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Although it is hard to agree with Jim Roberts letters on much, his recent letter (02/17/10 ID) actually makes
sense with this voter literacy test idea. I welcome it so that parties that
prey on the ignorance of people will be, for a long time, barred from public
office. It will serve this country a great deal. That way persons who can
see Russia from their backyards and former state governors will know that
the Vice President is Joe Biden and not Obiden. This is a refreshing
Joseph St. Daniel O. ILuonakhamhe, Esq.
Does DHS supervise the departure of astronauts from Cape Canaveral and their return from the space shuttle? Do the astronauts have to remove their shoes and uniforms and will they have to do full body scans? (in response to S. Hilf, Esq.'s letter 02/17/10 ID)
Paul Good, Esq.
Greg Siskind's 02/16/2010 blog (link posted in 02/17/2010 ID) states, "Bayh's last vote on comprehensive immigration reform was a bad one. He voted with anti-immigration Senators to filibuster the 2007 version of comprehensive immigration reform and there is little reason to believe his vote in 2010 would be different. On the other hand, Senator Lugar, his Republican counterpart from Indiana, is a much more likely vote in favor reform." I respectfully disagree with my esteemed colleague that Senator Bayh's vote was "a bad one." I am on record as being pro-immigration. I am not an anti-immigrationist. I am in favor of immigration reform, but I am not an advocate of "CIR" (buzzword for Amnesty) in any form that has yet been presented to Congress. I am weary of colleagues, ID and the press referring to CIR as the panacea for improvement of the immigration system. It is not. As previously proposed, it is much less than that. In fact, it is an unworkable scheme that fails to bring the type of immigration reform that would curtail and remedy the type of abuses recently exhibited in the Neufeld Memos; the injustice of "dual intent" and its harsh effect on spouses of US citizens; the need for advance parole after an I-485 is filed; silly rules regarding re-entry permits; a 90-day wait period for an EAD and no employment authorization for EAD holders after they apply for extension, but have not yet received it; indefinite EAD wait for some asylum applicants; placing I-130/I-485 applicants in deportation proceedings because their non-immigrant status has expired, etc., etc., etc. I suggest we shelve CIR and focus on LIR – Legal Immigration Reform - and shut the door to future illegal immigration. After that is done, pass a workable Amnesty for the last time. What's wrong with that?
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
It would be nice to think that my letters and Jim Roberts' letters could continue to find at least a small area of common ground, despite diametrically opposite views about immigration policy. But common ground requires at least some basic respect for reality. If, for example, one of my letters were to argue that most Mexican citizens who are in this country illegally have Ph.D's, are fluent in speaking, reading and writing five languages including English and deserve to be on the short list for a Nobel Prize, no one would expect a letter by Jim Roberts or anyone else to find any common ground with such an absurd statement. In the same way, Jim Roberts' letter (02/17/10 ID) claiming that Tom Tancredo's suggestion that literacy tests should be reinstated is meant as an objective measure to be fairly and equally applied to all voters, regardless of ethnic background, and not used for the purpose of depriving Spanish-speaking US citizens of the franchise, belongs just as much to the realm of fantasy. It is impossible to find common ground with a letter that is so far away from reality.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
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