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Lawyer Error No Reason For Immigrants’ Appeal

January 11, 2009 - NPR Broadcast

When immigrants face possible deportation, they don't have the right to a state-appointed attorney. Now, the Bush administration says this means they also don't have the right to a new hearing if the lawyer they hire turns out to be incompetent or a fraud.

Push on Immigration Crimes Is Said to Shift Focus -

January 11, 2009 - The New York Times

LAREDO, Tex. Inside a courthouse just north of the Rio Grande, federal judges mete out prison sentences to throngs of 40 to 60 illegal immigrants at a time.

Economy May Delay Work on Campaign Pledges -

January 10, 2009 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON Confronted by the worst financial crisis in generations, President-elect Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are preparing to delay some of the promises he made on the campaign trail to avoid political distractions and focus on reversing the economic slide.

Immigrant advocates decry new rules on courts, DNA

January 09, 2009 - 1110 AM WBT

Immigrant rights advocates expressed outrage over two new rules going into effect in the waning days of the Bush administration, one affecting how immigrants are represented in deportation cases and another mandating DNA tests for detained immigrants.

Pro- and anti-immigration advocates invoke the economy

January 09, 2009 - Los Angeles Times

Pro-immigration groups say comprehensive reform would allow immigrants to bolster the nation's economic well-being. Opponents say legalization would further crowd an already dwindling job market.

E-Verify bill puts onus on employers

January 09, 2009 - Omaha World-Herald

WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER A written complaint would trigger a county or state investigation into whether an employer knowingly hired an illegal immigrant.

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