Rep. Tancredo To Retire
According to the Hill, "A spokesman for Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) confirmed Monday that the congressman will not seek another term in Congress in 2008, regardless of his fate in the presidential race." For the full story, see here.
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USCIS Issues Application And Receipting Update
USCIS issued an updated application and receipting update, effective as of October 26, 2007.
USCIS Terminates TPS For Burundi Nationals
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I believe, much to the shagrin of anti-immigrationists, that John H. Frecker's letter is correct in his analysis (10/29/2007) of the attitudes of the majority of Americans, who do not see legal immigration as a threat to the nation, but
rather as a necessary commity if America is to keep its place as a leader in
the 21st century. However, I am bothered by references to "secure borders"
as a goal to solving immigration problems. In reality, "Secure borders" in
the immigration debate is nothing more than government double-talk, a
buzzword for anti-immigrationism. America does not need to secure its
borders against illegals, it needs to secure its borders against terrorists
and drug dealers - functions of central intelligence and customs
enforcement, respectively. We must not equate immigration with general
lawlessness, but rather pass laws to insure that people cannot reap the
benefits of the American dream unless they are legally present in the United
States (however, I do support the concept of the DREAM Act as an exception).
Securing America's borders will never happen so long as the US government
sponsors the largest drug importers in the world, Afghanistan and Colombia
and embraces despotic governments who sponsor terrorist activities, all the
while proclaiming them to be America's allies. Truly securing America's
borders should not be a function of the USCIS, USICE or USCBP and it is
regretable that when the government moved the function of immigration
control from the US Department of Justice to the newly formed Department of
Homeland Security, that the issue of immigration became so inextricably
linked to homeland security that the issues have become hopelessy obfuscated
to the point where nothing will function properly.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
I applaud Mr. Algase's well stated letter (10/29/07 ID) about double standard and hypocrisy about white vs. non white "amnesty" on illegal immigrants. If most of these "illegals" were Italians, probably Mr. Tancredo would be happy to provide them "special" treatment as well, and he wouldn't call it as "amnesty". As Ireland economy is booming and so most of western Europe with their stronger than ever Euro, as Canada does so with its strengthening currency as well, we rarely see any of them will immigrate to the US. They will come here to shop and spend not to look for jobs paid by less attractive US dollar. Cheap USD is good for US economy because foreigners will shop and spend here more and buy more US made goods but also hurts Americans buying power as price on imports will rise. Mr. Lou Dobbs at CNN always rant about job outsourcing and how immigrants will steal jobs from "middle class" Americans, but he never offers any realistic solutions on how we can make competitive and attractive USA with strong US dollar, cheap imports and yet we can reverse the deficit into surplus by miracles. Lou Dobb's job is the one of the easiest jobs in the planet which is to complaint over and over, and I think CNN pays him too much and might to consider to outsource that job to any willing Americans or even foreigners who can complaint much better for much less.
Responding to ID's 10/26/07 comment, the following statement "A count of states with unanimous votes by both Senators from each
state reveals that the vote fell along the old Union/Confederacy line. 9 out of 14 states that unanimously voted no represent the
original Confederate states, and 12 out of 17 states that unanimously voted yes represent the original Union states. This
is the 21st century, yet sadly, we appear to have regressed back to the days of the Civil War" is irrational and reveals an ignorance of the current situation in the states which were formerly members of the Confederacy. These types of statements from both sides of the debate prevent rational discussion of the issues and drive away many who would like to come to a reasonable solution to the problem. What really is a regression to the mid-19th Century is the uncompromising attitude of both sides of the debate, that is, treating someone as evil because he or she does not agree with your opinion.
Kenneth R Washburn
To compare the votes of the DREAM Act to the tragic Civil War and the states that each side represented is completely outrageous and seems to equate anti-illegal immigration to that of the old confederacy supporting slavery (see 10/26/07 ID). The pro-open border advocates continue to believe that the majority of Americans somehow support illegal immigration or back door amnesties. This commentary is another example of how the Northern pro-open border people are out of touch with the rest of America. What part of "we don't want to reward illegal behavior with amnesty" don't you understand?
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