Comment: Not Your Father’s GOP
The fringe positions on immigration to which the GOP has migrated are highlighted by David Bier in a recent HuffingtonPost commentary. Mr. Bier reminds readers that GOP’s criticism of DACA as an unconstitutional exercise of executive authority is not only legally incorrect, but also hypocritical when evaluated against the policies and actions of all Republican Presidents from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush. Mr. Reagan implemented a form of deferred action as part of IRCA in 1986 while Mr. Bush used it in reference to immigrant victims of Hurricane Katrina as recently as 2005. Mr. Bier’s tracing of the GOP’s past words and action can be found here. The closing paragraph is of particular note: “Today’s Republicans have not only abandoned their predecessors, but also the Constitution’s framers. With the presidential pardon power, America’s founders explicitly recognized a role for executive discretion. Federalist 74 justifies the power by saying that ‘without an easy access to exceptions in favor of unfortunate guilt, justice would wear a countenance too sanguinary and cruel.’ Never has the concept of ‘unfortunate guilt’ applied more concretely than to children brought illegally to America through no fault of their own. Calls to expel them runs counter to America's founding principles, and in this case, current law.” Is the writer’s take on law and history correct? Is the GOP out of order? Share your thoughts with us at

Article: Disentangling Immigration and International Development in the United States by Aaron Terrazas For The Migration Policy Institute

Bloggings: ICE Is Arresting Parents As They Drop-off Their Children At Elementary School by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Failed Asylum Seeker Stuck in Samoa by Jason Dzubow

News: ICE Memo On Focusing Enforcement Actions On Sensitive Locations

News: Seventh Circuit Upholds Ortego-Cabrera On Necessity Of Good Moral Character For Cancellation Of Removal

Today's Obama's Childhood Arrivals Promise Graph

Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers - Early Bird Registration
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, November 16 in Houston, TX. The curriculum is as follows:

Morning Session For Investor's Counsel

  • Lawfully Advising on Project Choices
  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • 829 Petitions and Documenting Job Creation
  • Ethical Considerations in EB-5 Practice (1.0 EPR Credit)
Lunch Presentation
Afternoon Session For Regional Centers and Regional Center Counsel Economist Panel

  • Economist Issues: TEAs, Job Creation Models, Tenant Occupancy Issues
  • Marketing Projects in Compliance with U.S. Securities Law
  • Developing the 924 Petition
  • Projects, Project Selection and Marketing Experiences From an Established Regional Center
  • Legally and Effectively Marketing Projects Domestically and Abroad

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Headline: Los Angeles City Council committee approves city ID program for undocumented on Tues.
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Headline: Romney’s Stance on Immigration Threatens Democrats
Headline: California is prime target for Chinese investment
Headline: Meet Mitt Romney's Immigration Advisers
Headline: Obama says Romney called the Arizona immigration law a 'model for the nation.' Claim is still False.
Headline: Immigration agents file suit against Napolitano over 'amnesty' program
Headline: USCIS: Final Rule on Stateside Unlawful Presence Waivers by End of 2012
Headline: Debate Fact Check: The Presidential Debate
Headline: Debate: Inside Obama and Romney's Immigration Fight

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Las Vegas, NV – November 1, 2012 – 9a.m. – 4p.m.(PST) – USCIS and EOIR are pleased to invite you to take part in a Stakeholder Engagement at the USCIS Field Office in Las Vegas, an all-day information session on how to become a recognized organization or accredited representative when representing individuals in immigration cases before USCIS or EOIR. To RSVP, please email at no later than October 23, 2012

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