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Immigration Daily September 16, 2010
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Comment: A Charade - In a charade designed to pull the wool over the eyes of those who care about immigrants, the current Democratic leadership has called many meetings in Washington DC this week and next. The cynical architects of this strategy measure their success in TV airtime and the ballot box in November, not in votes cast by members of Congress when in legislative session. From President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid and onwards down the ranks of the Democratic leadership, the message is that they will push for enacting DREAM and will introduce a CIR bill. We would call the introduction of a CIR bill in the Senate on the last day of the 111th Congress a sick joke on immigrants, were it not so sad for the millions suffering in silence. The Democratic leadership intends to fool the folks watching on Univision into seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. The Democratic leadership is joined in this coldly calculated vote-catching ploy by a host of supposedly pro-immigrant advocates, in DC and across the country.
President Obama intends to blame the Republicans for the inevitable legislative failure of all these much-ballyhooed initiatives,
he said as much in a recent report in The Hill: "Without the kind of bipartisan effort we had just a few short years ago, we cant get these reforms across the finish line. But their leadership has made reaching 60 votes the norm for nearly everything the Senate has to do And the American peoples business is on hold because, simply put, the other partys platform has been 'no.'" Let us take Mr. Obama at his word. Let us hold him responsible for not a single Republican vote, but only for all Democratic No votes on DREAM. We invite the President to persuade the following Democratic Senators to vote YES on DREAM: Pryor, Landrieu, McCaskill, Baucus, Tester, Hagan, Conrad, Johnson, Warner, Goodwin, Nelson of Nebraska, Begich, Dorgan and Lincoln. The number of Democratic NOs on DREAM (in addition to those who weasel out by voting present or remaining absent for the vote) is the acid test of whether the Democratic leadership is in earnest or is simply pretending to do something to lock in the immigrant vote to stymie the inevitable losses less than 7 weeks away. While TV continues to be important in influencing votes, the internet has made it harder for the old political games of fooling the electorate to be played quite as blithely as before. The votes, or lack thereof, on the Senate floor will tell the real score soon enough. Immigration Daily will keep you on top of the (in)action.

Article: Gutierrez: Support For Rahm's Mayoral Run Tied To DREAM Act by Greg Siskind

Article: Study: Limited Access to Legal Counsel in Immigration Detention Facilities Jeopardizes a Fair Day in Court by Matthew Kolken

News: EOIR Releases Memo On Operating Policies And Procedures Memorandum 10-01: Procedures for Handling Requests for a Stipulated Removal Order

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Chapter One: Removal Proceedings
Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter Three: Grounds Of Removal
Chapter Four: Contesting Removability
Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status
Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings
Chapter Three: Cancellation Of Removal For LPRs and INA 212(c) Relief
Chapter Four: Cancellation Of Removal For Non-LPRs
Chapter Five: NACARA
Chapter Six: Asylum and Withholding Of Removal
Chapter Seven: Convention Against Torture
Chapter Eight: Voluntary Departure
Chapter Nine: Naturalization As A Defense To Removal
Chapter Ten: Other Relief
Chapter One: Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals
Chapter Two: Motions to Reopen
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