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3.5 Million Needed

According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, "a more liberal immigration policy would ease the burden of a shrinking work force. But, he cautioned, it would take annual flows close to 3.5 million immigrants, not today's 1 million, to replace retiring boomers." For the full story, see here.

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PERM Pointers, Pitfalls And Puzzles

The curriculum for the phone session on Oct 19, 2006 "Preparing Form 9089 For Filing" is as follows:

  • How do I avoid a computer denial?
  • How do I fill out Part H to avoid a substantive denial?
  • How do I fill out Parts J & K to avoid a substantive denial?
  • What documentation must I have as back up to the 9089?
  • When is the "magic language" necessary?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 17th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


The Business Of Law
Edward Poll asks "Are your customers getting what they deserve?"


DOS Cable On Establishing Effective Consular Sections Business Referral Program
The Department of State issued a visa cable providing information on establishing an effective consular section business referral program.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Deadline For Immigration Canada Sale Is 2:45pm ET, Friday, Oct 13th
The deadline for the Immigration Canada sale is Friday, October 13, 2006, 2:45pm ET (11:45am PT). To view the auction, see here. To read the latest update, see here.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Re: Immigrants: The Last Time America Sent Her Own Packing (10/12/06 ID comment), given the tendency of pro-immigrationists to base their arguments for immigration on the past, even though conditions are no longer the same, I really shouldn't be surprised that shameful and unconstitutional actions from that era are also used to justify opposition to any attempts to deport illegal aliens or limit immigration. In fact, I would argue that the abuses of that era are all the more reason to have transparent immigration laws which are uniformly enforced, without "baby waving" or "catch and release". I would also argue that the abuses show how important assimilation and citizenship should be for legal immigrants. They should become part of "us". I can't help but wonder who the "her own" are in this article. The illegal aliens who were repatriated? Legal permanent residents who had never obtained U.S. citizenship and are subject to the vagaries of immigration policy, even today? Or, the children born in the U.S. who accompanied their parents back to Mexico? I strongly suspect the latter, though I would be interested in finding out how many adult U.S. citizens were repatriated. Somehow, the authors don't present those figures in the excerpt ID presented. I also wonder about the lesson that we're presumably supposed to learn from this bit of history and ID's presentation of it. Are we to believe that enforcement of our immigration laws by deporting illegal aliens is deporting "our own"? Is deporting the illegal alien parents of anchor babies deporting "our own"? Is deporting legal permanent residents who violate serious norms in this society, such as distributing drugs, deporting "our own"? In my opinion, no.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
The bill introduced by Rep. Marchant to provide children born in the US with the same citizenship and immigration status as their mothers, discussed in the letter of Gary Endelman, Esq. (ID 10/12/06), is just one more lame example of allowing politicians to piecemeal the INA by applying one more patch, this time a politically incorrect patch ... what's this about children acquiring the citizenship of the mother? If a US citizen male fathered a child with a permanent resident, the child would have no right to US citizenship? Yes, it does. Come on now, - my wife did not become a US citizen resident until twenty-two years after we were married and became a permanent resident - do you mean to tell me all my children would not be entitled to US citizenship under your proposed law? Preposterous. Just word the law: "Determination of citizenship of a child born in the US shall be determined by the immigration status of its parents. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a child born in the US (as defined in section 101(a)(38) of the [INA] (8 USC 1101(a)(38)) shall not automatically acquire US citizenship unless one parent is a US citizen or both parents are aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of the child's birth." This would fairly include the children of all people who have a legal right to live in the US, regardless of gender, while at the same time denying automatic citizenship solely on the basis of being born on US soil to parents who have no right to live permanently in the US. This would accomplish Mr. Marchant's restrictive intent, while more fairly complying with the rights of both US citizen and permanent resident fathers and mothers. Why can't legislators draft good immigration law?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I find it completely humorous that any one would think that other illegals that come via air or sea can be captured. That is only possible if they came over in there right name and even that is a small possibility. Last time I checked there was a huge block of illegal asians that are brought in daily via asian gangs and how many of those do you think have right paperwork. All they have to do is work quietly in any of the many companies owned by a legal Asian and they are hidden in there own under ground system. Slavery is better then having mexicans who are willing to come here for a better way of life though right. How about cubans? If they are not caught and step foot on our soil they are automatically citizens. But God forbid we allow that rule for all we did not happen to see cross our borders. This my friends is racial profiling. At least when a mexican comes they are coming from an america. So why all the trouble to include them in our democracy. Not all of our ancestors came here legaly . I know a few of mine did not and I am here with a better life as a result of it. We hear people crying the Mexicans are taking our work. Last I looked I don't see to many americans rushing out to be farm hands . Do you? Should there be reform. Absolutely. But I also think it is fair to make them criminals with murderers, rapists, child molesters, because they want a better way of life for their families. Please, get real. Get a hobby. Better yet hire a mexican. I would.

Kim Bilyou

Dear Editor:
Responding to Gary Endelman's letter to the Editor (10/12/06 ID), it makes me happy to hear that "anchor babies", who abuse the Fourteenth amendment, will soon be no longer be eligible for automatic citizenship. All of education should teach and inform students the truth, that sending countries failed their own people who feel they must emigrate legally and illegally to the US.

Peter Griswold

Dear Editor:
I am for passing this immigration ordinance because I can't work in my area because i don't speak spanish. I have lived here all my life and see how the city has gave them everything including the overcrowded schools that i help pay for.

Darlene Wilson

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