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News Round-Up In Brief

International News:

  • Thousands of migrants heading to Israel have set off a national debate on how to deal with the influx.  The advocacy organization Hotline for Migrant Workers has collected testimonies from some 1,000 African migrants trying to cross the Sinai Desert from Egypt into Israel about systematic beatings, rape and being held captive for ransom.
  • Hundreds of foreign workers are living without jobs, shelter or a ticket home in the United Arab Emirates, according to a recent report by Human Rights Watch.
  • Canada welcomed its highest number of legal immigrants in more than 50 years in 2010.

News from the US:

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  1. Seline Szkupinski Quiroga
    February 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

    The Appropriations Committee of the Arizona State Senate just passed SB 1405 l requiring “an admissions officer of a hospital to verify a person’s citizenship or legal status before admitting the person for nonemergency care” (or after treatment if it is an emergency), and to contact ICE if the person does not meet citizenship or legal status requirements

    • hcastaneda
      February 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Thanks for the update – we will be sure to include it in our next round up!

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