Immigration News Blog
Friday, October 27, 2006
Latino immigrants transform townLatino immigrants transform town
MORRISTOWN, TENN. - Miguel Lara's funky variety store is barely wider than its plate-glass window facing Cumberland Avenue. Everything he sells, from Western boots to trendy T-shirts and CDs, targets Latinos, who have real purchasing power in Morristown
Immigration galvanizes Latino votersImmigration galvanizes Latino voters
COMMERCE CITY, COLO. Rose Segovia offers a one-word answer when asked what she will be thinking about on election day: 'Immigration,' the homemaker said as she heaved a Wal-Mart bag into her battered burgundy minivan. An unaffiliated Mexican American
EU G6 nations agree to fight terrorism and illegal immigrationEU G6 nations agree to fight terrorism and illegal immigration
Workpermit.com, UK -
The European Union's six largest countries have agreed to work together on fighting terrorism, organized crime and illegal immigration after a two-day informal ...
Ottawa rules out amnesty for 200,000 illegal workersOttawa rules out amnesty for 200,000 illegal workers
Globe and Mail
Ottawa has ruled out amnesty for the estimated 200,000 undocumented workers toiling in Canada's underground economy, saying it would not be fair to those who have applied legally and are waiting in line, according to a letter obtained by The Globe and Mail.
Immigration: Between Pragmatism And ControlImmigration: Between Pragmatism And Control
ILW.com, NY -
The twenty likely voters participating in the focus group - they happened to be Republican women - were talking about illegal immigration, and they were mad ...
Border fence plan worries Texas ranchers (AP)Border fence plan worries Texas ranchers (AP)
AP - Jeff Reed offers outdoor dining on the Rio Grande at his restaurant, Pepe's on the River. But with the U.S. government planning to build 700 miles of fence along the Mexican border, he has to wonder: Will his restaurant soon be "Pepe's on the Fence"?
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Bush signs border fence billBush signs border fence bill
President George W. Bush signed legislation on Thursday to build 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border, an election-year move against illegal immigration aimed at helping Republicans. The measure was
A New Strategy for Control of Illegal ImmigrationA New Strategy for Control of Illegal Immigration
Since January of 2004, when President Bush first proposed his comprehensive immigration reform, it has become increasingly evident that there is a sharp disconnect on this issue between the political elites in the nations capital and the values and
UK report: Immigration hits young, reports saysImmigration hits young, reports says
Times Online, UK -
The report, Immigration and the UK economy, published yesterday by Barclays Capital, debunks some of the optimism around the decision to allow citizens of ...
Experts Debate Fence Along Mexico Border, Immigration Policy in ...Experts Debate Fence Along Mexico Border, Immigration Policy in ...
President Bush signed a bill to build 700 miles of fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Experts debate the controversial immigration policy.
Foreigners tapped to fill nursing gapForeigners tapped to fill nursing gap
Post-storm conditions hurt recruiting in U.S.
(published on October 15 in the The Times-Picayune Metro News)
Hurricane Katrina has contributed to the nursing shortage issues in New Orleans. Many hospitals in the area are now looking to recruit foreign born nurses from such places as...
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Drug, human smugglers spread border corruption / As security tightens, problem of payoffs worsens, from local to federal agenciesDrug, human smugglers spread border corruption / As security tightens, problem of payoffs worsens, from local to federal agencies
By Ralph Vartabedian, Richard A. Serrano, Richard Marosi
Bribery of federal and local officials by Mexican smugglers is rising sharply, and with it the fear that a culture of corruption is taking hold along the 2,000-mile border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego. At least 200 public employees have been...
Monday, October 23, 2006
Latino immigration changing the face of AppalachiaLatino immigration changing the face of Appalachia
Houston Chronicle, United States -
As Latino immigration, legal and illegal, reaches the rural Southeast, passions, jobs, politics and pulpits are changing in towns such as Morristown, Tenn. ...
Language is used to sway voters in illegal-immigration debateLanguage is used to sway voters in illegal-immigration debate
Arizona Republic, AZ -
Inside the hostile debate surrounding illegal immigration rages a powerful war of words each side uses as weapons to gain the upper hand. ...
Indian community burgeoning in America (AP)Indian community burgeoning in America (AP)
AP - The train station billboards tell it all. Roughly every third person who lives Edison, a New York suburb, is of Asian Indian ancestry. Many are new immigrants who have come to work as physicians, engineers and high-tech experts and are drawn to "Little India" by convenience — it's near the commuter train — and familiarity.
Unpaid bills squeeze U.S. hospitals' resourcesUnpaid bills squeeze U.S. hospitals' resources
When an illegal immigrant suffers a serious illness or injury, it can cost hospitals tens of thousands of dollars a day, compounding an already mounting pile of uncompensated- and charity-care expenses generated by the uninsured at U.S. facilities.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Britons More Opposed to Immigration Than French, FT Poll SaysBritons More Opposed to Immigration Than French, FT Poll Says
Britons are more opposed to immigration than any other large European Union state, according to a poll commissioned by the Financial Times. ...
Immigration isn't 'Fear Factor:' Catholic priestsImmigration isn't 'Fear Factor:' Catholic priests
Chicago Sun-Times, United States -
A diverse group of priests from the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago joined the immigration debate Friday, calling for the suspension of nonfelony deportations ...
Illegal immigration on EU leaders' agenda todayIllegal immigration on EU leaders' agenda today
Times of Malta, Malta -
The problems faced by Malta and other EU southern member states related to illegal immigration are expected to be raised briefly today during a one-day ...
Immigration Law Difficult to NavigateImmigration Law Difficult to Navigate
Immigration attorney David Leopold, of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, talks with Farai Chideya about the legal challenges relating to immigration, visa and citizenship law.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Arizona Museum hosts lively debate on immigrationMuseum hosts lively debate on immigration
Arizona Republic, AZ -
The low-earning, unskilled American worker took center stage at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday when Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies debated Daniel Griswold of the libertarian Cato Institute over immigration reform.
Southern Europe to appeal for help with immigrationSouthern Europe to appeal for help with immigration
Ireland Online, Ireland -
Zapatero and Italy’s Prime Minister Romano Prodi will also push their counterparts to follow through on pledges of cash for EU immigration projects and ...
Immigration the top issue facing state, Coloradans sayImmigration the top issue facing state, Coloradans say
Canon City Daily Record, United States -
DENVER — Immigration is the top issue Colorado voters want the Legislature and their next governor to address, according to one pollster’s recent statewide ...
Finland approves immigration policy programFinland approves immigration policy program
People's Daily Online, China -
The Finnish government on Thursday approved an immigration policy program, which is aimed at expanding its labor force by promoting the immigration of more ...
U.S. Labor unions adrift over foreign workers' activismLabor unions adrift over foreign workers' activism
Source: Manilla Sun-Star
Traditionally, US labor unions are unsupportive to immigrants, and their officials might need more time to understand immigrants' concerns in today's rise of immigration issues, says Oakland, California-based Mexican Lara Casillas of the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
UK September Unemployment Rises to 5-Year High on ImmigrationUK September Unemployment Rises to 5-Year High on Immigration
``The supply of labor is outstripping demand because of immigration,'' Richard McGuire, an economist at the RBC Capital Markets in London. ...
New Jersey town sued over immigration lawN. Jersey town sued over immigration law
Washington Post, United States -
Civil rights campaigners and business groups sued the New Jersey township of Riverside on Wednesday over a law that seeks to crack down on illegal immigration. ...
Asia trade strains port / New U.S. maritime chief pays a visit to Oakland, where bustling traffic points to need for expansionAsia trade strains port / New U.S. maritime chief pays a visit to Oakland, where bustling traffic points to need for expansion
By David Armstrong
Driven by surging trade with Asia that is approaching double-digit growth this year, the Port of Oakland -- one of the country's prime gateways for ocean shipping to and from Asia -- is feeling a new sense of urgency about development projects that it hopes...
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
LEGAL AFFAIRS: UMKC professor loses tuition suitLEGAL AFFAIRS: UMKC professor loses tuition suit
Just days after urging an appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit challenging a Kansas law granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, Kris Kobach lost a similar lawsuit in California.
Immigrants fuel recent Chicago area boom in housingImmigrants fuel recent area boom in housing
Newcomers plant roots, benefit local economies, census study's author saysImmigrants drove much of the Chicago-area's recent housing boom, making up more than half of the region's gain in homeowners from 2000 to 2005, according to a census analysis released Tuesday.
New Poll Shows Immigration High Among US Voter ConcernsNew Poll Shows Immigration High Among US Voter Concerns
Voice of America -
States reaches a population milestone of 300 million people, a new poll shows the American public growing increasingly restless over immigration levels and, in ...
Monday, October 16, 2006
Major study of low wage immigrant workers in CaliforniaMajor study of low wage immigrant workers in California
By Peter Rousmaniere
The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation, a highly visible state agency, has released its study of “Barriers to occupational health services for low-wage workers in California.” This is the largest scope and best investigated study of its kind. I have previously posted on numerous other more limited studies about garment, hotel and meat processing workers, and day laborers. I have copied below the entire Executive Summary. Go here for the CHSWC's website, where you can get a .doc version of the study.
This study says several important things either explicitly or by omission. First, work safety and access to workers compensation protections present pervasive problems among low wage workers -- in particular, immigrant workers. The authors are effectively confirming other studies, in greater depth and more nuance.
Second, the authors say by their silence that the California state agency with the greatest practical influence over correcting these problems is, well, useless. The authors appeared to have never even interviewed executives at the massive state run State Compensation Insurance Fund. SCIF is by far the largest workers comp insurer in the state, in fact the largest in the world, and whose seven person board includes three union representatives. I queried the Commission last summer about why SCIF was not even mentioned in an earlier draft. I did not receive a direct answer. I am left with the feeling that one state agency, CHSWC, decided that SCIF was useless as either a source of information or as a promoter of work safety and workers comp improvements. SCIF is likely by far the largest insurer of low eimmigrant workforces in the state.
Who are these low wage workers? The authors write, “Officially, over 3.7 million Californians are employed in occupations whose median wage is less than $10 an hour, the definition used in this report to classify workers as “low-wage.” Perhaps as many as two million more may be employed in California’s expanding underground economy. The majority of low-wage workers are nonwhite and immigrants. Typical low-wage occupations in California include restaurant and food service employees, health aides, cashiers, janitors, hotel cleaners, assemblers, security guards, farm laborers, retail clerks and sewing machine operators, among others.
“Overall, nearly two-thirds of the 25 leading occupations reporting non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses are low-wage occupations. Heavy physical exertion, exposure to toxic substances and blood borne pathogens, repetitive motions performed bent over or in awkward postures for hours and slips, falls and other accidents are some of the common risk factors.”
Farm Workers at a Premium in California's Central ValleyFarm Workers at a Premium in California's Central Valley
California's Central Valley faces a labor shortage exacerbated by efforts to control immigration. As Sasha Khokha of member station KQED reports, some farmers have responded by improving pay and benefits for seasonal labor. Others are investing in labor-saving devices.
Students don't want to play politically incorrect immigration gameStudents don't want to play politically incorrect immigration game
Pensacola News Journal, FL -
The game ended before it even began, but not before a swirl of controversy, criticism and rationalization swept across the University of West Florida campus.
Students explore immigration issuesStudents explore immigration issues
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, WA -
The immigration debate became up-close and personal for a group of Whitman College students last week. ...
Immigration one of the key factors in future of commutingImmigration one of the key factors in future of commuting
Houston Chronicle, United States -
Immigration, residential patterns and whether aging baby boomers decide to keep working are among the forces that will shape the future of commuting, a massive ...
Two kinds of immigrationTwo kinds of immigration
Boston Globe, United States -
DEBATES OVER immigration have intensified over the past few years, but the nation's understanding of how immigration affects the economy has not kept up. ...
Immigration NationImmigration Nation
Foreign Affairs Magazine -
The United States is far less divided on immigration than the current debate would suggest. An overwhelming ...
The changing face of America / Immigrants are big factor as nation nears 300 millionThe changing face of America / Immigrants are big factor as nation nears 300 million
By Ilene Lelchuk
The 300 millionth American is expected to arrive this week, but in a break with tradition, that landmark resident won't necessarily be a newborn. She or he may be an adult immigrant. All the U.S. Census Bureau knows for sure is that a baby is...
Friday, October 13, 2006
Is Immigration Enforcement Affecting Farmers?Is Immigration Enforcement Affecting Farmers?
10News.com, CA -
Many have said it might be one of the trickle-down effects of immigration enforcement. California farmers said they are suffering ...
Ruling includes Tyson's Indiana's plantRuling includes Tyson's Ind. plant
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A federal judge granted class action status to a lawsuit that contends Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat producer, depressed wages by hiring illegal immigrants at eight plants in Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, Missouri, Texas and Virginia.
Border fence construction no answer to immigration issue, bishops ...Border fence construction no answer to immigration issue, bishops ...
Catholic Online, CA -
The construction of a 700-mile fence on the US-Mexican border will not solve the problem of illegal immigration and will lead ...
National media figures discuss immigration at Colgate eventNational media figures discuss immigration at Colgate event
Colgate University News & Events, NY -
Malkin, syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel contributor, may not see eye to eye on a lot of issues, but they do agree that illegal immigration is a huge ...
Legal immigration factors into reformLegal immigration factors into reform
Chicago Tribune, United States -
Teodora Unlayao was a 34-year-old single woman when she applied in the Philippines for a legal U.S. visa to reunite with her sister in Glenview. Now the mother of a college student, Unlayao is almost 58. And she is still waiting. Though she is eligible to immigrate to the U.S., only a limited number of Filipinos are admitted to rejoin their families each year. Immigration demand worldwide is at least triple the supply, and the odds are much worse for Unlayao because she hails from a high-immigrant country.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
A special immigration dilemmaA special immigration dilemma
Imagine if your spouse was a foreign citizen... but immigration authorities told you that she or he could not legally live in the United States with you. ...
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
South Carolina: Senate panel takes on immigrationSenate panel takes on immigration
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC -
COLUMBIA - South Carolina will have to create its own plan to address illegal immigration, a problem that is increasing the size of schools and prisons and ...
Experts tout immigration as key to Canada's talent searchExperts tout immigration as key to Canada's talent search
Gordon Nixon, president and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada says immigration should be viewed 'as a blueprint for nation-building.'. ...
Uganda: Crisis in Immigration Runs Much DeeperUganda: Crisis in Immigration Runs Much Deeper
AllAfrica.com, Washington -
Government ministers have been named among people protecting illegal aliens in the country. The Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs has started scrutinising a report written by a select committee of its predecessor Parliament on the immigration department.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Cabbies, clerks put lives on lineCabbies, clerks put lives on line
Immigrants' top cause of death on the job: HomicideBlood seeps from his hands and face. His skin burns from the knife that has slashed at him from the cab's backseat. He thinks he is dying like his friend whose throat was cut by a robber in his cab late one night.
IMMIGRATION RAIDS: Local farmers reeling from bustsIMMIGRATION RAIDS: Local farmers reeling from busts
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, NY -
Crops are rotting as a consequence of recent immigration raids in Orleans, Niagara, Monroe and Genesee counties. ...
Immigration issue no longer focusImmigration issue no longer focus
Los Angeles Daily News, CA -
While House and Senate Republicans made illegal immigration their top priority before hitting the campaign trail this month, a new Pew Research ...
Illegal immigration proposal meets Hispanic group's countermoveIllegal immigration proposal meets Hispanic group's countermove
Centre Daily Times, PA -
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Instead of an ordinance calling for more active enforcement of immigration laws, a Hispanic group proposes one that would declare the city ...
Immigration and Racism in IrelandImmigration and Racism in Ireland
In the last fifteen to twenty years, two new phenomena have finally reached Ireland –Immigration and alongside it - Racism. ...
US seeks immigration 'pointers' from CanadaUS seeks immigration 'pointers' from Canada
CBC Ottawa, Canada -
U.S. officials are interested in the point system used to rate and admit highly skilled immigrants in Canada — and which has been so successful that immigrants are now better educated than Canadian-born workers, says a Kingston, Ont., researcher.
Documentary takes look at immigration's 'Other Side'Documentary takes look at immigration's 'Other Side
'El Paso Times, TX -
What happens to the women left behind by husbands and sons who leave to work arduously and illegally in the United States? Director Heather Courtney set out to answer the question using video letters exchanged between people living on separate sides of the border. The result was her documentary, "Letters from the Other Side," which airs on PBS stations this month.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Disparities in education, income among second generation immigrantsDisparities in education, income among second generation immigrants
By Peter Rousmaniere
The Migration Information Service published this week a study of education, language speaking, and income patterns among Latin American and Asian second generation immigrants in southern California (San Diego) and southern Florida (Miami/ fort Lauderdale). I plucked out of the study some interesting figures on relative educational attainment and income of the family in which the second generation immigrant – usually at their mi 20s – is living.
At the low end of educational attainment and family income are Cambodian and Laotians in southern California and Haitians in southern Florida. In contrast, “At the other end, the combination of high parental human capital, a high proportion of intact families, and a neutral context of reception (as defined above), led second-generation Chinese and other Asians to extraordinary levels of educational achievement, only matched in South Florida by the offspring of upper-middle-class Cuban exiles who attended private schools. Vietnamese youths also did quite well despite low average levels of parental education.”
The schedule below lists the region, the nationality, the percentage of high school students who did not go onto higher education, and the average family income. The educational attainment percentage is the share who did NOT go onto higher ed.
These education figures don’t jibe well with national average. Nationally, about 36% do not go onto higher ed. Higher ed utilization rates are notoriously complicated to estimate. The higher education participation figures by nationality seem much too high. However, I think we can use these figures to *compare* the nationalities below. Chinese second generation people are most active in higher education among all groups. Cambodians and Laotians have the worst rate for post high school education.
How to read the list below...an example: Among Filipinos in southern California, 2nd generation persons were less inclined to pursue post high school education than were Vietnamese, other Asians and Chinese. The median income of the households in which the second generation resides is, for Filipinos, about $55,000 – much higher than any other listed nationality for that region.
Cambodian, Laotian 45.9%, $25,179
Chinese 5.7% $33,611
Filipino 15.5%, $55,323
Mexican 38% $32,585
Vietnamese 12.6% $34,868
Other, Asian 9.1%, $40,278
Other, Latin American 25.5%, $31,500
Colombian 17%, $45,948
Cuban (Private School) 7.5%, $70,395
Cuban (Public School) 21.7%, 48,598
Haitian 15.3%, $26,974Nicaraguan 26.4% $47,054
West Indian 18.1%, $30,326
California: Governor breaks immigration hushGovernor breaks immigration hush
The Argus, CA -
For an issue on the minds of voters, immigration has been a notable no-show in the race for governor of California — at least until now. ...
Intelligent immigrationIntelligent immigration
San Jose Mercury News, USA -
Broad class considerations are now transcending particular party, racial and ethnic views of illegal immigration, pitting the well-off few against the less-fortunate many. Many of the more privileged Americans who frequent fancy restaurants, stay in hotels and depend on hired help for lawn and pool maintenance, home repair and child care don't think illegal immigration is that big of a deal.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Gambia: Spain And the Gambia Sign Immigration AgreementGambia: Spain And the Gambia Sign Immigration Agreement
The Governments of The Gambia and Spain yesterday signed an immigration agreement at State House in Banjul to control illegal immigration. ...
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Party capitalises on Belgium's fears over immigrationParty capitalises on Belgium's fears over immigration
In a dingy, dark-windowed pub in south Antwerp, Inge, a Belgian-born mother of two, draws on a cigarette and outlines her fears on immigration. ...
UK immigration hits all-time highUK immigration hits all-time high
BBC News, UK -
... of migrant workers in Britain. It confirms the general picture of a recent surge in immigration. The ONS concludes that opening ...
Border fence ignores broader immigration issuesBorder fence ignores broader immigration issues
The Graphic, Malibu -
The United States Senate successfully passed immigration legislation only hours before Congress left Washington DC for a six-week recess in the run-up to the ...
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Bernanke- immigration won't solve US aging problemBernanke- immigration won't solve US aging problem
(Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that increased immigration can help support the aging US population, but ...
Effective aid will curb immigration, says ToryEffective aid will curb immigration, says Tory
Guardian Unlimited, UK -
The Tories' spokesman for international aid and development today linked the debate over immigration to the idea of helping developing countries, as he argued ...
Putin calls for review of immigration laws for workers, businessPutin calls for review of immigration laws for workers, business
(RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called Wednesday for a review of immigration laws that allow foreigners to work and do ...
Customs Raids Cull Half of Ga. Town's Plant WorkersCustoms Raids Cull Half of Ga. Town's Plant Workers
Anyone who has wondered what might happen if there were no illegal immigrants in America can look to Stillmore, Ga., for a case study. After federal agents conducted investigations and raids, a chicken processing plant -- the town's biggest employer -- lost more than half its workers.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Protest planned as crackdown proposal causes stir in suburbProtest planned as crackdown proposal causes stir in suburb
If Carpentersville passes an ordinance aimed at driving away illegal immigrants, many Hispanic residents say, the village should be ready to post a "going out of business" sign.
Militant organizing by immigrants in New York City could show the way for a revitalized labor movementMilitant organizing by immigrants in New York City could show the way for a revitalized labor movement
Source: Dollars & Sense
After years of working in obscurity in the unregulated economy, migrant workers in New York City catapulted themselves to the forefront of labor activism beginning in late 1999 through three separate organizing drives among low-wage workers. Immigrants initiated all three drives: Mexican immigrants organized and struck for improved wages and working conditions at greengroceries; Francophone African delivery workers struck for unpaid wages and respect from labor contractors for leading supermarket chains; and South Asians organized for improved conditions and a union in the for-hire car service industry.
Ten top migration issues of 2005Ten top migration issues of 2005
By Peter Rousmaniere
According to Migration Information Source, several of the “top ten migration issues" of last year were related to U.S. immigration in general and working immigrants in particular.
The most relevant ones were:
US Immigration Reform Moves Forward
This year, members of Congress have sponsored numerous reform proposals that have pushed the debate forward and generated significant media coverage.
Temporary Work Programs Back in Fashion
The legacy of guest-worker programs has kept most Western countries from considering new schemes even when faced with low-skill labor shortages. But those attitudes began to shift in 2005.
Remittances Reach New Heights
In 2005, research into the size of remittances and their role as a development tool reached a new peak.
Growing Competition for Skilled Workers (and Foreign Students)
The intensifying competition for professionals such as doctors, nurses, and IT workers, as well as foreign university students, was on the minds of media pundits and policymakers this year.
Challenges of Immigrant Integration: Muslims in Europe
Only recently have European politicians and public opinion leaders talked about the need to focus on the integration of immigrants and their children.
Linking Security and Immigration Controls: The Post-9/11 US Model Goes Global
Since 9/11, the United States has helped push its border inspection and security agenda and a focus on biometric solutions onto the agendas of other countries.
EU Disunion: Immigration in an Enlarged Europe
Only the UK, Ireland, and Sweden have allowed accession-state nationals to work without permits since May 1, 2004 — and hundreds of thousands from Eastern Europe have arrived.
Clearing language barriers: How Massachusetts Convention Center Authority partners with workers and their union to provide English classesClearing language barriers: How Massachusetts Convention Center Authority partners with workers and their union to provide English classes
Source: Boston Globe
Lenita Farias, and Juan Ortiz -- all of whom work at the Massachusetts Convention Center -- are the new face of Boston. It is these workers, and 89,000 other immigrant Bostonians in our city's labor force, who carry out the essential jobs that make Boston and its businesses work.
Crackdown on immigrants empties a town and hardens viewsCrackdown on immigrants empties a town and hardens views
Many of those who weren't arrested fled, some to Kentucky. One family hid for two nights in a tree. As night sets now, a sprinkling of solitary lights glow from once-crowded trailer parks. Since the Labor Day raid, Stillmore, where the wishful sign at
French proposal on immigration divides EUFrench proposal on immigration divides EU
Workpermit.com, UK -
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking a European immigration pact including a ban on massive amnesties such as the one carried out last year by ...
Tighten up on immigration, says ESRI in IrelandTighten up on immigration, says ESRI
RTE.ie, Ireland -
In its latest economic commentary, the institute says we do not know enough about the impact of immigration and that there is a need for caution. ...
Illegal — but EssentialIllegal — but Essential
Los Angeles Times
Experts say undocumented immigrants are a driving force in the economy, despite a toll on public services and unskilled workers
Helsinki plans its own immigration policyHelsinki plans its own immigration policy
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland -
One of the new focal points for Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen is to "work for more efficient handling of issues linked with work-related immigration in the city ...
Monday, October 02, 2006
Algerian leaders tackle illegal immigrationAlgerian leaders tackle illegal immigration
Independent Online, South Africa -
The two countries have "found a great convergence of views on how to deal with the challenge of immigration" from Africa to Europe, de la Vega said following a ...
UK: Davis vows to control immigrationDavis vows to control immigration
BBC News, UK -
David Davis has vowed to bring immigration under control in a speech to the Conservative Party's annual conference, in Bournemouth. ...
Dean: '08 May Hinge on Race, ImmigrationDean: '08 May Hinge on Race, Immigration
Town Hall, DC -
Race and immigration could determine the 2008 presidential race, Democratic Party chief Howard Dean told a group of Hispanic leaders Saturday. ...
Immigration among top issues for voters in North CarolinaImmigration among top issues for votersGreensboro News Record, NC -
Curbing illegal immigration is among the five issues that North Carolinians say will most influence whom they vote for in the election Nov. ...