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Immigration Law News
GAO Says Revoked Visas Not Properly Tracked
The Charleston Post and Courier of South Carolina reports "Sen.
Charles Grassley (R-IA) criticized the "legal loophole" that
precludes the removal of a foreigner whose visa has been revoked: "It
is unconscionable that aliens can be deported for shoplifting or
stalking but cannot be deported when their visa has been revoked on
grounds of terrorism."
Amnesty International Study Finds Undocumented Children Are
The New York Times reports "Foreign children fleeing violence and
persecution in their home countries are often improperly detained for
months in bleak detention centers in the US without access to lawyers
or psychological services, a study released today said."
Student In Custody For Special Registration Violation Abruptly Set
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette of Pennsylvania reports "A Jordanian
student at La Roche College who failed to register with other men
from mostly Muslim countries yesterday was freed from federal
detention in York after the government abruptly dropped its
insistence that he be denied bail."
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Letters to the Editor
Based on his latest posting, Richard E. Baer
once again shows he is a compassionate man. Unfortunately, his
compassion has clouded his judgment. Mexicans should not be treated
The reason Cubans are allowed into the US once they land
here are two-fold. One they come from a Communist country and run a
high and real risk of malnutrition imposed specifically on them by
the state should they be returned, in addition to having their
relatives denied schooling and employment they can expect the usual
Communist treatment for class enemies who would dare try to leave
paradise. In Cuba, since the State is not as efficient as East
Germany or Czechoslovakia were in cowing their populations, returnees
are also likely to be beaten by government thugs with iron bars to
signal "popular outrage" at their treason (when intimidation doesn't
work, widespread violence is necessary for thugs to hold onto power).
Mexicans are, by contrast, likely to go back to corruption that is
unlikely to follow them from town to town and to the poverty most of
the world suffers. Mexicans can move within Mexico. Cubans are
barred from doing so by neighborhood committees. Mexicans can appeal
to the Church for assistance, and even in Mexico's worst periods the
Church was not subjugated as effectively as it is even now in Cuba.
For example, I have never heard of priests informing on communicants
The second reason we owe the Cubans special treatment is that we
obviously botched our semi-colonial rule there. While Cuba before
Castro was wealthier than many parts of the American South, it was
all too easy for Castro to completely crush civil society, purge
blacks from government (Somosa was black and had promoted many
Afro-Cubans to positions of authority), outlaw homosexuality and
plunge the country into socialism. When we tried to rectify the
situation at the Bay of Pigs, we backed out on the men we had sent to
die for their country. As penance, we let Cubans stay once they reach
Honza J. F. Prchal
In response to the furor over the outsourcing of computer programing jobs, the
inability to bring in needed H-1B workers, misuse of the L-1 program
and the like, perhaps it is time to step back and look at the overall
policies in Washington and determine exactly what the priorities and
purposes are of these policies.
First a few facts.
Product of all types can be manufactured overseas and sold in the US
regard to the wages that would have to be paid to US workers if the
was made here. As a result we now have a "service economy" because
it does not
make sense for most manufacturers to build product here. The wages
China, Bangladesh and the like are so small in comparison to the
wages paid in
the US, that a manufacturer in the US cannot compete with these
Strangely, the fact that Washington keeps prevailing wages at a level
allows US workers to enjoy a reasonable standard of living results in
of jobs overseas. The corollary to this policy should be to protect
jobs by forcing the price of imported goods to reflect the price of
if the goods were made in America. The present policy is the
the principle that any and all goods can be "dumped," to use a labor
the American market and that dumping these goods is allowed to
Having allowed the major companies to succeed in destroying American
production of many consumer goods, Congress has moved on to allowing
companies to destroy the "service economy". Rather than allow the
growth of American
service, Congress has seen fit to allow the mass importation of work
without regularizing the price in terms of American labor. The major
companies are happy not to have the work done here. It is done
overseas at a fraction
of the cost, and allowed to be brought in without an equalizing duty.
So, if product production jobs are shipped
and the products allowed to be dumped here, at the cost of US
workers; and service jobs are shipped overseas and the work allowed
to be dumped
at the cost of
US workers; what jobs are left, who is being serviced and who is
for our interests?
I have an interest in immigration. I bring foreign nurses to the US
in our medical facilities. The nurses all join the union, if there
become citizens as soon as legally possible and contribute to our
economy and to
our general health. These nurses are not the enemy of either the
anti-immigrationists or the unions.
Our real enemy is our leaders who allow foreign workers to take
without regard to the effect on our economy, and allow the major
profit off of this policy. These workers are paid very low wages and
never come to the US to spend their wages or must pay our
They are allowed to prey on our economy without having to contribute.
work product comes to the US, and there is little or no tax on that.
Charles A. Grutman, President
Pilot Employment Agency II, Inc.
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