Judge Alito And Immigration
President Bush nominated judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court today. According to Congressional Quarterly, the 55-year-old Alito has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit since 1990, compiling such a conservative record that he has been nicknamed "Scalito," after the Supreme Court's conservative linchpin, Justice Antonin Scalia. For a link to the immigration cases where Judge Alito participated and featured in Immigration Daily,
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I find it wonderful that immigrants are repatriating to their home countries and taking their talent and ideas with them (see 10/31/05 ID comment). They will help their home countries' raise the overall standard of living. If one believes in exporting democracy and freedom, this is the best way to do it, without wasting our own money or putting our children in harm's way.
Of course, the converse is that we have to have immigrants come in first to get the training, experience, and ideas. In addition, we as a nation have our own interests to pursue, and often, these interests require that we let the best and the brightest in, even if only for a while.
James David Acoba, Esq.
I read the comment in the 10/31/05 issue of Immigration Daily on David Heenan's new book. Coincidently I happened to have read an article on the same subject but from a different perspective in the New York Times on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. The two articles bring out the complexity of the issue of the flight of intellectual capital.
Charles E. Gillman, Esq.
I have reviewed the 'Immigration: A Guide to Internet Sources' that is posted on ILW.COM (08/04/05 ID). I found extremely informative and an excellent source. However, it is missing one key government office that was created to deal specifically with immigrant employment discrimination. I was wondering if it would be at all possible to add the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) to your website. The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b, which protect U.S. citizens and legal immigrants from employment discrimination based upon citizenship or immigration status and national origin, from unfair documentary practices relating to the employment eligibility verification process, and from retaliation.
Stephanie Dopp, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
"Does the Value of Your Degree Depend on the Color of Your Skin" (10/20/05 ID article), cites Eastern Michigan University (EMU) as a school with a "bridge" program, i.e., one that admits graduates of three-year Indian
institutions to graduate study on condition that they complete 30
undergraduate credit hours. The article inaccurately represents our
policy and the title unfortunately implies that such admission decisions are motivated by race prejudice and not by a student's academic deficiencies. Let me clarify EMU's policy and practice. Thirty undergraduate hours are not required of all students who have a three-year bachelor's degree. A careful review of the student's transcript determines whether the degree earned would
have made the student eligible for graduate work in their country or other
countries. When the program is not considered appropriate preparation for EMU graduate study, then the bridge policy of thirty
hours becomes the admission requirement. A great deal of research goes into the bridge decision and most graduate admissions offices have a good understanding of the relative quality of degrees from institutions of higher education in India, which vary widely.
EMU admits very few students as bridge students. Before 1999, it was our practice to admit them as undergraduate second bachelor's degree students with later admission to a master's program. By creating the bridge program,
we were able to give students graduate admission, which allows them to
accept a G.A. position. They may commingle undergraduate and graduate
courses to best fit their schedule.
We're very proud of our Indian students, most of whom are extremely well
prepared for graduate school and very few of whom require gap courses. The intimation of racial prejudice in the article's title undermines
its credibility -- a shame, as it is otherwise well researched and
makes a number of valid points.
Robert Holkeboer, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Graduate Studies and Research
Eastern Michigan University
It should be illegal to reward illegal aliens with another amnesty.
What is going to happen to the guest workers program?
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