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Big Business wants more skilled immigration; Alejandro Mayorkas does their bidding as fast as he can (USCIS, U.S. Chamber, NFAP, AILA, Jacoby, USCCB) - 08/18/11

... Chamber of Commerce Tamar Jacoby American Immigration Lawyers Association National Immigration Forum US Conference of Catholic Bishops Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society American Council on International Personnel Immigration Voice Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy LLC (Fragomen Del Rey, law firm) Chris Gafner and Stephen Yale Loehr (attorneys) [3] From huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/skilled-worker-...

DHS revises Secure Communities to enable illegal immigration (John Morton, ACLU, CHIRLA, NDLON, NIF, AILA, NYT, Ammiano) - 06/20/11

... is to shut it down. * Outgoing American Immigration Lawyers Association president David Leopold says [1] "If these standards are applied consistently, it would allow ICE to focus government resources on dangerous criminals and national security risks to make America safer, a goal we all share". * AILA executive director Crystal Williams says [3]: "There was enough said to make me think this may...

Supreme Court upholds 2007 Arizona immigration enforcement law; eVerify; losing: US Chamber, DOJ, Berman, NCLR, ADL, SPLC, AILA, SEIU, LULAC - 05/26/11

... Raza * Anti Defamation League * American Immigration Lawyers Association * PRLDEF (a former associated group of Sotomayor) * Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (a former associated group of Barack Obama) * Southern Poverty Law Center * Service Employees International Union * National Day Laborer Organizing Network(NDLON) * National Immigrant Justice Center * American Immigration...

Brewer signs Arizona immigration law; far-left begins opposition (MALDEF, America's Voice, Phil Gordon) - 04/23/10

Earlier today, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law the tough immigration bill from Russell Pearce (link). Video of her signing and brief remarks are at peekURL.com/vm1nzd1 Someone tries to ask her a gotcha question about how to spot illegal aliens at peekURL.com/vmlxvwr ; she kind of flubs the answer and should have just responded with the fact that the Border Patrol and others involved...

FactCheck furiously spins healthcare coverage for illegal aliens; Obama still right! - 09/11/09

... that, as a spokesperson for the American Immigration Lawyers Association told us, attempting to get a health care credit would have legal repercussions. "Making a fraudulent claim to an entitlement program when you’re not actually entitled to it would have serious consequences for any person," the spokesperson told us, "but especially if it’s considered a false claim to citizenship, that would...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty....

"Reform Immigration For America": business, labor, CAP, NCLR, CHIRLA begin new push; summit, townhall meeting; John Quigley - 06/01/09

A new group called "Reform Immigration For America" recently launched in order to push for comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. They're a coalition of business, labor, and far-left/racial power groups; see their slick site here: reformimmigrationforamerica.org. A surprising variety of amnesty hacks this side of raving extremist (or thereabouts) is involved with their organization; see [...

AILF: all common sense to the contrary, massive immigration and unemployment not linked (Rob Paral, Dan Siciliano) - 05/20/09

... machinery. The AILF is related to the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The lead author of the study is demographer Rob Paral, and Siciliano is "executive director of the Program in Law, Economics and Business at Stanford Law School and a research fellow for the Washington, D.C.-based center."

Could Jeanne Butterfield of the AILA be appointed to the Obama administration? - 03/19/09

... Butterfield, executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, is leaving her post [1]: Ms. Butterfield is certainly qualified for positions such as USCIS Director, USCIS Chief Counsel, or similar DHS positions though based on our sources who are familiar with DHS appointments in the Obama Administration, she has not yet been extended an invitation (the immigration bar would of...

DHS Dep. Asst. Sec'y for Policy is from CAP, United Nations, Ted Kennedy office (Esther Olavarria) - 02/23/09

... the directing attorney of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Pro Bono Project, and at the Haitian Refugee Center, as a staff attorney. [1] americanprogressaction.org/pressroom/cap/releases/2008/08/ Olavarria_joins_CAP_CAPAF [2] sflcn.com/story.php?id=5735

AILA's misleading "Guide for State and Local Policymakers" - 01/31/09

Almost a year ago, the AILA released "Guide for State and Local Policymakers", attempting to dissuade those political leaders from pushing laws designed to reduce illegal immigration. A look at the first few content pages shows a few misleading statements. Finding the no doubt many more misleading statements is left as an exercise. If you've received this guide, let me suggest reading it very...

The right people oppose Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over immigration - 01/23/09

... Notkin (former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association) express their distaste over her positions. Immigration lawyer Ted Ruthizer of Kramer Levin says that she might be flexible in those positions ("Gillibrand Already Taking Heat for Immigration Views" by Nathan Koppel of the Wall Street Journal, link). * Andrea Batista Schlesinger of the Drum Major Institute offers "...

Rights Working Group wants immigration enforcement moratorium and much more (ACLU, NCLR, 248 others) - 01/09/09

The Asian American Justice Center runs the Rights Working Group, a coalition of over 250 leftwing groups, and they have a petition calling on Barack Obama to in effect not do immigration enforcement. They want a "moratorium" while the subject of raids and the like is "studied", but everyone knows what that means. Since there are so many groups, the full roster is here. The main groups are listed...

We Can Stop The Hate: Mexico-linked groups try silencing opponents of illegal immigration - 01/31/08

... illegal immigration? UPDATE 2: The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) supports the campaign (link). UPDATE 3: See National Council of La Raza gave award to racist professor ("eliminate the gringo", Jose Angel Gutierrez) UPDATE 4: The American Jewish Committee has joined their campaign.

Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007 (Barack Obama) - 03/09/07

... Aid Society Legal Momentum American Immigration Lawyers Association Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) [1] See The Hill for an example. Suzanne Gamboa of the AP offers her attempt at a pro-Obama press release at his site. [2] lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2007/03/ilrc_statement_.html According to a press...

Mike Madden/Gannett News, and the Amnesty All Stars - 12/31/06

... director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, which is pressing for reforms." Harry Reid promises to come up with his own version of the bill the Senate passed. Patrick Leahy is mentioned, then we're treated to a quote from: John Gay, a lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association and co-director of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, made up of trade...

Coalition vows to defeat harsh immigration bill [HR 4437] - 01/20/06

... Raza. *Immigrant Advocacy: American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Forum.

Tamar Jacoby on the Kennedy-McCain mass amnesty - 05/14/05

Tamar Jacoby has issued the following statement: We the undersigned applaud the introduction today of Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act... [etc. etc...] The signatories include: Lee Culpepper (last mentioned here; works for the National Restaurant Association and is Chairman of the National Immigration Forum) Jack Kemp Grover Norquist Rick Swartz: And then there's the...

Counting the lies in Moccio / Fennelly screed - 04/27/05

... Foundation, associated with the American Immigration Lawyers Association) and Prof. Katherine Fennelly of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs have a screed supporting immigration "reform" in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled "Facts, not fear, should guide U.S. immigration": We were appalled to learn that U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado was invited to make a...