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Pearce’s contempt for immigration attorneys misplaced

In response to Sen. Russell Pearce’s claims in the Arizona Capitol Times (May 17, 2010, “Trespassing law may turn more illegal immigrations into citizens”) that immigration attorneys ‘tie up the system or play games” or “fabricate and exaggerate issues” in immigration court proceedings, he grossly exaggerates our ability to manipulate a well-established, yet arguably broken immigration judicial system.

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Robo-polls cheap and untrustworthy

Robo-polls such as Rasmussen and SurveyUSA have proliferated because they are absolutely free to conduct. You throw a bunch of phone numbers into a database and have a large volume of robo-calls made over an IP telephone, and you can conduct the entire survey at virtually zero cost in three or four hours.

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Multiple suppliers for F-35 engines would be wasteful

A recent guest opinion in the Arizona Capitol Times said: “The government shouldn’t pick winners and losers when it comes to military contractors; the marketplace should.” I could not agree more. However, I must disagree with the author’s statement about Congress being a champion for competition in the case of the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35). In fact, it has been just the opposite.

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