, 2009 - The Hill

Hispanic Democrats are changing their strategy to get a sweeping rewrite of immigration laws passed, focusing attention on controversial workplace raids that have increased in the absence of a legislative fix.


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