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Immigration Daily November 6, 2008
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Immigrant Is Elected President

President-elect Barack Obama's landslide win makes him the seventh President to have an immigrant parent. According to Wiki info, five presidents (Jefferson, Buchanan, Arthur, Wilson, Hoover) had one immigrant parent each and one president (Jackson) had two immigrant parents. President-elect Obama's win is keeping with America's tradition as a country of immigrants.

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Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

The following is the table of contents for this book which is now being shipped:

  • Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
  • Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
  • Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
  • Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
  • Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
  • Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In Removal Proceedings
  • Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions
  • Chapter 8: Judicial Review
  • CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions of 8 USC, 18 USC, and other public laws, Relevant regulatory sections and forms from USCIS and EOIR, Key BIA and Federal Court cases, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
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Divisible Statute Analysis - Reasonable Probability Of Prosecution
Norton Tooby and Joseph Justin Rollin write "As a result, immigration authorities may require the noncitizen to show a realistic probability of prosecution under the state statute for conduct that falls outside the ground of deportation."

Ranking the U.S. Health - Care System
Jim Peron for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "It is curious that the US ranked below Europe in the World Health Organization's 2000 World Health Report, which rated 191 countries' medical systems."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of October 30, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

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ETA Announces Electronic Mailbox For H-2As
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has introduced an electronic mailbox at the Chicago National Processing Center specifically for processing employer's requests for extending or amending certified H-2A applications.

CIS Ombudsman Releases Additional U Visa: One Year After the Interim Final Rules Questions And Answers
The following contains responses to the questions presented during or after the August 26, 2008 teleconference "U Visa: One Year After the Interim Final Rule".


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Postville Streets Empty As Immigration Officials Return
"It's appalling that the federal agents chose today, Election Day, to spread fear amongst the residents of Postville," said Marissa Graciosa, director of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement.

Illegal Immigration Ads Issue Late In Governor's Race
The issues of illegal immigration and negative ads came up on the last day of the campaign, as Democrat Beverly Perdue's campaign aired two radio ads attacking Republican Pat McCrory on illegal immigration.

Feds Free Us Citizen Held For 2 Months In Calif.
A U.S. citizen who was held for two months in a southern California detention center said immigration officials refused to believe his birth certificate was real.

Arizona Maricopa County Attorney Thomas Earns Decisive Win For 2nd Term
Foremost among the issues in the campaign was how illegal immigration was going to figure into law enforcement for the next four years.


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Immigration Event - Boston, MA
'Competing for Foreign Students and Workers in Science and Engineering'. The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration Sponsored by the Center for International Studies, Inter-University Committee on International Migration. 4:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, E38-615, 6th Floor Conference Room, MIT Center for International Studies, Contact: Jennifer Dignazio, (617) 253-3848 or


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Dear Editor:
The free wheeling allowance of Visa Waivers to citizens of countries that traditionally overstay their visas, mentioned in Jose Latour's article (11/05/08 ID) is indeed another Bush administration boondoggle. As Mr. Latour's Article so aptly points out, the Bush administration has utterly failed to "grasp the basic fundamentals of migratory policy," instead grandstanding in the rose garden for a photo op, virtually welcoming Eastern Europeans who otherwise would not have qualified for a visitor visa because of inability to show significant ties to their home country, to jump on an airplane and take advantage of all America. And advantage they will take, the inch given will become a mile for many. Not just Disneyland, but a cornucopia of low skilled jobs, offered by scofflaw American employers, waiting to be filled by workers who don't mind breaking the law and working for low wages. Of course, the prospect of coming to America is especially appealing to the potential illegals, because of the possibility of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform", which would legalize millions of illegal aliens - maybe even them, who knows? Well, one can hope, and hope is the key to the golden door of America that will make reality of Emma Lazarus' poem "The New Colossus", which ends, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wrechted refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door" It appears that lamps will be lifted as once again the carrot of prosperity is hung over America's borders on the stick of hope, this time reaching as far as Eastern Europe. Like the field of dreams, if you build it, they will come. And they will come, you can count on that.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

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