CLASS SUMMARY AND RECAP FOR TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2009
-Today's guest speaker, Royal F. Berg, Esq.
-Ancestor paper/Book Review due no later than November 24, 2009 at 6:45 p.m. via email or hard copy to my departmental mailbox. There will not be class on November 24, 2009. Papers received after 11/24/09 at 6:45 p.m., will be graded minus a one grade penalty, ie. "A" papers will receive a "B."
Summary of Mr. Berg's talk:
-Broadview ICE Detention Facility and the prayer vigil every Friday.
-The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Posner, Justice Stevens, and Mr. Berg's precedent-setting cases before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals;
-The need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform or "CIR":
-1k are being deported daily, 360K annually;
-Discussion of the Dream Act, UIC honor student Rigo Padilla, and his deportation in Chicago.
-ICE Raids, Detention Policies and Heath Care of immigrants in detention. Deaths of immigrants while in Detention. "Justice Ignored?";
-Televideo hearings at the immigration court, its shortcomings
-Detention facilities in Illinois: McHenry, Broadview and others.
Major Laws Affecting Immigrants & Court Stripping Provisions
-the 1996 law, IIRAIRA, 212(a)(9)(c) and 241(a)(5)
-Retroactivity of immigration laws. [Why? Remember: Immigration laws are civil in nature--even though they affect liberty interests]!
the Definition of "AG" or Aggravated Felony [note our discussion on 101(a)(43)a few weeks ago]
-Dan Stein & F.A.I.R.
The "Benefit" Branch of DHS: USCIS
-60% fewer naturalization or "citizenship" applications. Fee is over $600 today. Intially the fee was $00.00!
-the importance of "getting involved" in immigration issues...
--Mr. Berg's involvement with the immigrant's list, www.immigrantslist.org
Nicole said in her blog entry:
"Here is the link for ancestry.com's free trial. It has helped me clear up some--but not all--of the questions I have about my personal immigration history.
Hope it assists all of you as well!"