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Immigration Daily June 2, 2008
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Unconstitutional Ban

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that US District Judge Sam Lindsay ruled that the attempt of the city of Farmers Branch to ban undocumented immigrants from renting apartments is unconstitutional. In a 35-page decision, the judge wrote "The court concludes that only the federal government may determine whether an individual is legally in the United States."

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Twenty-First Century Gateways: Immigrants in Suburban America
Audrey Singer, Susan W. Hardwick and Caroline B. Bretell for the Migration Information Source write "New trends in immigrant settlement patterns are changing communities across the United States."

Immigrants Of The Week: Scott Dixon, Leonard Cohen and Cesar Alvarez
Greg Siskind celebrates contributions of these outstanding immigrants to America.

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CRS On Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
The Congresional Research Service issued a report on unaccompanied refugee minors. According to the report approximately 12,000 unaccompanied refugee minors have been handled by The Office of Refugee Resettlement, since 1980.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark, NJ and New York, NY - Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks immigration paralegal. Must have a minimum three to five years experience with non-immigrant and immigrant casework (HIB, LIA, LIB, TN, E, O1, PERM, EB1, etc.), generating and completing forms, entering data into a case management system, and performing research. Bachelors Degree preferred. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Please send resumes to Angela Houghton via email to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has immediate openings for a senior and a junior immigration paralegal for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Senior paralegal's responsibilities include supervising and mentoring junior paralegals. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. The ideal candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree is required. Junior paralegal position requires 3+ years of experience and Senior paralegal position requires 7+ years of experience. Send cover letter and resume to EOE.

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Operation Return To Sender
May has been an embattled month for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, faced inquiries from House and Senate members about the inhumane treatment of people detained for violating immigration laws.

Senate Race Centers On Illegal-Immigration Issue
Illegal immigration is emerging as a top issue in this year's U.S. Senate race in North Carolina.


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Immigration Book
"Immigration, Integration, and Security: America and Europe in Comparative Perspective (The Security Continuum)" Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia and Simon Reich, University of Pittsburgh Press, 448 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 0822959844, $27.95


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:
Jim Roberts' latest letter's (5/30/ID) outrageous attempt to argue in favor of the supposed possible validity of one of the most notorious anti-Semitic forgeries of all time, "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion", outdoes even his previous letters in its brazen distortion. Mr. Roberts' letter quotes the head of the Anti-Defamation league, Abraham Foxman, as allegedly stating that in the non-Jewish world, there is a wide belief in the "validity" of the Protocols. But a glance at Wikipedia shows that what Abraham Foxman actually said was that there is a widespread belief in the "myth" of their validity, not that there was any legitimate reason to think that they could be genuine. Mr. Foxman also, in a letter dated September 21, 2004, which can be easily accessed in a Google search, asked Wal-Mart to stop selling the "Protocols", a request that Wal-Mart complied with. Mr. Foxman's letter stated that there was no question that the "Protocols" are a forgery, one which has "been a major weapon in the arsenals of Anti-Semites around the world". In addition, according to Wikipedia, the "Protocols" are currently used as propaganda by groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas (which the US has put on its terrorist list). Wikipedia also quotes verbatim a passage in "Mein Kampf" in which Adolph Hitler endorsed the "Protocols", showing just how influential this despicable fraud was in leading to the Holocaust. The only difference is that, in the quoted passage, even Hitler himself acknowledged that a German newspaper of the time considered the "Protocols" to be fake (which he claimed to be proof that they were "authentic".) One can only wish that Mr. Roberts' letter had been as "objective" as Mein Kampf.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Sometimes I read Jim Roberts' daily ID letters, and say to myself, "These letters can't be serious. they are just saying this stuff to get a rise out of us". However, when they keep at it day after day, and reinforces what appear to me to be restrictionist and intolerant opinions, one can't help but presume that we must take them at their word. The letters' comments really do appear to be intolerant in their opinions about race. However, when I read his letter of (5/30/08 ID), I felt duty bound to protest, because enough is enough. In particular, the comment in that letter about, "a prudent restrictionist policy advocation that promotes a cohesive society," is fraught with danger in the guise of softly spoken innuendo. When a letter advocates a "cohesive society", it by definition then must exclude those that don't "fit in". This very idea flies in the face of everything that our free society stands for. In this country, we are tolerant of almost everything except intolerance. His letter (5/29/08 ID) states that, "A racist comment is a comment that reflects a belief that a given race is inherently inferior to another race". I would expand upon that concept to it's inevitable conclusion, and thusly infer that it would conclude that some races are inherently not cohesive with other races. Furthermore, his letter (5/28/08 ID) contains the comment, "consistent with the values of a civilized, democratic society". I find the use of that phrase extremely ironic, as his letters are almost uniform in their inconsistency with those very values.

Robert Gittelson

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