Comment: Republicans Drop The Fig Leaf
Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, has joined Mr. Trump in immigration lunacy. Both Republicans want to (1) build a wall (undoubtedly with a moat full of sharks with lasers) (2) unleash a terror campaign in the USA to deport the undocumented (with an American Gestapo assuredly) (3) stop the legal immigration system entirely. For over a decade, Republicans have said that the GOP is NOT against legal immigration, merely against unlawful immigration. Immigration Daily has long held that this a fig leaf - and that the true position of all those against full scale legalization (including a rapid path to citizenship) is that they are viscerally anti-immigrant. Now, the fig leaf has dropped, and the GOP position stands revealed - it is Senator Sessions's position - at least in so far as Mr. Walker and Mr. Trump are concerned. One can laugh off Mr. Trump, he is just a joke, but Mr. Walker stands a serious chance to secure the GOP nomination for the country's highest office.

The lesson is clear - a small but significant chunk of GOP core voters are living on another planet. The facts that Mr. Trump's plan has no chance of making it thru any Congress, or that even if it did, it cannot possibly ever be made to work, mean absolutely nothing to these GOP fanatics - they simply want to be pandered to, and there is no hero among the GOP able to stand up to immigration idiocy (Sen. Graham's brave stance against Mr. Trump notwithstanding). Immigration advocates should take note of Mr. Walker's perfidy, and the next time immigration matters come up for discussion, adopt a take-no-prisoners approach - all benefits, no enforcement, immediate citizenship for the undocumented, and full voting rights for all non-citizens. Even such a hardline pro-immigrant position may not balance the scales enough. We urge immigrant advocates to draft bills and resolutions calling for mass deportations of anti-immigrationists, and confiscation of their property. While stooping to the low level of your opponents is not usually a good strategy, we fear that demagogy must be met by demagogy given the depths to which the GOP has sunk the debate to. At the very least, such drafting will be cathartic.

We pray for a saner America and that sobriety and sense will return to public discourse on immigration this fall.

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Focus: Seminar - Removal for Experts
The third session of the ILW.com seminar series, "Removal for Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, August 20h. The Discussion Leader is David Wilson and other speakers for this series include Philip Eichorn, Matt Kriezelman, Lory Rosenberg, Priscillia Sundah Suntoso, Kimberly Sutton, Michael S. Vastine. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - Bond / Detention / Habeas
(You will receive a CD-ROM of this session)

  • Discussion of bond practices nationally
  • Discussion of common issues with ISAP
  • Factors for ICE's standardized enforcement priority system
  • Discussion of finality of convictions
  • Habeas in the immigration context

SECOND Phone Session on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - 751s in Removal Proceedings
(You will receive a CD-ROM of this session)
  • Step-by-step analysis
  • When NTA has been issued
  • Taking the I-751 to trial
  • On federal appeal
  • Other issues

THIRD Phone Session on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - Crimmigration update

For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
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Don't delay, act today. The registration deadline for the third session is Tuesday, August 18th at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

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August 21, 2015, 1 - 2:30pm (Eastern). The Department of Labor will hold a webinar on "H-2B 2015 Final Wage Rule." Due to the large number of participants, callers will not have the ability to ask questions over the phone line. However, you will be able to submit your questions through the webinar chat function or by emailing your questions in advance to flc.pwd@dol.gov. Please use the email subject line, "Questions for H-2B 2015 Final Wage Rule Webinar." To participate by phone call 1-866-802-1864 and enter access passcode 5123029. Or goto https://dol.webex.com/dol/onstage/g.php?d=645791036&t=a. If prompted, enter the event password: Welcome!23


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