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Dec 2 - House Democrats Are Santa

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December 2, 2010



http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,1202.shtm



ITEMS



1. Comment: House Democrats Are Santa - From the ever-insightful

Micheal Hill:

http://micevhill.com/

"House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) pledged on

Wednesday that the House of Representatives will take up the

DREAM Act during the Lame Duck Session ... and that it would do

so regardless of whether the Senate first takes up the measure

... Hoyer's comments were made late on Wednesday, December [1],

in a brief session with reporters ... the pledge was significant

... in that it was made as efforts in the Senate to bring up the

DREAM Act were sustaining one procedural and political setback

after another ... When asked on Wednesday whether Democrats had

the requisite 218 votes that would be needed to pass the DREAM

Act, Hoyer replied, "I think we would have the votes when we

bring it to the floor."

We commend the House Democratic leadership for finally pledging

to bring immigration benefits to the floor of the 111th House

where the Democratic Party still has a historic majority, and

where there is still hope for the Democrats to live up to their

promise to immigrants. House passage of DREAM would build

momentum for action in the Senate, where legislative business has

ground to a halt over the impasse on budget/taxes, and where the

calendar is jammed with many other urgent matters (to say nothing

of the fact that the minority's power in the Senate is always

considerable). For the latest whip count, see Markos Moulitsas of

DailyKos on DREAM.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/12/2/924907/-DREAM-Act-gets-watered-down,-and-latest-whip-count

While there is hope in the air for DREAM, the last 20 votes for

any contentious House bill are always difficult. That's where the

awesome and proven whipping ability of Speaker Pelosi and her

leadership team can make a difference, as can a nudge or two

applied by the White House; we trust that senior Democrats will

go all out to make DREAM happen now.For years, a small handful of

anti-immigrants have fooled Congress as to their numbers by

faking zip codes and addresses while making repeated/multiple

calls to members of Congress across the country. The pro-

immigration side is wise to these dirty anti-immigration tricks,

and through grass-roots mobilization, is finally producing

record-breaking call volume urging Congress to do the right thing

for America by enacting DREAM. Calls from the public are critical

in this final stage before a floor vote, we urge our readers to

call 1-866-587-3023 to ask Congress to enact DREAM now.



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

remaining by Chris Musillo

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1202-Musillo.shtm



3. Article: Tam Phan Faces Deportation Order to Vietnam by

Matthew Kolken

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1202-Kolken.shtm



4. Article: Venezuelan TV Channel Owner Seeks Asylum in the US by

Jason Dzubow

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1202-Dzubow.shtm



5. News: Congress Passes HAITI Act of 2010

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1202-hr5283.pdf



6. News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1202-h1bcap.shtm



7. News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1202-h2bcap.shtm



8. Focus: THE REMOVAL BOOK

THE REMOVAL BOOK, edited by Scott Bratton is currently in

preparation, the Table of Contents is as follows:

PART ONE: REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS, GROUNDS OF REMOVAL, AND

CONTESTING THE CHARGES IN A NOTICE TO APPEAR

Chapter One: Removal Proceedings

Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility

Chapter Three: Grounds Of Removal

Chapter Four: Contesting Removability

PART TWO: RELIEF FROM REMOVAL

Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status

Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings

Chapter Three: Cancellation Of Removal For LPRs and INA 212(c)

Relief

Chapter Four: Cancellation Of Removal For Non-LPRs

Chapter Five: NACARA

Chapter Six: Asylum and Withholding Of Removal

Chapter Seven: Convention Against Torture

Chapter Eight: Voluntary Departure

Chapter Nine: Naturalization As A Defense To Removal

Chapter Ten: Other Relief

PART THREE: APPEALS AND MOTIONS TO REOPEN

Chapter One: Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals

Chapter Two: Motions to Reopen

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9. Headline: Rick Scott Endorses Arizona-Style Immigration

Enforcement http://ow.ly/3iY9K

10. Headline: Utah immigration bill draws both fire, praise

http://ow.ly/3iY8W

11. Headline: Senate Negotiations Narrow DREAMAct Scope as Vote

Nears http://ow.ly/3iY7E

12. Headline: Republicans afraid to follow their hearts.

http://ow.ly/3iY5X

13. Headline: GOP must unite for DREAMact http://ow.ly/3iY4P

14. Headline: Hutchison stuck between principle and politics

immigration http://ow.ly/3iY3u

15. Headline: How Alexander, Corker could boost Republican

momentum for DREAM Act http://ow.ly/3iY1k

16. Headline: PERM Book 2d. Ed: Your Book for PERM Rule, Analysis

and Comments, ETA forms, Memos, Roadmaps & Checklists. Get your

copy http://ow.ly/3icC9

17. Headline: Pro-immigration protesters' cause stopped short: An

Update on Hutchison's position wrt dream act http://ow.ly/3iVcX

18. Headline: Latinos, GOP must unite for DREAM Act

http://ow.ly/3iS48

19. Headline: I-140 Book: An attorney's guide on I-140 EBIV

Process. For the complete table of contents and to order see

http://ow.ly/3h9Ho



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  1. Dave and Victoriya Eggen's Avatar
    I really disagree with any sort of amnesty for illegal aliens. They knew what they were doing was illegal when they came here. They continue to break our laws by staying. They demand rights where there are none. My wife is an immigrant, but we did it legally.Now she has her citizenship, pays taxes and does very well for herself. We both have nothing but respect for people who come here legally, but nothing but disgust for the ones who come illegally. Why is this law any different from any other? Should we grant amnesty to robbers and muggers and rapists because they are already here and have been committing crimes without being caught so far? Go to Mexico illegally, see how that works out for you.
  2. Roger Algase's Avatar
    Dave and Victoriya Eggen's respect for upholding the immigration laws is certainly commendable. It would be even more so if their comment were not so obviously motivated by hate against Mexicans, whom they seem to see as all being "robbers and muggers and rapists". Of course, when people are as blinded by prejudice as these two contributors to ID's letters page seem to be, the fact that no one has ever proposed amnesty for robbers, muggers, rapists, or any other violent criminals, does not count for very much.

    But expecting reason from people who are only interested in spreading bigotry is nothing but an exercise in futility. This is what is wrong with so much of the immigration debate today and why it will be so hard to pass the DREAM Act, or any other humane, rational immigration proposals, now matter how sensible and badly needed, in the current climate of anti-immigrant racism and hysteria.
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