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Immigration Daily November 14, 2003
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Printed Marketing Materials: 10 Common Mistakes Lawyers Should Avoid
Dion and Robert Algeri share tips on how to avoid making mistakes with printed marketing materials for attorneys.

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Immigration Law News

Sen. Kennedy Supports Immigration-Related Benefits For Armed Forces
Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) in support of the Defense authorization bill and its immigration-related provisions said, "These immigration provisions in the bill are a tribute to the sacrifices that these future Americans are already making for their adopted country."

Secretary Ridge Says US-VISIT Program Will Be Deployed On US-Mexican Border
During a meeting with Mexican Minister of Governance Secretary Creel DHS Secretary Ridge said, "Today we have agreed to form a technical working group to inform the process of deploying the U.S.-VISIT program on the U.S.-Mexican border next year."

Jury Selection Begins In INS Scam Trial
The Star Ledger of New Jersey reports "Jury selection began yesterday in US District Court in Newark in the trial of the 74-year-old naturalized US citizen from Haiti, whom prosecutors describe as the middleman in a scheme in which a pair of INS workers accepted thousands of dollars to process illicit green cards and other documents for two illegal immigrants."

Posthumous Citizenship Legislation Approved
The Gainesville Times of Georgia reports "[This past] Wednesday, as part of a larger defense bill, a measure that automatically grants posthumous citizenship to all foreign nationals killed in battle while fighting for the US won approval in the Senate. Miller, a Democrat, and Chambliss, a Republican, co-sponsored the measure."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Great article. Brilliant article. I hope Gary Endelman is sending copies to senators, congressmen, members of the Judiciary committee and the President. Thank you for printing so much that is worthwhile in today's world.

Sylvia Boecker

Dear Editor:
I must respectfully disagree somewhat with Gary Endelman in his "The Solution To Illegal Immigration in America" and agree with John H. Frecker and millions of other Americans who do not believe that present restrictive immigration laws that limit entry are inappropriate. What is inappropriate is to say that these laws have failed when there have been no fully sincere enforcement efforts made, but only token or highly prioritized ones. The reform to immigration laws that is needed is not to eliminate employer sanctions or legalization by way of amnesty. The existing loopholes should be eliminated such as the one allowing citizenship to a child born here by an illegal and present enforcement enhanced by the CLEAR Act enabling local law enforcement to assist ICE in the identifying of illegals. I applaud Mr. Endelman for his support of the "circular rather than settled' concept which provides for the return of illegals/workers rather than a pass to citizenship, but with an estimated ten million illegals now, why do we need any additional program that has no limits to further entry including the illegal variety? These "solutions" only ensure unlimited legal immigration in addition to the illegal kind. In David Murray's letter, he likens the "bad law" of immigration to the "bad forest management" in causing forest fire problems. The truth is, the existing forestry management programs (which would have prevented or reduced the fires) have not been allowed to be fully implemented because of lawsuits and opposition by the environmentalists, much like the hinderance of immigration law enforcement by special interests. While the latter are certainly entitled to their opinions, they are frequently in opposition to the interests and desires of the citizenry. See: The poll found that 60 percent of the public regards the present level of immigration to be a "critical threat to the vital interests of the US," compared to only 14 percent of the nation's leadership, a 46 percentage point gap. Immigration laws and any reform cannot be based solely upon economic issues from the standpoint of special interests. To citizens, quality of life, sovereignty and busted budgets are of greater concern and should be given greater consideration by elected representatives.

R. L. Ranger

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