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Andy Schupak is the President of Festival-of-Films.com

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My Trip to Cuba

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 1:52 PM

I remember visiting Cuba a few years ago and feeling like I had landed on another planet. But, contrary to what we read, Cuba did not appear to be an Orwellian nightmare. I saw no thought police, just about no murals with Fidel's image, and I did not see one...

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President's Executive Action on Immigration

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 7:36 AM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer since 1977 and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the current immigration crisis.

Schupak: Mr. DeMell. President Obama said he needed to fix the immigration system. You seem to have some practical insights into President Obama's executive action on...

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Executive Action on Immigration

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 8:36 AM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer since 1977 and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the current immigration crisis.

Schupak: So, Harry. Is it true that you believe that President Obama is not handling the immigration reform issue properly by putting it off until after...

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An Immigration Lawyer Discusses the Border Crisis

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 12:46 PM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer since 1977 and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the current immigration crisis

Schupak: So Harry, you have compared the current influx of children into the United States with the Cuban Mariel Boatlift of 1980.

DeMell: Yes. There are...

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Racism and Immigration Reform

(4) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 8:53 PM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer since 1977 and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about racism and immigration reform.

Schupak: Harry, many Democrats contend that what is really beneath the fight over immigration reform is a hint of racism. Do you agree?

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An Immigration Plan for Mitt Romney

(9) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 5:07 PM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer, and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about Mitt Romney's "self deportation" plan.

Schupak: Didn't Romney talk about "self-deportation"?

DeMell: Yes. Laws need to be enforced. No one would advocate policies that allow people to ignore any law...

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Holding Immigrants Hostage

(7) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 6:01 PM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about states taking immigration policy into their own hands.

Schupak: There seems to be some movement by the administration in the area of immigration reform.

What's happening?

DeMell: With the election coming up,...

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Immigration Law Free-for-All

(27) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 4:35 PM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about states taking immigration policy into their own hands.

Schupak: Harry, you've said that we need greater government legal action in the area of immigration and deportation, yet you've been a strong critic of...

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B-4 Retiree Visas

(3) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 7:34 PM

I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, who believes it would be beneficial to extend visitor visa benefits to foreign retirees wishing to reside in the United States.

Schupak: Harry. Tell me about your idea for a retiree visa.

DeMell: It...

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Obama Rewrite

(3) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 1:37 PM

Hey, man, how ya' doin'?

Ok, Barack. Look, we don't' have time to shmooz, we've got some real problems. Look at your approval ratings. You're sinking like a rock, man. That's not the way I drew it up in 2007. Those Tea Partiers have really messed up...

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Repealing the Guest Worker Program

(3) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 1:53 PM


I recently interviewed Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, who recommends that we consider a "third way" to solve America's immigration problem.

Andy Schupak: Tell me about your ideas for a work visa program for Mexicans.

Harry DeMell: Mexican workers...

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The Third Way to Immigration Reform

(11) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 12:21 PM

As the American immigration debate hits a dead end, the media likes to discuss the extremes of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), which translates into an amnesty for all aliens here illegally, or mass deportations and criminalization of undocumented aliens. Harry DeMell, an immigration lawyer and member of the American Immigration...

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To Bill O'Reilly and Those of a Similar Mind

(4) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 10:27 PM

By guest columnist David Schupak. Photograph above.

As an American, comments like Bill O'Reilly's that criticize the founding of the Cordoba House because it is a Muslim center bother me deeply. Beyond defenses that focus on the legality of building the center and the technicality of...

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Letter from Cuba

(9) Comments | Posted April 13, 2009 | 3:26 PM

Visiting Cuba is like landing on another planet. Contrary to what we read, this is no Orwellian nightmare. I saw no thought police, just about no murals with Fidel's image, and I did not see one person who looked defeated. In fact, the people generally look happier, and have more...

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