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06/29/08 | National Guard Border Troops Moving On

June 2008 marks the two-year anniversary and the end of Operation Jump Start, a joint program by the Border Patrol and Department of Defense. Yet, the persistence of undocumented immigration indicates that Operation Jump Start is anything but a success. Instead, it has been a costly and ineffective approach to border control that was incorporated into a larger, self-defeating strategy of enforcement-without-reform.

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06/19/08 | Leading Mayors Decry Raids

At this weekend's annual meeting in Miami of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the leaders of three prominent West Coast cities—Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Ron Dellums of Oakland, and Greg Nickels of Seattle—plan to introduce a resolution denouncing the workplace raids being carried out around the country by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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06/18/08 | Dead-Ends and Deportation for America's Youth

As lawmakers keep trying to "deport their way out" of a dysfunctional immigration system that has fueled a growing undocumented population, they would do well to consider the approximately 1.8 million undocumented students in the United States, whose deportation would be traumatic not only for the students themselves, but for the American workforce as a whole.

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06/09/08 | Border Challenges

A briefing with experts recently featured in the PBS series "Frontline," who have interviewed thousands of experienced and potential migrants, studied U.S. immigration enforcement up close at the border, and reached important conclusions about our current border-enforcement efforts.

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06/05/08 | EEVS Made Easy

Next week, the House Immigration Subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss the challenges and problems of a mandatory, nation-wide, electronic employment verification system (EEVS).  EEVS is the centerpiece of the "SAVE Act," introduced in Congress in November of last year by Reps. Heath Schuler (D-NC) and Tom Tancredo (R-CO), which proposes a host of deeply flawed deportation-only immigration measures.  This week, Immigration OnPoint highlights the many serious shortcomings of current federal and state legislative proposals to implement a mandatory EEVS for all employers.

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05/20/08 | Enforcement-without-Reform: Success or Failure?

On Thursday, May 22, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on "The Border Security Challenge: Recent Developments and Legislative Proposals."

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05/14/08 | E-Verify and Arizona - A Rough Road Ahead

This week, Immigration OnPoint highlights Arizona's experience with E-Verify and suggests Congress should heed the warning signals as they contemplate a national EEVS.

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05/07/08 | The SSA No-Match Program - Inefficient, Ineffective, and Costly

Today the Immigration Policy Center unveils a new report entitled The Social Security Administration No-Match Program: Inefficient, Ineffective, and Costly. Co-authored by Marielena Hincapié and Tyler Moran of the National Immigration Law Center and Michele Waslin of IPC, this new paper provides the most comprehensive analysis of the no-match program and the Administration’s new proposed regulations to use the program as an immigration enforcement mechanism.

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05/04/08 | On the Eve of an EEVS Hearing: What Should We Be Listening For?

This week, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on electronic employment verification systems (EEVS) -- Washington's latest magic potion for dealing with the nation's broken immigration system. As more hearings are expected in the coming weeks in other committees, including Homeland Security and Judiciary, what questions should the American public want to hear be thoroughly asked and answered?

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04/30/08 | ELECTION 2008: North Carolina - The Importance of Latinos and Immigrants

In anticipation of the North Carolina primary on March 6, 2008, the Immigration Policy Center presents ELECTION 2008: North Carolina. The Importance of Latinos and Immigrants to the Economy and Electorate of the 'Tar Heel State.' This fact sheet provides useful information on the immigrant population and Latino electorate of a state with one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in the U.S.

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