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One Last Immigration Fiasco From The Bush Administration
Jose Latour writes "You would think that after eight years, someone in the Administration would have figured out what has been obvious since the inception of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP): the notion that the VWP is an across-the-board gift to be given to our trading partners without a careful consideration of their migratory realities spawns illegal immigration."

How Economies Work - Explained In 10 Minutes
Shrikant Rangnekar writes " It came to him that there were strong parallels between the forces acting on an airplane and an economy."

Immigrants Of The Week: Maria Da Silva, The Philadelphia Phillies, and Zbigniew Brzezinski
Greg Siskind honors immigrants of the week.

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DOL Settles Fragomen Suit
We carry the stipulation of settlement and order dated November 3, 2008.

US Supreme Court To Hear Negusie V. Musakey Oral Arguments
The US Supreme Court will decide the following question, "Whether this "persecutor exception" prohibits granting asylum to, and withholding of removal of, a refugee who is compelled against his will by credible threats of death or torture to assist or participate in acts of persecution."

ICE Updates SEVP Approved Schools List
US Immigration And Customs Enforcement released an updated list of SEVP Approved schools as of November 3, 2008.


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Unisys Wins Homeland Security Contract
Unisys Corp. said Tuesday it has been awarded a $1.4 million task order to provide secure e-mail and identity management services for the 18,000 employees of Citizenship and Immigration Services ...

Buchanan: Immigration Will Prevent Pendulum From Swinging Back
Is Buchanan simply being xenophobic, or is there reason to believe that new generations of immigrants won't embrace the American Dream as previous ones did?

John McCain's Immigration Achilles
A key component to McCain's electability was his history as a proponent of moderation on the immigration issue ...

Maricopa Co. Attorney's Race Hotter Than Anyone Expected
The race for the position of Maricopa County attorney is turning out to be more competitive than anyone predicted as Democratic candidate Tim Nelson challenges the first-term incumbent, Republican Andrew Thomas.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
November 21, 2008 - The Washington, DC Chapter of AILA will hold its "Bright Lights of AILA" Fall Conference. This full-day program offers both basic and advanced tracks. We have a diverse and charismatic group of panelists including: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., Administrator, and Elissa McGovern, Policy and Regulatory Manager, of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification / ETA as well as Juan Osuna, Chairman of the BIA. Early bird registration ends November 7, 2008. AILA members, check AILA InfoNet under in-person conferences for details; non-members- email, for details. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media event sponsor.


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:
With regard to John H. Frecker's letter (11/04/08 ID) the latest anti-immigrant scare tactic is to blame immigrants for threatening the environment, something that is about as valid as blaming them for the Wall Street meltdown. Mr. Frecker's letter argues that the environment is in danger because immigrants are becoming more Americanized and therefore leaving greater "carbon footprints". This is an interesting shift in strategy, because we have been hearing anti-immigrant zealots argue for so long that most immigrants, especially those who do not happen to be white, are either unwilling or unable to learn English and assimilate. Only one thing is consistent: restrictionists will always find a reason why immigration is unacceptable, even if it contradicts the arguments that they were using yesterday, last month, or last year. But there may be hope that we will all be hearing less and less restrictionist talk in the future, as America's demographics change. During the election campaign, not even Sarah Palin was willing to mention immigration, except for a recent interview on Fox News, in which she sounded almost like a Democrat, talking about the need for a humane policy toward the millions of illegal immigrants already in this country. No one wants to lose the Latino votes that will very likely determine the result of this election. These votes could leave the biggest footprint of all on America.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
David Murray, in his letter of Nov. 4, makes a very interesting point concerning "the wall" and the armed conflict at the border. I would stress that the war is not so Mexico's war but one that belongs to the US. It is not fueled by drugs but by the money, the U.S. dollars, which the drugs will bring. The war is being fought over the money provided by U.S. citizens. We finance it and we are the owners of it. It will not stop until the penalties for drug use are severe enough to motivate users to stop. As Porfirio Diaz is reputed to have said, "Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States"

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

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