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Jan 18 - Crocodile Lamar

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January 18, 2011



http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2011,0118.shtm



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1. Comment: Crocodile Lamar - Mort Kondracke, Executive Editor of

RollCall recently wrote a column titled "'Nativist Lobby' Is

Winning on Immigration"

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/56_67/-202427-1.html

offering the sage and obvious observation that "The failure of

Congress and two presidents to enact immigration reform is

plunging the nation into an ugly future." Rep. Lamar Smith, Chair

of the House Judiciary Committee replied in a column published

today in RollCall

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/56_68/-202502-1.html

with the usual litany of bogus claims that many Republicans have

come to make on immigration matters, especially the fig-leaf of

pretending to be for "the rule of the law" except for those laws

that he disagrees with. One paragraph in particular is important

for pro-immigrationists to grasp the significance of, and act

upon, if disaster in the 112th Congress is to be avoided. Mr.

Smith writes:

"More than 26 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed.

Meanwhile, 7 million illegal immigrants remain in the U.S. work

force. We could make jobs available for citizens and legal

immigrants if we simply enforced our current immigration laws."



Mr. Smith's statement is wrong on two counts (and it's the second

count that matters): Firstly, the 7 million undocumented

Americans aren't leaving the US, even if the US were to use

Gestapo techniques, shooting people in the streets (the American

people will not stand for it). Secondly, it's the issue of who do

those jobs belong to - American employers or American employees.

If it is American employees, as Mr. Smith implies, then why does

Mr. Smith support free trade where employers, both American and

foreign, can choose which countries to site many jobs. A person

who insists that American jobs belong to American employees

cannot logically support free trade which posits that jobs belong

to employers. More than logic is at stake here - a big chunk of

Mr. Smith's campaign funds likely come from corporations and

lobbyists who are counting on Mr. Smith to deliver on the claim

that he makes on the "issues" page of his House website:

http://lamarsmith.house.gov/Issues/Issue/?IssueID=13815

"I believe that free trade is vital to economic growth and job

stability". What Mr. Smith really means is this: American jobs

belong to American employers who can move them wherever in the

world they wish - however, if those jobs stay in America but are

held by people of color then Mr. Smith has a big problem that

"the law isn't being followed".



Mr. Smith has happily persisted in his contradictions, without

contradicting Mr. Kondracke in the interests of intellectual

debate. Why does Mr. Smith issue his lamentations now? Mr.

Smith's crocodile tears on enforcement do have a motive, and it

is this motive that advocates should understand and act upon. The

Supreme Court will soon issue a decision on the Arizona E-Verify

case (Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting), which

has been litigated for several years. Justice Kagan has recused

herself from this case, as she has with many other cases she was

involved in as Solicitor General. Gary Endelman opines that in

consequence of the recusal, it is even more likely that Mr.

Kennedy, the court's traditional swing vote, will not create a

4-4 split (Mr. Endelman has been consistently right in his

predictions on this litigation). Instead, Mr. Kennedy is likely

to side with the conservatives on the court and the Supreme Court

will likely pronounce Arizona's E-Verify statute constitutional.

We believe that Mr. Smith is preparing for this decision,

expected within weeks, to launch an E-Verify blitzkrieg, and

cause the House to pass stridently anti-immigration legislation

including mandatory E-Verify requirements for employers. Unless

advocates frame the issue correctly to the public and build a

strong firewall in the Senate, President Obama may be too scared

to veto the bill. Mr. Obama has not yet delivered his State of

the Union address. If he takes a strong pro-immigration position

in his remarks to Congress then, perhaps Mr. Obama might yet

stiffen the spines of Senators. The best way to implement a

firewall against Mr. Smith is this: The important thing is NOT to

kill Mr. Smith's bad bill, terrible though it will be. Instead,

it is important to attach large quantities of benefits to it in

the Senate and send it back to the House. When Mr. Smith then

directs that his bill be killed, supporters of immigration in

Congress will be able to paint Mr. Smith et al as BOTH anti-

benefits and anti-enforcement.



That is why Mr. Smith's crocodile tears in RollCall are

significant, we urge those who support immigration benefits to

notice Mr. Smith's strategy and act accordingly, the 112th

Congress's immigration report card is at stake.



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I-9 Guidance by Avalyn Langemeier, Susan K. McConn and Kari

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http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0118-langemeier.shtm



3. Article: The Rule of Law and Immigration by Charles Kuck

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0118-kuck.shtm



4. Bloggings: Government Accountability Office Releases Report On

H-1B Program by Greg Siskind

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0118-siskind.shtm



5. Bloggings: GAO Recommends H-1B Changes by Chris Musillo

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0118-musillo.shtm



6. Bloggings: 55,000 Green Cards For Employment-Based Immigrants

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http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0118-shusterman.shtm



7. Bloggings: Must Attorneys Always Ask Their Clients About FGM?

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  1. Alex Majthenyi's Avatar
    I don't agree with most of what Lamar Smith says and some of what Kondracke says but your statement "if those jobs stay in America but are held by people of color " does not apply to their statements.
    Not all illegal aliens are people of color and not all people of color are immigrants. To inject that into your argument makes no sense and is inflammatory. (I am an immigrant)
  2. Roger Algase's Avatar
    True, Mr. Maithyeni, not everything in immigration is necessarily determined by color. But a great deal is. If all immigrants in the US were blond, blue-eyed Scandinavians, or from the British Isles, America would have a very different immigration system. Everyone in this country knows this, and there is no point in trying to pretend otherwise.
  3. Roger Algase's Avatar
    I am sorry for misspelling Alex Maithenyi's last name.
  4. Jon Ahlberg's Avatar
    "If all immigrants in the US were blond, blue-eyed Scandinavians, or from the British Isles, America would have a very different immigration system. Everyone in this country knows this, and there is no point in trying to pretend otherwise."

    I have appreciated Immigration Daily since 2002 and used to enjoy the old letters to the Editor but the current forum for comments has become nothing but a sounding board for Roger Algase to attempt to validate his own skewed view of the world where everything is seen through the lens of color and race.

    Sorry but my view is through the lens of the law so I guess I am trying to pretend otherwise. This is the first time I have posted a comment to this newsletter and, although I'll continue reading ID for the valuable immigration updates and information, this is the last time I'll waste my time with the comments section. Life is too short to live it in hate. I imagine the fact that my father was an immigrant as is my (nonwhite) wife still won't ameliorate the forthcoming vitriol and racist accusation.

    Peace.
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