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Immigration Daily November 21, 2007
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Under The Bus

Even with the Democratic majority, it appears that our Legislative branch is paralysed and is unable to craft an enlightened policy of welcoming immigrants - documented or undocumented. Various provisions benefiting only legal immigration have been held up to ensure that the pain of the undocumented is spread over as many people as possible (thus keeping hope alive for the advocates of the undocumented). Further, rumor on the Hill has it that the Democratic leadership is getting ready to support a Sensenbrenner-lite enforcement-only bill, thus proving that immigration is far from dead in DC, and that we may even have an immigration statute in an election year. A punitive act by Congress on immigration would, so the reasoning goes, defuse the immigration issue for the GOP, and thus help the Democratic Party strengthen in the House and the Senate and capture the Presidency next November. Those who expected better from a Democratic Congress have been disappointed. The Democratic leadership apparently does not want immigrants on the Democratic bus, but under it.

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Article

Wasted Talent And Broken Dreams: The Lost Potential Of Undocumented Students
Roberto G. Gonzales for the Immigration Policy Center writes "Can we really afford to waste such a valuable national resource?"


News

Deportation Of Parents Is Deportation Of US Citizen Children
In Duran v. Keisler, No. 07-71424 (9th Cir. Sep. 10, 2007), the dissent, in one of 60 similar dissents in unpublished removal cases, said: "When a parent is denied cancellation of removal, the government effectively deports the United States-born children of that parent. This unconscionable result violates due process by forcing children either to suffer de facto expulsion from the country of their birth or forego their constitutionallyprotected right to remain in this country with their family intact. See, e.g., Moore v. City of East Cleveland, 431 U.S. 494, 503-05 (1977) ("Our decisions establish that the Constitution protects the sanctity of the family precisely because the institution of the family is deeply rooted in this nation’s history and tradition."); Stanley v. Illinois, 405 U.S. 645, 651 (1972) (recognizing that "[t]he integrity of the family unit has found protection in the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment")."


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC or Burlington, VT - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks attorney who wants to transfer at his or her own expense to work as an Associate Counsel with the Commercial & Administrative Law Division working primarily with issues from the USCIS Office of Security & Integrity (OSI). Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 3+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0035 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter demonstrating specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Lakisha Richardson, Commercial & Administrative Law Division: Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, November 23, 2007. Please indicate desired location(s). Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Kelly.Duehning@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business November 23, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0034 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as providing on-site legal advice to Raleigh, NC and other field offices within the District on immigration, including adjudications involving issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Luke.Mayville@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business November 23, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0033 at USAJobs.com.

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comingsNgoings

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Jim Robert's letter (ID 11/16/07), which insinuated that the allegiance to America of Robert Yang, an American of Chinese ancestry, was in question because of Mr. Yang's letters' views on immigration, was insulting, as I pointed out in my own letter (ID 11/16/07). However, Mr. Robert's latest letter (ID 11/20/07), attacking Mr. Yang's letters as putting "Chinese nativist" views ahead of America's national interest, is simply outrageous. The tolerant ideals of the European Enlightenment, which the founders of this country brought to America, are an example of positive "white influence". On the other hand, racism which regards the presence of people of non-European races and traditions as somehow dangerous to America, is a negative example of white influence. I leave it up to ID readers to form their own conclusions as to which of the two is the predominant influence in Mr. Robert's letters.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Re "Fighting Words" (ID Comment 11/13/07), your term "anti-immigrationist" sounds like another political trope "homophobia." Both seek a political objective through a groundless sound bite. Folks keen on preserving natural families are labeled "homophobes." Likewise, those of us who would preserve the American Creed with measured immigration are labeled "anti-immigrationists." Groundless labels reveal ILW.COMs and its clients’ true groundless nature.

Bill Dillon

Dear Editor:
Lamar's Turn around is Amazing - but excellent opportunity to begin a dialogue with praise (ID Comment 11/15/07). How about a letter to the editor of his home state, praising this statement, and following it with a reasoned suggestion as to immigration reform? (By the way, I think it does a disservice to pro-immigration advocacy to allow the media and our spokespersons to refer to any legislation leading to citizenship by "illegals." The rhetoric should begin and end with "earned temporary and permanent stay." All those hearing illegal to US citizen see a jump from illegal to the prize of citizenship in one step. And the public always confuses green card with citizenship.)

Norine Krasnogor, Esq.
Krasnogor and Krasnogor LLP

Dear Editor:
Regarding Democrats and immigration, it's hard for any presidential candidates to tell the inconvenient truth to their constituents. The rights to immigrate is not the same as the rights to collect welfare and no presidents nor politicians can exempt Americans from global competition. Nativists want to close the border so they can "secure" their jobs of convenience and also outlaw jobs outsourcing for the same reasons. Protectionism and monopoly always hurt the consumers unfairly limiting our options to shop for the best deals for less by distorting the market. It's time for common sense, rational and humane immigration reform. 3 and 10 years bar must be lifted if ones marry US citizens or legal residents and pay fine and those sponsors must sign affidavit of support for 10 years for their spouses. Foreign visitors with past immigration violation can pay fine, show change of financial circumstances and deposit $ 10,000 to secure visitor visas so they can visit USA as tourists and spend money and go back for real now. We need a legal temporary worker program and selecting immigrants by using merits instead of family ties. We need to legalize non criminal undocumented immigrants by giving them 15 years work permits without giving them rights to collect welfare, and adjustment of status to permanent residency will be evaluate by merits and their contributions. We will go after employers for breaking the laws instead of building the costly Great Wall of USA.

robert yang


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