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Immigration Daily December 14, 2009
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Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Since the early days of this blog, I've chastised immigration bureaucrats who use specious reasoning to treat small businesses petitioning for employment-related immigration benefits more harshly than their large-cap counterparts."

Bloggings on Deportation And Removal
Matthew Kolken writes "Board of Immigration Appeals finds a way to look to the facts that resulted in a conviction rather than evaluating the underlying statute."

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CBP Launches H2A Pilot Program In Arizona
CBP released a press release announcing the launch on Tuesday, December 8 of a pilot program for exiting H-2A/B temporary workers.


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On Immigration Law and the Culturally Unique
If and when immigration law has made the front pages in recent years, chances are the topic concerned the hot-button issue of illegal immigration, specifically as it pertains to Mexico.

New Arizona Law Might Sweep Up Undocumented Immigrants Applying for a Legal Child's Benefits
Religious and community leaders are trying to quell panic in Arizonas immigrant community, fighting fear with information.

Budget Crunch Could Force Fee Hikes At Immigration Agency
Just as USCIS is digging itself out from under an enormous backlog of citizenship and naturalization applications, a sharp decline in applications - and the processing fees associated with them - threatens the agency's fiscal future.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Renewing Push For Immigration Reform Tuesday
On Tuesday, December 15, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) will introduce new legislation, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP), to the U.S. House of Representatives.


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Dear Editor:
I couldn't agree more, is about time they stop address people as aliens, and recognize that some of these people that they are calling aliens, might end up being their in laws or doctor even a helping hand in some way some day, because what goes around comes around, and none of us knows how we can end up in life, so we all needs to show mercy in order to obtain mercy, because God is merciful.


Dear Editor:
Please take note of the EB-5 Regional Center extension to September 30, 2012 as stated in H.R.2892, passed by the 111th Congress on Oct. 28, 2009, Title V, General Provisions, Sec. 548. Section 610(b) of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (8 U.S.C. 1153 note) is amended by striking 'for 15 years' and inserting 'until September 30, 2012'.

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Dear Editor:
Thanks to Mr. Sheplov's letter (12/11/09 ID) which points out the sarcasm and absurdity of "wet feet, dry feet" policy favoring Cubans. This policy is flawed, discriminatory and flatly wrong. Period. Mr. JR's letter (12/11/09 ID) wrote that the inalienable rights to life, happiness, justice and liberty only be given by the Creator to Americans only, wow, how selfish and convenient. And how we preach onto authoritarian regimes of Chinese communist, Iranian and many other dictatorships on Earth about equal rights, religious freedom, freedom of speech, press, assembly and thinking then? Mr. JR's letter suggests others than an American don't deserve those inalienable rights and also the best reward for their sweat and fruit of their honest labor. It doesn't sound very American nor Christian for me. How comes any Americans, particularly a Christian American can think that none else on Earth don't deserve these inalienable rights just because they're not Americans ? It's really unbelievable, absurd and sickening. Let's talk about what are the most common sense, reasonable and humane solution to our immigration chaos.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
The Preamble to the Constitution states: "We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America". Inscribed on our hallowed Liberty Bell are the words: "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof". -- (Lev. 25:10) The significance of the Statue of Liberty is the Torch of Liberty including religious freedom extended to those of like mind, not the immigration portal for the world's masses or the employer for the world for those who merely wished to partake of the fruits of Liberty without any Allegiance or respect for our heritage. But, America has always had enemies within and without. The good Teddy told US in 1906: "Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day". The ruler of this world and his minions now reigns (II Cor. 4:4), but the Good Ruler influences US if we allow and is coming to reclaim His Crown (Rev. 20,21). The usurpers who seek to destroy Liberty, America and Christianity and seek a political New World Order, a polyglot modern day "tower of Babel" and world "plantation" will ultimately be exceedingly disappointed (Rev. 18). Wishing a Merry Christmas to all, even the ACLU, Atheists, and other assorted anti-Christs and activists.

Jim Roberts

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