Tuesday, August 31, 2010

US naturalized citizen of the day- John Malchase David Shalikashvili

General John Malchase David Shalikashvili was born June 27, 1936 in Poland He is a retired officer of the United States Army who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1993 to 1997. He was born in Warsaw, Poland to Georgian refugee parents.

Is illegal immigration a problem in OHio?

Is illegal immigration a major problem for Ohio? A look at the numbers suggests not. Nevertheless, some politicians plan to ask voters to enact changes similar to Arizona's controversial legislation.

Monday, August 23, 2010

US naturalized citizen of the day- I.M. Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei was born 26 April 1917 in Guangzhou (Canton), China commonly known by his initials I. M. Pei, is a Chinese American architect, often called a master of modern architecture. His first major recognition came with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado; his new stature led to his selection as chief architect for the John F. Kennedy Library in Massachusetts. He went on to design Dallas City Hall and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art.

Boston tell ICE they will not detain immigrants

"The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department has ordered US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to remove all immigrant detainees from a Boston jail by Oct. 12, accusing the agency of a “staggering lack of communication and respect,’’ in a letter sent last week." Boston Globe, Aug. 20, 2010.

Friday, August 20, 2010

US naturalized citizen of the day- Elaine Chao

Elaine L. Chao is a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where she concentrates on jobs, employment, trade, federal spending and workforce issues.

An immigrant from Taiwan who arrived in America at age 8, not speaking a word of English, Chao rose to become the nation's 24th Secretary of Labor, a post she held from 2001 to 2009. She is the first woman of Asian descent ever to serve in the Cabinet of an American president, and the longest-serving labor secretary since World War II.

PERM Fraud charges brought against man

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy and Fraud in Foreign Labor Contracting Charges
WASHINGTON – Andrew Cole pleaded guilty today to racketeering conspiracy and fraud in foreign labor contracting charges arising from his role in a
criminal enterprise that engaged in numerous criminal activities, including forced labor, fraud in foreign labor contracting, v isa fraud, mail fraud, identity
theft, tax evasion and money laundering, the Justice Department announced today.

According to court documents, Cole recruited various foreign nationals from the Dominican Republic by falsely representing the terms, conditions and
nature of their employment as hotel workers in the Kansas City area. At the time Cole recruited these foreign nationals, he knew that they would not be paid
the wages promised, that many would be sent to work in factory positions in Alabama and that threats of deportation and other adverse immigration
consequences would be made to the foreign nationals by members of the criminal enterprise in order to maintain the foreign nationals’ labor.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

US naturalized citizen of the day- Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi was born in Rome on 29th September, 1901. In 1926, Fermi discovered the statistical laws, nowadays known as the «Fermi statistics», governing the particles subject to Pauli's exclusion principle (now referred to as «fermions», in contrast with «bosons» which obey the Bose-Einstein statistics).

In 1938, Fermi was without doubt the greatest expert on neutrons, and he continued his work on this topic on his arrival in the United States, where he was soon appointed Professor of Physics at Columbia University, N.Y. (1939-1942).

Upon the discovery of fission, by Hahn and Strassmann early in 1939, he immediately saw the possibility of emission of secondary neutrons and of a chain reaction. He proceeded to work with tremendous enthusiasm, and directed a classical series of experiments which ultimately led to the atomic pile and the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. This took place in Chicago on December 2, 1942 - on a squash court situated beneath Chicago's stadium. He subsequently played an important part in solving the problems connected with the development of the first atomic bomb (He was one of the leaders of the team of physicists on the Manhattan Project for the development of nuclear energy and the atomic bomb.)

In 1944, Fermi became American citizen, and at the end of the war (1946)

EOIR Announces More Secure Toll-Free Number

FALLS Church, Va. – The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced today thelaunch of a new, upgraded automated case information system, which is designed to assist respondents
and their representatives and families in learning the current status of their proceedings. The toll-free
number, 1-800-898-7180, has not changed, but a new local number, 240-314-1500, is in service. The system becomes effective August 23, 2010, and callers will need to be prepared to enter both the alien registration number and the date of the respondent’s charging document.
The new technology and comprehensive features establish a higher level of security for the respondent. The system will now require callers to enter the date of the relevant charging document before accessing information specific to a case. For ease of use, EOIR has posted on its website a document called “How to Find Charging Document Dates.” This document displays samples of the most
commonly used charging documents and indicates to visitors where to locate the necessary date.

“EOIR is constantly evaluating its programs to improve the way we serve the public,” said EOIR Acting Director Thomas Snow. “This new valuable voice response tool will provide the public with what it has requested – more specific information in a more reliable system with enhanced security measures to
protect respondents’ privacy.” To access this more secure case information system, please call 1-800-898-7180 or 240-314-1500
and have the alien registration number and relevant charging document date ready. During the system change, the telephone numbers may be inaccessible from Friday August 20, 2010, at 10:00 p.m. until Monday August 23, 2010, at 6:00 a.m.

Monday, August 9, 2010

US naturalized Citizen of the Day - Misha Barton

Mischa Anne Marsden Barton was born Jan 26 1986 in Hammersmith, London, England. She is best known for her role in the Fox television show the OC.

Students Spared Deportation

"The Obama administration, while deporting a record number of immigrants convicted of crimes, is sparing one group of illegal immigrants from expulsion: students who came to the United States without papers when they were children." Julia Preston, NYT, Aug. 9, 2010.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Anchor Baby debate

"Conservative, self-declared patriots insist that carrying a pregnancy to term is a woman's God-given obligation, but then attempt to defile an entire population of innocent newborns as tools of trickery. Deport these newborns! they say. Banish these babies! What God are these people praying to? What version of Jesus have they conjured up to demonize innocent children? No one chooses to be born in America. But everyone who is has the constitutional right to call this country home." Connie Schultz, Aug. 4, 2010.

US naturalized citizen of the day - Isabel Allende from Chile

Isabel Allende was born 2 August 1942 in Chile . Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is one of the best-known female novelists in Latin America. She is amous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus) (1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias) (2002), which have been commercially successful. Allende has been called "the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author".