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Walling Off the Rio Grande Will Claim Many Victimsnew

The Great River is now considered one of the world's most endangered waterways, but Texans may not have to watch this serpent expire from overuse. Homeland Security, empowered by the Secure Fence Act of 2006, is rushing to wall off the U.S. border with Mexico. In so doing, the River herself -- and thousands of our wildest acres -- stands forfeit.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  03-12-2008  |  Immigration

Surveyor Stakes and Costly Mistakes at the Bordernew

I've been on the road for a week, visiting with residents who make their home on El Rio and considering how U.S. Homeland Security plans to wall the border will change la frontera.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  03-05-2008  |  Immigration

Grappling With the Border Wallnew

A major policy shift is underway on the Texas border. Following the failure of Congress and the Bush administration to forge new immigration policies, those looking north have only the face of Homeland Security to judge us by. That face is the Wall.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  02-27-2008  |  Immigration

Facing Construction Slowdown, Brazilian Immigrants Leaving South Carolinanew

Brazilians are leaving the area in droves, propelled by the downturn in the construction industry, the decreasing value of the dollar, and the fear of a statewide crackdown on illegal immigration.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jared Goyette  |  02-20-2008  |  Immigration

He's an ... Illegal Eh-liennew

He's stealing our jobs and our women. Plus, he talks funny. Meet Morgan, the illegal Canadian immigrant.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  02-20-2008  |  Immigration

Why Does the Mexican Border Wall Bypass the Rich and Connected?new

Texas resident Eloisa Tamez wants to know why her land is getting a border wall from Homeland Security, while a nearby golf course and resort remain untouched.
The Texas Observer  |  Melissa del Bosque  |  02-19-2008  |  Immigration

Patrolling South Texas for Illegal Immigrantsnew

Border Patrolman Jorge Diaz left Mexico at 12. For 20 years, he's trolled the South Texas brush for illegal compatriots.
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  01-28-2008  |  Immigration

An Epidemic of Violence Against SF Day Laborersnew

While criminals are bludgeoning and shooting workers who line up to hail building contractors who might give them work, neither the police nor any other government agency or nonprofit seems motivated to see the crimes reported, and the assailants tracked down and jailed.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  01-23-2008  |  Immigration

New Immigration Rules Could Empty the Kitchensnew

Tough rules leave restaurants looking for cooks with green cards.
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  10-15-2007  |  Immigration

The Border Yields Bones, But Not Answersnew

Sometimes undocumented immigrants who cross the border find work and share the bounty with their families back home -- sometimes they die, leaving their families only questions that will never be answered.
The Texas Observer  |  Jesse Bogan  |  10-05-2007  |  Immigration

In Immigration Battle, Letters as Leveragenew

Bay Area activists are leading the fight against a new Bush administration crackdown on undocumented workers.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Joseph Plaster  |  09-20-2007  |  Immigration

Taking Aim at New Haven's Immigrant Policynew

Florida Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, a Republican, is introducing legislation that would punish cities like New Haven that have explicit "don't ask, don't tell" policies on illegal immigration -- even though none of these cities are in Florida.
New Haven Advocate  |  Freda Moon  |  09-18-2007  |  Immigration

Texas Pols Need to Get Off the Fencenew

Our governor and two U.S. senators know a fence is pointless -- but since short-term political expediency seems to demand one, they are desperately trying to obscure their barren leadership with comb-overs.
The Texas Observer  |  Editorial  |  09-10-2007  |  Commentary

The Inanity of a DHS Fence in South Texasnew

A proposed Rio Grande fence will separate families, wreck economies, and threaten wildlife, but it won't stop illegal immigrants.
The Texas Observer  |  Mary Jo McConahay  |  09-10-2007  |  Immigration

New Law Causes Real Problems for Wisconsin Immigrantsnew

The state's Real ID law took effect in April, presaging changes in federal law that will mandate that motor vehicle authorities verify immigration status.
Isthmus  |  Mary Ellen Bell  |  08-27-2007  |  Immigration

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