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Immigration Daily October 27, 2010
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Comment: Senior Democrat Warns GOP On 14th Amendment - There is a group of Americans which does not like immigrants, not because they are immigrants, but only because a huge number of immigrants are not white. As the number of immigrants and their children continues to rise in the United States, the proportion of whites in the USA is falling. This scares the racist group, because they do not want to share political and social power with those with somewhat more melanin in their skin. Fortunately for the racists, a not-insignificant number of non-white adults cannot vote because they are undocumented. Unfortunately for the racists, however, increasing numbers of the US-born children of the undocumented are reaching voting age. Naturally, the racists are terrified, and are now clutching at straws to prevent the inevitable dilution of political power held by whites. Wouldn't it be wonderful, the racists' fantasy goes, if many of these brown-skinned hordes couldn't vote? They thus want to abandon the ancient common-law doctrine of jus soli (citizenship through soil of birth), older than our Republic, and one on which our Republic has always run, in favor of the European doctrine of jus sanguini (citizenship through blood of ancestors), suggesting that we transfer to the US the bloody mess of internecine warfare which has long characterized Europe. Most of these folks would like nothing better than a law passed by a Republican Congress to dis-enfranchise the US-born children of the undocumented. However, some of the legal scholars among the racists have now recognized that such a law is unlikely to pass constitutional muster, and that the only hope of realizing the racist fantasy is to re-visit the 14th amendment which re-affirmed jus soli. In this, unfortunately, the racists are supported by many GOP leaders who have suggested that hearings be held in the 112th Congress to re-examine the 14th amendment. Immigration Daily has run several commentaries highlighting the risks of even discussing amendments to the 14th amendment (see, Fighting Words). Put bluntly, there is a small, but serious, risk of violence if the GOP persists in this mis-guided path. It appears that a few Americans of vision (unfortunately only Democrats for now) are speaking out - Politico reports: "[Jesse Jackson, Sr., former Democratic Presidential candidate] told POLITICO: Republican talk about changing the 14th Amendment is "threatening" and "divisive." Mr. Jackson went on to say:

"Tampering with the 14th Amendment sends signals of states' rights. It sends signals of backsliding of equality Even for them to run on platforms questioning the 14th Amendment, we are backsliding. Questioning the 14th Amendment, we do not think that is healthy. A call to rally against these basic amendments is always threatening."
Mr. Jackson wisely warns "We all have a vested interest in the security of the 14th Amendment." Immigration Daily here takes the liberty of expanding on Mr. Jackson's statement: all of us, Republicans and Democrats benefit equally from not questioning the settled meaning of the 14th amendment all of us, Northerners and Southerners have an equal interest in the stability and security of the 14th Amendment. We commend Mr. Jackson for his wise counsel, and urge Republicans who see the light on this issue to caution their fellow GOPers against the foolishness of even discussing amending the 14th amendment for down that dark path lies much misery to all.

Article: Germany and the Failure of Multiculturalism by George Friedman

Article: The Hispanic Vote In The Upcoming 2010 Elections by Steven A. Camarota and Ashley Monique Webster

Article: AILA Calls for the End of the 287(g) Immigration Enforcement Program by Matthew Kolken

Article: Arizona Loses Another Court Battle Over Anti-Immigrant Law by Greg Siskind

News: HUD Issues Final Rule On Violence Against Women Act Conforming Amendments

News: DOS Issues Final Rule On Exchange Visitor Program Secondary School Students

News: Myers Memo On Field Guidance On Enforcement Actions At Sensitive Community Locations

News: USCIS Issues Factsheet For Redesign Of Naturalization Certificate To Enhance Security

News: USCIS Issues Q And A On Redesign Of Naturalization Certificate To Enhance Security

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

Focus: Business Immigration Law
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Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals
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Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas
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Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions
Chapter 9: Tax Issues
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Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status
Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors
Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers
Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals
Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities
Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
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Headline: The Nobel Case for Immigration: 1 in 4 Nobel laureates are foreign-born. Immigrants, it seems, are chronic overachievers http://ow.ly/30cEg
Headline: Obama Vows to Push Immigration Changes http://ow.ly/2ZTA5 OK, so where's the TPS4all ?
Headline: PERM Book 2d. Ed: Your Book for PERM Rule, Analysis and Comments, ETA forms, Memos, Roadmaps & Checklists. Get your copy http://ow.ly/2Mp91
Headline: H-1B Visas: A Case for Open Immigration of Highly Skilled Foreign Workers http://ow.ly/2ZNuy
Headline: Obama's immigration answer: Vote for Reid http://ow.ly/2ZMgj Obama has the power to grant TPS2all, but he wont use it
Headline: Republican Latino candidates are poised to win key races http://ow.ly/2ZLqN
Headline: RT @AP_S_Gamboa Judge in AZ case has own immigration story: http://t.co/ER2jGme
Headline: Immigration hard-liners to lead Judiciary? http://ow.ly/2ZHMb
Headline: Harry Reid aide fired in immigration flap http://ow.ly/2ZHKQ
Headline: CLE Seminar on October 28: Employer Compliance for Experts: I-9 Completion, Record Keeping. Do not delay, sign-up today http://ow.ly/2Zwob
Headline: Law Firms Feel Pressure From New Breed of Competitors http://ow.ly/2ZFz7
Headline: Immigration Reform: Election 2010 Legislative Issue Major Topic http://ow.ly/2ZABE
Headline: Immigration Issues Galvanize Hispanic Voters: they converged on the State Capitol to show their opposition http://ow.ly/2ZArF

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has multiple openings for Assistant Immigration Paralegals at our offices in Reston, Virginia. These positions involve challenging and substantive legal work, with a primary focus on assisting the firm's attorneys and senior paralegals in preparing and filing temporary and permanent visa petitions and applications on behalf of professional workers. These positions require excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and computer skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrated ability to produce an accurate work product within a fast paced environment, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and other duties as assigned. A bachelor's degree is required. Prior experience in business immigration casework is a plus. Goel & Anderson offers challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities with highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to careers@goellaw.com. All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan immigration law firm seeks bilingual paralegal (Spanish/English) on a part-time basis (3 days a week), with future potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business/family immigration applications. Must have BA degree, excellent writing, verbal, case management & client relationship skills. Experience preferred. Competitive compensation package. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and government agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to mlhr@mintz.com.

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Immigrant Tax Services
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Newark, NJ, November 6 - US Senator Frank Lautenberg and the NJ Institute of Technology is proud to host "Immigration Conference 2010." This conference will consist of information sessions with USCIS, DOS, CBP, DHS and ICE. The purpose of this event is to enhance relationships and build new partnerships with stakeholders and community organizations who are interested in USCIS policies and operations. To RSVP and more info, e-mail Leslie_Tejada@lautenberg.senate.gov.

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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