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September 16, 2010,0916.shtm



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1. Comment: A Charade - In a charade designed to pull the wool

over the eyes of those who care about immigrants, the current

Democratic leadership has called many meetings in Washington DC

this week and next. The cynical architects of this strategy

measure their success in TV airtime and the ballot box in

November, not in votes cast by members of Congress when in

legislative session. From President Obama, Speaker Pelosi,

Majority Leader Reid and onwards down the ranks of the Democratic

leadership, the message is that they will push for enacting DREAM

and will introduce a CIR bill. We would call the introduction of

a CIR bill in the Senate on the last day of the 111th Congress a

sick joke on immigrants, were it not so sad for the millions

suffering in silence. The Democratic leadership intends to fool

the folks watching on Univision into seeing some light at the end

of the tunnel. The Democratic leadership is joined in this coldly

calculated vote-catching ploy by a host of supposedly pro-

immigrant advocates, in DC and across the country.

President Obama intends to blame the Republicans for the

inevitable legislative failure of all these much-ballyhooed

initiatives, he said as much in a recent report in The Hill: "

Without the kind of bipartisan effort we had just a few short

years ago, we can't get these reforms across the finish line. But

their leadership has made reaching 60 votes the norm for nearly

everything the Senate has to do... And the American people's

business is on hold because, simply put, the other party's

platform has been 'no.'" Let us take Mr. Obama at his word. Let

us hold him responsible for not a single Republican vote, but

only for all Democratic "No" votes on DREAM. We invite the

President to persuade the following Democratic Senators to vote

YES on DREAM: Pryor, Landrieu, McCaskill, Baucus, Tester, Hagan,

Conrad, Johnson, Warner, Goodwin, Nelson of Nebraska, Begich,

Dorgan and Lincoln. The number of Democratic NOs on DREAM (in

addition to those who weasel out by voting "present" or remaining

absent for the vote) is the acid test of whether the Democratic

leadership is in earnest or is simply pretending to do something

to lock in the immigrant vote to stymie the inevitable losses

less than 7 weeks away. While TV continues to be important in

influencing votes, the internet has made it harder for the old

political games of fooling the electorate to be played quite as

blithely as before. The votes, or lack thereof, on the Senate

floor will tell the real score soon enough. Immigration Daily

will keep you on top of the (in)action.

2. Article: Gutierrez: Support For Rahm's Mayoral Run Tied To

DREAM Act by Greg Siskind,0916-siskind.shtm

3. Article: Study: Limited Access to Legal Counsel in Immigration

Detention Facilities Jeopardizes a Fair Day in Court by Matthew


4. News: EOIR Releases Memo On Operating Policies And Procedures

Memorandum 10-01: Procedures for Handling Requests for a

Stipulated Removal Order,0916-eoir.pdf

5. News: DOL Publishes FAQ For H2A Temporary Agricultural Foreign

Labor Certification Program 2010 Final Rule, Round 2,0916-perm.pdf

6. News: CRS Report On The Department of Homeland Security

Intelligence Enterprise: Operational Overview And Oversight

Challenges for Congress,0916-crs.pdf


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Chapter One: Removal Proceedings

Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility

Chapter Three: Grounds Of Removal

Chapter Four: Contesting Removability


Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status

Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings

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


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


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Chapter Two: Motions to Reopen

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8. Headline: Arizona's new senator, same as their old senator

9. Headline: Immigration Practice: a complete guide w/ issues &

procedures lawyers need to handle an immigration matter. Get ur


10. Headline: Obama Says He Won't 'Walk Away' From Overhaul of

U.S.Immigration Security

11. Headline: Harvard president and student team up for the Dream

Act: Visit DC to urge approval of new path to residency

12. Headline: Immigration, Terrorism, Health Care: Hot Issues

Pack Fall Court Docket

13. Headline: Kobach working on "birthright citizenship" issue:

exploring ways to change that law without amending the


14. Headline: Republicans Call Reid's Immigration Proposal

Political Ploy.

15. Headline: Dream Act should transcend immigration debate

16. Headline: Obama Renews Call for Immigration Reform, Still

Without a Timetable

17. Headline: The Immigrant's Way Book outlines the history of

#immigration law. Get your copy today!

18. Headline: Robert Menendez pushes immigration reform in tough


19. Headline: immigrants only needed during voting time,

otherwise immigrants should disappear, says Dem leadership

20. Headline: Democratic Leadership tries to pull the wool over

immigrants' eyes: ignore our inactions, look at our wonderful


21. Headline: Senate to Consider DREAM Act Immigration Reform

22. Headline: Democrats pivot on immigration

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