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Immigration Daily March 30, 2009
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Calling For Divine Intervention

The Morning Call reports "Immigration authorities have rescinded a deportation order for the pastor of a divided local Korean church, saying the person who petitioned to have the minister's temporary visa revoked had no authority to make the request." For the full story, see here.

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Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.


Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "In essence, the "civilizing" of the detention and deportation process, a legal ruse, has become for its woebegotten incarcerants at once dehumanizing and demonizing."

Immigrants Of The Day: John Duddy of Northern Ireland, Jin Kyu Robertson of Korea, and Juan Hernandez-Campos of Mexico
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these select immigrants. To submit an Article for consideration, write to


USCIS Office Of Fraud Detection And National Security Has 600 Employees
The USCIS released a brochure providing an overview of The Office of Fraud Detection And National Security (FDNS).


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
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A Risky New Push For Immigration Legislation
Advocates of legalization have crafted a plan that could alienate businesses and key Republicans, including Sen. John McCain. But it is designed to lure a powerful new ally - organized labor.

ICE Locks 'Em Up, Throws Away Key: Immigration Becomes A Human Rights Scandal
"Immigrants, especially Latinos, have become the boogey man, the new whipping boy," said Rosa Clemente, Amnesty's campaign director for human rights.

U.S. Deters Hiring Of Foreigners As Joblessness Grows
With the unemployment rate at 8.1% and approaching double digits, the U.S. finds its longstanding quandary over immigration growing even more difficult.

Uneasiness Persists Over RI Immigration Order
But some residents of recession-battered Rhode Island - suffering from one of the nation's highest unemployment rates, at 10.5 percent - wonder whether the order has done anything but stir up angry rhetoric and add to the state's misery.


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Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs invite you to attend "Migration And Development" by Robert E.B. Lucas, , Boston Univerisity economics professor, part of a series called "The Economic Impact Of International Migration of Labor", John Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Avenue, Newark, 4-5:30pm.


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Dear Editor:
Re letters of (03/27/09 ID): I smiled when I read Laurent's letter's rendition of how he was "thrown to jail after my american (sic) bonafide wife filed for divorce". Her side of the story: "Hell hast no fury like a woman scorned," perhaps? Or fraudulent marriage? No doubt conditions in the lockup were deplorable. I wonder what was the underlying charge leading to the arrest? Did Laurent hire a lawyer? Probably not, or his letter may have bashed lawyers too, instead of asking us "people" to "wake up" - but from what? Steven McKay's letter's horror story of dark-skinned Guatamalans carded on buses finds it "inexcusable" that authorities use racial profiling in detecting illegal aliens. Well, yes, cows give milk. If you want milk, find a cow. Get the analogy? Or do bleach-blondes with a heavy Brookyn accent and a Jets jacket give milk? Sadly, profiling is sometimes necessary. It is a matter of statistics who gets profiled. Since when is it "major embarrassment for our country" to arrest Guatemalans attempting to enter without a visa? Were they on a bus? J. Smith's letter rails against the machine and, yup, against lawyers. His letter laments that lawyers' letters sometimes refer to "illegal immigrants". I agree - they should not. "Illegal immigrant" is an oxyoron, as is "free inmate" - something Laurant was not. One cannot be both "illegal" and an "immigrant" at the same time. The correct term is "illegal alien," because they are both. I have never heard of "pending applications for tourist visas" in a context that would get anyone arrested by the Border Patrol. Somewhere, perhaps, the facts got a bit twisted? "Hey, officer, let me in," all eight call from under the tarp of an old pickup truck in Tijuana, "I have a tourist visa pending." Yeah, right.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
What about US citizens Jailed without Justice? (03/26/09 ID comment). Illegal immigrants using VAWA to their advantage of gaining quick and guaranteed legal status. Marrying and setting up male citizen spouse, claiming abuse, being arrested and detained. How unjust is that? Disgusting and despicable and scary.


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