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Remembering The Jungle

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  by  Caroline Espinosa

In dissecting the Postville raids, many news stories, and even the Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver, have likened the working conditions in the Agriprocessors plant to those depicted in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. Having recently reread The Jungle, I find it unfortunate that none of the news stories I have read touched on an obvious and important message of the revolutionary tome: that an influx of too many immigrants is the biggest contributor to such unspeakable working conditions. There were too many people for too few jobs.

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ICE Arrests 600 in Miss. Raid

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Immigrations and Customs Enforcement arrested nearly 600 suspected illegal workers in a raid on an electronics plant Monday in Laurel, Mississippi. As of Monday evening "dozens of workers had been 'identified, fingerprinted, interviewed, photographed and processed for removal from the U.S.'"

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13-Minute Video Heart of NumbersUSA

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  by  Anne Manetas

As we prepare for the expected Congressional battles over immigration numbers this fall, it’s a good time to take stock of the urgency of our cause and the tools we have available to help fight for lower immigration numbers. This video captures the essence of NumbersUSA and is a must-see for anyone who wants to fully understand the basic information behind our work.

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Who, Exactly, is Tearing Families Apart?

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  by  Caroline Espinosa

We hear so much these days about the separation of families due to immigration raids, but no one seems to mention the family separation as a result of both legal and illegal immigration to the United States and other parts of the world. Statistics on how many children are left behind around the world – especially in Latin America – are difficult to find, but what numbers I could find, are disturbing.

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Foreign workers take jobs away from skilled Americans

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  by  Gene Nelson

Wealthy advocates of H-1B visas have industriously worked to keep this employer-designed program hidden from middle-class Americans, who are outraged when they learn how it harms them.

In 2002, Nobel economics laureate Milton Friedman correctly identified the 1990 H-1B visa program as a "government subsidy" because it allows employers access to imported, highly skilled labor at below-market wages.

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“Virtual Fence” Construction Halted

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The Interior Department has knocked a hole in the Homeland Security Department’s plan to slow illegal crossings into Arizona through the construction of a "virtual fence," the Associated Press reports. Efforts have been placed on hold until January, 2009 at the earliest because the Interior Department is concerned about the environmental damage that may result from construction on the Federal land it oversees.

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Federal/Local 287(g) Partnerships Work

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Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania state legislators attending the annual Quad State Legislative conference learned about why the 287(g) program, which trains local law enforcement officers to engage in immigration enforcement activities and enables them to initiate deportation proceedings for illegal aliens, is a fast-growing success.

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