I guess I didn't really think about the fact that the defender of truth, justice and the American way, isn't actually a native of this country. I was a regular reader of Superman comics growing up, but for some reason it never seemed relevant that Superman was not born in the USA. My friend Randall Caudle reminded me via Facebook today that Superman not only is an alien (from another world, not just another country), but that he came to America without any legal papers and as far as I know, has never made any attempt to establish a legal status. He's posing as Clark Kent and has presumably worked without authorization for decades. The Daily Planet is obviously not using E-Verify to check the status of Superman and if they didn't bother to do an I-9, I'm assuming the newspaper is in danger of being shut down.
But I digress. Superman is in the news today because he did the unthinkable. In issue 900 he's going to formally renounce his US citizenship (not sure how your renounce what you don't have, but nevermind) and become a world citizen. Maybe he's really acting in solidarity with the millions of his fellow DREAM Act aspirants? I say it's high time to pass that bill and legalize the Man of Steel.
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.