Friday, February 24, 2012

Obama seeks Immigration Reform is re-lected

I 'll believe it when I see it

President Barack Obama, expressing confidence he will win re-election in November, told a Hispanic audience he would use a second term to seek comprehensive immigration reform.

"My presidency is not over," Obama said in an interview with Univision Radio when asked about his failure so far to push through an immigration bill. "I've got another five years coming up. We're going to get this done."

Is he just pandering to voters? We shall see

Company indicted for Charging Fees for forms

Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the owner and two managers of a Sedalia, Mo., business have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud consumers who purchased immigration forms that were available at no charge from the federal government.

Friday, February 17, 2012

ICE Agents dies in office dispute shootout

A dispute between two immigration agents erupted into a shootout that left one dead and one injured at a federal building in southern California, authorities said early Friday.
The unspecified confrontation between the two agents occurred Thursday evening in Long Beach.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Broken Immigration System?

Today I was contacted by a second perosn in a week who was recently released from Federal Prison for drug trafficking. Both were in Federal custody for years and then an 6 month ICE "immigration hold" .

ICE is unable to deport these aliens back to their African countries of Mali and the Gambia. One client was convicted of trafficking 300 lbs of marijuana, the other 5 lbs.

Since they are unable to be deported , they will be eligible for work cards ( legal status) as long as they comply with their orders of supervision.

I have numerous law abiding clients who are deported despite no criminal records and strong family ties to the US. I do believe in second chances, but this is an unfair system in an unfair world. Just trying to make it better...

#broken immigration system

Monday, February 13, 2012

Naturalized US Citizen of the Day - Anthony Quinn

Antonio Rodolfo Quinn-Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 - June 3, 2001), more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was an actor born in Mexico . He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, The Guns of Navarone, The Message, Guns for San Sebastian, Lion of the Desert and Federico Fellini's La Strada. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice; for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mitt Romney immigration policy at odds with his Church

While Mitt Romney is taking a hard line on immigration even as the Republican primaries head toward the heavily Hispanic states of Nevada, Colorado and Arizona, the Mormon Church to which he belongs has become a decisive player in promoting policies that are decidedly more friendly toward immigrants.

This NY times article explains