Bloggings: May 3, 2007
Editor's note: Here are the latest entries from Greg Siskind's blog.
April 27, 2007
If you would have told me a year ago that Sam Brownback, arguably the Republican with the most pro-immigration record in Congress, would come out against comprehensive immigration reform and Arizona Republican Jon Kyle, a vocal opponent of CIR last year, would be leading the negotiations to make a deal with Democrats on the bill, I would have been pretty skeptical.
But that appears to be what's happening. Brownback appears to have chucked all of his principles to appease the rabid anti-immigrant wing of his party and is all of sudden Mr. Tough Guy on immigration issues. And Jon Kyl is assuming the role of statesman and a mature "do what's best for the country" rather than what is in my best political interest kind of politician.
We all know that CNN's Lou Dobbs has this thing about immigrants. His nightly rants on the issue have been his signature. Dobbs has been the voice of "respectability" in the anti-immigrant community, but is that about to change? Dobbs was recently quoted comparing pro-immigrant advocates to Nazi propagandists and at least one major Jewish organization in the US is calling for CNN to fire the talk show host (I say talk show because the show is primarily one that advocates for political positions despite its claim that it reports on news).
Dobbs is not exactly one that I would expect would apologize for anything, so it should be fun to see how this gets handled.
Greg Siskind, Esq. is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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