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Reopen MAVNI - help Department of Defense close critical skills gaps, save tax money - White House petition

"Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) enables US military to recruit foreign nationals with critical language and cultural skills who have been legally present in US for at least 2 years. MAVNI admitted soldiers briefly in 2009 and was a resounding success. It saved...

Defense Lawyers: Some Witnesses Deported Too Soon

"Defense attorneys and public defenders across the country say Garcia's case illustrates what has become a troubling, systemic problem in the criminal justice system. They say defendants facing charges including murder, human smuggling, alien harboring and employing illegal immigrants are having...

Immigration Reform Bill Is A Multi-Billion Dollar Bonanza For Defense Contractors

"Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a massive bill that overhauls American immigration policy –and offers a bonanza of cash for the defense industry. The bill –which must still be approved by the House and signed...

How Immigration Reform Could Boost Our National Defense

"Encouraging bright minds to stay in the United States after graduation, grow businesses and create jobs is critical to secure our country’s position as a high-tech hub and global leader in innovation. It’s also important to our national security. Recently, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel...

Dear Judge Posner: We Are Not Weak

March 6, 2015 Hon. Richard A. Posner Room 2788F Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse 219 S. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60604 Re: Bouras v. Holder , No. 14-2179 (Mar. 4, 2015) Dear Judge Posner: You owe over thirteen thousand lawyers an apology. In a flippant, offhand insult...