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  1. Apr 1 - Be Safe

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    April 1, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0401.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Be Safe
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Immigration Enforcement Under Napolitano: A 180 Degree
        Shift To Employers by Hector A. Chichoni
        (b) Partnering With Your Partners: Promoting Team Rewards by
        Ed Poll
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Jorge Munoz, Pavel Goberman, and
        David Campos by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) CGFNS Letter On Physical Therapist Education Requirements
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (c) CLE Immigration Event
        (d) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Reform Tough During Crisis, Biden Says
        (b) Arpaio Support From Out Of The (Boys In) Blue
        (c) Legislature Should Keep Its Powder Dry On Immigration
        (d) Homeland Security Shifts Focus To Employers
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Counsel - Rockville, MD
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Miranda Swanson, senior legal assistant
        (d) Okuta Faith Osewundo
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0401.shtm
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Be Safe
    PC World reports "Security watchdogs warn that millions could be
    affected by the Conficker worm tomorrow - unfortunately this is
    not in an April Fool's Day joke." For the full story, see here.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/162269/conficker_set_to_strike_protect_yourself_with_these_tips_and_tools.html
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    Today is the deadline for the April 1st phone session of "PERM
    For Experts", the curriculum is as  follows:
    ++ Foreign degree equivalencies (3-year Indian degrees)
    ++ Using the "magic" language
    ++ Flexible minimum requirements
    ++ Anticipating business necessity
    ++ Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP)
    ++ Job Zone/s
    ++ Wage issues - wage ranges; is the SWA reliable (using Level
    I/II/III/IV if worksheet differs, does safe harbor exist?);
    alternate wage surveys (PERM regulations/FAQs: liberal
    vs.conservative; is GAL 2-98 still relevant?)
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, March 31st is the deadline. For
    more info,  including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.shtm
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Immigration Enforcement Under Napolitano: A 180 Degree Shift
    To Employers
    Hector A. Chichoni writes "This is not only part of a well calculated move,
    but, as it would appear, the foundational step necessary to set
    President Obama's immigration plan in motion."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0401-chichoni.shtm
    http://www.ebglaw.com/showbio.aspx?Show=8324
    (b) Partnering With Your Partners: Promoting Team Rewards
    Ed Poll writes "All for one and one for all" may be an old
    concept, but "team lawyering" is a relatively new one for the
    legal profession."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0401-poll.shtm
    http://www.lawbiz.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Jorge Munoz, Pavel Goberman, and
    David Campos
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0401-siskind.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CGFNS Letter On Physical Therapist Education Requirements
    CGFNS provided its views on the educational requirements for
    applicants for a CGFNS VisaScreen certificate as a physical
    therapist in a letter to USCIS SCOPS (courtesy of Chris Musillo,Esq.)
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0401-CGFNS.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    New Orleans, LA - Tulane University seeks a dynamic immigration
    professional for the position of Program Manager in the Office of
    International Students and Scholars (OISS). The Program Manager:
    ensures Tulane's compliance with US immigration regulations and
    procedures with regards to H-1B and TN visas; is principal
    contact for the hiring of Tulane int'l faculty and staff; ensures
    intl'l faculty/staff receive proper immigration documentation and
    understanding of US immigration procedures; assists with F-1 and
    J-1 visa processing; helps retain int'l students to successfully
    complete academic course of study through programming.
    Requirements include: bachelor's degree and 2+ years int'l
    education experience at college level or equivalent. Salary is
    $34,080-$43,000/yr, depending on experience. To view full job
    details (scroll down to Manager, Program) and to apply visit here
    http://www.profilesams.com/index.asp?siteid=TULNAMS
    refer to job listing #102583
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Owings Mill, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+
    years business immigration law experience. Our practice is
    dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to
    integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will
    have ability to work both as members of team and team leaders.
    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
    supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical
    skills required. Visit http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
    to learn unique benefits of working at  Murthy Law Firm. Send
    resume + cover letter to mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication
    will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate
    with experience and ability. EEO.
    (c) CLE Immigration Event
    Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and
    AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
    exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
    year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
    respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
    chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
    current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
    opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors
    discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
    nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds.  This
    intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced
    practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro
    bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and
    have fun too. Early bird deadline is April 30th. For more info,
    including speakers, curriculum, and registration, see here.
    http://www.fedbar.org/immigration.html
    (d) 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.
    http://eurasia-usa.com
    For a free quote, please complete
    http://www.eurasia-usa.com/quoteRequestForm.html
    or fax your document at 818-907-9763.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Reform Tough During Crisis, Biden Says
    "We believe, the president and I, that this problem can only be
    solved in the context of an overall immigration reform," Biden
    said, asked about the chances of extending temporary migrant
    protection programs.
    (b) Arpaio Support From Out Of The (Boys In) Blue
    But among all of the people involved with illegal immigration,
    none deserve of our attention more than the officers on the
    street.
    (c) Legislature Should Keep Its Powder Dry On Immigration
    An all-too frequent use of legislation, however, is to solve
    problems that don't exist.
    (d) Homeland Security Shifts Focus To Employers
    A new policy will aim enforcement efforts at those who hire
    illegal workers. But immigration raids will continue, sources say.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0401.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) Counsel - Rockville, MD
    Rockville, MD - Albright & Rhodes, LLC announces the addition of
    Sandra Grossman, Esq. as counsel.  Ms. Grossman is an experienced
    immigration litigator who has represented clients in immigration
    courts and U.S. District Courts, in addition to employment and
    family-based immigration matters. http://www.albrightrhodes.com/.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Jon Feere's article title, "'Plenary Power: Should Judges Control
    Immigration Policy?" (03/31/09 ID Article) should set off alarm
    bells concerning its objectivity as legal scholarship. The scare
    tactic that recognizing due process and other constitutional
    rights of immigrants will lead to a judicial takeover of the
    immigration system is no different from that used during the
    civil rights era, when attempts to dismantle segregation produced
    warnings that the federal courts were about to take over the
    nation's school system, if not the nation itself. We should also
    be more than a little suspicious of any claim that immigrants
    have no constitutional rights in the light of the current
    revelations concerning the Bush era "torture" memos, which make
    the same claim with regard to US citizens as well as immigrants.
    It's also significant that the Supreme Court cases that Mr.
    Feere's Article  relies on for its conclusion that the courts
    have traditionally approved what amounts to a police state regime
    for immigrants deal with the Chinese Exclusion laws, one of the
    darkest stains on America's history. It is as if one were to try
    to revive the Dred Scott case as a legal guide to the rights of
    African-Americans in the 21st Century. We should also be more
    than a little suspicious of Mr. Feere's Article's  one sided
    interpretation of these cases. After all, it was in the context
    of a case dealing with the Chinese exclusion laws (Ng Fung Ho v.
    White, 259 US 276, 1922) that Justice Brandeis made his famous
    statement that deportation may result in the loss of all that
    makes life worth living. He continued: "'Against the danger of
    such deprivation without the sanction afforded by judicial
    proceedings, the Fifth Amendment affords protection in its
    guarantee of due process of law."' (259 US at 284-285).
    Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Angelo Paparelli's posting is absolutely correct in his
    "Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government" (03/30/09 ID). The
    detention by ICE of immigration lawbreakers (and some who are not
    lawbreakers, but are mistakenly incarcerated) is a shame. These
    people have not committed any crime, yet they have their liberty
    taken away from them. Worse yet, they have had their freedom
    taken away. If liberty is the ability to go where you want, then
    freedom is a guaranty under the US Constitution, to be free from
    unreasonable governmental intervention and to have fair and just
    laws applied equally to all, which we call "due process". Like in
    the Pledge to the Flag, " ... with liberty and justice for all."
    Or are those just hollow words? Is there another civil wrong for
    which a person is jailed? (I can think of none, other than the
    Guantanamo detainees, but if someone else does, please tell us so
    we can add that to the List of Woe.)  This injustice should not
    be tolerated in America and it is the duty of Congress and the
    President to remedy this disgrace. Either make unlawful presence
    in the US a crime and apply the principles of due process, or
    stop the detention, or pass laws that allow due process in this
    civil proceeding. The Congress and the President have the power
    to remedy this and it should be made part of any revision of US
    immigration law.. Write your Congressman and the President. It
    probably will do no good - it seems due process is the last thing
    on their collective minds. After all, we need to bring American
    style democracy to Iraq. Why don't the politicians clean up their
    own house first and bring democracy to America, the way it was
    intended to be?
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I am a paralegal with an immigration law firm. I specialize in
    the preparation of immigrant visas under VAWA and felt that I had
    to comment on the letter from Jtanyu (03/30/09 ID).  His letter
    suggests that immigrant women arrive in the US, falsely claim
    their US citizen spouse is abusive, and have that spouse arrested
    and detained.  I find the notion completely ridiculous.  To begin
    with, the authorities generally do not arrest someone for
    domestic battery just because someone claimed abuse, at least not
    in Florida and I doubt anywhere else in the US.  Without any
    clear evidence of abuse an incident report will be made but not
    generally an arrest unless there is a past history with the
    offender.  Therefore if the letter writer was arrested and
    detained it would appear that he deserved it.  Secondly I have
    worked with many women who lived with physical and mental abuse
    for years because they did not know that there are laws to
    protect them from this.  Oftentimes, US citizen spouses threaten
    to have the victim deported.  If the couple have children there
    is the threat that the victim will be separated from their
    children.  These individuals live in complete fear until they are
    finally pointed in the right direction. It is true that cases
    under VAWA could be abused just like any other immigration
    benefit.  There are those who will choose to lie and cheat to
    obtain their goal as opposed to going about things the legal and
    proper way, but to essentially state that all cases filed under
    VAWA are fake and that immigrant women come to the US for the
    sole purposes of finding a citizen to marry them so that they can
    then claim abuse is outrageous and insulting.
    Miranda Swanson, senior legal assistant  Lake Worth, FL
    (d) Dear Editor:
    ID, nice job. Ok. Pls can let us know the winners of DV lottery
    for 2008 in Nigeria.
    Okuta Faith Osewundo
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  2. Mar 31 - South Of The Border Action

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 31, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0331.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: South Of The Border Action
    2.  Focus: THE PERM BOOK
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Consular Corner: March 2009 by Liam Schwartz
        (b) Plenary Power: Should Judges Control U.S. Immigration
        Policy? by Jon Feere for the Center for Immigration Studies
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) EOIR Announces San Pedro Immigration Court Closing
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (c) Immigration Law Certificate
        (d) Expert Witness Services
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Courts Face Huge Backlog
        (b) Hundreds In Santa Rosa Rally For Immigration Overhaul
        (c) Prospects May Face Immigration Issues
        (d) Obama Isn't Asking, But Key Lawmakers Offer To Back
        Border Effort With Funds
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Xavier Racine
        (d) Sergi Sheplov
        (e) Robert Yang
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0331.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    South Of The Border Action
    A recent Reuben Navarette editorial says "On a recent weeklong
    trip south of the border, I found plenty of Mexicans who believe
    Americans are making a bad situation worse." For the full
    editorial, see here.
    http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/opinion/stories/2009/03/29/nav_border.html
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    THE PERM BOOK
    THE PERM BOOK outline is as follows:
    PART I. PERM RULE, ANALYSIS, AND COMMENTS
    A. PERM Regulation
    B. Articles by PERM Writers
    ++656.1 Preparing PERM for 2nd and 3rd Preference  by David
    Nachman and Ludmila Zimovcak
    ++656.3 SVP: Discrepancies between the O*Net and the DOT by
    Lori S. Melton
    ++656.3 The Method By Which the Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Converted  the DOT Occupations into the OES Occupational Units
    or "Here's  Another Nice Mess You've Got Us Into  by Barbara
    Brandes
    ++656.10(a)-(c) The Basics of Labor Certification Under PERM :
    What  You Need to Know Before You Start  by Jeffrey Devore
    ++656.10(b) Rights and Obligations of Attorney and Agents Under
    PERM by Nancy-Jo Merritt
    ++656.10(c) Dangers in the Attestation Process  by Ramon Carrion
    ++656.10(c) (10) What is "Permanent" and "Full-Time" Employment
    by Timothy Spridgeon
    ++656.10(d), (e) Deconstructing PERM Notice Requirements by
    Susan J. Cohen
    ++656.10(f) Preparation of PERM Recruitment Report and Supporting
    Documentation  by Carl Shusterman and Alison Walters
    ++656.11 Is Employer "Substitution" Under PERM Dead? by Christian
    Allen
    ++656.12 Prohibition on Payment of Attorney's Fees by Paull
    Hejinian
    ++656.15(a)-(c) Step-by-Step for Schedule-A Applications by
    Sherry Neal
    ++656.15(d) Aliens of Exceptional Ability in the Performing Arts
    by Howard Kushner
    ++656.17(a)-(d) Filing, Withdrawing, Refiling, and Tracking PERM
    Cases by Katherine Lopez Ley and Davis Bae
    ++656.17(e)(1)(B)(1)(4) Professional and Trade Journals Under
    PERM by Nathan Waxman
    ++656.17(e)(1)(I) Regular Recruitment by Nancy-Jo Merritt
    ++656.17(e)(ii) PERM Labor Certification Professional Recruitment
    Steps by Edwin R. Rubin
    ++656.17(e)(l) (ii)(A) Note on Online Job Fairs by David Nachman
    ++656.17(g)(1) Regarding Recruitment Reports by Leon Wildes and
    David Lazaar
    ++656.17(g)(2) Ethics: What Do you Do When A Qualified US  Worker
    Applies?  by Blake Chisam
    ++656.17(h)(1) Business Necessity: "Necessary Arguments" by Sofia
    Zneimer
    ++656.17(h)(3) Combination of Occupations under PERM by Nathan
    Waxman
    ++656.17(h)(4)(ii) The Impact of PERM On Experience Gained on the
    Job and Alternative Experience  by Nathan A. Waxman
    ++656.17(h) Requiring a Foreign Language under PERM by Cyrus D.
    Mehta
    ++656.17(i) Nuts & Bolts: Actual Minimum Requirements &
    Experience Gained on the Job  by Rohit Turkhud
    ++656.17(i)(3) In-Job Experience: Why we Need it and How We Can
    Still Get it  by Gary Endelman
    ++656.17(k) How Do Layoffs Affect PERM? by Margaret McCormick
    and Patricia Luna
    ++656.17(l) As If You Owned the Place Alien Influence and
    Control  Over the Labor Certification Process  by Robert E. Banta
    and Benjamin M. Lowe
    ++656.18 College and University Professors: A Hybrid Between
    Special Handling and PERM  by Victoria Donoghue
    ++656.19 Domestic Workers: At Home and on the Range by Susan L.
    Brady
    ++656.20 How PERM Cases are Selected for Audit by Christina B.
    LaBrie
    ++656.20(c) Requesting Extensions of Time to Respond to Audit
    Requests  by Jonathan Amdur and Susan Anderson
    ++656.24 The Who What When Where of Labor Certification
    Determination by Rebecca Sigmund
    ++656.24(b)(2)(i) What You Do After the Ads Have Been Run?
    Resumes, Interviews, and Results  by Edwin R. Litwin
    ++656.26 Appeals/Requests For Review Under PERM by Joan Mathieu
    ++656.27 Preparing Requests for Review with BALCA by Mitchell L.
    Wexler and J. Ira Burkemper
    ++656.30-31 Fraud, Misrepresentation, Validity, Invalidation
    and Revocation   by Richard Tasoff
    ++656.32 Revocation of Labor Certification by Michael Piston
    ++656.40-41 Prevailing Wage Determinations Under PERM by Lawrence
    Rudnick
    C. Editor's Comments to the PERM Rule
    PART II. FAQ, STAKEHOLDER & LIAISON MEMORANDA
    A. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Lawrence Rudnick
    B. Summary of DOL PERM Stakeholders Meetings by Lorna Rogers
    Burgess
    C. Frequently Asked Questions
    PART III. ETA FORMS, OLD AND NEW
    A. The New 9089 PERM Form by Linda Rose
    B. What DOL told OMB about PERM by Jay Solomon
    C. New ETA Form 9089 and Instructions,Application for Permanent
    Employment Certification
    D. Old ETA Form 9089, Application for Permanent Employment
    Certification
    E. Old ETA Form 9089, Instructions
    F. Old ETA Form 9089 Electronic Filing Instructions
    G. ETA Form 750A
    H. ETA Form 750B
    I. ETA Form 750 A and B, Instructions
    J. ETA Form 9127, Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Quarterly
    Activity Report
    PART IV. ROADMAPS AND CHECKLISTS
    A. Overview of PERM Cases
    B. Overall PERM Flow Chart
    C. Employer Checklist
    D. Alien Checklist
    E. Job Offer Checklist
    F. Attorney/Agent Checklist
    G. Prevailing Wage Preparation Checklist
    H. Prevailing Wage Quick Guide
    I. Recruitment Checklist
    J. Express SVP Checklist
    K. PERM Audit Checklist: 10 Important Points
    L. Real and Virtual PERM Addresses
    M. What do PERM and H-1B Visas Have in Common?
    N. Attorney Competency Self-Test
    O. Sample PERM Cases
    ++Job Zone Five, IT Director
    ++Job Zone Five, Economist
    ++Job Zone Four, Consultant, Foreign Law
    ++Job Zone Four, Accounting Coordinator
    ++Job Zone Three, Tile Installers Coordinator

    PART V. BALCA HANDBOOK
    A. Introduction to BALCA by Joel Stewart
    B. BALCA PERM Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
    C. BALCA En Banc Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
    D. BALCA Hearing Procedures
    PART VI. FEDERAL LITIGATION GUIDE
    A. Introduction to Federal Court Litigation  by Sam Udani
    B. Exhaustion of Administrative Review by Michael E. Piston
    C. Federal Court Litigation-PERM by David B. Pakula
    D. Sample Pleading by Michael E. Piston
    PART VII: PREVAILING WAGE REVIEW
    A. Prevailing Wage Survey & Overview by Jane Goldblum
    B. Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 1 by Jane Goldblum
    C. Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 2 by Jane Goldblum
    D. 656.40 Perm Reg. Determination of PW
    E. 656.41 Perm Reg. Certifying Officer Review of PW
    F. Prevailing Wage FAQ
    G. Appendix A By Alphabetical Order
    H. Appendix A By SOC Classification Order
    PART VIII: SWA SUMMARY STATE BY STATE
    All 50 states + 4 territories (Guam, District
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    I. 2008 OES Wage Data Structure
    J. Latest OES Wage Data - Statistical Area Definitions
    K. Appendix A By Alphabetical Order
    L. Appendix A By SOC Classification Order
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    N. Lawyers Guide To 212(a)(5)(A) By Gary Endelman
    O. BALCA Hearing Procedures
    P. BALCA En Banc Cases From 1987
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    R. Occupational Outlook Handbook
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    T. Prevailing Wage Determination Policy Guidance
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Consular Corner: March 2009
    Liam Schwartz writes "As of February 2009 there has been a
    significant injection of transparency into an important aspect of
    the visa application process."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0331-schwartz.shtm
    http://www.lsa-law.com/
    (b) Plenary Power: Should Judges Control U.S. Immigration Policy?
    Jon Feere for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "But
    despite the fact that the courts have affirmed the plenary power
    doctrine countless times since the 19th century, there is a
    movement underway to erode political-branch control over
    immigration in favor of a judge-administered system based on the
    implicit idea that foreigners have a "right" to immigrate."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0331-feere.shtm
    http://www.cis.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "I recently reviewed an application for a
    colleague which involved mining engineering. This should require
    a degree in geology or a similar field. The O*net is 17-2151."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0331-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) EOIR Announces San Pedro Immigration Court Closing
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that all
    filings going to the San Pedro Immigration Court
    should now be sent to the Los Angeles Immigration Court.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0331-sanpedro.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Courts Face Huge Backlog
    The nation's immigration courts are now so clogged that nearly
    90,000 people accused of being in the United States illegally
    waited at least two years for a judge to decide whether they must
    leave, one of the last bottlenecks in a push to more strictly
    enforce immigration laws.
    (b) Hundreds In Santa Rosa Rally For Immigration Overhaul
    Several hundred people marched Sunday through Santa Rosa calling
    for immigration overhaul as part of a nationwide rally organized
    by the United Farm Workers.
    (c) Prospects May Face Immigration Issues
    Commissioner Bud Selig has given Major League Baseball's security
    division an open checkbook in an attempt to clean up off-field
    scandals in the Dominican Republic and other foreign countries.
    (d) Obama Isn't Asking, But Key Lawmakers Offer To Back Border
    Effort With Funds
    When it comes to shoring up the U.S.-Mexico border, the Obama
    administration won't take yes for an answer. Key members of
    Congress want to spend more. The president is saying no thanks.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0331.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration laws (NYU
    Press 2008), http://books.google.com/books?id=zezmNXb6moUC
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    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    ID carried the following article, "Prospective: The Markets Easy
    Touch" (03/26/09 ID Article). It's author had a depressing
    experience with the old INS. I am happy to report that it was
    very unlike any I have had with DHS and my own wife in our
    analogous situation, with about a month passing between our
    application for her citizenship and her becoming a citizen. I
    suspect that once processing immigration forms became more fee
    driven (and also because the Bush Administration focused on a
    cultural change in the bureaucracy, what David Broder used to
    call "corporate cool"), the incentives for civil servants on the
    line, as it were, changed dramatically, and for the better.
    Certainly their processing times have fallen to levels that would
    favorably impress the DMV, once also reputed to be terrible, but
    now a generally responsive and quick organization whose employees
    are supervised by officials replaceable at regular elections. I
    wish I could say the same of the Social Security Administration,
    which, while not hateful, has hardly been quick in dealing with
    "customers" in my not limited enough experience. Incentives do
    matter, and making more federal systems' budgets performance
    based might be the answer to many of life's little frustrations.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    ID's 03/27/09 comment, "Immigrants' dreams deferred in U.S." is a
    catchy journalistic title with a human interest factor hot enough
    to melt an iceberg in Antarctica. The article claims Amar Sharma
    is about to earn a master's degree - well, he may get OPT for a
    year, but that does not guarantee an H-1B the next April 1st, and
    he may end up back in India anyway, because a US education does
    not guarantee US immigration. While he and other "immigrants" can
    go back to their own country, where it is cheaper to be poor,
    natural born (there's that term again) US citizens who lose jobs
    do not have that option, unless Felipe Calderon flings open
    Mexico's northern border and offers work visas to Americans. But
    Mr. Calderon only wants his people to come to the US, legally or
    illegally, and ship back money - billions annually. The article
    surmises that, "Those most at risk are often poor, less educated,
    and not fluent in English. All the more reason to get educated
    and learn English to survive in the competitive US job market.
    The article points out that largely due to the economy, there has
    been a slowdown in illegal immigration since 2006. Great. As I
    have long maintained, deportation of illegals by attrition occurs
    when the jobs disappear, whether through enforcement, or the
    economy. George Bruno, an immigration lawyer quoted is correct
    when he remarks on Canada's immigration program stealing away
    H-1B's. Until America trains enough nurses, scientists, engineers
    and others, America will need to rely on foreign talent. America
    must pass logical immigration reform that works for America, but
    no CIR (buzzword for Amnesty). Instead, create a good, workable
    guestworker program (impossible, you say?), not a citizenship
    factory.
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's letter (03/27/09 ID) was a little hard for me to
    follow because I don't share his letter's expertise on the
    nuances of the relation between cows and bleached blondes.  I
    also don't share the amusement with which his letter reflects on
    someone's incarceration.  Perhaps instead of pontificating on the
    semantic labels of undocumented aliens and the necessity of
    racial profiling, his time would be better spent reading up on
    the Fourteenth Ammendment and Supreme Court decisions such as
    Batson v. Kentucky.  Profiling is not necessary, it is
    unconstitutional.
    Xavier Racine
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Its a sad day when a letter from an officer of the court supports
    racial profiling (see David Murray letter 03/27/09 ID). My
    friends have children serving on active duty. Two perfectly law
    abiding young adults on leave from the Military in NY parked the
    car legally to visit the young mans grandmother. Apparently it
    was an unfortunate decision to have a vanity plate on the car
    that indicated the owners were Hispanic. The vanity plate issued
    in VA also was issued to a NJ man who drove a totally different
    make and model who has a habit of coming to NY and getting
    parking tickets he never paid. So to make a long story short they
    spent 2 days, 100's of dollars in cab fares and lots of abuse at
    the hand of beauracrats "proving" they were not someone who from
    NJ, when it was ever so clear from the start they were from VA.
    Punishment for being Hispanic? Thank goodness they didn't make
    the mistake of getting on a bus without the "proper documents",
    they might have been deported to a random country selected by ICE
    for being "brownish". For those that think police state action is
    a good thing, there are plenty of third world countries they can
    move to and be hassled regularly. Statistically speaking more
    white collar criminals ride buses in urban settings than brown
    folks, should we start randomly rousting white folks in hopes we
    can catch them? Cows produce more than milk , and I have heard
    enough manure for one day.
    Sergi Sheplov
    (e) Dear Editor:
    Divorces sometimes can doom the immigrant spouses, if the
    marriages were genuine but the sponsoring citizen partners are
    unhappy and in retaliation mode if the marriages were in rocky
    situation. We have huge problem also with sham marriage for
    profit and easy greencards for foreigners who will pay any US
    citizens who want to sell this kind of "service". We must put a
    stop on it by requiring US citizen sponsors to cover their
    foreign spouses' living expenses for at least 5 years even if
    they got divorced if their ex spouses can't work instead of
    looking for public welfare, we make marriages as no joke decision
    for some US citizens who are willing to do anything including
    "selling Greencards" to foreigners for quick easy bucks. But the
    most absurd part of our immigration laws is when the US citizen
    sponsor pass away before their foreign spouse secured his/her
    permanent Greencard and remove the conditional resident status
    then the spouse must leave the country then. This stupid and
    unjust laws must be changed for the sake of common sense.
    Foreigners who marry US citizens can automatically qualify and
    self sponsor themselves if their citizen spouses pass away and
    they have lived in a bonafide marriage based on love and mutual
    commitments.
    Robert Yang
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    March 30, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0330.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Calling For Divine Intervention
    2.  Focus: Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
        (b) Immigrants Of The Day: John Duddy of Northern Ireland,
        Jin Kyu Robertson of Korea, and Juan Hernandez-Campos of
        Mexico by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Office Of Fraud Detection And National Security Has
        600 Employees
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Website Services
        (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) A Risky New Push For Immigration Legislation
        (b) ICE Locks 'Em Up, Throws Away Key: Immigration Becomes A
        Human Rights Scandal
        (c) U.S. Deters Hiring Of Foreigners As Joblessness Grows
        (d) Uneasiness Persists Over RI Immigration Order
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Jtanyu
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    1.  COMMENT
    Calling For Divine Intervention
    The Morning Call reports "Immigration authorities have rescinded
    a deportation order for the pastor of a divided local Korean
    church, saying the person who petitioned to have the minister's
    temporary visa revoked had no authority to make the request." For
    the full story, see here.
    http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1_5han.6830166mar25,0,1871666.story
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    2.  FOCUS
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "In essence, the "civilizing" of the
    detention and deportation process, a legal ruse, has become for
    its woebegotten incarcerants at once dehumanizing and
    demonizing."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0330-paparelli.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/angelopaparelli/
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: John Duddy of Northern Ireland, Jin
    Kyu Robertson of Korea, and Juan Hernandez-Campos of Mexico
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0330-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Office Of Fraud Detection And National Security Has 600
    Employees
    The USCIS released a brochure providing an overview of The Office
    of Fraud Detection And National Security (FDNS).
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0330-FDNS.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
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    skills required. Visit http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) A Risky New Push For Immigration Legislation
    Advocates of legalization have crafted a plan that could alienate
    businesses and key Republicans, including Sen. John McCain. But
    it is designed to lure a powerful new ally - organized labor.
    (b) ICE Locks 'Em Up, Throws Away Key: Immigration Becomes A
    Human Rights Scandal
    "Immigrants, especially Latinos, have become the boogey man, the
    new whipping boy," said Rosa Clemente, Amnesty's campaign
    director for human rights.
    (c) U.S. Deters Hiring Of Foreigners As Joblessness Grows
    With the unemployment rate at 8.1% and approaching double
    digits, the U.S. finds its longstanding quandary over
    immigration growing even more difficult.
    (d) Uneasiness Persists Over RI Immigration Order
    But some residents of recession-battered Rhode Island - suffering
    from one of the nation's highest unemployment rates, at 10.5
    percent - wonder whether the order has done anything but stir up
    angry rhetoric and add to the state's misery.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0330.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
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    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
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    (a) Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
    Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs invite you to
    attend "Migration And Development" by Robert E.B. Lucas, , Boston
    Univerisity economics professor, part of a series called "The
    Economic Impact Of International Migration of Labor", John Cotton
    Dana Library, 185 University Avenue, Newark, 4-5:30pm.
    http://news.rutgers.edu/medrel/news-releases/2009/03/economic-impact-of-i-20090316
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
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    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Re letters of (03/27/09 ID): I smiled when I read Laurent's
    letter's rendition of how he was "thrown to jail after my
    american (sic) bonafide wife filed for divorce". Her side of the
    story: "Hell hast no fury like a woman scorned," perhaps? Or
    fraudulent marriage? No doubt conditions in the lockup were
    deplorable. I wonder what was the underlying charge leading to
    the arrest? Did Laurent hire a lawyer? Probably not, or his
    letter may have bashed lawyers too, instead of asking us "people"
    to "wake up" - but from what? Steven McKay's letter's horror
    story of dark-skinned Guatamalans carded on buses finds it
    "inexcusable" that authorities use racial profiling in detecting
    illegal aliens. Well, yes, cows give milk. If you want milk, find
    a cow. Get the analogy? Or do bleach-blondes with a heavy Brookyn
    accent and a Jets jacket give milk? Sadly, profiling is sometimes
    necessary. It is a matter of statistics who gets profiled. Since
    when is it "major embarrassment for our country" to arrest
    Guatemalans attempting to enter without a visa? Were they on a
    bus? J. Smith's letter rails against the machine and, yup,
    against lawyers. His letter laments that lawyers' letters
    sometimes refer to "illegal immigrants". I agree - they should
    not. "Illegal immigrant" is an oxyoron, as is "free inmate" -
    something Laurant was not. One cannot be both "illegal" and an
    "immigrant" at the same time. The correct term is "illegal
    alien," because they are both. I have never heard of "pending
    applications for tourist visas" in a context that would get
    anyone arrested by the Border Patrol. Somewhere, perhaps, the
    facts got a bit twisted? "Hey, officer, let me in," all eight
    call from under the tarp of an old pickup truck in Tijuana, "I
    have a tourist visa pending." Yeah, right.
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    What about US citizens Jailed without Justice? (03/26/09 ID
    comment). Illegal immigrants using VAWA to their advantage of
    gaining quick and guaranteed legal status. Marrying and setting
    up male citizen spouse, claiming abuse, being arrested and
    detained. How unjust is that? Disgusting and despicable and
    scary.
    Jtanyu
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  4. Mar 27 - Dreams Deferred

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 27, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0327.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Dreams Deferred
    2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
        Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (b)Immigrants Of The Day: Isabel Toledo of Cuba, Jason Wu of
        Taiwan, Thomas Buergenthal of Czechoslovakia, and Theodor
        Meron of Poland   by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) Neufeld Memo Extending Validity Of Medical Certifications
        On Form I-693
        (b) USCIS Initiates Procedures For Unaccompanied Children
        Seeking Asylum
        (c) USCIS Extends EAD Validity For Liberians
        (d)DOL Publishes Withdrawal Notice Of Interpretation Of
        Relocation Expense For H-2A and H-2B Workers
        (e) USCIS Lists Countries With No Child Abuse Registries
    5.  Classifieds:
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        (b) Credential Evaluation And Translation
        (c) Expert Witness Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Leaders To Join Immigration Event
        (b) Can Obama Forge An Immigration Compromise
        (c) Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Illegal Immigration Bill
        (d) Immigrants Held During DCF Visit
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Laurent
        (c) Steven A. McKay
        (d) J. Smith
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    1.  COMMENT
    Dreams Deferred
    The International Herald Tribune
    http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/03/24/america/immig.php
    reports on the effect of the recession on immigrants. "Soaring
    unemployment is hammering families across the United States, and
    it is having a particular impact on immigrants. In addition to
    their livelihoods, foreign-born workers could lose their work
    permits and their hope for a future in the United States. Even
    naturalized U.S. citizens lose the source of the money they send
    to relatives back home."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The Lawyer's
    Complete Guide
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    immigrants and employers authored by noted authority Paula
    Singer. The outline is as follows:
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    ++A Guide for Filing IRS Forms 1042 and 1042-S
    ++L-1 Intracompany Transferees on U.S. Assignment
    ++J-1 Nonstudent Exchange Visitors Performing U.S. Services
    ++U.S. Taxation of H-1B Specialty Workers
    ++U.S. Taxation of B-1 Business Visitors
    ++U.S. Taxation of Foreign Students
    ++Tax Treaty Benefits for Foreign Nationals Performing U.S.
    Services
    ++What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "Many
    healthcare professions ordinarily qualify for H-1(b) status,
    including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech
    Language Therapists, and some Registered Nursing jobs."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0327-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Isabel Toledo of Cuba, Jason Wu of
    Taiwan, Thomas Buergenthal of Czechoslovakia, and Theodor Meron
    of Poland
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "Our Immigrants of the Day had their days
    in the sun yesterday at the grand Presidential inauguration."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0327-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Neufeld Memo Extending Validity Of Medical Certifications On
    Form I-693
    Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations,
    USCIS, published a memo temporarily extending the validity of
    civil surgeon endorsements on Form I-693 for adjustment of status
    applicants.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-neufeld.pdf
    (b) USCIS Initiates Procedures For Unaccompanied Children Seeking
    Asylum
    USCIS announced that it is now responsible for initial
    adjudication of applications for asylum from Unaccompanied Alien
    Children and issued questions and answers to the topic. For the
    announcement see here
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-unaccompanied.pdf
    and for the QAs see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-unaccompaniedqa.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-unaccompanied.shtm
    (c) USCIS Extends EAD Validity For Liberians
    USCIS automatically extended through Sept. 30, 2009, employment
    authorization for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred
    Enforced Departure (DED) and issued questions and answers to the
    topic. For the announcement see here
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-liberia.pdf
    and for the QAs see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-liberiaqa.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-liberia.shtm
    (d) DOL Publishes Withdrawal Notice Of Interpretation Of
    Relocation Expense For H-2A and H-2B Workers
    The Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew an interpretation of the
    Fair Labor Standards Act concerning relocation expenses incurred
    by H-2A and H-2B workers.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-dol.shtm
    (e) USCIS Lists Countries With No Child Abuse Registries
    USCIS reminded customers preparing paperwork for adoptions from
    Hague Convention countries of the need to check available child
    abuse registries for potential adoptive parents and published a
    list of countries and geographic entities confirmed to have no
    child abuse registry information available.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-childabuse.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Leaders To Join Immigration Event
    U.S. Reps. John Conyers, D-Detroit, and Carolyn Cheeks
    Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, are among the congressional leaders
    joining Michigan's religious community for the national Family
    Unity outreach tour for immigration reform.
    (b) Can Obama Forge An Immigration Compromise
    President Obama is either daring or foolhardy - or maybe a little
    of both.
    (c) Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Illegal Immigration Bill
    A compromise bill that seeks to deter illegal immigration has
    been advanced to the final round of debate in the Nebraska
    Legislature.
    (d) Immigrants Held During DCF Visit
    Elida Arriaga was holding her 1-year-old grandson during a
    routine visit with a state social worker when local deputies told
    her she was in the country illegally and led her away,
    immigration advocates said Wednesday.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0327.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 Book
    The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age
    of Globalization By  Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh, Berrett-
    Koehler Publishers, 248 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 1576754383, $24.95
    http://www.amazon.com/Accidental-American-Immigration-Citizenship-Globalization/dp/1576754383/.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    I came across a useful forecast that covers the US, the global
    and Asia. It's quite comprehensive. While there is nothing we can
    do about the worldwide economic crisis (except keep spending and
    have no fear), it is encouraging to see that the economic pundits
    predict an upturn in 2010 (with their fingers crossed). It could
    be worse, so look on the bright side... Definition of Recession:
    When your neighbor is unemployed. Definition of Depression: When
    you are unemployed. It's all relative.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I was arrested by ICE in San Francisco and thrown to jail after
    my american bona fide wife filed for divorce during a provisional
    green card status (sorry if it's not legal jargon).   Conditions
    were deplorable as I was among criminal law detainees and I
    didn't go out of the 50+ busy detainee cell a single time besides
    when walking the 5 meters from the van to the SF Federal building
    door, but I was chained wrists, belt and ankles.   I have a MBA,
    studied law and business in Berkeley and even have a degree in
    Sports Medicine.   During the arrest at my legitimate employment
    location [as a manager of 35 people] they pretended I had
    commited a crime. But I never did.   They wrongfully arrested me,
    unlawfully detained me, denied a trial [couldn't see a judge] and
    any discussion with my embassy and didn't even pay for my ticket
    while I lost tens of thousands of dollars as I never saw my
    apartment again.   Why? my wife filed for divorce 3 months
    earlier and had an remotely knew an immigration officer in her
    family.   After that we wonder why America is so hated.
    Honestly  loved America, but this level of arrogance, disrespect
    and plain stupidity from the people living on our taxes is an
    abnormality. Wake up people.
    Laurent
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Last year the border patrol jailed 8 Guatemalan visitors who had
    pending  applications for tourist visas. The folks were held
    illegally for 2 months,  then sent back to Guatemala, being told
    they could apply for visas again  upon their return to Guatemala.
    The authorities didn't even bother to look up the reference
    numbers on the  notices of action to check status. This was a
    major embarrasment for our  country.  Hispanics are also
    regularly carded on the Greyhound bus route that runs  from
    Albany to Buffalo. We have also had visitors with pending visas
    jailed  in Syracuse and Rochester. The authority only card the
    dark skinned  passengers. We know of a couple of light-skinned
    Guatemalans who did not  get carded, while other hispanics on the
    bus did... and the authorities  deny that this is racial
    profiling.  I find the practice inexcuseable.
    Steven A. McKay
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the letter of Margaret Makar, Esq. (03/26/09 ID) I find
    it strange the letter would find that there is a bad impression
    created by use of the word "immigrant". I never knew that.   What
    I am positive about is the fact that any sane-thinking person who
    understands the bare rudiments of law and order does understand
    the term "illegal immigrant" and resents people to whom that
    moniker is directed who now believe that it has become synonymous
    with having a legal status in the United States. What is even
    more heartbreaking is the fact that the letters of even "officers
    of the court", otherwise known as lawyers are themselves guilty
    of now referring to all persons not born in the US as immigrants,
    regardless of the legality of their presence here.   No,
    "immigrant" is not a nasty word; "illegal immigrant" is
    offensive.
    J. Smith
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  5. Mar 26 - Jailed Without Justice

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 26, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0326.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Jailed Without Justice
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Comparing E-2 and EB-5
        Investments
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Consular Practice: A Comprehensive View by Liam Schwartz,
        et al.
        (b) Perspective: The Markets Easy Touch by Joseph S. Fulda
        for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Releases AILA Meeting QA
        (b) EOIR Issues OCAHO Fact Sheet
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) State School Board Bars Frederick Illegal Immigration
        Checks
        (b) Mexicans Praise US Border Security Measures
        (c) Cardinal Calls For End To Immigration Raids
        (d) Pros, Cons Of Immigration Enforcement Heard At Forum
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Ben Lowe, Esq.
        (b) Margaret Makar, Esq.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0326.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Jailed Without Justice
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/25/MNAM16MA7P.DTL
    reports that Amnesty International published a report called
    "Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA" which
    raises concerns over due process and conditions of detention.
    "More than 400,000 people a year are detained by immigration
    officials in the United States - including undocumented
    immigrants, legal immigrants who run afoul of the law and asylum
    seekers who come fleeing persecution - but according to a report
    released today by Amnesty International, conditions are often
    deplorable and detainees are routinely denied due process. It's
    the second major human rights report in a week to indict the
    nation's immigration detention system."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Comparing E-2 and EB-5 Investments
    Today is the the deadline for the Thursday, March 26th phone
    session of the seminar series "Investor Options For Beginners",
    the curriculum is as follows:
    ++ Amount of Investment
    ++ Type of Investment
    ++ Employment Creation
    ++ Source of Funds
    ++ Risk
    ++ Involvement of the Investor
    ++ Timing
    The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 25th. For more
    info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.shtm. Fax version:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.pdf.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Consular Practice: A Comprehensive View
    Liam Schwartz, et al. share the citations for a recently
    concluded seminar.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0326-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/octoberA2008.shtm
    (b) Perspective: The Markets Easy Touch
    Joseph S. Fulda for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "America's infatuation with the idea that we can somehow reform
    government with the stroke of a pen ignores the role of
    incentives and disincentives in shaping behavior."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0326-fulda.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Senator Mel Martinez of Florida, one of the
    very small group of pro-immigration Republicans, is pressing the
    White House to get them moving on immigration reform."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0326-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Releases AILA Meeting QA
    USCIS released questions and answers from USCIS's meeting with
    AILA on March 19, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0326-uscis.pdf
    (b) EOIR Issues OCAHO Fact Sheet
    Executive Office for Immigration Review published a fact sheet on
    the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
    explaining types of OCAHO cases, and how OCAHO receives cases
    related to employer sanctions and document fraud.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0326-eoir.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
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    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) State School Board Bars Frederick Illegal Immigration Checks
    Frederick County public school students cannot be forced to
    disclose their citizenship status to county officials, the
    Maryland State Board of Education ruled Tuesday.
    (b) Mexicans Praise US Border Security Measures
    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's announcement
    Tuesday that nearly 500 agents and support personnel will be sent
    to the U.S.-Mexico border would once have drawn criticism in
    Mexico.
    (c) Cardinal Calls For End To Immigration Raids
    The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on
    Saturday called on the White House to end immigration raids that
    split up families.
    (d) Pros, Cons Of Immigration Enforcement Heard At Forum
    Feelings were mixed when about 30 people turned out in
    Lawrenceville Tuesday night to talk about Gwinnett County's
    implementation of a federal program aimed at illegal immigrants.
    For links to the above stories see here:
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the letter of Cornelius D. Scully (03/24/09 ID):
    Actually, I worked for the real Dick Scully in the visa office of
    old. Before e-mail and cheap international telephone calling
    arrived, there were a whole set of different visa brevity codes
    for use in cables -- greek letters for communications between
    posts (Visas Alpha was a request for any information another post
    had about an applicant, and the reply was usually Visas Delta, no
    derogatory information at post); animals for communications to
    the Department (Visas Bear was originally an advisory opinion
    request for a Soviet official); numbers for communications from
    the Department (e.g., Visas Ninety-two, which authorized refugee
    processing for the dependents of an alien who had been granted
    asylum).  It was actually all an effort to save money in telegram
    billing by consolidating words.  Similarly, you will still hear
    old conoffs (Consular officers) like me talk about Amcits
    (American citizens), Codels (Congressional delegations), and
    ALDACs (cables sent to all diplomatic And consular posts). At my
    last firm there were times that none of the other attorneys
    understood me at all. None of these were ever derogatory or
    complimentary -- they are just jargon adopted when every word
    cost money.
    Ben Lowe, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Since you feature in ID immigrants of the week:  There is a
    newspaper article "We Are All Immigrant" from the March 1 Denver
    Post regarding a Colorado man who records and airs on radio the
    stories of immigrants in an effort to rectify the negativity too
    often associated with the word "immigrant".  I found it very
    interesting what one determined citizen can do to improve the
    public impression.
    Margaret Makar, Esq.
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