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Vice-President Cheney Speaks On Securing Our Borders
During a Q&A town hall meeting, Vice-President Cheney said, "...and we need to do everything we can to make certain that we're open for legal immigration."
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With regard to ImmTalk, ImmLog, InfoNet Message Center, you might want to include some kind of caveat that DHS and other government agencies, as well as the public (their clients) likely have access to at least read any postings on these sites.
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Editor's Note: This correspondent brings up an important point which everyone who uses ImmTalk, and/or ImmLog, and/or InfoNet Message Center should keep in mind. Electronic communications are to some degree inherently insecure. We understand that unauthorized access to all these three fora occurs regularly by a variety of individuals and institutions. This includes anti-immigration organizations, government employees seeking to improve services to immigrants, and possibly includes government employees with other intentions. We urge those attorneys who use these powerful practice tools to be aware of this issue when posting messages. Even with this disadvantage, we believe that electronic listservs serve an important function in the bar so we continue to urge attorneys to avail themselves of these powerful practice aids.
I am having problems opening links in Immigration Daily. I have AOL service and even after I enable all links, I still cannot open any of your links. Please let me know as to how to proceed/what to do?
Marijan Cvjeticanin, Esq., Flowerson & Flowerson
Editor's Note: Problems with AOL links are one of the oldest issues on the Internet. Over 99% of the time, these can be solved and cutting and pasting the link into your web browser (like Internet Explore, Netscape Navigator, etc). If this problem persists, after trying the cut and paste solution, there may be issues other than AOL involved.
Illegal aliens are nothing more than a meal ticket for these lawyers and employers looking for a way to line their pockets with more fees and cheap labor.
Can you point me to gender statistics on K-1 visas? I am curious how many women file vs. men. You often see the phrase "mail order bride", but never "mail order husband."
LL may be right that many "Americans" outside of DC support enforcement of the immigration laws. However, the devil is always in the details. I get many, many calls from individual Americans who have come into contact with a "very special case of a person without papers" or "an incredible family without papers but who are the sort of people we need in this country" or "these two great workers who we always thought were legal." Any roundup of all the folks living here in the US without documents would encompass these many unique, special individuals. And I question whether the majority of Americans would welcome or even tolerate mass deportations that included these individuals, particularly when the word gets out that there is no realistic way for these individuals to return to the US for a decade or more. Should workplace raids and related mass deportations ever become the norm, I presume that LL also believes that the majority of Americans would welcome strict enforcement of laws pertaining to employers who have been making it possible for those being deported to work throughout the US.
Nancy Taylor Shivers
Please let us know the purpose of phone sessions on the PERM issue and how it helps implementation of PERM? What influence does your organization have to help reduce backlog of LC applications and what role do you play in expediting the process of Labor Certification?
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