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Immigration Daily December 28, 2009
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Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli writes "Since President Obama is already postponing his Hawaiian vacation until the Senates votes on healthcare legislation later today, perhaps - before he leaves Washington - this former constitutional law professor will consider a holiday gift to the nation by following the 14th and ordering a suspension of immigration enforcement until after the census is completed."

Bloggings on Deportation And Removal
Matthew Kolken writes "The American Immigration Council Legal Action Center has released the December issue of the Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter."

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CRS On Central American Gangs
The Congressional Research Service released a report on gangs in Central America with the CRS reporting that some analysts assert that increasing U.S. deportations of individuals with criminal records to Central American countries may be contributing to the gang problem.


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E-3 Treaty Visa
Job Expo Australia - Sydney in March 2010 - Melbourne in October 2010. Hire Australians using the E-3 Treaty Visa. It is good business to hire Australia's robust, educated and English-speaking job seekers. Employers happily find that Australians do not have the cultural assimilation or English language challenges of many workers from other countries. Can't make the Expo - utilize our Rsum Service. The Icon Group of Poulsbo, Washington USA produces Job Expo Australia. Icon has been producing world class international job expos for 12-years. Excellent, high profile, Sponsorship opportunities are available that will bring you to the attention of job seekers before and during the Expo! Outstanding hotel and airline discounts welcome you. Visit our website at Contact us at Australia(at) with your questions and requirements. Now is the time to plan and reserve your 2010 job fair participation. A portion of the Expo proceeds will benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve - Australia Zoo. Review the National Press Release -

Credential Evaluation And Translation
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Hundreds of Lawyers Rally to Protest County Atty in Sheriff's Battle Against Judiciary
More than 250 lawyers and activists gathered on the steps of a Phoenix courthouse on Monday to protest legal actions against Maricopa County officials and local judges.

California Pastor Charged In Visa Fraud Scheme
A Korea-born pastor who owns and operates a religious school in Fullerton, Calif., is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday to answer to charges that he used the school as a front for an elaborate student visa fraud scheme, going so far as to hand out phony diplomas and stage graduation ceremonies.

CA Judge Blasts Immigration Laws
A California district judge called the denial of three U.S. nonimmigrant visitors' applications for extended stay legal but "absurd," a "testament to the bewildering traps that immigration laws set in the path of persons trying to comply with such laws."

Immigration Cases Fuel Jump In Federal Prosecutions
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University reported Monday that overall federal prosecutions peaked at 169,612 during the past fiscal year, which ended in September, up nearly 9 percent from the previous year.


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Dear Editor:
Hopefully it will be more in the Christmas spirit if I acknowledge that I did misread Honza Prchal's letter (12/22/09 ID). I realize now that his letter was expressing "rational contempt" for unenforced immigration laws, not Mexican immigrants. To that extent, I owe Mr. Prchal an apology. But I still fail to see any difference between his letters' express and implied slurs against Mexican immigrants as "less easy to assimilate" and Benjamin Franklin's rants making the same accusations against German-speaking immigrants more than 200 years ago. The idea that there can be objective measurements of which immigrant groups are more likely to produce "'good Americans" is as dangerous as it is false. In the 1950's, some of my high school classmates were accusing me of being loyal to Israel instead of America, simply because I was Jewish, even though my family had been in America since the 19th Century. There is barely a single ethnic group that has escaped being the target of accusations from American nativists that its members cannot assimilate. I am reminded of the satirical song from Leonard Bernstein's "Candide": "I am easily assimilated". Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad to all.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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