Rep. Tancredo (R-CO) is in the news again. The Rocky Mountain News reports "Tancredo was angered when he saw photographs in the Rocky Mountain News showing long lines of people at the [Mexican] consulate waiting to apply for [consular identification] cards." "[The Mexican Consul General] said 200 to 300 people visit the consulate every day, seeking help with passports, identification and a host of other services." Rep. Tancredo is quoted as saying "And they (the INS) should certainly have a bus sitting right there next to these lines of people, and as they pick up a card (the INS should) pick them up and say . . . 'Are you here legally? Then you don't need this. And if you're not, then come with me.'" Reacting to Rep. Tancredo's statement, a spokesman for the Mayor of Denver said "What kind of bizarre Tom Tancredo planet is he living on?"
While we do not agree with the implication that Rep. Tancredo is an alien from another planet, it does appear that Rep. Tancredo's priorities on law enforcement are bizarre. September 11th changed everything, including immigration enforcement. All INS enforcement's (indeed all law enforcement organizations') top priority now ought to be to stop the terrorists. Chasing busboys and lettuce-pickers not only detracts from this crucial goal, it actually prevents this aim from being achieved by diverting critical and scarce resources away from the real problem. Whether one is pro-immigration or anti-immigration, one should accept the fact that 9/11 did happen, and get with the program.
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ABA Series: A Legal Guide For INS Detainees
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EOIR List Of Suspended And Expelled Practitioners
The Executive Office for Immigration Review of the Department of Justice updated its list of Suspended and Expelled Practitioners.
Rep. Gephardt Statement On Legalization
Rep. Gephardt (D-MO) provided a statement on legalization for millions of undocumented immigrants detailing the criteria for eligibility and also stating that the Democrats' proposal would "remove the immediate relatives- spouses, unmarried minor children and parents - of US citizens from the worldwide cap."
Rep. Honda Praises Undocumented Immigrant
Rep. Honda (D-CA) praised an undocumented immigrant for being awarded the National Professor of the Year Award.
Sen. Hatch Masterminds Immigration Provision In Cyber Security Act
Sen. Allen (R-VA) spoke on the Cyber Security Research and Development Act saying "I am also grateful to the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee,
Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who thoughtfully suggested we add an
assurance that the grants provided in this legislation will go to
individuals who are in full compliance with all immigration laws."
Rep. Rodriguez Comments On Border Students
Rep. Rodriguez (D-TX) spoke on the "Border Commuter Student Act of 2002."
President's Memo On Refugees
President Bush sent a memrandum to Secretary of State Powell on "Presidential Determination on FY 2003 Refugee Admissions Numbers and Authorizations of In-Country Refugee Status."
EOIR Seeks Comments
The Executive Office for Immigration Review sought comments on immigration practitioner appeal form from decision of adjudicating official, Board of Immigration Appeals; notice of entry of appearance as attorney or representative before the Board of Immigration Appeals; notice of entry of appearance as attorney or representative before the immigration court; and immigration practitioner complaint form.
DOS Offers Grants
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State requested Grant Proposals.
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Rep. Tancredo Is Alien From Another Planet Implies Denver Mayor
The Rocky Mountain News reports Rep. Tancredo (R-CO) wants the INS to have a bus outside the Mexican consulate and deport any undocumented immigrants who may be waiting in lines outside the consulate. Reacting to this, Denver's mayor said "What kind of bizarre Tom Tancredo planet is he living on?"
INS Commissioner Says Millions Of People Cannot Be Deported
The Washington Times reports on a speech by INS Commissioner Ziglar and says "He believes there are not enough resources at INS, the FBI or any law enforcement agency to round up millions of people and order them deported, so the country has to find a way to deal with the problem."
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Letters to the Editor
Just F.Y.I.: I thought in the future you might want to be aware of this:
"Summary Judgement" appeared in today's issue of Immigration Daily. Lawyer's Spelling...
Summary Judgment would be the standard "American English" spelling. ie.
Source: Black's Law Dictionary, Seventh Edition published by West Group.
("Judgment" is the proper spelling when using the word to refer to a court's
final determination of rights or obligations of parties in a case, including
a decree or an appealable order). Compare: In British English usage, you
might find the spelling as "judgement" in this context. In "American
English," "Judgement" is the proper spelling where the meaning is about
reflection. Also, in yesterday's edition, (while we are at it, pointing out
matters of grammar and spelling rather than substantive law and policy
content)...spelling: "occurrence" is correct, rather than "occurrance."
Imm. Atty. ILW.COM Subscriber,
Editor's Note: If we erred in following British usage rather than the American, we apologize. Your editor was brought up using British English, and despite a determined effort to follow American usage, lapses into British usage do sometimes occur.
I want to thank your periodical for all the information you provide. My
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other than Mexico? Who qualifies if they are from another country. I have a
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six years. I have a job and pay taxes. Do I qualify?
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