Deportation To - Not From - US, INS Officer Reportedly Deported
There is never a dull moment in immigration law. Deportation is commonly
thought of as deportation from the US, not as deportation to the US. Think
again. Deportation is also commonly thought of as something INS officers
do, not as something done to an INS officer. Think again.
An INS officer stationed at Calgary Airport, Canada came up with a novel
idea - instead of accepting bribes to let people into the US, he would
accept bribes to keep people out of the US. How so? Who would pay to keep
people out? In our interconnected economy, companies around the world do
business with the US, and their employees need to travel frequently to the
US on business. Refusing entry to business visitors to the US can seriously
hurt companies overseas. This is something a competitor would pay for. And
that is what the INS officer did. He received bribes from a company in
Canada for refusing entry into the US by its competitors' employees. Two
competitors were affected, and one of them went out of business as a
For an article on the original charge in January 2002, see
http://report.ca/archive/report/20020107/p23i020107f.html. For a short
comment on this case by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and
International Trades in October 2002, see
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/tna-nac/report_parliament-en.asp. For a report
on the Canadian criminal proceedings in October 2002, see
http://www4.gov.ab.ca/just/ims/client/upload/CriminalCaseBulletinv821.htm#six. The INS officer has now reportedly been deported to the US after
serving a 6-month sentence in Canada, see
This incident highlights the fact that we live in an interconnected world
and that companies across the globe are affected by immigration matters.
Economics and immigration are intertwined.
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face a wait of years to obtain visas. Yet the lottery program pushes
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Shelving 2001 Immigration Agreement Was A Mistake
During a debate on Latin America in the House of Representatives, Rep. Kaptur (D - OH) introduced a New York Times article which said, "The shelving of the 2001 immigration agreement was a mistake that has been compounded by new subsidies for American farmers, which fly in the face of the reforms required of Mexican agriculture under Nafta."
Low Level Of Individualized Risk Necessary For Ethnic Albanians In Kosovo To Qualify For Asylum
In Hoxha v. Ashcroft, No. 01-71636 (9th Cir. Feb. 18, 2003), the court said that although Petitioner's experiences were disturbing and regrettable, they did not evince actions so severe as to compel a finding of past persecution, and also said that because the record revealed that the amount of persecution directed towards ethnic Albanians in Kosovo was extensive, the level of individualized risk that Petitioner had to show in order to establish a well-founded fear of future persecution, was comparatively low.
Tamar Jacoby v. Mark Krikorian
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Senator Promises To Review 245(i)
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attorneys on Saturday, [Senator] Coleman pledged to review a lapsed
provision of a law that allowed undocumented immigrants to apply for
permanent residency without having to leave the United States."
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Letters to the Editor
A headline in the Feb. 18, 2003 issue of Immigration Daily reads "INS Repatriates 89 Illegal Aliens to Nigeria."
Even though the INS, the BIA and the federal courts frequently use the term "illegal alien," I believe those of us in the field should discipline ourselves to use other terms, such as "undocumented" or "unlawfully present."
It may sound corny, but truly, no human being is illegal. By using the phrase "illegal alien" we only buy into the Big Lie, that non-citizens are somehow less worthy. (And I don't think my view is knee-jerk "political correctness," e.g., using the phony term "female circumcision" versus the truth - female genital mutilation - in a mistaken effort not to "disrespect" certain cultures: as Alice Walker said best, "torture is not culture.")
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Some months before, a bill was passed into Senate stating that students who had high school diplomas will be issued a green card. But I still have heard no response. Can you help me by telling me about the law?
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Whose letter is Mr. Alexander responding to? My letter had no mention of "illegal workers," nor of an insufficient supply of qualified labor, only the need to maintain immigrant labor. The rest of Mr. Alexander's letter focused on assertions purporting more knowledge about the economy than Alan Greenspan.
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