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  • Mar 7 - Champion Or Deporter-in-Chief?

    Comment: Champion Or Deporter-in-Chief?
    The Washington Post reports that President Obama attempted to defend his immigration track record by saying that he is the Champion-in-Chief and not the Deporter-in-Chief, as some immigration advocates, like us, have claimed.

    President Obama dismissed criticism Thursday from immigration advocates who called him the "deporter-in-chief" and instead declared himself the "champion-in-chief" of comprehensive immigration reform. At a town hall meeting with Latinos at the Newseum, Obama faced tough questions about his record on deportations of undocumented immigrants, which this month is set to top 2 million since he took office. "Since I ran for president, I've pushed for comprehensive immigration reform, and I will continue to push," Obama said. "I am the champion-in-chief of comprehensive immigration reform. But until Congress passes new laws, I am constrained in what I am able to do."
    What do you think of President Obama's claim about being a champion for immigration reform? Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Comparison of the Dutch Highly Skilled Migrant Scheme and the European Union Blue Card Scheme for highly skilled workers By Edward C. Corrigan and Li Tian

    Blogging: US ADDS CHILE TO VISA WAIVER PROGRAM By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: Why Has the Asylum Office Skipped My Case? By Jason Dzubow

    Bloggings by Greg Siskind:  Visa Restrictions Slapped on Bad Actors in Ukraine;  Kerlikowske Appointed CBP Chief;  Immigrant of the Day: Barkhad Abdi - Nominee for Academy Award

    Bloggings by Roger Algase:  Does USCIS Definition of H-1B "Specialty Occupation" Make Sense?;  USCIS's Senseless Definition of H-1B "Specialty Occupation": Part 2.

    News: Secretary Johnson Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    News: DHS Publishes Final Rule on Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse andAssault in Confinement Facilities

    News: DHS Releases Statement by Secretary Johnson on the COnfirmation of DHS Nominees

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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