By Pete Carey
Posted: 02/01/2009 05:00:00 PM PST魚拓
Bill seeks limits on hiring foreign bank workers
Two senators on Wednesday proposed requiring bailed-out banks to hire only Americans for one year, after an investigation by The Associated Press showed that banks receiving the most federal aid had requested visas for thousands of foreign workers even as they laid off employees amid the economic collapse.
The legislation by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, would apply to more than 200 banks that have accepted the government's aid. They would be barred from hiring foreigners who hold special visas that are reserved for certain skilled and advanced-degree jobs. Both senators are longtime critics of abuses they see in the visa program
No longer rounding up just fugitive immigrants
A federal program shifted its focus to boost arrests, a report says, and is going after any undocumented workers.魚拓
That, the report said, meant teams were arresting any illegal immigrant they encountered during their operations, regardless of whether the person had an outstanding deportation order or a criminal conviction.
Those early morning home raids drew criticism for splitting families and instilling fear in immigrant communities.
Court Says Immigrant ID
Last Edited: Tuesday, 03 Feb 2009, 8:16 PM EST
Created On: Tuesday, 03 Feb 2009, 7:33 PM EST
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - A federal appeals court says immigration agents were within the law when they checked the identity of a tattooed man in the parking lot of an Atlanta apartment complex.
Jose Farias-Gonzalez claimed evidence of his true identity was obtained after an unconstitutional search by two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents patrolling for possible gang activity in 2006. The pair became suspicious because Farias-Gonzalez' tattoos and haircut were similar to those of Hispanic gang members.
He claimed the agents violated protections against illegal search and seizure by lifting his shirt to see more tattoos as they began determining he was in the U.S. from Guanajuato, Mexico illegally under a false name.
A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that the evidence was obtained legally.