Archive for August, 2006

Call For Papers: Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy

August 18, 2006


The Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy announces a call for articles on the current immigration reform. Articles will be selected for their scholarly merits and their likelihood of provoking debate, regardless of ideology. The articles must be at least 3,500 words (about 12 double-spaced pages) in length including footnotes and are due by December 15, 2006. There is no maximum page limit.

Articles selected for publication will appear in the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy’s 2007 Symposium issue. This year’s Symposium, hosted by the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law Federalist Society and the University of Arizona American Constitution Society, will be held in Tucson, Arizona on February 9, 2007.

Please submit materials electronically to
Questions concerning submissions should be directed to Jed Borghei ( and questions concerning the February 9th Symposium event should be directed to Jonathan Millet (

US-VISIT Entry Procedures Expanded

August 15, 2006

US-VISIT biometric procedures will begin in Fresno, CA., New Orleans, LA., and Halifax, N.S., Canada. For more information go to

House Hearing in San Diego, CA.

August 9, 2006

City: San Diego, CA

Date: August 14

Time: TBD

Location: San Diego County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway

Committee: House Government Reform Committee
Additional information: Subject of hearing is “What is the impact on state and local governments, in terms of both societal costs such as policing and direct government costs such as health care and welfare benefits, of illegal immigration? Would the Reid-Kennedy bill impose huge unfunded mandates on state and local governments?” Witnesses will include Representatives of Department of Homeland Security, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, San Diego County Board of Education, State of California Medicaid Office, and the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial County.

Dept. of Homeland Security Pays for Informants

August 7, 2006

Arizona Republic, Aug. 7, 2006:
“Help bust a company for employing undocumented immigrants, and you could get cash from the federal government in return.”

Hackers Create Fake E-Passports

August 4, 2006

“A German computer security consultant has shown that he can clone the electronic passports that the United States and other countries are beginning to distribute this year.” Wired News, Aug. 3, 2006.