Matching Workers And Employers
Today's big news is the expected annnouncement by President Bush detailing his ambitious and long-awaited immigration reform initiative. Based on media reports, we understand that one component of his historic proposal will involve a DOL registry matching employers with workers. It is possible that the germ of this idea may have come from Rep. Tancredo's proposed guestworker legislation. Rep. Tancredo's bill is the topic of today's Featured Article by Gary Endelman (see below). In his articles in Immigration Daily, Mr. Endelman provides a fresh perspective on immigration issues. We look forward to President Bush's fresh perspective tomorrow.
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Light From The Dark Side: Why Tancredo May Be Right On The H Visa
Gary Endelman writes "As a liberal internationalist who thinks that more immigration is good for America, I have, at long last, been forced to admit that most painful of truths: Some things are true even if Tom Tancredo believes them."
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Immigration Law News
DOS Announces 82% Increase In Total Arrests For Passport And Visa Fraud
The Office of the Spokesman of the Department of State announced the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's accomplishments for FY 03', including an 82% increase in total individuals arrested for passport and visa fraud from FY 02' to FY 03'.
Info From Aboard Air Force One On President Bush's Expected Announcement On Legalization
Aboard Air Force One, White House Spokesman McClellan responded to the question of whether to expect new immigration measures this week as the President gets ready to go to Mexico.
DOS Delegates Authority Granting Port Of Entry Special Registration Exemptions
The Department of State announced the delegation of authority granting special exemptions from port-of-entry special registration, fingerprinting and photographing to Patrick J. Kennedy and Richard H. Jones.
Immigration Reform In Works At White House
The Salt Lake Tribune reports "Though the White House has been tight-lipped about specifics of the blueprint ...[President] Bush and his aides in recent weeks have suggested support for a guest worker program, making it easier for foreigners to work here legally and, separately, a pathway to legal residence for some of the 8 million to 12 million people here illegally."
Illegal Immigration Is Third Rail
A Fortune Magazine op-ed says "While Social Security is conventionally the third rail (touch it and you die), nearly all politicians of all parties would endure the agony of remaining silent for an entire day rather than say a word about one increasingly high-voltage issue: illegal immigrants."
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The Law Offices of Bernard P. Wolfsdorf seek to hire experienced paralegals for its South Bay, Southern CA office and New York, NY offices. Bachelor's degree required. Ideal candidates should have experience with all aspects of business immigration. Responsibilities include: preparation of all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications (RIR and traditional), adjustment of status and consular processing applications, and preparation of all types of nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Paralegals will manage caseloads with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Applicants should submit resume + cover letter to specific desired location: South Bay applicants: fax Michele Buchanan at 310-540-3147 or email to MBuchanan@wolfsdorf.com; New York applicants: fax Frieda Wong at 212-899-5041 or email to FWong@wolfsdorf.com. The Law Offices of Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is an equal opportunity employer.
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Letters to the Editor
A new year is now upon us so let's all get together and make a final resolution to stop illegal immigration and end all amesties.
The following press release was submitted on behalf of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
I am forwarding a copy of the minutes from our State Bar
of Texas meeting in El Paso which included these highlights:
The Assistant Center Director for Documents from the TSC
discussed their three tiered adjudications processing plan,
delayed birth certificates, I-130 backlogs for immediate
relatives of U.S. citizens, I-212 waivers of prior deportations,
concurrent processing of I-140s/I-485s, and other issues.
The Consul General and the Chiefs from all Sections of our
U.S. Consulate in Juarez discussed appearances of attorneys
with clients at interviews, immigrant and nonimmigrant processing,
new clearance procedures, machine readable immigrant visas,
additional delays from upcoming biometrics processing, fraud
investigations, third country nationals, and many other topics.
The CIS Officer in Charge in Juarez advised our Committee members
about the procedures, criteria, policies, and estimated processing
times for waivers of the three and ten year bars, false claims to
U.S. citizenship, and the 212(a)(9)(c) "permanent bar."
The US CIS Central Regional Director as well as the El Paso
District Director discussed several other topics of interest. For the minutes in its entirety, see here.
Paul Parsons, Chairman
State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration & Nationality
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