Comment: Republicans to Repeat their 2012 Mistake
There is a small, but persistent, faction within the Republican Party that - as far as immigration is concerned - has taken leave of its senses. This traitorous bunch refuses to offer anything positive on immigration, since they don't find anything positive in immigration. Mitt Romney, who was once upon a time a sensible Republican, took leave of his senses during the 2012 campaign, and had the audacity to suggest that "attrition through enforcement" can be called an immigration "strategy. We deplore the GOP's idiotic position on immigration during the previous Presidential campaign, and are determined to loudly note that such a position is not an American one, and thus not an acceptable one. Our warning is prompted by media reports that Mr. Romney is considering running for his party's nomination one more time. We have no problem with this should Mr. Romney publicly reject his 2012 immigration platform, and adopt one that is friendly to immigrants. Short of that occurring, we believe that politicians running on vile platforms should not be given a second glance by Republican donors, and Republican voters. We urge the GOP to roundly reject Mr. Romney.

Article: The Laboratories Of Democracy: State Initiative And Promotion Of Immigration Reform. By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

Article: Burden of Proof As Dual Burdens of Production and Persuasion - Amicus Brief. By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Pool Company Owner Jailed, Fined $78K for Hiring Unauthorized Workers. By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: AAO Disregards H-1B Law By Denying Petitions With Level 1 LCA's. By Roger Algase

Blogging: EB-3 CATEGORY GREAT NEWS IN FEBRUARY VISA BULLETIN! By Carl Shusterman

Bloggings By Greg Siskind: Visalaw.com Starts Third Decade; Siskind's Immigration Bulletin is out; Ideas for Visa Modernization?

News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for February 2015

News: DHS Notice of Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to Citizens of the Republic of Panama

Focus: Removals and Waivers
The second session of the ILW.com seminar series, "Executive Action: Analysis and Practice Pointers" will be taking place this Thursday, January 15th. The Discussion Leaders will be Greg Siskind, and other speakers for this series include Judd Azulay, Kerry Bretz, Matthew Hirsch, Angelo Paparelli, Lory Rosenberg, Ben Winograd, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

  • DHS' new enforcement priorities
  • The new border strategy
  • Prosecutorial discretion
  • The end of Secure Communities
  • Expansion of provisional waivers
  • New hardship waiver standards


The registration deadline for this session is January 13th at 11:59 pm. Miss the first session? Don't worry - we'll send you a recording of it! For additional information including detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and to register, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201416.shtm
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
January 15, 2015, 11am (ET), the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will pressent a webinar on "The County-Level View of Unauthorized Immigrants and Implications for Executive Action Implementation." Join experts from MPI to discuss some of the interesting county-level findings, and hear from top officials from Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and the National Council of La Raza about the implications of the data for implementation of the DACA and DAPA programs. For more information see here.


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