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  1. Jul 24 - Rule Of Convenience

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 24, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0724.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Rule Of Convenience
    2.  Focus: Inventory Closeout For Removal Book
    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: Garo Yepremian of Cyprus by Kevin
        R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) EOIR Releases Notice On Immigration Fraud
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
        (c) Immigration Law Certificate
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Debate Nearly Cost George Gascon His Job
        (b) Congress Eyes Biometric Authentication For Job
        Eligibility
        (c) Police Chiefs Press For Immigration Reform
        (d) Review: 'Snakehead' Explores Notorious Illegal
        Immigration Operation
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Submit Your Announcement
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) John Henderson
        (b) Gladys C Farris
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    1.  COMMENT
    Rule Of Convenience
    Joe Arpaio, the anti-immigrant Sheriff of Maricopa County in
    Arizona, says that he believes in the Rule of the Law, and that
    that is his reason for hounding the undocumented, whose presence
    in the US offends the law, in his view. He believes that the
    287(g) agreement that his law enforcement agency currently has
    with ICE permits him to use any excuse to stop anyone and demand
    that they prove that their presence here is authorized under our
    laws.
    Of course, all this is pure poppycock. Mr. Arpaio's real problem
    is no doubt the fact that those whom his deputies stop have brown
    skin. We do not believe that Mr. Arpaio's people believe in
    harassing the undocumented from Europe. As many pro-immigrant
    bodies have long claimed, Mr. Arpaio does not believe in the Rule
    of the Law, rather he believes in the Rule of the Law only when
    it is convenient to him.
    Recent events show this in spades. The DOJ has commenced an
    investigation into the activities of Mr. Arpaio's office. After
    initially welcoming the investigation, he has now stopped
    cooperating - apparently he believes that the DOJ investigation
    of his office's infamous activities is not lawful. Most recently,
    the DHS issued new guidelines to 287(g) signatories, asking that
    charges be preferred against those stopped, and that priority be
    given to serious crimes. Again, this apparently offends Mr.
    Arpaio's view of the Law, and he has refused to follow the DHS
    instructions.
    It is clear that Mr. Arpaio believes in the Rule of Convenience,
    and that the Rule of the Law is a mere fig leaf for nefarious
    beliefs. In this, of course, he is joined by a large number of
    Southern Republicans whose objection to the undocumented will
    continue even after they are fully legalized and within the Law.
    The patriots at America's Voice have an online petition to
    Secretary Napolitano to discontinue Sheriff's Arpaio's oft-abused
    287(g) authority.
    http://americasvoiceonline.org/page/content/kickarpaioout
    We urge those who agree that racists like Mr. Arpaio should not
    be part of the 287(g) program to sign the petition, it only takes
    a few minutes, and it will help Ms. Napolitano see the extent of
    the opposition that Mr. Arpaio has aroused.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Inventory Closeout For Removal Book
    Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases by
    Jill Sheldon of CLINIC is now available for an attractive
    Inventory Closeout price, only $99 including taxes and shipping
    and handling. This book features:
    ++Chapter 1:  Removal proceedings
    ++Chapter 2:  Grounds of deportability
    ++Chapter 3:  Grounds of inadmissibility
    ++Chapter 4:  Contesting removability
    ++Chapter 5:  Adjustment of status
    ++Chapter 6:  Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in
    Removal proceedings
    ++Chapter 7:  Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for
    lawful Permanent Residents
    ++Chapter 8:  Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent
    Resident Aliens
    ++Chapter 9:  Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under
    the Convention Against Torture
    ++Chapter 10: Voluntary departure
    ++Chapter 11: Naturalization as a defense to Removal
    ++Chapter 12: Administrative review of Removal Orders
    ++Chapter 13: Judicial review of Removal Orders
    ++CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA &
    Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms
    from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42
    CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28
    USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc
    For more info on this book, and to order, see here (
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ReliefFromRemoval-closeoutsale.shtm
    fax version, see here).
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ReliefFromRemoval.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings On Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo writes "The USCIS has just released a
    Guidance Memorandum for those Physical Therapists and
    Occupational Therapists who had their H-1B petitions denied this
    spring before the issuance of the Velarde Guidance Memorandum."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0724-musillo.shtm
    http://www.muimmigration.com/
    (b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "This opens the way for children who have
    "aged-out" to be reunited with their parents."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0724-shusterman.shtm
    http://www.shusterman.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Garo Yepremian of Cyprus
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0724-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) EOIR Releases Notice On Immigration Fraud
    Executive Office for Immigration Review of the DOJ released a
    notice on how to prevent becoming a victim of immigration fraud.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0724-notarios.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Midtown Manhattan - Boutique law firm seeks two attorneys:  1)
    Senior attorney with 3-7 years experience to manage own caseload
    of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions
    for a wide range of professionals, including research scientists,
    artists/designers, athletes, IT professionals, etc, family-based
    petitions, motions & EOIR matters. May also handle some
    litigation matters. 2) Junior attorney with 1-3 years experience
    to assist Senior attorney with business & family immigration
    matters and handle personal injury/no fault and matrimonial
    litigation.  This position requires admission to NY Bar;
    admission to NJ Bar is a +. Both positions require great
    initiative and follow-through, as well as excellent writing and
    interpersonal skills.  Ideal candidates will have graduated in
    the top 1/3 of their class and have Journal experience.  Salary
    DOE. Please email cover letter and CV to
    mailto:mcohen@cohenlawfirm.com.
    (b) 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.
    (c) Immigration Law Certificate
    Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies
    and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate
    Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This
    graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
    credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive
    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.
    http://www.sps.cuny.edu/programs/spscourses/programdescription.aspx?pid=17&sid=ILCP
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Debate Nearly Cost George Gascon His Job
    There were several nights outgoing Mesa Police Chief George
    Gascon questioned whether he was on the right side of the illegal
    immigration debate.
    (b) Congress Eyes Biometric Authentication For Job Eligibility
    In a move likely to worry opponents of a national ID card, some
    lawmakers in Congress are proposing that biometrics be used to
    authenticate the identity of anyone seeking a job in the US.
    (c) Police Chiefs Press For Immigration Reform
    Some of the nation's top cops on Wednesday called upon Congress
    to promptly adopt an immigration reform measure, saying local law
    enforcement agencies across America are struggling to deal with
    crime and confusion caused by a broken system.
    (d) Review: 'Snakehead' Explores Notorious Illegal Immigration
    Operation
    Keefe's account reminds us how much hope the American dream
    inspires and what a steep price some have paid to try to live it.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0724.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) Submit Your Announcement
    If you have a professional announcement such as: New Position,
    Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address,
    New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner, that
    you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your
    professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    comingsNgoings announcements is a free service.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    ID comment on "Hypocrisy Among The Antis" (07/21/09 ID) openly
    shows its own hypocracy.  Antectdotes are not to be used unless
    they are positive for the "pros".  What could be more
    hypocritical than that?  The comment claims the "antis" demand a
    higher standard of quality than in the known world, but then
    claim the only failures are terrorists.  The comment seems to
    forget all the other dangerous illegals, like common criminals,
    ********ers, smugglers, rapists, drunk drivers, etc. who destroy
    lives on a daily basis in the United States.     For the record,
    the responsibility for investigating and preventing terrorism in
    the U.S. is held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  That is
    in the HSA. ICE's anti-terrorism responsibilities are secondary
    to its primary responsibilities.       ICE and the other agencies
    of DHS have the same responsibilities that they held before 9/11.
    They are to enforce the customs and immigration laws of the
    United States.       The comment also forgets that USCIS'
    responsibilities are to find fraud, not ignore it.  I agree that
    USCIS' RFE are pointless, as they should not be used, but the
    documentation issues that bring up an RFE should be the catalyst
    for a denial, as an RFE is only a chance for the manufacture of
    more fraud and the replacement of an American in a job by an
    alien.  Well, America is not about national origin discrimination
    so a company can pay a computer code writer a lower salary.
    Union busting and forcing down wages by brining in immigrants is
    un-American and illegal.   The real face of immigration is the
    high-school dropout from Mexico, the Salvadoran MS-13 ********er,
    the Russian mafiosa, the Somali Islamic terrorist, the Mexican
    illegal dependant on TANF, CalWorks, food stamps, Section 8
    housing, and the local government funded clinic.
    John Henderson
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I said in my letter (07/23/09 ID) no matter who is the majority
    in the Congress or Senate the effect is the same.  Whatever
    happened with who was the majority before gets ostracized by the
    minority party so as to make it impossible to do a law.
    Gladys C Farris
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  2. Jul 23 - Fight Notario Fraud

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 23, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0723.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Fight Notario Fraud
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For State Laws And No Match
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Termination Of 274a.12(c) Employment Authorization by
        Scot A. Silzer
        (b) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
        (c) Immigration Control, Circa AD 175 by Harold B. Jones Jr.
        for the Foundation For Economic Education
    4.  News:
        (a) Neufeld Memo On 1-751 Filed Prior To Termination Of
        Marriage
        (b)DOS Publishes Final Rule On Foreign  Government Officials'
        Immediate Family
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Forensic Psychology Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Mexican Immigration To US Off 40 Percent
        (b) NY, NJ Immigration Raids Violated Rights
        (c) The New Geography Of United States Immigration
        (d) Legal Status Of US Workers' An Immigration Issue
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Jose Latour, Esq.
        (b) Michael D Cotton
        (c) Elihu S. Ferguson
        (d) Gladys C Farris
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0723.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Fight Notario Fraud
    The ABA Commission on Immigration has a helpful page on Notario
    Fraud
    http://www.abanet.org/
    with help for immigrants and others preyed upon by immigration
    fraudsters. Of particular note for attorneys is their attorney
    resources page, which features:
    ++Cases (Civil and Criminal)
    ++Statutes (State and Federal)
    ++Law Enforcement Referral (Bar and Law Enforcement Contacts)
    ++Administrative Regulation
    ++Secondary Sources (Articles and Surveys)
    ++Training Materials
     
    Immigration practitioners may want to bookmark this helpful
    resource.
    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 State Laws And No Match
    The curriculum for Thursday July 23rd third session of "Employer
    Sanctions For Beginners" is as follows:
    ++Business license laws
    ++E-Verify mandates
    ++Other state laws
    ++Update on the no-match regulation
    The speakers for this seminar series are Greg Siskind, Hector
    Chichoni, Scott Decker, Kevin Lashus, Mira Mdivani, Tyler Moran
    and Roger Tsai. Wednesday, July 22nd is the deadline to sign up.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200914.shtm. Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200914.pdf. Don't delay, sign up
    today.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Termination Of 274a.12(c) Employment Authorization
    Scot A. Silzer writes "Although the I-765 often requires a
    separate and independent basis (e.g., an I-485 application) in
    order for it to be accepted, processed, and serve as a basis for
    the issuance of the EAD, once it is accepted and the EAD is
    issued, the EAD acquires a life of its own."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0723-silzer.shtm
    http://www.silzerlaw.com/attorneys2.html
    (b) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "My friend Tamar Jacoby of
    ImmigrationWorksUSA joins former Mexican Foreign Secretary Jorge
    Castenada in writing in today's Washington Post about what could
    be the biggest area of division in the coming reform debate - how
    to handle future workers. "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0723-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    (c) Immigration Control, Circa AD 175
    Harold B. Jones Jr. for the Foundation For Economic Education
    writes "Today's leaders might do well to consider the unfortunate
    example of Marcus Aurelius."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0723-jones.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Neufeld Memo On 1-751 Filed Prior To Termination Of Marriage
    Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, USCIS issued a memo
    providing guidance on how to adjudicate an 1-751 petition if the
    Conditional Permanent Resident and petitioning spouse are legally
    separated or have initiated divorce or annulment proceedings, but
    the marriage has not
    been terminated.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0723-neufeld.pdf
    (b) DOS Publishes Final Rule On Foreign Government Officials'
    Immediate Family
    DOS published a final rule amending the definition of "immediate
    family" for the Foreign
    Government Official nonimmigrant visa category.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0723-dos.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Midtown Manhattan - Boutique law firm seeks two attorneys:  1)
    Senior attorney with 3-7 years experience to manage own caseload
    of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions
    for a wide range of professionals, including research scientists,
    artists/designers, athletes, IT professionals, etc, family-based
    petitions, motions & EOIR matters. May also handle some
    litigation matters. 2) Junior attorney with 1-3 years experience
    to assist Senior attorney with business & family immigration
    matters and handle personal injury/no fault and matrimonial
    litigation.  This position requires admission to NY Bar;
    admission to NJ Bar is a +. Both positions require great
    initiative and follow-through, as well as excellent writing and
    interpersonal skills.  Ideal candidates will have graduated in
    the top 1/3 of their class and have Journal experience.  Salary
    DOE. Please email cover letter and CV to
    mailto:mcohen@cohenlawfirm.com.
    (b) 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.
    (c) 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.
    (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.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Mexican Immigration To US Off 40 Percent
    Mexican immigration to the United States has dropped sharply
    since 2005, but the flow of migrants returning to Mexico remains
    steady, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew
    Hispanic Center.
    (b) NY, NJ Immigration Raids Violated Rights
     Immigration agents raiding homes for suspected illegal
     immigrants violated the U.S. Constitution by entering without
     proper consent and may have used racial profiling, a report
     analyzing arrest records found.
    (c) The New Geography Of United States Immigration
    New trends in immigration are changing communities across the
    United States.
    (d) Legal Status Of US Workers' An Immigration Issue
    The Senate Democrat leading the push for immigration changes said
    Tuesday verifying the legal status of workers will require
    citizens and immigrants to prove they are legally eligible to
    hold jobs in the U.S.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0723.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
    July 24 - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present "A new
    proposal to address US immigration future flow needs" For more
    info see here:
    http://contact.migrationpolicy.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=4261
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the ID Comment on Anti's hypocracy (07/21/09 ID): The
    basis of any intelligent discussion is the ability of each side
    to objectively weigh the merits of the other's points.  Those of
    us who believe that immigration is both essential and good for
    America are able to concede the numerous points which are
    problematic and beckon for the intelligent legislative response
    to the current immigration situation in the U.S., which is long
    overdue.  Those who believe that immigration is "bad" for America
    grant no such concessions, choosing instead to simply sweep all
    the valid points regarding the positive impact of immigrants on
    U.S. culture and society under the rug with the inflammatory
    rhetoric which caters so well to the xenophobes who make up the
    bulk of their ranks.  Accordingly, it is my opinion that as long
    as the "Anti's" are unable to engage intelligently, the absence
    of thoughtful, pragmatic dialogue from their end of the opinion
    spectrum will leave them exactly where they have remained for the
    22 years in which I have been involved with the immigration
    debate, first as a consular officer and subsequently as a private
    practitioner: on the sidelines, heckling all progress bitterly as
    those of us who are trying to make things better move forward
    without the intelligent input we so desperately need from them.
    Jose Latour, Esq.                 Miami, FL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID Comment "RFEs And Hypocrisy Among The Antis"
    (07/23/09 ID):   Actually, ID has got it reversed.  We here at
    USCIS are encouraged to complete cases, and discouraged from
    issuing RFE's without substantial justification.    Just to
    clarify, hope this helps.
    Michael D Cotton
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The article by Winthrop Staples III and Philip Cafaro, (07/21/09
    ID) about immigration and the environment, says that high
    immigration levels in America over the past few decades have
    contributed to economic growth. Nobody would argue with that.
    Nevertheless, they are against "mass immigration"  (translation:
    immigration from Latin America) because they think it would be
    bad for the environment. Nobody who lives in this country
    seriously believes that our environmental problems would go away
    even if we cut off all immigration tomorrow. As Mark Twain wrote
    about his own death, reports of the environment being ruined by
    immigration are greatly exaggerated. But what about immigrants
    creating economic growth? Now, there is a real danger.Why on
    earth would a country mired in a deep recession with almost ten
    per cent unemployment want to let in people who create economic
    growth? The article should be thanked for pointing finger at the
    biggest threat of all, namely that immigrants might help revive
    our economy. We had better close the borders before it is too
    late.
    Elihu S. Ferguson
    (d) Dear Editor:
    I agree that the anti-immigrants attitude has been around for
    many centuries after the first settlers established themselves.
    In fact the generation that started this attitude may have been
    from the fourth generation after the settler arrives here.  What
    irony to a nation of immigrants.  The ones who should have been
    anti is the native Indians yet it is not them but the Anglo Saxon
    per se.  There is a group that really believes that this nation
    does not need anymore immigrants and that we should see to that.
    What I cannot see is the people in the seat of Congress and
    Senate have been elected by those immigrants that are able to
    vote and yet this group is so strong yet not too large to control
    the laws of what is passed in the Senate and Congress.  Just
    think how much benefit would be in the country if our law makers
    would be conscientious to what they have been elected for.
    Gladys C Farris
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  3. Jul 22 - Health Care Climate Change And Immigration

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    July 22, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0722.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Health Care Climate Change And Immigration
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Asylum For Experts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Primer by Walter
        Ewing et. al of the Immigration Policy Center
        (b) Tax Traps - US Citizens And US Tax Resident Foreign
        Nationals With Assets Abroad Foreign Bank Accounting
        Reporting Form TD F 90-22.1 by George Hayduk
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Shantanu Narayen, Diane Von
        Furstenberg, and Gadi Amit by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Naturalizes First Soldier In Military Pilot
        Recruiting Program
        (b) ICE Releases SEVP Information
        (c) ICE Releases Supplemental Cap Gap Fact Sheet
        (d) ICE Releases DMV Fact Sheet
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) J-1 Visa Program
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Open America's Doors To More Immigration
        (b) Ex-Judge Collazo Busted For Immigration Fraud
        (c) Feds Shift Gears On Illegal Immigration
        (d) Fool Proof Identification For Non-Citizens
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Share Your Professional News
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Linda Cogill
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    1.  COMMENT
    Health Care Climate Change And Immigration
    President Obama looks set to win on the Sotomayor nomination. He
    appears likely to win on the big sticking issue so far in the
    Appropriations process: the cancellation of the F-22. That leaves
    health care and climate change as the two big issues on the table
    before Congress turns to immigration. Here's a look at how those
    issues may affect the soon to come CIR debate in Congress.
    Writing on salon.com,
    http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/07/20/gop_math/
    yet another GOP strategist bemoans the lack of support for
    immigration benefits among Congressional Republicans:
    "our weakness among minority voters is somewhat
    masked when it comes to elections that are not national. Thanks
    to redistricting, and the legal imperative to give emphasis to
    "community of interests," these minority voters tend to be jammed
    into congressional districts where they are the overwhelming
    majority. That means the other districts tend to be more white in
    nature, and thus more friendly territory for Republicans. Then,
    at the level of the Senate, the reality is that Utah and Wyoming
    get the same number of senators as do California and New York.
    What this means is that when it comes to an issue like
    immigration reform, the pressure on Republicans who actually have
    been elected to office is more often to favor a position that is
    unattractive to minority voters. If they were to take a different
    position, they might find themselves facing a primary challenger
    supported by the party's activist base. So, at the expense of any
    long-term perspective, the Republican Party is likely to be
    responsive to the sentiment of the people responsible for them
    serving at this very moment."
    The Republican strategist rightly concludes: "A recent poll shows
    Republicans, at the national level, are viewed favorably by fewer
    than 10 percent of all Hispanics. The word for this is "disaster"."
    Disagreeing with the above writer is Jay Cost, a noted political
    analyst (and a Republican) who writes on RealClearPolitics.com,
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/horseraceblog/2009/07/its_not_just_about_winning_ele.html
    and his argument connects the dots between health care reform
    (and by extension, climate change) and immigration:
    "As UCSD's Gary Jacobson noted in the Spring, 2009
    issue of Political Science Quarterly, "Republicans hold a
    significant structural advantage in the competition for House
    seats ... This circumstance will have the effect of moderating the
    Democratic caucus, because Democrats representing such districts
    are, of political necessity, considerably more moderate than
    other Democrats. Similarly, more than half of the Democratic
    senators who replaced Republicans in 2006 and 2008 are from
    states in the South or the Mountain West, and they, too, will
    have to compile moderate records or risk defeat." Hence Blue Dog
    resistance to health care reform. This also suggests that the
    Democrats might have the same problem in advancing immigration
    reform, given the large number of members who come from mostly
    white, conservative-tilting districts. You can stick either a
    Democrat or a Republican in districts like PA-12, MS-1 or CO-4.
    Those reps will be hard-pressed to vote yea. Perhaps this is why
    the issue has been tabled this year?"
    Clearly, how the health care and climate change debates play out
    in the coming days will have an impact on immigration in Congress.
    Lest anyone forgets, Sen. Schumer has said that he will start mark
    up on the CIR bill less than two months from today. However, we
    believe that the Democratic leadership will have to put immigration
    on the floors of Congress, since they are far from cementing the
    immigrant vote into the Democratic party at this point. As Jay
    Cost's article reminds us:
    "You can't lump African-Americans and Hispanics into
    a "non-white" group without ignoring the 3.67 million Hispanics
    who behaved contrary to the theory by...voting for John McCain!
    This lumping together of non-whites also ignores the volatility
    of Hispanic voters, who, as [the Republican strategist quoted
    above] does note, gave George W. Bush about 40% of the vote in
    2004. You can't lump all Hispanics together as a single voting
    bloc ... Some are more partial to the GOP than others. George W.
    Bush did relatively well with Hispanics in New Mexico (44%) and
    Nevada (39%), but poorly with Hispanics in New York (24%) and
    Illinois (23%). Additionally, the exit poll suggests that McCain
    actually did better with Hispanics in Colorado than George W. Bush."
    Democrats have made big promises to immigrants, and the Majority
    Leader of the Senate, Mr. Reid, has several times publicly said
    that he has the votes for immigration reform. As we move into the
    height of the political debate on health care and climate change
    in the coming days and weeks, we must remember that immigration's
    day in the sun (or at least on the floors of Congress) is only
    weeks away.
    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 Asylum For Experts
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
    series "Asylum For Experts" with David L. Cleveland (discussion
    leader), Ashley Huebner, Nancy Kelly, Jeffrey Martins, Brian E.
    Mezger, Alan Parra and other speakers to be announced. The
    curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on July 22: Harm and Motive
    ++Economic harm: when does it "rise to the level of persecution"?
    ++Emotional harm: how to demonstrate it without an expert
    ++Physical harm
    ++Abortions, IUDs, and "added" children
    ++Ostracism and other types of harm
    ++Proving motive of the persecutor
    ++"at least one central reason" means what?
    ++Corroboration: what evidence will impress the adjudicator?
    ++Recent case law
    SECOND Phone Session on August 19: Bars to Asylum and Particular
    Social Groups
    ++Internal relocation
    ++The one-year deadline
    ++Firm resettlement
    ++Persecutor of others
    ++Material support: when is giving under duress a defense?
    ++Domestic violence: my husband beat me
    ++FGM
    ++Recruitment by a gang
    ++Juveniles
    ++Other particular social groups
    ++Recent case law
    THIRD Phone Session on September 16: How to Impress the
    Adjudicator
    ++How to get letters from the old country
    ++Country conditions information from where?
    ++How to interrupt the Asylum Officer
    ++Give what kind of documents to the IJ? Objections to DHS
    documents
    ++How to demonstrate harm, How to prove motive; How to avoid
    inconsistencies
    ++How to frame a "particular social group"; Is client a member of
    more than one particular social group?
    ++What if client has a bad memory and has a "flat" affect?
    ++DHS attorney and IJ relations
    ++How to make a record for the BIA
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, July 21st is the deadline. For
    more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A Primer
    Walter Ewing et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "The
    necessity of comprehensive immigration reform stems from years of
    neglect and failure to respond to incompatible interactions
    between different parts of the system, resulting in breakdowns
    that have crippled our ability to regulate immigration
    adequately, protect our borders, reunite families, and foster
    economic opportunity."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0722-ewing.pdf
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/
    (b) Tax Traps - US Citizens And US Tax Resident Foreign Nationals
    With Assets Abroad Foreign Bank Accounting Reporting Form TD F
    90-22.1
    George Hayduk writes "While the original target of this
    legislation was wealthy US citizens hiding money offshore, the
    rules now apply to all US "tax residents" which includes foreign
    nationals on nonimmigrant visas, and US citizens and lawful
    permanent residents residing here and abroad."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0722-hayduk.shtm
    http://www.expattaxandlaw.com/about-tax.html
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Shantanu Narayen, Diane Von
    Furstenberg, and Gadi Amit
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0722-siskind.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Naturalizes First Soldier In Military Pilot Recruiting
    Program
    USCIS naturalized the first nonimmigrant to enlist in the
    military under the Defense Department's Military Accessions Vital
    to the National Interest (MAVNI) pilot recruiting program. For a
    fact sheet on the program, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-mavni.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-mavni.shtm
    (b) ICE Releases SEVP Information
    ICE released a PowerPoint presentation on the Student Exchange
    Visa Program and related QAs released at NAFSA's 2009 conference.
    For the SEVP PowerPoint, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-sevp.pdf
    For the preconference QAs, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-preconf.pdf
    For the postconference QAs, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-postconf.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-SEVP.shtm
    (c) ICE Releases Supplemental Cap Gap Fact Sheet
    ICE released a fact sheet addressing two significant areas
    related to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System's
    (SEVIS) functionality and interface with other government
    systems.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-capgap.pdf
    (d) ICE Releases DMV Fact Sheet
    ICE released a fact sheet intended to provide F, M or J
    nonimmigrants and their respective school/program officials with
    basic information on obtaining a driver's license or a state
    identification (ID).
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0722-dmv.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Midtown Manhattan - Boutique law firm seeks two attorneys:  1)
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    of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions
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    litigation matters. 2) Junior attorney with 1-3 years experience
    to assist Senior attorney with business & family immigration
    matters and handle personal injury/no fault and matrimonial
    litigation.  This position requires admission to NY Bar;
    admission to NJ Bar is a +. Both positions require great
    initiative and follow-through, as well as excellent writing and
    interpersonal skills.  Ideal candidates will have graduated in
    the top 1/3 of their class and have Journal experience.  Salary
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    mailto:mcohen@cohenlawfirm.com.
    (b) 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.
    (c) 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
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    submissions must be received by close of business on July 17,
    2009. GS-13/15, position open until filled. No relocation
    allowance offered.
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Open America's Doors To More Immigration
    The American story is the story of immigration. It defines this
    nation. It was essential to our past success, and it will be
    essential to our future success.
    (b) Ex-Judge Collazo Busted For Immigration Fraud
    Former Manhattan Civil Court Judge Salvador Collazo, now a Bronx
    attorney, has been arrested on federal charges related to his
    alleged involvement in a conspiracy to commit visa fraud and to
    collect excessive fees in connection with immigration
    applications.
    (c) Feds Shift Gears On Illegal Immigration
    The Department of Homeland Security is changing the way it
    tackles illegal immigration, in many cases remaking or rescinding
    Bush administration policies.
    (d) Fool Proof Identification For Non-Citizens
    The Mississippi governor said no administration in our government
    has ever committed to finding those who break our laws by simply
    over staying their welcome. Our Homeland Security Director said,
    this would change that.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0722.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Share Your Professional News
    Send your professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    Examples include: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers &
    Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate,
    New Attorney, New Partner. This is a free service.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Z. Achurra's letter (07/21/09 ID) demonstrates why everyone
    dealing with USCIS or US Department of State should engage the
    services of  qualified and experienced immigration counsel.
    Obviously, the I-130 was approved or it would not have found its
    way to the Embassy for visa issuance. Ms. Achurra's letter fails
    to mention if she submitted a US or a Filipino divorce decree, a
    bogus Dominican Republic decree, or no decree at all. Sometimes
    USCIS will miss a technicality like the bona fides of dissolution
    of marriage. The Consulate always gets a "second bite at the
    apple" when reviewing an application for visa issuance.
    Consulates sometimes check with authorities to insure dissolution
    documents are bona fide, or have complied with residency
    requirements of the jurisdiction and other formalities of
    dissolution of marriage. If  so, there is no basis for visa
    denial. If, on the other hand, it is determined a marriage has
    not been legally dissolved, that is grounds for visa denial. This
    evidently occurred here. I wonder, did not Ms. Achurra know she
    was not divorced? Or did she just fail to present proper
    documentation? Either way, Ms. Achurra appears at fault and
    therefore lacks standing to criticize the system. The letter
    shows surprise that the Consul waited until the interview to
    adjudicate the visa application. That is precisely the function
    of the Consular interview - it doesn't happen late at night in a
    Manila back alley. Consular Officers do not adjudicate I-130
    cases based on photocopies of pre-submitted documents alone, as
    does USCIS, rather through the more intensive interview process,
    so it is no surprise denial occurred at the interview and not
    before. A lawyer could have provided proper guidance and avoided
    the disappointment and the time-wasting the letter seems to
    disdain. Moral: get lawyer - get visa.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The latest example of pretentious pseudo-scholarship from the
    anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies revives the
    discredited argument that America's environmental problems are
    caused by too much immigration (see 07/21/09 ID). Aside from the
    usual scare tactics about how immigration will allegedly lead to
    runaway population growth, there is the standard attempt to blame
    immigrants for policies over which they have no control - over-
    development of real estate, strip malls, carbon emissions, etc.
    These transparent attempts by the anti-immigrant lobby to
    scapegoat immigrants for environmental problems are similar to
    the attempts by far right wing immigrant-haters such as columnist
    Michelle Malkin to blame immigrants for the economic meltdown.
    Ms.Malkin's twisted theory was that some immigrants (along with
    many millions of Americans) allowed themselves to be manipulated
    into taking out subprime mortgages. But who originated these
    shoddy, if not fraudulent, loans, as well as the many other
    financial shenanigans that brought America's economy to its
    knees? Bernardo Madoffernandez? Murillo Lynch? Los Hermanos
    Lehman? Home-grown American Wall Street bankers did a fine job of
    destroying the economy without any help from South of the Border.
    And America is quite capable of devastating its own environment
    without any assistance from foreigners, thank you. One has to ask
    whether the "pollution" that the anti-immigrant think tanks would
    like to do away with is environmental at all, rather than racial.
    Making America green means stopping it from becoming too brown.
    Or so one could conclude from this article.
    Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    In response to Victor Johnstons letter (07/20/09 ID). He poses a
    question to another writer as to what contribution the writer has
    made to the US.  Well, the same question can be directed to the
    letter writer, Mr Johnston. If "Dave" has been paying his taxes
    regularly, had his own health insurance, and not committed any
    crime and done time in prison on my tab, I would say he has made
    a contribution to the USA, as have I and hopefully you.
    Linda Cogill
    _________________________________________________________________
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  4. Jul 20 - Make Sure You Get It

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    July 20, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0720.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Make Sure You Get It
    2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa by Anthony F. Siliato and
        Scott R. Malyk
        (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS On Denied H1B Petitions For Health Care Specialty
        Occupations
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Website Services
        (e) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Poll: Women Changing The Face Of Immigration Debate
        (b) PA Woman Sentenced In Immigration Case
        (c) AZ Attorney General Goddard Backs Changes To Immigration
        Raids
        (d) Feds Accuse SC Poultry Plant Of Illegal Hiring
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.
        (c) Roger Algase, Esq.
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    1.  COMMENT
    Make Sure You Get It
    Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are combating spam through a
    variety of filters and blocking software to trap emails before
    they even reach one's email inbox. The upshot is that many ISPs
    are incorrectly categorizing legitimate email as undesired and
    preventing these emails from ever reaching your inbox. If you are
    experiencing email delivery issues, your ISP may have blocked
    Immigration Daily delivery. To reduce the chances of this
    happening to you in the future, please add Immigration Daily
    (editor@ilw.com) to your email program contact list, mark the
    email as "not junk" or add it to your "white list"--whichever is
    applicable. This lets your ISP know that you want the email
    delivered and reduces the chance of it being blocked. In spite of
    this, If you do not receive your Immigration Daily issue anytime,
    please contact the customer service of your ISP to report the
    problem and let us know of the problem by writing to
    webmaster@ilw.com.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping Now
    The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book", 2009-2010
    Edition, shipping now, is as follows:
    PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS   
    Chapter 1:  Argentina - Buenos Aires,  By Christi Hufford
    Chapter 2: Armenia - Yerevan,  By Alice Yardum-Hunter    
    Chapter 3: Australia - Sydney,  By NoahKlug    
    Chapter 4: Brazil - Sao Paulo,  By Kristina Rost
    Chapter 5: Canada -Toronto,  By Dharamchand " Randy" Depoo
    Chapter 6: China - Beijing,  By Frederick W. Hong;
    Guangzhou,  By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee;
    Shanghai,  By Christy Nguyen
    Chapter 7: Colombia - Bogota,  By Luis A. Pinilla   
    Chapter 8: France - Paris,  By Curtis Pierce   
    Chapter 9: Germany - Frankfurt, By Steven A. Culbreath;
    Munich, By Magdale Labbe Henke
    Chapter 10: Haiti - Port au Prince  By Jose E. Latour   
    Chapter 11: India - Chennai,  By Vic Goel;
    Kolkata,  By Poorvi Chothani;
    Mumbai,  By Priscilla Jones;
    New Delhi,  By Poorvi Chothani
    Chapter 12: Jamaica - Kingston,  By Claire D. Nilson   
    Chapter 13: Nigeria - Lagos,  By C. Valerie Ibe   
    Chapter 14: Philippines - Manila,  By Emmanuel S. Tipon   
    Chapter 15: Taiwan - Taipei,  By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L.
    Rodriguez
    Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain,  By Claire D.
    Nilson   
    Chapter 17: United Kingdom - London,  By Edward S. Gudeon   
    Chapter 18: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City,  By Marc Ellis
    PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE   
    Chapter 1: Introduction  Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities
    in International Practice
    Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
    Soup to Nuts  
    Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials
    and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul  
    Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy
    As It Looks
    Chapter 6:  Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
    Chapter 7:  E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors  
    Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions  
    Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees":  From Labeling to Lawbreaking  
    Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work
    Sites
    Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory
    Opinions (SAOs)  
    Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task
    Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and
    Task Forces 
    Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa
    Office Advisory Opinions  
    Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment  
    PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM   Selected
    excerpts and documents: Statutes, Regulations, Foreign Affairs
    Manual, Forms, Executive Orders, Department of Commerce, Department
    of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, 
    Department of State, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Customs and
    Border Patrol, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Government A
    ccountability Office, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Immigration
    and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, The White House,
    ILW.COM, Miscellaneous,Web Links
    For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.shtm  Or for fax,
    please see: http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa
    Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "Consistent with the
    current culture of USCIS adjudications, H-1B employers who
    provide IT consulting and staffing services are faced with yet
    one more obstacle to navigate."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0720-siliato.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/h1bvisablog/
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Federal Inspectors General (IGs) are
    critically-important public servants -- except when they are
    entranced by the siren song of individual Members of Congress who
    commission reports that lead to phony, pre-ordained and self-
    serving outcomes."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0720-paparelli.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/angelopaparelli/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS On Denied H1B Petitions For Health Care Specialty
    Occupations
    USCIS issued guidance to certain employers who received a denial
    of Form I-129 requesting H-1B classification for a beneficiary to
    practice in a health care specialty occupation prior to May 20,
    2009, the related memo can be found here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0529-velarde.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0720-h1b.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Midtown Manhattan - Boutique law firm seeks two attorneys:  1)
    Senior attorney with 3-7 years experience to manage own caseload
    of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions
    for a wide range of professionals, including research scientists,
    artists/designers, athletes, IT professionals, etc, family-based
    petitions, motions & EOIR matters. May also handle some
    litigation matters. 2) Junior attorney with 1-3 years experience
    to assist Senior attorney with business & family immigration
    matters and handle personal injury/no fault and matrimonial
    litigation.  This position requires admission to NY Bar;
    admission to NJ Bar is a +. Both positions require great
    initiative and follow-through, as well as excellent writing and
    interpersonal skills.  Ideal candidates will have graduated in
    the top 1/3 of their class and have Journal experience.  Salary
    DOE. Please email cover letter and CV to
    mailto:mcohen@cohenlawfirm.com.
    (b) 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.
    (c) 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.
    (d) 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 http://www.inszoom.com/websites
    or contact a sales representative at (925) 244-0600 to start the
    process of launching your new website today.
    (e) Translation Services
    Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
    attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
    personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
    letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
    translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
    and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
    more information, please call 888-887-1884 or visit our website.
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Poll: Women Changing The Face Of Immigration Debate
    Data suggest that half of U.S. immigrants are women, and they are
    facing radically different challenges than those which confronted
    their male counterparts of decades past.
    (b) PA Woman Sentenced In Immigration Case
    A King of Prussia woman was sentenced yesterday to 21 months in
    federal prison for denying on an immigration application that she
    had been a prostitute or had procured anyone for prostitution.
    (c) AZ Attorney General Goddard Backs Changes To Immigration
    Raids
    The changes could impact Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's
    enforcement efforts, including raids on drop houses and
    businesses, conducted under a federal pact signed in April 2007.
    (d) Feds Accuse SC Poultry Plant Of Illegal Hiring
    Federal authorities say a South Carolina poultry processing plant
    knew its managers were hiring dozens of illegal immigrants at a
    facility raided in October.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0720.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
    July 28, 2009, 4pm EDT - The Law Enforcement and Public Safety
    Channel is pleased to invite you to attend an Online Law
    Enforcement And Public Safety Training & Knowledge Transfer:
    http://www.leaps.tv/programdetail.php?program_code=200907281600.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    In a partial defense of immigration processing fees (7/10/09 ID
    comment). Congress has made it quite clear (and that applies to
    the Republican and Democrat Congresses of recent years) that it
    wants immigrant processing to be self-supporting. The fees
    charged support a fairly substantial government agency. Congress
    loads the agencies up with contradictory mandates and then the
    hapless bureaucrats are left to deal with the mess, always
    subject to a Congressional hearing or other legislative branch
    pressure if the political winds make it expedient to pick on some
    poor civil servant. The blame for the fees is not properly
    affixed to the executive branch, though individual cases of
    surliness, thick headedness and all the rest often are. Congress
    passes laws with goals that are often in conflict in the same
    bill so that it's members can claim to be on the right side of
    any screw-up that inevitably happens. We can see the same dynamic
    in tax code fights or environmental regulations, each of which
    also tries to address every concern and problem in the world and
    succeeds mostly in making life more stressful, more fraught with
    unintended consequences and less just than it should be. I not so
    humbly suggest that we need radical simplification of the
    immigration system, not additional ombudsmen (though the one's
    I've met are nice enough) or layers of additional memoranda. Cut
    the variety of visas down dramatically and limit the screening
    process to eligibility, health and security concerns and the
    costs should decline tremendously. To pick one example, I see no
    role played by the Department of Labor that comes close to
    justifying the hassle it adds to the immigration process. Let
    costs regulate the system. Then numbers can fluctuate through
    supply and demand instead of years of queuing that vary wildly
    depending on the country of origin of the person applying.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Yesterday, July 15 will be a historic day in my career. New
    client expiring status that day, desiring to depart the U.S. but
    unable to, so fallback position: file an extension application
    for a short few months. Tried to do that online and for the first
    time in years since inception in my experience, the online E-
    filing system did not work. No matter what credit card or bank
    account number I tried to pay with, none worked. Neither did some
    of the usual links, like simply processing times at the Service
    Centers. Fortunately, all failures could be documented by simply
    printing out the pages, but what about the rights of individuals
    in the process.     If the government wants to know about
    usability of its website and feedback they should read this: they
    must have their website available 24/7 if they profess to accept
    e-filed cases. For individuals whose statuses are expiring with
    no other options have to be able to file their cases predictably
    there, or if they're unable to, rationale of untimely filing
    based on error of the government and no fault on the part of the
    alien for this reason doesn't reflect well on the system. To be
    prevented from filing timely in emergencies due to CIS website
    errors shouldn't be tolerated, or categorically excused.
    Hoping this is short and sweet enough, and worthy of the
    attention of those whose opinions matter on such issues.
    Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.  Encino, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Edward R. Litwin's letter (07/17/09 ID) is a good description of
    the arrogance of government officials, in this case DOL staff in
    charge of PERM, who seem to have forgotten that they are supposed
    to be administering laws that are intended to allow qualified
    people who follow the rules to get immigration benefits, not
    using these laws an an excuse to prohibit immigration, something
    that only Congress has the right to do. On a related note, I just
    had my first experience with the new DOL icert LCA procedure for
    H-1B cases. I was delighted to find out that my client's LCA was
    certified, but during the one-week waiting period the employee's
    work authorization came very close to expiring, meaning that the
    employer which is filing the H-1B would at the same time have to
    lay the person off until October 1, since the automatic extension
    of EAD's pending a decision on cap subject H-1B petitions does
    not apply to EAD's that have already expired at the time of
    filing the H-1B petition. In addition, though this may be a small
    point, I never got the promised email from the DOL confirming
    that the LCA form was certified. Neither did the employer. I had
    to find out through other means. What is the point of cancelling
    a DOL system which was working fine and replacing it with one
    which works imperfectly, and with unnecessary delay? Protection
    against fraud? Give me a break. There has been fraud ever since
    the serpent caused Adam and Eve to be deported from the Garden of
    Eden. But throwing monkey wrenches into immigration systems is
    not the way to combat fraud, which, in the case of most
    immigration programs, is highly exaggerated. The only real
    purpose of this kind of government obstructionism is pandering to
    the anti-immigrant lobby.
    Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY
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  5. Jul 17 - USCIS Website Improvement

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    July 17, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0717.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: USCIS Website Improvement
    2.* Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Bloggings On Nurse and Allied Health Immigration by
    *** Christopher T. Musillo
    *** (b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
    *** Shusterman
    4.* News:
    *** (a) Neufeld Memo On P1 Essential Support Personnel
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    *** (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (e) Case Management Technology
    *** (f) Translation Services
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) U.S. Sen. Grassley: DHS Hampers State And Local Law
    *** Enforcement's Ability To Apprehend Illegal Aliens
    *** (b) Ex-Judge Accused of Filing False Immigration Forms,
    *** Bilking Clients
    *** (c) Visa Doubts: But Schumer Promising Reform Bill By Labor
    *** Day
    *** (d) Few Options For Veterans Who Await Deportation
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Edward R. Litwin, Esq.
    *** (b) Susanna Bogue, Esq.
    *** (c) Dave
    *** (d) Robert Yang
    *** (e) Gladys C. Farris
    *** (f) Jyoti Baidslonolyant
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    1.* COMMENT
    USCIS Website Improvement
    USCIS is conducting a "online site improvement survey"
    http://officeofcommunications.optimalsort.com/ocomm/
    which will take "approximately 20-30 minutes to complete".
    Puzzlingly, the survey page claims that "Your information will
    help us to analyze the results of this survey" - obviously a
    drafting error. Lawyers apparently have to claim to be AILA
    "representatives" to respond. We have not been thru the rest of
    the survey, but with such a start page, other gems are likely,
    perhaps our readers will send some of these in thru letters to us
    in the coming days. In the past, we have congratulated USCIS
    publicly for a well-designed website, our kudos are in the
    Immigration Daily archives. We hope that this survey represents
    an aberration, and that USCIS will indeed make its website
    increasingly well organized and user-friendly. The immigration
    bar relies on the web just as much as everyone else online, and
    USCIS would be doing a service to the bar by taking the bar's
    input in redesigning its website.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    The Immigration Compliance Book
    The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L.
    Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features the following:
    ++Sections: Understanding I-9 Concepts, I-9 Advanced Topics,
    Employer E-Verify Considerations, E-Verify Advanced Topics, DHS
    Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits, Specialty Topics
    ++Sample Proposed I-9 Policy and Procedures, Sample Form I-9
    Verification Procedures - Guideline for Employers, Sample
    Checklist for I-9 Audit and Correction Guidelines
    ++Critical Resource Materials: Selected Statutory Provisions,
    USCIS Memos, Executive Orders, USCIS Publications on I-9s and E-
    Verify, USCIS Press Releases/Q&As/FAQs, etc
    ++Resource Materials on CD-ROM: 100+ Relevant Cases from OCAHO,
    BIA, Federal District and Circuit Courts, Important Statutes,
    Regulations, Forms, Weblinks, etc.
    ++750+ pages, 850+ footnotes
    ++33 authors: Adam Ketcher, Angelo A. Paparelli, Bonnie K.
    Gibson, Cynthia Lange, Cyrus D. Mehta, Dan Siciliano, Douglas D.
    Hauer, Francis E. Chin, Greg Wald, Jason Burritt, Jay Jorgensen,
    John Fay, Johanna Marmon, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Kevin
    Lashus, Kristin Major, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Laura Danielson,
    Loan Huynh, Lynn O. Tarran, Maggie Murphy, Matthew Warren,
    Michael Patrick, Michael J. Wildes, Olivia M. Sanson, Philip C.
    Curtis, Richard Gump, Robert F. Loughran, Steve Trow, Susanne C.
    Heubel, Susan Kelly, Vinh C. Trieu
    For more info on this book, see here (
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    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings On Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo writes "Predicting the progression of Visa
    Bulletin dates is a somewhat impossible exercise."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0717-musillo.shtm
    http://www.muimmigration.com/
    (b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "History tends to repeat itself, and this
    is no exception.* Back in 1994, a bunch of zealots put anti-
    immigrant Proposition 187 on the ballot."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0717-shusterman.shtm
    http://shusterman.com/firm-bio.html
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
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    4.* NEWS
    (a) Neufeld Memo On P1 Essential Support Personnel
    USCIS Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations Neufeld
    issued a memo on procedures for applying the period of authorized
    stay for P-1s nonimmigrant individual athletes' essential support
    personnel.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0717-neufeld.pdf
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    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
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    Senior attorney with 3-7 years experience to manage own caseload
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    petitions, motions & EOIR matters. May also handle some
    litigation matters. 2) Junior attorney with 1-3 years experience
    to assist Senior attorney with business & family immigration
    matters and handle personal injury/no fault and matrimonial
    litigation.* This position requires admission to NY Bar;
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    initiative and follow-through, as well as excellent writing and
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    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
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    detail-oriented, able to handle volume, highly organized and
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    to mailto:jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Lincoln, Nebraska - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    an experienced attorney for the position of Service Center
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    submissions must be received by close of business on July 17,
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    (d) 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
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) U.S. Sen. Grassley: DHS Hampers State And Local Law
    Enforcement's Ability To Apprehend Illegal Aliens
    Senator Chuck Grassley today said that the Department of Homeland
    Security is making it more difficult for local law enforcement
    personnel to investigate, apprehend and detain illegal aliens.
    (b) Ex-Judge Accused of Filing False Immigration Forms, Bilking
    Clients
    Former Manhattan Civil Court Judge Salvador Collazo was arrested
    early Tuesday morning by federal authorities for a conspiracy to
    commit visa fraud and overcharge clients.
    (c) Visa Doubts: But Schumer Promising Reform Bill By Labor Day
    For the second time in as many weeks, confusion has spanned the
    Atlantic over the precise chances of a bilateral visa deal being
    reached between the U.S. and Irish governments.
    (d) Few Options For Veterans Who Await Deportation
    Thirty-two years after his honorable discharge, Cervantes is
    wearing the bright-orange shirt of a detainee at the El Centro
    Service Processing Center, where he has been held since the end
    of a three-year prison term last year for possession of
    methamphetamine for sale.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0717.shtm#Headlines
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    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 Migration Policy Institute is pleased to invite you to attend
    'E-Verify: An assessment of its strengths and weaknesses'* 11:00
    a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2009, RSVP:
    http://contact.migrationpolicy.org/site/Calendar/456687983.
    Contact Lisa Dixon at: events@migrationpolicy.org or at (202)
    266-1929.
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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's analysis of what DOL is doing is harsh, but its conclusions
    cannot be faulted (see 07/09/09 ID comment). In fact, ID readers
    should listen to a tape of the Department of Labor Open Forum
    held at the Las Vegas annual* conference.* At that Friday morning
    forum, Dr. Bill Carlson chided* immigration attorneys for their
    repeated complaints about the lengthy* processing time.* He
    pointed out that any targeted times were listed* in the preamble
    and not the regulations, therefore, there was no* regulatory
    requirement of any "timeliness" in the adjudication of a* PERM
    application.* I will not attempt to more specifically quote Dr.
    Carlson, but listening to the recording will be quite revealing
    (if I* have mischaracterized his remarks, please let me know).
    Conversations between immigration attorneys reflect on how long
    it* will take before we are back to the "good old days" where
    labor* certifications were taking two to two and a half years to
    be adjudicated.* There is a sneaking suspicion among some
    attorneys that the move to* have the Atlanta adjudicate all PERM
    applications was by design not* happenstance: (1) Between Atlanta
    and Chicago, Atlanta was languishing in their* adjudications
    times, so this process was given to the slower of the* two
    processing centers (2) Now there is no second office to make
    comparisons* with.* Therefore, Atlanta can only be compared to
    itself and it has a* poor record as far as efficiency and speed.
    I, too, like all other immigration attorneys with integrity, want
    to* see fraud brought out and dealt with.* That should be able to
    be done* in individual cases or with individual attorneys without
    jeopardizing* the program for the rest of us attorneys, let alone
    the employers who* have a need where shortages can be evidenced.
    Edward R. Litwin, Esq.* South San Francisco, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's letter (07/16/09 ID) states with the regard to the
    fee for filing for U.S. citizenship (naturalization), "I believe
    $675 is a small price to pay for a piece of the pie that so many
    seek".* I have a different perspective, I agree with Linda's
    letter, I think it is an outrageous price to pay for something
    that only cost $195 a few years ago when my husband (also
    Canadian) applied (he was sworn in just before George W. began
    his first term, so we are not talking about ancient history
    here).* I think there may have been some inflation during the
    Clinton/Bush years, but not that much. Chelasveg's letter states
    (incorrectly) "Everyone in this country is an immigrant."* Ever
    heard of the Native Americans?* The forgotten people who welcomed
    the rest of us here and who didn't charge us $675 to do so.* In
    fact, didn't we rob them?
    Susanna Bogue, Esq.* San Francisco, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Despite being the country where most people in the world want
    live, our immigration fees are already very low and the
    processing times are very short.* In Sweden, for example, it
    takes 12 years to immigrate.* Norway only allows in 30 to 40
    people per year.* If we are the most desirable country in which
    to live, why would we want to eliminate immigration fees?* We
    should be doing just the opposite.* Our fees should be at least
    ten times higher than they are.* Our standards for immigration
    should be much higher.* We should only permit people into this
    country who can add value to it, not live off it's fruits and
    contribute nothing.* If you were selling the most desirable car
    in your city, would you give it away, or would you get the best
    price for it?
    Dave
    (d) Dear Editor:
    When US can print money at will and spend it like a Santa Claus
    and continue living at large and well beyond its means at the
    expenses of the rest of global population, but not for other
    countries to do the same "tricks and magic", we should never call
    it as "equal footing". When a person with better skills,
    experience, work ethics, education must be happy to get paid less
    than his counterparts because of his less "fortunate" citizenship
    and his opportunity is restricted to certain geographical and
    national boundaries, I must call him as the victim of global
    "affirmative action policy" and apartheid trade and immigration
    laws. Talking about our role as "global police", do we really
    care to fight and sacrifice for freedom on other lands for other
    people that have no oil and gold that give us none for profitable
    return? Why nobody seems really concerned about the over 1
    trillion cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that can be useful
    to fully fund our Universal Health Care program, building our own
    infrastructures and schools to help us staying competitive in the
    globalized economy and helping states with their budget problems
    without creating more debt and paper money but got very vocal and
    angry of the associated costs by illegal immigrants? Why none
    balks on their fellow Americans, who are able bodied, healthy,
    sane and in productive age but still milking welfare without
    shame?* Talking about faiths, people of faiths should read their
    Holy Books and act accordingly on the words of God regarding
    solidarity, charity, tolerance and equality for all.We have too
    much hypocrisy and inconsistencies on many social issues in this
    country from immigration, same gender marriage, gun rights etc,
    and I can't stand it.
    Robert Yang
    (e) Dear Editor:
    I thought I had lost my most important e-mail correspondence
    (07/16/09 ID comment). You do not have an idea how important ID
    is to a person that lives in a very small town with very little
    information available of immigration and what is happening.* This
    State is a beautiful scenary state but lacks knowledge when it
    comes to that of immigration and what to do in case of a new
    program or help an individual to direct him/her on legalization
    per se.** Thank* you for sending Immigration Daily.
    Gladys C. Farris
    (f) Dear Editor:
    If automatic citizenship is denied to children born in U.S. to
    illegal parents the influx of illegal immigrants would
    automatically come to an end. I would request you to target one
    more cause related to immmigration: Children of legal immigrants
    who turn 21yrs due to the delay or backlog(8-10yrs) in processing
    of their parents green card.Suddenly from legal status they are
    termed illegal and face deportation.Those who are lucky and are
    able to come back on students visa have to stand in queue all
    over again. I often hear them saying that they wish their parents
    had come illegally because children of illegal immigrants are
    more fortunate than them. This fractured system needs to be
    fixed.Not allowing children age 21yrs and above as dependents to
    enter U.S. is perfectly appropriate. Deporting them after being
    in the country legally for several years due to delay in
    processing is criminal. This sends a very wrong signal to the
    prospective immigrants who want to abide by law but are forced to
    think otherwise. Address this you will get tremendous support
    from legal immigrants.
    Jyoti Baidslonolyant
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