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Local, Federal Cooperation Yields 31 Illegal-Alien Arrests in Two Days in Arizona

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Yavapai County, Arizona deputies arrested 31 illegal aliens within two days in an area highly trafficked by human smugglers on Interstate 17, a Phoenix ABC affiliate reports. In one encounter, deputies pulled over a van that appeared to be overloaded. It was carrying 15 passengers who ICE confirmed as being illegally present after conducting phone interviews.Similar traffic stops yielded the arrests of six illegal aliens in one vehicle, and ten in another, after ICE verified the occupants were in the county illegally.

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Need for Valid SSN Reduces Number of Oregon Driver’s License Applicants

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In February, after Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s (D) executive order took effect requiring driver’s license applicants to provide valid Social Security numbers, the number of people taking the test in Spanish fell by more than 80 percent. The executive order was designed to prevent illegal aliens from obtaining driver’s licenses. Oregon previously was a magnet for illegal aliens seeking photo IDs.

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ICE, Local Officers Arrest 62 Illegal Aliens in Florida

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A five-day Federal and local law enforcement operation netted the arrests of 55 fugitive aliens and seven other illegal aliens in Lee and Collier Counties, Florida last week. The operation serves as a reminder on this first day of Operation Scheduled Departure – an ICE program designed to give fugitive aliens an opportunity to turn themselves in for deportation -- that ICE has been increasingly successful in tracking down absconders.

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California Man Arrested in H-1B Visa Scheme

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Last week, a Riverside, Calif. man was arrested for allegedly filing almost 1,000 fraudulent documents with the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an effort to obtain H-1B visas for illegal aliens, according to an ICE press release. The elaborate scheme described by ICE, which is similar to the type of fraud perpetrated under the employer-based visa programs that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) ...

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ICE Head Discusses “Domestic Off-Shoring”

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In an ICE blog posted on July 29, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers discussed a recent enforcement case that is emblematic of the activities that unscrupulous businesses engage in to gain unfair advantage - domestic off-shoring. This practice involves building a business around the importation and employment of illegal aliens in an effort to avoid paying higher wages to, and taxes for, American workers.

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Senate Recesses Without Taking Up E-Verify Reauthorization

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The Senate started its summer recess without taking up the E-Verify reauthorization bill (H.R. 6633) the House passed by a 407-2 margin. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has been holding E-Verify hostage in the Senate until he gets 500,000 additional permanent foreign worker visas. These are simple "skilled" visas, where an individual doesn't need any specialized training or education (other than two years of college). As such, the legislation would keep a half-million Americans out of work.

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'Worst' Job Reports from Feds Today, But Sen. Menendez and Rep. Lofgren Fight for Hundreds of Thousands More Foreign Workers

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  by  Roy Beck

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced some of the worst stats on the fate of American workers in years while Sen. Menendez of New Jersey and Rep. Lofgren of California fought to import hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers. This morning, Rep. Lofgren shoved her foreign worker bill through the House immigration panel, not allowing amendments to protect American workers.

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New Pilot Program Gives Fugitive Aliens a Chance to Self-Deport

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ICE yesterday announced the introduction of a self-deportation pilot program for fugitive aliens called "Operation Scheduled Departure." Fugitive aliens are illegal aliens who are under court order to leave the United States but took flight after being released on their own recognizance. The Washington Post reports the program will give these absconders 90 days to put their affairs in order and in some cases leave with some family members. By turning themselves in, they will avoid the risk of being caught and jailed.

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Census Data Indicates 1 Million Illegal Aliens Left -- Without Jobs, They Go Home

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Pro-amnesty leaders had reasons to be distraught as the U.S. House passed a "clean" re-authorization of E-Verify for 5 years just after the release of a report that perhaps a million unlawfully present foreign citizens may have left the U.S. during the past year. One of the main arguments for an amnesty is that nothing -- NOTHING -- can cause most of the 12 million illegal residents to go back to their home countries.

The pro-amnesty spokespersons were falling all over themselves telling the news media that the exodus is not what it seems to be.

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