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  •  Specter's "vision" (4.00)
    Finally, to even participate in the plan the Chairman envisions, undocumented immigrants must sign away access to judicial review, the ability to redress errors in paperwork, and meaningful appeals while seeking legal status.  They could not appeal a future deportation ruling through the legal system, for example.  The courthouse door will slam in the face of millions of immigrants hoping to put themselves on the right side of the law.
    This is just outrageous - even errors in the paperwork cannot be addressed.  I can't even wrap my brain around this one.

    My heart goes out to you.  Thank you for bringing this topic to our attention.  I can say that I have heard not one word about this through the media.

    "You can have your own opinion, but you can't have your own set of facts." - Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) 1/25/06

    by Ellicatt on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 09:47:58 AM PST

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    •  Asylum seekers often torture victims (4.00)
      Ah yes, the Bush Administration really knows how to attack the weak and the helpless. First they promote torture abroad, then they punish the victims of that policy if those tortured by regimes like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan (Bush allies) should come to the U.S. seeking political asylum.

      I have worked for one of these agencies helping asylum seekers. I have conducted psychological examinations for their attorneys, and testifies for them in the INS (now Homeland Security) courts. I have also helped some of these brave people with psychotherapy. I have seen them preyed upon by the wolves of our society because they are weak, hurt, confused, suffering, vulnerable...

      Now our government (Sensenbrenner and Single Bullet Specter seem to be leading the charge) is trying to add to the load of suffering that asylum seekers bear.

      Call your Senators and Congressmen/Congresswomen!

      A society is judged, in the end, by the stance it takes towards those weakest among them. Asylum seekers are among the most powerless people on earth.

      Finally, it should be highlighted that taking away the procedural and legal rights of immigrants and those who would support them is a MAJOR step on the consolidation of a police state.

      We must stop them now!

      "... the laborers still form an incoherent mass scattered over the whole country, and broken up by their mutual competition."

      by Valtin on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:13:36 AM PST

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