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Immigration Daily January 11, 2010
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Comment

Second Loss

Star and Stripes reports that a slain veteran's wife and child have left the US because the State Department refused to recognize the couple's July 2008 marriage. "Robin Ferschke is calling it the second loss of her son. "I feel devastated," the mother of a Marine killed in Iraq 17 months ago said Friday from her home in Maryville, Tenn., four days after her daughter-in-law, Hotaru Ferschke, and her year-old grandson, Michael Ferschke III, departed for Okinawa because Hotaru Ferschke's temporary visa was about to expire."

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Focus

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Articles

Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "This blogger's "Modest Immigration Proposal," will not espouse cannibalism or infanticide, but may be met nonetheless with comparable revulsion by the Immigration Courts."

Bloggings On The H-1B Visa
Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "While the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 ("CIR ASAP"), introduced by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) may be a step in the right direction for comprehensive immigration reform, with the "good" comes some "not so good" provisions for employment-based immigration."

Bloggings on Deportation And Removal
Matthew Kolken writes "As an immigration advocate, and activist I can no longer sit idly by and quietly endure the draconian and unconstitutional policies of this President, and his administration. This is simply not change that I or our founding fathers can believe in."

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News

CRS Report On Visa Waiver Program
The Congressional Research Service released its report on Visa Waiver Program.


Classifieds

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Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
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Headlines

On Immigration, Which New York Will Rule?
Here's hoping that New York State follows the lead of Bloomberg and Schumer, and reject the outdated politics of Levy and Ford.

Opponents On Immigration Reform Gear Up For Forthcoming Battle
Obama has signaled he'll take up immigration reform soon. As a result, both sides are mobilizing their forces.

Grand Jury Investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio Of Arizona
A federal grand jury is investigating Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff known for his aggressive stance on illegal immigration, for possible abuses of power in launching investigations of local officials who disagree with him, authorities said Friday.

Plan For Immigration Jail In Yakima Irks Locals
The federal government's plan for a new immigration detention facility in Yakima is not being welcomed by local residents.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
January 12 - Migration Policy Instutute is pleased to present "The Politics of Citizenship in Europe in an Era of Integration Challenges"-- A book discussion with Marc Morje Howard, Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President, MPI, focused on the citizenship process in different European countries and how it impacts immigrant integration. 3:30 - 5:00 pm. For more info and to rsvp see http://my.migrationpolicy.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=17789; or email events@migrationpolicy.org.


Letters

Readers can share comments, email: editor@ilw.com (up to 300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

Dear Editor:
Roger Algase's letter of (01/07/10 ID) takes issue with the article in (01/05/10 ID) by David North of the Center for Immigration Studies entitled in part: "The Stalled Progress of Recent Immigrants' Children" because the results were unpleasant to him. Martin Luther King was not soft on racism but spoke openly if disproportionately high black crime rates as a disgrace. Mr. Algase's letter conflates discussing such discrepancies with "racism" here, since Spanish speaking students, unlike "whites" and "Asians" do worse than their parents on most levels of social success. Further he ridicules the idea that it is bad that second and third generation Hispanics have more premarital and teenage sex than the children of other immigrants, who tend to do better than their parents at most levels of achievement. In fact, Mr. Algase's letter seems to think their sexual behavior is a good thing. May I suggest the alternative explanation for the skewed results to Mr. Algase's letter's condemnation of it for racism? Illegals, overwhelmingly Mexicans, bias the immigrant pool of Hispanics and adversely affect the results of Mexicans as a whole. This is especially true since illegals are less likely to either take advantage of or resist the ill effects of the sub-standard public schools they attend because their heritable human capital (everything from education to values successfully transmitted by their parents) is lousy compared to those of legal immigrants from Mexico or anywhere else. We need to make legal immigration by likely high achievers easier and illegal immigration seem comparatively unattractive. Unfortunately, our present immigration system de facto privileges illegal immigration. Deny them or no, like them or not, the results are plain to see.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (01/08/10 ID), New York City Mayor Bloomberg's backing for CIR is both rational and fair. What is the point of educating and training talented foreign students and then forcing them to leave the US so they can use the skills they have learned here to help foreign business compete with ours? Why engage in mass deportations of the customers and workers that many US companies need in order to survive, prosper and provide jobs for American citizens? However, it is a mistake to think that we need to wait to change the immigration laws before adopting sensible policy reforms that will help, not hurt, America's economy. There is a great deal that could be done at the administrative level, simply by putting an end to the self-destructive "enforcement only" policies that regard all immigrants, both those who try to comply with the law and those who have given up all hope of being able to do so, as dangers to America. I also recommend the January 10 New York Times front page article about the attempts of ICE officials to cover up the appalling facts about deaths of immigration jail detainees from medical neglect. Most of these people were in for minor crimes, committed long ago in the past, or simply for violating deportation orders, which are civil, not criminal, in nature. It would not be surprising if the Guantnamo detainees have been getting better treatment. There needs to be a wholesale house cleaning in ICE and in the entire DHS, beginning with Secretary Janet Napolitano herself.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
As a general rule, I try to refrain from writing a Letter to the Editor in response to the letters of Jim Roberts. However, on occasion, a letter of Jim Roberts so inflames my sensibilities, as to necessitate a response, if for no other reason than to regulate my blood pressure. The JR letter of (01/08/10 ID) almost popped a blood vessel, and cannot go without dissent. I take extreme issue with the letter's comment, "the "study" is more of a wish list of mass entry enthusiasts than objective. What would you expect from one named Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda." Here I must blow the whistle and scream "foul!" These letters are free to argue the objective logic and the facts of the study, but one cannot get away with basing their argument on the author's name, simply because it sounds ethnic. That comment is prejudicial on its face, and casts an ugly bearing upon its meaning and intent. This comment brings the frequent anti-immigrant rants of the so called "restrictionists" into specific relief. I note that I have been making roughly the same economic arguments contained in the study for years. People have offered many comments pro and con on my conclusions in support of CIR, but at least, nobody based their opinions on the fact that were offended by my name. The upcoming or continued argument over the merits of CIR will be intense. However, it is incumbent upon those of us that wish to engage in the discussion to limit the scope of our arguments to the relevant facts. The specious arguments based on racial prejudice, fear-mongering, and nativism might make for juicy sound bites, but detract from the greater goal of fixing a broken American system that has outgrown its outdated rules and regulations.

Robert Gittelson


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