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TODAY - 2:40 PM Pacific - RICK OLTMAN of FAIR
Fox News Channel
Rick be debating an immigration lawyer about HR1918, a bill that will give
illegal alien students amnesty, low interest loans known as Pell Grants, and
basically take seats in colleges that should go to American students.





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U.S., Mexico put thorniest issues on table

The United States and Mexico are poised to discuss an even more ambitious guest-worker program than previously envisioned, one that could offer workers freedom of movement in choosing jobs and the opportunity to join unions, sources close to the negotiations say. -- Such an outcome would mollify concerns from U.S. labor unions and key Hispanic organizations over workplace rights and legal residency, two points that traditionally have posed a stumbling block to resolving the illegal immigration issue. -- The two sides still are some distance from an agreement, the sources say.

Border Patrol rescues injured illegal
San Diego - A suspected illegal immigrant with a broken leg who spent seven days crawling through remote mountain terrain was rescued Tuesday by the U.S. Border Patrol. He was rescued by helicopter and flown to a hospital where he was listed in fair condition. He was being treated for the broken leg and severe dehydration.


Bill (HR 1918) would make taxpayers pay for college for illegal aliens

From left, Rick Oltman of FAIR, John Gibson of Fox, and Ben Johnson of American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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Madison, WI

Latino workers targeted in review

The union representing University of Wisconsin- Madison janitors alleges in a civil rights complaint that the university unfairly targeted 25 workers with Latino surnames for an immigration review. All the workers were fired or quit as a result of the review. Three workers filed individual complaints in late April with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Milwaukee, according to Mark Thomas, president of the the American Federation of State, City and Municipal Employees Local 171. The workers allege discrimination on the basis of ethnic heritage. As a matter of policy, the EEOC never confirms or denies the filing of a complaint.


With break in weather comes rise in migrant crossings

A respite from rough weather has resulted in an increase in the number of Cuban migrant landings during the past week. At least 77 have arrived in South Florida since Wednesday. All the migrants -- who came in several different groups -- are believed to have been smuggled in by boat, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. The latest landing was just before dawn Monday, when a group of 28 -- 18 men, four women, and six children -- arrived in Tavernier, according to Border Patrol spokesman Mike McClarnon. The group said they left Playa Piñón in Villa Clara province at 8 p.m. Sunday night in a 25- to 30- foot boat with twin outboard engines.

New York Must Provide Medicaid to Immigrants
New York must provide Medicaid to thousands of legal immigrants denied health care under welfare reform acts, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday. The Court of Appeals unanimously decided that the state's denial of benefits to poor, legal immigrants since 1996 is unconstitutional.

Hickory, NC

Council working to defuse hostility toward immigrants

Hispanic and Asian immigrants made up 43 percent of Hickory's population boom over the past decade, an influx that has changed the makeup of many neighborhoods, schools and work places. But not everyone in the city has put out the welcome mat for their new neighbors. Some people complain that immigrants from other countries are crowding schools, taking jobs from natives and benefiting from services without paying their share of taxes. A group of Hickory residents wants to change the naysayers' minds and reduce some of the hostility toward immigrants.

Roswell, GA

Council OKs center for day laborers

Beginning this summer, day laborers in Roswell will have a place where they can meet with contractors to find work each morning. The City Council on Monday night unanimously approved funding a community center on Norcross Road. "We are very excited for this project," said Saulo Bernal, a representative of the Roswell Intercultural Alliance. "If people keep coming, there will be people here helping them." The alliance is a nonprofit organization that will operate the center. Chris Watford, a Roswell resident, told the council he was concerned the center would violate federal immigration laws. "I do not think the city needs to set itself up to be in violation of federal law," Watford said.

Police seize 20 pounds of marijuana
Crown Point, IN - Lake County Sheriff's Officers Oscar Martinez and Mitch Cooper stopped a black 1990 Buick on Interstate 65 near the Indiana Toll Road exit for speeding. They found on the back seat of the vehicle more 8,979 grams of marijuana compressed into bricks. They have an estimated street value of $89,000. The driver is a suspected illegal alien.


Judge releases 4 of 5 men held in killing of American

The remaining suspect, Felipe Patricio Wasserteil Carrillo, will stand trial in the killing of Lamont Hill during a brawl that Hill's family says was sparked by a racial slur. Hill was black. "How the hell can they let all those people go? How corrupt is that legal system?" he said in a telephone interview yesterday, screaming between sobs. Anthony Hill, the victim's brother, helped identify the five men who were arrested after the May 27 incident at Club Iguana. He said more men were involved.

Topeka, KS

Illegal workers swell population of state Hispanics

Recently released census numbers show that the Hispanic population in Kansas increased more than 100% since 1990. But what the official numbers don't provide is the number of Hispanics who are in the state illegally. Mike Jaromin, deputy director of the INS office for Kansas and Missouri, knows that there are many undocumented workers in the state, but he doesn't know how many. A recent study by Northeastern University indicated that there could be as many as 11 million illegals in the country, much higher than the 6 million estimated by the INS.


Illegals seek in-state tuition

The Chicago Tribune today profiles several Illinois students who duly present their tales of woe about having to pay out-of-state college tuition because they are illegal aliens. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) stumps for the general amnesty he is pushing this year as the cure to the students problem. And Mark Krikorian with CIS tells the Tribune "If these kids are illegal aliens from illegal alien families, then they need to be removed." -- Anywhere from 50,000 to 70,000 illegals graduate from high school annually, according to estimates from the National Immigration Law Center.


Illegal aliens concern LULAC

Illegal immigration along the Arizona-Mexico border is the biggest issue facing the state's Latinos, the president of one of the nation's largest Hispanic groups said Monday. The League of United Latin American Citizens, known as LULAC, a 115,000- member organization, will address border crossings and other issues during its convention this week in Phoenix. Group members also cited Arizona's voter rejection of bilingual education and a high dropout rate among Latino high school students as concerns for the Hispanic community.

2 truck drivers arrested in drug busts
Nogales, AZ - U.S. Customs agents arrested two truck drivers and seized loads of cocaine and marijuana in separate busts, authorities said yesterday. A Mexican was arrested on Saturday with over 2,400 pounds of pot in a truckload of squash. On Friday a local man was arrested with 332 pounds of cocaine hidden in his vehicle.

Fairfax, VA

Koreans v. DryClean Depot

The opening of another DryClean Depot means little more to most people than laundry done cheap. But for the Korean immigrants who dominate the region's dry- cleaning industry, the franchise's growing success threatens their way of life. They have mobilized as never before. "Lives are on the line," said Ron Kim, owner of a Centreville shop. "They are hitting our home territory." More than 400 Koreans overflowed a Fairfax County Planning Commission meeting last week to argue against a zoning change that would favor the high- volume discounter.

Brawley, CA

Stash house yields 31 illegals

Authorities say they have broken up a smuggling ring after raiding a stash house and arresting 31 illegal immigrants east of the Coachella Valley late Sunday. The latest seizure of immigrants marked the fourth raid at a stash house in Brawley where U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested more than 140 illegal immigrants since April 9. A stash house is a home where smugglers lock the immigrants inside until they determine it's safe to drive them past the checkpoints on Highways 86 and 111 to Los Angeles without being caught.


Supervisors to discuss funding water tanks on Canoa Ranch

The Board of Supervisors today will discuss whether to pay up to $25,000 to help a nonprofit group put water tanks on Canoa Ranch south of Tucson and possibly other desert locations to keep illegal entrants from dying of thirst. The 60-gallon polyethylene tanks would be marked with blue flags on the newly acquired county property next to Green Valley so immigrants can find them on their northward treks from Mexico, said a spokesman for Humane Borders, an activist group that is trying to put such tanks along the border.

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Mexicans Sending More Money Home

Mexicans working abroad are sending money home at a record pace, a rise attributed to newfound enthusiasm for their home country and lower costs of wire transfers. Remittances by immigrants - overwhelmingly in the U.S. - rose by 43% in the first quarter of 2001, the President's Office for Mexicans Abroad reported Monday. It's on a pace that would bring $9.8 billion for the year, a record and an amount close to tourism revenues, Mexico's third- largest source of foreign income. "The excitement about the new Mexico has spread to the other side of the border," said Juan Hernandez, Fox's top adviser on immigrant affairs.

Nogales, Sonora

Four suspected coyotes held

A Mexican official has confirmed the arrest of four men who are suspected members of the smuggling ring that led 14 border- crossers to their deaths last month. Federal Judicial Police arrested the four in Sonoyta, Sonora, soon after the disaster was discovered May 23, said Eduardo Santos Acosta-Michel, the head of the Federal Attorney General's Office in Nogales, on Monday. Sonoyta is the border town across from Lukeville, Ariz., about 150 road miles southwest of Tucson. The four have not been charged with crimes related to the fatal border-crossing, Santos said. But they were charged with people-trafficking when another group of crossers was found in the house with the four suspects.

Salt Lake City

Congressman wants in-state tuition for illegals

A Utah congressman has set his sights on legal barriers that he says annually hold back thousands of children of undocumented immigrants from getting a college education. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, is proposing a bill that would amend federal law to permit states to set their own residency requirements for college-minded undocumented immigrants. This would make these students eligible for in- state tuition. H.R. 1918, the Student Adjustment Act, also would allow immigrants in middle or high school who have good moral character, have applied to college and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years to avoid deportation and apply for permanent resident status.

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