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Immigration Daily January 5, 2004
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Editor's Comments

CSPA And Other Children Issues

Post-IIRIRA and post-9/11, increased numbers of family-based immigrants have sought legal counsel as formerly easy and straight-forward matters became increasingly complex and needed a lawyer's guidance. The Child Status Protection Act is one of the most confusing and complex areas of immigration law with legal surprises (pleasant and unpleasant) lurking in unsuspected corners. Our upcoming telephonic seminar will discuss the CSPA and other issues connected to children in immigration law. The seminar includes an in-depth Q&A period where you can pose questions regarding your cases to the distinguished practitioners on the panel. This seminar is also a great training tool for the entire law firm staff (one registration covers everyone sharing a speakerphone). The seminar is offered by phone, so law offices around the country can participate.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 6th. For more info, including detailed curriculum and speaker bios, see: (Fax version:


Children's Issues And Legislative Changes In Family Immigration - Telephonic Seminar Session

The curriculum for the January phone session of ""All In The Family" - Current Issues In Family-Based Immigration" is as follows:

Phone Session on January 8: Children's Issues and Legislative Changes

  • Child Status Protection Act - Age out protection for children of Permanent residents, refugees and asylees, and DV lottery winners
  • Step children
  • Children born out of wedlock
  • Adoption
  • DREAM Act and other Pending legislation
The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 6th. For more info, including detailed curriculum and speaker bios, see: (Fax version:

Featured Article

Presidential Papers Historical Series: Special Message to the Congress Recommending Amendments to the Refugee Relief Act
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) sent this Special Message to the Congress Recommending Amendments to the Refugee Relief Act on May 27, 1955.

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Immigration Law News

Executive Order On Arrivals And Departures
President Bush issued an Executive Order regarding the assignment of functions relating to Arrivals in and Departures from the United States.

Employer Reporting Undocumented Alien To INS Must Pay $200K Damages To Alien Says Jury
India West reports through NCM Online that a jury has awarded $200K in compensation to an undocumented alien who was reported to the INS by his employer.

Immigration Is Solution To The Coming Massive Labor Shortage
The Houston Chronicle reports on the coming labor shortage as the baby boomer generation begins to retire.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
The article by Mark Krikorian in Immigration Daily's December 31, 2003 issue, entitled, "Fewer Immigrants, A Warmer Welcome: Fixing A Broken Immigration Policy", is a welcome, and intelligently conceived, analysis of our broken immigration policy and procedure. Regardless of one's views, either liberal or conservative, logical or emotional, on the issue of U.S. immigration policy, there is no doubt that logic, rather than emotion, must fix the system. Mr. Krikorian's comprehensive observations and suggestions have come the closest to the logical reality of fix than any I have seen offered to date. In forging the future of U.S. immigration policy, the Bush administration would be wise in seeking the counsel of voices in tune with the expression of Mr. Krikorian in this article. The bottom line is that the Bush administration must take swift and decisive action, devoid of politics and special interest pandering, to completely re-write our archaic and piece-meal immigration law and fragmented regulations, and to adequately fund and staff the adjudication section of the Citizenship & Immigration Service and the DOL/ETA Labor Certification process. There simply can be nothing less than a total solution to the immigration mess in which we find ourselves on the last day of the year 2003 - The "band-aid" approach by slapping on salves and adhesives to our non-responsive immigration laws and regulations that we have seen since the last major re-write of immigration law in 1957 simply will not work any longer. Let us hope that amid the controversy over foreign policy and political campaign rhetoric, in 2004 somebody in Washington, D.C., will be listening -- with eyes wide open.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Take a look at our cities with high illegal populations and you will see: increased crime, teen pregnancy, social funds abuse, drug making and use, school with the lowest scores and highest non-graduates, gang activity, and high unemployment. Why would we want to legalize illegals that would encourage decades after decades of ruining our cities? As one Hispanic put it, the White Flight is happening today. It can only stop when illegals are gotten rid of.

Ronald Chun

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