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Dec 7 - Letters This Week

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1. Comment: Letters This Week - This week we received letters

from Roger Algase, Honza Prchal, Don Miller, Dave and Victoriya

Eggen. You can read them and comment on them here,

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2. Article: H-1B Cap Update: Fewer Than 15,000 H-1B Visas

Remaining by Chris Musillo,1207-musillo.shtm

3. Article: Reid Files Cloture Motion On DREAM by Greg Siskind,1207-siskind.shtm

4. Article: Investing In The American Dream by Roberto G.

Gonzales for Immigration Policy Center,1207-gonzales.pdf

5. News: Obama Issues FY 2011 Refugee Admissions Numbers,1207-memo.shtm

6. News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count,1207-h1bcap.shtm

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12. Headline: Churches push hard on last-minute immigration


13. Headline: In third conference call in a week, WH pushes DREAM


14. Headline: Newt Gingrich, calling the DREAM Act "useful."

15. Headline: Governor pardons Jamaican immigrant facing


16. Headline: Stanley backs military service for some

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  1. Roger Algase's Avatar
    I am not optimistic about today's DREAM Act vote. Obama has been caving in, instead of taking the lead, on immigration for far too long, just as he is caving in on tax cuts for the rich and so many other issues that are important to progressives and minorities. The irony is that if he had shown more guts and stood up for Latinos, instead of cynically taking them for granted, he would have done much better in this year's election and would be under less pressure to give away the store.

    However, the DREAM Act is only a minor skirmish compared to the upcoming battle over 14th Amendment birthright citizenship. Unfortunately, those who think that it would take a constitutional amendment to render millions of US born children of Latino, Asian and black immigrants stateless are deluding themselves. All that would be needed is for the Supreme Court to revisit the 1898 decision of US v. Wong Kim Ark, which is the real foundation of birthright citizenship for children with foreign born parents.

    It would not take much in the way of distorted English common history and legal sophistry to overturn that decision, effectively nullifying the 14th Amendment's guarantee of birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants. The current reactionary Supreme Court majority has shown itself fully capable of doing this with regard to both the 1st and 2nd Amendments. Why not go after the 14th too, if that will suit the far right Republican agenda?
  2. Cover Letter 's Avatar
    However, the DREAM Act is only a minor skirmish compared to the upcoming battle over 14th Amendment birthright citizenship.
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