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In the news this morning: Arrests in AZ after immigration bill hearings, Italy's immigration crisis, immigrant workers and Oscar, more

Raucous week for Arizona immigration law hearing - Arizona Capitol Times Six people have been arrested at the state Senate, and at least two blocked from returning, after state senators gave the green light to stringent anti-illegal immigration legislation last week. Senate President Russell Pearce says he has authority over who can and cannot enter the building.

Canada near top in integrating immigrants, survey says - The Globe and Mail A survey places Canada close to the top in terms of integrating its immigrants, placing third behind Sweden and Portugal.

New Migrants Flock to Italy, Intensifying Immigration Debate - New America Media There's also a raging immigration debate going on in Italy, with thousands of Tunisians and other North Africans fleeing to the southern islands of Sicily and Lampedusa as a result of political upheaval.

Mexican Hands Make Oscar Statue - New America Media From the story: "Workers at R.S Owens & Company in Chicago have been crafting the golden statue for almost three decades. The shape, uniqueness and shine of Oscar are the responsibility of a small team of employees from Mexican states like Michoacan and Guerrero."

US citizen recalls 'humiliating' post-9/11 arrest - The Associated Press Abdullah al-Kidd said in an interview that he was handcuffed and marched through Washington's Dulles International Airport, wearing his traditional Muslim clothing. "I could only assume that they thought I was a terrorist," he said.

ICE dive unit in Miami targets drug smuggler ships - The Washington Post The elite dive team, formed in 2004, searches for metal boxes welded onto ships and other ways that smugglers try to bring in drugs and contraband.