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  1. Jul 13 - Regular Applicants Subsidize Premium Processing

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 13, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0713.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Regular Applicants Subsidize Premium Processing
    2.* Focus: The J Visa and Exchange Program
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    *** Paparelli
    4.* News:
    *** (a) DHS Announces New Memorandum Of Agreements For 287g
    *** Partnerships
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (d) Forensic Psychology Services
    *** (e) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Court Backs Higher Bail On Illegal Aliens
    *** (b) Illegal Immigrants Again In The Budget Spotlight
    *** (c) Immigration Law Separates Minnesota Family
    *** (d) Help From Afar: 13-Year Immigration Battle Ends With
    *** Success
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) New Offices - Phoenix, AZ
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Gary Endelman, Esq. and Quynh Nguyen, Esq.
    *** (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    *** (c) Michael Bilello
    *** (d) John J. Brannigan
    *** (e) Amit Anand
    *** (f) Lion Khare V.G.
    *** (g) Charles Lamm
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    1.* COMMENT
    Regular Applicants Subsidize Premium Processing
    Two GAO reports from earlier this year show that USCIS's vaunted
    Premium Processing unit's services are subsidized by regular
    applicants who receive shoddy service. In other words the fees of
    regular applicants for USCIS's services are used to subsidize the
    cost of delivering faster services to premium processing applicants.
    The first report "Immigration Application Fees"
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0713-imfees.pdf
    is critical of USCIS's accounting and is worth a read for those
    interested in immigration fee issues, but the second is the gold
    mine - it is titled "Federal User Fees".
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0713-fedfees.pdf
    Here are pertinent quotes from this document:**
    "the additional costs of premium processing services are funded by
    non-premium processing fee-paying applicants, raising equity
    concerns. Because USCIS has not identified the total costs of
    these services, the actual dollar amount being subsidized is
    unknown. (Federal User Fees at page 4; page 9 of 47 of the pdf
    file)"
    "Further, Congress authorized USCIS to adjust the premium process
    fee according to the consumer price index but USCIS has not adjusted
    the fee since the fee's enactment. The additional collections that
    would result from an inflation adjustment could have been used to
    defray the costs of the premium processing service-currently born
    completely by non-premium processing customers-thereby limiting the
    amount of cross-subsidization by non-premium processing applicants.
    (Federal User Fees at page 32; page 37 of 47 of the pdf file)"
    USCIS's services are nothing to brag about, to put it mildly. On
    top of that, for the hundreds of thousands of regular applicants
    to find that their application fees are being used to process a
    minority of others' applications is adding insult to injury.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    The J Visa and Exchange Program
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
    series " The J Visa and Exchange Program", the curriculum is as
    follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on July 15: Choosing the Best Training Visa:
    H-3 or J-1?
    ++Why choosing a training visa can be so difficult
    ++H-3 legal standards
    ++J-1 trainee & intern legal standards
    ++Comparison of H-3 & J-1
    ++Considerations which influence choice of visa
    ++Late breaking items
    SECOND Phone Session on August 12: Selecting the Best J Visa
    Category and Exchange Program for Your Client
    ++ Categories and purpose
    ++ Attorney's role in advising clients
    ++ In-house program vs. umbrella program
    ++ Considerations when choosing a sponsor
    ++ Late breaking items
    THIRD Phone Session on September 9: Exchange Programs under the
    Obama Administration
    ++ SEVIS II implementation
    ++ Skills List update
    ++ Bi-national work-based public diplomacy programs
    ++ Regulatory landscape and anticipated changes
    ++ Student Intern category
    ++ Late breaking items
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, July 14th is the deadline. For
    more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200917.shtm. Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200917.pdf.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "So, how exactly does a federal
    contractor eager to get in on the stimulus dollars available
    under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act satisfy the
    FAR E-Verify mandate?"
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0713-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) DHS Announces New Memorandum Of Agreements For 287g
    Partnerships
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that ICE has
    standardized the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) used to enter into
    "287(g)" partnerships and also announced eleven new 287(g)
    agreements with law enforcement agencies from around the country.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0713-napolitano.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Downtown Washington, DC (K Street area) - Fast-paced boutique
    immigration law firm
    http://www.immigrationgroup.com/
    seeks legal assistants. 1-2 yrs exp req.d in business/family
    immigration law.* Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets;
    latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K, health
    insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will be
    detail-oriented, able to handle volume, highly organized and
    strong communicators.* Email resume, cover letter and salary reqs
    to mailto:jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Lincoln, Nebraska - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    an experienced attorney for the position of Service Center
    Counsel at the Nebraska Service Center (NSC). Responsibilities
    include, but are not limited to, serving as an attorney providing
    legal advice to the NSC personnel on issues involving immigration
    related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds,
    and national security; writing visa appeal briefs and providing
    litigation support to the U.S. Attorney's office on cases arising
    from Service Center adjudications. J.D. degree, active bar
    membership by the entry on duty date. For full details enter COU-
    CIS-2009-0005 here.
    http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
    Applicants must submit (1) resume , (2) writing sample (10 pps.
    max), (3) references to mailto:William.Craig@dhs.gov. All
    submissions must be received by close of business on July 17,
    2009. GS-13/15, position open until filled. No relocation
    allowance offered.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Las Vegas, NV - The Law Offices of Garcia-Mendoza & Snavely
    http://www.gms4law.com
    seeks an experienced paralegal to perform all types of business
    and family visa packages under supervision of attorney. Minimum
    3-5 years experience required. Salary to be negotiated. Firm
    provides benefits including paid vacation and sick leave plus
    profit sharing plan. Located in a free standing building on
    ground level in downtown. Parking is free. Submit resume + cover
    letter to mailto:evagm@gms4law.com. All replies remain in
    confidence.
    (d) Forensic Psychology Services
    Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160.
    The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness
    services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen
    Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical
    psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's
    experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have
    extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration
    lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We
    offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological
    consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports,
    expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum
    evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal
    abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's
    founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist
    who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA
    and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has
    been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the
    Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years.
    Visit The Forensic Psychology Group.
    http://www.forensicpsychologyexperts.com
    The right experts make a real difference.
    (e) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and
    translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
    (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
    educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
    experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
    professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
    for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
    turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
    work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
    times, see:
    http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf
    AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages,
    with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields.* For a copy
    of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation
    Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit
    http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email:
    mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.* Headlines
    (a) Court Backs Higher Bail On Illegal Aliens
    Bail for illegal immigrants accused of serious crimes can be
    raised to prevent federal officials from deporting them before
    their cases can be heard, the state Supreme Court ruled
    yesterday.
    (b) Illegal Immigrants Again In The Budget Spotlight
    The economic downturn has activists pushing for a measure that
    would limit the services Californians provide.
    (c) Immigration Law Separates Minnesota Family
    Now, nearly four years and three filings later, he is still
    'stuck' in Ghana, and we have not seen him since then.
    (d) Help From Afar: 13-Year Immigration Battle Ends With Success
    Thirteen years ago, Phasook "Noot" Lenoel set out to bring her
    brother and sister-in-law to the United States from Thailand.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0713.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.* ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) New Offices - Phoenix, AZ
    Leslie Abella Dahan is pleased to announce the opening of Dahan &
    Associates, PLLC, a firm specializing in family and business
    immigration.* Leslie has over 14 years experience in family and
    business immigration law, representing individuals and companies
    of all sizes.* Leslie was formerly a Shareholder and Partner at
    major immigration firms. 11811 N. Tatum Blvd, Suite 3031,
    Phoenix, AZ* 85028, (602) 953-7766, www.dahanassociates.com.
    Email info@dahanassociates.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:
    The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is currently developing
    baseline targets for an enhanced PERM performance measure and a
    new PERM integrity measure (see 07/09/09 ID). These measures are
    scheduled for approval and implementation at the beginning of FY
    2010- from page 15 where they say that only 11% of cases resolved
    within 6 months as of March 31st. When only 11% of labor
    certification cases are decided within six months, by DOL's own
    statistics, there is no PERM. This is the pre-PERM world in all
    but name. The whole purpose of PERM was to prevent the LC program
    from drowning by streamlined adjudication. That was the promise
    of PERM and why it came into being. That is gone with massive
    audits and supervised recruitment.
    Gary Endelman, Esq. and Quynh Nguyen, Esq. Editor's note: We
    would like to credit Gary Endelman, Esq. and Quynh Nguyen, Esq.
    for bringing the terrible PERM performance to our attention
    earlier this week (this is what triggered our comment of
    07/09/09).
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Letters from Mr. Murray and others have been upset with Mr.
    Yang's letters asserting that foreigners have a right to come
    here willy nilly regardless of the vagaries of US immigration
    law. I think the point Mr. Yang's letter is trying to make is
    that it is not morally right for the US to have DOL certification
    or any of the other laws that that restrict entry for reasons
    other than health or safety. When Mr. Yang's letter states, as on
    July 8th, the term "right" seems to be used in it's original
    philosophical/theological sense. Such a usage is as old-fashioned
    (and bracing) as his politics, so misunderstandings result.
    Unfortunately for his letter's position, the United States has
    become a welfare state and rent-seeking behavior designed to
    limit market entry and maximize various groups' share of the
    bounty of all sorts of government teats is a fact of life that
    makes Mr. Yang's letter's policy preferences something we can
    only work towards, not something that constitute a right in any
    legal or philosophical sense. The same geniuses that designed one
    of the world's most intrusive tax systems designed our
    immigration system. The same people we hope might rationalize
    immigration policies are presently adding curlicues to the
    regulatory edifice at a pace that would make both Bushes and
    Clinton rolled into one blush. I am not at all hopeful until I
    realize Carter started airline and telephone deregulation.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.* Birmingham, AL
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Responding to 07/10/09 ID comment, abolish attorney fees that are
    more then the USCIS fees. This is the stupidest idea ever.
    Michael Bilello
    (d) Dear Editor:
    I am an American retired and living in Guatemala. The fees and
    and hostilities I have experienced at the U.S. Embassy here are
    outrageous (07/10/09 ID comment). I thought the taxes we paid
    were for Government services. The long lines every day of people
    wanting visas that cost $100 will more then pay the salaries of
    the Guatemalans empoloyed by the embassy and more then 90% are
    arbitrarilly denied and guess who keeps the money.
    John J. Brannigan
    (e) Dear Editor:
    If you are talking about $1000 premium procession fee, then how
    about for past 3 years I spend $10000.00 to apply for Green first
    step called PERM Labor, Advertisement for PERM, Layer fee, H1
    extension fee, and my case is on audit for past 2 1/2 years
    (07/10/09 ID comment). It sound itself so stupid when all are
    saying Comprehensive immigration reform, for Illegal Immigrants
    to show some kind of path to become Legal, where Legal people are
    already waiting for 10-20 years to get green card, illegal
    immigrants push backlog to 100-120 years,, Guise what, then how
    will be legal here (only American Indians).
    Amit Anand Dear Editor:* Immigration fees are outrageous compared
    to the service expected from those ridiculous amount of fees
    (07/10/09 ID comment). A friend of mine got a notice letter
    telling him that his naturalization interview has been postponed
    due to "unforeseen circumstances" without further detail and when
    he called USCIS 1800 numbers for customer service there's no
    quick and clear option to speak to a live customer service but
    boring recorded automated voice messages then he pushed phone
    buttons by accident then got connected to an outsourced USCIS
    customer service who had no clue about his application status nor
    could be more helpful about it. Unbelievable. After raising all
    immigration fees, it should be appropriate for USCIS to staff
    more reliable persons on customer service who have access to all
    information required by customers. It's the time that USCIS
    should treat all applicants, petitioners as its valued customers
    not an unwelcomed and unwanted burden since they have paid so
    much in this sloppy service. It's also very important to reform
    our immigration laws to be as simple, practical and fair as
    possible, without costly and bureaucratic red tapes.
    Robert Yang
    (f) Dear Editor:
    I am Lions Club Internatial (NGO) Member Lion Khare Vijay G and
    practising Attorney (called Advocate) from Mumbai/Thane Dist.* I
    agree with ID's views for abolition or at least substantial
    reduction to immigration fees. I am a holder of USA visa Bi B2
    for ten Years from 07 to 17 from India and am presently on my
    third visit to USA (07/10/09 ID comment).
    Lion Khare V.G. Mumbai, India
    (g) Dear Editor:
    When I was issuing visas starting in 1981, it was $5 for the
    application and $20 for the immigrant visa (07/10/09 ID comment).
    Now, it's hundreds.* I know of no other place in the government
    where fees have skyrocketed by this much. Eliminating the fees
    will also streamline the process at Embassies abroad by removing
    hundreds of thousands of these transactions.
    Charles Lamm
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  2. Jul 10 - Abolish Immigration Fees

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 10, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0710.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Abolish Immigration Fees
    2.* Focus: Immigration Compliance Book Only $99
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Bloggings On Nurse and Allied Health Immigration by
    *** Christopher T. Musillo
    *** (b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
    *** Shusterman
    *** (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Ali Akbar Khan of India, Maria
    *** Martinez of El Salvador, and Daniel Guadron of Guatemala by
    *** Kevin R. Johnson
    4.* News:
    *** (a) DHS Announces Former DOS Employee Sentenced For Illegally
    *** Accessing Passport Files
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (c) Forensic Psychology Services
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Senators, Officials Back E-Verify Mandate
    *** (b) Indiana Wants More Identification To Get State ID
    *** (c) Krispy Kreme Caught Hiring Illegal Aliens
    *** (d) Are Cops Racially Profiling Because of a New Immigration
    *** Program? ICE Responds
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Chetan P. Tanna, Esq.
    *** (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    *** (c) Robert Yang
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0710.shtm
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    1.* COMMENT
    Abolish Immigration Fees
    Fees to process immigration petitions have reached gouging
    proportions, and many families and small businesses are unable to
    file for benefits to which they are entitled under the
    immigration laws because of high fees. While the government makes
    exceptions for a few cases of hardship, we oppose the very idea
    of charging processing fees for immigration benefits, here's why.
    We believe that one can hold either that immigration is good for
    America or that its bad. If its bad, then we should end it, and
    if its good, we should encourage it by every means available.
    Either way, charging fees for benefits is a bad idea - since fees
    appear to the lay public as a tax that fosters the impression
    that immigration is a sin and needs to be taxed, like cigarettes
    or alcohol. Immigration is as American as apple pie, and the idea
    of immigration to America has historically been "the huddled
    masses" not the elite who can afford to pay high fees. In that
    sense, immigration fees are un-American.
    Of course, there are many who would disagree with us and argue
    for the ideas that (1) a fee-supported agency would be more
    responsive to its customers and (2) a fee-supported agency would
    be faster and more efficient. We believe that these views are
    mistaken. In the first place, USCIS and other government agencies
    dealing with aliens have been about as unresponsive as government
    agencies can be in the US, few US agencies are as hostile to
    their customers as those that deal with aliens. If these agencies
    had to annually beg for appropriations from Congress, they would
    be much more sensitive to what Congress is hearing from
    constituents, including aliens and their sponsors. As to speed,
    we believe that American petitioners are entitled to fast and
    efficient service from all government agencies, including those
    dealing with immigration matters. What really happens when once
    fees are permitted is that an institutionalized inefficiency sets
    in, and the agency resorts to a shake down for doing what should
    be its everyday business. That's what "Premium Processing Fees"
    are - extortion by a monopoly accountable to no one, least of all
    to Congress. And the consequence for those outside of the favored
    "Premium Processing" areas is that their adjudications take even
    longer, since inordinate resources are diverted to Premium
    Processing units from other parts of the agency.
    If Congress should choose to fine the undocumented as a pre-
    requisite for legalization, that is just and proper. However, we
    urge Congress to use the upcoming immigration debate to take a
    long, hard look at fees, and at the very least, partially make
    the adjudicators at USCIS the beneficiaries of its annual
    appropriations bills.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    Immigration Compliance Book Only $99
    ILW.COM is pleased to feature The Employer's Immigration
    Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind, co-published by
    ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
    The book features:
    ++Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General
    Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping;
    Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status;
    Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA
    Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE,
    and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and
    Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws - Arizona,
    Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa,
    Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
    Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,
    Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia,
    West Virginia
    ++Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System:
    Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees
    and Refugees
    ++Appendices: Notable ICE Worksite Enforcement Operations in
    2006-2008, M-274, Handbook for Employers, Electronic I-9 and E-
    Verify Vendors
    For more info on this book, see here (
    http://www.ilw.com/store/TheEmployersImmigrationComplianceDeskReference.shtm
    fax version, see here).
    http://www.ilw.com/store/TheEmployersImmigrationComplianceDeskReference.pdf
    This low-priced book is selling fast, order your copy today!
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings On Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo writes "Back in the spring, the USCIS
    routinely was denying PT and OT H-1B cases in instances in which
    the PT /OT did not hold a Masters Degree. This was wrong."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0710-musillo.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/nurse_immigration/
    (b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "Now that the Obama Administration has
    decided to zero in on employers with massive numbers of I-9
    audits (652 in one day!), let me provide you with a few tips
    which I've gleaned from assisting employers survive such audits
    over the past 20 years."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0710-shusterman.shtm
    http://www.shusterman.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Ali Akbar Khan of India, Maria
    Martinez of El Salvador, and Daniel Guadron of Guatemala
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0710-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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    4.* NEWS
    (a) DHS Announces Former DOS Employee Sentenced For Illegally
    Accessing Passport Files
    DHS announced that a former State Department employee was
    sentenced today to one year of probation and ordered to pay a
    $5,000 fine for illegally accessing more than 50 confidential
    passport application files.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0710-passport.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) Senators, Officials Back E-Verify Mandate
    Companies that contract with the federal government will have to
    begin verifying that their employees are legally allowed to work
    in the country starting Sept. 8, the Homeland Security Department
    announced on Wednesday.
    (b) Indiana Wants More Identification To Get State ID
    Applying for an Indiana driver's license or state identification
    card will now require more stringent proof of identity, a change
    one Latina activist said could keep non-citizens living in
    Indiana from driving legally.
    (c) Krispy Kreme Caught Hiring Illegal Aliens
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced
    this week that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. has agreed to pay a
    $40,000 fine for hiring illegal aliens.
    (d) Are Cops Racially Profiling Because of a New Immigration
    Program? ICE Responds
    But Nicole Navas, a Miami-based spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration
    and Customs Enforcement, says our story got it wrong.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0710.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    'Securing Identification Cards: REAL ID vs. PASS ID', 11:00-12:30
    p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2009, Allison Auditorium* The Heritage
    Foundation, RSVP:
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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:
    ID is right (07/09/09 ID comment). PERM cases are taking more
    than 7 months now. I made an inquiry for a pending case (filed
    11-5-08) and this is the reply I received from the DOL. Thank you
    for your inquiry to the Atlanta National Processing Center
    concerning your case filed under the Permanent Labor
    Certification Program.* Please be advised that there is no
    statute or regulation that mandates a time frame for processing
    PERM cases.* It is stated in the comments section of the final
    rule that "we anticipate an electronically filed application not
    selected for audit will have a computer-generated decision within
    45-60 days of the date the application was initially filed."
    This statement however is NOT part of the regulatory requirements
    that starts on page 77,384 of the Federal Register Volume 69 No.
    247 under the heading Final rule; which states "...Parts 655 and
    656 are amended as follows:"* The 45 - 60 days timeline is not
    included in any of the amendments that followed.* Please be
    patient, the employer will receive correspondence from our office
    shortly.
    Chetan P. Tanna, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    PERM may actually be the fulfillment of a promise - to turn the
    entire legal immigration system into a huge barrier to
    immigration (07/09/09 ID comment). I once naively thought that
    the immigration laws were intended to permit immigration, not to
    put an end to it, even though it seems harder and harder for
    people in the government to understand that. For example, why
    were the J-1 regulations changed two years ago to eliminate
    education or work experience in the US as a qualification for J-1
    training eligibility? Nothing in the law contains such a
    restriction. Another example: AC21 says that an H-1B job is
    exempt from the annual cap if it is "at" a school of higher
    education or other "qualifying institution", or one that is
    "affiliated" with the above. My two and a half -year old grandson
    understands what "at" means, but USCIS seems to have a real
    problem with that word, at least if one goes by a lengthy,
    convoluted, June, 2006 Aytes memo on this subject. As for
    "affiliated", USCIS regulations interpret the word as meaning
    virtually "identical", i.e.having the same board of directors.
    But last time I looked in my dictionary, "affiliated" did not
    mean "identical". Immigration advocates need to protest much more
    loudly against administrative attempts to misappropriate the
    immigration laws for anti-immigrant ideological purposes, as is
    happening with PERM and in many other areas. I will give other
    examples in future letters.
    Roger Algase, Esq.**************** New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The Congress can make whatever laws they want to serve whatever
    their constituents might be happy with. It's legal to do this but
    not that etc. These laws can change and had been changed for many
    times. Illegal immigrants can be made as legal ones even instant
    US citizens by a strike of a pen, that's it. In old Europe, it's
    illegal for a Pole to come to France to work and reside there
    without permit, now it's perfectly legal to do so because of
    European Union treaty to allow freedom of movement among its
    member states. Nations should stop criminalizing foreign workers
    in order to serve some whining citizens that hate competition.
    And thanks to Congress when it made laws to prohibit inter states
    trade and freedom of movement barriers. Mr. Murray's letter asked
    about morality and legal rights and who gave foreigners rights to
    immigrate to other countries and seek jobs and opportunities
    there, then the same question should apply on our past ancestors
    including past European colonists including the Pilgrims came
    into New Worlds and many lands in Asia and Africa then. What made
    one think that the Aborigines and the Native of those lands had
    no laws regarding trespassing and "immigration" that thoser
    ancestors should ignore them. The rights of our survival and
    seeking better opportunities, freedom, prosperity and happiness
    are not granted by the Congress nor lawmakers of any countries
    but it's the fundamental of every human and given by the mother
    Nature or God if ones believe in his existence. Any political
    institutions that make laws in many times serve some selfish
    interests that defy this basic fundamental rights in favor to
    their contributing constituents who don't like others to compete
    with them.
    Robert Yang
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  3. Jul 9 - Goodbye To PERM Promise

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 9, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0709.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Goodbye To PERM Promise
    2.* Focus: Challenging Adjudication Standards for L Intracompany
    Transfers
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Latest In Adjustment Of Status by Christina LaBrie et. al
    *** (b) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    *** (c) Perspective ~ A Matter Of Priorities by Sheldon Richman
    *** for the Foundation For Economic Education
    4.* News:
    *** (a) ETA Releases 1st Quarter 2009 Performance Results
    *** (b) DHS Secretary Napolitano Reaffirms Administration's
    *** Commitment To E Verify
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    *** (c) Translation Services
    *** (d) Case Management Technology
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Ethiopian Wins Lottery For New Life In US
    *** (b) Gillibrand Finds New Ground On Reform
    *** (c) Wisconsin Gives Tuition Break For Illegal Immigrants
    *** (d) Illegal Immigrants Facing Deportation Say LDS Woman
    *** Scammed Them
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Immigration Event - NY, NY
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    *** (b) Peter G.
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    1.* COMMENT
    Goodbye To PERM Promise
    When compared to the pre-PERM regulation, PERM is significantly
    harsher (e.g. a typo means denial), and has significantly fewer
    procedural protections (e.g. no harmless error, tighter time
    deadlines). When PERM was initially proposed, DOL enticed the
    regulated community into going along with this new harsh
    regulation by waving the carrot of faster adjudication - just a
    week, DOL said! Later this was increased to one month, when the
    PERM rule became final. Still later, during a meeting with
    stakeholders, DOL raised the time to 3 months.
    Now that PERM is firmly ensconced, DOL has taken away the carrot
    and brought out the stick. In "Workforce System Results", DOL's
    publication reviewing ETA activities for the first quarter of
    calendar 2009, DOL reveals a sinister new plan for PERM. One need
    not read the entire 35 page document (see below in news), just
    studying page 18 thereof is enough. The first thing to notice on
    page 18 is that while DOL professes to have a goal of
    adjudicating 92% of cases in 6 months, its actual performance for
    the reporting period is just 11%, i.e. 89% of cases are taking
    longer than 6 months. DOL further reveals that these depressing
    numbers portend a bleak future, by design, here are DOL's own
    words: "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is currently
    developing baseline targets for an enhanced PERM performance
    measure and a new PERM integrity measure. These measures are
    scheduled for approval and implementation at the beginning of FY
    2010." In other words, get ready for these new PERM delays to
    become permanent. If the new PERM integrity measure is a
    significant increase in the proportion of supervised recruitment
    cases, then all the efficiencies brought by PERM (in exchange for
    the arbitrariness pervading the PERM rule) would be gone.
    Since the advent of PERM, DOL continues to defy long-established
    case law clearly stating that the current unemployment rate has
    no connection with the standards DOL may use to approve or deny
    cases. While this might be counter-intuitive, this is a straight
    reading of decades of case law - statistical information,
    including unemployment rates, may* not by used by DOL in
    determining individual cases - only individualized information is
    proper evidence in reaching a decision. Many can argue, perhaps
    validly, that this is unfair to US workers, especially in a
    recession; however, no can argue with what the statute, as
    interpreted by the courts, actually says.
    Yet DOL is blind to the federal courts, and to the statute, the
    document (on the same page 18) says: "PERM program performance
    continues to significantly decrease. This decrease is due to the
    impact of increasing integrity activities in light of the
    declining economy and continued filings for positions where there
    are US workers." The declining economy is a statistical datum.
    Statistical data may NOT be used to justify any conclusion in
    individual PERM applications, including the conclusion that
    increased integrity activities are warranted in any particular
    case. Conclusions that there are US workers for positions are
    statistical conclusions, and utterly immaterial in individual
    PERM applications, per a long line of cases in federal courts.
    In some ways, PERM is dead. Gone is the fast adjudication by
    which the DOL wowed the regulated community. Left is the harsh
    new regime of PERM where arbitrariness rules the day (e.g. no
    more first-in, first-out). And DOL promises worse days ahead.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    Challenging Adjudication Standards for L Intracompany Transfers
    The curriculum for the July 8th phone session of "Business
    Immigration Law" is as follows:
    ++ 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, July 8th 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.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Latest In Adjustment Of Status
    Christina LaBrie et. al share the citations from this recently
    concluded series.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0709-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2008.shtm
    (b) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Senator Schumer attempted to table the
    amendment which would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify
    program and codify the contractor rule."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0709-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    (c) Perspective ~ A Matter Of Priorities
    Sheldon Richman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "Candidates and others who are set on securing the Mexican
    border-the Canadian border seems of less concern-and expelling
    those who had the audacity to come to the land of the free
    without permission mainly rely on two arguments: jobs and
    welfare."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0709-richman.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) ETA Releases 1st Quarter 2009 Performance Results
    The Employment and Training Administration of the DOL released an
    overview of performance results for the period ending March
    31, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0709-DOL.pdf
    (b) DHS Secretary Napolitano Reaffirms Administration's
    Commitment To E Verify
    The declaration came as Secretary Napolitano announced the
    Department's intention to rescind the Social Security No-Match
    Rule, which has never been implemented and has been blocked by
    court order, in favor of the more modern and effective E-Verify
    system.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0709-napolitano.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    Las Vegas, NV - The Law Offices of Garcia-Mendoza & Snavely
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    seeks an experienced paralegal to perform all types of business
    and family visa packages under supervision of attorney. Minimum
    3-5 years experience required. Salary to be negotiated. Firm
    provides benefits including paid vacation and sick leave plus
    profit sharing plan. Located in a free standing building on
    ground level in downtown. Parking is free. Submit resume + cover
    letter to mailto:evagm@gms4law.com. All replies remain in
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    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    The Murthy Law Firm is seeking immigration attorneys with at
    least three years of experience in business immigration law, with
    or without litigation experience. Our practice is dynamic and
    fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work
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    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
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    analytical skills are required, as well as experience dealing
    with complex immigration law cases. Litigation experience a plus.
    Interested candidates may visit http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
    for details regarding the unique benefits of working at the
    Murthy Law Firm. Resume + cover letter should be forwarded to
    mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication will be treated in
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) Ethiopian Wins Lottery For New Life In US
    Originally from Hossana, Ethiopia, his family sold its thatched-
    roof home for $70,000 in order for Oremo to come to America.
    (b) Gillibrand Finds New Ground On Reform
    Even as she faces into a battle for her Senate seat next year
    against Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    is moving away from her onetime opposition stance on immigration
    reform.
    (c) Wisconsin Gives Tuition Break For Illegal Immigrants
    That's the message Wisconsin is sending after a new bill passed
    the state legislature which allows illegal immigrants to attend
    public colleges at a subsidized rate.
    (d) Illegal Immigrants Facing Deportation Say LDS Woman Scammed
    Them
    The Utah Bar Association has filed a lawsuit against a woman
    accused of acting as an immigration attorney to scam thousands of
    dollars out of illegal immigrants.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0709.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    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) Immigration Event - NY, NY
    The City University of New York Citizenship and Immigration
    Project, invites you to attend "A Path To Citizenship For
    Undocumented Immigrants: Update and Advice. Space is limited.
    Reserve your webinar seat now at
    https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/324408419. Date: Wednesday,
    July 22, 2009, Time: 1:00-3:00pm EST. This event is free and open
    to the public.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Robert Yang's letter (07/08/09 ID) contends that, "We have no
    rights (sic) whatsoever to deny the rights of foreigners to seek
    out jobs in the US nor foreign nations should deny the most
    fundamental right of human beings including us as Americans to
    access their job market, "I wonder, just why have "we" no such
    right? And on what authority does Mr. Yang's letter base its
    outrageous contention that human beings, specifically foreigners,
    have a "fundamental right" to seek jobs in America? What Mr.
    Yang's letter's 7-point permanent residence plan proposes is to
    allow free access to the American job market to everyone who can
    measure up to those arbitrary standards. Of course, such
    standards should be set by Congress, but in passing any
    immigration reform, I believe Congress will understand that there
    is no "fundamental right" of foreigners to work in the US. The
    typos of rights Mr. Yang's letter envisions can exist only within
    a regulatory scheme that is developed with the best interests of
    the nation in mind, not the interests of foreign citizens.
    Contrary to Mr. Yang's letter's assertion, there can be no denial
    of rights that do not exist in law or in conscience, and
    certainly there is no "right," God-given or otherwise, of a
    foreigner to work in the US. These types of rights exist only
    when a government chooses to grant them, and I seriously doubt
    Congress will ever recognize such a "right".
    David D. Murray, Esq.**************** Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I believe the 1986 amnesty program helped create these problems.
    I am now ready to compromise on this issue called Comprehensive
    Immigration Reform (CIR). If CIR is to become reality, what are
    the advocates willing to support. If advocates cannot or will not
    support some of this list there should be no amnesty called CIR.
    Understand and agree that to legalize an alien is amnesty.
    Criminal sanctions and prosecution for employers of illegal
    aliens. Close the border to all future illegal aliens. Applicants
    must pay for the processing costs. Applicants must hire their own
    legal representation. Amnesty should prevent family ties favorsor
    exemptions. Close the border to relatives of those getting
    amnesty. Reverse the court translation granting legal status to
    anchor babies. Require basic ability to read and write English.
    Create phased legalization according to years already here.
    Streamline and accelerate the deportation process. Illegal alien
    prisoners can be incarcerated in their home country. Investors
    could build better prison for local and deported inmates. The US
    would pay tuition according to the local cost of living. Reduce
    immigration limits to countries sending the most illegal aliens.
    Amnesty should reduce legal immigration according to illegal
    entrants.
    Peter G.
    _________________________________________________________________
    The first daily in the field of immigration. Forward this to a
    colleague!
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  4. Jul 8 - Improve Readability

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 8, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0708.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Improve Readability
    2.* Focus: Citizenship for Beginners
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Risky Business - Some Thoughts On Legal Malpractice
    *** Insurance by Ed Poll
    *** (b) Immigrant Of The Week: Charles Simonyi by Greg Siskind
    4.* News:
    *** (a) DOJ Immigration Litgation Bulletin: November 2007
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    *** (c) Immigration Law Certificate
    *** (d) Case Management Technology
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) City, County Hope To Boost Goodyear Project With Foreign
    *** Investment
    *** (b) Immigration Docket All Tied Up In Knots
    *** (c) Official: Farms To Get Help
    *** (d) A Crash Course In Rending Red Tape
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) New Partner - Long Beach, CA
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Rita Dave, Esq.
    *** (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    *** (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
    *** (d) Robert Yang
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    Improve Readability
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    to an automatic feature found in the latest version of
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    2.* FOCUS
    *Citizenship for Beginners
    The curriculum for the July 8th phone session of "Citizenship for
    Beginners" is as follows:
    ++ Naturalization requirements: LPR status, state residency,
    continuous residence, physical presence, and preserving residence
    for naturalization purposes, document, intent, 4-year rule
    ++Definitions and standards: Criminal convictions, post
    conviction relief, good moral character, statutory period,
    expungements, motions to unseal, coram nobis
    ++Risks of making application: Grounds for removal
    ++N-336 the necessary evil
    ++Going to court for background check delays not hard
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Risky Business - Some Thoughts On Legal Malpractice Insurance
    Ed Poll writes "investigates these recent trends in malpractice
    insurance and provides preventative measures you may take to
    avoid malpractice."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0708-poll.shtm
    http://www.lawbiz.com/
    (b) Immigrant Of The Week: Charles Simonyi
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0708-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) DOJ Immigration Litgation Bulletin: November 2007
    We carry The Department of Justice Office of Litigation's
    November 2007 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation
    Bulletin.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0708-OIL.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Las Vegas, NV - The Law Offices of Garcia-Mendoza & Snavely
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    seeks an experienced paralegal to perform all types of business
    and family visa packages under supervision of attorney. Minimum
    3-5 years experience required. Salary to be negotiated. Firm
    provides benefits including paid vacation and sick leave plus
    profit sharing plan. Located in a free standing building on
    ground level in downtown. Parking is free. Submit resume + cover
    letter to mailto:evagm@gms4law.com. All replies remain in
    confidence.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    The Murthy Law Firm is seeking immigration attorneys with at
    least three years of experience in business immigration law, with
    or without litigation experience. Our practice is dynamic and
    fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work
    ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will have the ability
    to work both as members of a team and as team leaders. They will
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    Interested candidates may visit
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    for details regarding the unique benefits of working at the
    Murthy Law Firm. Resume + cover letter should be forwarded to
    mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication will be treated in
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    and abilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. Final
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    (c) Immigration Law Certificate
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    and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate
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    graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
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    understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding
    the status of immigrants in the US, including family and
    employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is
    designed for individuals working in law firms, companies,
    government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they
    interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a
    regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
    of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning
    this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more
    information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
    applications and to register, see here.
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    (d) Case Management Technology
    Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
    support, ImmigrationTracker
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    is the most flexible and dependable immigration management
    solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys
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    of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge.
    As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited
    funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker
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    of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) City, County Hope To Boost Goodyear Project With Foreign
    Investment
    Summit County is believed to be the first jurisdiction in Ohio
    that has been desginated by the US DHS as a "Regional Center"
    that will provide incentives to international investors, the city
    and county said in a news release."
    (b) Immigration Docket All Tied Up In Knots
    But a busy calendar alone isn't necessarily enough reason to deny
    a continuance, the 9th Circuit reasoned.
    (c) Official: Farms To Get Help
    John Young, of Goffstown, heads the New England Apple Council and
    has watched Congress move to give his members relief for its
    noncitizen workers only to have it tied up in a national, failed
    bill that offered amnesty to illegal aliens.
    (d) A Crash Course In Rending Red Tape
    Forget about the parting of the Red Sea. Sister Joanna O'Meara is
    getting a crash course in the parting o red tape.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0708.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 - Long Beach, CA
    Garg & Associates, PC (formerly Smith & Garg, PC) is pleased to
    announce that John C. Valdez has been promoted to Managing
    Partner.* Garg & Associates is a full-service law firm with three
    offices in two states, Texas and California.* Mr. Valdez will
    manage our Long Beach, California office. Telephone:
    562.590.7300. Telecopier: 562.264.1051. www.smithgarg.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:
    The attention that is now being given to the unfortunately
    untimely death of Mr. Tanveer Ahmad, seems to suggest that this
    was an isolated incident (07/07/09 ID). Such is not the case. For
    those of us that have been involved in Immigration detention
    issues know first hand that lack of care, abuse, neglect are in
    fact the norm.* When something like this comes to light then due
    care and attention are given - for the moment - thereafter the
    status quo resumes.* There is absolutely no accountability.
    Eight years after having been involved in detention issues I am
    sad to say that we are still discussing the same issues over and
    over.
    Rita Dave, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I had promised to be silent for a while, but I cannot overlook J.
    E. Smith's letter's distorted attempt to imply that Martin Luther
    King and one of his lawyers, Clarence B. Jones, would have in any
    way supported the ''blame the victim" anti-immigrant ranting in
    Mr. Smith's July 7 letter. I worked for Mr. Jones for a few years
    in the early 1960's after graduating from law school, and I had
    the privilege of playing a small role in drafting some court
    papers for a lawsuit to which Dr. King, whom Mr. Jones
    represented, was a party. Clarence Jones, whom I worked with
    every day, and Martin Luther King (whom I never met or had any
    direct contact with) were passionately against racial
    discrimination in all its forms and, while I never heard about
    any discussion of immigration one way or another while I was
    working for Mr. Jones, it would be absurd (for lack of a stronger
    word) to claim that either he or Dr. King would have supported
    the current attempts to make Latino, Asian, African and Caribbean
    immigrants scapegoats for America's current problems and targets
    of its current prejudices. Certainly, they supported changing the
    law, not breaking it. But, if Martin Luther King were still
    alive, I believe that he would oppose the heavy handed,
    "enforcement only" anti-immigrant policies of today's white
    supremacists with the same intensity that he opposed the
    segregation laws of his time. If he were making another "I Have a
    Dream" speech today, I am sure that it would be one in support of
    legalization for illegal immigrants and a much fairer and more
    open system for legal immigration.
    Roger Algase, Esq.* New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Sorry, I ain't buyin' it . . . (Luis Nevada letter 07/07/09 ID).
    The letter claims he has been on an F-1 for fourteen years. The
    letter claims he has two master's degrees. It claims two
    companies have "tried to hire me and applied for my green card."
    It claims he speaks "three languages and have a broad range of
    experience in various Latin American countries working for an
    international consultancy company ranked among the 500
    international top companies worldwide." The letter claims he had
    been "working in Europe for almost ten years." Evidently, Mr.
    Nevada must be a guy in his sixties to have that type of
    experience behind him. And still a student? Peter Pan graduated
    at an earlier age. But I wonder. Fourteen years on an F-1 Student
    Visa. Evidently, either Mr. Nevada is very rich, or he has been
    working in the US. I also wonder why, with his brilliant
    education and background, he could not find a job and get an H-1B
    visa? How can one have two failed Labor Certifications? In thirty
    years of filing them I have only had one Labor Certification
    denied. And, why still a student? And what has he ever done to
    make the US a better place to live? "Ask not what your country
    can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - John F.
    Kennedy, January 20, 1961. Mr. Nevada's letter takes the same
    position as Mr. Colorado's (07/03/09 ID), that he will go to
    Canada, because he feels unwelcome in the US. I'll be the first
    to bid him goodbye.
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Any foreigners as long as 1. they're self sufficient, 2. of good
    moral characters, 3. believe and accept in whole in our
    democratic and secular system, 4. posses minimum skills or
    education level required here, 5. not asking for any kind of
    welfare assistance and become public burden, 6. of good health
    and productive age, 7. being proficient in speaking, reading and
    writing English proven by TOEFL test conducted out of their own
    pockets, they should be granted authorization of temporary legal
    residents to stay in the US for 6 years and after that they can
    apply for permanent residency upon meeting certain objective
    criteria such as home ownership, minimum net worth, taxes paid
    and other positive contribution to this country, then 5 more
    years to get US citizenship. We have no rights whatsoever to deny
    the rights of foreigners to seek out jobs in the US nor foreign
    nations should deny the most fundamental right of human beings
    including us as Americans to access their job market. Re : Mr.
    Murray's and Mr. Smith's letters on ID 7/6/09 ID, mentioning
    about rule of laws, nation of laws and obeying the laws, come
    again what kind of laws? Should one never question any laws that
    unfairly restrict their rights to advance themselves and be equal
    just because those laws were designed for the purpose of
    protectionism? Or say none on laws that treat people of colors,
    ethnic and faith minorities and women as second class pariah
    citizens? Or holier than thou laws that ban same sex marriage but
    ignore sex outside marriage and divorces supported by some
    hypocrite religious fundamentalists who love to cherry pick
    verses on their Holy Books for convenient and discriminate the
    rights of others?
    Robert Yang
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  5. Jul 7 - Top Links June 2009

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 7, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0707.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Top Links June 2009
    2.* Focus: The H-1B Book
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) CBP Open Forum: AILA Annual Conference 2009 by Sheela
    *** Murthy et al., attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm
    *** (b) Current Migration Trends from Mexico: What Are the
    *** Impacts of the Economic Crisis and U.S. Enforcement Strategy?
    *** by Wayne Cornelius et. al of the Mexican Migration Field
    *** Research and Training Program Center for Comparative
    *** Immigration Studies, UCSD
    *** (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.* News:
    *** (a) USCIS Releases Immigration FAQs For Members Of Military
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    *** (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (e) Website Services
    *** (f) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Illegal Immigrants Pin Hopes On Reforms
    *** (b) Piecing Together An Immigrant's Life The U.S. Refused To See
    *** (c) Immigrant's American Dream Within Reach
    *** (d) President Obama Makes Serious Commitment To Immigration
    *** Reform
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Immigration Event - Washington DC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Tom Harmon, Esq.
    *** (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    *** (c) Phil Slaton
    *** (d) James Johnson, Founder/President, North Carolinians For
    *** Immigration Reform and Enforcement
    *** (e) J. E. Smith
    *** (f) Luis Nevada
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    1.* COMMENT
    Top Links June 2009
    We feature the most accessed links by our readers in June 2009
    below:
    Top five June Immigration Daily Articles
    ++* Guangzhou U.S. Consulate Non-Compliance With State Department
    Rules For Processing Marriage Based Visa Applications by John
    Roth
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0623-roth.pdf
    ++ Passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Getting Down To Brass
    Tacks by Robert Gittelson
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0603-gittelson.shtm
    ++Adjusting Under 245(a) Despite Having Entered Using A False
    Identity by Adam Ketcher
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0616-ketcher.shtm
    Three Great Supreme Court Decisions by David Cleveland
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0602-cleveland.shtm
    ++Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0625-siskind.shtm
    Top five June Immigration Daily Items
    ++USCIS Releases QAs On CSPA
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0618-cspa.pdf
    ++Neufeld Memo Provides Guidance Regarding Surviving Spouses of
    Deceased US Citizens and Their Children
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0619-neufeld.pdf
    ++DOJ Announces 3 Attorneys Convicted Of Asylum Fraud
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0629-brown.pdf
    CBP Releases Admission Into US FAQs
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0624-admission.shtm
    ++USCIS Announces Resumption Of Premium Processing Service for I-140
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0623-i140.pdf
    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</il>
    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
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    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) CBP Open Forum: AILA Annual Conference 2009
    Sheela Murthy et al., attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm write
    "Questions were asked regarding situations in which the CBP
    database has errors, resulting in delays in processing at the
    Ports of Entry (POE)."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0707-murthy.shtm
    http://murthy.com/
    (b) Current Migration Trends from Mexico: What Are the Impacts of
    the Economic Crisis and U.S. Enforcement Strategy?
    Wayne Cornelius et. al of the Mexican Migration Field Research
    and Training Program Center for Comparative Immigration Studies,
    UCSD write "Widespread media reports of return migration. But is
    this really happening? People are aware that the situation in
    Mexico is no better."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0707-cornelius.pdf
    http://www.ccis-ucsd.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "In other words, not only does the DOL audit
    Employers and their PERM applications as part of the PERM rule,
    but it also audits itself, i.e., its efficiency and honesty in
    giving services to the public."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0707-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) USCIS Releases Immigration FAQs For Members Of Military
    USCIS released immigration information for members of the US
    armed forces and their families.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0707-military.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
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    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    The Murthy Law Firm is seeking immigration attorneys with at
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    Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks immigration
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) Illegal Immigrants Pin Hopes On Reforms
    Both feel an allegiance to this country and want to gain legal
    status, but are unable to do so because of an immigration
    bureaucracy that many, including the Obama administration in
    Washington, believe is dysfunctional and overwhelmed.
    (b) Piecing Together An Immigrant's Life The U.S. Refused To See
    In March, more than three years after the death, federal
    immigration authorities acknowledged that they had overlooked it,
    and added a name, "Ahmad, Tanveer," to their list of fatalities
    in custody.
    (c) Immigrant's American Dream Within Reach
    After 12 years in this country, I recently filled out the
    Application for Naturalization N-400 Form for U.S. citizenship. I
    shall be the first one in my family.
    (d) President Obama Makes Serious Commitment To Immigration
    Reform
    If there were any doubts about his commitment to immigration
    reform, President Obama dispelled them at a bipartisan White
    House meeting with members of Congress on June 25.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0707.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
    The Institute for the Study of International Migration invites
    you to attend 'The Challenge of Circular Migration: A Triple Win
    Solution?', 8:30-10:00 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2009, Georgetown
    University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Room 200. RSVP:
    http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Program=ISIM. For
    questions, please contact Alexander R Gee, arg29@georgetown.edu.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Can't we, as immigration attorneys, take a more proactive
    approach to ending the unnecessary - perhaps* unlawful -
    detention of immigrants (see 07/06/09 ID comment)? Could we make
    public lists of detainees, so alerts and relatives could contact
    them? Could we not visit deletion centers and gather information?
    Tom Harmon, Esq.* Minneapolis, MN
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I believe anyone following my ID Letters to the Editor for the
    past five years or so understands that I am pro-immigration and
    pro-rule-of-law. I believe the present laws are inadequate and
    fail to address 21st century realities. They should be changed,
    before and separate and apart from the issue of CIR (buzzword for
    Amnesty). After legal immigration laws are redrafted, and
    adequate enforcement safeguards are installed, it will be time to
    consider some form of CIR, but combining the two is disaster, as
    evidenced by the last two failures during the Bush
    administration. I believe such concepts as "dual intent" and
    "advance parole" should be abolished. Spouses of both US Citizens
    and Permanent Residents should be able to obtain visas to come to
    the US to join their loved one on a walk-in basis, rather for
    languishing for a year, or awaiting a nonsensical quota. The
    Quota System for employment based immigration should be revised
    so as to realistically meet the needs of US employers, rather
    than continuing to be based on an archaic formula that has no
    basis in reality and serves nobody good. But being a rule-of-law
    guy, I am anti-illegal and anti-overstay and do not understand
    why illegals and overstays believe they have some sort of God
    given right to US permanent residence. I wonder, just what part
    of "you can't do that" do they not understand? I agree with the
    ID Editorial "Detention is Un-American" (07/03/09 ID) and believe
    that the detention injustices could be remedied through good
    stand-alone legislation, if the politicians wanted to address the
    issue without politicizing it. While I may not believe illegals
    and overstays have the right to permanent residence, I do believe
    they have the right to swift justice, even if it results in their
    deportation under the law.
    David D. Murray, Esq.* Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Responding to ID's 07/06/09 coment, of course this vestige of the
    Bush Administration is both Fascist and Un-American.* I am
    disheartened that the Obama Administration has not gotten rid of
    it.
    Phil Slaton*** Poulsbo, WA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Responding to ID's 07/06/09 coment, what the comment fails to
    mention is, the people who died in detention, died as a result of
    pre-existing, untreatable, medical conditions and not the result
    of "inadequate medical care" or "deplorable conditions."* It is a
    fact, that U.S. Government is bound by law to medically screen
    and medically treat everyone who enters a detention facility, at
    no cost to the detainee. In fact, the care and treatment is first
    class, extensive and unavailable to American citizens, yet we pay
    for it. In an interview by James Pinkerton of the Houston
    Chronicle dated July 6, 2008; Cmdr. John Gary of the U.S. Public
    Health Service states: "Inmates are screened for medical problems
    within 12 hours of arriving. The medical staff consists of 38
    staff members. The staff includes a full-time medical doctor, 13
    registered nurses, eight licensed vocational nurses, a dentist,
    pharmacist, a psychologist and a social worker. The clinic has an
    X-ray facility, which is used as part of a tuberculosis
    surveillance program for detainees. The detention centers are
    clean and well-lit. Each of the cellblocks contain bunk beds, a
    TV monitor, a microwave, a dining area and bathroom
    facilities.The facilities also have a small law library and a
    commissary. Like most jails and prisons, the detention facility
    allows for religious practices. Inmates are allowed an hour a day
    of recreation on outdoor basketball and soccer fields or in an
    exercise room inside."
    James Johnson, Founder/President, North Carolinians For
    Immigration Reform and Enforcement
    (e) Dear Editor:
    Remember, foreigners who find themselves in detention are there
    because their status in the US is less than fully defined under
    our legal immigration criteria. These folks are in detention
    because they have violated our immigration laws. Immigration
    Daily and your fellow travelers seem always to forget that
    immigration law is to be respected, honored and adhered to every
    much as we as citizens and residents of a "Nation of Laws" are
    expected to be respectful to our other bodies of laws, rules,
    regulations. As for those so-called "parents" who drag their kids
    along when they know that they are in the process of committing
    violations of law that may cause them to be placed in detention I
    say that those folks should not be granted any detention and
    should be immediately returned to whence they came. Groups such
    as MidwestHumanRights, as well as the alphabet soup of so-called
    "Hispanic" defense groups, as well as so-called "immigration
    attorneys" who continuously engage in hand-wringing about the
    dastardly mistreatment of foreigners by U. S. border enforcement
    agencies need to redirect your ire towards the entrants who
    insist on their right to be in a country that is not theirs.
    While Immigration Daily urges Congress to heed the wisdom of
    Martin Luther King regarding "...speaking for the voiceless...",
    you should also peruse a copy of a book by Clarence B. Jones, a
    top King aide, to learn that Dr. King's pronouncements were never
    intended to support illegal immigration, or unlawful behavior of
    any kind.
    J. E. Smith** Brunswick, GA
    (f) Dear Editor:
    I agree with Luis Colorado's letter (07/03/09 ID) and my case is
    similar in many ways. I have been in the US with an F1 visa for
    more than 14 years. Two companies tried to hire me and applied
    for my green card. I decided to enroll again as student to be
    able to remain in status in waiting for a decision. Also, all
    what happened was to waste time and money, without mentioning the
    stress caused by the wait. Before coming to the USA, I had been
    working in Europe for almost ten years. I speak three languages
    and have a broad range of experience in various Latin American
    countries working for an international consultancy company ranked
    among the 500 international top companies worldwide. In the
    meantime, I have gotten two master's degrees and presently I am
    PhD candidate. I probably have spent around $7,000 in lawyer
    fees, trying to do every according to the law. I have been the
    victim of not knowing sufficiently the immigration law and the
    inability to keep paying attorneys. As Luis's letter stated, a
    lot of Americans like to say that this is a country of laws, and
    that was actually one of the reasons I wanted to move from my
    country of origin to the USA, among other reasons because I
    always admired the system, the honesty of the vast majority of
    the public servants, the rule of law, and the civil behavior of
    the people in general. However, I don't feel welcome in this
    country anymore. My country of origin is a Latin American
    country. I feel we are being targeted as scapegoats. If things
    don't get better, I will have to move to Canada. I don't want
    that, but we may not have an alternative.
    Luis Nevada
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