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Immigration Daily September 15, 2004
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Well Done, Mr. Hutchinson

DHS Undersecretary Hutchinson, who oversees the largest part of the DHS including ICE, recently had a luncheon meeting with editors and reporters at the Washington Times. The Washington Times reported the extraordinary statements that Mr. Hutchinson made during the meeting. Some quotes follow:

  • "[It] is "not realistic" to think that law-enforcement authorities can arrest or deport the millions of illegal aliens now in the United States ... [Mr. Hutchinson said] taxpayers "might be afraid" to learn how much it would take in manpower and resources to control the nation's borders ... It's not realistic to say we're going to reduce [the number of undocumented aliens in the country] ...
  • " ... I don't think America has the will," he added. "I think [Americans] have too much compassion to tell our law-enforcement people to go out there and uproot those 8 million here -- some of whom might have been here 8 or 12 years, who got kids here that are American citizens -- and to send them out of the country."
  • ... although there is "strong support" nationwide for the enforcement of immigration laws and the public expects it to be accomplished, "they expect us to do it in a way consistent with our values." "Immigration has provided vitality to the growth of the country. We ought to recognize that, and that's an important principle in the development of our immigration policy. We have to be able to assimilate or integrate immigrants into our society where they can become Americans." "That is what America historically has done very well, and we don't want to lose that capacity."
DHS Undersecretary Hutchinson is the person with the greatest deportation powers in the US government. For him to make the honest assessments that he does in his statements above, is particularly noteworthy and praiseworthy. We believe that any honest person in the same position as Mr. Hutchinson would in time reach the same conclusions. Anti-immigrationists are pilloring Mr. Hutchinson for his frank and perceptive comments, but they have no proposals short of turning America into a Gestapo state where the undocumented would be shot on sight. We commend Mr. Hutchinson for his honesty and insight and look forward to large scale legalization in the not-too-distant future.


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Immigration Consultancies And The Unauthorized Practice Of Law In Canada
Susan Fernandois writes "I would posit that aliens are especially vulnerable to the incompetent, shoddy and unscrupulous practice of law, regardless of whether the practitioner is a consultant or an attorney."

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Illegible Signature On Return Receipt Insufficient To Create Presumption Of Delivery Of Order To Show Cause
In Adeyemo v. Ashcroft, No. 03-2640 (7th Cir. Sep. 2, 2004), the court said that the illegible signature on the return receipt was not enough to create a presumption of actual delivery of the Order to Show Cause to Petitioner or a responsible person at his address.

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Immigration Law Conferences
DHS has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)/International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. The new federal DHS rules apply to: Registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants. Upcoming session locations include: Seattle, WA - Monday, Sept. 27, New York, NY - Monday, Oct. 4, San Francisco, CA - Monday, Oct. 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, Nov. 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing at:, (ph) 215-222-8454, x.242, or visit

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