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Congress Recesses after Passing Short-Term E-Verify Extension

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On September 27, the Senate cleared a Continuing Resolution (CR; H.R. 2638) that, among other things, extends the E-Verify program through March 6, 2009. The inclusion of a short-term E-Verify extension in the CR was a bittersweet development. Although E-Verify will survive for four more months, the reauthorization battle will need to be fought all over again with a new President in the White House who may or may not support the program.

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ICE Arrests 76 illegal aliens in N.J.

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A six-day operation by ICE’s N.J. regional office netted the arrests of 60 fugitive aliens and 16 other immigration violators. 24 of the fugitives had criminal records while seven of the other illegal aliens had criminal histories.

The fugitive arrestees included:

A Cuban male who was convicted of a felony for possession of a controlled dangerous substance on school property;

A Honduran female who was arrested for aggravated and simple assault;

A South Korean female who was arrested for promoting prostitution; and

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ICE Arrests 78 Illegal Aliens in Pennsylvania and Delaware

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ICE officers arrested 43 fugitive aliens (13 with criminal records) and an additional 35 immigration violators (13 with criminal histories) during a week-long operation in Pennsylvania and Delaware, according to an ICE news release. The Georgetown Police Department in Delaware and the Ross Police Department in Pennsylvania assisted in the operation.

The arrestees included:

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63 Fugitive, Other Aliens Arrested in Oklahoma

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in cooperation with local police, arrested 63 fugitive aliens and other immigration violators in Oklahoma City and in six surrounding towns last week, an ICE news release announced. A number of those arrested had criminal convictions that included voluntary manslaughter, possessing and distributing controlled substances, grand larceny, extortion, assault, burglary, larceny and drunken driving.

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Actions State/Local Governments Can Take To Reduce Illegal Immigration

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Kris Kobach, arguably the nation’s premiere legal advisor for state and local government immigration reduction efforts, has published a definitive article in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal that lays out areas in which state and local governments can constitutionally act in the immigration areas without being preempted by Federal law.

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Federal Contractors That Knowingly Hired Illegal Aliens May Be Debarred

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Seven companies previously found to have knowingly hired illegal aliens are being considered for debarment from federal contracting, according  to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release. Although ICE has not previously used the debarment option, it is now seen as a potentially useful tool for protecting law-abiding businesses from unfair competition.

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