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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,
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++ 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.
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Population Reference Bureau Study Highlights Coming Immigration Food
Donald A. Collins writes "My fellow Americans, your livelihoods, your security, your social harmony. and, yes, the very lives of you and your family are on the line with the immigration issue."
Bloggings: April 9, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.
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USCIS Reaches FY 2009 H-1B Cap
USCIS announced that it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2009.
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Immigration Law Certificate
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New Firm - Houston, TX
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Setting the record straight in responding on S. Gary Polozola's letter (04/08/08 ID), the ID comment his letter refers to is in the 04/02/08 issue. Contrary to the allegation of Mr. Polozola's letter, ID did not "call someone a liar," but referred to a class of anti-immigrationists as "these liars." Had ID actually called someone a liar, that could be actionable defamation. Even so, prominent anti-immigrationists might take umbrage to that remark, and if heard and understood by a third party to apply to them in its defamatory sense, they might have an actionable cause for libel. Like police lieutenant Jack Friday on the famed TV show of the 1950's, "Dragnet" always said, "The facts, mama, just the facts." Like the truth, the true facts may set you free.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
If I read Roger Algae's latest denunciation of racism in his letter (04/08/08 ID) correctly, only people who get overexcited in opposition to an organization that actually calls itself "the race", albeit in a foreign language, can be racists. We might as well start importing non-violent members of Interhamwe if we do not screen immigrants for membership in explicitly racist groups like La Raza, no matter how involved in good works. The present bias in our dysfunctional immigration system in effect privileges Mexicans at the expense of everyone else, and swamps our society's tolerance for legal immigrants by creating bi-cultural, rather than multicultural communities with one of those two communities, illiterate or barely literate Mexican peasants, among the least equipped to readily assimilate. What's wrong with wanting more Brazilian dental technicians, Nigerian oil workers, Filipino sailors, Ukrainian pharmacists, overseas Chinese venture capitalists or Indian tech support people in their stead, unless poor Mexicans are somehow privileged over everyone else in the world we could be taking in, including people who are both better educated and poorer in their home countries? Unfortunately, unless the vast flows of illegal immigration that overwhelmingly come from a single source are stanched, we will never get the political will to increase legal immigration.
Honza Prchal, Esq.
On the truly "macro-economic perspective" the "typical" business as
Robert Gittelson letter (4/8/08 ID) describes deserves credit as they are forced to deal with a falling dollar and high taxes due to our spendthrift government. However, I'm sure the old Plantation owners made much the same arguments regarding
their "cheap", subservient labor up until the cotton gin and pickers
were invented, but the social costs are still being accrued today. His
letter's figures would be even more impressive if legal workers were
paid a livable wage and the billions of remittances leaving US were
ended. From the figures I've seen, the contributions of the legals that
do pay taxes don't even cover all the aggregate economic costs, let
alone the social ones. In Arizona, there is a new cost of hiring
illegals - the loss of the business license that has to be added to
this scenario. The Roger Algase letter (4/8/08 ID) conspicuously ignores all of the valid points of my letter to
laboriously come up with the flimsy conclusion of bigotry. But, my
letter of (4/7/08 ID) discussed a numbers problem and used that term
five times. In regards to the pre-1965 era, I drew attention to
parameters of, "limited, selected entry numbers with secured borders",
not that Europeans were favored. A free people could have altered that
by choice, but it was done by trickery. The l965 law was represented to
not change the mix of the populace, but it radically did and a supposed
free people were never given the choice. Anyone who does not believe that many Latino
radicals are serious about La Reconquista needs to wake up and smell the
tacos. Multiculturalists and special interests are moving America
towards dissolution while restrictionists try to strengthen US.
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