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Border crackdown drives up violent immigrant smuggling, kidnapping

Let’s see what Lou Dobbs makes of this one: turns out the crackdown on border crossings by undocumented immigrants has actually led to an increase in the violent smuggling, kidnapping and ransoms demanded for delivering undocumented workers into the United States.

Congress: Give undocumented workers a ‘blue card’ instead of ‘pink slip’

On the same day that the Labor Department reported 637,000 new jobless claims in the first week of May — up 32,000 from the week before — a group of Senate Democrats introduced legislation designed to fix the labor shortage facing the nation’s farms.

New DHS picks raise hopes for immigration reform

President Obama announced today that he plans to nominate John Morton to be assistant secretary of homeland security for immigration and customs enforcement (ICE). Morton is a longtime Justice Department official and current acting deputy assistant attorney general of the criminal division. Esther Olavarria, a Senior Fellow and Director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, is Obama's pick for deputy assistant secretary of homeland security for policy. Olavarria, in particular, signals a major change for DHS.

Tancredo, Immigration and Evolution

At the Republican presidential debate the other night, Colorado hopeful Tom Tancredo haltingly raised his hand when the moderator asked,"Is there anybody on the...
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