Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a review of the ICE raid in Bellingham, WA. The New York Times reports
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Sanders H-1B Amendment In H.R. 1
Here is the final text of the Sanders H-1B amendment in Section 1611 of Title XVI of the stimulus act, H.R. 1.
USCIS To Adjudicate Russian I-600s
USCIS announced that beginning March 30, 2009, it will assume responsibility from the Department of State for adjudicating any Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, filed within the Russian Federation. For the announcement, see here and for the FAQs see here.
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Supreme Court Questions Use Of ID Theft Law Against Illegal Workers
The Supreme Court gave a skeptical hearing Wednesday to the government's use of a strong new identity theft law against illegal workers who use fake ID cards.
ACLU Signs Add To Washington State's Immigration Storm
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Immigration Groups Seek Release Of Mother Of 3
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Visa waiver program is actually racist in nature. Not all citizens of the VWP beneficiaries are rich and have no intention to work here illegally, and not all developing nations citizens are poor folks who will do dish washing for less than minimum wage here. Instead of begging Chinese to buy our Treasury Bonds (our debt) why not inviting them to visit US and spend their money here to stimulate our economy, only the wealthy ones of course. It's time for us to enact guarantor visa system. It's smart, and it's a common sense policy. Foreigners who wish to get visas must have third parties to guarantee that they will faithfully obey the terms and conditions of their visas. Argentina was once a beneficiary of VWP when it was prosperous enough to be trusted, but then we took it away because the nation was in economy chaos and bankruptcy, the same should apply to Iceland and maybe UK if it goes under as well, and maybe other nations will impose the same restrictions on us, if we go under with such a huge debt we can't never imagine how to pay them off. Yes, it's so unfair to be poor folks living in a bankrupt and corrupt nation and have no rights to improve themselves to immigrate to other lands, then hopefully we or our children won't experience the same unfair and unfortunate faith in the future.
Regarding S. Sheplov's letter (02/26/09 ID): Apparently, it is the goal of the entry enthusiasts to be the ones with the most "compassion" as our
ship of state, like the Titanic, sinks slowly to the bottom of the sea.
Clearly (for most), the huge problem today is overwhelming numbers, both
for US and the World. It is the goal of restrictionists to act
responsibly by limiting entry numbers to prevent otherwise unavoidable
tragedy rather than trying to pack as many entrants legal or illegal
here regardless of our rule of laws, quality of life, national
sovereignty or social cohesion. As Frosty Wooldridge's 2/23/9
newswithviews.com article states: "Today, at 306 million citizens,
America adds 3.1 to 3.4 million annually. U.S. population projections
show America adding 100 million by 2035, a mere 26 years from now. (PEW
Report: US Population Projections, March 2006) Globally, humans add 77
million annually, net gain. That increase expects human planet expansion
to multiply from 6.7 billion to a low of 9.2 billion to as high as 9.8
billion in 41 years--2050. (populationmedia.org). The human race gallops
toward a collision with its own numbers." The reason our entry system is
"broken" is the direct result of so-called experts grasping the
"complexities" with a "reasoned diagnosis" as they did in l965, 1986 and
elsewhere all for the narrow benefit of profiteers, ideologues, special
interests and foreigners. Eliminating visa waivers would not stop
tourists, only terrorists. A "moratorium" would be drastic, but not
"draconian" and compatible with "the principle of proportionality"
because of the excesses of the past and present, including ID's Comment
of "Revolutionary Solution" (02/25/09 ID) which schemes to bypass our
representative form of government by executive fiat for a dubious
purpose. What could be more foolish or un-American?
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