16768/18 Washington DC: Meeting-Should sponsors of immigrants pay?
- Aug 16, 2004Meeting: SHOULD SPONSORS PAY?
August 16, 2004
Briefing on Effort to Compel L.A. County to Send Bills for Immigrant Health
WASHINGTON (August 2004) -- An unprecedented lawsuit that could force the
U.S. government to enforce immigration law will be the subject of a briefing
sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies next Wednesday, August 18. Friends
of Immigration Law Enforcement (FILE) has initiated a court action against
Los Angeles County, which is providing health care to foreign nationals at the
expense of American taxpayers. The lawsuit seeks to compel the county to seek
reimbursement from the immigrants' sponsors for the services rendered, as
required by Federal law.
''There is widespread disregard for enforcement of our immigration laws, and
this suit has the potential to have serious repercussions both legally and
politically,'' said Craig Nelsen, Director of FILE.
Formed two years ago, FILE is a non-profit association of hundreds of
attorneys, researchers, law enforcement officers, legislators, and others. It has
focused attention on the U.S. government's failures to enforce immigration laws
by filing briefs, drafting legislation, and initiating litigation.
On Wednesday, August 18, at 9 a.m., the Center for Immigration Studies will
host an hour-long briefing at which Mr. Nelsen will discuss the Los Angeles
lawsuit, as well as FILE's involvement in the case of Yaser Esam Hamdi, an enemy
combatant captured in Afghanistan who claimed U.S. citizenship. The case was
decided by the Supreme Court in June.
The briefing is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Center's
offices at 1522 K Street NW, Suite 820, near the Metro's Farragut North and
McPherson Square stations. For more information, contact John Keeley at (202)
466-8185 or jmk@....
August 27 Immigrant Workers Day of Action and Speak Out!
First of the week-long Counter RNC Mobilization in New York City
Friday, August 27 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
St. Mark Church 131 E. 10th St., New York
(cross the street with 2nd Avenue)
Information Hotline: (212)330-8172
Sponsored by National Immigrant Solidarity Network
August 27 Call to Action! General Information:
Initial Schedule, Guideline: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/RNC/index.htm
English Flyer http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_v03.pdf
Spanish Flyer: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_esp_01.pdf
Chinese Flyer: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_Chinese_01.pdf
Korean Flyer: http://immigrantsolidarity.org/Flyers/08.27.04_Korean_01.pdf
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