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Dear Editor:
After reading a number of accounts in the media concerning Kerik's inconsistent answers about his "nanny", I am of the opinion the nanny may never have existed. Kerik may be hiding his many "indiscretions" behind the nanny's skirts. On December 12, the Record (Bergen County, N.J.) reported that the nanny worked for Kerik "in 2003," while The Washington Post reported that the nanny "worked for Kerik for about 18 months and had returned to Mexico six weeks ago." The Los Angeles Times reported that the nanny "worked for him as a housekeeper and nanny for his children. She left the country about two weeks ago, under circumstances Kerik has not described." Among his problems were other controversies which may have contributed to Kerik's declining the nomination included an alleged outstanding arrest warrant from 1998, stemming from unpaid bills on the maintenance of a condominuim(documents regarding this warrant were faxed to the White House less than three hours before Kerik submitted his withdrawal of acceptance to the President), questions regarding Kerik's sale of stock in Taser International shortly before the release of an Amnesty International report critical of the company's stun-gun product, two simultaneous affairs, and connections with a construction company suspected of organized crime."

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA


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New Appointment
The Migration Policy Institute is pleased to announce that David Martin will join the Migration Policy Institute as a Non-resident Fellow, focusing on the legal aspects of migration management at the national and global levels, effective January 2005. David A. Martin is the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia, where he will continue to teach. He is the co-author with T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Hiroshi Motomura of a leading law school casebook, Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy, now in its fifth edition.

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