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DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: August 2007
We carry the August 2007 issue of The Office of Immigration Litigation Bulletin.


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Headlines

'Desktop' Immigration Raid Shakes Vernon Factory
A "desktop raid" is how the workers' representative, John M. Grant, vice president of Local 770 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, described the scenario.

Group Recommends Immigration Court Improvements
A national advocacy group recommended Wednesday improving the country's beleaguered immigration court system by reforming how judges are selected and promoting impartiality.

Immigration Judge Grants Illegal Aliens 4th, 5th Amendment Rights
The raid was just one of several carried out by ICE in June 2007 immediately following New Havenís approval of a city I.D. plan aimed at helping undocumented workers open bank accounts.

Immigrants Protest Need Of SS Number To Drive In PA
Immigration lawyers say that PennDOT's plan to yank licenses from drivers without a valid Social Security number is unfairly penalizing immigrants who got licenses in the past without a Social Security card.


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Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
2009 ACIP Annual Symposium: June 15-18, 2009, Arlington, VA - For thirty-five years, the American Council on International Personnel's Symposium has been the most highly respected annual meeting devoted exclusively to employment-based immigration. We bring in-house immigration professionals from universities and research institutions, non-profits, and multinational corporations together with U.S. government representatives and legal experts. This year's Symposium "Changing Times, Changing Strategies" will help you: strategize and network in an uncertain economy, meet new leaders of Federal Agencies & Congress, develop airtight compliance measures, and refine your global mobility management models. http://www.acip.com/symposium. ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media sponsor.


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Dear Editor:
To add one brief comment to my (06/12/09 ID) letter about the Holocaust Museum shooting, imagine what the outcry would have been if the killer had been a Mexican, especially an illegal one, instead of a native-born American who happened to be an admirer of Adolf Hitler? Why do so many Americans foam at the mouth at people who commit the crime of entering the US illegally while being Hispanic, but pay so little attention to the right wing hate groups whose members kill abortion doctors and racial minorities almost at will, and who threaten to kill many more? Why is it that our Department of Homeland Security is too busy fining or investigating employers who hire immigrants and building fences to nowhere along the Mexican border to track down home-grown right wing terrorists and protect us from them?

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Robert Yang's letter of 6/10/09 appears to be responding to an insult or lashing out. My letter (06/10/09 ID) was trying to gently mock his letter with the "God told me" talk at the end. His letters are some of my favorites even when I disagree. As for Mr. Algase's comment that bussing is all about race, it is, and this country and its laws should not be. That is why I think busing to have been a disastrous policy, especially in the absence of de jure discrimination in places like Colorado and Boston. Black children do not need to sit next to a white student to learn. Students of all races need good teachers who hold them to high standards, even if that teacher is of a different race. Merit, measured as objectively as possible in our flawed and fallen world is the only fair system, not spoils, not seniority and certainly not race. Turning civil rights into a spoils system (and not one aimed at benefiting students) shows us exactly where the immigration system should not go (the world already has Quebec, Malaysia, Belgium, Lebanon and former nations like Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and others view people as groups, not individuals). Race-neutral criteria are what we need, whether the results are de facto unequal should be of no consequence in our public policy - that's what the Civil War was about after all.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
I just wanted to mention that Roger Algase, Esq., had a very good ID week. His three letters to the Editor were very interesting and thought provoking, and I wanted to give credit where credit is due. Kudos to Mr. Algase.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 06/12/09 comment, my husband is from turkey and I a us citizen. we have been apart for 2 and a half years trying to get him back in the us.our lawyers said he would have to go back. Well now visa was approved and he has to go back to the turkish/american embassy on july 21 we hope he can return back here to the us.

Dee


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