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2008-07-05 12:00:10

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Two supervisors at an Iowa meatpacking plant that was raided by federal immigration agents in May were arrested and charged with encouraging people to live in the United States illegally. Juan Carlos Guerrero-Espinoza, 35, and Martin De La Rosa-Loera, 43, were also charged Thursday with and aiding and abetting the possession and use of fraudulent identification. Guerrero-Espinoza was charged with aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. Federal immigration...

2008-06-30 09:02:45

By Deborah Bulkeley Deseret News The incarceration arms of two Utah sheriff offices will soon play an active role in immigration enforcement. Weber and Washington counties have entered into agreements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for some corrections officers to receive federal training on immigration enforcement. "We worked really hard to get this," said Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith. "The application process had us in competition with many other agencies around the...

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2008-02-25 12:25:00

Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Michael Chertoff announced Friday that a new "virtual fence" to help fight illegal border crossings along part of the U.S.-Mexico border is now ready for service.   Chertoff made the report at a briefing about the country's border-control efforts, at which authorities also announced higher fines for employers who hire illegal immigrants.  "What we are doing is using all of the tools at our disposal to get the maximum leverage for...

2008-02-12 12:00:11

By Dave Montgomery, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Feb. 12--WASHINGTON -- The U.S. population will increase from 296 million to 438 million by the middle of the century, with immigrants and their U.S.-born children or grandchildren accounting for 82 percent of the growth, according to new projections of demographic trends. The projections released Monday by the Pew Research Center predict that the share of immigrants in the U.S. population over the next four decades will surpass that of...

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2007-08-02 18:15:00

By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ MIAMI - A Japanese computer science student fails to take a full load of university classes and loses his student visa. A 10th-grade Indian girl is detained because of a high school essay she wrote on the Department of Homeland Security. These are two of the characters in "ICED!" - a new video game that invites players to step into the shoes of foreigners who run afoul of the U.S. immigration system. It is part of a burgeoning genre of video games that examine major...

2006-11-03 12:00:19

SAN ANTONIO - Texas has started broadcasting live images of the U.S. border on the Internet in a security program that asks the public to report signs of illegal immigration or drug crimes. A test Web site went live Thursday at texasborderwatch.com with views from eight cameras and ways for viewers to e-mail reports of suspicious activity. Previously, the images had only been available to law enforcement and landowners where the cameras are located. "There is only one way to test it, and...

2006-09-04 17:33:38

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of liberalized immigration laws bellowed at each other through bullhorns at a rally in Phoenix on Monday as pressure on the U.S. Congress to break a deadlock over a proposed immigration overhaul gathered pace nationwide. About a thousand supporters of a Senate bill offering millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship gathered outside the Capitol building in downtown Phoenix on Labor Day, chanting, "We are America"...

2006-09-04 15:09:17

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of liberalized immigration laws bellowed at each other through bullhorns at a rally in Phoenix on Monday as pressure on the U.S. Congress to break a deadlock on an immigration overhaul gathered pace nationwide. About a thousand supporters of a Senate bill offering millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship gathered outside the Capitol building in downtown Phoenix, chanting, "We are America" and waving U.S. flags....

2006-09-01 15:37:43

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pro-immigration activists took to the streets of Chicago on Friday, in the first of a week of marches nationwide to step up pressure on a returning U.S. Congress to move forward with a stalled immigration overhaul. Dozens of marchers waving U.S., Mexican and other flags set off from Chinatown, at the start of a four-day trek to the district offices in Batavia, Ill., of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert, a Republican. Organizers said they planned...

2006-08-30 18:09:25

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Increased security on the U.S.-Mexican border is turning human smuggling into a multi-billion dollar criminal industry and attracting violent gangs with ties to Mexican drug cartels, authorities say. The U.S. government has gradually tightened its grip on the porous Mexican border in response to heightened concerns over homeland security -- most recently ordering 6,000 National Guard troops to the border in May. Police and prosecutors in Arizona,...