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MH's letters (08/22/06 ID and 08/24/06 ID) show a misunderstanding of how much work it is to put together an H-1B application. His letter's main intent seems to belittle lawyers. That is regrettable. The US immigration system allows the filing of H-1B visa petitions. Immigration attorneys represent employers and aliens who want to work within the law. If MH does not think the H-1B visa program is good for America, he should lobby against it. Of course, this will never succeed, because the legislature knows H-1B visas are needed to keep America competitive in the world market. I have yet to see a computer related H-1B working for $30,000, but what do I know ... I have only been handling H-1B cases for about twenty eight years. Isolationism never worked, and it will not work with the US immigration system. Yes, H-1B visas are sometimes complex. It pays to have a good immigration lawyer, or perhaps MH's twelve year old - you take your pick.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
Even though the hypothetical 12 year old referred to in MH's letter (08/24/06 ID) might not be able to "color in the dots" on an H-1B petition quite so easily as the letter suggests, most 12 year olds would have no difficulty in recognizing the racial overtones behind its crude attempt to ridicule the education, achievements and contributions of Asian professional immigrants. Unfortunately, negative stereotypes in letters such as this one and some other recent ID letters are keeping the whole immigration discussion stuck at the 12 year old level, instead of enabling it to deal with rational and humane ways of reforming the system so as to provide a higher degree of fairness to people who are following the law and to reduce the incentives for illegal immigration.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
Letters from Sid Lachter, David Murray and Alessandra Hall responding to MH's letter (08/24/06 ID) show only procedural requirements that should be followed while filing petition for H-1B. Those mentioned requirements are somewhat similar to the requirements to be followed at the time when students file application for admission to high school. The main thing
is that foreign workers are being allowed to take USCs and LPRs' jobs,
and American lawyers do not seem to be concerned about the displacement of American workers as MH's letter (08/24/06 ID) states. It is saddening to note that lawyers do not prepare and submit to CIS a list
of USC and LPR applicants that applied for the vacancies at the time of
filing petition nor show any reasons why they are rejected. The USCs
and LPRs are struggling very hard to get a job, but the foreign workers
are getting jobs in the US very easily. Therefore, the employers who
seek to hire foreign workers on H-1B are to be made to demonstrate
that there are no available USC and LPR workers for the vacancies.
Furthermore, the name, phone number and address of all employers that
apply for H-1B visas should also be listed on the Internet. This will
help American workers to find where the vacancies are available.
War critics have said that, "It is impossible to kill terrorists faster
than Pres. Bush creates them". It is also difficult to address Roger
Algase's letter (8/24/06 ID) rationally faster than his letters can
misrepresent and ignore responses with overbroad, specious opinions.
The misdirected complaint of "name calling" arose from a list of
inappropriate words used in his letter of 8/22/06 ID, I only quoted them
(8/23//06 ID). The Coolidge quote did not mention any race and was an
eloquent statement on immigration, except for those who see racism
everywhere and would deny a free people the right to restrict entry. The
1965 law was designed to make US slightly more cosmopolitan which
restrictionists could have lived with. But as the Vdare article, "So
Much for Promises" points out,
everyone promised neither the numbers or the mix were going to
drastically change which is not what happened. Sen. Ted Kennedy said at
the time,"...our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants
annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration
remains substantially the same ... the ethnic mix of this country will
not be upset". Either this was fraud or the the Law of Unintended
Consequences took over. In either case, we don't need SB 2511,
repeating the mistake on a larger scale. HR 4437 will begin the
enforcement we were promised, but denied after 1965. Lawbreakers or
their attorneys in denial, always consider enforcement to be demonizing
and prejudicial. We can no longer afford to listen to empire builders
of any kind who have other agendas or refuse to learn from history which
suggests that excessive numbers and multiculturalism always leads to
more conflict, reducing everyone's freedom and quality of life.
R. L. Ranger
A recent Nashville, TN news story described an illegal alien tenant who murders an elderly woman next door as part of a robbery. Neighbors angry that landlord allowed this man and his family to rent the home in the first place. This is what Hazelton,Pa, Riverside, NJ and other small towns are trying to prevent too. (We have enough of our own home-grown criminals, we don't need to have landlords renting to illegal aliens who are unscreened and unchecked roaming around our towns).
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