Safe By The Bay
According to a New York Times story, "In what may be the first such campaign of its kind, the city plans to publish multilanguage brochures and fill the airwaves with advertisements relaying assurance that San Francisco will not report them to federal immigration authorities." For the full story, see here.
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Deadline Is Tuesday, April 8th For Select Regional Consuls - Asia
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DOS Insights And Predictions On Visa Numbers
Sheela Murthy, et al., attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm "Neither the shifting of visa numbers in the EB1 category, nor the fact that EB2 China would have gone unavailable in April 2008, was explained previously."
Book Review: Alien Nation By Peter Brimelow
Gregory P. Pavlik writes "Alien Nation is a hard-hitting rebuttal of the positions embraced by advocates of open borders in other ways."
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DOL Releases Specialization FAQs, Round 1
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification published the first round of FAQs regarding its upcoming transfer of functions between the Chicago and Atlanta National Processing Centers.
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New Appointment - Falls Church, VA
Executive Office for Immigration Review Director Kevin A. Ohlson announced that MaryBeth
Keller was sworn in at EOIR Headquarters in Falls Church, Va as a new assistant chief immigration judge. As the Assistant Chief Immigration Judge for Conduct and Professionalism, Ms. Keller will have primary responsibility for issues of conduct and professionalism relating to immigration judges. She received a BA from The Catholic University of America and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. From 2004 to February 2008, Judge Keller served as general counsel at EOIR.
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Did ID really call someone a liar in its editorial? (04/1/08 ID comment). This type of dialogue is not really beneficial to the discussion. ID's comments regularly discuss plantation mentality ideas. ID's ideas have never enhanced improving the immigration laws and it appears ID intends to remain consistent with that view.
S. Gary Polozola, Esq.
Boiling down Jim Roberts' letter (04/07/08 ID), the meaning is clear: Latino immigrants are a danger to this country (since they supposedly support "Reconquista"), so let's go back to the pre-1965 law which favored Europeans and excluded most others. Fine, everyone is entitled to his views. But I will never be able to understand why people who hold such views resent being called bigots.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
Responding to Jim Robert's letter (04/07/08 ID) as to the question of whether undocumented immigrants are a net asset/liability to our tax base, lets take a macro-economic perspective. Using the example of a typical mid-size garment factory employing about 200 people, of which, roughly 100 of them are illegal, 100 illegal workers probably earn about $2,000,000, of which they pay about $300,000 in combined federal, state, and local sales taxes. If 20% are homeowners, they would also then account for another $60,000 +/- in property taxes. However, this company employs another 100 legal workers, many of them in management or sales positions, that together pay quite a bit more in taxes, as they would make more money. These people owe a portion of the income to the presence of the 100 illegal workers because without the illegal workers, they wouldn’t have enough production capacity to achieve the economy of scale needed to compete. So why don’t they just hire more legal workers? There are only so many skilled apparel workers to go around, and they all have jobs. So, back to the question of taxes, we have to consider the corporate and property taxes paid by the business, which would account for taxes in the hundreds of thousands and the income tax paid by the owners, again, often in the hundreds of thousands. What about the taxes paid by the workers and companies that work with this factory, such as the textile mills, machine suppliers, banks, utilities, and other vendors? When all of these additional and much larger tax amounts are added into the equation, it amounts to several times the amount of taxes paid into the government as opposed to the amount paid out in social services for the illegal workers.
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