In today's Featured Article, Jose Latour writes "the INS is sitting under mountains of change-of-address cards, to the tune of some 700,000 with more pouring in by the thousands daily. The cards are under storage in Washington D.C. with absolutely no foreseeable solution in sight." He reports "According to a recent USA Today article, INS spokesman Russ Bergeron says that the agency has received up to 30,000 change-of-address notices a day. Before Mr. Ashcroft had his brilliant idea, the INS received about 2,800 notices per month, based on the requirement imposed by the 1952 law." He concludes "The problem with the change-of-address requirement is that even if these 30,000 forms per day could be input by an army of dedicated new workers tasked only with that responsibility, so what? What kind of logical correlation is there between this and the "Mohammed Attas" of the world? Would Mr. Atta have filled out a change-of-address form indicating that he was discontinuing his flight school training or moving from one apartment to another because of his plans to fly a U.S. airliner into the World Trade Center? Once again, the correlation between reflexive reactions to our national fears and sheer logic are miles apart, all at the hands of an administration with far more power than intelligence."
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INS Under Water Again: Change Of Address Cards Flood The Agency
Jose Latour writes "According to a recent USA Today article, INS spokesman Russ Bergeron says that the agency has received up to 30,000 change-of-address notices a day. Before Mr. Ashcroft had his brilliant idea, the INS received about 2,800 notices per month, based on the requirement imposed by the 1952 law" and asks "Would Mr. Atta have filled out a change-of-address form indicating that he was discontinuing his flight school training or moving from one apartment to another because of his plans to fly a U.S. airliner into the World Trade Center?"
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Immigration Law News
DOL Certifies H2A Application While Hearing Was Pending
In the Matter of Ramona Farms, No. 2002-TLC-9 (OALJ, Oct. 18, 2002), the Office of Administrative Law Judges considered a request for hearing of a denial of an H2A application and said that the Employment and Training Administration had granted the certification while the request for hearing was being processed thus obviating the need for a hearing.
INS Seeks Comments On Emergency Approval
INS sought emergency approval "to use the Form I-589 to serve as an
alternate application for evidence of employment authorization for
individuals granted asylum, eliminating their need to file a separate
GAO Reports To Congress On HRIFA
The General Accounting Office submitted a report to Congress required under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA) saying that through September 30, 2002, the INS had received a total of 36,774 HRIFA applications and had approved 8,410 of these and that the Executive Office for Immigration Review had 339 applications filed and had approved 117 of them.
Substantial Evidence Supports BIA Determination
In Woldearegay v. INS, No. 02-1171 (4th Cir. Jun. 24, 2002), the court said that substantial evidence supported the Board of Immigration Appeals's determination that Petitioner failed to establish a well-founded fear of persecution.
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United Press International reports "Nurses are getting older and there are fewer of them, leaving patients and hospitals in serious trouble as a work shortage reaches a crisis level in American hospitals."
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Letters to the Editor
Certain persons and
groups including Churches believe it is our "Christian" duty to assist
illegals and seem to flaunt an attitude of moral superiority in doing
so. In addition to the huge amount of evidence that exists that
Illegals are shamelessly and in totally unacceptable numbers, taking
advantage of this naive and destructive position, is the fact that no
such moral superiority exists, nor does the Christian religion demand
A parallel might be drawn between the above and the manner in
which Christians and other moralists are expected to view and treat
prisoners who have violated the laws of society. While they may be
extended courtesy, civil equity and encouraged to change their ways,
they are not excused of their crime(s) and allowed to continue to engage
in activities detrimental and destructive to society. The illegal
invasion that imposes itself upon our society in so many ways, should be
no different. Americans have been extremely generous in providing a
limited and selective immigration policy and it is illegal, arrogant,
and a threat to our citizens and sovereignty to continually and
intentionally violate it, particularly in view of the radicals and
globalists who wish to see U.S. weakened, controlled and changed.
Christianity and the Bible teaches that we should have respect
for governments and/or their righteous and Constitutional laws and in
being subject to them. [Matt. 22:25, Titus 3:1,
1 Peter 2:13, and Romans 13:1 ] Illegal apologists and mis-guided
Christians are disrespecting the law by seeking amnesties and other
forms of assistance and are performing a great disservice to our nation,
it's citizens and social fabric. As a proper family reserves it's
highest concerns and benefits to it's own, so also should our nation
protect and provide for it's own. Jesus said, we should love our
neighbor as ourselves, not above ourselves and neighbor would presumably
mean a legal citizen and not an intentional invader and intruder. We
are not required as citizens to open our homes to become half-way houses
for any who wish to come, nor are we as a nation required to open our
borders to any unlimited number of aliens who wish to come. Aiding
illegals is un-Christian !
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