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  1. Aug 10 - Confederacy, Sotomayor, Birthers

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    August 10, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0810.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Confederacy, Sotomayor, Birthers
    2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
        Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) New Americans In The Tar Heel State: The Growing Economic
        And Political Clout Of Immigrants And Latinos In North
        Carolina by Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy
        Center
        (b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
    4.  News:
        (a) Neufeld, Scialabba, Chang Memo On Conditional Permanent
        Residents And Naturalization
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) J-1 Visa Program
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Florida's Senator Mel Martinez To Step Down
        (b) CBP Offers $250,000 Reward for Information on Agent
        Rosas' Murder
        (c) Immigration Effort Draws GOP Backer
        (d) USCIS Makes It Easier To Check Immigration Case Status
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Share Your Professional News
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) John J. Brannigan
        (c) Ben
        (d) Robert Yang
        (e) Jim Roberts
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    1.  COMMENT
    Confederacy, Sotomayor, Birthers
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as Associate Justice of the
    US Supreme Court, the Senate vote was 68 yeas to 31 nays (Mr.
    Kennedy of Massachusetts was too ill to vote). The states that
    were part of the Confederacy in the Civil War voted against
    confirming Ms. Sotomayor by 10 yeas to 12 nays. By contrast the
    states that were then part of the Union voted for confirming her
    by 43 yeas to 6 nays. The South is certainly entitled to its
    opinion, just as other regions of the country are. However, the
    numbers above show the danger in one region of the country
    dominating a party. The Republican party has become beholden to
    the South, and Republican voices from other parts of the country
    are now muted, and in danger of becoming entirely lost. This is
    not just dangerous for the Republican party, its bad news for the
    country too. And all this is intimately tied up with immigration
    since the CIR bill will likely hit the Senate floor in less than
    10 weeks, and Republican votes will be pivotal to its passage.
    This is so since some Democratic Senators can reliably be
    expected to vote against CIR (an example is ex-Klansman now
    Senator Byrd, of West Virginia, a border state that is now
    culturally southern). The Republican voice on immigration today
    is unfortunately not that of statesmen like Sen. Graham of South
    Carolina (he correctly called the anti-immigrationists bigots),
    but that of the weirdos called Birthers, who have defeated the
    anti-immigrationists for the position of the extreme right of the
    Republican party. The latest in the bizarre Birther saga is the
    submission to a court by one of their principal miscreants of a
    "Kenyan Birth Certificate"
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=105764
    purporting to be that of President Obama. Internet bloggers
    quickly proved the document a hilarious forgery.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/8/3/761506/-Hilarious:-Source-
    of-Forged-Kenyan-Birth-Certificate-(Updated)
    The ridicule the Birthers have heaped on the nation is now being
    returned in kind, use http://kenyanbirthcertificategenerator.com/
    http://kenyanbirthcertificategenerator.com/
    to generate a birth certificate for each loony Birther disturbing
    the peace in your neighborhood.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
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    ++What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) New Americans In The Tar Heel State: The Growing Economic And
    Political Clout Of Immigrants And Latinos In North Carolina
    Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "At
    a time of deepening recession, North Carolina can ill-afford to
    alienate or marginalize such a fast-growing component of its
    labor force, tax base, and business community."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0810-giovagnoli.pdf
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/
    (b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Will immigrants alleged to have
    committed civil immigration violations be housed more humanely,
    with protection of their dignity, sensitivity to family needs,
    and access to law libraries and legal counsel assured?"
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0810-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/index.cfm/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Neufeld, Scialabba, Chang Memo On Conditional Permanent
    Residents And Naturalization
    USCIS Domestic Operations Acting Associate Director Donald
    Neufeld, Refugee, Asylum & International Operations Associate
    Director Lori Scialabba and Office of Policy and Strategy Acting
    Chief Chang issued a memo provides field guidance on
    circumstances under which an alien who was admitted as
    conditional permanent resident pursuant to section 216 of the INA
    may be naturalized under section 319(b) of the Act prior to the
    removal of the conditions.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0810-neufeld.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorneys for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division in
    Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include, but are not limited
    to, advising the Division Chief, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS on
    issues relating to US immigration laws and international treaty
    obligations, and providing legal advice on domestic asylum law
    and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary
    protected status, and the Convention Against Torture. J.D.
    degree, active bar membership, 1+ years of post-J.D. experience
    required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0007  here.
    http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
    Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (5 pps. max) (2) resume
    (3) cover letter, to mailto:Ronald.Whitney@dhs.gov All
    submissions must be received by close of business on August 14,
    2009. GS-13/15. Position open until filled. No relocation
    allowance offered.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an
    experienced attorney with experience in immigration law and
    training for the Training and Knowledge Management Division
    (TKMD). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
    development of course materials and delivering of instruction,
    developing and managing content with the USCIS Knowledge
    Management Center, and serving as an advisor to the Chief of the
    TKMD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS on issues relating to
    immigration laws. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 3+ years of
    post-J.D. experience and experience in classroom instruction
    required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0006 here.
    http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
    Applicants must submit (1) cover letter (2) resume , (3) two
    writing samples (10 pps. max) to mailto:Janice.Neetenbeek@dhs.gov
    OR Mail to: Janice Neetenbeek, Chief, Training and Knowledge
    Management Division, OCC, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
    Services, 8801 N.W. 7th Ave., Suite 2012 Miami, Florida 33150.
    Applications faxed or submitted through USAJOBS will not be
    considered. All submissions must be received by close of business
    on August 14, 2009. GS-13/15. No relocation allowance offered.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Midtown NYC - Attorney for nationally recognized immigration firm
    http://www.jeffries-law.com/
    specializing in immigration for physicians, scientists, and
    business professions. Will train but experience with O-1's and
    EB-1's a plus. Please send resume + writing sample to
    mailto:info@jeffries-law.com.
    (d) J-1 Visa Program
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    Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international
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    (e) Case Management Technology
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Florida's Senator Mel Martinez To Step Down
    Sen. Mel Martinez told friends and supporters Friday in an e-mail
    that he'll step down from the Senate as soon as a replacement is
    appointed to fill out his term.
    (b) CBP Offers $250,000 Reward for Information on Agent Rosas'
    Murder
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering a $250,000 reward
    for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the
    individual(s) responsible for the death of U.S. Border Patrol
    Agent Robert Rosas, who was killed in the line of duty July 23
    near Campo, Calif.
    (c) Immigration Effort Draws GOP Backer
    Senate Democrats have found a Republican in Sen. Lindsey Graham
    to help them push for passage of a comprehensive immigration
    overhaul this year.
    (d) USCIS Makes It Easier To Check Immigration Case Status
    This new process standardizes customer service and streamlines
    processing of customer inquiries at USCIS Service Centers.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0810.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) Share Your Professional News
    Send your professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    Examples include: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers &
    Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate,
    New Attorney, New Partner. This is a free service.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    The debate about "immigration reform" has little to do with
    reform, but more with providing amnesty for people who have
    knowingly and willfully violated US law. To those who have
    overstayed their nonimmigrant visas and to those who have entered
    the US without inspection, I can only say this: You have violated
    the laws of the United States of America. These lawbreakers are
    not bona fide refugees, fleeing death or the destruction of their
    lives. Overstays often are educated people, who could make a
    living anywhere in the world, but prefer life in the US. Illegals
    often are people fleeing the poverty of their own countries south
    of the border. Their plight is not the problem of Americans, but
    is that of their own country's government. It is up to them to
    change what they don't like at home, just as US Patriots did in
    1776. The ease of entry at the southern border is blatant
    violation of law. I cannot violate Mexican immigration law by
    working in Mexico. If I do, I will be jailed - a worse jail than
    anything in the US, even Sheriff Joe's. I fail to understand the
    emotional side of immigration vs. the legal side. While I am
    compassionate, as a lawyer, I believe in the rule of law and in
    the US Constitution, neither of which provide for Amnesty for
    illegals or for any other law breaker. Laws are designed for the
    benefits of the citizens of the country that passes the laws. If
    America needs foreign workers, pass a law allowing it. American
    immigration laws are not per se unjust; they are just unrealistic
    in the 21st century and need to be reformed. But that reform has
    no right to ask the US taxpayers to fund an expensive and
    unworkable Amnesty program. ,
    David D. Murray, Esq.              Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    In regards to the letter from Cheryl Saienni (08/07/09 ID), I
    have lived in Guatemala for eight years. Most all of the ATM
    machines in Mexico and Central and South America are optional
    Spanish and English. All cell phones are optional Spanish and
    English. Most of the people I know in Guatemala and Mexico are
    not bigoted and try to be very helpful and courteous when someone
    does not understand their language.   If Sheriff Joe worked for
    the PNC in Guatemala, all the Norte Americana's would be in
    trouble. Talk about profiling we stand out like a sore thumb.
    Most Americans drive without a license or an expired license.
    Many over stay their visas. The fine for these offenses is very
    small and the police are always courteous and explain how to
    correct the problem. How un-like Homeland Security. I have never
    heard of any Americans that were deported for these problems.
    If immigration were less costly then the fees charged by uscis
    and were not rejected so many times people would immigrate
    legally. It now stands that it is less time consuming and far
    cheaper to hire a coyote. It is certainly more efficient.
    John J. Brannigan
    (c) Dear Editor:
    There is an interesting article in Senator Kay Bailey
    Hutchinson's website concerning the proposed healthcare reform
    bill perused page by page.  Here are points directly dealing with
    immigration:Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will
    decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
    Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided
    with free healthcare services.  Page 58: Every person will be
    issued a National ID Healthcard.  Page 91: Government mandates
    linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal
    aliens  Page 170: Any non-resident alien is exempt from
    individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
    Ben
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Regarding Mr. Murray's letter (08/07/09 ID): I am an ABC, America
    Born Chinese, whose ancestors have endured racist, unjust
    immigration restrictions and names calling as well. Immigration
    restriction won't work if it's designed to discourage foreign
    competition. It's crazy to support and expect all 6.5 billions +
    global population to move into our country and it's also
    imposibble to embrace xenophobia and isolationism in the age of
    internet and globalization. We can inspire other nations to
    commit themselves in good governance, democracy, respecting human
    rights and sustainable developments so their citizens can live
    happily and peacefully within their own countries and enjoy
    decent living standard without thinking of immigrating to other
    countries . We must lead in sustaining global peace and stability
    by abolishing all theocracies and dictatorship worldwide who love
    to manipulate faiths to incite hatred, terrorism, segregration,
    apartheid policies, sexism, genocide and sectarian wars. We can
    help Mexico fighting its dangerous organized crime problem by
    enacting capital punishment on drug dealers here at home and
    harsh punishment on drugs abusers or completely legalize drugs.
    We must to pressure our lawmakers to stop waging expensive wars
    for special interests' profits so we can pay for our health care
    reform and investment in education and infrastructures so we can
    compete in the 21st. century. Resolving immigration issues must
    include common sense and holistic view. I strongly believe that
    any self sufficient, healthy, non criminal human beings should
    have freedom to live and work anywhere in this planet without
    prejudice and restrictions.
    Robert Yang
    (e) Dear Editor:
    With reference to ID Comment on Detention Overhaul (08/07/09 ID),
    the only "change" that needs to be made regarding entry violators
    is that this serious crime needs to be made a felony for first
    timers, not just subsequent as at present. This would resolve the
    287g controversy of overlooking "non-criminals".  If citizens can
    be made felons for mere paperwork errors in buying a firearm, a
    Constitutional right, certainly non-citizens should for the real,
    deliberate crime of illegal presence. This would be real CIR, not
    phony, fiat, un-deserved amnesty and more catering to the
    illegals. The D. Murray letter (08/07/09 ID) falsely believes
    that the addition of an Esq. after the name enhances the
    credibility of the content which which is absurd and the practice
    is in reality, anti-American and a relic of the English King
    hierarchical society dominated by titles, ranks, and nobilities.
    Letter content is the only valid criteria to "evaluate a letter",
    the same way that in America, performance, facts and content of
    character are germane. By this standard, entry enthusiasts and
    open border advocates lack credibility and come up short when
    they deliberately misconstrue the prudent, limited, enforced
    position of restrictionists as "anti-immigrant", "negative",
    "racist", "bigoted", "hateful", "hate-mongers" and other such
    hyperbole which only displays the bankruptcy of logic and/or
    "fresh ideas" of the former and the wisdom of the latter. The F.
    Wooldridge letter (08/05/09 ID) was right on point with:
    "Educated nitwits don't get it. We dealing with our country being
    overwhelmed by another 100 million people in 30 years because of
    immigration".  Grandmother Joad was right in her profound,
    "Grapes of Wrath" comment: "We're the people and they just can't
    stop us".
    Jim Roberts
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  2. Aug 7 - Detention Overhaul

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    August 7, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0807.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Detention Overhaul
    2.  Focus: Inventory Closeout For Removal Book
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law by Carl
        Shusterman
        (b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by
        Christopher T. Musillo
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Reopens Fiscal Year 2009 H-2B Petition Filing
        Period
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Administration Announces Overhaul Of Immigration
        Detention System
        (b) Petitions For US worker Green Cards Down Sharply
        (c) 2 Charged In Immigration Consultant Scam In NYC
        (d) Immigration: Let's Get Over It Already
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Partner
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Gladys C Farris
        (d) Cheryl Saienni
        (e) Gail Rogers
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    1.  COMMENT
    Detention Overhaul
    Los Angeles Times
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/08/obama-administration-announces-changes-in-detention-system.html
    reports "The Obama administration announced plans today to change
    how immigration violators are detained in the U.S. by shifting
    from a system that relies on a network of jails and private
    prisons to one that is designed specifically for civil detention.
    As part of the plan, which will take years to implement, U.S.
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement will review its roughly 350
    existing operating contracts and will increase oversight
    throughout the system." We welcome this move.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
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    ++Chapter 5:  Adjustment of status
    ++Chapter 6:  Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in
    Removal proceedings
    ++Chapter 7:  Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for
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    ++Chapter 8:  Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent
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    ++Chapter 9:  Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "If you are looking for a multi-million
    dollar settlement, immigration law is not for you."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0807-shusterman.shtm
    http://www.shusterman.com/
    (b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo writes "The next few months will shape
    America's nurse visa policy for years to come."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0807-musillo.shtm
    http://www.muimmigration.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Reopens Fiscal Year 2009 H-2B Petition Filing Period
    USCIS announced that it has reopened the fiscal year 2009 H-2B
    petition filing period and will immediately accept new H-2B
    petitions that meet certain specific criteria.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0807-h2b.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorneys for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division in
    Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include, but are not limited
    to, advising the Division Chief, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS on
    issues relating to US immigration laws and international treaty
    obligations, and providing legal advice on domestic asylum law
    and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary
    protected status, and the Convention Against Torture. J.D.
    degree, active bar membership, 1+ years of post-J.D. experience
    required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0007  here.
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    Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (5 pps. max) (2) resume
    (3) cover letter, to mailto:Ronald.Whitney@dhs.gov All
    submissions must be received by close of business on August 14,
    2009. GS-13/15. Position open until filled. No relocation
    allowance offered.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an
    experienced attorney with experience in immigration law and
    training for the Training and Knowledge Management Division
    (TKMD). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
    development of course materials and delivering of instruction,
    developing and managing content with the USCIS Knowledge
    Management Center, and serving as an advisor to the Chief of the
    TKMD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS on issues relating to
    immigration laws. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 3+ years of
    post-J.D. experience and experience in classroom instruction
    required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0006 here.
    http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
    Applicants must submit (1) cover letter (2) resume , (3) two
    writing samples (10 pps. max) to mailto:Janice.Neetenbeek@dhs.gov
    OR Mail to: Janice Neetenbeek, Chief, Training and Knowledge
    Management Division, OCC, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
    Services, 8801 N.W. 7th Ave., Suite 2012 Miami, Florida 33150.
    Applications faxed or submitted through USAJOBS will not be
    considered. All submissions must be received by close of business
    on August 14, 2009. GS-13/15. No relocation allowance offered.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Midtown NYC - Attorney for nationally recognized immigration firm
    http://www.jeffries-law.com/
    specializing in immigration for physicians, scientists, and
    business professions. Will train but experience with O-1's and
    EB-1's a plus. Please send resume + writing sample to
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Administration Announces Overhaul Of Immigration Detention
    System
    The Obama administration announced plans Thursday to overhaul the
    nation's much-criticized immigration detention system by
    strengthening federal oversight and centralizing a 32,000-bed
    system now scattered throughout 350 local jails, state prisons
    and contract facilities, officials said.
    (b) Petitions For US worker Green Cards Down Sharply
    The number of petitions from employers trying to bring foreigners
    to work permanently in the U.S. has declined dramatically over
    the last two years, an Associated Press review of government data
    has found.
    (c) 2 Charged In Immigration Consultant Scam In NYC
    Two people have been arrested on charges of illegally practicing
    law and operating a fake immigration consultation business in New
    York City's Chinatown.
    (d) Immigration: Let's Get Over It Already
    In this excerpt, the fourth of five pieces to appear on TIME.com,
    [the author] argues that open borders and innovative immigration
    policy are critical to America's rebound.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0807.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 Partner
    Yee Durkin & Puri LLP is pleased to announce that Richa Puri,
    Esq. has joined the law firm as partner.  Ms. Puri possesses more
    than 7 years of experience handling a broad range of immigration
    matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Puri was an associate at
    Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.  www.yee-durkin.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    At Federalist Society meetings, the group is heavily peopled with
    immigrants and their children. It seems we are more politically
    diverse than native born attorneys. But groups like Numbers USA
    have found an appeal that gets around the membership composition
    which may interest readers of Immigration Daily. I've posted a
    rebuttal on the Federalist Linked-In site, for whatever it is
    worth.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.                 Birmingham, AL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    A lawyer submitting an opinion letter in ID has an Esq. after
    their name - but who are the other people who submit opinions? To
    evaluate a letter, shouldn't we know who is the writer and from
    where does their mindset come? Remember the person submitted ID
    letters under the moniker R.L. Ranger? He now is gone, but recent
    anti-immigrationist letters sound just like him/her. And for a
    while, Ali Alexander letters, were rather moderate at times, but
    we never discovered who he was, other than a Middle Eastern
    naturalized citizen with Hispanic relatives. We recently
    discovered Robert Yang is one of the "qualified individuals" for
    whom he seeks permanent residence, because he is one of them. Jim
    Roberts. Who is he and where are his opinions formed? His letters
    support Mark Krikorian and CIS and lock horns with Roger Algase,
    a dedicated lawyer, fighting injustice, championing civil rights,
    distinguishing himself since before the passage of the Civil
    Rights Act in 1964. Now we have the pen of Haydee Pavia (08/04/09
    ID), South American born, whose letter with pull-up-the-ladder
    mentality recommends fixing our government, rather than fixing
    immigration because, "Our government is broken and it no longer
    wants to enforce our laws, mostly immigration laws." VDARE
    website, a hate monger group whose readers viciously attacked me
    by email several years ago for my opinions supporting H-1B,
    reports Haydee is a South American born "activist" with the
    California Coalition for Immigration Reform, an immigration
    restrictionist group that evidently hates Hispanics. (Not all
    South Americans, and not all Mexicans, are "Hispanic") So, will
    the US get any meaningful legal immigration reform in the next
    four years? In my opinion no. Not while the atmosphere it is a
    hotbed of bigotry, hate and politics. Let's move on with fresh
    ideas.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I can see that what is happening is Ms Napolitano is an enforcer
    of the law in Immigration and not deliver a better system for
    those who are awaiting to be legalized.  In my opinion part of
    the undocumented are families member of those who are citizen and
    or Legal Permanent Resident who applied many months or years ago
    and the system has been processing so slow for whatever category
    the family member is.  So in reality I say from what I can deifer
    the amount to be about 30 million half or maybe less than that
    are undocumented with no chance to legalized unless a law is
    created in immigration.  Can you imagine a person awaiting to be
    legalized maybe 16 to 20 years after the I-130 was approved?
    Gladys C Farris
    (d) Dear Editor:
    So many Americans  are forgetting that this is the US and we need
    to enforce the laws. What is the reason we as Americans have to
    "press 1 for English"?  In the US, English is our language.  In
    the event we go to Mexico do you actually think they will treat
    us with respect and have things in English for us?  Think not.
    If they want to live in the US they need to learn the language
    and become citizens and respect our flag and all that goes with
    it.   Sheriff Joe does not tolerate any harassment  from anyone
    and that is a good thing maybe more of the officials need to take
    notice and apply some of his beliefs and get serious about
    protecting the USA.     God bless the USA. Let's take back our
    country and enforce the laws and remember we are the Americans
    and English is the language
    Cheryl Saienni
    (e) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID) Joe Arpaio is the best thing
    that ever happened to this country.   Too bad we can't clone him
    and put him in every city and state in the US.  He calls a spade
    a spade and has the guts to treat criminals exactly as they
    should be treated.  As he says, "if you don't like it, don't come
    back!"  However, there are far too many jerks in the country that
    won't take his advice.
    Gail Rogers
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  3. Aug 6 - Last But Not Least

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    August 6, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0806.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Last But Not Least
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Family Immigration For
        Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Immigration Due Diligence: Costly To Ignore, But Not To
        Implement by Robert A. McGraw
        (b) Ignoring Real Privacy Problems by James Plummer for the
        Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: Feb 2008
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Forensic Psychology Services
        (e) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Latino Immigration And Ethnic Profiling
        (b) Pair Being Held On Immigration Charges File Suit
        (c) Legal Immigrants Need Better Protection From Scams
        (d) Judge Refuses To Toss Racial Profiling Case
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Submit Your Announcement
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Steve Landess
        (b) Manuel Martinez
        (c) K.W.E.
        (d) Rogelio Quesada
        (e) Rodo D.
        (f) GNM
        (g) Ridinin
        (h) Jack
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    1.  COMMENT
    Last But Not Least
    In her first week at DHS, Secretary Napolitano issued about a
    dozen "action directives". The very last of these was on
    immigration.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0203-immigration.shtm
    Perhaps this was just coincidence, or perhaps Ms. Napolitano
    believes that immigrants should be last in line for her attention
    after her other weighty duties have been handled.
    We believe that DHS can and should take more muscular action to
    deliver immigration benefits. As Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta
    have argued,
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-endelman.shtm
    DHS acting alone without legislative intervention, can, within
    the four square corners of the INA as currently written, deliver
    decisive quantities of immigration benefits to the undocumented -
    past, present and future. Legal work authorization and ability to
    travel, albeit upto one years duration only each, can be granted
    by DHS without any act of Congress.
    The time is past when Ms. Napolitano and the Administration were
    new to the job, and deserved the country's patience. The country
    can now reasonably expect results from those whose office derives
    from the 2008 election. We urge those in the corridors of power
    in DC to take a close look at the article by Mr. Endelman and Mr.
    Mehta, and either through those ideas or otherwise, begin
    delivering substantial quantities of immigration benefits without
    delay.
    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 Family Immigration For Beginners
    ILW.COM's latest seminar is Family Immigration For Beginners,
    with speakers Douglas Hauer (discussion leader), Kehrela
    Hodkinson, Maria Frenn Kallmeyer, Eileen Morrison, Liam Schwartz
    and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on August 6: Overview of Family-Based
    Immigration, Basic Definitions in the INA and How to Complete and
    File a Form I-130
    ++ Who is eligible for family-based immigration sponsorship?
    ++ What is an immediate relative?
    ++ What is a "spouse" under the INA? Do same-sex spouses qualify
    for any benefits?
    ++ How does the preference system for family-based immigration
    work?
    ++ What is a "child" under the law?
    ++ How do you read the Visa Bulletin?
    ++ What countries send the most family-based immigrants to the
    United States?
    ++ How do you complete and document a Form I-130? Where do you
    file an I-130?  When may you file an I-130 with a U.S. Embassy or
    Consulate?
    SECOND Phone Session on September 3: Applying for Adjustment of
    Status and Consular Processing
    ++ Who is eligible for adjustment of status? How do you complete
    and file a Form I-485?
    ++ When would an individual apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S.
    consular post?
    ++ How do you complete and file a DS-230, immigrant visa
    application?
    ++ What role does the National Visa Center play in consular
    processing of family-based immigration cases?
    ++ What "red flags" should you look out for in preparing an
    adjustment of status or immigrant visa application?
    ++ How do you advise clients in providing evidence of the bona
    fides of a marital relationship?
    ++ How do you complete Form I-864? What documentation should you
    include to support a Form I-864?
    ++ When should you preemptively file a Form I-601 waiver request?
    ++ What is advance parole?
    ++ How do previous status violations and unlawful presence impact
    adjustment of status and immigration visa applications?
    THIRD Phone Session on October 8: Important Strategy and Legal
    Considerations for Family-Based Immigration Cases
    ++ How does the law work with adoption?
    ++ What is conditional residence?
    ++ What do you need to know about I-751 petitions?
    ++ What happens when a petitioner in a family-based immigration
    case dies? Is there a process for reinstating a petition after
    death of the petitioner?
    ++ What dual representation issues arise in family-based
    immigration cases?
    ++ How do you prove familial ties in family-based cases? When do
    you need to rely on DNA testing to prove a relationship?
    ++ What does a sham marriage finding mean under INA 204(c)?
    ++ What if the sponsoring family member withdraws support of a
    petition before a green card process has been completed?
    ++ Should you ever question the authenticity of birth and
    marriage records?
    ++ Can an approved family-based petition be upgraded or
    downgraded?
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    today.
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Immigration Due Diligence: Costly To Ignore, But Not To
    Implement
    Robert A. McGraw writes "As governments at all levels flirt with
    ever more punitive laws and regulations, other corporate leaders
    should follow his example, and take control of their hiring
    process on their own schedule and in accordance with the
    company's best interest."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0806-mcgraw.shtm
    http://www.omegasecuresolutions.com/About_OSS.html
    (b) Ignoring Real Privacy Problems
    James Plummer for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "The folks who make up the behemoth known as the federal
    government have been fretting about privacy, especially Privacy
    in the Information Age."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0806-plummer.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "The ACLU has sent a letter to DHS Secretary
    Napolitano describing a hunger strike and claiming that solitary
    confinement is being used to punish detained immigrants who
    complain."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0806-siskind.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: Feb 2008
    The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation
    released the Feb 2008 issue of its publication, Immigration
    Litigation Bulletin
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0806-OIL.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorneys for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division in
    Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include, but are not limited
    to, advising the Division Chief, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS on
    issues relating to US immigration laws and international treaty
    obligations, and providing legal advice on domestic asylum law
    and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary
    protected status, and the Convention Against Torture. J.D.
    degree, active bar membership, 1+ years of post-J.D. experience
    required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0007  here.
    http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
    Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (5 pps. max) (2) resume
    (3) cover letter, to mailto:Ronald.Whitney@dhs.gov All
    submissions must be received by close of business on August 14,
    2009. GS-13/15. Position open until filled. No relocation
    allowance offered.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an
    experienced attorney with experience in immigration law and
    training for the Training and Knowledge Management Division
    (TKMD). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
    development of course materials and delivering of instruction,
    developing and managing content with the USCIS Knowledge
    Management Center, and serving as an advisor to the Chief of the
    TKMD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS on issues relating to
    immigration laws. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 3+ years of
    post-J.D. experience and experience in classroom instruction
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    http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
    Applicants must submit (1) cover letter (2) resume , (3) two
    writing samples (10 pps. max) to mailto:Janice.Neetenbeek@dhs.gov
    OR Mail to: Janice Neetenbeek, Chief, Training and Knowledge
    Management Division, OCC, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
    Services, 8801 N.W. 7th Ave., Suite 2012 Miami, Florida 33150.
    Applications faxed or submitted through USAJOBS will not be
    considered. All submissions must be received by close of business
    on August 14, 2009. GS-13/15. No relocation allowance offered.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Latino Immigration And Ethnic Profiling
    The arrest of Henry Louis Gates has brought more mainstream
    attention to the racial profiling of African Americans, but
    police profiling of Latinos, ostensibly grounded in "immigration
    enforcement," has generated equally disturbing, and bizarre,
    results.
    (b) Pair Being Held On Immigration Charges File Suit
    Two men being held on immigration charges have filed a federal
    lawsuit claiming that they -- and more than 1,000 people like
    them across Pennsylvania -- are being detained indefinitely with
    no chance to make bond.
    (c) Legal Immigrants Need Better Protection From Scams
     In particular, citizens of other nations who are eager to
     immigrate lawfully to the United States can fall victim to
     people who offer solutions that are too good to be true.
    (d) Judge Refuses To Toss Racial Profiling Case
    An immigrant-rights group has won a narrow victory in a civil
    rights complaint filed in response to Sonoma County's alleged
    practice of stopping and detaining Latinos in order to check on
    their immigration status.
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment (08/05/09 ID) on president Obama continuing
    the immigration policies of the Bush administration, ID must
    never have read any of Carroll Quigley's writings.  Professor
    Quigley (who was one of former president Clinton's law professors
    at Georgetown University) may have been conspiracy nut, but his
    words hold true even more today than when they were written in
    the 1960's. In 'Tragedy and Hope', he wrote: "The argument that
    the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies,
    one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a
    foolish idea acceptable only to the  doctrinaire and academic
    thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so
    that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any
    election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in
    policy."
    Steve Landess                Austin, TX
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment (08/05/09 ID): Obama cant put Hispanics to
    the back of the line because we have always been put there since
    1848. We can expect to be step kids to America while foreign
    immigrants are put in the front. All Hispanics citizens, natives
    are castigated as Aliens. Hispanics will not support Obama just
    to perpetuate Bush policy
    Manuel Martinez
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Si! to Carolyn J. Williams' letter (08/05/09 ID) for courageously
    standing up against the bigots who support America's own fascist
    sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Down with Janet Napolitano and her minions
    at ICE, who with their "enforcement" mania, are punishing
    employers for hiring anyone who speaks Spanish, and with their
    "inspection" obsession, are treating employers as if hiring legal
    immigrants is a crime.
    K.W.E.
    (d) Dear Editor:
    The 287g should have been revoked immediately.  It is creating
    havoc with the immigration community by separating families at a
    time when Comprehensive Reform is a few months away.  Glad to see
    Sheriff Joe... go!
    Rogelio Quesada
    (e) Dear Editor:
    I was astounded to see that some letters (08/05/09 ID) call
    Sheriff Arpaio "a champion", a "brave American" or someone worth
    of admiration. Mr. Arpaio's techniques to punish immigrants are
    inhumane and in no way represent what American has stood for. How
    can we keep men, women, children, elderly under inhumane
    conditions for months and months? How can we allow officials to
    treat people like this? This is an abuse of power that must be
    stopped. These immigrants might have broken the law, but how can
    we blame them when the system itself is obsolete and inefficient.
    I understand that some people might be upset because they "made
    the line," yet how can we ask individuals who are fleeing wars,
    domestic violence, hunger and poverty to wait 10-20 years for
    their turn to enter this country. They are just looking for a
    better future, and they are not asking for a free lunch... they
    are actually working and contributing in a positive way to our
    communities. I recently saw the movie "The Least of These"
    (available online for free at snagfilms.com). This film
    exemplifies just one part of the reality of what is happening
    within our borders, the detention centers. I highly recommend it.
    For me, it was an eyeopener that helped me understand the urgency
    of an immigration reform. The movie is fantastic and hopefully it
    will serve the purpose of raising awareness of what is truly
    happening with immigration enforcement.
    Rodo D.
    (f) Dear Editor:
    Sheriff Joe (08/04/09 ID Comment) is right and you are a bunch of
    anarchist who wish to destroy the USA as established by the
    constitution and the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of
    Independence. When is the last time you have read these
    documents, if ever.
    GNM
    (g) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID): You guys have no respect for
    the law. and you're lawyers.  What a joke.  You deserve no
    respect whatever from anyone who respects law and order, or our
    nation of laws.  It's you who are abusive, not Sheriff Arpaio.
    You abuse our society of laws and you abuse those who honorably
    carry out their sworn responsibility to enforce them.  You abuse
    all of us who live in this society and respect its laws.  Sheriff
    Arpaio is honorable; you're dishonorable.  You have destroyed the
    respect I once had for your profession, and I believe in time
    your lack of principles will destroy your profession.
    Ridinin
    (h) Dear Editor:
    You are condemming Joe with your slanted rhetoric (08/04/09 ID)
    ie;  ability to harm innocent immigrants. These people are
    illegal, don't you people know this? They are not immigrants they
    are illegal immigrants. When will you ever figure that out?   If
    you want them here you pay their way, don't ask me to. I am sick
    and tired of all of them and your type too.
    Jack
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  4. Aug 5 - Enforcement Policies Continue

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    August 5, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0805.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Enforcement Policies Continue
    2.  Focus: Deadline Is Tuesday, August 4 For Citizenship for
        Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Switzerland's Non-EU Immigrants: Their Integration And
        Swiss Attitudes by Julie Schindall for Migration Information
        Source
        (b) Comprehensive Immigration Reform And Leadership: Forging
        An Effective Compromise by Robert Gittelson
    4.  News:
        (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: Jan 2008
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Momentum Builds In Congress For Mandatory Worker
        Verification
        (b) Immigration Detention System Violates Civil Rights
        (c) Obama Continues Tough Immigration Stance
        (d) IG, Immigration Disagree On Transformation Steps
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Submit Your Announcement
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) E.S.F.
        (c) J. E. Smith
        (d) Mike Riebau
        (e) Charlie
        (f) Donald Miller
        (g) Frosty Wooldridge
        (h) Debi Holtzman
        (i) Carolyn J. Williams
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    1.  COMMENT
    Enforcement Policies Continue
    The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/04/us/politics/04immig.html
    reports that the Obama administration continues to use the
    enforcement policies of the Bush administration. "After early
    pledges by President Obama that he would moderate the Bush
    administration's tough policy on immigration enforcement, his
    administration is pursuing an aggressive strategy for an illegal-
    immigration crackdown that relies significantly on programs
    started by his predecessor."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    2.  FOCUS
    Deadline Is Tuesday, August 4 For Citizenship for Beginners
    Tuesday, August 4 is the deadline for the August 5th phone
    session of "Citizenship for Beginners", the curriculum is as
    follows:
    ++ 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, August 4th is the deadline. For
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Switzerland's Non-EU Immigrants: Their Integration And Swiss
    Attitudes
    Julie Schindall for Migration Information Source writes "Over the
    past few decades, Switzerland - which brought over thousands of
    guest workers from southern Europe after World War II - has also
    become home to a large population from the Balkans, along with
    immigrants from Asia and Africa."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0805-schindall.shtm
    http://www.migrationinformation.org/
    (b) Comprehensive Immigration Reform And Leadership: Forging An
    Effective Compromise
    Robert Gittelson writes "Not only must we forge a bill that will
    become law, we must insure that the final version of the bill
    will be worthy of our generation's "best and brightest"."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0805-gittelson.shtm
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: Jan 2008
    The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation
    released the Jan 2008 issue of its publication, Immigration
    Litigation Bulletin
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0805-OIL.pdf
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Momentum Builds In Congress For Mandatory Worker Verification
    Momentum appears to be growing for legislation that would require
    all employers, not just federal contractors, to use the E-Verify
    system to confirm that their employees are eligible to work in
    the United States.
    (b) Immigration Detention System Violates Civil Rights
    Over the past two decades, the U.S. immigrant detention system
    has fractured, exposing people to unjustified detainment and
    frequent violations of their civil and human rights.
    (c) Obama Continues Tough Immigration Stance
    Advocacy and Hispanic groups say they are disappointed with U.S.
    President Barack Obama's continued aggressive enforcement of
    immigration rules.
    (d) IG, Immigration Disagree On Transformation Steps
    The USCIS began the IT transformation project in 2005 after
    struggling with a backlog of 1.5 million cases and thousands of
    missing or poorly-organized paper files.
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    I am postponing my ID letter-writing break to mention additional
    thoughts on how the federal bureaucracy has hijacked the legal
    immigration system in pursuit of an anti-immigrant agenda.
    Example #1: Labor Certifications. Everyone knows that the basic
    premises of this system are absurd, as some recent ID letters
    have pointed out. But it is the most important employment-based
    green card that we have. Congress clearly intended that it should
    work - at least for a fair number of people. But the US Labor
    Department is doing everything possible to make sure that it
    doesn't work. When PERM was originally rolled out, the Labor
    Department said that it was designed to certify cases within a
    few days. Now, many cases take two years and are subject to a
    host of restrictive policies that make it virtually unworkable.
    Anti-immigration bureaucrats should should try to persuade
    Congress to repeal the law if they don't like labor
    certifications, instead of trying to do this through the back
    door by regulation. Example #2: The "updated" J-1 skills list is
    being misused in order to stop immigration from advanced
    countries, chiefly in Asia, that have no more of a "brain drain"
    problem (the original purpose of the skills list) than does the
    US itself. Example #3 - USCIS is sabotaging the Institution of
    Higher Education and Non-profit Research Organization exemptions
    to the H-1B cap. See my next letter.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Jim Roberts' letter (08/04/09 ID) is wrong to use my letter
    (07/31/09 ID) to try to justify his letter's negative attitude
    toward immigration, which I do not share. My letter simply
    pointed out that labor certification is a farce. Some of David D
    Murray's letters have made the same point. The same could be said
    for some (not all) other work visas. Some of them are based on
    legal fictions, such as the notion that someone who gets a green
    card through labor certification plans to stay with the
    sponsoring company. Nobody believes this. But does this mean that
    we should cut off or greatly reduce immigration, as Mr. Roberts
    letter would like us to do? Not at all. It only means that we
    should find a more realistic way to allow immigrants to come here
    legally. We might try a realistic point system, together with a
    less fictitious job offer ! system, as countries like Canada and
    Australia have done with a good deal of success. But this point
    system should not be limited to the Einsteins, Isaac Newtons,
    Andrew Carnegies and John D. Rockefellers among us, as the one
    that became part of the failed CIR proposal would have done in
    effect. It should give people who can contribute to our society,
    both with and without specialized skills, a fair chance,
    regardless of color. That is the American dream and the American
    way.
    E.S.F.
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Wishful thinking by ID Comment (08/04/09 ID) and immigration-at-
    all-costs types?   Janet Napolitano may not be reigning over the
    empire that she believes she does. All actions taken by her are
    dependent on a nuisance process called "Congressional Intent".
    Lady Janet may not be able to abolish the intent of the 287(g)
    provisions simply because AILA, LULAC, MALDEF, NALEO, gutless
    local law enforcement "leaders", or illegal alien
    defenders/supporters demand that she does so.   In a not very
    widely publicized July 14, 2009 letter to Napolitano, the
    principal architect of the 287(g) legislation, Senator Chuck
    Grassley, reminded Janet of the following: "...When it was
    created, the 287(g) program was meant to help officers arrest and
    detain all illegal immigrants - not just convicted criminals or
    serious offenders. There is nothing in the Act that requires that
    the aliens in question be criminal aliens or be convicted of or
    arrested for other offenses...". Senator Grassley went on to say
    that "...I am concerned that the changes being made will weaken
    our attempts to arrest and detain illegal immigrants in this
    country, no matter the magnitude of their crime..." Moreover, I
    believe that under titles 8 and 18 of the U. S. Code persons who
    entered the U. S. without inspection can be charged as having
    committed a crime, and not just a "simple administrative
    violation" as relates to those who are considered to be "visa
    overstays" or "visa violators"    Therefore, anti-
    restrictionists, don't get to dancing with too much glee too
    soon. If Senator Grassley gets his way, Lady Janet may well find
    herself seeking employment with the likes of Doris Meissner, who
    also did all she could to prevent the enforcement of immigration
    laws that she considered to be unappealing to her!
    J. E. Smith                 Brunswick, GA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID): I commend and admire Sheriff
    Arpaio for his stance on illegal immigration.  He sees the law as
    it is written and enforces it.  Perhaps the federal government
    should take lessons from this brave American.  When being in this
    country illegally is no longer a deportable offense, then the
    federal government can ignore immigration enforcement completely.
    Selective enforcement is not the answer.  Being in this country
    illegally is a lot like being just a little bit pregnant, you
    either are or you are not!  I do not see immigration enforcement
    any different than drug enforcement.  Legalizing drugs doesn't
    solve the drug problem and legalizing 12 million illegal aliens
    will not either.     Unfortunately, most 21st century law
    enforcement managers don't have the intestinal fortitude to stand
    their ground on this issue as does Sheriff Arpaio.
    Mike Riebau
    (e) Dear Editor:
    Sheriff Joe (08/04/09 ID Comment) is one of the few law officers
    in the country who actually follows the law when it comes to
    dealing with illegal immigrants.  He is a champion. He has more
    balls than any of our government officialswho refuse to inforce
    the immigration laws. When 75-80% of the country want illegal
    immigration stopped and those who are working, living and raping
    America should be stopped by any means possible. Tent cities may
    be better than the situation that many of these people came from
    and if it is not then they should be very glad to return to the
    country they snuck in from. Why provide big screen TV, exercise
    rooms and equipment, three squares a day, air conditioning, etc.
    to those who are not here legally and all that at taxpayers
    expense. There are many Americans, and especially now that the
    unemployment is so high, who might like what Sheriff Joe offers
    the illegal's.  Now ID comment is gloating that his funding will
    be cut off?  Check how many of us support Sheriff Joe before you
    count him out.
    Charlie
    (f) Dear Editor:
    We, the American people, need more "Sheriff Joes" (08/04/09 ID
    Comment), not fewer.  Most of us do not want our country to
    become a de facto extention of northern Mexico, demographically
    or culturally.  The only problem with our current immgration laws
    is that the are not strict enough.  We should pattern our laws in
    this regard after those of Mexico. I mean, isn't it all about
    "reciprocity"?
    Donald Miller
    (g) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID): Unlawful aliens that break
    into our country need to be arrested, detained, prosecuted and
    deported.  We either live under laws and the rule of law or your
    paper falls into the category of 'not important' and unworthy of
    further purchases by Americans.    Educated nitwits don't get it.
    We dealing with our country being overwhelmed by another 100
    million people in 30 years because of immigration.  AZ will turn
    into a desert ghost town of dried up cities from lack of water.
    Frosty Wooldridge
    (h) Dear Editor:
    I immigrated to the US from South Africa 7 years ago - legally.
    Whilst I do not agree with all of Sheriff Arpaio's actions, it
    amuses me that ID comment (08/04/09 ID) describe these people as
    "innocent immigrants".  Sir - with respect - I am an immigrant.
    I went about immigration the long, hard, legal way.   The people
    ID speaks of are not criminals, but they are illegal immigrants.
    Why call them "innocent immigrants"?    Is that not crediting
    them with something they did not accomplish legally?
    Debi Holtzman
    (i) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID): Sheriff Arpaio seemed to be
    running the wild wild west out there.  Eat up with power.  Poor
    man.  Get rid of him, vote him out of office.
    Carolyn J. Williams                 Houston, TX
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  5. Aug 4 - The End Of Sheriff Joe

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    August 4, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0804.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: The End Of Sheriff Joe
    2.  Focus: Family Immigration For Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) FTC New Rule And The Implications For Law Firms And Their
        Clients by Sardar N. Durrani, Esq.,and Andrea L. Sumpter,
        Esq.
        (b) Immigration Reform And Guest Workers: "We Wanted Workers;
        We Got People" by Daniel Shanfield
        (c) New Americans In The Old Dominion State: The Political
        And Economic Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In
        Virginia by Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy
        Center
    4.  News:
        (a) DOS Cable On DS-160 Online Application
        (b) DOS Cable On Ending E-Passport Exemption
        (c) DOS Cable On Revised J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Skills
        List
        (d) DOS Cable On Updated Medical Examination Forms
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) J-1 Visa Program
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Suits For Wrongful Deportation By ICE Rise
        (b) Detained and Abused
        (c) Kin Rescue 'Smuggled' Humans
        (d) Arizona Sheriff Balks At Feds' Enforcement Change
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Attorney
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Haydee Pavia
        (b) Jim Roberts
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    1.  COMMENT
    The End Of Sheriff Joe
    We believe that the Sheriff of Maricopa county, Arizona, Mr. Joe
    Arpaio, will likely lose his 287g agreement with DHS in early
    October 2009 (for the Associated Press background story, see
    here).
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i4nY72M0hFVOHUzIrqYpD67DoBxgD99PKJR80
    DHS's new 287g policy, set to go into effect in October, wisely
    targets serious criminals for 287g enforcement. Those whose only
    offense is to have run afoul of the immigration laws will no
    longer be targeted by local law enforcement after October. The 66
    local agencies who have 287g agreements have to let DHS know by
    then about their intentions to follow DHS policy, presumably
    those who disagree with DHS will no longer have 287g authority,
    nor the federal resources to run checks on those picked up. We
    believe that the Bush administration went too far in penalizing
    those caught up in our outdated immigration laws, which have not
    been amended to accommodate contemporary immigration levels.
    Elections have consequences, and those in the law enforcement
    community who believe all immigrants are terrorists until proven
    otherwise will likely have less and less support from the Federal
    enforcement infrastructure. While only the people of Maricopa
    county can remove him from office, Mr. Arpaio's ability to harm
    innocent immigrants will be dramatically curtailed come October
    2009. To those who have suffered unrelenting and inhumane
    harassment by Mr. Arpaio, October cannot come fast enough.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    2.  FOCUS
    Family Immigration For Beginners
    ILW.COM's latest seminar is Family Immigration For Beginners,
    with speakers Douglas Hauer (discussion leader), Kehrela
    Hodkinson, Maria Frenn Kallmeyer, Eileen Morrison, Liam Schwartz
    and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on August 6: Overview of Family-Based
    Immigration, Basic Definitions in the INA and How to Complete and
    File a Form I-130
    ++ Who is eligible for family-based immigration sponsorship?
    ++ What is an immediate relative?
    ++ What is a "spouse" under the INA? Do same-sex spouses qualify
    for any benefits?
    ++ How does the preference system for family-based immigration
    work?
    ++ What is a "child" under the law?
    ++ How do you read the Visa Bulletin?
    ++ What countries send the most family-based immigrants to the
    United States?
    ++ How do you complete and document a Form I-130? Where do you
    file an I-130?  When may you file an I-130 with a U.S. Embassy or
    Consulate?
    SECOND Phone Session on September 3: Applying for Adjustment of
    Status and Consular Processing
    ++ Who is eligible for adjustment of status? How do you complete
    and file a Form I-485?
    ++ When would an individual apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S.
    consular post?
    ++ How do you complete and file a DS-230, immigrant visa
    application?
    ++ What role does the National Visa Center play in consular
    processing of family-based immigration cases?
    ++ What "red flags" should you look out for in preparing an
    adjustment of status or immigrant visa application?
    ++ How do you advise clients in providing evidence of the bona
    fides of a marital relationship?
    ++ How do you complete Form I-864? What documentation should you
    include to support a Form I-864?
    ++ When should you preemptively file a Form I-601 waiver request?
    ++ What is advance parole?
    ++ How do previous status violations and unlawful presence impact
    adjustment of status and immigration visa applications?
    THIRD Phone Session on October 8: Important Strategy and Legal
    Considerations for Family-Based Immigration Cases
    ++ How does the law work with adoption?
    ++ What is conditional residence?
    ++ What do you need to know about I-751 petitions?
    ++ What happens when a petitioner in a family-based immigration
    case dies? Is there a process for reinstating a petition after
    death of the petitioner?
    ++ What dual representation issues arise in family-based
    immigration cases?
    ++ How do you prove familial ties in family-based cases? When do
    you need to rely on DNA testing to prove a relationship?
    ++ What does a sham marriage finding mean under INA 204(c)?
    ++ What if the sponsoring family member withdraws support of a
    petition before a green card process has been completed?
    ++ Should you ever question the authenticity of birth and
    marriage records?
    ++ Can an approved family-based petition be upgraded or
    downgraded?
    Wednesday, August 5th is the deadline to sign up. For more info,
    including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) FTC New Rule And The Implications For Law Firms And Their
    Clients
    Sardar N. Durrani, Esq.,and Andrea L. Sumpter, Esq. write "ABA
    President, H. Thomas Wells, denounces the rules as imposing "an
    undue burden on law firms, especially solo practitioners," while
    accomplishing "very little." "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-durrani.shtm
    http://www.durrani.com/
    (b) Immigration Reform And Guest Workers: "We Wanted Workers; We
    Got People"
    Daniel Shanfield writes "So we could accuse Democrats and the
    Obama Administration of shilling for organized labor, or we could
    see opposition to a guest worker program as just making sense."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-shanfield.shtm
    http://immigration-defense.typepad.com/daniel_shanfield_esq_immi/
    (c) New Americans In The Old Dominion State: The Political And
    Economic Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Virginia
    Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write
    "Immigrants make up more than 10% of the state's population, and
    44% of them are naturalized US citizens who are eligible to
    vote."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-giovagnoli.pdf
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOS Cable On DS-160 Online Application
    The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
    consular posts introducing the DS-160 NIV Online Application
    Form.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable1.shtm
    (b) DOS Cable On Ending E-Passport Exemption
    The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
    consular posts informing them of further guidance and talking
    points on ending the E-Passport exemption for emergency and
    temporary passports.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable2.shtm
    (c) DOS Cable On Revised J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Skills List
    The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
    consular posts informing them of the revised 2009 J-1 visa
    exchange visitor skills list.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable3.shtm
    (d) DOS Cable On Updated Medical Examination Forms
    The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
    consular posts informing them of updated visa medical forms are
    now available.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable4.shtm
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Suits For Wrongful Deportation By ICE Rise
    Citizens who have been wrongfully locked up in immigration jails
    can't reclaim the months or years they spent behind bars, but
    some of them are seeking restitution and suing the U.S.
    government.
    (b) Detained and Abused
    One toxic remnant of one of the Bush administration's failed wars
    - the one on illegal immigrants - is immigration detention.
    (c) Kin Rescue 'Smuggled' Humans
    Two kidnappers suspected of "human smuggling" were attacked by
    bat-wielding relatives of their victims.
    (d) Arizona Sheriff Balks At Feds' Enforcement Change
    The Homeland Security Department wants Sheriff Joe Arpaio of
    Maricopa County, Ariz., to stop arresting illegal immigrants
    whose only crime was crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without
    documents.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0804.shtm#Headlines
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    7.  ComingsNGoings
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    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) New Attorney
    Stone & Grzegorek LLP is pleased to announce that Michele A.
    Buchanan has joined the law firm. Ms. Buchanan has more than 20
    years of experience in business immigration law, with an emphasis
    on multinational corporations, universities, scientists,
    investors, professionals, artists and entertainers.
    www.lskglaw.com
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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:
    Regarding the ID comment "Southerners And Immigration" (07/31/09
    ID) The issue here is illegal immigration. We are being invaded
    by   approximately over a Million people a year, just from our
    Southern   border. We do not need immigration law reform. We have
    excellent existing   immigration laws. What we need is government
    reform. Our government   is broken and it no longer wants to
    enforce our laws, mostly   immigration laws. We have elected
    officials who are beholden to big   business. Big business wants
    taxpayer subsidized imported labor from   poor countries and the
    corrupt politicians of both parties oblige. One does not need to
    be a southerner, a Republican nor a Democrat to   have common
    sense. Bringing poor people into this county for slave   cheap
    labor while the taxpayers have to pay for their social services
    is a new form of slavery where the taxpayers are the ones who
    pick up   the tab.  We always had American migrant farm workers
    who did the job   and we still have them if businesses are
    willing to pay decent wages. Out of control immigration is
    bringing poverty, ignorance, disease   and crime to our
    communities.  Time to stop talking about immigration   reform and
    time to start talking about cleaning up our government.
    Haydee Pavia                 Laguna Woods, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The habitual and deliberate hyperbole of parts of the letter of
    R. Algase (07/31/09 ID) seemingly have no limits.  Where before
    the previous letter wrongly stated that my letter's reference to
    "gated communities" meant "whites only", the latest letter twists
    my letter's advocacy of a limited, selected, enforced entry
    policy into being against any entry at all. One who supports
    prudent speed limits is not anti-auto or driving. But the letter
    calls for increased visas and open markets when Americans of all
    colors need jobs.  Apparently, the labor certification scam
    against citizens as mentioned by E.S.F. is not causing enough
    damage to US. And how does leaving the gates open to hoards of
    illegal "brown people" and others with little education add
    "skilled workers"? This is not "immigration, it is demographic
    invasion and dilution. What the letter needs to explain and not
    ignore is why the advocacy places a priority in favor of non-
    citizens over US citizens of all colors including whites?
    Regardless of the merits of Real ID, the R. Gittleson letter's
    portrayal of Mark Krikorian of CIS and the "Attrition Through
    Enforcement" program as a "scheme" to make the lives of illegals
    "impossible, untenable and miserable"  is unfair as is employers
    unjustly profiteering from imported, compliant, low wage migrants
    while the rest of US pick up the substantial social costs
    including job losses. Enforcing the law and removing benefits to
    which illegals are not entitled is not a "scheme". A recent CIS
    study states that 1/3 of illegals have already left AZ which
    refutes the phony position that CIR is the only solution as they
    won't leave on their own. The ones who won't can be deported as
    the law calls for, not educated, medicated and tolerated.
    Jim Roberts
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