OK, the hiatus of Immigrant of the Day is officially over. Send me your suggestions and I look forward to highlighting the accomplishments of immigrants contributing to America in many ways.
Congrats to Mexican-born Ignacia Moya who at 106 years old has become a naturalized American. She immigrated to the US nearly 40 years ago already in her 70s. Despite her blindness and deafness, Ms. Moya has persevered in seeking citizenship and is realizing her dream after nearly a quarter century of waiting.
All of Ms. Moya's children, grandchildren and great-children are in the US including her great-grandson George Bojorquez, a US Marine. Ms. Moya is the third oldest person ever to naturalize. The oldest, incidentally, was a Turkish native who was sworn in at the age of 117.
The Governor has filed her response to the motion argued in court today to delay the implementation of Arizona's SB1070 law on July 24th. Reader USC has discussed some of the arguments in the comments. In short, Arizona is arguing that illegal immigration is costing the state serious money and delaying implementation will economically damage the state. Also, they argue that illegal immigrants are dangerous criminals and the citizens of Arizona are in grave danger each day this law is not implemented. Too bad the data doesn't back up either. On the crime issue, here are the facts. On the economics, go here.
Greg Siskind 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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