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Undocumented Worker: We're Not Taking Your Jobs

Migrant worker tells her story to 'Modern Farmer'

(Newser) - Odilia Chavez, a 40-year-old undocumented migrant farm worker based in California, is the first person to tell her story in a new Modern Farmer "Farm Confessional" feature, and she has a message for anyone who thinks people like her are stealing American jobs: "We’re not taking their... More »

Feds: Seized 7-Elevens Ran 'Modern Plantation System'

Employed, exploited unauthorized immigrants, say officials

(Newser) - Homeland Security and the DOJ raided 14 7-Eleven stores in Virginia and New York today, charging nine owners and managers with employing unauthorized immigrants and identify theft. According to officials, the stores hired more than 50 unauthorized immigrants, supplied them with stolen identities—some taken from children and dead people—... More »

Why Elites Love Illegal Immigration: Cheap Labor

Victor Davis Hanson on the hypocrisy of the corporate echelon

(Newser) - When it comes to immigration reform, the real divide lies not between Republicans and Democrats, but between elites and non-elites, writes Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review . "For the corporate echelon, creating a guest-worker program and granting amnesty—without worrying about securing the border first—ensures continued access... More »

Alaska Lawmaker Doesn't Exactly Apologize for Slur

Rep. Don Young says 'wetback' used to be common, but no longer appropriate

(Newser) - An Alaska politician who referred to Mexican laborers as "wetbacks" earlier in the week says he "meant no disrespect" by the term, but stopped short of apologizing, reports the Anchorage Daily News . Rep. Don Young was giving a radio interview Tuesday when, in a discussion about the economy,... More »

Journalist Comes Clean: I'm an Illegal Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas is tired of hiding after 19 years of deception

(Newser) - The name Jose Antonio Vargas may not be familiar, but there's a decent chance you've read his work as a journalist if you're a fan of the Washington Post (where he shared a Pulitzer for coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings), the Huffington Post, or the New ... More »

Proposed Texas Bill: No Hiring Illegals, Unless...

One big exception is getting attention in Texas

(Newser) - Under House Bill 1202, one of a number of proposed Texas bills that addresses illegal immigration, anyone who "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly" hires an illegal immigrant would face up to two years in jail and a fine as high as $10,000 ... unless, of course, he or she is... More »

Chertoff's Cleaner Hired Illegals

Fined owner says he's a 'scapegoat,' blasts Homeland Security system

(Newser) - A cleaning service whose illegal workers got past Secret Service checks to scrub Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff’s home is facing fines for hiring undocumented laborers, the Washington Post reports. The owner calls the enforcement uneven, saying his small business may go under while customers and large companies enjoy... More »

US Illegal Immigration Plunges

For the first time in years, legal immigrants outnumber incoming illegals

(Newser) - The number of illegal immigrants entering the US has plummeted in the last several years, a new study has found. Close to 800,000 illegal immigrants entered the US each year from 2000-2004, but 500,000 have entered each year since, reports the Washington Post. For the first time in... More »

Texas Illegals Promised 'Hurricane Amnesty'

Officials don't want immigration enforcement to impede evacuations

(Newser) - The federal government has declared a “hurricane amnesty” in an attempt to get Texas’ illegal immigrants out of Hurricane Ike’s way, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Immigration officials will not attempt to arrest illegals in shelters or along common evacuation routes. The Red Cross has begun outreach programs... More »

Mitt Cans Landscapers in Dustup Over Illegals

Despite warning, Romney continued to use company employing illegal aliens

(Newser) - White House hopeful Mitt Romney has repeatedly lashed out at rival Rudy Giuliani for making New York a sanctuary for illegal aliens. But another sanctuary appears to be Romney's own Massachusetts estate, where illegal immigrants have been working as landscapers for at least a year, reports the Boston Globe. Romney... More »

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