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Teen/Young Adult Joblessness Worsening

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With foreign workers filling jobs traditionally held by teenagers and young adults, the Washington Post reports today that the youth jobless rate for June was at its highest level in the last 60 years, according to a new study. Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies analyzed Labor Department data and found that only 37 percent of teenagers ages 16 to 19 were employed nationwide, compared with 51 percent in June 2000.

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McCain, Obama Appear at La Raza Convention

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Sen. John McCain spoke at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza yesterday in San Diego, coming on the heels of Sen. Barack Obama who appeared there on July 13. Both presidential candidates support passage of “comprehensive” immigration reform legislation (aka, amnesty for illegal aliens), but chose this forum to blame each other for the measure’s demise in 2007.

Candidates Blame Each Other for Failing to Enact Amnesty

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19 Pilgrim's Pride workers plead guilty to Social Security fraud

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Nineteen former Pilgrim's Pride workers have pleaded guilty to misusing Social Security numbers in order to gain employment at a Texas plant. These convictions stem from the April ICE raids of Pilgrim's Pride facilities in five states. These individuals, all illegal aliens of Latin American origin, have been handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation.

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Missouri Governor Signs Law Targeting Illegal Aliens

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Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed into law today legislation that will make it harder for illegal aliens living in the state to receive benefits and harder to find jobs.

The new legislations requires all public employers to use the E-Verify system to verify the legality of a potential employee and requires and individual to prove their citizenship status before receiving state benefits such as food stamps and housing. The bill also punishes those localities that adopt policies to not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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Time to Re-Authorize E-Verify Without Strings -- and make mandatory, too

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  by  Roy Beck

Friends, it is essential that the E-Verify program be re-authorized immediately and without any strings that might later strangle it.

Earlier today, there were signs that supporters of illegal foreign workers were trying to attach just those kinds of strings, and we're happy to report that negotiations seem to be back on track for a clean re-authorization.

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First Supervisors Arrested After Meatpacking Raid

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The May 12 enforcement action at the Postville, Iowa meatpacking plant yielded 389 rank-and-file arrests, but no managerial arrests until yesterday when the first supervisors were taken in custody. The New York Times reports two supervisors were charged with securing false documents for illegal aliens and a warrant was issued for the arrest of a third person, who is described as a plant manager. 270 of the illegal aliens arrested were sent to federal prison on fraudulent document charges.

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Crime Drop Linked to Illegal Immigration Reduction Efforts

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The Associated Press reports that Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart links the decline in certain types of crime last year to the County's efforts to reduce illegal immigration. The Virginia County released a study in late June that says homicides dropped by 44 percent from 2006 to 2007. Also, during the same time period, the number of rapes fell 33 percent, robberies declined 23 percent, and aggravated assaults dropped by 18 percent.

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