In a letter to the Editor today, Angelo Paparelli provides us with the Comment sent to the DOL on the PERM regulations by the Mayor of the City of Irvine, California. The letter makes a strong argument that the proposed DOL rule would adversely affect small businesses, which are 86.4% of all businesses in Irvine. Political activism and advocacy in immigration issues is not confined to the federal level. Numerous state and local officials have ample reasons to be concerned with immigration policy. We hope that some of our readers will find in this letter reason to involve their local officials in the immigration debate.
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Immigration Law News
INS Record Of Green Card Interview Held As Hearsay
In US v. Orellana, No. 01-10045 (9th Cir. Jun. 26, 2002), the court held that the INS record of an interview with the Defendant at the time of adjudication of his I-130 marriage petition fell within the criminal case exclusion to the exception for public records and could not properly be admitted into evidence against the Defendant who was charged with marriage fraud.
Asylum Application Held Frivolous Due To Contradictory Testimony, Misrepresentation, And Going Back And Forth On Facts
In Efe v. Ashcroft, No. 01-60314 (5th Cir. Jun. 20, 2002), the court said that the Petitioner filed a frivolous application for asylum since he went back and forth with the facts and misrepresented his case several times and failed to take advantage of ample opportunity to clarify his contradictory testimony.
Rep. Paul Rejects Gestapo State
Speaking in the House of Representatives, Rep. Paul (R-TX) said "Let us reject the police state."
Representatives Do Not Want Undocumented Immigration
Several members of the House of Representatives decried "illegal immigration" into the United States.
TPS For El Salvadorans Extended (Spanish)
INS issued a Spanish language news release concerning the extension of Temporary Protected Status for aliens from El Salvador.
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Deportation For Failing To File A Change Of Address
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that "the federal government wants to deport a legal immigrant ... because he failed to promptly report a change of address." The immigrant's attorney Charles Kuck is quoted in the article saying "Let's focus our attention on getting rid of immigrant criminals, but not changing your address? That's silly."
Congress Concerned About Visa Issuances For Saudis
The Washington Times reports "The State Department has a policy to approve a visa for any Saudi national unless it already has a specific reason to deny that person entry to the United States, Congress learned yesterday."
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Letters to the Editor
I thought you might appreciate receiving the attached letter commenting on the DOL's proposed rule. Many thanks to Mayor Larry Agran for speaking out
on this important issue of significance to employers, particularly, small-business employers. [For comments of the Mayor of Irvine, CA on DOL's PERM rule, click here.]
Angelo A. Paparelli
Paparelli & Partners LLP
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