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The Supreme Court And The Anti-Retroactivity Presumption
Patricia Mann writes "Ex post facto laws retroactively change the legal consequences of acts, or the legal status of facts and relationships that existed prior to the enactment of the law."

Bloggings: January 31, 2008
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EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released its latest discplinary actions against 12 attorneys: (3) attorneys were immediately suspended; (9) received final orders; (1) attorney was reinstated.


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CIS Ombudsman is pleased to announce our January teleconferences: "USCIS Refunds: How Is the Process Working For You?" Thursday, January 31, 1:30-2:30 pm EST. "The K3 Visa Family Unification Process: How Is It Working For You?" Thursday, January 31, 3-4 pm EST. RSVP specifying which call you would like to join. Please also indicate how you learned about the program as well as the city and state from which you are calling. We will acknowledge your RSVP.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I agree with the letter to the Editor written by my esteemed colleague, Roger Algase (01/30/2008 ID), except for one small point. One does not need a driver's license to get a job (unless one is a truck or taxi driver), and one does not need a driver's license to drive a motor vehicle, one merely slips behind the wheel, or rides a bicycle, hitches a ride with friends, or takes the bus. Nothing intrigues me more than to sit in the Superior Court in Orange County, California and see the parade of illegals come before the judge for driving without a license. What does the judge do? He sends they guy over to the Cashier to pay his fine. End of subject. Of course, the guy would rather have a license, so he would not get busted, and he could get insurance for his vehicle, but those are luxuries in today's illegal market, not necessities. The only necessity is a job. I live in the midst of the largest illegal population in America. I do not believe the lack of a driver's license will stop willing workers coming from a country where there is no job opportunity. America needs immigration reform that matches reality. Even George Bush said this in this State of the Union Address ... but has any legislation come forth from Congress? No. Will it in the near future? No. Will the politicians make promises. Yes. So what do we do? Vote for McCain, Romney, Hillary, Obama or Yo Mamma? No. Vote for Alfred E. Neumann for president, then the country can really go mad.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily has always seemed to me to be a fair-minded and serious publication. I cannot imagine that Immigration Daily has been routinely publishing serious immigration policy analysis generated by the SPLC. What real expertise does SPLC have on the subject? So I confess I am surprised to see a reposting of the trash material issued by the SPLC (see 01/30/08 ID). "FAIR bashing," it seems, has become a surrogate tactic for those pushing mass amnesty bills. Moreover, there case against FAIR hardly deals with FAIR as an organization at all.

Daniel Stein, Esq., President FAIR

Dear Editor:
I am curious about the following statement in the article, "The Teflon Nativists: FAIR Marked By Ties To White Supremacy" by Heidi Beirich, that appears in Immigration Daily (see 01/30/08 ID). "It [FAIR] has accepted $1.2 million from an infamous, racist eugenics foundation." I would like to hear more about the foundation and its donations to FAIR. Also, I am interested in the source of Author Beirich's information about this matter.

Nolan Rappaport

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