Leading immigration and labor experts joined forces today to express their outrage that the employer responsible for hiring and abusing immigrant workers in Postville, Iowa has been charged with nothing while the immigrant workers themselves face detention and felony charges.

News reports about the immigration raid in Postville, Iowa Monday have shined a spotlight on Republican mismanagement of the immigration issue.

The last thing Americans want in the midst of a recession is another costly distraction that won’t work. That is precisely what America will get if the hearings on Capitol Hill today on the Shuler-Tancredo anti-immigration bill gain traction and ends up as the law of the land.

On the day that thousands peacefully marched nationwide to mobilize immigrant voters in November, anti-immigrant leader Roy Beck called for hostile treatment of immigrants and continued to support the mass deportation of 12 million people living and working in the United States.

With the crucial November elections for Congress and President just six months away, tens of thousands of people rallied across the nation today to bring their voting power to the growing demand for national and local leaders to support immigration solutions that work and promised to vote in November.

The saga in Prince William County continues. The county’s controversial crackdown on immigrants, enacted with great fanfare in 2007, is continuing to unravel.

Today, while working families in Prince William County, Virginia filed tax returns in a state with a $19 million dollar deficit and continued to face a growing national recession, County Chairman Cory Stewart persisted in his efforts to bleed taxpayers dry by championing a controversial and ineffective crackdown on illegal immigrants that will cost the county $6.1 million.

This week, U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC) continued to fumble
the facts on immigration the way he used to fumble the ball. In the
latest of a series of political miscalculations on the immigration
issue, Shuler is playing fast and loose with the facts.