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August 31, 2010,0831.shtm

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1. Article: Consular Corner - August 2010 by Liam Schwartz,0831-schwartz.pdf

2. Article: Boomerang: The Mosque Controversy And Other
Immigration Excesses by Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta,0831-endelman.shtm

3. Article: Sen. Charles Schumer's Rationale For H And L Fee
Increase Makes No Sense! by Krishna Palagummi,0831-palagummi.shtm

4. Article: Outsourcing, H-1B And The Coming E-Passport Security
Scandal by Rob Sanchez,0831-sanchez.shtm

5. Article: How Long Does a PERM Case Take? by Joel Stewart,0831-Stewart.shtm

6. Article: "Coercive, Unconstitutional And Tainted By Racial
Profiling" by Greg Siskind,0831-Siskind.shtm

7. Article: Feds file second suit against State of Arizona: this
time they allege discrimination by Matthew Kolken,0831-Kolken.shtm

8. News: USCIS Announces Launch Of Unmanned Aerial System Along
Southwest Border,0831-security.shtm

9. News: US Embassy In Canada Transitions To New Appointment
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  1. Tony Weigel's Avatar
    The Sanchez article highlights concerns that were reported back in 2006, when the "secure" U.S. passport was issued. It also restates some of the concerns of stealing data from chipped passports.

    What his article doesn't do is make any real point. FAIR, CIS and Numbers are all one and the same - there is no distinction between them, other than spins on the same anti-immigration fervor.

    The article manages to impugn Muslims and foreign nationals, who have cleared various levels of security checks to obtain valid visas, but doesn't offer any solutions.

    But then again, that is in keeping with FAIR's typical approach in advocating a closed-border. No one comes in, no one leaves - problem solved, right?
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