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    by , 03-08-2011 at 06:49 AM (Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy)

    German-born Andy Bechtolsheim is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, one of the leading IT companies in the United States. The company was acquired last year by Oracle for $7.4 billion and is now known as Oracle America. Bechtolsheim and fellow Stanford graduates started the company in 1982 and Bechtolsheim remained with the company until 1995 when he left to start Granite Systems, a company that manufactured network switches. That company was acquired by Cisco a year later and Bechtolsheim became an executive with that well-known company. In 2003 he left Cisco to join another company, Kealia, a server company he co-founded. Sun acquired the company in 2004 and Bechtolsheim found himself back at the company he started 22 years before. His latest venture is a company called Arista Networks, a high speed networking company.
    Bechtolsheim is also the co-founder of a venture capital company that helps finance start up ventures in the IT world. One of his early successes was an investment in Google in the company's earliest days. His $100,000 investment in Google in 1998 is now estimated to be worth $1.5 billion.
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  2. Mar 7 - Immigration Consequences Of Budget Impasse

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    1. Comment: Immigration Consequences Of Budget Impasse - On March
    2, Republicans and Democrats on the hill narrowly avoided an
    imminent government shutdown with the passage of a two week
    continuing resolution that keeps the government operating for
    now. All the parties have until March 18 to come up with a budget
    compromise. It is going to be a game of brinkmanship where both
    parties are going to feel out whether it would be politically
    expedient for them to precipitate a government shutdown rather
    than make a compromise. The effects of a government shutdown have
    not been felt since 1995.
    What would be the immigration consequences of such a budget
    impasse? There are three kinds of agencies involved in providing
    immigration services. Firstly, in case of enforcement agencies
    like ICE and CBP we expect that they will be given the budgets
    they need to continue the record-breaking enforcement they have
    been doing. Secondly, the fee-based organizations like the USCIS
    have nothing to worry about regarding the budget impasse either,
    because as the economy continues to recover they will see an
    increase in their fee-based revenues.
    But it is the third category of non-fee-based organizations such
    as DOS, DOL and EOIR that will present a serious problem. A
    disproportionate percentage of budget cuts will likely fall on
    these organizations, and we expect to see a dramatic
    deterioration of services. The last time there was a government
    shutdown, consular processing ground to a halt and DOL backlogs
    continued to grow until they culminated in RIR and the PERM rule.
    Our predictions here are somewhat speculative because there are
    so many moving parts that will shape how the money is actually
    allocated - with many of the parts jockeying with each other for
    their advantage. But we expect a significant (30-50%) slowdown of
    the cycle times at DOL, DOS and EOIR, in the event of a
    government shutdown. All practitioners dealing with these
    agencies have grounds to be concerned.
    2. Article: Mexican Immigrants In The United States by Aaron
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    4. Bloggings: Civil War Within The GOP by Gary Endelman

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    by , 03-07-2011 at 09:24 AM (Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy)

    Martin Kleppann, the German-born co-founder of Rapportive who migrated to the US from the UK, was one of the young entrepreneurs interviewed by Tom Brokaw in an excellent piece on the need for H-1B visa reform. His company makes a tool that integrates with Gmail to allow users to see profile information on the individuals sending messages, something that sounds pretty helpful if you're in business and email is your primary communication tool.
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    by , 03-07-2011 at 09:08 AM (Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy)
    This report should be required viewing for every member of Congress and every US immigration official working on H-1B visa processing.

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    by , 03-07-2011 at 06:56 AM (Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy)
    Utah legislators passed two measures Friday that set the state on a different course than Arizona. One measure is an enforcement one and would require police to check the immigration status of those stopped on suspicion of committing felonies and misdemeanors. The measure's most controversial provision - an Arizona-style section allowing police to stop people based on a "reasonal suspicion" that the person is illegally present - was removed.
    The bill is making headlines as well for inclusion of a guest worker provision that will allow the state to issue two year work permits to persons illegally present in the state if they pass a criminal check and pay a $2500 fine. The bill calls on the governor to negotiation a waiver from the federal government to permit the program but also allows the state to proceed even if the federal government refuses.
    While it is encouraging to see conservative Republicans recognize the need for compromise on dealing with the illegally present immigrant population, the fact is that the bill is probably unworkable and likely unconstitutional. For the same reason states cannot make their own immigration enformcement progams, they also are not authorized to establish their own work programs. It's the federal government's sole responsibility. Yes, the federal government can delegate responsibilities to the states. But if it does not, then states are not authorized to act on their own.
    What might be interesting, however, is if the Obama Administration and Congress are interested in working a deal with Utah so the constitutional question could be sidestepped. I'm not sure how this would work - and I'm not sure those in Utah understand either - but it certainly will be interesting to follow developments.
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