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Dec 27 - Cold Shoulder Hot Air

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December 27, 2010



http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,1227.shtm



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1. Comment: Cold Shoulder Hot Air - In an interview with

Politico,

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46774.html

Rep. Lamar Smith, incoming Chairman of the Judiciary Committee

laid out a non-extreme agenda on immigration, scheduling the

first two committee hearings on E-Verify rather than on the 14th

amendment. To the extent that the article is correct in that Mr.

Smith is restraining Mr. King, incoming Chairman of the

Immigration Subcommittee (within the Judiciary Committee), from

pursuing a perilous course of action in discussing the 14th

amendment, to that extent we commend Mr. Smith for his prudence.

The article goes on to discuss a possible Republican revival of

DREAM, coupled with mandatory E-Verify and possibly elimination

of the Family-based 4th preference in the 112th Congress. We

believe Republicans would certainly be wise to revive DREAM, even

should it be on Republican terms. It would certainly put Mr.

Obama in an untenable position since he is now following a

strictly enforcement-first strategy. The Democratic

administration's strategy is on the one hand to deport a record-

breaking number of immigrants and doing absolutely nothing to

give such immigration benefits as are completely and exclusively

within the Executive Branch power (such as a TPS-like status for

everyone), while on the other hand fobbing off immigrants and

their advocates with empty words. We call this the "cold shoulder

- hot air" strategy. Mr. Smith and his colleagues in the senior

Republican leadership in the House are very smart politicians

with a long history of successfully foisting their immigration

positions onto Democrats - the White House may find them running

circles around the Democrats. We understand that it is the

President's intention to devote a good amount of attention in his

State of the Union address to immigration. Mr. Obama would be

much better advised to use his executive discretion to offer

concrete immigration benefits to the DREAMers instead, he look no

farther than the array of options that Cyrus Mehta and Gary

Endelman lay out for him.

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1220-mehta.shtm



2. Article: The 2010 Nation of Immigrators Awards - The IMMIs by

Angelo Paparelli

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1227-paparelli.shtm



3. Article: Republican Presidential Hopefuls Skip Hispanic Forum

by Greg Siskind

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1227-siskind.shtm



4. Article: PERM: Outsourcing by State Workforce Agencies by Joel

Stewart

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1227-stewart.shtm



5. News: OFLC Updates FAQ On Notice Of Filing For Labor

Certification

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1227-faq.shtm



6. News: Congress Enacts Accreditation of English Language

Training Programs Amendment to the INA (S. 1338)

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1227-s1338.pdf



7. News: USCIS Publishes First Issue Of E-Verify Connection

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1227-everify.pdf



8. News: USCIS Issues Updated Civics Test Answers

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1227-naturalization.pdf



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10. Headline: Panamanian man dies at Florida immigration

facility: 3rd person to die in ICE custody http://ow.ly/3uLTq

11. Headline: Dream Act immigrant supporters awaken to loss, but

vow to press GOP for path to citizenship http://ow.ly/3uLOE

12. Headline: Bigotry against Hispanics finds an open forum: The

Internet http://ow.ly/3uLKe

13. Headline: Police Abuse Claims Lead To Hispanic Exodus In

Connecticut Town http://ow.ly/3uLA2

14. Headline: Florida state senator files immigration bill

http://ow.ly/3uLst

15. Headline: Virginia General Assembly to take up tougher

immigration bills http://ow.ly/3uLnO

16. Headline: In Congress, a Harder Line on Illegal Immigrants

http://ow.ly/3uLo3

17. Headline: Did We Learn Anything In 2010? Reporters discuss

education issues, including dream act http://ow.ly/3uKMN

18. Headline: A lost decade for immigration reform

http://ow.ly/3uKJI

19. Headline: Keeping a crucial DREAM act alive

http://ow.ly/3uKff

20. Headline: Chicken Hatch makes excuses for skipping DREAM Act

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22. Headline: Obama continues same-old enforcement-first

approach, gives immigrants cold-shoulder n hot-air

http://ow.ly/3tSwX

23. Headline: Weekly Standard article urges social conservatives

to woo hispanics http://ow.ly/3tOdp whistling into the wind?



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  1. Jim Roberts's Avatar
    Over two hundred years ago in 1796, our first President George Washinton

    stated in his Farewell Address: "Against the insidious wiles of foreign
    influence, the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake;
    since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the
    most baneful foes of Republican Government." So how did America devolve

    from the Statesmen of our Founders who believed in LIMITED government,
    spending and immigration to the Flounders of
    our sinking Titanic Ship of State today? How did we get from such
    stalwarts as Thomas Jefferson to such imposters as Teddy "I'll Cross
    That Bridge when I Get to It", Kennedy who sold America out to Third
    World Nations and the present day ObamaNation whose spending, Globalism
    and anti-Americanism is completing the destructive process? Remember
    the couple who made the news by crashing the White House party under
    false pretenses? The Obamas are still there! Rather than "moving on"
    from the birther movement question, most Americans want to "move to the
    Constitution" which would require "natural born" citizenship where both
    parents are citizens regardless of place of birth. Most Americans want
    to see the grossly abused anchor baby citizenship issue revisited and
    the 14th Amendment phrase, "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" given
    it's proper interpretation which would NOT include making babies of
    Illegal aliens citizens. Most Americans want our Politicos to stand up
    for America First and not foreign dreamers, ethnic separatists, special
    interests, Globalists and Plantation profiteers. Our laws call for
    illegals to be deported, not medicated, educated, incarcerated and
    tolerated. Any scheme or lax policy other than deportation is amnesty /

    shamnesty! The following references will further elaborate:


    http://www.newswithviews.com/JBWilliams/williams121.htm
    "WHO CARES WHERE OBAMA WAS BORN?"


    http://www.newswithviews.com/Duke/selwyn146.htm
    "THE MISSING LINK IN THE EVOLUTION OF BARACK OBAMA"
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