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Oct 29 - Enforcement Hurts Labor

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October 29, 2009,1029.shtm

1.  Comment: Enforcement Hurts Labor
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For India
3.  Articles:
    (a) Consular Corner: October 2009 by Liam Schwartz
    (b) The Left, The Right, And The State by George C. Leef for
    the Foundation For Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
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    (a) USCIS Establishes Transitional Worker Program For CNMI
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6.  Headlines:
    (a) New Report From Labor Groups Makes Case For Immigration
    (b) Immigrants Sue Feds Over 2007 Raid
    (c) Illinois Congressman: Immigration Reform Cannot Wait
    (d) Arizona Renews Push To Criminalise Immigrants
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Submit Your Announcement
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Bob Webber, Esq.
    (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (c) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (d) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (e) Lisa
    (f) Jim Roberts,1029.shtm

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Enforcement Hurts Labor

The Associated Press
reports that an AFL-CIO report points out that the zealous
enforcement of immigration laws is resulting in violation of
labor protections for US citizens. "Workplace immigration raids
during the Bush administration interfered with ongoing labor
investigations and allowed employers to exploit workers who
complained about conditions on the job, labor groups said in a
report released Tuesday. The stepped-up immigration enforcement
came at the expense of rigorous enforcement of labor protections
that are guaranteed to all workers regardless of immigration
status, the groups said."

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Today Is Deadline For India

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(a) Consular Corner: October 2009

Liam Schwartz write "We are greatly honored to present the
following interview with Consul General Julie A. Ruterbories, an
award-winning member of the Senior Foreign Service.",1029-schwartz.shtm

(b) The Left, The Right, And The State

George C. Leef for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
"The Left, The Right, and The State, a collection of 103 essays
by Llewellyn Rockwell, looks at the ways both the left and right
use the State to pursue their goals.",1029-leef.shtm

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Soldiers who put their lives on the line to
preserve the American way of life deserve better.",1029-siskind.shtm

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4.  NEWS

(a) USCIS Establishes Transitional Worker Program For CNMI

USCIS announced that it is creating a Transitional Worker visa
classification in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana
Islands (CNMI). See the announcement here,1029-cnmi.pdf
and the faqs here.,1029-cnmiqa.pdf,1029-cnmi.shtm

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6.  Headlines

(a) New Report From Labor Groups Makes Case For Immigration

A report released today by leading labor organizations shows how
the federal government's recent approach to workplace immigration
enforcement has harmed efforts to protect both immigrant and
native-born workers' rights while allowing unscrupulous employers
to operate with near impunity.

(b) Immigrants Sue Feds Over 2007 Raid

Ten New Haven residents intend to file a lawsuit today against
federal immigration agents and officials, accusing them of
violating constitutional rights during the raids in New Haven on
June 6, 2007.

(c) Illinois Congressman: Immigration Reform Cannot Wait

Gutierrez explains why he thinks comprehensive immigration reform
cannot wait any longer.

(d) Arizona Renews Push To Criminalise Immigrants

Arizona could become the first state in the U.S. to criminalise
the very presence of undocumented immigrants.

For links to the above stories see here:,1029.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

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(a) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Comment (10/28/09 ID): It seems to me that a big
reason why EAD applications are down in 2009 as compared to 2008
is that many of the people who apply for EADs are I-485
applicants, and in 2008, USCIS was more consistent about issuing
24-month EADs rather than 12-month EADs for employment-based
I-485 applicants with priority dates that were retrogressed.  So
it is possible that the reason there are a lot less I-765s filed
at NSC is simply because the EADs issued in 2007 were more often
only for 12 months whereas the EADs issued in 2008 were more
often for 24 months.  So if that is the case, there will be a
'surge' in 2010.  Hopefully someone at USCIS will think this
through.  I can see them re-allocating resources and being
totally unprepared for an apparent 'surge' in filings in spring
2010.  Another reason for fewer EAD applications is that PERM
approvals for the first 2 quarters of calendar year 2009 have
been a trickle, and so no one is eligible to file I-485s because
they don't have a PERM approval, or if they do, their priority
date is not current.  Plus, I suspect there are special programs
like TPS that might impact EAD filings.  The analysis in the
article is very weak.  I'm pretty sure there is zero relationship
between border patrol apprehensions and I-765 applications filed
at NSC.  This is just some writer free associating between
various random points of news regarding immigration.
Bob Webber, Esq.                 Edina, MN

(b) Dear Editor:
ID headline item, "Immigrants are why New York City became
America's economic engine," (10/27/09 ID) said Bloomberg in a
recent press conference where he announced his campaign platform
for immigrant communities." is absolutely true, without huge
streams of immigrants, New York, new Jersey and California would
be depopulating basket-cases, and even culturally opposite red
states like Texas and Alaska depend upon immigrant population to
partially fuel their above-par growth. Population, even in cases
of seeming breakdowns of local state and federal government,
drives growth in a country as sparsely populated as ours.
However, there is immigrant population that drives that far more
than the typical illegal immigrant population does, and not just
because illegal immigrants are locked out of many legal avenues
to self-betterment and, more obviously, assimilation. A sane
immigration policy would encourage those who are likely to be the
highest performers and more effectively discourage illegal
immigration. Instead we have chosen to privilege through a Rube-
Goldberg immigration system a state of affairs where the largest
numbers of migrants to this country are generally ill educated
and unlikely to be civically engaged compared to immigrants from
other countries, least likely to identify as Americans and most
likely to harbor revanchiste and racial grievances against
America's dominant Anglo culture and the American state. Mexicans
are no worse than anyone else, but Mexicans who are exposed to
schooling in the motherland are reared on a sense of grievance
against America's wars against their various dictators. A sane
immigration system would make it as easy for an educated Rumanian
or Ecuadorian who can afford a plane ticket to come here legally
as it is for an Oaxaca without basic literacy skills to come.
Perhaps public choice theory can explain this marked inattention
to the commonweal among our policy-makers.
Honza Prchal, Esq.                 Birmingham, AL

(c) Dear Editor:
Aside from David D. Murray's letter's apt and entertaining
Biblical references (10/28/ID), there is one well-known passage
that should settle once and for all the question of where the
Bible stands concerning the wisdom of the current "attrition" and
"enforcement-only" policies so favored in the letters of Jim
Roberts and in numerous articles by restrictionista think tanks
such as the Center for Immigration Studies. I refer to Exodus
22:21 (New International Version): "Do not mistreat an alien or
oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt." Some restictionista
commentators have tried to argue that this and other similar
Biblical passages apply only to temporary "sojourners", who, I
suppose, would correspond to the "non-immigrant" category under
current US immigration law, and not to people seeking to
immigrate permanently. But even assuming the People of Israel
were only "sojourners", not intending immigrants, in the Land of
Egypt, the Bible still says that they stayed there for 400 years.
Even Mr. Roberts' letters would have to admit that this is a
rather long time for a temporary "sojourner" to stay on, even
though, given the current retrogression in immigrant visa
availability for many categories, it is not inconceivable that
someone applying for permanent residence in the US might have to
extend H-1B or other temporary status for 400 years while waiting
for his or her priority date to become current.
Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY

(d) Dear Editor:
Once again, I stress the importance of the semantics of
immigration. Reference the letter of Gladys Farris (10/27/2009).
Ms. Farris' letter so totally confuses the situation in its use
of the term "nonimmigrant," when apparently referring to illegal
aliens, that her letter's otherwise valid point looses all
meaning. Nonimmigrants are persons who legally enter the United
States on one of the letter-designated visas that allow legal
status for a temporary period of a time, under the benefits and
restrictions of each visa category. Ms. Farris' letter makes no
sense whatsoever, for no bona fide "nonimmigrant" will have any
fear of the immigration department, as her letter infers they
will. While I understand that under the First Amendment, we may
all express our opinions. And under the liberal policies of
Immigration Daily, letters of all sorts and opinions are give
equal space. However, letters containing this type of convoluted
and semantically distorted misinformation have no place in the
immigration debate. One does not become an expert merely by
having and expressing an opinion. Yes, I included. My credential
of expertise comes from 20 years of education, resulting in
licensure by the State Bar of California and more than 30 years
practicing law, keeping up on a daily basis with policies,
procedures and practices of the bewildering and ever-changing
immigration laws. My point is that when one makes a statement of
fact, or uses a word in a public forum of discussion, I believe
they have an obligation to themselves and to other readers to
insure they have their facts and semantics correct. Calling a
horse a cow, won't get you milk and calling an illegal alien a
nonimmigrant - - well, won't get you any milk either. The simple
point is, to preclude embarrassment, use proper terminology.
David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA

(e) Dear Editor:
In response to the news item about President Obama immigration
reform debate, I am so disgust about some of the things that
people are saying, because not all the illegal people in this
country are from mexico, or criminals, or living off the
government, their are a lot of positive people that are in this
country and they are contributing much more to this country than
those people who are just talking and wasting time. People that
are here illegally cannot get a job without a ssn# or a work
permit, they can't even get any kind of Government benefits so
why people are blaming them for taking their jobs "what job"
planting corn, or baby sitting, please! They don't want those
kind of work, but yet still they are complaining, and they are
the ones with all the opportunity and just wasting it, because
they are too busy studying who child came here and doing better
than they are. Editor I welcome good comprehensive reform, I do
not support liabilities that just want to come here and bleed off
the system or means harm to the country, but yes I support the
positive ones.

(f) Dear Editor:
A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies examines the
287(g) program, it's history, status, and results, concluding
with recommendations for improvement. The report, "The 287(g)
Program: Protecting Home Towns and Homeland"  by Jessica Vaughan
and James R. Edwards, Jr., is based on interviews, statistics and
reports with participating local law enforcement agencies and
data provided by ICE. The letters of D. Murray and R. Yang
basically are for globalism at America's expense and anti-
bible/religion (10/28/09 ID). The former constitutes an,
"exclusion policy against Americans" when policies are in favor
of the Profiteers and not US as at present. While at least in
this land, freedom exists for such views, we can't avoid the
consequences of them here or later (Matt.12:36-37). While the
letters may deny divinity or influence, this does not limit
divinity who has taken note of such scoffers (2 Tim. 3) and also
the modern Babel builders who shall in time also be thwarted
(Rev. 18). While not on today's scale, America has always traded
with others, but until globalism and free trade, did not destroy
US in the process. The RY letters complains about "stealing the
best brains from developing nations"  and then complains about
not enough foreign entry. Who in the US is "trying to impose
their holier than thou values by force and violence"?  I agree
that "Enough is enough for hatred, violence, ignorance,
hypocrisy" --- So when will the RY letters stop these irrelevant
rants and mindless name calling?  As even a broken clock is right
twice a day, the letter is right on the war and buying American.
Jim Roberts
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  1. nicole macapagal's Avatar
    to whom it concern,
    sir/madam,my comment and my question is what can do a 1 contract worker is a receive an memo from her boss and shes suspended but definetly is terminated her memo is diciplinary action,and her boss did not pass to the labor immidration her memo and she did not also report coz she have still a valid permit up 2 dec.and shes working in the company of her you allwing a kind of situation like that?she said that shes just waiting a federal and she a have a bby us citezen and she have a plan 2 transfer in the company of her boyfriend.hopefully that u give an attention for what i comment and this people doing shes a contract worker before its to late she have a lot illegal doing in the business of her bofriend coz shes the one manage that but she dont have any name of that business.thank u.
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    thanks for all admin
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