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Immigration Daily August 30, 2004
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BIA's Determinations Under AWO Regulation Are Not Discretionary
In Chen v. Ashcroft, No. 02-73473 (9th Cir. Aug. 10, 2004), the court said that application of both subsections A and B of the AWO regulation aka streamlining regulation is not discretionary. Addressing subsection A in this case, the court said that the Petitioner had presented a novel legal issue without BIA or federal court precedent which squarely controlled it. Addressing section B in this case, the court said that while the agency determinations that the issues presented are "insubstantial" would often warrant deference, at times that determination would be absurd.

DHS Says Jacksonville Inadvertently Deleted From US-VISIT
The DHS announced that it inadvertently deleted the Jacksonville sea port in Jacksonville, Florida from the the US- VISIT program.

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Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (275-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
How do you know that a baby is an attorney at birth?

Angelo A. Paparelli

Editor's Note: We made a grammatical error. Thanks for seeing it in a lighthearted way.

Dear Editor:
Your editorial repeats the canard that if it's not feasible to deport millions of illegal aliens, the only alternative is to "legalize" them. Aside from the fact that the mechanisms for "legalizing" such a large population would be every bit as expensive, time consuming and cumbersome as deportation, it would also do absolutely nothing to stop future illegal immigration. In fact, it would serve as a magnet--witness the large increase in apprehensions at our southern border in January following Pres. Bush's announcement of his "earned legalization" plan, which was perceived as an "amnesty" by many in Latin America. The practical, viable, and cost effective alternative is simply to enforce immigration laws as they already exist. We've already seen that enforcement works--witness the recent enforcement actions in California. These actions worked so well that illegal aliens advocates pressured the attorney general to stop them. Enforcement is no more politically impractical than amnesty (or "earned legalization"), which the bulk of the American public opposes, or mass deportation. Nor would it impose the social costs that legalization would bring, first, by showing that our laws really don't matter, and second, by opening our social programs to the multitude of illegal aliens who haven't the education or skills to earn a decent living even were they here legally.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
The only thing I have to say about your Comment: Eat Worms And Beetles, Get A Green Card is that, unfortunately, Immigration Daily is preaching to the choir. The program's premise is disgusting, exploitive and abusive. The Washington Times article referred to the show's ad that says that the "winners" will get the services of an attorney to expedite their case - thereby making people believe that attorneys can provide a means of legalizing where none exists and can speed up priority dates to boot. We need drastic changes in the law that acknowledge that we need these people and provide relief accordingly.

Nancy E. Miller
Reeves & Associates

Dear Editor:
Mark Krikorian is an ardent opponent of the kind of immigration reform that most immigration attorneys favor. Mr. Krikorian's recent comments in National Review Online on August 26, 2004 entitled "Splintered Plank" provide good insight into a group of people too few immigration attorneys spend much time trying to understand. Such insight may help shed light on how we could actually move this group our way on immigration (and how other forces appear to be doing so despite our inaction).

Honza Prchal


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New Associate
Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP of San Diego, CA is pleased to announce that Kimberley Best Robidoux has joined the firm as a senior associate. Ms. Best Robidoux is a 1996 graduate of Albany Law School at Union University. She was formerly with the Boston firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC. Ms. Best Robidoux will continue to handle all facets of business immigration law and employer sanctions compliance.

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