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Remembering Ted Kennedy: The Inspirational Champion Of Immigration Reform
Robert Gittelson writes "Unfortunately, yesterday on television Senator Frist mischaracterized our common sense proposal."

Immigrant Of The Day: Charles Atlas of Italy
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of Charles Atlas who was born Angelino Siciliano in Italy and immigrated to Brooklyn, New York at a young age.

Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "Meeting with Congressional representatives is surprisingly easy."

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Longtime Santa Rosa Man Released From Immigration Custody
Although the Arizona detention center has been in the national news because of allegations of mistreatment of inmates, Nguebari said his biggest concern was being deported without recourse of a judicial hearing.

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The engineering student won his release from federal custody on Friday when an immigration judge refused to deport him on terrorism charges after a weeklong hearing in Miami-Dade County.

US Applies New Pressure in Attempt to Resolve Honduras Crisis
In a new effort to prod Honduras' interim government into returning the country's ousted president to office, the Obama administration as of Wednesday stopped issuing visas to Hondurans except in emergency cases.

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Dear Editor:
I do not quite understand the point being made in the Gladys C. Farris letter (08/27/09 ID), except the obvious one. Latin America is poor. Except for the letter's claim that what they get to see on TV makes them want to come here, I see no reference in the letter to immigration, immigration reform, or any solution to the current fiasco of 12-million undocumented aliens present in the USA today. I wonder does Ms. Farris' letter suggest that the US open the southern border and allow the impoverished children of Latin America come to the US to seek a better life? Dealing with a raw reality of life is a constant throughout the world, including the US, where there are many impoverished and homeless. The US is the most generous and companionate country in the world, but, for obvious reasons, it cannot throw open its borders to allow all who wish to come here seeking a better life than their country can offer. America's immigration laws are outdated and do not accommodate 21st century realities. It is time for the reform of archaic concepts such as dual intent and abandonment of a permanent residence application without first seeking advance parole. It is time to streamline the system with state-of the art computer systems and software, comparable to those of the Internal Revenue Service and the US Patent and Trademark office. In short, it is time to re-write, not patch the immigration laws, similar to what, with the aid of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, was done in1965. It is time to truly move into the 21st century and it is also time for aliens to respect the law.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Regarding the Letters of 8/27/09 ID, it is altogether fitting that the R. Algase letter should pay homage to Sen. Ted Kennedy as the letters fail in the promises to take a "break" and Teddy failed in his promises that the 1965 Immigration Act, "...will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs." The reality of the scam was far different as Frosty Wooldridge describes in: "Teddy Kennedy's Deadly Legacy For America" which: "..added the bulk of our additional 100 million people into America within 40 years. It jumped legal immigration from 170,000 annually to 1.1 million annually and provoked a complete ethnic change of our stable society into a fractured civilization". Yes, TK, "fought right up until the end to preserve the spirit of the 1965 law" by supporting every failed amnesty since in putting the interests of non-citizens above Americans, especially white, Europeans. Perhaps the MSM just mispelled the word when describing TK as the "Lion" of the Senate Liberals. The parents of Mary Jo Kopechne weren't too impressed either with his story about what happened at the Chappaquiddick bridge, nor was the public. A fervid, but false solicitude for the unfortunate is an old revolutionary pretext technique which has been used by despots of all kinds from Communist "Agrarian reforms" of the past to the present, contrived "Health Care" crises as the D. Murray letter laments which is more about control of lives and money than health. While efficiencies in the latter field are desirable, perhaps inefficiencies in the entry processes serve a purpose the same way that natural barriers did in earlier days slowing the efforts of irresponsible entry zealots.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Responding to Mr Murray's letter (08/26/09 ID). All those enumerated by Mr Murray's letter were complied with for the spousal petition. However it seemed the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (specifically the Consul or adjudicator who handled the petition) was not very familiar with the decision from the court regarding the annulment and was not well understood and thus the presumption that the previous marriage was not terminated occurred. They could have asked for "RFE" on the proof of the dissolution of the previous marriage which was legally done, instead of outright sending the petition back to the Department of State for revocation. Anyway, the harm has been done. No use crying over spilled milk.


Dear Editor:
Mr. Murray's letter (08/27/09 ID) praises the free market and says that "it works" - implying that it also works well in the arena of health care. There is no such thing as a 100% "free" market. There are regulations in place for good reason. For it to be otherwise is anarchy. The so called "free market" works very well when buying shoes. When buying health care? Not so much. The insurance companies are concerned with making a profit, yes, but "providing quick, efficient service to their customers"? I can only wonder, when is the last time that one had to deal with a health insurance company? The experiences I've had have not proven to be quick or efficient, and I've spent a lot of time dealing with insurance companies, because I am not terribly healthy. As a child I was covered by military, or government insurance. My family never had to worry about paying for prescriptions or whether we would lose our coverage. As an adult, I live in constant fear of losing my health insurance. Private insurance companies don't compete for me, because I am not a healthy person. I cost them too much money. If not for government regulation which dictates that my group insurance company must cover me, I would have no coverage at all. The private market is one that I have no access to at all, and there are many like me. A "public option" is just that - an "option". I'm sure Mr. Murray agrees that competition is a good thing. The CIS, by its nature, has no competitor and therefore no incentive to improve on processing times or service. A public option, on the other hand, adds to competition. If it doesn't work well, then people won't chose to enroll and it would die a natural death.

Omaha, NE

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