Organizers have announced plans to march in Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. and across the nation to highlight the need for comprehensive immigration reform (to find an event near you, see here). We encourage immigrants - undocumented and otherwise - who have joined the American labor force to proudly wave the American flag at rallies nationwide to emphasize the overwhelming positive contributions of immigrants to the US.
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Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:
++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility,
Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics
++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation
++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.
For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm.
Quick Reference Chart And Annotations For Determining Immigration Consequences Of Selected Arizona Offenses
Katherine Brady et. al of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center write "The Chart analyzes adverse immigration consequences that flow from conviction of selected Arizona offenses, and suggests how to avoid the consequences."
Chicago USCIS Moves To New Location
The Chicago District Office of USCIS announced the move to a new location on August 25, 2006.
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Honor/Award - Woman Owned Business
Elaine Morley, Immigration Attorney and CEO of Lookout Services Inc., has received official certification of Lookout as a "Woman Owned Business". Lookout Services is a Houston based company that provides workforce compliance software and support for some of the nation's largest employers. www.lookoutservices.net. Lookout Services, Inc. One East Greenway Plaza, Suite 325, Houston, Texas 77046. Ph: 888-522-6704. Fax: 713-839-7249.
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Attorney Algase's letter (09/01/06 ID) inferred a racial animus in the H-1B regulation. His argument included the following
statements: "I cannot understand why there is such frantic opposition to raising, or, yes, removing the H-1B caps ... the furious restrictionist opposition to the H-1B program". Having enforced labor certification visa fraud over the years, I would dispute his claims that fraud is minuscule. On the other hand, AILA and business interests control all the lobbying, plying wine and contributions. The H1-B has not to my knowledge been the source of such excess to gather public redicule or even much press. "Big Labor" is not any more, besides I doubt they care as demonstrated by their enthusiastic recruitment of illegal aliens as members to the detriment of unemployed citizen workers. What then is the source of the "frantic" and "furious restrictionist" opposition to the visa caps? Perhaps it is "much ado about nothing"?
The Robert Yang letter (8/31/06 ID, all) continues to show remarkable
assimilation with frequent references to "our" country. Only recently
the complaint was the onerous procedure to citizenship. However, the same corporate greed that is selling out the higher labor
cost nations now will do the same to the present lower cost ethnic
groups the moment they can find even lower costs from robots, clones,
space aliens or whatever. The reason we have a 300,000 million
population now, instead of a more manageable and selective 200,000 to
250,000 million is because of such advocates as Roger Algase's letter
(RAL) in "removing the H-1B caps" and other lax enforcement and liberal
entry policies considering only business profits rather than citizen's
interests. In his letter's jihad against white supremacy, RAL's are oblivious to
the real numbers, dilution, crime, overcrowding, disease, social unrest,
budget and assimilation problems today that affect US in every way.
RAL's continually points out supposed racism in others, but fails to see
he truly exhibits it with his fervent advocacy for entry of non-whites.
The same interests that brought the US the 1996 amnesty fraud are trying to
duplicate that fiasco with the various shamnesty schemes that have come
forth including guest workers, H-1B or other "temporary" workers who
never leave, with only token enforcement and tolerating illegals, even
rewarding them. Limiting entry, securing borders, deporting illegals,
enforcing existing laws, removing alien benefits, sanction employer
hiring of illegals, enlisting local police in identifying illegals,
removing alien birth citizenship, defeating NWO Globalism and supporting
America is the program to diligently pursue.
R. L. Ranger
Responding to Roger Algase, Esq.'s letter (08/31/06 ID) which stated, "Therefore, the realistic adoption of the "dual intent" doctrine in 1990, as well as the subsequent changes which allow H-1B extension past the six -year limit for green card applicants, are necessary if we believe that hard-working, educated, skilled foreign workers who usually speak English fluently, and who frequently have valuable skills which are useful for our economy, are a benefit to this country." I would like to see further elaboration on this paragraph by Mr. Algase.
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