Comment: Passionate Defense of Immigrants in America
Politico reports on Seven Minute That Shook the Convention: How the father of a slain Muslim U.S. soldier shamed Donald Trump, upstaged Hillary Clinton and gave the country a lesson in values.

We let Mr. Khizr Khan's eloquent words speak for themselves--here is the transcript of the entire speech:

First, our thoughts and prayers are with our veterans and those who serve today. Tonight, we are honored to stand here as the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.

Like many immigrants, we came to this country empty-handed. We believed in American democracy -- that with hard work and the goodness of this country, we could share in and contribute to its blessings.

We were blessed to raise our three sons in a nation where they were free to be themselves and follow their dreams. Our son, Humayun, had dreams of being a military lawyer. But he put those dreams aside the day he sacrificed his life to save his fellow soldiers.

Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son "the best of America." If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities -- women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.

Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words "liberty" and "equal protection of law."

Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America -- you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities.

You have sacrificed nothing and no one.

We can't solve our problems by building walls and sowing division. We are stronger together. And we will keep getting stronger when Hillary Clinton becomes our next president.

You can watch the entire 7 minutes of the moving speech here.

Senator McCain, another American military hero that Donald Trump has maligned, released a statement regarding Khan family and Donald Trump that ends with:

It is time for Donald Trump to set the example for our country and the future of the Republican Party. While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.

Lastly, I'd like to say to Mr. and Mrs. Khan: thank you for immigrating to America. We're a better country because of you. And you are certainly right; your son was the best of America, and the memory of his sacrifice will make us a better nation - and he will never be forgotten.

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

Article: Don't Forget Skilled Workers Who May Have to Wait For A Few Centuries Before Getting the Green Card. By Cyrus Mehta

Article: I-601a Expansion Rule Comes Out To Cover All Case Classes With Eligibility To Immigrate Including Family Members And Those With Removal Orders. By Alan Lee, Esq.

Article: A Five Year Old's Lesson on US Immigration. By Matt Gordon

Blogging: Delivery of PERM Audit Letters Must Be Proved

Blogging: Clinton On Immigration. By Maria Schneider

Blogging: Mary's Gone Crackers Inc. Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million for Immigration Allegations. By Bruce Buchanan

Bloggings by Roger AlgaseTrump Hits New Low In Attacking Parents of Slain Muslim US Soldier     Was Roman Expulsion of the Jews a Preview For Trump's Mass Deportation?

News: OFLC Updates PERM Disclosure Data for FY 2015 Q4

News: USCIS, DHS Notice on Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

News: DHS Announces 18-Month Redesignation and Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

News: DHS OIG Completes Three Rounds of Unannounced Random Inspections of CBP and ICE Detention Facilities

News: USCIS Message - August 8 is the Deadline to Apply to Add 7 Months to a 17-Month STEM OPT Extension

Focus: ILW.COM is pleased to announce The PERM Book 2015-16 edition.
Editor: Joel Stewart; Contributors: Christian Allen, Jonathan Amdur, Davis Bae, Robert E. Banta, Susan L. Brady, Barbara Brandes, Lorna Rogers Burgess, J. Ira Burkemper, Ramon Carrion, Blake Chisam, Susan J. Cohen, Jeffrey Devore, Victoria Donoghue, Gary Endelman, Rami Fakhoury, Jane Goldblum, Paul Hejinian, Linda Kim, Howard Kushner, Christina La Brie, David Lazaar, Katherine Lopez Ley, Edwin Litwin, Benjamin M. Lowe, Joan Matheu, Margaret McCormick, Cyrus D. Mehta, Lori S. Melton, Nancy Jo-Meritt, Matt Morse, Sherry Neal, David B.Pakula, Michael E. Piston, Edwin Rubin, Linda Rose, Lawrence Rudnick, Rebecca L. Sigmund, Jay Solomon, Timothy Spridgeon, Richard Tasoff, Rohit Turkhud, Kiran Vairale-Mumtaz, Alison Walters, Nathan A. Waxman, Mitchell L. Wexler, Leon Wildes, Sofia Zneimer.

Book includes: Perm Overview , Special Comprehensive IT Section, Prevailing Wage Survival Kit; Guide to Recruitment and Advertising; Alien Control: Investors, Family Ownership and PERM; Statute and Regulations; Agency Interpretations; Roadmaps and Checklists; Sample Cases; State Workforce Agencies, and much more.

For additional information, including author biographies and purchase information, please see:
Online
Fax Form.

Headline: A Tale of Two Migration Flows - The New York Times Click here
Headline: Clinton Defends Executive Action on Immigration Click here
Headline: Ryan waivers on religious test for immigrants Click here
Headline: Immigration court delays make a mockery of U.S. justice - TheHill Click here
Headline: Trump's Social Security Plan Depends on Immigrants Click here
Headline: Princeton Plans Information Session on Supreme Court Decisions Concerning Immigration Programs Click here
Headline: Court strikes two blows for transparency in immigration judges case - POLITICO Click here

Letters of the Week:

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
August 11, 2016, 4 - 5pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Will hold a stakeholder session with USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez. USCIS representatives will answer questions about temporary protected status, refugee and asylum, family-based immigration and other issues that may be of interest to the African immigrant community. For more information and registration instructions see here.


An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2016 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM.
Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X
Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong