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Swift's meat-plant employees questioned

Dec 12, 2006
U.S. immigration officials raided six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. today — surprising since Swift is in a voluntary pilot program aimed at rooting out undocumented workers. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Mexico
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Popular wedding day

Nov 23, 2006
Businesses in New York's Chinatown will be humming today, but not because of Thanksgiving. Alisa Roth explains.
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VCs push for more skilled immigrants

Nov 15, 2006
Startup companies founded by immigrants have helped entrepreneurship flourish in America, a new study finds. But the venture capitalists who funded it have their own agenda, Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Immigration
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Lowering the language barrier

Nov 9, 2006
The number of Latinos fatally-injured on the job has been climbing for years, due in part to language barriers with their English-speaking supervisors. One company in Nashville is trying to bridge the gap. Blake Farmer reports.
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Microlending to create jobs in Senegal

Nov 7, 2006
The West African country of Senegal has a 50% unemployment rate, so it's no wonder thousands of migrants take a chance and head for Spain's Canary Islands. But could small loans to help the poor start their own businesses keep them home? Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Canada, Immigration
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Immigration's ground zero

Nov 2, 2006
Congress has brushed aside President Bush's guest worker program in favor of a 700-mile long fence with Mexico. But Arizona has its own immigration initiatives on the ballot. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
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Billions for a border fence

Oct 26, 2006
President Bush prepares to sign a 700-mile fence between the U.S. and Mexico into law today. John Dimsdale looks at how much the barrier will cost — and where all that money is going to come from.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington
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Dial-a-translator

Oct 18, 2006
A new business service marketed squarely at immigrants launched today in San Francisco: It's an over-the-phone translation service for non-English-speaking consumers. Rachel Dornhelm has the 411.
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No kidding: Jobs attract immigrants

Oct 18, 2006
A new study out today finds that the U.S. appetite for low-wage workers is a powerful magnet attracting immigrants. So just how much more are they making here? Dan Grech has details.
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