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Immigration Daily September 30, 2004
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Lamar Smith, Pro-Immigrant

We continue to receive slogan/quote suggestions. Often the quote gets its significance from the person quoted. For example, Lamar Smith, the dean of the anti-immigration legislators (Mr. Tancredo does not come close), penned the following truly remarkable words:

The first step toward creating a sound and enduring immigration policy entails recognition of what we refer to in this Article as the "human face of immigration." Anyone who has witnessed people attempting surreptitiously to cross the Rio Grande, visited illegal aliens detained in [INS] facilities, or interviewed those who have risked their lives in rickety vessels to reach our shores can agree on certain facts. These are not the faces of hardened criminals. While a small proportion of these individuals do wish us harm, the vast majority of those who seek to enter the United States, even by illegal means, are not our enemies. People are any nation's greatest resource, and the United States has been greatly enriched by the contributions of those who, though not born here, have pledged their lives, allegiance, and human capabilities to building this nation. Therefore the problem we face in the realm of immigration is not the people, but the policy. A policy that disregards the basic human dignity of any person, especially one whose violation of the law was motivated by the great opportunities that this country has to offer, is offensive to American ideals and utterly inconsistent with a system of ordered immigration. Lamar Smith & Edward R. Grant, Immigration Reform: Seeking the Right Reasons, 28 ST. MARY'S L. J. 883, 893 (1997).
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News From CLINIC's Case Files - Issue Two
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.'s Division of Public Education and Advocacy provides examples of vulnerable immigrants and developments that negatively impact the population served by its affiliate agencies.

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EOIR Press Release On 212(c) Relief
The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a press release explaining in detail the final rule published to implement Supreme Court's St. Cyr decision.

CRS Report On CAT And Removal Of Aliens
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on the UN Convention Against Torture: overview of US implementation policy concerning the removal of aliens.

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Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
M. Maharazu's letter indicates that the US also should start legalizing illegal immigrants residing in the US. I do not know if Maharazu has an idea that the US has now about 8,000,000 illegals. Canada is as large country as US, but it has only 100,000 illegals that will not create any problem even if all of them are legalized. With a view to eradicate all illegal immigrants an amnesty was granted to all illegals in 1986, but it did not seem to be successful since illegal immigrants are still increasing day by day. Deportation of illegals seems to be only a way to control illegal immigration in the US. Surely, it will discourage illegal immigration.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
Your "editorial", calling for an enormous increase in immigration based on Mr. Greenspan's comments again ignores the distinction between legal and illegal immigration, and the immigration of skilled workers versus unskilled ones. Illegal immigration and "guest worker” programs are problems not because the workers are competition for American workers but because they are unfair competition. The desire for legal status or green cards keeps these workers at the mercy of their employers and subverts the free market. What is needed is revision of the green card programs to include provisions for unskilled workers, if employers will sponsor them, and elimination of "guest worker” programs which prohibit workers from changing jobs at will. Re: Mr. Moser's letter, Mr. Moser mentions the economic contributions of illegal aliens. What he ignores is that these same contributions could and would be made by citizens and legal permanent residents who are displaced from these jobs, or see their wages depressed. It was Cesar Chavez himself who recognized that a continual supply of illegal labor was the surest way to drive down and keep down (farm) wages. Furthermore, the "billions" of dollars in Social Security payments and the like are an extremely small portion of the annual expenditures made to SS recipients. Then, there's the little matter of why illegal aliens are even paying into SS - they're committing identity fraud, which is becoming a major cost to U.S. taxpayers and consumers. Were illegal aliens to be legalized, most would become part of the working poor, and eligible for welfare programs they cannot now access—driving up the costs of illegal immigration. Finally, Mr. Moser refers to "diversification”. It's a funny kind of "diversification” where Mexico and a handful of other countries provide most of the immigrants, legal and illegal. What's "diverse” about that?

Ali Alexander


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New Office
London-based US immigration lawyers Edward S. Gudeon and Susan Willis McFadden (both formerly with Gudeon & Hodkinson) are pleased to announce the opening of their firm, Gudeon & McFadden. Mr. Gudeon and Mrs. McFadden will be continuing to practice US immigration and nationality law and to assist applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas with consular processing at the US Embassy in London. Gudeon & McFadden, 42 Brook Street, W1K 5DB, London, England. Tel: +44 20 7958 9067, Fax: +44 20 7958 9282.

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