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Sep 16 - The Moral High Ground

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September 16, 2009,0916.shtm

1.* Comment: The Moral High Ground
2.* Focus: Today Is The Deadline For How to Impress the
*** Adjudicator
3.* Articles:
*** (a) The Unemployment And Immigration Disconnect: Untying The
*** Knot by Rob Paral and Madura*Wijewardena for the Immigration
*** Policy Center
*** (b) Setting Standards Of Success by Michelle LaBrosse
*** (c) Immigrant Of The Week: The Von Trapp Family Singers by
*** Greg Siskind
4.* News:
*** (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: September-October
*** 2008
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
*** (b) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
*** (c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
*** (d) Case Management Technology
*** (e) Forensic Psychology Services
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) Official: E-Verify Changes Are In The Works
*** (b) America's Shame: Hatred of Illegal Immigrants
*** (c) Rep. Joe Wilson- Prophet Of The Coming Immigration Wars
*** (d) Is Deporting The Nations 13 Million Illegal Aliens
*** Possible?
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) Share Your Professional News
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
*** (b) T. C. Houghtaling, retired INS
*** (c) Daniel Fuentes
*** (d) Jenn McElroy
*** (e) E.S.F.
*** (f) Gretta Starik,0916.shtm

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The Moral High Ground

Immigration Daily is a non-partisan newspaper on immigration law,
for immigration professionals in the US, in continuous daily
publication for almost a decade. We have repeatedly suggested
that immigration is intimately intertwined with the American
fabric, and believe that the Congressional leadership's decision
to prioritize healthcare (and climate change) over immigration
may not be a politically wise decision. Consistent with our
belief, immigration has come up in the healthcare debate, with
Rep. Wilson, Republican of South Carolina, claiming expertise in
immigration matters due to his having handled immigration cases
in the past. There are numerous media reports today that Mr.
Wilson will be reprimanded by the House today, as he well should
be. The House punishes unparliamentary behavior. However, our
recent tirades against Mr. Wilson should not be viewed as
evidence that we are closet Democrats (nor are we closet

Indeed, the Democrats committed a much graver sin in the House,
one that concerned immigration, in the previous Congress.
Essentially, the Democrats stole a House vote from the
Republicans, a very serious offense, going to the heart of our
democracy. This incident was the subject of a year-long, bi-
partisan investigation that concluded,2933,428082,00.html
that House Democrats incorrectly closed a vote on the House floor
in August 2007, which would have resulted in Republicans
prevailing on an immigration issue.

Mr. Wilson's unparliamentary language, and the House Democrats
inexcusable stealing of the immigration vote, both show that our
elected representatives err from time to time, and also show that
our institutions are strong enough to absorb the damage.
Transparency of information is the sunshine of our democracy,
disinfecting such errors. A free press, of which we are proud to
be part of, is an essential part of the American tradition
ensuring free flow of information and opinion. We thank our
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Today Is The Deadline For How to Impress the Adjudicator

Tuesday, September 15th is the deadline for the Wednesday,
September 16th session of Asylum for Experts", the curriculum as
++How to get letters from the old country
++Country conditions information from where?
++How to interrupt the Asylum Officer
++Give what kind of documents to the IJ? Objections to DHS
++How to demonstrate harm, How to prove motive; How to avoid
++How to frame a "particular social group"; Is client a member of
more than one particular social group?
++What if client has a bad memory and has a "flat" affect?
++DHS attorney and IJ relations
++How to make a record for the BIA

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(a) The Unemployment And Immigration Disconnect: Untying The Knot

Rob Paral and Madura*Wijewardena for the Immigration Policy
Center write "The fact that immigrants are often complements to
the native labor force illustrates the absurdity of suggesting -
as we may read in the blogosphere and hear on talk radio - that
removing immigrants would automatically lead to job openings for

(b) Setting Standards Of Success

Michelle LaBrosse writes "Many people make the mistake of
thinking success is either lucky or there's some magic mojo that
is out of reach for them.",0916-labrosse.shtm

(c) Immigrant Of The Week: The Von Trapp Family Singers

Greg Siskind writes "Many may not realize that after the family
fled Austria, they immigrated to the United States and brought
their singing talent to American audiences.",0916-siskind.shtm

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4.* NEWS

(a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: September-October 2008

The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation
released the September/October 2008 issue of its publication,
Immigration Litigation Bulletin.,0916-OIL.pdf

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(c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Honolulu, Hawaii - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
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are not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site
legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on
issues involving immigration related adjudications,
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J.D. degree, active bar membership, 2+ years of post-J.D.
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6.* Headlines

(a) Official: E-Verify Changes Are In The Works

But it is not clear when an appropriations bill will be enacted,
although one option for lawmakers would be to include language
reauthorizing E-Verify in the continuing resolution expected
later this month.

(b) America's Shame: Hatred of Illegal Immigrants

Why should the mere suspicion of a compassionate stance toward
aliens stir such a display of outrage?

(c) Rep. Joe Wilson- Prophet Of The Coming Immigration Wars

But until the illegal immigration problem is reckoned with,
Republicans, and not a few Democrats, will scapegoat illegal
immigrants for many of the nation's problems.

(d) Is Deporting The Nations 13 Million Illegal Aliens Possible?

Since most Americans do not favor amnesty for illegals, it is no
wonder that one of the leading political leaders in the United
States Senate would be in favor of it.

For links to the above stories see here:,0916.shtm#Headlines
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300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
Whatever our quibbles with one or another enforcement policy,
Bush was a friend to immigration and paid a high political price
for being one. Besides which, President Obama is our President
now. Is he such a wimp that he'd just roll over for Bush policies
he disagrees with? Talk of semi-secret anti-foregner conspiracies
by the last administration makes one likely to sound as crazy as
some of the "save our dying nation from hordes of dirty
foreigners" types. (Those are scare quotes, not an actual quote
from anyone.) The above referenced tangent is a pity, as the rest
of the argument about fast tracking some immigration reforms
before bogging down further in health-care reforms makes a lot of
sense. What makes even more sense is a long-time theme of ILW,
echoed on the 14th by Mr. Berman's letter, pointing out that
immigrants are more likely to fight for the US than against it.
In fact, immigrants are disproportionately likely to defend this
country when adjusted for socio-economic status, even though many
of us come from countries with low status militaries and hated
compulsory service laws. We like it here and, unlike most people,
are all too familiar with the alternatives. Many of the same
people who used to push us around "back home" are irritated that
they cannot do so once we leave. Some lobby for EU anti-trust or
tax harmonization actions. The less civilized steal or copy
nuclear technology, blow up hotels and, back on 9-11, used
aircraft as missiles. The more people who know them for what they
are we have here, the better bead we can get on those still
ruling their home roosts.
Honza Prchal, Esq.*************** Birmingham, AL

(b) Dear Editor:
I must say I am a bit disappointed in the newest dribble, 'Liar
Wilson', presented as fact in Greg Siskind blog posting (see
09/15/09 ID comment). No doubt the skilled investigator took a
look at Rep. Wilson's official web page learning his area of
legal practice was in real estate.* At town hall meetings during
the Bush attempt to rehabilitate migration laws, I have heard him
mention having handled 'a few' immigration matters which gave him
perspective of the complexity. I have observed Congressman Joe
Wilson as a constituent for a few years. He is not one to rant
nor lie.* His outburst was of the res gestae 'excited utterence'
version which apparently suprised even himself.* I have heard
several radio interviews in which he repeatedly expresses
unhappiness with himself for allowing the two words to escape his
mouth.* I believe him. Aside from that are all the recordings of
multiple honorable Democratic Congressmen openly disrespecting
President Bush with loud "'Boo's", yet such demeanor was then
fully acceptable.* Politics is not always polite. A cynic could
easily surmise Mr. Siskind's comment was simply attempting to
make something of nothing for self agrandisement and politics.
The thought that Mr. Siskind 'ought to grow up' more readily
comes to mind.
T. C. Houghtaling, retired INS**************** Lexington, SC

(c) Dear Editor:
Mr. Wilson is a hero in my eyes (09/15/09 ID comment). I don't
believe in amnesty. Please remove me from the list.
Daniel Fuentes Editor's note: Your email address will be removed
from our Immigration Daily listserv as requested. Readers who
wish to* discontinue receiving ID can write to

(d) Dear Editor:
I truly have enjoyed getting daily updates from Immigration
Daily. Your site is always helpful and fascinating with the
stories and information it shares. I was wondering, however,* if
it was at all possible to keep the political remarks more fair
and neutral by just reporting the news and not favoring only one
side of the political realm. I consider myself an independent in
regards to political parties, however, some of the remarks made
on here are not reporting the news, but reporting a one-sided
view point. I am all for immigration reform and believe that
President Obama will handle it accordingly, however, I would
appreciate it if Immigration Daily would stick to the reporting
on Immigration news without the underlined tones of party-
favoritism. I stand behind our President just as much as the next
guy, but I would appreciate it if you would think about your
audience as a whole before recording some of the stories that are
put on this site. I understand that it was my choice to sign up
for the daily updates and it is my choice to take my email off
the mailing list. Overall, though, I truly enjoy your site which
is why I will continue to subscribe to the daily updates. I just
wanted you to receive some feedback in hopes that you will
consider Immig. Daily's audience as a whole.
Jenn McElroy

(e) Dear Editor:
Samantha Anderson's 09/15/09 ID letter can't understand why our
politicians are divided instead of united, as is the case with so
many issues. For the answer, look to the three C's - corporate
campaign contributions.

(f) Dear Editor:
I have read ID's comment (09/15/09) about Mr. Wilson and his "You
lie" addressed to Mr. President.* Where can we find the health
care project bill to be sure that the President was correct and
the Mr. Wilson is a liar?* Can ID provide a website link?* It
would be greatly appreciated.
Gretta Starik
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  1. Brittancus's Avatar
    The bombardment of American voters at the doors of Congress must be heard, to make E-Verify a permanent illegal immigrant enforcement tool? It's incredulous that we are winning small wars against our lawmakers beneficiaries--the special interest lobby. LEGISLATORS ARE FINALLY HEARING OUR ANGRY VOICES. Rep. Joe Wilson C-SC opened the eyes of millions of Americans, who are been left unaware of the cloaked--AMNESTY--committees that is going to rip the fabric of every voters life apart. Any detail in the national media has been subdues or intentionally omitted, as with the crowds of Tea Party opponents. Sen. Harry Reid could be stretching his neck out for the headsman in his re-election campaign, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They both have used their political influence in trying to overturn E-Verify. Pro-Illegal alien lawmakers could table it, under the "Sunset Provision" on September 30?

    President Obama's direction towards an unmentionable path to citizenship for all those who broke our law is abhorrent. After the controversial eruption in the Session of Congress, they surely must be aware that imposing immigration reform on the people could break them? Americans taxpayers are already supporting business welfare? Corporate entities want these destitute people here to exploit, but don't want to pay for their health care, schooling or towards the massive numbers surviving in prison. They leave that to the fading middle class taxpayers who carry the tax burden? Over a decade has passed since illegal people started coming here in droves and with little or no laws, to blockade their arrival we are now talking over 20 million. Nor does it stop there? Owing to the clarion call of Amnesty ringing out in the slums and ghetto's of foreign criminals, sick, elderly and those without means, from all over the world will descend on us. IT MEANS OVERPOPULATION?

    Bad as it may be now, who is going to subsidize the new arrivals? Not the business cartels that's for sure? Once again taxpayers will be heavily taxed to pay for the new shipment of poor, uneducated from every region. How can we expect to have any government public option for our own people, when our gates remain wide open for "Anchor Babies" and the illegal millions expecting a free handout? A nurse in a Nevada hospital indicated they have a row of beds of illegal immigrants on dialysis, which was costing weekly $18.000 dollars for each treatment. Tell me who pays for that? The US government pays a small portion; the rest is acquired from the hospital or taxpayer.

    I want a single payer system for homeless veterans, seniors, single mothers with children and poor American families. But I refuse to pay for everybody who climbs, crawls under the fence or bluffs the Federal officer at shipping ports and airports of entry. It's not our responsibility. DON'T WAIT! PESTERYOUR SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY AT 202-224-3121? Find true facts by GOOGLING NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIAL WATCH & IMMIGRATION COUNTERS
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