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Syrians' welcome to Iraqis cools

Aug 13, 2007
The only country in the world that willingly admits Iraqi refugees is Syria. So far, roughly 1.5 million Iraqis have fled there. But some Syrians want the welcome mat rolled up. Jennifer Glasse reports.
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Administration lays out immigration plan

Aug 10, 2007
The Bush administration presented its immigration blueprint with two cabinet secretaries making the announcement of more than two dozen policies -- some new, some already on the books. Dan Grech reports.
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Welcome to 'Westonzuela'

Aug 9, 2007
Florida, the Cuban capital of the United States, is making room for a new Latino group -- Venezuelans fleeing the rule of President Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech reports on what the influx means for the state's economy.
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No match, no job

Aug 8, 2007
Any day now, the Department of Homeland Security is expected to unveil new rules requiring employers to fire workers whose Social Security numbers don't match their names. But critics say don't expect those workers to go home. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Tough new regs target SSN fraud

Aug 3, 2007
A crackdown on fraudulent Social Security numbers could be costly to illegal immigrants and employers who don't bother to verify documents. As Dan Grech reports, as many as four million workers risk getting fired.
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Mexico bordering on a new philosophy

Aug 2, 2007
While the U.S. wrestles over illegal immigration, a similar debate is occurring in Mexico over its southern border with Guatemala. But instead of building fences, Mexico's Congress may decriminalize the act and just send offenders home. Dan Grech reports.
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New restaurant labor law on NYC's table

Jul 31, 2007
Most New York City restaurants depend on low-wage workers, often immigrants who are easier to mistreat. So the city council will consider a bill that would put labor law violations on par with health code infractions. Alisa Roth reports.
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H-1B visa just a ticket to the way station

Jul 30, 2007
H-1B visas used to be a way for immigrants to secure green cards. But these days, many foreign workers obtain the U.S. work permit with no intention to stay. Aswini Anburajan reports.
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Immigrants hitting 'second wall'

Jul 30, 2007
The price of U.S. citizenship goes up today. New fees nearly triple the old ones and that's creating a whole new barrier for low-wage immigrants who are playing by the rules. Dan Grech reports.
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Huddled masses yearning to learn free

Jul 23, 2007
With English proficiency becoming an increasingly crucial skill for U.S. immigrants, classes to learn the language for free fill up fast. Jessie Graham reports on the demands facing English-language programs in New York.
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