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Pro-Immigration And Proud

At Immigration Daily, we are proud and excited to cover what we believe is one of the biggest stories of our times. The continuing story is about one of the largest migrations in human history - the coming to America of millions of people attracted by the freedom and opportunity that our country offers. Immigration has always had its critics - many of the anti-immigrationists of today are themselves descended from immigrants who were pilloried by the "know-nothings" (as they styled themselves) of a century ago. All Americans should be proud that our country, despite its many faults, still remains sufficiently shining that people the world over continue to cast the most important vote of all - with their feet - when they make the decision to join their fate with our own.


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INS Establishes $3 Immigration User Fee For Certain Commercial Vessels
The INS issued a final rule to provide for the collection of a $3 fee for commercial vessel passengers previously exempt under section 286(e)(1) of the INA, other than passengers on Great Lakes ferries and other Great Lakes vessels, effective February 27, 2003.

DOL Closes LCA Matter In Which $44,000+ Back Pay Awarded
In the Matter of Administrator, Wage and Hour Division v. Jack Lee Associates, No. 2003-LCA-00008 (OALJ, Jan. 24, 2003), the Office of Administrative Law Judges closed the matter pursuant to the Employer's request to withdraw its appeal regarding violation of the INA and back pay owed to six H-1B nonimmigrants.

EEOC's New Section On National Origin Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated Section 13 of its new Compliance Manual on "National Origin Discrimination" which provides guidance for investigating and analyzing charges alleging discrimination based on national origin, including IRCA.

EEOC's Q & A For Small Employers About National Origin Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission addresses some issues that small businesses face related to national origin discrimination, including IRCA.

INS Reaches Out To CSS, LULAC And Zambrano Classes
Newsday reports on the INS's outreach efforts on the LIFE Act legalization to qualify for which "immigrants must have entered the United States before January 1982 and must have lived continuously here through May 4, 1988. Immigrants must also be part of one of three class action lawsuits: Catholic Social Services, Inc. (CSS) vs. Meese, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) vs. INS, or Zambrano vs. INS."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
The ILW.COM Editor's assumption about Democrats being dissatisfied with the current level of immigration, and interpreting that as meaning they want more immigration is a real stretch. I am a lifelong Democrat, as is my family. I am strongly opposed to higher levels of immigration, and in fact would like to see it reduced. The rest of my family (which includes several Hispanic steps and in-laws) has never expressed any opinion on immigration at all. Furthermore, before one interprets the results of "satisfaction with the current level" of immigration it is important to ask whether or not the respondent actually knows what the current level of immigration is, a point raised by one of my former professors at the University of Michigan who works with both Gallup and Pew on political polling.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
So the new 108th Congress has arrived with immigration as part of its agenda. As the disgraced INS is banished to be replaced by the new Dept. of Homeland Security and all its parts, this Congress should remember that there is still a war on terrorism going on. When renewed talks of amnesty and 245(i) are brought up again by immigration lawyers who seek financial gain as well as those "undocumented" who benefit directly from it, this Congress should not even entertain such frivolity that rewards those that have no intention of obeying the laws in the first place. Security first, pecuniary gain second.


Dear Editor:
Thanks for the latest news and your comments about the Senate cut off of funding for "special registration." The NSEERS profiling of a host of nationalities makes us less free and less humane, but will do nothing to make us more safe.

Carl R. Baldwin

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