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Immigration to go Paperless

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The Bush Administration has launched an initiative with the help of IBM for changing the way immigration applications for visas, citizenship and approval to work in the United States are handled. The five-year, $500 million effort would convert the case-management system for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services from paper to electronic.

The new system would allow other federal agencies to access immigration records faster. It would save time from the paper files and reduce the labor-intensive filing system currently in place.

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Nine State Chambers Change Hands

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Tuesday's elections didn't just impact the federal level of government, but it also had a major impact at the state level as well. At least nine different state lawmaking bodies have seen a shift in party control.

The Alaska Senate which was controlled by the Republicans is now a tie. The New York Senate, Delaware House, Ohio House, Wisconsin Assembly and Nevada Senate have all switched from Republican control to the Democrats. Both the Tennessee House and Senate, Montana Senate and Oklahoma Senate have moved from the Democrats from the Republicans.

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ICE's Myers to step down

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers has stepped down according to a statement released by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Her resignation is effective Nov. 15.

"Under Julie's leadership, ICE has undertaken exceptional law enforcement operations with unprecedented results. She has instituted and overseen several key law enforcement programs that have dramatically enhanced the department's efforts to curb illegal immigration and ensure strong enforcement of customs laws," Chertoff said in a written release.

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Proposition 202 in Arizona Soundly Defeated (59% to 41%) -- Big Victory for Enforcement

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NumbersUSA had said that defeating Proposition 202 was the most important vote of these elections. The ballot measure was pushed by Arizona businesses that wanted to make it easier to hire illegal aliens and to gut a new Arizona law that may be the toughest in the nation in keeping illegal aliens out of jobs. Prop. 202 was deceptively named the "Stop Illegal Hiring Act" even though it would have done the exact opposite. NumbersUSA thanks all of you who sent money to pay for ads to inform voters of the deception just before Tuesday.

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Sign the Petition asking President-Elect Barack Obama to Reject Amnesty

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Please sign our petition asking President-elect Barack Obama to support American workers over illegal aliens by rejecting an illegal alien amnesty.

Illegal aliens take job opportunities away from the most vulnerable Americans in skilled and unskilled positions. To force through an amnesty for illegal aliens would hurt American workers.

It is very important that you both sign the petition and ask your friends to sign it too.

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Company Ex-President Pleads Guilty to Hiring, Harboring Illegal Aliens

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Francesco Insolia, the former owner of a New Bedford Mass. manufacturing company, yesterday pled guilty to helping harbor and conceal illegal aliens by allowing the company to submit false Social Security numbers for employees under Federal government contracts. As part of the plea agreement, Insolia will serve a jail term of up to 18 months and pay a fine of $30,000. A worksite enforcement operation at the company last year resulted in the detention of over 361 illegal aliens.

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NumbersUSA Election Coverage

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From major elections in the Senate to a completely reshaped House of Representatives to a new White House and to important ballot initiatives, today's election will be one of the most important in recent history. And with the impact it's sure to have on immigration reform, NumbersUSA is your source for election news and analysis on how it impacts U.S. immigration policy.

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Another Va. City To Check Immigration Status

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Following in the footsteps of Prince William County, Va., all persons arrested for violations of local or State law by the Manassas Police Department will have their immigration status checked beginning on Dec. 1. Officers also will be allowed to investigate the status of persons who are "lawfully detained" for local or State violations if they have "probable cause."

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