Immigration At Sundance
According to a Reuters report, three obscure filmmakers covering undocumented immigration made a splash during the Sundance Film Festival's opening weekend: Tin Dirdamal's "DeNADIE," Joseph Mathew's documentary "Crossing Arizona" and Pablo Veliz's drama "La Tragedia de Macario". For the full story, see here.
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Deadline For Latest In Nurse Immigration (In Cooperation With CGFNS) Is Tuesday, Jan. 24th
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FIRST Phone Session on Jan 26, 2006: DOL & DHS Issues
- PERM: What are the requirements? Is the PERM system working? Is the
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- RETROGRESSION: Who is affected? What's the impact on cases? How long
will retrogression last? Is there hope for a legislative solution to
- SCHEDULE A: who qualifies? What documentation is required?
- LICENSURE AND CREDENTIALING: What's the difference between
professional licensure and visa certification? Which occupations require
Section 343 certification? When does a foreign national need a section 343
- WORKING WITH NEW REQUIREMENTS: What's required with the "in-house"
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- DEFINING THE OCCUPATION: What is meant by "professional nurse" for
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Can a foreign educated physician qualify for an occupational visa?
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SVP/Job Zone Issues And Refiling And BEC Interactions
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CRS Report On Expedited Removal
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated version of its report on immigration policy on expedited removal of aliens.
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In the two letters by Sebastian and Ali Alexander (01/23/06 ID), aside
from the specific content of each, it is informative to examine the
motivational position of these and previous letters. Sebastian's
letters generally display a globalist view in favor of foreigners.
This is defined by dictionary.com as: "A national geopolitical policy
in which the entire world is regarded as the appropriate sphere for a
state's influence". This is also known as xenomania which means: "A
mania for, or an inordinate attachment to, foreign customs,
institutions, manners, fashions, etc". Mr. Alexander's letters views
have consistently emphasized a nativist position which means: "Favoring
the interests of established inhabitants over those of immigrants".
Globalism requires that we sacrifice the interests of American society
for the benefit of multi-national corporations whose bottom line is
profit, not patriotism, and inviting the world's masses with an open
border and liberal entry policies. While this is done for profits,
hypocritical facades of compassion and "we are a nation of immigrants"
are often used and abused. The extreme acculturation that results from
this is dramatic and permanent which is the goal of some.
Acculturation: "The modification of the culture of a group or individual
as a result of contact with a different culture." Immigration
restrictionists believe that to preserve traditional America and an
orderly society, we must limit entry, secure borders, deport illegals
and defeat globalism. HR 4437 is a fine start if the Senate will not
sell US out by pursuing a guest worker amnesty.
Sebastian's letter (01/23/06 ID) mentions a straightforward legal route to immigration as giving "bargaining power" to workers to rise from poverty to the middle class. The example his letter quoted, the Marielitos, benefited not only from a legal route, but more importantly, from the relatively low level of competition from other low-skilled workers immigrating at this time. The proposal Dr. Massey made, of integration with Mexico's labor market, or the basis of the "guest worker" programs we now see in Congress is to expand the US labor force to prevent wages from rising and to give control over workers to employers. Sebastian's letter might also take into account that as a result of the boatlift, the US was burdened with criminals and the mentally ill, whom Castro took the opportunity to dump on the US.
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