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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy


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Sorry for the light posting over the last few days. I spoke Friday to the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and spoke yesterday in Houston at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists about physician immigration rules.

I have a pile of articles I wanted to point out to readers and will simply list them in this one post.

Mexican Data Show Migration to US in Decline - The NY Times Julia Preston reports on this trend. Is the drop in the illegally present immigrant population declining because of the economy or because of strong enforcement. I contend it is a combination of both which puts me at odds with both anti-immigrant groups which insist that enforcement is the sole reason and pro-immigrant groups which don't want people to think enforcement actually has an impact.

Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Putnam (R-FL) are leading a bipartisan effort to push through the AgJobs bill that has been introduced in prior years. Like the DREAM Act, this one has bipartisan support that is broader than the general comprehensive immigration reform bill. It could also be a test vote that will give an idea of whether immigration reform has a chance this year. Here's another site with information. And another.

ICE has issued an odd statement denying responsibility for the death of a Cuban detainee in Texas. I'm not aware of any accusations saying they were responsible, but I guess given the recent history, people are suspicious.

America's Voice applauds pro-immigration Florida Governor Charlie Crist for entering the race to replace pro-immigration Republican Mel Martinez in the US Senate.

Down to Business: What if Major League Baseball had H-1B Caps? - Information Week's Rob Preston has an excellent opinion piece on why H-1B caps make us less competitive.

Immigrant Home Ownership Proves Resilient in the Face of Slowdown - The Washington Post reports on how immigrants are making the housing bust less worse than it might otherwise be.

DHS Chief Janet Napolitano talks tough on immigration - From

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