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  1. Jun 24 - Improving Readability

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    June 24, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0624.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Improving Readability
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Consular Processing For
        Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Older Immigrants In The United States by Aaron Terrazas
        for Migration Information Source
        (b) Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program Under Review by
        David Cohen
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Immigrants On The Los Angeles
        Lakers, Filemon Lopez, and Richard Wolffe by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) CBP Releases Admission Into US FAQs
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
        (e) Credential Evaluation
        (f) J-1 Visa Program
        (g) Website Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Arizona Might Make Illegal Immigration A Crime
        (b) Immigration Back On The Burner On Thursday, At Least
        (c) Obama Discusses Illegal Immigration At Esperanza
        Breakfast
        (d) Toll Too High: Push Forward Now To Reform Immigration
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Honors And Awards
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Sufen Hilf, Esq.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0624.shtm
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Improving Readability
    Are you receiving your Immigration Daily email version garbled
    and with no line breaks, making it difficult to read? This is due
    to an automatic feature found in Microsoft's Outlook 2003. To
    view Immigration Daily in its original intended format, do the
    following:
    ++Go to the Microsoft Outlook Tools tab
    ++Select Options tab
    ++Select Preferences
    ++Select Email options
    ++Uncheck "remove extra line breaks in plain text messages"
    Taking this step will ensure better readability for Immigration
    Daily and other plain text emails. If you have Microsoft Vista,
    you may have to follow similiar steps.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is The Deadline For Consular Processing For Beginners
    The curriculum for the Wednesday June 24th third session of
    "Consular Processing For Beginers" is as follows:
    ++ Practical guide to risk factors and self-audits
    ++ Risk management profile - client, your firm, client counter-
    parties
    ++ What to expect at two dozen foreign consulates
    ++ Due diligence steps in your application
    ++ Discussion of select consular posts
    ++ Hot topics update
    Don't wait to register, today is the deadline. For more info,
    including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
    information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200911.shtm. Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200911.pdf.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Older Immigrants In The United States
    Aaron Terrazas for Migration Information Source writes "After
    declining steadily between 1960 and 1990, the number of older
    immigrants (those age 65 and over) in the United States nearly
    doubled between 1990 and 2007, from 2.7 million to 4.5 million."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0624-terrazas.shtm
    http://www.migrationinformation.org/
    (b) Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program Under Review
    David Cohen writes "Foreign worker advocates are now calling for
    a review of the program to better protect foreign worker rights
    and to explore avenues to allow them to transition to Canadian
    Permanent Residents."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0624-cohen.shtm
    http://www.cicnews.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Immigrants On The Los Angeles Lakers,
    Filemon Lopez, and Richard Wolffe
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of select immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0624-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CBP Releases Admission Into US FAQs
    CBP released frequently asked questions on the admission process
    for entering into the US.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0624-admission.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks associate
    with 2+ years of experience in litigation before administrative
    tribunals. Good writing skills. Send resume at
    mailto:mlfernandez@mslaw.pro. Must be fluent in Korean. Salary
    commensurate to experience. Good benefits.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks immigration
    legal assistant with 2+ years of experience in business
    immigration law. Send resume at mailto:mlfernandez@mslaw.pro.
    Must be fluent in Korean. Salary commensurate to experience. Good
    benefits.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI),
    http://www.refugees.org/
    an Arlington, VA  not-for-profit national organization dedicated
    to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is
    seeking a highly motivated proven leader to serve as Vice
    President. Responsibilities include oversight, implementation,
    and accountability for quality of programs and delivery of
    services. The Vice President reports to the President and CEO and
    works as part of the Senior Management Team. Strong and
    significant experience in program growth, development of
    proposals, project design, implementation and management, is
    required.  He/She will have budget, fundraising and supervisory
    responsibilities.  For a more detailed job description and
    application process please visit job openings at www.refugees.org
    http://www.refugees.org/article.aspx?id=2312
    (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP,
    http://www.fosterquan.com
    seeks experienced immigration legal assistants for its Houston
    and Austin, TX offices. Applicants must have two years of
    employment based immigration experience. A university degree is
    required, as well as strong writing and communication skills and
    proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Foreign
    language fluency is preferred. Must be detail oriented, able to
    multi-task and have strong analytical and organizational skills.
    Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to
    mailto:hr@fosterquan.com, referencing the position title in the
    subject line.
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    Excellent approval rates after Denials and RFE's. 1.800.771.4723
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    world's largest immigration software company. Choose from a range
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    posted directly on your site. Our search engine optimization
    tools will increase your web traffic and prioritize your site in
    the major search engines. Our content management tool lets you
    update your site in real time. Customized intake sheets let you
    integrate your case management software directly into your site.
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    constant touch with current clients and strengthen your potential
    client base. Build leads and maintain a professional presence at
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    or contact a sales representative at (925) 244-0600 to start the
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Arizona Might Make Illegal Immigration A Crime
    Legal experts say this is either pretty inventive or
    unconstitutional, depending on which legal experts you interview.
    (b) Immigration Back On The Burner On Thursday, At Least
     The White House conceded Monday that getting comprehensive
     immigration legislation on the President Obama's desk is going
     to be tricky under present circumstances.
    (c) Obama Discusses Illegal Immigration At Esperanza Breakfast
    The president wasted no time getting into the immigration problem
    this country currently faces.
    (d) Toll Too High: Push Forward Now To Reform Immigration
    The current policies don't work, and the realities of those
    policies are exacting a toll we can no longer tolerate.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0624.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Honors And Awards
    Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson, a founding partner in the internationally
    recognized law firm of Jacobson & Han LLP
    (www.greencard4you.com), has been named as a Southern California
    "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in the area of Immigration Law by the
    publishers of Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Mr. Roth's article on Guangzhou U.S. Consulate (06/23/09 ID) is
    very interesting and informative. I have seen unreasonable
    requests from that consulate all the time such as proving the
    familial relationship between the I-864 joint sponsor with the
    beneficiary on family based cases ; requiring I-864 from the
    principal beneficiaries for employment-based cases when it is not
    required; video typing the beneficiary's hands making dishes when
    the sponsored position is  a chef. In addition, the waiting time
    is extremely long even when the visa numbers are current. With
    visa numbers moved back and forth in EB-3s in past years, my
    clients have been waiting for years when they could have
    immigrated to the U.S. if the consulate processed my clients'
    cases with a reasonable time. Also, rumors of bribery to the
    consular workers in order to get cases move forward are
    circulating for years.
    Sufen Hilf, Esq.                 Franklin, MI
    _________________________________________________________________
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  2. Jun 16 - Supremes Silent On Border Fight

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    June 16, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0616.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Supremes Silent On Border Fight
    2.  Focus: Citizenship for Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Practical Implications Of The WHTI by Scott Stewart and
        Fred Burton for Stratfor
        (b) Adjusting Under 245(a) Despite Having Entered Using A
        False Identity by Adam Ketcher
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) Supremes Reject Categorical Analysis In Aggravated Felony
        Case
        (b) DOS Says More Passport Offices To Come
        (c) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: September 2007
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
        (c) Website Services
        (d) Forensic Psychology Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Keeping Faith In President Obama's Immigration Reform
        Vows
        (b) Mexican Police Fleeing Cartels Find U.S. Reluctant To
        Grant Asylum
        (c) Immigration Files Will Get New Home In Lee's Summit
        (d) Being Pro-Life Means Working For Immigration Reform
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Offices - Laurel, MD
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (c) Sabir Hussain
        (d) Hokkyhokkyuntung
        (e) Sergi Sheplov
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0616.shtm
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Supremes Silent On Border Fight
    The Associated Press reports " The Supreme Court on Monday
    refused to get involved in local Texas governments' fight against
    hundreds of miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border." For
    the full story, see here.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jW38DdZqeZElR0mDaLTMRVuuTe5gD98R81RO0
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Citizenship for Beginners
    The curriculum for our new 3-part telephone seminar series
    "Citizenship for Beginners" is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on June 17:
    ++Why is citizenship important? No issues on admissibility,
    "sponsorship" of family, eligibility for jobs, protection from
    removal, rights of LPRs vs. USCs
    ++How does one become a citizen? Birth, children of diplomats,
    naturalization - a general overview
    ++The English language requirement, N-648, the new "civics" exam
    ++The Child Citizenship Act of 2000
    SECOND Phone Session on July 8:
    ++ Naturalization requirements: LPR status, state residency,
    continuous residence, physical presence, and preserving residence
    for naturalization purposes, document, intent, 4-year rule
    ++Definitions and standards: Criminal convictions, post
    conviction relief, good moral character, statutory period,
    expungements, motions to unseal, coram nobis
    ++Risks of making application: Grounds for removal
    ++N-336 the necessary evil
    ++Going to court for background check delays not hard
    THIRD Phone Session on August 5:
    ++ Citizenship through birth outside of the US
    ++How to discover if one derived US citizenship? - How to read
    and use the charts on derivation
    ++Proving the claim - Residence and Physical presence
    ++Does USCIS recognize dual citizenship? Why? so what?
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, June 16th is the
    deadline. For more info, including speaker bios,
    detailed curriculum, and  registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200915.shtm.
    Fax form:  http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200915.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Practical Implications Of The WHTI
    Scott Stewart and Fred Burton for Stratfor write "One of the
    benefits of the WHTI is that it will now force those wishing to
    obtain genuine documents by fraud to travel to a higher level
    it has, in effect, upped the ante."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0616-burton.shtm
    http://www.stratfor.com/
    (b) Adjusting Under 245(a) Despite Having Entered Using A False
    Identity
    Adam Ketcher writes "For purposes of this article, let us assume
    that a hypothetical client walks in to our office with evidence
    that he has entered the United States as an eleven-year old child
    through a B-2 visa that had been stamped into a photo-substituted
    passport from a country other than his own native country."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0616-ketcher.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "PERM cases may be filed under second
    preference, but only if the applicants (and their PERM cases)
    show that the aliens qualify as persons with advanced degrees or
    exceptional ability."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0616-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Supremes Reject Categorical Analysis In Aggravated Felony
    Case
    In Nijahwan v. Holder, (No. 08-495) (Jun 15, 2009), the Supreme
    Court in an unanimous decision said that "the "fraud and deceit"
    provision before us calls for a "circumstance-specific," not a
    "categorical", interpretation."
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/cases/2009,0616-nijhawan.pdf
    (b) DOS Says More Passport Offices To Come
    The Department of State announced plans to expand the existing
    network of 21 passport agencies and centers nationwide.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0616-passports.shtm
    (c) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: September 2007
    We carry the September 2007 issue of The Office of Immigration
    Litigation Bulletin.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0616-OIL.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI),
    http://www.refugees.org/
    an Arlington, VA  not-for-profit national organization dedicated
    to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is
    seeking a highly motivated proven leader to serve as Vice
    President. Responsibilities include oversight, implementation,
    and accountability for quality of programs and delivery of
    services. The Vice President reports to the President and CEO and
    works as part of the Senior Management Team. Strong and
    significant experience in program growth, development of
    proposals, project design, implementation and management, is
    required.  He/She will have budget, fundraising and supervisory
    responsibilities.  For a more detailed job description and
    application process please visit job openings at www.refugees.org
    http://www.refugees.org/article.aspx?id=2312
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP,
    http://www.fosterquan.com
    seeks experienced immigration legal assistants for its Houston
    and Austin, TX offices. Applicants must have two years of
    employment based immigration experience. A university degree is
    required, as well as strong writing and communication skills and
    proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Foreign
    language fluency is preferred. Must be detail oriented, able to
    multi-task and have strong analytical and organizational skills.
    Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to
    mailto:hr@fosterquan.com, referencing the position title in the
    subject line.
    (c) Website Services
    Gain the competitive edge with your new website from INSZoom, the
    world's largest immigration software company. Choose from a range
    of template websites, complete with customized logos and images,
    60-70 pps. of professionally written immigration law content
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    posted directly on your site. Our search engine optimization
    tools will increase your web traffic and prioritize your site in
    the major search engines. Our content management tool lets you
    update your site in real time. Customized intake sheets let you
    integrate your case management software directly into your site.
    Biweekly newsletters and email blast tools enable you to stay in
    constant touch with current clients and strengthen your potential
    client base. Build leads and maintain a professional presence at
    a reasonable cost with websites from INSZoom. Learn more online
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    process of launching your new website today.
    (d) Forensic Psychology Services
    Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160.
    The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness
    services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen
    Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical
    psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's
    experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have
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    lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We
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    founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist
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    Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years.
    Visit The Forensic Psychology Group.
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    The right experts make a real difference.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Keeping Faith In President Obama's Immigration Reform Vows
    Poll after poll has shown that a White House effort to solve the
    immigration crisis would be supported by at least 60% of the
    American people.
    (b) Mexican Police Fleeing Cartels Find U.S. Reluctant To Grant
    Asylum
    Some who have come to the U.S. to escape the dilemma find the
    system unsympathetic.
    (c) Immigration Files Will Get New Home In Lee's Summit
    The difference the transfer between agencies makes is that the A-
    files will now become easily accessible to the general public
    without having to file a Freedom of Information Act request.
    (d) Being Pro-Life Means Working For Immigration Reform
    But we can't ignore people in need, and we won't be quiet about
    laws that don't work-- or that, in their "working",
    create impossible contradictions and suffering.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0616.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) New Offices - Laurel, MD
    Attorney Francine L. Applewhite is happy to announce that her
    Immigration Law Practice,  is now located at the Law Office of
    Francine L. Applewhite, 4900 Riding Ridge Court, Laurel, MD
    20707.  240-593-6308.  Attorney Applewhite is an experienced
    immigration law practitioner assisting clients in all areas of
    immigration law.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    It is obvious from Honza Prchal's letter (06/15/09 ID) that he
    was not in the US during the Civil Rights protests and the
    eventual passage of the Civil Right Act in 1964. While bussing is
    not necessary today, back in the 1960's it was necessary to
    achieve the type of results we now see, which is comparative
    harmony between blacks and whites, rather than the disharmony of
    the 1960's.  The letter's comment that "Black children do not
    need to sit next to a white student to learn." is about as
    raciest a statement as I have ever heard. That was the exact
    argument of the racists in the '60's. During segregation, black
    children were not allowed to sit next to white children; they
    were not allowed to ride in the front of any bus, not allowed to
    use the white restrooms at gas stations, not allowed to stay in
    white hotels, to eat at white diners, or attend white schools.
    Back then, whites knew nothing about blacks and feared them. Mr.
    Prchal's statement that, "Race-neutral criteria are what we need,
    whether the results are de facto unequal should be of no
    consequence in our public policy - that's what the Civil War was
    about after all about." resounds racism as well as ignorance of
    true American history. The civil war was not about race
    relations. True, the slaves were black, but the political
    motivation was that the agrarian South that depended on cheap
    slave versus the more powerful industrialists of the north, where
    there were few if any slaves in the factories, who did not care
    so much to abolish slavery, but to preserve the Union from
    separation. But that's not the way it is written in the
    traditional American text books, which paint it with more noble
    reasons.
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The killing at the Holocaust Museum was terrible and is a good
    reason for all people of good faith to re-examine their
    assumptions for smaller versions of the same demons that drove
    the shooter, but Roger Algase's letter's attempts of June 12 and
    15 to tar all white Christians as somehow having much in common
    with the killer is in poor taste. In response to his letter's
    rhetorical question "imagine what the outcry would have been if
    the killer had been a Mexican, especially an illegal one, instead
    of a native-born American who happened to be an admirer of Adolf
    Hitler?" I pose the necessary counter-question, imagine what the
    outcry would have been if the Reverend Jeremiah Wright had not
    slandered Jews keeping Obama from answering his phone calls the
    day before? I expect that the more excitable among the leftist
    pundits would have been blaming John McCain and George W. Bush
    for the shooting. Anti-Semitism is always poisonous, but
    politically it veers from right to left and back again,
    maintaining a steady presence across the political spectrum since
    there have been Jews on the planet. If one is to be distasteful
    enough to throw stones at mainstream politicians or broad classes
    of people, one should beware the potential for friendly fire, as
    it were. Racism is a sin. As such it is individual and not the
    exclusive domain of any race, religion or political grouping. It
    is blessedly rare in the United States and using something as
    dreadful as the attack on the Holocaust Memorial to smear
    opponents of immigration reform or Christians or whites by
    association is both a manifestation of the same failing and
    unlikely to garner support for overhauling our foolishly
    micromanaged and Kafkaesque immigration laws.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
    Dear Editor:  Honza Prchal's (06/15/09 ID) letter shows
    surprising ignorance of the legal history of school segregation
    in America, especially in view of the fact that he is an attorney
    and that his letters come from Birmingham Alabama, a city that is
    not exactly unconnected with this country's record of racial
    discrimination. His letter states that a black child does not
    need to sit next to a white child to learn. This statement would
    take us all the way back to the "separate but equal" doctrine of
    the 1896 Supreme Court case of Plessy v, Ferguson, which upheld
    state school segregation laws based on precisely the same
    rationale. However, the purpose of these laws, as everyone in
    America knows, was not to promote color-blindness or race-
    neutrality, but exactly the opposite, namely to brand black
    children as inferior and unfit to learn next to white children.
    For this reason, the 1954 Brown v, Board of Education decision
    overruled Plessy v. Ferguson and held that separate eduction was
    inherently unequal, because it instilled a feeling of inferiority
    in black children that made it more difficult for them to learn.
    Even the most rabid opponent of immigration would not (at least
    openly) advocate returning to the immigration laws that were in
    effect in 1896, because of the explicitly racist Chinese
    exclusion laws that were in full force and effect at that time.
    But these laws were merely the corollary of the Jim Crow system
    of oppression against African-Americans that the school busing
    which Mr. Prchal's letter opposes in the name of ''race
    neutrality" was designed to help dismantle. The last thing
    America needs is to return to that dismal time, under the false
    pretext of being ''color blind". I appreciate Robert Gittelson's
    letter's kind comment (06/15/09 ID) about my letters of last
    week. I hope this week will be a good one too.
    Roger Algase, Esq.
    New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I enjoy ID particularly the comments/articles by various
    professionals who share their knowledge without limitation.
    One of our colleagues who is your subscriber is also known for
    his helping hand to many immigrants and asylum seekers. I
    thought, with his permission of course, to let you know about his
    future intentions: He is my attorney known as Imtiaz s. Syed
    practicing in lower Manhattan, New York. He is running for Public
    Advocate in New York City as Democrat. Public Advocate is
    president of legislative City Council comprising of 51 City
    Councilors. He also acts as Ombudsman for the agencies run of
    Mayor of NYC.    He intends to make the Mayor's Immigration
    Project more effective in resolving the problems of various
    applicants in immigration and naturalization process by creating
    an effective link between applicants of NYC and USCIS.. He is
    lobbying for Dream Act to be enacted via Executive Order so that
    thousands of teenagers without SSN and work authorization could
    go to school/universities. Good enough. I need your help relating
    to his stand on DV Lottery Visa. I came to this country on this
    visa. He thinks that DV Visa Lottery be abolished and the
    resultant quota be added back to the pool to facilitate and
    reduce the waiting time  for the families of immigrants.  Is DV
    Visa useful?
    Sabir Hussain
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Responding to Prchal's letter (06/12/09 ID), racism and this
    immigration debate will surely end if anyone trying to put their
    feet on others' shoes. Humanity can no longer survive if we let
    ignorance, hatred, division, greed and bigotry thrive. I am tired
    of ones who put double standard on human rights of survival and
    seeking happiness, freedom, prosperity and better opportunities
    by justifying their own rights and their past ancestors' rights
    for doing so but denying others today to do the same and
    shamefully many cherry pick religious verses to justify their
    hypocrite and selfish stand. It's still illegal for gays to get
    married in some states, gays are hanged in Iran and many other
    Islamic nations ruled by strict Sharia because it's an
    abomination and immoral but it doesn't mean our common sense
    tells us it's perfectly acceptable and just. We have our own
    problem with religious fundamentalists here at home who balk
    about gay couples demanding equal rights including marriage by
    calling it destroying the "sanctity of marriage" but say none
    about sex outside marriage nor whether they must support on
    divorce ban by immature and selfish parents who do a lot of harm
    to their children. It's also mind boggling for me with a
    President and future coming female Latina justice, we still
    justify reversed racism called affirmative action. President
    Obama and Justice Sotomayor must defend justice and equal rights
    for all Americans by abolishing affirmative action for good. A
    nation ruled by meritocracy with no favoritism based on skin
    color and race for any reasons. We need much more common sense
    approach in our reform on welfare, immigration and any other
    issues and policies here.
    Hokkyhokkyuntung
    (e) Dear Editor:
    In answer to Roger Algase's letter's recent question (6/12/09 ID)
    "Why is it that our Department of Homeland Security is too busy
    fining or investigating employers who hire immigrants and
    building fences to nowhere along the Mexican border to track down
    home-grown right wing terrorists and protect us from them? I
    offer this wisdom from Eduardo Galeano in his recent book
    "Mirrors" "The Devil is Foreign"..."the blame-o-meter indicates
    that immigrants have come to steal our jobs, and the danger-o-
    meter is flashing red. If poor, young, and nonwhite, the intruder
    from outside is deemed guilty at first sight, guilty of idigence,
    of chaos, or carrying the unconcealed weapon of his skin. If
    neither poor nor young or dark, a nasty welcom is justified in
    any case, since he or she come prepared to work twice as hard for
    half as much.
    Sergi Sheplov
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  3. Jun 15 - Share Your Professional News

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    Items:
    1.  Comment: Share Your Professional News
    2.  Focus: Shipping Now - US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And
        Employers: The Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
    4.  News:
        (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: August 2007
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) I9 Audit Services
        (c) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) 'Desktop' Immigration Raid Shakes Vernon Factory
        (b) Group Recommends Immigration Court Improvements
        (c) Immigration Judge Grants Illegal Aliens 4th, 5th
        Amendment Rights
        (d) Immigrants Protest Need Of SS Number To Drive In PA
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (c) Robert Gittelson
        (d) Dee
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    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Few people would ever confuse the
    sultry Blanche DuBois of Tennessee Wiliams' Streetcar Named
    Desire with a Buddhist monk.  Despite their very different
    appearances and stations in life, they share one survival skill."
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: August 2007
    We carry the August 2007 issue of The Office of Immigration
    Litigation Bulletin.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0615-OIL.pdf
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    application process please visit job openings at www.refugees.org
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) 'Desktop' Immigration Raid Shakes Vernon Factory
    A "desktop raid" is how the workers' representative, John M.
    Grant, vice president of Local 770 of the United Food and
    Commercial Workers International Union, described the scenario.
    (b) Group Recommends Immigration Court Improvements
    A national advocacy group recommended Wednesday improving the
    country's beleaguered immigration court system by reforming how
    judges are selected and promoting impartiality.
    (c) Immigration Judge Grants Illegal Aliens 4th, 5th Amendment
    Rights
    The raid was just one of several carried out by ICE in June 2007
    immediately following New Haven's approval of a city I.D. plan
    aimed at helping undocumented workers open bank accounts.
    (d) Immigrants Protest Need Of SS Number To Drive In PA
    Immigration lawyers say that PennDOT's plan to yank licenses from
    drivers without a valid Social Security number is unfairly
    penalizing immigrants who got licenses in the past without a
    Social Security card.
    For links to the above stories see here:
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    (a) Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
    2009 ACIP Annual Symposium: June 15-18, 2009, Arlington, VA - For
    thirty-five years, the American Council on International
    Personnel's Symposium has been the most highly respected annual
    meeting devoted exclusively to employment-based immigration. We
    bring in-house immigration professionals from universities and
    research institutions, non-profits, and multinational
    corporations together with U.S. government representatives and
    legal experts. This year's Symposium "Changing Times, Changing
    Strategies" will help you: strategize and network in an uncertain
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    airtight compliance measures, and refine your global mobility
    management models. http://www.acip.com/symposium. ILW.COM is
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    To add one brief comment to my (06/12/09 ID) letter about the
    Holocaust Museum shooting,  imagine what the outcry would have
    been if the killer had been a Mexican, especially an illegal one,
    instead of a native-born American who happened to be an admirer
    of Adolf Hitler? Why do so many Americans foam at the mouth at
    people who commit the crime of entering the US illegally while
    being Hispanic, but pay so little attention to the right wing
    hate groups whose members kill abortion doctors and racial
    minorities almost at will, and who threaten to kill many more?
    Why is it that our Department of Homeland Security is too busy
    fining or investigating employers who hire immigrants and
    building fences to nowhere along the Mexican border to track down
    home-grown right wing terrorists and protect us from them?
    Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Robert Yang's letter of 6/10/09 appears to be responding to an
    insult or lashing out. My letter (06/10/09 ID) was trying to
    gently mock his letter with the "God told me" talk at the end.
    His letters are some of my favorites even when I disagree. As for
    Mr. Algase's comment that bussing is all about race, it is, and
    this country and its laws should not be. That is why I think
    busing to have been a disastrous policy, especially in the
    absence of de jure discrimination in places like Colorado and
    Boston. Black children do not need to sit next to a white student
    to learn. Students of all races need good teachers who hold them
    to high standards, even if that teacher is of a different race.
    Merit, measured as objectively as possible in our flawed and
    fallen world is the only fair system, not spoils, not seniority
    and certainly not race. Turning civil rights into a spoils system
    (and not one aimed at benefiting students) shows us exactly where
    the immigration system should not go (the world already has
    Quebec, Malaysia, Belgium, Lebanon and former nations like
    Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and others view people as groups, not
    individuals). Race-neutral criteria are what we need, whether the
    results are de facto unequal should be of no consequence in our
    public policy - that's what the Civil War was about after all.
    Honza Prchal, Esq. Birmingham, AL
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I just wanted to mention that Roger Algase, Esq., had a very good
    ID week. His three letters to the Editor were very interesting
    and thought provoking, and I wanted to give credit where credit
    is due. Kudos to Mr. Algase.
    Robert Gittelson
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Responding to ID's 06/12/09 comment, my husband is from turkey
    and I a us citizen. we have been apart for 2 and a half years
    trying to get him back in the us.our lawyers said he would have
    to go back. Well now visa was approved and he has to go back to
    the turkish/american embassy on july 21 we hope he can return
    back here to the us.
    Dee
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  4. Jun 12 - Waiting For Godot

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    2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping
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        Shusterman
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration by
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        (c) Newspaper Subscribers Get Petitions On Immigration
        (d) Utah AG Launches Immigration Strike Force
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    Waiting For Godot
    A Wall Street Journal
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    opinion piece highlights the plight of hundreds of immigrants
    stuck in their home countries away from their jobs and lives here
    in the US. "Yet when they returned to India -- to attend a
    brother's wedding or visit a dying parent or simply take a
    vacation -- they were informed that they could not come back
    until the U.S. government had done a security screening. Many
    arrived in India with only a suitcase. By the time I heard of
    their stories they had been forced to abandon apartments, cars
    and families in the U.S. while they waited to hear from the State
    Department."
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    The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book", 2009-2010
    Edition, shipping now, is as follows:
    PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS   
    Chapter 1:  Argentina - Buenos Aires,  By Christi Hufford
    Chapter 2: Armenia - Yerevan,  By Alice Yardum-Hunter    
    Chapter 3: Australia - Sydney,  By NoahKlug    
    Chapter 4: Brazil - Sao Paulo,  By Kristina Rost
    Chapter 5: Canada -Toronto,  By Dharamchand " Randy" Depoo
    Chapter 6: China - Beijing,  By Frederick W. Hong;
    Guangzhou,  By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee;
    Shanghai,  By Christy Nguyen
    Chapter 7: Colombia - Bogota,  By Luis A. Pinilla   
    Chapter 8: France - Paris,  By Curtis Pierce   
    Chapter 9: Germany - Frankfurt, By Steven A. Culbreath;
    Munich, By Magdale Labbe Henke
    Chapter 10: Haiti - Port au Prince  By Jose E. Latour   
    Chapter 11: India - Chennai,  By Vic Goel;
    Kolkata,  By Poorvi Chothani;
    Mumbai,  By Priscilla Jones;
    New Delhi,  By Poorvi Chothani
    Chapter 12: Jamaica - Kingston,  By Claire D. Nilson   
    Chapter 13: Nigeria - Lagos,  By C. Valerie Ibe   
    Chapter 14: Philippines - Manila,  By Emmanuel S. Tipon   
    Chapter 15: Taiwan - Taipei,  By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L.
    Rodriguez
    Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain,  By Claire D.
    Nilson   
    Chapter 17: United Kingdom - London,  By Edward S. Gudeon   
    Chapter 18: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City,  By Marc Ellis
    PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE   
    Chapter 1: Introduction  Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities
    in International Practice
    Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
    Soup to Nuts  
    Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials
    and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul  
    Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy
    As It Looks
    Chapter 6:  Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
    Chapter 7:  E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors  
    Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions  
    Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees":  From Labeling to Lawbreaking  
    Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
    Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory
    Opinions (SAOs)  
    Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces -
    Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces 
    Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office
    Advisory Opinions  
    Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment  
    PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM   Selected
    excerpts and documents: Statutes, Regulations, Foreign Affairs Manual,
    Forms, Executive Orders, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland
    Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor,  Department of State,
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, Customs and Border Patrol, Citizenship and
    Immigration Services, Government Accountability Office, Federal Bureau
    of Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,   
    Internal Revenue Service, The White House, ILW.COM, Miscellaneous,
    Web Links
    For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see:
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    please see: http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "Only if Congress acts to pass pending
    legislation like the Reuniting Families Act which
    would allow for the recapture of 400,000 lost visa numbers could
    disaster be averted."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0612-shusterman.shtm
    http://www.shusterman.com/homepage.html
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo writes "The USCIS will be issuing Guidance
    for all PT/OT cases that were denied as a result of the
    misapplication of a Masters Degree standard in PT and OT cases."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0612-musillo.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/bios/ctm_bio.htm
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count
    USCIS announced that as of June 5, 2009, approximately 44,400
    H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions
    qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0612-h1b.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI),
    http://www.refugees.org/
    an Arlington, VA  not-for-profit national organization dedicated
    to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is
    seeking a highly motivated proven leader to serve as Vice
    President. Responsibilities include oversight, implementation,
    and accountability for quality of programs and delivery of
    services. The Vice President reports to the President and CEO and
    works as part of the Senior Management Team. Strong and
    significant experience in program growth, development of
    proposals, project design, implementation and management, is
    required.  He/She will have budget, fundraising and supervisory
    responsibilities.  For a more detailed job description and
    application process please visit job openings at
    http://www.refugees.org/article.aspx?id=2312
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY -  Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a
    nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for a
    paralegal with 2-3 years of experience to handle a variety of
    employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research
    organizations from its New York City office.  You will work with
    attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other
    professionals to determine their skills and background, draft
    documents to establish their eligibility for immigration
    benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process.
    If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are
    a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and
    procedures; and have a Bachelor.s degree with excellent academic
    credentials along with 2-3 years of immigration experience,
    please email your resume and a brief writing sample to:
    mailto:hrpa@klaskolaw.com. Information about the firm can be
    found at http://www.klaskolaw.com
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP,
    http://www.fosterquan.com
    seeks experienced immigration legal assistants for its Houston
    and Austin, TX offices. Applicants must have two years of
    employment based immigration experience. A university degree is
    required, as well as strong writing and communication skills and
    proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Foreign
    language fluency is preferred. Must be detail oriented, able to
    multi-task and have strong analytical and organizational skills.
    Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to
    mailto:hr@fosterquan.com, referencing the position title in the
    subject line.
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    Gain the competitive edge with your new website from INSZoom, the
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Overdue Due Process For Immigrants
    Attorney General Holder took a step towards restoring a semblance
    of constitutional protection to all Americans last week, when he
    overturned the decision of Attorney General Mukasey in Matter of
    Compean, an Immigration Court matter pertaining to ineffective
    assistance to counsel.
    (b) Group Recommends Immigration Court Improvements
    A national advocacy group recommended Wednesday improving the
    country's beleaguered immigration court system by reforming how
    judges are selected and promoting impartiality.
    (c) Newspaper Subscribers Get Petitions On Immigration
    Illegal immigration opponents are paying for their petitions to
    be sent to newspaper subscribers in at least three Washington
    counties this week with a goal of gathering more signatures for a
    statewide initiative.
    (d) Utah AG Launches Immigration Strike Force
    Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has launched a new strike
    force to focus on felony crimes committed by and against
    undocumented immigrants.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0612.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    If you have a professional announcement such as: New Position,
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Wednesday's brutal murder at the Holocaust Museum by a crazed
    anti-Semite and white supremacist underscores the danger of
    allowing racial hatred to go unchecked. The 88 year old suspect
    in this horrendous crime was hardly operating in secret; he had
    already served time in jail for a racial attack and was an open
    hate group member, in addition to having his own racist blog. A
    half century ago, it was hardly unusual for many, if not most,
    white, Christian Americans to despise Jews and people of color,
    as Robert Yang's letter (06/11/09 ID) also points out. Violence
    against minorities was all too common, including but by no means
    limited to black victims of hatred in the South. Today, the main
    objects of hatred for many white Americans have changed; the
    prime targets are now Latino, Asian and Middle Eastern immigrants
    rather than native born Jews and African-Americans. Nor are anti-
    immigrant groups advocating physical violence, except for the
    lunatic fringe. But their calls for mass incarceration and
    deportation of millions of minority immigrants seeking a better
    life in this country, but who have no access to legal visas under
    our current, antiquated immigration laws (as well as their legal,
    American-born, US citizen children) are motivated by the same
    feelings of racial hatred that led to Wednesday's killing. Lou
    Dobbs, for example, lost no time in trying to tie Muslims in with
    the Holocaust Museum murder, even though it was committed by a
    follower of Adolf Hitler who had no connection with Islam
    whatsoever. America needs to focus less on persecuting immigrants
    and more on combating the hatemongers among us, including those
    who have hijacked our immigration policy and are blocking reform.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY
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  5. Jun 11 - Widow Reprieve

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    June 11, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0611.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Widow Reprieve
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For A New Universe of Risks -
        "Random" Audits by Federal Document and Benefits Fraud Task
        Forces
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Motions to Reopen Based On Ineffective Assistance Of
        Counsel Viable Again by Alan Lee, Esq.
        (b) The Market, Or The Welfare State by Paul L. Poirot for
        the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) DHS Grants Interim Relief To Widows Of Citizens
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
        (d) Credential Evaluation
        (e) J-1 Visa Program
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Schumer: Sotomayor 'Within the Judicial Mainstream' On
        Immigration
        (b) Judge: Immigrants' rights violated in raids
        (c) Family Of girl, 11, Battles Her Deportation To Poland
        (d) St. Mary's University Graduate Deportation Delayed
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Robert Yang
        (c) Rikin Thakker
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    1.  COMMENT
    Widow Reprieve
    The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/us/10widows.html?ref=global-home
    reports that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has granted a two-
    year reprieve to widows and widowers of US Citizens whose
    applications for permanent residency were denied due to the death
    of their spouses. "While Ms. Napolitano's order does not change
    or abolish the law, as its opponents have sought, it suspends
    action, including deportation proceedings, in cases involving
    widows and widowers who reside in the United States and were
    married for fewer than two years before their spouses died."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is The Deadline For A New Universe of Risks - "Random"
    Audits by Federal Document and Benefits Fraud Task Forces
    The curriculum for the Thursday June 11th second session of
    "Consular Processing For Experts" is as follows:
    ++ Hard lessons from the al-Haramain and Kuene Cases - Targeted
    Surveillance of Attorney-Client Communications and Task Force
    "Sting" Operations against Attorneys with Foreign Clients
    ++ Practice before multiple agencies pose special risks for
    immigration attorneys - risks and duties of lawyers along the
    lifespan of exposure from initial client contact to disposal of
    closed case records.  Multiple agency data mining and information
    sharing of records obtained in the US and abroad.
    ++ Everyone's at Risk - random document and benefits fraud
    audits, ICE data mining process, profiling programs.  Avoid being
    selected for "random" audits.
    ++ H and L cases, LCAs, evaluations, corporate records - prime
    targets for joint State Dept DS and DOL investigations, DBFTFs,
    and other multiple agency task forces.
    ++ The expanding view of attorney culpability and mandatory Due
    Diligence requirements in all practice areas before federal
    agencies -
    ++ Discussion of select consular posts
    ++ Hot topics update
        
    Don't wait to register, today is the deadline. For more info,
    including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
    information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200913.shtm. Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200913.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Motions to Reopen Based On Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel
    Viable Again
    Alan Lee, Esq. writes "The Attorney General's action is a further
    repudiation of some of the immigration abuses of the Bush
    Administration and a highly encouraging sign of where Mr. Obama
    wants to lead the immigration debate."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0611-lee.shtm
    http://www.alanleelaw.com/english/profile.htm
    (b) The Market, Or The Welfare State
    Paul L. Poirot for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "One man's labor may or may not substitute satisfactorily for
    that of another - or it may serve in one situation but not in
    others. "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0611-poirot.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is
    promising immigration will be one of three major legislative
    priorities this year."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0611-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DHS Grants Interim Relief To Widows Of Citizens
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano granted deferred action for two
    years to widows and widowers of US citizens-as well as their
    unmarried children under 18 years old - who reside in the US and
    who were married for less than two years prior to their spouse's
    death.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0611-widows.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI),
    http://www.refugees.org/
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    seeking a highly motivated proven leader to serve as Vice
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    services. The Vice President reports to the President and CEO and
    works as part of the Senior Management Team. Strong and
    significant experience in program growth, development of
    proposals, project design, implementation and management, is
    required.  He/She will have budget, fundraising and supervisory
    responsibilities.  For a more detailed job description and
    application process please visit job openings at www.refugees.org
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    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY -  Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a
    nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for a
    paralegal with 2-3 years of experience to handle a variety of
    employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research
    organizations from its New York City office.  You will work with
    attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other
    professionals to determine their skills and background, draft
    documents to establish their eligibility for immigration
    benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process.
    If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are
    a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and
    procedures; and have a Bachelor.s degree with excellent academic
    credentials along with 2-3 years of immigration experience,
    please email your resume and a brief writing sample to:
    mailto:hrpa@klaskolaw.com. Information about the firm can be
    found at www.klaskolaw.com.
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    Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP,
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Schumer: Sotomayor 'Within the Judicial Mainstream' On
    Immigration
    Of the 848 asylum cases in which Sotomayor has taken part,
    Schumer's aides say, she sided with the foreigner over the
    government in 144 of them, or 17 percent of the time.
    (b) Judge: Immigrants' rights violated in raids
    A federal judge has halted the deportation of four New Haven
    residents arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents
    during raids in Fair Haven in 2007.
    (c) Family Of girl, 11, Battles Her Deportation To Poland
    8-year-old paperwork problem could split Forsyth girl from her
    parents, who are citizens.
    (d) St. Mary's University Graduate Deportation Delayed
    A St. Mary's University honors graduate who could be deported to
    Mexico was granted a three-month continuance in federal
    immigration court this morning.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0611.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
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    (a) Immigration Event - Washington DC
    'How are Iraqi refugees faring in the US?' Sponsored by the
    Migration Policy Institute, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16,
    2009, MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300 (Third
    Floor), Washington, DC 20036
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    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    In response to Honza Prchal's letter (06/10/09 ID), I did not
    mean to imply that an "amnesty" or legalization program for
    illegal would-be immigrants should be free of fines or other
    reasonable conditions. The point of my letter was that there is
    such fierce opposition to any form of amnesty or legalization on
    the part of the anti-immigrant zealots who dominate the public
    debate on this issue that there may never be a chance to have a
    rational discussion about what the terms of amnesty should be. In
    my letter, I compared the fury that the word "amnesty" generates
    in many Americans today with the rage that the concept of
    "busing" created in the civil rights era. For those readers who
    are under a certain age, I will explain that "busing" meant
    assigning children to public schools that might not have been
    closest to their homes in order to achieve the desegregation
    objectives of the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v, Board of Education
    decision. Desegregation opponents complained that spending a
    longer time on a school bus in order to achieve racial
    integration would destroy the lives of America's children, and
    they called for the impeachment of Chief Justice Earl Warren with
    the same venom and hatred that today's legalization opponents
    show in their slogan: "No amnesty for illegals". In each case,
    the real issue was not whether it was a good idea to make
    children spend more time on a bus, or whether it is a good idea
    to give legal status now to those who do not currently have it,
    but whether black children could go to previously all white
    schools then, and whether millions of Latinos will be able to
    become part of American society now - in other words, it was then
    and is now all about race. 
    Roger Algase, Esq.    New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    My letters contain a lot of incovenient truth and no political
    correctness and I realize that they have offended so many
    individuals who read them and I will never apologize for my blunt
    statements. We, our ancestors and others at some point in their
    life moved around here and there for survival, pursuing freedom,
    liberty, prosperity and better opportunities and we never know
    whether our ancestors have immigrated "legally" or "illegally" in
    the past and perhaps got some kind of "amnesties" from the
    Natives of the lands as well. I don't believe and support Welfare
    State for all nor open immigration with forever "free lunch
    buffets" attached and that immigrants and citizens alike who
    never contribute anything yet to Social Safety net system should
    benefit from it. It's unfair, absurd and unstainable. I
    particularly mentioned about Chinese and Jewish diaspora, because
    the two people are known and scattered around the world and
    living as strangers in foreign lands. We understand and endure so
    much with name callings, racism, holocaust, genocide, racial
    tensions and backlash from what so called as "natives" and yet we
    always try to survive and thrive. If I have very sharp rebuke and
    condemnation of my fellow Chinese Americans that become selfish
    restrictionist and nativist and also some Jewish and Christians
    as well, I only try to remind them our own roots in the past and
    yes our ancestors were in the same shoes and positions as today
    immigrants legal or illegal ones.
    Robert Yang
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I heard the following conversation on NPR (Market Place of
    American Public Media) yesterday. It was on Entrepreneurship and
    how immigrants can help recover the economy. The following was
    mentioned during conversation and thought it would be a good
    piece for you to cite on your daily news-roundup on immigration
    updates. Quote: "I think it's a legitimate point, of attaching
    green cards to post-graduate diplomas in this country." The
    source of the Entrepreneurship story was Washington Monthly.
    Rikin Thakker
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