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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

In the news today: July 11, 2007

  • The Columbia Tribune reports that Missouri is to get an immigration court of its own. Presently, all of its court cases are heard in Chicago which has led to a major administrative backlog.
  • The Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, visited the capital today. In an interview with the Voice of America, he said he asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice not to abandon debate on U.S. immigration reform.
  • Three more workers of a Swift & Co. plant in New York were arrested today in an undocumented worker raid, reports the AP. The raid followed a massive one that took place concurrently in six states where the company has plants on Dec. 12. During last winter's raid, 1,200 undocumented workers were arrested.
  • Also in New York state, 30 undocumented workers at a children's summer camp were arrested yesterday.