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  1. Mar 11 - Legal View Of Tech

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 11, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0311.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Legal View Of Tech
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For PERM For Experts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Transformation: One Year After The ProAmerica Rally by
        Robb Pearson
        (b) Is There A Duty To Propose Legal Process Outsourcing? by
        Mark Ross
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Paul Deba Mango and Alan Cumming
        by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) Neufeld Memo On P-1 Athletes
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Translation Services
        (d) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Our View: Good Time To Keep Illegal Immigration Rates
        Down
        (b) Eva Longoria Vows to Protect Mexican Immigration
        (c) Should Local Police Add Immigration Beat?
        (d) Myrick Defends Jail Immigration Plan
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Share Your Professional News
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Jim Roberts
        (d) Robert Yang
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Legal View Of Tech
    David Cambria, Director of operations of the law department at
    Aon Corp. writes "Here's what I hate about technology, in terms
    any law school graduate should be able to understand." For the
    full story, see here.
    http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLT.jsp?id=1202428866566
    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 PERM For Experts
    PERM For Experts is a 3-part telephone seminar featuring Michelle
    Funk, Pamela Genise, Sheela Murthy, Devang M. Shah, Adam Rosen,
    and other speakers to be announced (Aron Finkelstein, discussion
    leader). The curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on March 11:  ETA-9089 Denials
    ++ Denials based on two types of errors
    ++ DOL errors
    ++ Error on form
    ++ Typographical error (non-substantive)
    ++ Transposing date/s of advertisements
    ++ Transposing wage information:  $50,000/year -> $50,000/hour
    ++ Mistake / Omission (substantive)
    ++ Failure to check "yes" to H.8 (Is alternate combination of
    education / experience acceptable)
    ++ Failure to include "magic" language ("any suitable combination
    of education, training or experience is acceptable")
    ++ Requests for Reconsideration
    ++ DOL error v. Mistake / omission
    ++ How to request reconsideration
    ++ Reconsideration Processing Time/s
    ++ The general processing timeframe for reconsideration requests
    ++ Is expedited processing available for DOL error-based denials?
    ++Is this available for employer / representative errors
    (mistakes / omissions)?
    ++ Withdrawal/s
    ++ When is withdrawal permitted?
    ++ When is withdrawal done?
    ++ Strategies for appropriate timing of withdrawals

     SECOND Phone Session on April 1: Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    ++ 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 v. conservative
    ++ Is GAL 2-98 still relevant

    THIRD Phone Session on May 6: Predictions for the Future
    ++ Using the new form
    ++ Advanced form changes and implementation
    ++ Incorporating "magic" language
    ++ Auditing compliance files
    ++ Close of businesses
    ++ Filing PERM in a bad economy
    ++ Potential for more supervised recruitment
    ++ Second audits requesting resumes
    ++ Potential delays in DOL processing times
    ++ Change/s in circumstances
    ++ Company merger/s
    ++ Position/s open at time of filing but closed at time of audit
    / decision
    ++ Unanticipated work location/s v. client-site/s
    ++ Change of work location/s
    ++ When to expect things to begin moving again
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, March 10th 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) Transformation: One Year After The ProAmerica Rally
    Robb Pearson writes "My own recent experience of sudden economic
    loss and resulting hardship humbled me in ways I could never have
    anticipated."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0311-pearson.shtm
    http://www.robbpearson.com/mystory/
    (b) Is There A Duty To Propose Legal Process Outsourcing?
    Mark Ross writes "Taking into consideration the debate I
    reference above from the ACI conference, I wonder if we are
    closer to reaching that "tipping point" day."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0311-ross.shtm
    http://www.law-scribe.com/index.html
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Paul Deba Mango and Alan Cumming
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0311-siskind.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Neufeld Memo On P-1 Athletes
    USCIS Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations issued a
    memo providing USCIS personnel with instructions for applying the
    period of authorized stay for P-1 non-immigrant individual athletes.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0311-neufeld.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
    http://www.foxrothschild.com
    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
    and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
    computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
    http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/paralegal/default.aspx?id=9164.
    EOE.
    (c) 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.
    (d) Case Management Technology
    Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
    support, ImmigrationTracker
    http://www.immigrationtracker.com
    is the most flexible and dependable immigration management
    solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys
    and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease
    of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge.
    As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited
    funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker
    would be it."  Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis.  Find out for yourself
    why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents
    of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through
    June 2007); 86% of the 25 largest immigration law firms (IndUS
    Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law
    firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked
    immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors
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    Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Our View: Good Time To Keep Illegal Immigration Rates Down
    On two separate days during the month of December, the U.S.
    Border Patrol made no apprehensions of illegal immigrants
    attempting to cross the border from Mexico to the United States.
    (b) Eva Longoria Vows to Protect Mexican Immigration
    Eva Longoria wants our new president to address immigration and
    she's ready to stand up and fight for her homeland of Mexico.
    (c) Should Local Police Add Immigration Beat?
    A provision which allows state and local government agencies to
    enforce federal immigration laws continues to draw scrutiny.
    (d) Myrick Defends Jail Immigration Plan
    State and local leaders who implemented a federal program in
    Mecklenburg County that identifies jailed illegal immigrants
    rushed to its defense Monday after a congressional report
    criticized it for targeting minor offenders instead of the
    serious criminals it was designed to catch.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0311.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Share Your Professional News
    Send your professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    Examples include: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers &
    Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate,
    New Attorney, New Partner. This is a free service.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    The 03/10/2009 ID was a bonus day for opinions from both sides of
    the issues, running the gambit between contemplative, naive,
    simplistic and innocently brilliant, my letter excepted of
    course. Merrill Clark's letter has a good idea, but it will never
    happen. Having been through the last Amnesty, I forsee any sequel
    to be a sheer disaster in its administration, even if they pass
    good law, which is doubtful. John E. Shorkey's letter is correct
    about the ridiculously high hardship standard for cancellation
    and points out that the cancellation candidate can get an EAD and
    thereby a Social Security Card and Driver's License -great
    documents to have - to use now and after they are deported and
    return over the fence. Neat trick.Why didn't I think of that? I
    don't understand Honza Prchal's letter's proposal to lower
    investment visas to $50,000. That sum is just barely more than a
    well-equipped SUV, let alone sufficient investment in a business.
    Why not just open the doors to all? We know why. Obviously, while
    one is entitled to one's opinion, Sergei Sheplov's letter
    indicates a lack of understanding of the reality of immigration
    law. In my 30 years practicing immigration law, I have seen few
    who leave their families behind. And as to the US citizen
    children of illegals being "victims", hogwash. They are citizens
    by fluke of law, but they are still their parents' children and
    the law confers no immigration benefit until age 21. Cornelio
    Bolayog, in his zeal to champion the downtrodden, misses the need
    for a rule of law. Chia-Li Sung's letter is a beautiful breath of
    fresh air in this dismal world of immigration debate, it simply
    hits the nail right on the head. Wonderful, yet innocent honesty.
    Thank you Chia-Li.
    David D. Murray, Esq.   Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Chia-li Sung's letter (ID/03/10) is so full of venom that my
    first impression was that it had reached a new low in the fine
    art of anti-immigrant hatred. The letter's blatant anti-Latino
    bigotry even manages to make Jim Roberts' letters seem like
    immigrant rights advocacy by comparison. But somehow, there seems
    to be a familiar note in this letter, a voice dredged up from an
    American past that we would all prefer to forget. Then I
    realized: The letter sounds almost exactly like the kind of
    racist poison that was so common against Chinese immigrants 100
    years ago.
    Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The letters of David Murray have a problem with the valid,
    supported and worthy of consideration opinion of others and has
    frequently gone on tirades against letters of various writers,
    now including my own (3/10/09 ID). The elitist DM letter is not
    the judge of what is "credible" and what is not, but for each
    reader to consider. The DM letter calls to: "stop the nonsense"
    and  asks: "what can be done to make it better?", but offers only
    the former with none of the latter, rather than reasoned
    comments. How does any of this or the criticism of J.R.
    Dieckmann's letter promote rational discussion?  It was a R.
    Algase letter that first brought up the topic of the elgibility
    of BO which my letters then commented on. I don't consider my
    letter's promotion of specific immigration solutions to be
    "outrageous claims" or "digressing into irrelevant fringe issues"
    when my letters support more enforcement, tighter borders, better
    visa tracking without waivers, no illegals, lower entry numbers,
    or no birthright citizenship for illegals. I am perplexed that
    anyone would be so obtuse as to not recognize these as valid,
    sincere solutions. And it is the macro solutions that are needed,
    not the tedious micro adjustments that do little which is like
    rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic (or inviting too many
    on board as in CIR).  It is hypocritical for the letter to engage
    in such an attack when it has frequently condemned such in this
    forum.
    Jim Roberts
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Ms. Chia's letter (03/09/09 ID) is a snub on the entire Latinos'
    community and all poor immigrants and Americans in general, and
    forgetting that most if not all previous immigrants were not as
    rich or educated as Ms. Chia's parents or ancestors coming from
    Taiwan to the US. Poor people live in the ghettos, be them white,
    Asians, Latinos, African Americans or immigrants etc. As a
    reminder, New York city has some messy "Chinatowns" as well,
    where newly arrived Chinese immigrants, legally or illegally
    trying to make better living and living in cramped "ghettos" like
    in Flushing, Brooklyn and elsewhere. It's a shame that some more
    established Asian Americans have some snobbish attitudes and
    believe in prejudice, nativism, global economy apartheid and
    protectionism and calling on enforcing harsh immigration laws
    while in fact many of these rich Taiwanese and Chinese Americans
    are employing illegal nannies, waiters, cooks etc and know their
    good friends employ them as well just like hypocrite Republican
    Tancredo and Mitt Romney knew that the sub contractors they hired
    to remodel their mansions and landscaping their lawns employed
    illegal immigrants as well but they shut their mouth and pretend
    nothing happened. It's time for us to call to give these human
    beings we call as "illegal" and even "parasites of the society" a
    dignity and legal status to enable them to pursue American dreams
    and fair shot to climb higher steps in their economy status by
    opportunities for them and their children to pursue higher
    education, to get better jobs and wages and to open businesses
    and yes to buy homes that they can stay without fear of
    deportation.
    Robert Yang
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  2. Mar 10 - Top Links February 2009

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 10, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2009,0310.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Top Links February 2009
    2.* Focus: PERM For Experts
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Walking The High Wire Without A Net - The Lawyer's Role
    *** In The Labor Certification Process by Gary Endelman and Cyrus
    *** D. Mehta
    *** (b) Debunking The Myth Of Santuary Cities: Community Policing
    *** Policies Protect American Communities by Lynn Tramonte for
    *** the Immigration Policy Center
    *** (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.* News:
    *** (a) USCIS Amends Guidance on Parole Request Processing By
    *** Cuban Nationals
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (c) J-1 Visa Program
    *** (d) CLE Immigration Event
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Legislation Would Give Judges More Room To Protect
    *** Families
    *** (b) Houston Immigration Court Sees Spike In Cases
    *** (c) Feds Seek Break For Rogue Immigration Official
    *** (d) Authorizing State And Local Enforcement Of Federal
    *** Immigration Laws
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Merrill Clark, Esq.
    *** (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    *** (c) John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    *** (d) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    *** (e) Sergi Sheplov
    *** (f) Robert Yang
    *** (g) Rossi LeClaire
    *** (h) Chia-Li Sung
    *** (i) Cornelio Bolayog
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2009,0310.shtm
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    1.* COMMENT
    Top Links February 2009
    We feature the most accessed links by our readers in February
    2009 below:
    Top five February Immigration Daily Articles
    ++Impact Of Satyam Scandal On H-1B Employees by Danielle Rizzo
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0210-rizzo.shtm
    ++ The Path Less Taken: Is There An Alternative To Waiting For
    Comprehensive Immigration Reform? by Gary Endelman and Cyrus D.
    Mehta
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-endelman.shtm
    ++The Untold Story Of American Workers Vs. Illegal Immigration by
    William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0211-gheen.shtm
    ++Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name: Inside the Green
    Card Marriage Phenomenon by David Seminara for the Center for
    Immigration Studies
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-seminara.shtm
    ++Matter Of Silva-Trevino: An Update On Crimes Involving Moral
    Turpitude by Patricia S. Mann
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0212-mann.shtm
    Top five February Immigration Daily Items
    ++USCIS Announces 100,000 Employers Use E-Verify
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0204-crs.pdf
    ++ETA Releases PERM FY 2009 Statistics
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0205-PERM.pdf
    ++DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Immigration And Border Security
    Directive
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0203-immigration.shtm
    ++DOJ Announces MultiState Arrests For Visa Fraud
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0217-fraud.pdf
    ++USCIS Responds To CIS Ombudsmans's Recommendations On USCIS EAD
    Processing Delays
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0210-ombudsman.pdf
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    PERM For Experts
    PERM For Experts is a 3-part telephone seminar featuring Michelle
    Funk, Pamela Genise, Sheela Murthy, Devang M. Shah and other
    speakers to be announced (Aron Finkelstein, discussion leader).
    The curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on March 11:* ETA-9089 Denials
    ++ Denials based on two types of errors
    ++ DOL errors
    ++ Error on form
    ++ Typographical error (non-substantive)
    ++ Transposing date/s of advertisements
    ++ Transposing wage information:* $50,000/year -> $50,000/hour
    ++ Mistake / Omission (substantive)
    ++ Failure to check "yes" to H.8 (Is alternate combination of
    education / experience acceptable)
    ++ Failure to include "magic" language ("any suitable combination
    of education, training or experience is acceptable")
    ++ Requests for Reconsideration
    ++ DOL error v. Mistake / omission
    ++ How to request reconsideration
    ++ Reconsideration Processing Time/s
    ++ The general processing timeframe for reconsideration requests
    ++ Is expedited processing available for DOL error-based denials?
    ++Is this available for employer / representative errors
    (mistakes / omissions)?
    ++ Withdrawal/s
    ++ When is withdrawal permitted?
    ++ When is withdrawal done?
    ++ Strategies for appropriate timing of withdrawals

    *SECOND Phone Session on April 1: Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    ++ 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 v. conservative
    ++ Is GAL 2-98 still relevant

    *THIRD Phone Session on May 6: Predictions for the Future
    ++ Using the new form
    ++ Advanced form changes and implementation
    ++ Incorporating "magic" language
    ++ Auditing compliance files
    ++ Close of businesses
    ++ Filing PERM in a bad economy
    ++ Potential for more supervised recruitment
    ++ Second audits requesting resumes
    ++ Potential delays in DOL processing times
    ++ Change/s in circumstances
    ++ Company merger/s
    ++ Position/s open at time of filing but closed at time of audit
    / decision
    ++ Unanticipated work location/s v. client-site/s
    ++ Change of work location/s
    ++ When to expect things to begin moving again
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, March 10th 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) Walking The High Wire Without A Net - The Lawyer's Role In
    The Labor Certification Process
    Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta write "Through this analysis,
    the authors will highlight the divergence that may arise between
    the employer and the foreign national worker, as well as the
    ethical conflicts that may be encountered by the lawyer while
    seeking to zealously represent a client in navigating through the
    DOL's artificial and contradictory recruitment procedures."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-endelman.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-endelman.shtm#bio
    (b) Debunking The Myth Of Santuary Cities: Community Policing
    Policies Protect American Communities
    Lynn Tramonte for the Immigration Policy Center writes "More than
    50 cities and states across the country have adopted policies
    that prevent police agencies from asking community residents who
    have not been arrested to prove their legal immigration status.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-tramonte.pdf
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "To qualify for 2nd Preference, aliens have
    to have PERM cases filed for occupations classified as Zone 4 or
    Zone 5 on the O*Net."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) USCIS Amends Guidance on Parole Request Processing By Cuban
    Nationals
    USCIS Office of Field Operations Chief John M. Bulger released
    amendments to the March 4, 2008 guidance to USCIS Field Offices
    on the processing of initial parole requests presented by natives
    or citizens of Cuba who are present in the US without having been
    inspected. For the February 3, 2009, USCIS Bulger memo, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0310-bulgerone.pdf
    For the the February 4, 2009, amended guidance memo, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0310-bulgertwo.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0310-cuba.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
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    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) Legislation Would Give Judges More Room To Protect Families
    is time to reject the brutalizing, anti-immigrant policies of
    the previous administration and create policies that respect
    individuals, families and our moral and religious traditions
    that urge us to welcome the stranger.
    (b) Houston Immigration Court Sees Spike In Cases
    The number of cases in Houston's immigration court climbed by
    roughly 40% over a 5-year period while the number of immigration
    judges in Texas stayed flat.
    (c) Feds Seek Break For Rogue Immigration Official
    Federal prosecutors are recommending two years behind bars for a
    former senior immigration official scheduled to be sentenced
    today.
    (d) Authorizing State And Local Enforcement Of Federal
    Immigration Laws
    The Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended during the Obama
    Administration, authorizes the federal government to enter into
    partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies to
    train officers to assist in identifying those individuals who are
    in the country illegally.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2009,0310.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.* ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    The Migration Policy Institute is pleased to invite you to:
    Asylum in the European Union: A discussion with Judith Kumin,
    Director of UNHCR's European Union Liaison Office. Thursday,
    March 12,* 2009, Time:* 9:30-11:00 am* (A light breakfast will be
    available.), MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite
    300, Washington, DC. To RSVP, see:
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    For questions, contact events@migrationpolicy.org
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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/immigrationdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    An amnesty may happen. President Obama has called for a dialogue
    of suggestions of how to implement an amnesty. I think ILW.com
    would be the perfect venue to put up suggestions that could be
    reviewed.* Please let's make appropriate suggestions, i.e. rant
    free. Let me start. 1. Have USCIS give interview times by
    attorney rather than by client so that clients are grouped
    together by attorney.
    Merrill Clark, Esq. NY, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Jim Roberts's Letters to the Editor of ID have most apparently
    sprinkled fairy dust over every issue discussed, making some
    outrageous claims, supported by little, no, or questionable
    supporting evidence. Instead of focusing and intelligently
    commenting on immigration, Mr. Roberts's letters seem to have
    consistently bashed credible differing opinions and have so often
    digressed into irrelevant fringe issues; it is getting a bit
    tiresome.* I can no longer hold my tongue - Jim Roberts's
    letters' flights of fantasy peaked in 03/05/2009 ID, claiming
    America's duly-elected president is not a US citizen, citing the
    fanciful, and perhaps delusionary, opinion appearing on JR
    Dieckmann's website. Mr. Dieckmann, apparently the editor,
    publisher, writer and webmaster of what appears to be an ego-
    driven, ultra-conservative internet publication that might be
    compared to the "Enquirer"" and having just about as much
    credibility. Reliable? It seems through his website, Mr.
    Dieckmann disseminates his own brand of personal and clearly
    self-righteous, narrow-minded, bigoted right-of-right-wing view
    of the world and the nation we live in, with wild and unbridled
    abandon. Apparently respecting his credibility, Mr. Roberts's
    letter seemingly takes that position that Mr. Dieckmann has all
    the authoritative answers. So, I wonder why he isn't the
    president. Perhaps between his day job as an electrician (yup,
    just an ordinary Joe, just like you and me - gosh, it's shades of
    Sara Palin, by jiminy!), and his webmastering, Mr. Dieckmann is
    too busy. I suggest he not quit his day job, and while these are
    great credentials, no doubt accompanying a great and highly
    educated mind, I wonder if his opinions on the citizenship of
    Barrack Obama are worthy of serious consideration? I don't think
    so. Let's stop the nonsense. We know the immigration system is
    broken. Now what can be done to make it better for America?
    David D. Murray, Esq.** Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Robert Eckerson's letter appropriately pointed out that
    Cancellation of Removal for illegal aliens in proceedings
    pursuant to traffic stops does not have a high percentage success
    rate (because of the hardship standard required). In rebuttal, I
    say that it may still be better than nothing, and can get them a
    work authorization (and social security number). If there are US
    citizen family, they have at least a prima facie case for
    cancellation, and the individual hearing may be a year or two
    later. Meanwhile, the law can change, the hardship picture can
    change, maybe their chances will improve. I remember in 1996 when
    we all were scrambling to get qualifying suspension candidates
    into proceedings because it was their best chance at immigration.
    It's pitiful that attorneys have to find such a dim bright side,
    but any hope is better than none, and I'm not real encouraged by
    the lack of progress on CIR, despite pious campaign promises. The
    75% of the Latino vote that went to Obama may be reflective that
    they were fooled by Obama, or that immigration isn't really an
    important issue among Latin-American voters. It would surprise me
    greatly if it were the latter, and, if the former is not true,
    then let's giterdone.
    John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Mr. Murray's 03/06/009 ID letter to the Editor asked us to come
    up with solutions to our immigration problems. On March 9th
    several readers bemoaned the lack of proposals. I'd retread one
    of my own - significantly lowering the cost of an investment visa
    and simply allowing the purchase of citizenship for non-dangerous
    immigrants for a high but non-insurmountable, say $50,000.00 fee
    payable by a lender (even, dare I say, an employer) or an
    immigrant and point again to Mr. Yang's letter's excellent
    suggestion of having tourist visa bonds put forward by tour
    agencies for people coming here to prevent overstays. In both
    situations, the solution is revenue positive for a government
    seemingly swinging at every possible fence at once and it if far
    easier to administer than the crazy quilt of programs and
    regulations most people come here under now.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.* Birmingham, AL
    (e) Dear Editor:
    I think history has shown us that under conditions where labor
    regulations and immigration law worked hand in hand to allow a
    flow of "legal" temporary workers to take jobs in an expansion of
    the economy we saw less illegal immigration, and far less
    migration of the nuclear family with the worker. Its far cheaper
    to keep wives and children in the sending home country.* Clamping
    down on the border ignores the reality that nearly 1 in 10
    families now is "mixed status". Families make one trip instead of
    sending just the income earner because its become increasingly
    difficult to safely transit the border. NAFTA and farm subsidies
    have contributed to wholesale gutting of Mexico's economy
    resulting in a pressure on our border that we never had before.
    Interior enforcement efforts have overwhelmingly burdened the
    taxpayer by creating a prison for profit system that simply
    siphons off money that could be better spent elsewhere.
    Enforcement only efforts as a result of lack of Congressional
    action have ignored the problem's complex nature. I'm deeply
    concerned if we have 12 million illegal aliens, we also have 4
    million affected US Citizen children who will be victims. We
    should plan for those individuals who have a future immigration
    benefit via a relationship with a US Citizen nuclear family
    member. Creating a legal channel for mixed status families,
    workers when the economy is expanding, and programs that promote
    economic wellness in key sending countries will go a long way
    towards reducing future flows. We should stop the enforcement
    madness immediately. While we "export democracy" on the one hand
    we increasingly look like a police state, with* the highest per
    capita incarceration rate on the planet. Prison Population
    expanison is not the place we should* "lead the world".
    Sergi Sheplov
    (f) Dear Editor:
    What's wrong with "benefiting" from cheap labor? The nativists
    here should stop buying cheap imports made by near slavery labor
    in Bangladesh, Cambodia or China if they feel they're so noble
    and care about human and labor rights. Ones can't preach to
    others, on something they don't do, it's called as hypocrisy. We
    want to outlaw foreign labor coming here, fine, but shall we make
    laws to make buying imports also as illegal and a "crime"? Laws
    should be made to protect universal justice, equal rights and
    human rights not to serve selfish special interests for selfish
    purposes, such as discouraging open competition, free trades and
    to establish protectionism. Airline tickets won't be cheaper
    without internet and computer technology, and we have to book
    everything ourselves even print our own boarding passes, on the
    downside it means more manual jobs have been outsourced to
    automated system instead. Our lunch and dinner are still
    affordable because they're "illegal" Mexicans dishwashers and
    Chinese cooks to do the jobs for less. We can buy a nice pair of
    jeans and decent laptops because there ones in China and or
    Guatemala are willing to make them for us for much less and we
    save money because they are willing to work for cheap. Since the
    beginning of the humanity, working didn't require "authorization,
    visas, permits and so on", willing employers, willing employees,
    that's about it. Today, we make it much more complicated just
    because of politics of nativism to make self serving individuals
    happy because they know they don't have to earn it by working
    harder or posses more skills over others but rely on their
    politicians to make competition illegal. Shame.
    Robert Yang
    (g) Dear Editor:
    Thank God someone spoke for me, thank you whom ever wrote that
    comment God Bless you (03/09/09 ID). I have seen the faces of
    those families.* It is very sad.* I hope someone from the
    government listens.****
    Rossi LeClaire
    (h) Dear Editor:
    What does ICE stand for? Immigration and custom enforcement (see
    03/09/09 ID comment). Don't you understand that they are supposed
    to chase those who came here illegally out this country, that's
    what exactly the taxpayers paid them for.* These illegals from
    mexico and the rest of the third world have turned more and more
    towns and cities in this country into ghettos and dumps simliar
    those found in mexico, columbia, ...etc...has one not heard about
    the kidnapping cases in phoenix by the latino gangs and drug
    cartels? has one not heard about the tens of thousands of
    innocent american citizens killed by druken drivers, burglers,
    women raped by illegal aliens with long string of rape records?
    and tell me these crimes are not about homeland security?
    Uneducated, illiterate, ignorant people are coming in not only
    abusing public resource like there's no tomorrow, they keep
    having anchor babies after anchor babies and expect the american
    citizens to pay for everything. I welcome anyone to come look at
    how dirty, deafeningly* loud,* run-down and dangerous some part
    of new york that are in the latino neighborhoods. These people
    don't care how they are costing our country billions of dollars
    so they, who broke the law to come here illegally, could enjoy
    the "human rights" at th cost of the law abiding, tax paying
    american citizens.*****
    Chia-Li Sung
    (i) Dear Editor:
    Many anti-immigrant americans complain of undocumented immigrant
    workers accepting low wages thus resulting in unfair competition
    in the job market.* They are even blamed them for the downward
    trend of pay rates to very low levels. Solution?* Regularize
    these workers so they can join the unions. Surely, they'd rather
    have $18/hr instead of $8/hr.* Another complaint is they are
    draining the welfare coffers of the federal government by
    becoming a social burden.* Solution?* Legalize them so they can
    pay ss/medicare and income taxes.* If 10 million undocumented
    workers pay payroll and income taxes and property taxes, that
    would be billions of dollar going into government coffers.
    Terrorists, druggists, smugglers, criminals, be they citizens or
    immigrants have there place in jail.* But hardworking people
    seeking the american dream should be treated with respect and
    dignity.* America is a nation of immigrants.* Even native
    americans have accepted the presence of immigrants in this land.
    But many have forgotten that our ancestors came from other lands
    in search of the american dream.*
    Cornelio Bolayog
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  3. Mar 9 - ICE Endangers America

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 09, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0309.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: ICE Endangers America
    2.  Focus: Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The
        American Mortgage Crisis by Sheila Danzig
        (b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene
        Cooper of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany by
        Kevin R. Johnson
        (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
    4.  News:
        (a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week
        (b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Immigration Law Certificate
        (e) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse
        (b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town
        (c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local
        Testimony
        (d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Trussville, AL
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Jim Roberts
        (d) Bill Glenn
        (e) John Frecker
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    1.  COMMENT
    ICE Endangers America
    ICE is sending terrorists a clear message - its open season on
    America. ICE's raids focus on gardeners and busboys, letting
    terrorists off the hook. While ICE loves to parade press releases
    jeering at the destruction of the families of US Citizen
    children, we are yet to see ICE announce arrests of those
    conspiring to terrorism on US soil. A recent NY Times report
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/us/04raids.html?_r=1
    said "Federal immigration officials had repeatedly told Congress
    that among more than half a million immigrants with outstanding
    deportation orders, they would concentrate on rounding up the
    most threatening - criminals and terrorism suspects. Instead,
    newly available documents show, the agency changed the rules, and
    the program increasingly went after easier targets. A vast
    majority of those arrested had no criminal record, and many had
    no deportation orders against them, either." All this while there
    are clear dangers on American soil that ICE is turning a blind
    eye to. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    http://www.startribune.com/40202352.html?elr=KArksc8P:Pc:Ug8P:Pc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU7DYaGEP7vDEh7PiUs
    recently quoted FBI director Mueller saying "Shirwa Ahmed, the
    first known suicide bomber with U.S. citizenship, apparently was
    indoctrinated in Minnesota." US taxpayers' hard earned money is
    given to ICE to protect our homeland, not to chase dishwashers
    and carpenters. We believe the exact same thing is happening with
    the 287(g) program - local law enforcement, especially in
    communities in the South with long histories of racism, uses
    every excuse (like broken tail lights) to harrass those with the
    wrong skin color - all under the guise of "protecting America".
    Law enforcement resources which should be used in the fight
    against Al Qaeda are instead being used to promote racist ends.
    Other DHS components are not much better. CBP roving teams in the
    Olympic peninsula in Washington state and in Syracuse, NY have
    succeeded in making the lives of many documented and undocumented
    Americans miserable, without advancing one whit the security of
    these United States. Worse, there could well be a terrorist loose
    in Washington state and upstate New York preparing for the next
    9/11 who is the beneficiary of these misguided efforts at CBP
    (not to be outdone, TSA does not accept the matricula consular as
    identification). It is time that these dangerous antics at DHS,
    and especially ICE, were put to an end. We urge Secretary
    Napolitano to heed President Obama's reminder that we are a
    welcoming nation, and stop the shennanigans in her department.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
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    Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
    (CLINIC) features:
    ++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System,
    Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence,
    Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through
    Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility,
    Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And
    Children, & Ethics
    ++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History,
    Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130,
    Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing
    Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage,
    I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions),
    I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or
    Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9)
    (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To
    Reapply For Admission After Deportation
    ++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22
    CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant
    statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS
    memos, public health service documents, etc.
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The American
    Mortgage Crisis
    Sheila Danzig writes "As the American mortgage crisis continues
    to grow with each passing month, a new proposal from the
    educational sector has the potential to significantly relieve
    America's current housing problem while encouraging billions of
    dollars in economic growth."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-danzig.shtm
    http://www.thedegreepeople.com/
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene Cooper
    of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli offers a "few changes that do not require a
    filibuster-proof vote in the Senate."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week
    Congress passed H J Res 38 which extends federal funding by
    means of a Continuing Resolution to March 11, 2009 for those
    programs which were due to expire on March 6, 2009, including
    the EB-5 program and E-Verify.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-HJRes38.pdf
    (b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees
    The Department of State during a press briefing responded to a
    question on Iraqi refugees and resettlement benefits.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-briefing.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
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    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
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    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
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    EOE.
    (c) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse
    Americans can't even agree on the language of the debate - are
    people who live here but don't have the right papers "illegal" or
    "undocumented?"
    (b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town
    Nearly 60 years after young black students took historic steps
    toward desegregation by walking out of their Farmville school to
    protest its deplorable conditions, the small town is once again
    at the center of a social movement.
    (c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local Testimony
    In a movement to press for immigration reform, political and
    religious leaders will hear testimony Saturday about the need to
    keep families together.
    (d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road
    President Obama has clearly drifted to the center, even if
    neither the right nor the left wants to acknowledge it.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,03009.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
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    March 10, 2009, 8:30-3:30pm - The International Civitan Club of
    Metro Birmingham and USCIS cordially invite you to attend its
    first citizen training seminar. Learn about the variety of study
    resources available from the Office of Citizenship available to
    teachers, volunteers, and the immigrant community. Seats are
    limited. Send a RSVP to jhernan@charter.net or call 205-266-4979.
    This is a free event, $5.00 contribution required for lunch.
    Courtyard Marriott Trussville, 3665 Roosevelt Blvd., Trussville,
    AL 35235. 205-661-2280.
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    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 John Shorkey's letter on 3/4/09 ID, his letter stated
    that the cop in Chula Vista may be doing people a favor because
    they are eligible to apply for cancellation of removal. Given
    that the current approval rates for cancellation cases is
    currently around 5% I can hardly say that anyone is being done a
    favor by being put in removal proceedings.
    Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The issue of "traffic deportations" raises the central question
    whether America is willing to turn itself into a police state in
    order to make it easier to lock up and deport minority
    immigrants. The problem with this strategy is that the
    demographic change that immigrant-haters dread more than anything
    else, namely loss of white majority status, will continue to
    happen anyway, through legal immigration or otherwise. No matter
    how many King Canutes we deputize as local immigration officers,
    the waves are not going to turn back. The same issue is involved
    in the recent courageous New York Times editorial, which should
    be required reading for everyone who cares about a fair
    immigration system, condemning the government's inhuman (and
    ineffective) workplace raids. Jim Roberts' March 5 letter claims
    that my letters are losing "'credibility"', something that I am
    not aware that any of Mr. Roberts' letters has ever recognized in
    any of mine, because my letters point out that President Obama is
    a US citizen, something that is obvious to everyone on this
    planet except, apparently, Mr. Roberts.  As for his letters'
    fantasy that a slew of documents will eventually come to light
    "proving" that President Obama was born outside the US, some
    people will probably still be writing letters making this claim
    in 2057, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Dred Scott
    decision, which was overruled by the 14th Amendment almost 150
    years ago, but whose spirit still lives on in Mr. Roberts's
    letters.
    Roger Algase, Esq.    New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    From Obama's book: "The Audacity of Hope", the Online dictionary
    defines "audacity" as: "fearless, daring, bold, insolent,
    heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence or
    propriety". Certainly, one who would attempt to dupe US about his
    qualifications would be those things. But entry enthusiasts, in
    general, share these traits, particularly the aversion of
    "restraints" as in the Rule of Law and enforcement. They come up
    with endless, specious arguments to support their shaky, baseless
    claims and disrespect for entry laws as typified in the C.
    Jimenez article: "The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform"
    (3/6/09 ID). As even a stopped clock is right twice a day. the
    deficient article does admit which most of US already know, that:
    "As long as a cheap, compliant pool of undocumented labor is
    available, employers have every reason to take advantage of the
    situation, keeping wages as low as possible". This truism
    contradicts the letter of R. Gittelson (3/5/09 ID) which attempts
    to place a mantle of "nobility" upon the shameless, exploitation
    of compliant, foreign labor in the modern equivalent of the
    plantation system.  The "parasitism" is on both sides. Business
    takes advantage of foreign labor while the latter does the same
    with government benefits at taxpayer expense. It is the RG letter
    that ignores the facts, fears reality and exploits race.  To
    distort my letter by equating "private bail-bondsmen" with
    criminal "coyotes" is absurd. We need a new book: "The Audacity
    of Hype". The movie could just be titled: "Audacity".
    Obamatrons would get in free.  These won't accept real reform
    when handed to them on a silver platter -- Only the Kool Aid.
    Jim Roberts
    (d) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's thoughtful letters often point out  "inconvenient
    truths" and, as I recall, have challenged readers on other
    occasions   to come up with something more substantial than
    complaints.  I don't   recall any responses offering workable
    plans.  The solution championed   by many seems to be CIR, which
    has become simply a euphemism for   amnesty.  It's neither
    comprehensive nor is it a reform since we have   had de facto
    amnesty through a lack of effective enforcement since   IRCA in
    1986.  If you recall, that disaster was passed on the promise
    of workplace enforcement, which was never more than a token
    gesture.    Illegal immigration is encouraged by the availability
    of jobs.  The   only effective means of controlling illegal
    immigration is not at the   border itself, but rather through
    interior enforcement.  By this I do   not mean massive headline-
    grabbing workplace raids, but simply   applying the laws already
    existing for employers to comply with worker   authorization.
    The main opposition to such measures are those   benefitting from
    cheap, exploitable labor.  Being in an illegal status   is all
    that is needed to keep that workforce in peonage.  Legalizing
    would only create openings for more unauthorized workers, of
    which   there is an unending abundance waiting for the
    opportunity.  Mr   Murray's letters offer an interesting
    opportunity for rational answers, if any.
    Bill Glenn
    (e) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's (3/5/09 ID) letter was well said (written).
    Instead of spending so much time trying to convince each other of
    the error of our ways, let's talk about the problems with
    immigration and what we should do about them. Neither "side" of
    this debate is going to get everything it wants; the sooner we
    try to reach some kind of compromise the better. If we can't
    reach a compromise, there's no reason to think that things will
    improve. To date, neither "side" has been able to impose its will
    on the other, and it seems unlikely that will happen in the
    future.
    John Frecker
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  4. Mar 6 - Rich Talent Pool

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 6, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0306.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Rich Talent Pool
    2.  Focus: Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For
        Winning Cases
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform by Cristina
        Jimenez
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Rafael Reynosa Suarez of Mexico,
        Sergio R. Diaz Varela of Mexico, and David Jimenez Almazan of
        Mexico by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS On FBI Name Check Backlogs
        (b) USCIS Adds Passport Data To E-Verify System
        (c)DOS Cable On 2009 Poverty Guidelines
    5.  Classifieds:
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        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) J-1 Visa Program
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Who is Running Immigration?
        (b) Fortune 500 Immigration
        (c) Panel Calls For More Scrutiny Of ICE Program
        (d) Hispanic Enrollment In Schools, Colleges Rising
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Appointment
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) John E. Shorkey, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Dave Anderson
        (d) Sam
        (e) Enrique Olivares
        (f) Robert Yang
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    Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases
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    ++Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal
    Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
    ++Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform
    Cristina Jimenez writes "By ignoring the role of immigration
    policy in our economic situation, Americans are actually hurting
    themselves."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0306-jimenez.shtm
    http://www.drummajorinstitute.org/staff.php#CristinaJimenez
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "We are
    currently experiencing a devastating situation with the USCIS
    Service Centers."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0306-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Rafael Reynosa Suarez of Mexico,
    Sergio R. Diaz Varela of Mexico, and David Jimenez Almazan of
    Mexico
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0306-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS On FBI Name Check Backlogs
    USCIS announced that, working in close partnership with the
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the backlog for FBI name
    checks pending more than six months has been eliminated.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0306-namechecks.pdf
    (b) USCIS Adds Passport Data To E-Verify System
    USCIS announced that it has incorporated Department of State
    passport data into the E-Verify employment authorization program.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0306-everify.pdf
    (c) DOS Cable On 2009 Poverty Guidelines
    DOS sent a cable to all consular posts asking them to start using
    2009 poverty guidelines in calculating levels of income and
    assets that immigrant visa petitioners and joint sponsors must
    demonstrate on Forms I-864 or Forms I-864EZ Affidavit of Support
    submitted on or after March 1, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0306-dos.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
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    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
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    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
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    EOE.
    (c) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Who is Running Immigration?
    Let them show it by ending the raids and Sheriff Arpaio's abuses.
    (b) Fortune 500 Immigration
    Would people favor immigration if they knew how many of our
    biggest companies exist because of it?
    (c) Panel Calls For More Scrutiny Of ICE Program
    Several members of a key U.S. House committee called for greater
    oversight of a controversial federal program that allows local
    law enforcement to detain suspected illegal immigrants, citing a
    recent report that questioned its effectiveness.
    (d) Hispanic Enrollment In Schools, Colleges Rising
    Roughly one-fourth of the nation's kindergartners are Hispanic,
    evidence of an accelerating trend that now will see minority
    children become the majority by 2023.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0306.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) New Appointment
    Secretary Hilda Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor on
    February 24, 2009. Prior to confirmation as Secretary of Labor,
    Secretary Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District, a
    position she held from 2001 - 2009. For more info see here:
    http://www.dol.gov/_sec/welcome.htm.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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 ID comment on Traffic Deportations (03/05/09 ID): Here
    in Chula Vista, CA, 5 miles north of Tijuana, there are lots of
    undocumented aliens driving cars. Normally, they are safe
    drivers, because they do not want to draw attention to
    themselves, as they have families here who need them. There is a
    Mexican-American cop, though, who looks for them and stops them.
    He cites them for driving without a license, insurance, etc.,
    impounds the car, and calls "La Migra," if he knows or even
    suspects that they are undocumented. I'm guessing that he doesn't
    stop a lot of Gringo-looking folks. Reportedly, he's quite
    arrogant and rude, also. So, the government gets the car, the
    family has to pay the onerous rip-off towing and storage fees,
    and the alien gets to go into removal proceedings.     Little
    does this Latino cop know, but he may be doing our illegals a
    favor. A good percentage of our illegal aliens have been here for
    a long time, have US Citizen kids, have always worked, have never
    committed a crime, and are eligible for cancellation of removal.
    They normally have no other way to immigrate, until the US
    citizen kids grow up. It's a difficult and expensive path to have
    to take, but it's a shot, and it's the only way sometimes.
    John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    A pro-illegal alien editorial in the March 3rd New York Times
    criticizes Bush Administration immigration raids and questions
    who in the Obama Administration is in charge of immigration.
    Pleading for an end to ICE's law enforcement efforts, the
    editorial claims it is a war without a plan and that the country
    is not now a better place, acusing sheriff Joe Arpaio of brutally
    misusing his powers and terrorizing Latino neighborhoods under
    the auspices of INA 287(g). The editorial says, "Americans who
    might applaud any crackdown on illegal immigrants, particularly
    in a recession, should know that scattershot raids and rampaging
    sheriffs are not the answer. The idea that enforcement alone will
    eliminate the underground economy is a great delusion... no
    conceivable regime of raids will wrench 12 million illegal
    immigrants from their jobs and homes."  I say it is time for
    action, not the rehashing and restating of ideas about
    globalization, discrimination and anti-immigration rhetoric that
    at the end of the day offer no solutions. It is time to propose
    how to end the blatant violation of US immigration law over the
    past three decades and offer solid suggestions that can be turned
    into law which will benefit Americans, rather than certain
    special interest group minorities.  It is time to stop whining
    about the immigration problem, instead of offering solutions.  I
    challenge the readers of Immigration Daily to put on their
    collective thinking caps and, (1) explain exactly why, in this
    period of devastating recession and rampant layoffs, Americans,
    to whom jobs is so important right now, should support an end to
    workplace enforcement, (2) explain why they believe workers
    displaced by the ICE raids will not be replaced by laid off
    American workers, and (3) offer a plan to stop future illegal
    immigration, whether or not "CIR" is passed into law.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment on Traffic Deportations (03/05/09 ID): Add
    Hall County, Ga. to the list of places where the sheriff is using
    any excuse to deport people. Any excuse to stop a driver is good
    as what they want to find is someone with no license. Some have
    claimed passengers are also asked for documentation and arrested
    and deported if they have none.
    Dave Anderson                 Gainesville, GA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment on Traffic Deportations (03/05/09 ID): In
    United States, there are a lot of poeple who are involved in
    major crime like murder or rob.  As per my understadning, people
    who have some minor traffic violations are not supposed to get
    deported on humanitarian grounds. Atleast they should be given a
    chance.
    Sam
    (e) Dear Editor:
    In reference to the discussion about the visa waiver program's
    purported racism, I'd be curious to know if the Dominican
    Republic offers more relaxed regulations for Swiss tourists than
    it does for Nigerian holidaymakers.  If so, according to the
    reasoning of some letters, would this be considered a racist
    policy per se, as it apparently is by some in the US.
    Enrique Olivares
    (f) Dear Editor:
    Any disputes about BO's citizenship is too late now. No Democrat
    challengers nor the Republicans trying to point out on this issue
    openly much earlier. And maybe the majority of Americans got
    tired of "native" white Presidents who messed up the economy and
    this country and gave a non white "possible illegal alien" a
    chance instead, to be honest, I will vote an illegal alien as US
    president if he can do much better job than Bush if possible. I
    have a principle that anyone that have the merits, skills and
    capabilities shall be rewarded with decent compensation and
    opportunities and he deserves the chance to get the best and to
    be the best, regardless of his geographical location,
    citizenship, color, creeds, faiths, gender and race. I don't
    believe in nativism and protectionism, that ones should be
    treated specially and deserve on certain entitlements over other
    fellow human beings just because being born as Americans. My
    suggestion on putting bonds or guarantor system on visa issuance
    and compliance is only a common sense suggestion. We can't expect
    our over burdened consuls to really look and judge objectively on
    visa applicants eligibility to  secure visitor visas.  Today,
    many Chinese and Indians have more money than white but broke
    British or Icelandians, broke guys will likely to work here
    illegally, won't they?
    Robert Yang
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  5. Mar 5 - Traffic Deportations

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 5, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0305.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Traffic Deportations
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Options For Health Care
        Professionals
    3.  Articles:
        (a) AAO Rules That MBBS Degree Qualifies Under The
        Employment-Based Second Preference by Cyrus D. Mehta
        (b) Sweatshops: Look For The INS Label by Wendy McElroy for
        the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) Supremes Ask BIA To Address Ambiguity Re Involuntary
        Persectution
        (b) Neufeld Memo On Background Checks
        (c) DHS On Stimulus Act Funding
        (d) Texas AG On Constitutionality Of Proposed State
        Legislation
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Immigration Law Certificate
        (e) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Supreme Court Rules For Eritrean Asylum Seeker
        (b) Tighter U.S. Oversight Comes To H-1B Visa Program
        (c) Why Highly Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving The US
        (d) Has Obama Forgotten Immigration?
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert Gittelson
        (b) Jim Roberts
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Traffic Deportations
    The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/us/04immigrants.html?ref=politics
    reports that the Government Accountability Office is releasing a
    report questioning the effectiveness of the federal program that
    deputizes local police officers as immigration agents.   "The
    government has failed to determine how many of the thousands of
    people deported under the program were the kind of violent felons
    it was devised to root out. Some law enforcement agencies had
    used the program to deport immigrants 'who have committed minor
    crimes, such as carrying an open container of alcohol,' the
    report said, and at least four agencies referred minor traffic
    offenders for deportation."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
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    ++ Training: J-1, H-1B, F-1 OPT; and O-1
    ++ Working:  H-1B and O-1
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    ++ Special Considerations for Canadian Physicians
    ++ Legislative Horizon
    THIRD Phone Session on May 7: Nurses and Allied Health Care
    Professionals
    ++ Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
    ++ NIVs for Allied Health Professionals
    ++ DOS Final Rule on Visa Screen
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    ++ Schedule A & Retrogression
    ++ Legislative Horizon
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) AAO Rules That MBBS Degree Qualifies Under The Employment-
    Based Second Preference
    Cyrus D. Mehta writes "The AAO reasoned that since the MBBS
    degree did indeed equate to an M.D. degree, the beneficiary met
    the requirements of the labor certification, which required an
    M.D. degree or a foreign equivalent to a US medical degree."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0305-mehta.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/
    (b) Sweatshops: Look For The INS Label
    Wendy McElroy for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "The nineteenth-century phenomenon of sweatshops is re-emerging
    as an important 21st-century issue for American labor and
    business."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0305-mcelroy.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "American jobs are NOT protected by
    protectionism."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0305-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Supremes Ask BIA To Address Ambiguity Re Involuntary
    Persectution
    In Negusie v. Holder (No. 07-499, Supreme Court, March 3, 2009)
    the Court held that "[a]s there is substance both to petitioner's
    contention that involuntary acts cannot implicate the persecutor
    bar because "persecution" presumes moral blameworthiness, and to
    the Government's argument that the question at issue is answered
    by the statute's failure to provide an exception for coerced
    conduct, it must be concluded that the INA has an ambiguity that
    the BIA should address in the first instance. Fedorenko, which
    addressed a different statute enacted for a different purpose,
    does not control the BIA's interpretation of this persecutor
    bar."
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-supremecourt.pdf
    (b) Neufeld Memo On Background Checks
    Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations,
    USCIS, issued a memo updating National Security Adjudication and
    Reporting Requirements.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-neufeld.pdf
    (c) DHS On Stimulus Act Funding
    DHS released some details of the projects being funded by the
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-dhs.shtm
    (d) Texas AG On Constitutionality Of Proposed State Legislation
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott published an opinion upholding
    the constitutionality of a proposed state law that would provide
    for the suspension or revocation of the business license of
    employers of undocumented aliens.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-texas.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Supreme Court Rules For Eritrean Asylum Seeker
    If an asylum-seeking refugee persecuted someone overseas, U.S.
    government officials deciding their fate can consider whether the
    refugee was coerced to participate, the Supreme Court rule on
    Tuesday.
    (b) Tighter U.S. Oversight Comes To H-1B Visa Program
    As federal officers raid alleged abusers, tech employers worry
    they'll run short of skilled foreign workers, especially in
    stimulus sectors.
    (c) Why Highly Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving The US
    Immigrants from countries like China and India helped launch many
    of the high-growth ventures in the U.S. in recent years. But that
    appears to be changing, and now many highly skilled immigrants
    return to their home countries after pursuing an education in the
    U.S.
    (d) Has Obama Forgotten Immigration?
    In his $3.6 trillion budget, President Barack Obama is not shy
    about promising reforms across the federal government. Except in
    the area that remains a symbol of government failure:
    immigration.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0305.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
    Friday, March 27 - Institute for the Study of International
    Migration  presents 'How Many and Which Migrants Leave?
    Estimating the Unknown and Why it Matters' by Jonathan A.
    Schwabish and Paul R. Cullinan. For more info and to rsvp, see
    here:
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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:
    Even if the letter of Jim Roberts, (03/03/09 ID), makes
    inflammatory statements to possibly get a rise out of it's
    readers, I still can't let certain statements stand. First, when
    the letter demeaningly objectifies undocumented economic refugees
    as "parasites," the letter goes too far. These are predominately
    hard working, honest, and religious people that are trying to
    pursue the American Dream, and attempting to make a better life
    for themselves and their families. Many people recognize a
    certain nobility in their cause. They  only ask for hard work,
    and then do it. There is not one thing that is parasitic in their
    intentions or deeds. For the letter to intentionally and
    shamefully attempt to scapegoat our financial woes onto the backs
    of these people, shows a particularly insidious ignorance of the
    facts, and an intention to fear-monger and race-bait.
    Furthermore, the letters of Jim Roberts have often attempted to
    conflate the letter's personal views with patriotism. I was
    brought up to believe that is was patriotic to vote for whichever
    Presidential candidate that you believed in, but that once the
    President was elected, you stood behind and respected the office
    of that President whether you voted for them or not. I believe
    that it is extremely un-patriotic, and akin to flag burning, to
    demean the stature of our President, as does the letter of Jim
    Roberts, by calling him an "illegal alien President". Finally, as
    to the letter's notion that  our immigration system would somehow
    be better served through the implementation of "private bail-
    bondsmen," I would point out that many would equate the "coyotes"
    with "private bail-bondsmen." I don't think that we want to be in
    business with "private coyotes". I believe that we need to make
    our immigration system more secure, efficient, and particularly
    humane.
    Robert Gittelson
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The letters of R. Algase continue to lose credibility with the
    latest outrageous offering of (03/04/09 ID) where the letter's
    fantasy "logic" tries to rewrite my letter (03/03/09 ID)
    regarding  "our first illegal alien 'president'".  In a straight
    forward article by J.R. Dieckmann - "The Hypocrite Who Hijacked
    Air Force 1", writes:  "With absolutely no evidence that this man
    is even an American citizen, let alone a natural born one - and
    [there are] mounds of evidence that he is not - and therefore not
    qualified to hold the office of president, we must consider his
    almost daily excursions on Air Force 1 nothing less than a
    hijacking of the most expensive airliner in the world". The
    article further lists the items that BO has hired 3 law firms and
    spent hundreds of thousands in legal fees to obstruct
    examination:  Original vault copy birth certificate, Obama Dunham
    marriage license, Soetoro Dunham marriage license, Soetoro
    adoption records, Punahou School records, Original unaltered
    Selective Service Registration,  Passport(Pakistan), Indonesian
    citizenship records, Student Visa records upon returning to the
    US,  Records of reinstatement of US citizenship (if any exist),
    Occidental College records, Columbia College records, Harvard
    College records and medical records".  In the event that any
    objected to my use of the term "parasite" in the letter regarding
    illegals, the Wikipedia definition would seem to be appropriate:
    "Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between two
    different organisms where one organism, the parasite, takes from
    the host, sometimes for a prolonged time".
    Jim Roberts
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