Comment: Heckler's Manifesto
The Huffington Post carries an open letter to President Obama from Ju Hong, the heckler who interrupted the President's immigration speech in San Francisco. He eloquently points out that the administration's deportation policy is hurting the Asian/Pacific Islander community just as it is hurting the Latino community.

Immigration reform is not only a Latino issue, it's also an Asian and Pacific Islander issue -- in fact, it is a human rights issue. Currently, two million of the estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in our country come from Asia. Under your administration, 250,000 undocumented Asian/Pacific Islander immigrants have been deported… Interestingly, you talked about Angel Island during your speech. What you did not mention, however, is that more people are detained every single day in detention today than were detained yearly at Angel Island. You recognized Angel Island as a dark period in Chinatown's history, but you failed to recognize that more Asians and Pacific Islanders are in detention today than were in detention under the Chinese Exclusion Act. In fact, your administration detains up to 34,000 people per day, a record number of detainees in U.S. history.
While the President cannot do everything he would like to do on immigration on his own, there is no excuse for not doing what he can do to heal the ailing communities suffering under draconian deportation policies. Share your thoughts by writing to

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Focus: Law, Regulations, and Interpretations: The Practicalities of Enforcement
The third and final session of the Seminar Series on "Inside Immigration Compliance" will be taking place this Thursday, December 5th. The Discussion Leader will be Dawn Lurie and other speakers for this series will be Kevin Lashus, Julie Myers, Angelo Paparelli, Mary Pivec, and Jennifer Sultan. The curriculum for this session will be as follows:

  • Civil and criminal enforcement actions: past, present, and future
  • Administrative fine assessments, criminal prosecutions, settlements and challenges
  • OCAHO-Administrative Law decisions: how to learn from the past
  • Office of Special Counsel decisions and debates
  • The NLRB and E-Verify ... what do companies with a Union workforce need to know?

The deadline to register for this session is December 3rd. For additional information, including a detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and to register, please see;
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Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 11, 2013 - 2:00-3:30pm [EST] - USCIS invites you to participate in a webinar to discuss the various relief options available to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes. During this training, subject matter experts from the USCIS Vermont Service Center and Office of Policy and Strategy will provide an overview of the T and U visa, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), USCIS officials will be available to answer your questions at the conclusion of the presentation. To register, please see

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