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    Comment: Immigration and Security
    In today's issue of Immigration Daily, we are carrying an article by Stratfor which argues that it is impossible for the government to stop every single small scale terrorist attack by individual, lone wolf terrorists like the one in Chattanooga. It argues that since 9/11 government has done a remarkable job of protecting the homeland against large scale attacks by well-funded and advanced terrorist networks against valuable or symbolic targets. Implementing systemic changes to prevent large scale attacks and making smaller attacks harder is the proper strategy for the government and it should not be judged by the impossible standard that it must prevent every terrorist attack. Otherwise, all kinds of draconian measures will be promoted as a result of a single small scale attack that would make normal life impossible.

    The same pattern applies to immigration. Government should concentrate on making mainstream large-scale immigration as simple and easy as possible, while implementing commonsensical safeguards that prevent criminals from immigrating. In spite of these safeguards, we should expect that a handful of immigrants with criminal intent will get through, and we must resist the clamor for draconian immigration restrictions when an individual immigrant is involved in a crime. Immigration is an integral part of normal life in America. The price of "perfect security" is paralysis of normal life-and such life is neither perfect nor secure.

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Share Terrorism: When Reality Meets Unrealistic Expectations. By Scott Stewart

    Article: Scott Walker's Short-Sighted Views on Immigration Policy. By Wendy Felizt

    Blogging: Federal Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children held in "deplorable conditions" . By Matthew Kolken

    News: United States Ninth Circuit OYENIRAN v. HOLDER

    News: USCIS Quick Facts on Three-Year EADS Issues Post Injunction

    Focus: The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition, coming soon!

    Editor: TBD

    Book Outline is as follows:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Part I. I-140 Introduction
    Chapter One: Editor's Introduction
    Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill

    Part II. I-140 by Herbert A. Weiss
    Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
    Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
    Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
    Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
    Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
    Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
    Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
    Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability
    Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Professional, Skilled Worker, And Other Worker
    Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
    Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
    Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
    Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions
    Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
    Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage
    Chapter Sixteen: Portability
    Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar
    Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
    Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)

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