Comment: The Folly of Trump's Great Wall
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on why Trump's Wall is a bad idea; and an article presenting tips for 2016 H-1B season. Also see a blog on a recent BALCA decision; and read CBP commissioner written testimony for the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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Article: Former Mexican President Says Country Not Paying for a Stupid, Useless Wall. By Wendy Feliz

Article: Tips for H-1B Season 2016. By Alan Lee, Esq.

Blogging: BALCA Overturns Denial Where Mailed in ETA Form 9089 was Denied for Failure to Confirm Sponsorship. By Cadence Moore

Blogging: What Do Jewish Talmudic Law and Islamic Sharia Law Have In Common? By Roger Algaseo

News: CBP Commissioner Written Testimony for the House Committee on Homeland Security

News: DOS Final Rule on Official Passports

News: USCIS Message - Updated Edition of Form I-131 Posted Today

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