Archive for August, 2005

H1-B Cap Reached Says USCIS

August 12, 2005

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service issued a notice stating the they have received sufficient cap-subject H-1B petitions. Petitions filed after August 10, 2005 will be rejected.

RFID Technology Being Tested at Port of Entries

August 8, 2005

As part of the U.S. VISIT program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is testing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to record the entries and exits of visitors who are issued an I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) at land borders in Nogales East (Deconcini) and Nogales West (Mariposa) in Arizona; Alexandria Bay (Thousand Islands) in New York; and Pacific Highway and Peace Arch in Washington state.

Peter Jennings (1938-2005)

August 7, 2005

Peter Jennings the anchor of ABC World News Tonight died from lung cancer today. A high-school dropout, Peter was born in Toronto, Canada. He was loved, respected and admired by many Americans. He became a United States citizen in 2003 after living in the U.S. for more than 30 years. Peter Jennings once said that although he had become a naturalized U.S. citizen, he never stopped thinking that he was a guest in this country.

San Diego City Group Denounces Vigilante Groups

August 2, 2005

Human Relations Commission Citizen’s Declaration

The Human Relations Commission and the citizens of the City of San Diego do not welcome armed border vigilantes to San Diego.

Grievances regarding the enforcement of laws, specifically immigration laws, should never be left to arbitrary decisions of armed vigilantes. To do so would pose a grave danger of acts of intimidation, harassment, abuse, and lawlessness.

Acts of violence and hatred of any form must be restrained. The dignity of all people must be respected. Human and civil rights should never be violated.

The enforcement of immigration laws rest in the hands of trained individuals who have passed security background checks and have been sworn to uphold the law as peace officers and as federal agents.

We the people of the City of San Diego do not tolerate lawlessness.

We the people of the City of San Diego repudiate Vigilantism.