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Apr 15 - Michelle Obama Weighs In

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April 15, 2010,0415.shtm

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2.  Focus: The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs
3.  Articles:
    (a) Article: Overview Of The U Visa: Race Between Approval
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    (b) Article: Argentina On The Brink by Hans F. Sennholz for
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    (c) ILW.COM Bloggings On April 15, 2010 by Christopher T.
    Musillo and Kevin Johnson
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(a) Article: Overview Of The U Visa: Race Between Approval And
Removal by Jean Pierre Espinoza and Jung Choi,0415-espinoza.shtm

(b) Article: Argentina On The Brink by Hans F. Sennholz for the
Foundation For Economic Education,0415-sennholz.shtm

(c) ILW.COM Bloggings On April 15, 2010 by Christopher T. Musillo
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(a) News: USCIS Launches Agency Wide Policy Review,0415-review.shtm

(b) News: USCIS Reminder Haitian TPS Filing Deadline Is July 20th,0415-haiti.shtm

(c) News: CIS Ombudsman Releases Recommendations To USCIS On
Adjudications Of Refugee Status Applications,0415-CIS.pdf

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  1. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    Is the USCIS "Policy Review" a polite way of saying that Donald Neufeld is on his way out and that his memo of May, 2009 removing the last remaining protections against deportation for applicants with pending I-485 adjustment of status to permanent resident applications, and his January, 2010 memo effectively barring employment agencies from using the H-1B system, despite a regulation that clearly allows these companies to do so, will both be revoked?

    Will we really see a sharp decrease in abusive RFE's and unjustified denials? If the above is not the real purpose of the policy review, then it would seem to be nothing more than a meaningless public relations stunt.
  2. Honza Prchal's Avatar
    The thought provoking article blaming Latino employment for black crime is interesting, recaps a theme I hear often, and is false. It assumes most crime is driven by poverty and unemployment. Save for a few categories of crimes like rape, that linkage has been widely accepted as having been conclusively disproven by criminologists for years now, with the crime rates in the Great Recession tracking a positive rather than inverse relationship between employment and crime. The most famous counter-example was actually a major spur to study in the field, namely the contrast between high crime rates in the 1920s and low crime rates in the 1930s. The second was the explosion in crime rates during the prosperous 1960s.
    Immigrants, even illegal immigrants, should not be blamed for the crimes of Americans. That is true even in the non-judgmental context of crime being caused by social conditions. The reason they should not be blamed is not our soft hearts, but our heard heads, which should prefer truth to falsehood.
  3. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    To change the subject, I am sure that people who submit articles to ID will be gratified to know that they may now be published more quickly than in the past. Congratulations to ID for making this possible.

    But sometimes a little more delay and reflection before publication might be a good thing. I refer specifically to the article "Argentina on the Brink" in the April 15 ID. This, evidently, is a reprint of an article that first appeared in a different publication in December, 1982, six months after the end of the Falklands war.

    Aside from the fact that the article says little or nothing about the appalling brutality of the Argentine dictatorship at that time, with its thousands of "desaparecidos", many of whom are still unaccounted for some 30 years later (forgive my spelling if incorrect - Spanish is not my strong point), what is the relevance of an article about Argentina written in the early 1980's, however scholarly and objective (very much open to question in this case), to the immigration issues in the United States in the second decade of the 21st Century? I must be missing something.
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