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Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge signs on to travel lobby

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has signed up with a travel industry lobby group to prepare a package of "big and bold" reforms to U.S. visa and border rules.

The aim of the reforms is to make it easier for global travelers to visit the United States.

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Employers' immigration pains

The LA Times reports:

The raid of six Swift & Co. meat packing plants last week spotlighted the fine line employers face because of increased government scrutiny: Make sure your employees are in the U.S. legally, but don't push too hard to find out.

This time, federal inspectors detained 1,300 Swift workers suspected of providing stolen Social Security numbers to the company. But four years ago, the company's requirement that Latino job applicants provide proof of their legal status led to a $200,000 fine for discrimination.

Judge orders city to overhaul way it helps battered immigrants

A judge has ordered New York City to stop denying aid to legal immigrant women and children who have been abused.

Law students giving immigrants rare legal aid in immigration cases on appeal

Law students are participating in a special program, the Washington-based Pro Bono Appeals, to help immigrants, free of charge, who have cases on appeal.

U.S. citizen deported

He was facing his second deportation hearing when he learned he was already a U.S. citizen. Still, federal prosecutors fought to keep him in custody. Last week, a federal judge scolded prosecutors for the mistake. 'In effect, the government is arguing ...

Church Is Sanctuary As Deportation Nears: Immigrant Activist Defies U.S. Order

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 -- A 31-year-old illegal immigrant who has become a spokeswoman for undocumented workers is defying a deportation order and has taken sanctuary in a church on this city's West Side. Elvira Arellano refused to comply with the order ...

Immigrants Sue New Orleans Hotelier

Immigrants Sue New Orleans Hotelier By MICHELLE ROBERTS NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Immigrant workers recruited from South America and the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Katrina sued a prominent hotelier Wednesday, saying they are being exploited. More ...

Jobs that get you a US Visa - NEWS.com.au

Jobs that get you a US Visa ... But to do that, you need to find a job, a company willing to sponsor you and then apply for one of the country's precious H1B visas. ...

ACLU sues small town over immigration law

ALLENTOWN, PA. - Hispanic activists and the ACLU sued the city of Hazleton on Tuesday over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants by a U.S. city. Hazleton, a city of about 31,000 people 80 miles from Philadelphia, voted last month to fine ...

U.S. immigration: Census data finds 16% increase in 5 years; many go to new areas

The number of immigrants living in American households rose 16 percent over the last five years, fueled largely by recent arrivals from Mexico, according to fresh data released by the Census Bureau. And increasingly, immigrants are bypassing the ...

Area Immigrants Top 1 Million

The Washington metropolitan region is home to more than 1 million immigrants, solidifying its position as a gateway to America, according to census figures released today. Last year, one in five people in metropolitan Washington were immigrants, compared ...

Slot of 20,000 H1B visas exhausted - Business Standard

Slot of 20,000 H1B visas exhaustedBusiness Standard, India - Jul 30, 2006The slot of 20,000 visas in the H1B category reserved for those who have a master’s or a higher degree from American institutions has been exhausted for 2007 ...

Understaffed firms hurt by visa curbs - Sun-Sentinel.com

Understaffed firms hurt by visa curbsSun-Sentinel.com, FL - Aug 6, 2006... Compounding the problem are quotas on US work visas for the foreign professionals, known as H1B visas, and other hurdles for US entry. ...

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