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PERM And Its Impact On Schedule A Cases
Sherry L. Neal, Esq. writes "The PERM regulations made a few changes to Schedule A cases, which will become effective on March 28, 2005."

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California's Evading An Officer Offense Is Not Crime Of Violence
In Penuliar v. Ashcroft, No. 03-71578 (9th Cir. Jan. 12, 2005), the court said that evading an officer in violation of California Vehicle Code 2800.2(a) was not categorically a "crime of violence" under 8 USC 1101(a)(43)(F).

Time Limit Applies To All CAT Claims Regardless Of Type Of CAT Relief
In Huang v. Ashcroft, No. 03-16730 (9th Cir. Dec. 7, 2005), the court said that the time limit in 8 CFR 208.18(b)(2) applied to all claims for protection under the Convention Against Torture based on pre-March 22, 1999 removal orders, without regard to the form of relief that might be granted.

Yates Memo On Unlawfully Voting
William R. Yates, then Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, Immigration Services Division issued a memo dated May 7, 2002, providing guidance on handling naturalization applications of aliens who have unlawfully voted or falsely represented themselves as US citizens in association with registering or by voting.

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Dear Editor:
A.P.'s letter (1/19/05 ID) suggests we should try "legalizing" illegal aliens by letting them work freely and move between countries freely. We did precisely that in 1986, with the "one-time" amnesty, and what we ended up with was (1) far more immigrants applying for amnesty than the government projected, (2) many fraudulent applications and approvals of these applications because there wasn't the manpower or will to check them, (3) our current high levels of legal immigration as those amnestied became eligible to sponsor relatives, and (4) most to the point, several times the number of illegal aliens, all looking for the next amnesty. As for the hardships A.P.'s letter mentions, it is my opinion that if illegal aliens can come here illegally and without knowing the language or culture, then their children should be able to return to their home countries and re-learn their own language. Those illegal aliens with US citizen spouses or children already have options for legalizing and while these entail some sacrifice, I don't believe it's too much to expect given that the illegal alien created the problem for his or her family.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
This is in response to the comments by Mr. "Chucky" (1/19/05 ID). I would like to see more intelligent conversation regarding immigration issues than just trash talk. If he needs a website where he can trash-talk, believe me there are plenty out there. He fails to realize that it is just a matter of time for legislation like the DREAM Act to pass Congress, whether he likes it or not. It is not a matter of letting more immigrants in, or opening our borders. If Mr. Chucky had read the proposed Act he would realize that it is designed to legalize and give opportunities to immigrants who are already here. Not the ones who want to come. Maybe we have seen the DREAM Act stalled in Congress, but we have also seen what's happened to anti-immigrant legislation like Proposition 187 in CA, or Proposition 200 in AZ. Legislation like the DREAM Act not only is smart because it would benefit American Businesses and industry in the future, but it is needed since these immigrants are not going back to their countries just because they couldn't get into college. In fact some of these children were brought here at such an early age that they don't even speak other than English. People like Mr. Chucky have a choice, on the one hand, of seeing these kids out on the streets becoming delinquents and promoting crime, or on the other hand helping them to become productive citizens which in turn will create a more powerful society.


Dear Editor:
In reference to your Editor's Note on 1/19/05 ID, Immigration Daily does print "sarcasm" and denigrating remarks. It seems that you print what serves your purpose. The practice of Immigration Law and legal services as whole should be open to criticism.

E Worden

Dear Editor:
Could you please instruct me as to how to change my email address on the Immigration Daily listserve?

Ofelia L. Calderon
Calderon & Derwin, PLC

Editor's Note: Please see comments above.


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