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  • H1B Visa holders see the other side of the coin

    02/04/2009 10:16:22 AM PST · by spintreebob · 22 replies · 1,939+ views
    When you are here in the USA as an H1B visa holder, your company sponsors you, and you live your life. When your company goes into layoff mode, and H1B visa holders are suddenly without employment and sponsorship, life can quickly turn into a nightmare, with people often being sent back home immediately unless they can get new employment. BAE law group in Seattle is offering a number of free seminars for H1B visa holders that I hope they broadcast on the internet. This is not an issue that is confined to Seattle only, and in my understanding of this...
  • Latino helps others build union power [Illegals entitled to Union/prevailing wages]

    02/19/2008 9:18:04 AM PST · by XR7 · 27 replies · 1,222+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 2/19/08 | Sanjay Bhatt
    Striding onto a Seattle-area work site with a white hard hat, Jimmy Matta converses in Spanish with Latino laborers who carry paintbrushes, power drills or spackling tools. How much are you getting paid? How many hours are you working? Matta gives them his business card, promises his help and drives off to the next site. A decade of organizing Latino construction workers is paying off for Matta, 32, who recently became the first Latino organizing director of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. Born in Idaho to illegal migrant farmworkers, Matta spent much of his early childhood in the...
  • Ensign leads on immigration

    02/03/2008 4:50:41 AM PST · by rellimpank · 9 replies · 332+ views
    The U.S. Senate finally appears to understand that American citizens do not want illegal immigrants rewarded for breaking the law, and Nevada Sen. John Ensign is a big reason why. The economic stimulus bill approved by the Senate Finance Committee last week included a measure that requires tax rebate recipients and dependent children to have valid Social Security numbers. That measure was introduced by Sen. Ensign after he pointed out that the rebate legislation, if not amended, would allow illegal immigrants working under fraudulent taxpayer identification numbers to receive checks. "I am not sure the American taxpayer would like people...
  • Immigration 2008

    01/10/2008 5:09:45 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies · 177+ views
    NRO ^ | 10 jan 08 | Victor Davis Hanson
    With the war in Iraq politically on the backburner, illegal immigration is heating up as a campaign issue. The public wants action, and the candidates are scrambling to react. Sen. Hillary Clinton’s sure nomination was first questioned when she flubbed an easy debate question about driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. Sen. John McCain’s recovery took off when he backed away from his support of immigration reform that did not first ensure the closure of the border. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is no longer for “sanctuary cities” that shield illegal aliens from arrest. Like former Gov. Mike Huckabee, he’s now a...
  • Senate (Sessions) Speech On Amnesty Bill

    05/25/2007 8:53:21 AM PDT · by angkor · 21 replies · 363+ views
    C-SPAN2 ^ | 5/25/07 | Self
    Don't know how much longer this will last, but on C-SPAN2 Sen. Sessions is ripping apart the Shamnesty bill, and has been doing so for the last 45 minutes. Point by point, line by line, he's decoding the impossible requirements of the bill, some of which are so ridiculous that he's actually been laughing at them. This is refreshing straight talk from a Senator. Prior to Sessions, McCrazy gave a lengthy speech that started out sounding like a critique of the bill. Then (remember this is McCrazy we're talking about), he went on to pout and complain and insist that...
  • Media in ERROR -- Immigration-Reduction did NOT lose at the polls

    11/12/2006 10:01:22 AM PST · by AmericaOne · 32 replies · 2,308+ views
    From: Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA Date: Saturday, November 11, 2006 11:30 ET Veterans Day Get this info out to others -- Toughness on immigration did NOT cost candidates their election DEAR FRIENDS, AMERICAN VOTERS DID not TURN AGAINST TOUGHER ENFORCEMENT OR LOWER IMMIGRATION. I have some important new statistics that should give you comfort -- and that you may want to share with a lot of others. Oh, I'm sure you've seen or read discouraging claims from Fred Barnes, Michael Barone, the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, Tamar Jacoby or dozens of ivory tower newspaper editorial writers since the...
  • Sanctuary City Plan Leads To Heated Protests (pics)

    09/23/2006 9:21:50 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 8 replies · 828+ views
    KFMB ^ | Sun Sep 24, 2006
    National City was the scene of a fight over illegal immigration Saturday. Critics of mayor Nick Inzunza are upset with what they see as a plan to declare National City a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Saturday, local minuteman clashed with Inzunza's supporters. On one side of the street there was a minuteman rally. On the other side were migrant suporters. In the middle were 130 officers who were called in to keep the peace, and law enforcement needed every one of them.
  • Important Immigration Update from Senator Elizabeth Dole

    05/20/2006 2:10:25 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 39 replies · 1,362+ views
    GOPSenators.com ^ | 5/19/06 | Elizabeth Dole
    From :  Senator Elizabeth Dole <news@gopsenators.com> Sent :  Friday, May 19, 2006 8:49 PM To :  <Brilliant> Subject :  Important Immigration Update | | | Elizabeth DoleChair, NRSC Hello folks, The Senate has been debating various aspects of immigration this week to strengthen border security and reform our nation's immigration policy. I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know what's really been going on, and where Republicans and Democrats stand on these critical issues. When given the opportunity to vote for true border security--including 370 miles of triple-layered fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along our border with Mexico--15 Democrats voted against the proposal....
  • The Sunday Shows (Guest line-ups)

    04/08/2006 6:57:50 PM PDT · by buckeyesrule · 8 replies · 392+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 9, 2006 | N/A
    War Stories Fox News Sunday U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) Immigration Nation Meet the Press Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) Sen. Mel Martinez (D., Fla.) Rep. Henry Bonilla (R., Tex.) Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R., Ariz.) Rep. Luis Guiterrez (D., Ill) Immigration Nation II Face the Nation Rep. Tom Tancredo (R., Col.) Rep. Xavier Becerra (D., Calif.) GM chair Richard Wagoner The New Majority This Week House Majority Leader John Boehner Ex-Ambassador Joe Wilson ’Zona to Zinni to Zalmay Late Edition Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) Retired Gen. Anthony Zinni...
  • (Vanity) Possible new approach on existing illegal immigrants

    04/06/2006 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NECAWA · 13 replies · 396+ views
    4/6/06 | NECAWA
    Please excuse this vanity post. I respect the cumulative expertise on this forum and would value your thoughts on the following. The need to improve security on our borders seems obvious. Less obvious is how best to deal with our existing illegal immigrant population. We don’t really even know how many people are involved, how old they are, how many are in our schools, what other services they are using, how many of them are currently employed, etc. It’s little wonder that Congress is at loggerheads. Shouldn’t Congress first accurately scope the problem and prevent it from growing still larger,...
  • Legal observers eye Minutemen

    03/24/2006 10:56:22 AM PST · by JZelle · 35 replies · 625+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-24-06 | Keyonna Summers
    Maryland's largest immigrant advocacy group is training supporters to keep close watch on the members of an illegal-alien watchdog group as they monitor day laborers. CASA of Maryland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland have offered four training sessions for legal observers who would videotape and document interactions between the Maryland Minutemen and day laborers seeking work. About 70 people, many of them law students, have attended the training sessions, organizers say. "Both groups have the constitutional right to public right of ways and to free speech," CASA staff attorney Steve Smitson told about 20 people Wednesday at...
  • The McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill

    05/29/2005 7:16:06 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 34 replies · 894+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 27, 2005 | Rich Lowry
    This bipartisan deal cut by Sen. John McCain is noxious. No, the issue isn't judges. (Or campaign finance, or health care...) It's illegal immigration and a proposal that has just been cooked up by the Arizona maverick and the Massachusetts non-maverick Sen. Ted Kennedy to grant an amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Under the bill, illegals would have to work in the U.S. — which they are already doing — for six years as legal temporary workers, then they would be eligible to apply for green cards. Also, a new category of guest workers would be created who would...
  • Congressman pushes tough immigration policy

    05/03/2005 8:38:34 PM PDT · by arnoldpalmerfan · 25 replies · 525+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | May 3, 2005 | Jesse Fanciulli
    U.S. Rep's Tom Tancredo's views on immigration have alienated him from a White House occupied by his own party and have made him a whipping boy for those who favor liberal immigration policies. In a Greeley ballroom Monday night, Tancredo's views earned him three standing ovations.
  • For Salvadorans, U.S. renews work permits (ILLEGAL ALIENS from El Salvador)

    01/06/2005 12:43:25 AM PST · by nanak · 25 replies · 506+ views
    miami.com ^ | 01/06/2005 | ALFONSO CHARDY
    Anguish in the Salvadoran community abated Wednesday evening when the federal immigration service said it had decided to renew the temporary work and residence permits of almost 250,000 Salvadoran migrants. An official with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said the reason for renewing the permits was because El Salvador was still rebuilding after massive earthquakes that struck the country in 2001. The disaster provided the reason for granting 248,282 undocumented Salvadorans in the United States so-called Temporary Protected Status. TPS permits enable undocumented foreign nationals to stay and work in the country for up to 18 months without fear of...
  • Edward Abbey: "Immigration and Liberal Taboos"

    05/19/2003 6:41:49 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 48 replies · 434+ views
    One Life at a Time, Please | 1988 | Edward Abbey
    Mondays really suck. Even if they’re busy, they still manage to be boring. Liberals and government goofs tend to lie low on Mondays, as if they know that conservatives are particularly testy on that day and dangerous to provoke. I hate being bored. I’ve tried most of the more popular sins at least once, so tonight I’m taking a shot at what quite a few Freepers would call Heresy. Introduced for your perusal is a short essay from 1988 by the erstwhile patron saint of environmental extremists, Edward Abbey, author of The Monkey Wrench Gang. I say erstwhile as he...
  • (Arizona) Law enforcement agencies plan new crackdown on illegal-immigrant smuggling

    04/10/2003 8:29:30 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 18 replies · 422+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 10 April 2003 | C.J. Karamargin
    Arizona law enforcement agencies Thursday vowed to crack down on smugglers who lead border crossers to their deaths in the state's deserts. U.S. Attorney Paul K. Charlton announced the formation of "Operation Desert Risk," a joint local, tribal, federal, and state effort to reduce deaths and cut crimes associated with smuggling. "Our message to those who would smuggle individuals across our Arizona deserts is that you will go to prison," Charlton said. "Our message to those who would be led through the deserts by these smugglers who care nothing for anything but money is to stay home and stay safe."...
  • SIGN TROOPS ON THE BORDER PETETION

    06/20/2002 9:47:17 PM PDT · by Pistol · 39 replies · 271+ views
    E-mail from American Patrol ^ | June 21,2002 | Glenn Spencer
    From: glenn@americanpatrol.com Date: Fri, Jun 21, 2002, 4:24am (EDT+4) Subject: TROOPS PETITIONSIGN TROOPS ON THE BORDER PETITION (Some did not get the last alert on this) TOM TANCREDO JUST ON KABC RADIO IN LOS ANGELES! (8 pm Pacific) He has more than 10,000 signatures on his petition to demand Bush puts troops on the border. He says he needs one million!I SIGNED, HAVE YOU? LOG ON AND SIGN UP NOWhttp://www.house.gov/tancredo/Immigration/immig_petition.htm And pass the word along. Glenn Spencer