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Oct 19 - Congressional Immigration Report Card

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-----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------


October 19, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,1019.shtm


ITEMS


1. Comment: Congressional Immigration Report Card - To grasp the
immigration achievements (or lack thereof) of the current
Congress, let us put them in perspective of the last five
Congresses to date.
++107th Congress (2001-02) - 245(i) extension (Passed in the
House)
++108th Congress (2003-04) - Real ID (Passed in the House & the
Senate and became law)
++109th Congress (2005-06) - McCain-Kennedy (Passed in the
Senate) & Sensenbrenner (Passed in the House)
++110th Congress (2007-08) - Kennedy-Kyl (Failed in the Senate) &
DREAM (Failed in the Senate)
++111th Congress (2009-10) - DREAM (Did not come up for a vote in
either chamber)
When Republicans controlled both House and Senate and also the
White House, in the 108th Congress, they passed the Real ID Act
enshrining their vision of enforcement into law. In the current
111th Congress, the Democrats had overwhelming majorities in both
House and Senate sufficient to pass legislation virtually
unilaterally (as we saw in the healthcare bill). That, combined
with control of the Presidency, presented them with a unique
opportunity to pass significant immigration benefits. Yet they
did not even vote on any major immigration legislation in either
House or Senate. This Democratic Congress has been a monumental
failure on immigration.


2. Article: Research Paper: The Immigration Penalties of Criminal
Convictions: Resurrecting Categorical Analysis in Immigration Law
by Matthew Kolken
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1019-kolken.shtm


3. Article: Finding A Way To "Yes" by Greg Siskind
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1019-siskind.shtm


4. News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1019-h1bcap.shtm


5. Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L.
Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features contributions
from Jason Burritt, Francis E. Chin, Philip C. Curtis, Laura
Danielson, John Fay, Bonnie K. Gibson, Richard Gump, Douglas D.
Hauer, Susanne C. Heubel, Loan Huynh, Jay Jorgensen, Susan Kelly,
Adam Ketcher, Cynthia Lange, Kevin Lashus, Robert F. Loughran,
Kristin Major, Johanna Marmon, Cyrus D. Mehta, Maggie Murphy,
Michael Patrick, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Olivia M. Sanson,
Lynn O. Tarran, Vinh C. Trieu, Steve Trow, Greg Wald, Matthew
Warren and Michael J. Wildes. The Table of Contents is as
follows:
++Editors' Introduction
++Understanding I-9 Concepts
++I-9 Advanced Topics
++Employer E-Verify Considerations
++E-Verify Advanced Topics
++DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits
++Specialty Topics
++Resource Materials
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6. Headline: Immigration Reform: Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Act of 2010 http://ow.ly/2VZZx
7. Headline: California Voters Heading To the Polls With
Immigration Fresh on their minds http://ow.ly/2VZvL
8. Headline: Immigration Reform: Angle Can't Tell The Difference,
Asain Or Hispanic http://ow.ly/2VU1z
9. Headline: RT @dentay85 Immigration Reform: Congress recessed
before making any decision on Imm... http://bit.ly/bPkzfu
10. Headline: The Executive Office for Immigration Review is
proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website on October
20, 2010 http://ow.ly/2VQei
11. Headline: Sharron Angle Tells Hispanic Students they Look
Asian; Argues Immigration Ad Not About Southern Border
http://ow.ly/2VPWA
12. Headline: Jet ski, sailboat, fishing vessel: 3 immigration
attempts http://ow.ly/2VPBo
13. Headline: Border Patrol job well done: preventing dozens of
illegals from being smuggled into the US by boat.
http://ow.ly/2VPxi
14. Headline: Get ready for the 112th Congress, here comes
enforcement-only, aka The Grinch http://ow.ly/2VL6w
15. Headline: McCain admits flip-flopping on immigration
http://ow.ly/2VKQC Is McCain brave or a coward?
16. Headline: The Immigration Compliance Book: Understand I-9
concepts, I-9 advanced topics and E-Verify. Get your copy today
at http://ow.ly/2Mnuq
17. Headline: Hispanic Caucus Chair vows CIR n DREAM fight in
lame duck http://ow.ly/2VkwU What do you think - she lies or she
speaks the truth?
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event October 26, San Diego, CA - The
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies of UC San Diego is
pleased to present "Unauthorized Migrant, Information Policy, and
Workplace Enforcement." Speakers include Stephen Lee. For more
info, see
http://ccis.ucsd.edu/2010/10/stephen-lee-unauthorized-migrant-information-policy-and-workplace-enforcement/.


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  1. Don Miller's Avatar
    Altho it might not have occurred to you, maybe, just maybe, Congress is responding to the wishes of the AMERICAN people, not the "wants" of Mexicans, Salvadorans, et al.
  2. Roger Algase's Avatar
    No, Don Miller, that did not occur to me. What did occur to me was that Latinos, including Mexicans and Central Americans, are the fastest growing group of AMERICANS in this country. If Congress does not start responding to their needs, but keeps on caving into the bigots who act as if only white people were really Americans, we are soon going to have a very different Congress from the one we have now.

    One day soon (and I hope it will be in my lifetime) we will have a Congress that instead of being dominated by white supremacists and Tea Party nut cases or their sympathizers, will be willing to work with a future president named Lopez, Garcia or Gonzales for an immigration system that will be fair to all AMERICANS, regardless of the color of their skin or the language they speak.

    Just for your information,, amigo, I do not happen to be a Latino myself, nor am I an immigrant. I am a third generation American whose grandparents came to this great nation of immigrants from Eastern Europe in the late 19th Century.
  3. Don Miller's Avatar
    Wow,Algase, what did "white people" ever do to you to incur such hatred? Let me set you straight on two things: First, this is NOT a "great nation of immigrants", it is a great nation made by settlers from the British Isles and to a lesser degree from northern Europe. The immigrants came much later, in limited numbers and for limited periods according to the needs of the country. Second: by definition, an "immigrant" in any country is not a citizen until he actually legally becomes one. Just wanting to come here does not make one a citizen and no country makes its rules to please foreigners. Finally, and I know this is trite but it is nonetheless apropos here...if you have such an obsession with living under a president named Garcia, Lopez or Gonzalez with a similarly-named congress, I can suggest some 20 countries where you might find your political paradise.
    I don't care a whit about your personal ethnic origins, just don't try to change our country without our permission!
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