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  1. May 15 - Bernanke On Immigration

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    May 15, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0515.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Bernanke On Immigration
    2.  Focus: The H-1B Book
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration by
        Christopher T. Musillo
        (b)Immigrants Of The Day: Linda Katehi of Greece    by Kevin
        R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) Neufeld, Scialabba, Chang Memo On Consolidation of
        Guidance on Unlawful Presence
        (b) EOIR Announces Disciplinary Actions
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Website Services
        (d) I9 Audit Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) DHS Chief Pressed On Immigration And Border Security
        (b) Latino, Asian Growth In US Slows
        (c) Immigration Amid A Recession
        (d) Finding Friends Of Immigration Reform In High Places
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) John H. Frecker
        (d) Maria F. Robalino
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    1.  COMMENT
    Bernanke On Immigration
    An USA Today
    http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/05/our-view-on-legal-immigration-congratulations-graduate-now-leave-the-usa.html
    editorial points out the self-defeating nature of our immigration
    policy which forces thousands of foreign graduates with sought-
    after skills and brainpower to leave the country. It quotes
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.  " "Our immigration laws
    discriminate pretty heavily against highly talented scientists
    and engineers who want to come to this country and be part of our
    technological establishment," Bernanke told a congressional
    panel. By opening doors to more people with top technical skills,
    he predicted, "you'd keep companies here, and you'd have more
    innovation here, and you'd have more growth here." "
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The H-1B Book
    The pertinent part of the Table of Contents for The H-1B Book is
    as follows:
    II. INTRODUCTION
    ++The Complete H-1B Process: Attorney Flowchart
    ++The H-1B Process:  Attorney's 10-Step System
    ++Overview of H-1B Visas
    III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
    First Step: Interview The Client
    ++Qualifying the Position as a Specialty Occupation
    ++Qualifying The Employee
    ++Meeting Wage Requirements
    ++Lawyer's H-1B Consultation Questionnaire Form
    ++Lawyer's H-1B Task Checklist
    Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related
    Information
    ++Intakes Summary
    ++H-1B Employer Intake/Questionnaire Form
    ++H-1B Worker Intake/Questionnaire Form
    ++The Complete H-1B Process: Company Flowchart
    ++The H-1B Process: Company's Step-By-Step Explanation
    ++Explanation and instructions for spouses and children
    Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US
    Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
    ++Credentials Summary
    ++If the worker has a U.S. degree - no evaluation is necessary
    ++If the worker has a foreign degree - order credentials
    evaluation
    ++If the H-1B petition is based on work experience or combination
      - order a work experience evaluation
    ++List of credentials evaluation firms, web sites and phone
      numbers
    Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
    ++Understanding the Prevailing Wage
    ++Determining the Prevailing Wage
    +++++O*NET, SOC, Wage Levels, Job Zone and SVP
    +++++SESA or SWA Wage Determination
    +++++FLC Data Center Wage Determination
    +++++Wage Determination Through Other Wage Surveys
    ++Practice Examples in Determination of the Prevailing Wage
    Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application
    (LCA)
    ++Introduction to the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
    ++Preparing and filing the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
    +++++Online LCA filing
    +++++Complete Online LCA and Receive LCA Approval Online
    +++++Completing the LCA: Step by Step
    +++++H-1B Dependent Employers Worksheet for the LCA
    ++ Detailed Description of Form ETA-9035E and its Obligations
    ++Sample of completed LCA (form ETA-9035E)
    ++Copy of form ETA9035CP (LCA cover pages)
    Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition
    Letter
    ++Form I-129
    ++H supplement to Form I-129
    ++Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement
    ++Form G-28
    ++Form I-907 if premium processing is applicable  If the H-1B
      worker has a spouse and/or children:
    ++Form I-539
    ++Form I-539 Supplement 1 (if necessary for other family members)
    Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The
    Client For Review & Signature
    ++Sample letter to client
    ++LCA posting notice
    ++Sample Letter to Employer Regarding Public Access File
    ++Memorandum to employers on Labor Condition Application
    ++Public Access File sample
    Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS
    Service Center
    ++General Filing Instructions (including list of service centers
    and filing addresses)
    ++Sample Cover Letter
    ++H-1B Petition document checklist
    ++Sample list of exhibits
    Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
    ++Introduction
    ++Request for Additional Evidence
    ++Dealing with the dreaded request for evidence
    +++++Sample Response to Request for Additional Evidence
    +++++Second Example of Response to Request for Additional Evidence
    ++I-9 Compliance, Social Security Numbers and Driver's Licenses
    ++Changes in H-1B Employment and Amendments
    ++How Mergers, Acquisitions and other corporate Transactions
      Affect the H-1B
    Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
    ++Summary of Post-Approval Issues
    ++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Employees that are in the U.S.
    ++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Company - Employee(s) Abroad
    ++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Employees Abroad
    ++ Non- Immigrant Visa Consular Processing Information Sheet
    IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
    ++H-1B Degree Equivalency by Mikiel J. Davids
    ++Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency by Courtney Black and
      Karen Weinstock
    ++Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition  Or Application Is
      Pending by Ari J. Sauer
    ++Dealing With Gaps In Employment by Rajeshri S. Patel and Karen
      Weinstock
    ++Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B by Courtney Black and
      Karen Weinstock
    ++The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa by Elissa
      Taub, Melissa Downing and Karen Weinstock
    ++When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt? by Karen Weinstock
    For more information about the book and to order, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/theh-1bbook.shtm
    For the fax form, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/theh-1bbook.pdf
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo writes "omewhat surprisingly was the
    retrogression of EB2 numbers for the Indian and Chinese
    categories."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0515-musillo.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/bios/ctm_bio.htm
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Linda Katehi of Greece
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "She was selected by President George W.
    Bush to chair the President's Committee on the National Medal of
    Science."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0515-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) Neufeld, Scialabba, Chang Memo On Consolidation of Guidance
    on Unlawful Presence
    Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
    Directorate, Lori Scialabba, Associate Director Refugee, Asylum
    and International Operations Directorate, and Pearl Chang, Acting
    Chielf, Office of Policy and Strategy issued a memo consolidating
    the guidance concerning unlawful presence for purposes of
    sections 212(a)(9)(B)(i) and 212(a)(9)(C)(i)(I) of the Act.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0515-neufeld.pdf
    (b) EOIR Announces Disciplinary Actions
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that
    it has recently taken disciplinary action against 11 attorneys for
    violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration
    practitioners.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0515-disciplinary.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Atlanta, GA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional
    Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include,
    but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the Atlanta, GA
    and other field offices within the District on immigration
    benefits and related matters including adjudications involving
    issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree,
    be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD
    experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-
    CIS-2009-0004 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter demonstrating
    specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate
    for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation
    letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume +
    writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Michael P. Conricode, Regional
    Counsel, USCIS, Southeast Region: mailto:ser-cou@dhs.gov. Must be
    received by close of business Friday, May 22, 2009. Position is
    at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses
    available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC
    http://www.goellaw.com
    has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration
    paralegal.  Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience as an
    immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases.
    Prior experience should include demonstrated ability to manage
    large caseload, while effectively/accurately preparing wide range
    of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with
    strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM,
    I-140, adjustment of status, and complex RFE responses essential.
    Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of
    immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication,
    organizational, and computer skills, and ability to conduct legal
    research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate
    petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff.  Five years of
    prior experience, a four-year college degree, and solid
    references required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized
    business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation
    and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, + salary
    req. to mailto:careers@goellaw.com.  Principals only.  No phone
    calls.
    (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
    including news articles, processing dates, and priority times
    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
    at www.inszoom.com/websites
    http://www.inszoom.com/websites
    or contact a sales representative at (925) 244-0600 to start the
    process of launching your new website today.
    (d) I9 Audit Services
    Do your clients need substantive due diligence for the employment
    provisions of the INA? Omega Secure Solutions (OSS), Inc.
    http://www.omegasecuresolutions.com/Home.html
    offers a cost effective option to review your client's I9s which
    can help your law firm gain competitive advantage.  OSS has a
    national workforce of retired immigration investigators.  All our
    Associates have a minimum 25+ years as distinguished INS / ICE
    senior special agents.  OSS provides a comprehensive plan to
    demonstrate to the satisfaction of ICE that your business clients
    are serious about complying with the INA so that devastating
    adversarial action does not become a reality.  We understand the
    law and the bureaucracy that administers that law. Omega ... the
    last word in Homeland Security support. To learn more about our
    services including HR training, employer-worksite compliance
    programs, I-9 audits, all at competitive rates, contact Bob
    McGraw, President, Omega Secure Solutions at
    mailto:rmcgraw@omegasecuresolutions.com or 410-263-9500.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) DHS Chief Pressed On Immigration And Border Security
    Senate and House lawmakers pressed Homeland Security Secretary
    Janet Napolitano Tuesday to explain the Obama administration's
    policies for enforcing border security and immigration laws.
    (b) Latino, Asian Growth In US Slows
    Deterred by immigration laws and the lackluster economy, the
    population growth of Latinos and Asians in the U.S. has slowed
    unexpectedly.
    (c) Immigration Amid A Recession
    As the economy deteriorates, the debate over the economic impact
    of immigrants rises.
    (d) Finding Friends Of Immigration Reform In High Places
    Immigration reform has been called the "third rail" of politics
    for being such a charged issue, but lately lots of people have
    been touching that third rail without getting zapped.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0515.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) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    May 20 - The Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present E
    Pluribus Unum Prizes - Awards Ceremony and Reception. This
    national awards program provides prizes annually to exemplary
    immigrant integration initiatives. For more info see
    http://contact.migrationpolicy.org/site/Calendar/1120419283?view=Detail&id=4121
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Honza Prchal's letter (05/14/09 ID) asks how long it will take
    before the Democrats get blamed for inaction on immigration.
    Judging by their failure to come up with any kind of a coherent
    plan or idea about immigration, and given President Obama's
    tendency in so many areas to try to please everyone, which may be
    somehow possible with banking, finance, mortgages, healthcare or
    even torture, but is totally impossible with immigration, it
    should not take very long at all for the Democrats to be blamed
    for inaction, and rightly so.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Follow-up to my letter (05/13/09 ID), regarding the availability
    of Adustment of Status under INA 245 and the Bars to
    Admissibility under INA 212(a)(9)(B): There are two "bars" to
    admissibility for aliens "unlawfully present" - Bar (1)
    unlawfully present for more than 180 days - inadmissible for 3
    years from date of departure; Bar (2) unlawfully present for 365
    days or more - inadmissible for 10 years from date of departure.
    The bar arises under three circumstances: (1) illegal entry, (2)
    overstayed for the requisite period, or (3) engaged in
    unauthorized employment. An overstayed alien, married to a US
    citizen, who entered on a valid visa and who does not leave the
    US, is entitled to adjust status in the US, because they are
    exempt under INA 245(c). Note that advance parole does not
    overcome the bar. Upon leaving the US, the applicable bar to
    admissibility arises. An illegal alien who enters the US without
    inspection cannot adjust status, because they are not exempt
    under INA 245(c). They must leave the US to apply for a permanent
    resident visa at a  US consulate, and thereafter file a form
    I-601 waiver of the bar to admissibility. Former INA 245(i)
    waived the bar to admissibility for qualifying aliens, upon the
    payment of an additional $1,000 filing fee. I believe Congress
    should reinstate the now defunct 245(i), solely for the benefit
    of spouses of US citizens, as I see no reason to waste everyone's
    time and money, just to achieve the same result at the consulate
    as if they had adjusted under 245(i). As to any form of 245(i)
    relief ever applying to employment situations, probably not -
    there appears to be no rational practical or humanitarian basis
    when it is based purely on economics.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I'm enjoying the discussion of whether or not illegal aliens are
    "criminals", per se, and whether or not the proper term is
    "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant".  What I know about the
    immigration laws, I learned as a Border Patrol Agent, before
    retiring in 1995. We spent many hours "discussing" which terms
    were correct and spent a lot of time trying to figure out which
    deportation charge to use on the charging documents. On our
    documents and reports we used the terms "illegal alien" or "alien
    illegally in the US".  As to the term "immigrant", I don't
    believe the term means that the alien has legal status, although
    that's what popular perception is.  The immigration law defines
    the term "immigrant" as "any alien", except an alien lawfully
    admitted as a non-immigrant.  Thus, in my humble opinion, either
    term - "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" - would be proper.
    And, no, it's not a crime for a non-immigrant alien to overstay
    his/her visa or to violate the terms of his/her admission, such
    as working without permission, conviction of a felony, etc. I do
    believe an alien who obtains admission through "the concealment
    of a material fact" or "wilful misrepresentation" would be guilty
    of a crime. And a pet peeve, not every alien who enters on a non-
    immigrant visa is legal; it depends on the alien's "intent" at
    the time of entry. For example, an alien who obtains a non-
    immigrant visa by claiming to be coming to the US for a brief
    visit but whose actual intent was to look for work in the US,
    would be illegal at the time of entry. The "9/11" hijackers who
    came to the U.S. on non-immigrant visas would never have been
    legally here if their "intent" at entry was to commit their
    terrible acts.
    John H. Frecker                  Baileyville, ME
    (d) Dear Editor:
    I would like to receive your "Immigration Daily" issues. Can you
    please add me?   My information is below. [information withheld]
    Maria F. Robalino
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  2. May 14 - Postville Postmortem

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    May 14, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0514.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Postville Postmortem
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Business Immigration Law
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Consular Update: India by Sheela Murthy et al., attorneys
        from the Murthy Law Firm
        (b) The Tide In The Affairs Of Men by Milton Friedman and
        Rose D. Friedman for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Credential Evaluation
        (d) Immigration Law Certificate
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Jon Stewart Tackles Immigration Process With The
        Naturalized
        (b) Foreclosures, Immigration Linked
        (c) Vigils For Anniversary Of Iowa Immigration Raid
        (d) RI Lawmakers To Vote On Immigration Proposal
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
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    1.  COMMENT
    Postville Postmortem
    One year later, The Los Angeles Times
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-postville-iowa12-2009may12,0,6761812.story
    reports on the devastating toll the immigration raid has taken on
    the small town of Postville, Iowa.  "Since the landmark raid, an
    economic squeeze has destroyed several businesses. Postville's
    population has shrunk by nearly half, to about 1,800 residents,
    and townsfolk say the resulting anxiety -- felt from the deli to
    the schoolyard -- has been relentless.  "It's like you're in an
    oven and there's no place to go and there's no timer to get you
    out," said former Mayor Robert Penrod, who, overwhelmed, resigned
    earlier this year."
    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 Business Immigration Law
    The curriculum for our new 3-part telephone seminar series
    "Business Immigration Law" is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on May 14: Solutions for Short-term Needs
    ++Permissible B-1 activities and compensation
    ++B-1 Activities under NAFTA vs. Regular B-1 vs B-1 in Lieu of
    H-1B
    ++B-1 Extension/Change of Status Issues
    ++When should you use B-1 in lieu of H-3 as opposed to a simple
    B-1?
    ++B-1 in lieu of H-3 vs. H-3 vs. J-1 intern/trainee: are they
    interchangeable? Pros & cons of each.
    ++Other J-1 options: research scholar, specialist, short-term
    scholar.
    SECOND Phone Session on June 4: The Intersection of Immigration
    and Export Control
    ++ Deemed Export Elements:  Release, Technology, Foreign
    National,
    Home Country.
    ++ Deemed Export Compliance Programs:  What warnings and
    processes for foreign nationals and managers should companies
    implement?
    ++ Why eliciting export control information from applicants
    during the pre-hire process is critical.
    ++ Pre-hire questions to elicit necessary information for
    immigration and export control while balancing discrimination
    concerns.
    ++ Visas Mantis and the Technology Alert List and how it can
    result in lengthy background checks (Security Advisory Opinions)
    for visa applicants.
    ++ What triggers an SAO and are there strategies for avoiding
    them?
    ++ What are current SAO processing times?
    THIRD Phone Session on July 9: Challenging Adjudication
    Standards for L Intracompany Transfers
    ++ Recent restrictive interpretation of L-1B specialized
    knowledge: strategies for presenting the case
    ++ Recent evidentiary standards for L-1A
    ++ Subtle differences in adjudication standards for L-1A and EB1
    Multinational Managers
    ++ Adjudication standards for extensions
    ++ Adjudication standards for blanket Ls
    ++ Issues arising from corporate reorganizations
    Don't wait to register, Wednesday, May 13th is the
    deadline. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed
    curriculum, and registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200912.shtm. Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200912.pdf.
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Consular Update: India
    Sheela Murthy et al., attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm  write
    "It is unfortunate that consulting companies are all being
    painted with the same brush of fraud, but those in the IT
    consulting business need to be extremely careful with regard to
    any case presented at any consulate, and need to make sure it is
    beyond question.
    "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0514-murthy.shtm
    http://murthy.com/attorney.html
    (b) The Tide In The Affairs Of Men
    Milton Friedman and Rose D. Friedman for the Foundation For
    Economic Education write "The tides are capable of ignoring
    geography, political labels, and other hindrances to their
    continuance. Yet it is also worth recalling that their very
    success tends to create conditions that may ultimately reverse
    them.
    "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0514-friedman.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary
    Committee today, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano discussed the
    DREAM Act when answering a question from Illinois Senator Richard
    Durbin: "I supported the Dream Act when I was governor. I support
    it now." "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0514-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    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 May 11, 2009, approximately 45,000
    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/2009,0514-h1b.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Atlanta, GA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional
    Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include,
    but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the Atlanta, GA
    and other field offices within the District on immigration
    benefits and related matters including adjudications involving
    issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree,
    be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD
    experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-
    CIS-2009-0004 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter demonstrating
    specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate
    for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation
    letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume +
    writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Michael P. Conricode, Regional
    Counsel, USCIS, Southeast Region: mailto:ser-cou@dhs.gov. Must be
    received by close of business Friday, May 22, 2009. Position is
    at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses
    available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC
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    has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration
    paralegal.  Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience as an
    immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases.
    Prior experience should include demonstrated ability to manage
    large caseload, while effectively/accurately preparing wide range
    of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with
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    I-140, adjustment of status, and complex RFE responses essential.
    Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of
    immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication,
    organizational, and computer skills, and ability to conduct legal
    research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate
    petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff.  Five years of
    prior experience, a four-year college degree, and solid
    references required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Jon Stewart Tackles Immigration Process With The Naturalized
    Comedy Central's Jon Stewart is working on a two-hour special
    about the U.S. naturalization process for the History Channel
    called The Naturalized.
    (b) Foreclosures, Immigration Linked
    Counties with high foreclosure rates also tend to have large
    immigrant populations, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report
    released Tuesday.
    (c) Vigils For Anniversary Of Iowa Immigration Raid
    Hundreds gathered in the small northeast Iowa town of Postville
    on Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of a huge immigration
    raid and reflect on the community's difficulty in recovering from
    the arrests.
    (d) RI Lawmakers To Vote On Immigration Proposal
    Rhode Island lawmakers are deciding whether to require private
    companies to use the federal E-Verify database to check the
    immigration status of new hires.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0514.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    May 15 - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present a
    "Symposium on Citizenship" Speakers: T. Alexander Aleinikoff,
    Andrew Griffith, Randall Hansen, Marc Morje Howard,  Michael
    Jones-Correa,    Donald Kerwin,  C. Joy McDowall,  Hiroshi
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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:
    Today the earth stood still. I read the letters to the editor of
    Messrs. Algase, Yang and Murray (05/13/09 ID) and found no
    objectionable assertions of fact. I may not have liked not all
    the assertions about motives, but even there I found myself
    nodding along to Mr. Yang's letter's reading of the field of
    play. I would, however point out that an overstay is indeed a
    criminal if he intended to overstay when he came into the country
    on a legitimate visa - that would be visa fraud. In some
    situations almost all of us can come up with, that is indeed a
    safe assumption. That said, the government has to prove it if it
    wants to charge anyone with a crime. I wonder how long it will be
    before Democrats start getting blamed for inaction on the big
    picture of immigration reform despite lots of administrative
    reforms around the edges?
    Honza Prchal, Esq.                 Birmingham, AL
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  3. May 11 - A Different Debate

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    May 11, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0511.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: A Different Debate
    2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
        Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
        (b) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa by Anthony F. Siliato and
        Scott R. Malyk
    4.  News:
        (a) Ciudad Juarez Update On H1N1 Flu Outbreak
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
        (e) CLE Immigration Event
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Obama Reverses Stance On Immigration
        (b) For Immigration Reformers, A Renewed Focus On The Family
        (c) Thai Family Will Get Reprieve In Citizenship Quest
        (d) A Trial-Filled Trail Leads Immigrant Home
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Counsel - West Palm Beach, FL
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Robert Yang
        (c) bb67chev
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    1.  COMMENT
    A Different Debate
    Tamar Jacoby says in her latest editorial, "But with the Obama
    White House rekindling the conversation about immigration,
    skeptics ought to think again." For the full editorial, see here.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-jacoby7-2009may07,0,7524015.story
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
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    Complete Guide
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    ++U.S. Taxation of H-1B Specialty Workers
    ++U.S. Taxation of B-1 Business Visitors
    ++U.S. Taxation of Foreign Students
    ++Tax Treaty Benefits for Foreign Nationals Performing U.S.
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Still, in these straitened times, it
    sure seems like price gouging when an agency with the word
    "Services" in its title appoints officers who cannot acknowledge
    their own clear mistakes without shaking down the public by
    demanding almost six Ben Franklins."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0511-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    (b) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa
    Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "U.S. Department of
    Labor ("DOL") H-1B audits are just another unfortunate by-product
    of our uncertain economic times."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0511-siliato.shtm
    http://www.corporateimmigrationlaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Ciudad Juarez Update On H1N1 Flu Outbreak
    U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez provided an update on
    Consulate General operations during H1N1 flu outbreak.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0511-mexico.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Atlanta, GA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional
    Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include,
    but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the Atlanta, GA
    and other field offices within the District on immigration
    benefits and related matters including adjudications involving
    issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree,
    be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD
    experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-
    CIS-2009-0004 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter demonstrating
    specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate
    for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation
    letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume +
    writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Michael P. Conricode, Regional
    Counsel, USCIS, Southeast Region: mailto:ser-cou@dhs.gov. Must be
    received by close of business Friday, May 22, 2009. Position is
    at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses
    available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC
    http://www.goellaw.com
    has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration
    paralegal.  Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience as an
    immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases.
    Prior experience should include demonstrated ability to manage
    large caseload, while effectively/accurately preparing wide range
    of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with
    strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM,
    I-140, adjustment of status, and complex RFE responses essential.
    Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of
    immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication,
    organizational, and computer skills, and ability to conduct legal
    research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate
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    prior experience, a four-year college degree, and solid
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Obama Reverses Stance On Immigration
    Republicans say the shift is a sign that Mr. Obama, who during
    the campaign repeatedly called the issue a priority, is uncertain
    how to move forward.
    (b) For Immigration Reformers, A Renewed Focus On The Family
    On March 30, the boy and his mother marched through the Loop with
    about 40 other people, roughly half of them children, to protest
    federal immigration laws, which allow for the deportation of
    illegal immigrants who may have family ties to the United States.
    (c) Thai Family Will Get Reprieve In Citizenship Quest
    A Thai family that faced the threat of deportation because of a
    1975 divorce proceeding will not be forced to leave the U.S.
    after living here for nearly four decades, their lawyer told The
    Associated Press.
    (d) A Trial-Filled Trail Leads Immigrant Home
    Two years of uncertainty, trying to squash her biggest fear: That
    she would be sent back to India, while her American-born children
    would stay.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0511.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,
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    (a) New Counsel - West Palm Beach, FL
    Lawrence P. Lataif is pleased to announce that as of May 11,
    2009, he will be joining Shutts & Bowen, LLP as senior
    immigration counsel to augment and expand its immigration
    practice. For more than 30 years, Mr. Lataif has represented
    individuals and business clients in all aspects of immigration
    law. Shutts & Bowen, LLP, 525 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 1100,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Tel: 561-650-8504. Fax: 561-822-5534.
    LLataif@shutts.com. www.shutts.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:
    I stand corrected and would like to thank John Frecker for his
    letter (05/08/09 ID) which referred to 8 USC 1325, which reveals
    that it is indeed a crime for any person to enter or attempt to
    enter the United States at any time or place other than as
    designated by immigration officers, or elude examination or
    inspection by immigration officers, or attempt to enter or obtain
    entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading
    representation or commit willful concealment of a material fact
    in fact. For the first commission of any such offense, that crime
    is punishable by a fine under title 18 or imprisonment of not
    more than 6 months, or both. And for a subsequent commission of
    any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more
    than 2 years, or both. In addition, 8 USC 1325 provides for civil
    penalties on top of the criminal penalties for anyone apprehended
    while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a
    time or place other than as designated by immigration officers.
    The civil penalty is at least $50 and not more than $250 for each
    such entry (or attempted entry); or twice the amount specified in
    paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously
    subject to a civil penalty under this subsection. It is clear
    that civil penalties are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any
    criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed. So that
    settles it. Semantics aside, illegal aliens are, as a matter of
    law, criminals.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The terms like "first" and "third" worlders are indeed racist and
    an insult to skills, labor and intelligent of those who poses
    much better skills and talents than pardon me snobbish "first
    world" Americans, Japanese, Europeans etc. but unfortunately were
    born to "the wrong side" of this planet such as Kenya, Brazil,
    India, Mexico or China (see Murray's letter 05/08/09 ID). It's
    absurd to say that we believe in free market and competition if
    we practice, support and believe in protectionism, socialism and
    apartheid immigration laws and shamefully we support a divided
    world and humanity by creating terms such as "first and third
    worlders" to satisfy our ego and self entitlements. The notions
    that citizens of developing nations can't and shouldn't expect to
    improve their life by selling their labor to global market and
    compete squarely and openly with citizens of developed and rich
    nations, is indeed racism and apartheid policy. We have no rights
    to take away others' right to pursue happiness, freedom, equality
    and prosperity. It's absolutely mind boggling to understand that
    we don't mind invading, exploiting natural resources and enjoy
    sweat shops labor on our imported products and services in those
    "third world" nations and yet we slam the golden door and build
    fences to those world poor to improve themselves, because we
    don't want them to compete with us. It's a blatant hypocrisy to me.
    Robert Yang
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The SPLC seems to constantly tar citizens who stand for enforcing
    the law as racist and nativist. Law enforcement is a critical
    piece of CIR (see 05/08/09 ID). Immigration Daily usually
    provides more balanced reporting than this. Shameful.
    bb67chev
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  4. May 8 - Anti-immigration Sessions

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    May 8, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0508.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Anti-immigration Sessions
    2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration 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
        (c)Immigrants Of The Day: Rihanna of Barbados, and Sun-Min
        Kim of South Korea    by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) Whitehouse Summarizes Proposed Immigration Funding In
        Budget
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
        (d) Website Services
        (e) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) CDC's Immigration Vaccine Policies Under Review
        (b) Justices Strike Down Postville Tactic
        (c) The Immigration Debate, Again
        (d) 30 arrested during Minnessota ICE protest
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Attorney
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) John Frecker
        (c) Trinidad
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    1.  COMMENT
    Anti-immigration Sessions
    The Huffington Post
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/07/sessions-incendiary-on-im_n_198807.html
    reports that America's Voice has released a report exploring the
    anti-immigrationist views and connections of Senator Sessions.
    "In a document provided to the Huffington Post, America's Voice
    doesn't hold back its punches, calling Sessions "one of the
    leading (and loudest) voices against comprehensive immigration
    reform in the United States Senate." They also tie the Senator to
    John Tanton, an anti-immigration activist described as a white
    nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The Nurse Immigration Book
    The table of contents of this definitive work edited by Joseph
    Curran and Daniel Berger is as follows:
    I.  FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock
    II.  PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE:
    ++H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
    ++TN Status For Nurses By Christopher Wendt
    ++Practice Pointers for Presenting TN Applications By Leslie
    Holman
    ++An Outline Of A Typical Nurse Case, Including Consular
    Processing By Joseph Curran
    ++Adjustment Of Status For Professional Nurses By Sylvia Boecker
    ++Building International Bridges By Commission On Graduates Of
    Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
    ++Tips For Staffing Companies In Planning Their Posting
    Strategies By Ronald Nair
    ++Licensure: US State Licenses For International Nurses By
    Patrick Curran
    ++Immigration Basics For Allied Professional Healthcare Workers
    By Christopher Musillo
    ++Managing Or Achieving Expectations: The Key To Success By
    Michael Hammond
    III.  UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS:
    ++Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran
    ++The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman
    ++Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of America's Nursing
    Shortage By Stuart Anderson
    ++Aiding And Abetting - Nursing Crises At Home And Abroad By
    Sreekanth Chagaturu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
    ++US Visa Policy Competition For International Scholars,
    Scientists And Skilled Workers By Phyllis Farrell Norman
    ++Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later
    Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas
    Staiger
    IV.  RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES:
    ++The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma
    ++Recruitment Of Workers In The Philippines: Playing Ball With
    The POEA By Ronald Nair
    ++Successful International Nurse Recruiting By C. Philip Slaton
    ++Nurse Assimilation By Yvette Mooney
    ++Hospitals' Responses To Nurse Staffing Shortages By Jessica
    May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
    ++Nurse Perspectives Of The Migration Experience By Mariah
    Rutherford-Olds
    V.  AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By
    James David Acoba
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "Recently, a California family, all
    permanent residents for over 30 years, was suddenly informed by
    the government that they were all illegal aliens and must return
    to Thailand."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0508-shusterman.shtm
    http://shusterman.com/firm-bio.html
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo writes "The Nursing and Allied Workers
    Immigration Blog is pleased to recognize this week as National
    Nurses Week."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0508-musillo.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Rihanna of Barbados, and Sun-Min Kim
    of South Korea
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "Rihanna has sold over eleven million
    albums worldwide."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0508-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Whitehouse Summarizes Proposed Immigration Funding In Budget
    The White House released a summary of the proposed changes to
    immigration-related funding in the President Obama's FY2010
    budget.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0508-whitehouse.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) CDC's Immigration Vaccine Policies Under Review
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed
    changing the criteria used to decide which vaccines recommended
    by its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices should be
    required for immigrants before they can become legal permanent
    residents
    (b) Justices Strike Down Postville Tactic
    The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously struck down a legal tool
    that was central to the prosecution of immigrant workers who were
    arrested at the Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Iowa last May.
    (c) The Immigration Debate, Again
    Has the political landscape shifted enough to change the dynamics
    of immigration reform?
    (d) 30 arrested during Minnessota ICE protest
    About 30 people were arrested for disorderly conduct during a
    protest outside the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    in Bloomington.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0508.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 Attorney
    The law firm of Albright & Rhodes, LLC in Rockville announces the
    addition of Timothy D. Junkin, Esq. as Counsel. For more info see
    www.albrightrhodes.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:
    I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly with Robert Yang's letter
    (05/06/09 ID), until it concluded "when a foreigner and a human
    being questions why he must have an authorization aka legal
    status" outside his native country to work to a willing
    employer... then we must view it as a struggle against human
    rights violation and universal justice."  Mr. Yang's letter
    suggests that America should have no restrictions on foreign
    workers, so long as they are coming to work for a "willing
    employer." Mr. Yang's letter claims, "Freedom of movement and
    freedom to trade of all human beings should be protected and
    guaranteed as parts of universal human rights." There is no
    rational argument to support a position that "human rights"
    include unfettered transnational migration in search of
    employment. Laws should be just and companionate and they must be
    respected, even in disagreement, or we have anarchy. America's
    immigration laws, while sadly lacking, given the realities of the
    21st century, do not violate the principles of "universal
    justice," as they did in the days of the abhorable Chinese
    Exclusion Act. Restrictions on US employment are not per se bad,
    but indiscriminately protect first world American workers from
    third-world workers willing to work at substandard wages and
    still live better than in their home country. Until pigs fly and
    until there is one world government, sovereign nations will
    continue to have the right to regulate themselves. Unless such
    regulation shocks the human conscience, they have the right to do
    so under international law. While refusing foreigners entry and
    the ability to lawfully apply for status under the laws of a
    nation on the basis of race may be Apartheid, indiscriminately
    refusing foreigners access to a country's employment pool does
    not shock the conscience and is not.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Not being "the sharpest knife in the drawer", I may have missed
    the point from David Murray's letter (05/06/09 ID), when he
    stated, in part, "under the law illegal aliens are not
    criminals". Some are, some aren't, if he's just referring to
    their illegal entry and status here in the U.S.  8 USC, 1325, and
    various other provisions of law make it a crime to enter the
    country without inspection or through fraud and felonies for
    repeat violations. And according to my old dictionary,
    "criminal", when used as a noun, is a person who has committed a
    crime. And as we know, illegal aliens who work in the U.S. commit
    a variety of crimes every day related to document fraud, etc. If
    Mr. Murray's letter's point was that all illegal aliens aren't
    major felons, I agree. But to say that "illegal aliens are not
    criminals" isn't any more correct than saying that all illegal
    aliens are felons; some are, some aren't.
    John Frecker                 Baileyville, ME
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the ID comment on Army Recruiting Immigrants (05/07/09
    ID): I think that is great however it still does not help my
    husband. he is an illegal who came to this country 8yrs ago by
    walking the border. we are married and have three children two of
    which are his by birth. I am a us citizen born in the us to
    american parents however it is realy hard for my husband and i
    being that he is not and we have been told there is nothing we
    can my husband has on more then one acasion stated he would be
    more then happy to serve in the military as long as it helped us
    stay together as a family he speeks fluent english
    Trinidad
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  5. May 7 - Army Recruiting Immigrants

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    May 7, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0507.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Army Recruiting Immigrants
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Nurses and Allied Health
        Care Professionals
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Recent Developments In Criminal Law - January 2009 by
        Norton Tooby
        (b) Raising the Minimum Wage Will Discourage Migration? It
        Just Aint So! by David R. Henderson for the Foundation For
        Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Updates H-1B Petition Count
        (b)USCIS Reminds About Extension Of Non-Minister Special
        Immigrant Religious Worker Program
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Forensic Psychology Services
        (e) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Coalition Moving Forward In Goal For Immigration Reforms
        (b) Obama Budget Puts Security First At The Border
        (c) Making The Punishment Fit The Crime
        (d) Immigration Raid Rules Echo Bush Era
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert Gittelson
        (b) Mutahir Husain
        (c) Victor Gomez Llanos
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0507.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Army Recruiting Immigrants
    Only citizens or permanent residents used to be eligible to serve
    in the US Army. The Los Angeles Times
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-immigrant-recruits4-2009may04,0,5078748,full.story
    reports "But starting today, 10 Los Angeles-area Army recruiting
    offices will begin taking applications from some foreigners who
    are here on temporary visas or who have been granted asylum.  In
    all, the pilot program, which was launched in New York in
    February, seeks to enlist 1,000 military recruits with special
    language and medical skills, most of whom will join the Army.
    Those who are accepted will get an expedited path to citizenship
    in return for their service."
    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 Nurses and Allied Health Care
    Professionals
    Today is the deadline for the May 7th phone session of "Options
    For Health Care Professionals", the curriculum is as follows:
    ++ Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
    ++ NIVs for Allied Health Professionals
    ++ DOS Final Rule on Visa Screen
    ++ Licensure and other considerations
    ++ Schedule A & Retrogression
    ++ Legislative Horizon
    Don't wait to register, Wednesday, May 6th is the deadline.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum,
    and registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200908.shtm Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200908.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Recent Developments In Criminal Law - January 2009
    Norton Tooby writes "Singh v. U.S. Atty. Gen., 553 F.3d 1369
    (11th Cir. Dec. 31, 2008) (conviction rendered in adult court
    constitutes a conviction for immigration purposes, no matter how
    old the noncitizen was at the time of the offense). "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0507-tooby.shtm
    http://criminalandimmigrationlaw.com/~crimwcom/index.php
    (b) Raising the Minimum Wage Will Discourage Migration? It Just
    Aint So!
    David R. Henderson for the Foundation For Economic Education
    writes "So while reducing the overall number of jobs, an increase
    in the minimum wage will actually open up more jobs for illegal
    immigrants, making it even harder for unskilled legal residents
    to find work."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0507-henderson.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Are we playing with fire when it comes to
    nursing immigration?"
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0507-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Updates H-1B Petition Count
    USCIS announced that it has received approximately 45,000 H-1B
    petitions counting toward the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 cap
    and approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced
    degrees. The agency continues to accept both kinds of petitions.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0507-h1b.pdf
    (b) USCIS Reminds About Extension Of Non-Minister Special
    Immigrant Religious Worker Program
    USCIS advised its customers that Public Law 111-9, signed by
    President Obama on March 20, 2009, extends the non-minister
    special immigrant religious worker program through Sept. 29,
    2009. The program had expired on March 6, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0507-religious.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Coalition Moving Forward In Goal For Immigration Reforms
    The Coalition for Immigration Reform hopes to persuade U.S. Rep.
    Sam Farr, D-Carmel, to become more of an "immigration champion"
    as discussed during the group's Tuesday night meeting in Salinas.
    (b) Obama Budget Puts Security First At The Border
    President Obama will ask Congress for $27 billion for border and
    transportation security in the next budget year.
    (c) Making The Punishment Fit The Crime
    The Supreme Court upheld this principle by insisting that
    undocumented immigrants who use false papers to get work be
    punished only for what they did.
    (d) Immigration Raid Rules Echo Bush Era
    Napolitano reforms worry wome immigration advocates.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0507.shtm#Headlines
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    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    May 13 - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present a
    discussion "Labor Markets and Immigration" Speakers: Demetrios G.
    Papademetriou, Doris Meissner, Tamar Jacoby and Frank Sharry .
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    In a couple of my previous Letter's to the Editor, I've pointed
    out some areas of disagreement between David D. Murray's letters
    and myself. However, I feel compelled to write this letter to say
    that I agree 100% with Mr. Murray's letter yesterday (5/6/09 ID).
    Serious topics, such as CIR, deserve serious and informed debate.
    Conjecture and misinformation from uninformed bystanders hinders
    the debate, and should rightly be discouraged. Mr. Murray's
    letter explains this gracefully and succinctly, when it says,
    "Silly analogies of freeing all the inmates in the criminal
    justice system serves no purpose in the immigration debate, but
    only shows ignorance and arrogance, a combination regretful in a
    democracy based on the pursuit of freedom, liberty and justice."
    When you're right, you're right.
    Robert Gittelson
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I have to draw your attention towards the plight of Unmarried
    sons/daughters of permanent residents. It takes more than ten-
    eleven years then their  cases are taken up. If in the mean time
    they marries they lost their chance. Just imagine that for one
    son we apply at the age of 22 years, by the time his number comes
    he becomes 34 years of age, it is unjustified to keep thousands
    of people deprived of their natural rights to be married as soon
    as they come to age. This is very much unfair deed. Please write
    on this matter, and request to proper authorities to consider
    this matter,  and if within five years their numbers does not
    come they may be allowed to marry still their case remain intact.
    Mutahir Husain
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I couldn't keep myself from sending a note this time, first I
    will join David D. Murray, Esq's and Robert Algase, Esq's letters
    for their tribute to ID (05/05/09) for the outstanding effort to
    keep us posted in immigration issues, very valuable information
    indeed, as well as to contribute and elaborate in the
    unbelievable situation of the Chinese woman Xiu Ping Jang in her
    strugle for life in the US. Is there anything that us readers can
    do to help? On the other hand, Mexico has recently been charged
    or blaimed on the influenza flu, especially in China where in
    some Mexican Family was expelled from a Hotel in Shangai, first
    the origin of this flu is now known to have been brought in from
    a Chinese passenger, thru the United States then into Mexico, so
    it is not Mexican flu, like all the world pretends to blaim, and
    thanks to the efforts of President Calderon seems to be under
    control. We are considered to be friendly country, and We would
    like to continue to be so, when disaster strikes like the
    earthquake in Italy Mexicans volunteered to go on and help, the
    very next day, and like when the sunami stroke in Asia, same
    thing, as soon as flights were available off they went to help.
    It's been quite some time since a US President visited Mexico,
    although Bush met with President Fox, we feel that with Obama's
    recent visit things will benefit in both sides in many new ways,
    like the fight against drug dealers and the control of guns sales
    to Mexican mafia lords, and of course we expect that immigration
    issue must have been a priority they talked about. Let us hope
    for all above mentioned and Congratulations again to Immigration
    Daily.
    Victor Gomez Llanos                 Mazatlan, Mexico
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