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Immigration Daily September 16, 2010
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Comment: A Charade - In a charade designed to pull the wool over the eyes of those who care about immigrants, the current Democratic leadership has called many meetings in Washington DC this week and next. The cynical architects of this strategy measure their success in TV airtime and the ballot box in November, not in votes cast by members of Congress when in legislative session. From President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid and onwards down the ranks of the Democratic leadership, the message is that they will push for enacting DREAM and will introduce a CIR bill. We would call the introduction of a CIR bill in the Senate on the last day of the 111th Congress a sick joke on immigrants, were it not so sad for the millions suffering in silence. The Democratic leadership intends to fool the folks watching on Univision into seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. The Democratic leadership is joined in this coldly calculated vote-catching ploy by a host of supposedly pro-immigrant advocates, in DC and across the country.
President Obama intends to blame the Republicans for the inevitable legislative failure of all these much-ballyhooed initiatives,
he said as much in a recent report in The Hill: "Without the kind of bipartisan effort we had just a few short years ago, we can’t get these reforms across the finish line. But their leadership has made reaching 60 votes the norm for nearly everything the Senate has to do … And the American people’s business is on hold because, simply put, the other party’s platform has been 'no.'" Let us take Mr. Obama at his word. Let us hold him responsible for not a single Republican vote, but only for all Democratic “No” votes on DREAM. We invite the President to persuade the following Democratic Senators to vote YES on DREAM: Pryor, Landrieu, McCaskill, Baucus, Tester, Hagan, Conrad, Johnson, Warner, Goodwin, Nelson of Nebraska, Begich, Dorgan and Lincoln. The number of Democratic NOs on DREAM (in addition to those who weasel out by voting “present” or remaining absent for the vote) is the acid test of whether the Democratic leadership is in earnest or is simply pretending to do something to lock in the immigrant vote to stymie the inevitable losses less than 7 weeks away. While TV continues to be important in influencing votes, the internet has made it harder for the old political games of fooling the electorate to be played quite as blithely as before. The votes, or lack thereof, on the Senate floor will tell the real score soon enough. Immigration Daily will keep you on top of the (in)action.

Article: Gutierrez: Support For Rahm's Mayoral Run Tied To DREAM Act by Greg Siskind

Article: Study: Limited Access to Legal Counsel in Immigration Detention Facilities Jeopardizes a Fair Day in Court by Matthew Kolken

News: EOIR Releases Memo On Operating Policies And Procedures Memorandum 10-01: Procedures for Handling Requests for a Stipulated Removal Order

News: DOL Publishes FAQ For H2A Temporary Agricultural Foreign Labor Certification Program 2010 Final Rule, Round 2

News: CRS Report On The Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Enterprise: Operational Overview And Oversight Challenges for Congress

Focus: THE REMOVAL BOOK
THE REMOVAL BOOK, edited by Scott Bratton is currently in preparation, the Table of Contents is as follows:
PART ONE: REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS, GROUNDS OF REMOVAL, AND CONTESTING THE CHARGES IN A NOTICE TO APPEAR
Chapter One: Removal Proceedings
Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter Three: Grounds Of Removal
Chapter Four: Contesting Removability
PART TWO: RELIEF FROM REMOVAL
Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status
Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings
Chapter Three: Cancellation Of Removal For LPRs and INA § 212(c) Relief
Chapter Four: Cancellation Of Removal For Non-LPRs
Chapter Five: NACARA
Chapter Six: Asylum and Withholding Of Removal
Chapter Seven: Convention Against Torture
Chapter Eight: Voluntary Departure
Chapter Nine: Naturalization As A Defense To Removal
Chapter Ten: Other Relief
PART THREE: APPEALS AND MOTIONS TO REOPEN
Chapter One: Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals
Chapter Two: Motions to Reopen
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Headline: Obama Says He Won't 'Walk Away' From Overhaul of U.S.Immigration Security http://ow.ly/2FeVe
Headline: Harvard president and student team up for the Dream Act: Visit DC to urge approval of new path to residency http://ow.ly/2Fi9P
Headline: Immigration, Terrorism, Health Care: Hot Issues Pack Fall Court Docket http://ow.ly/2Fgbm
Headline: Kobach working on "birthright citizenship" issue: exploring ways to change that law without amending the Constitution. http://ow.ly/2Ffjv
Headline: Republicans Call Reid's Immigration Proposal Political Ploy. http://ow.ly/2Ff3c
Headline: Dream Act should transcend immigration debate http://ow.ly/2FeGT
Headline: Obama Renews Call for Immigration Reform, Still Without a Timetable http://ow.ly/2FeaR
Headline: The Immigrant's Way Book outlines the history of #immigration law. Get your copy today! http://ow.ly/2uMN5
Headline: Robert Menendez pushes immigration reform in tough climate http://ow.ly/2ERxd
Headline: immigrants only needed during voting time, otherwise immigrants should disappear, says Dem leadership http://ow.ly/2EQUu
Headline: Democratic Leadership tries to pull the wool over immigrants' eyes: ignore our inactions, look at our wonderful words http://ow.ly/2EQGu
Headline: Senate to Consider DREAM Act Immigration Reform http://ow.ly/2EKzb
Headline: Democrats pivot on immigration http://ow.ly/2EKjV

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Memphis, TN - Siskind Susser's Memphis office seeks an experienced paralegal to join the employment-based immigration team. Experience in physician immigration, I-9/E-Verify/employer compliance, entertainment/sports and/or general business immigration are all a plus. Please email resume to Greg Siskind at gsiskind@visalaw.com. No calls please and no candidates from recruiters at this time.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
MTV Networks are pleased to broadcast 9500 Liberty, a documentary that chronicles the social and economic impact that a contentious immigration law - closely resembling Arizona's SB 1070 bill - had on a county near Washington DC in 2007. 9500 Liberty makes its television debut simultaneously on Tr3s, MTV2, and mtvU on Sunday, September 26th at 8pm (ET/PT). For more info, see http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/438216/moviemain.jhtml.

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