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President Obama is scheduled to address the Issue of Immigration Today at the American University

Today, President Obama will deliver remarks on the need to fix our broken immigration system through comprehensive immigration reform at the American Univeristy School of International Service.  The speech will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov at 10:45AM EDT (www.whitehouse.gov/live).    If you miss it, at 1:00 PM EST you can still join Cecilia Muñoz, one of the…

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Jesus and the Census

CNN video from: http://www.thecwaustin.com/dpps/news/strange/Jesus-used-in-census-marketing-_3138207

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New Jersey’s Immigration Crackdown

The New York Times April 16, 2008 Editorial New Jersey’s Immigration Crackdown Illegal immigration is inherently a matter for the federal government, but local police forces are increasingly conducting their own crackdowns. The police in some New Jersey towns have been aggressively looking for immigration violations and, predictably, it has been leading to abuses. The…

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Major Grower Ends Crop, Lacking Workers

By MICHAEL RUBINKAMThe Associated PressMonday, March 24, 2008; 5:32 PM CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — Saying the nation’s immigration system is broken,Pennsylvania’s largest grower of fresh-to-market tomatoes announced Monday hewill no longer produce the crop because he can’t find enough workers to harvestit. Keith Eckel, 61, a fourth-generation farmer and the owner of Fred W. Eckel…

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Immigration Colloquium at Princeton

The Continuing Education Department of Princeton Seminary will be conduction an Immigration Colloquium on May 9th 2008. This colloquium is a conversation concerning the Church and immigration. There will be a forum led by leaders on issues spanning from advocacy to practical ministry steps. The following questions will be addressed: What models of advocacy and…

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Interview with Manuel Vazquez on Immigration

by Luis Alvarez I came across an interview with Manuel Vazquez by Bill Moyers, done a couple of months ago, on the issue of immigration. It’s an intelligent discussion on the sociological realities that too often are not considered in this ongoing debate. Vazquez states, "This whole concept of illegality again is really problematic because…

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