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  1. Feb 9 - Share Your Professional News

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 9, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Share Your Professional News
    2.  Focus: THE PERM BOOK, 2008-2009 Edition, Shipping Now
    3.  Articles:
        (a)The Use and Abuse of Immigration Authority As A
        Counterterrorism Tool:  Constitutional And Policy
        Considerations: Constitutional And Policy Considerations by
        David Cole and Linda Bosniak for the Constitution Project
        (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Hiroshi Motomura of Japan, David
        Ortiz of Dominican Republic, and Plácido Domingo of Spain by
        Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) ICE Releases Updated SEVP List
        (b) ICE Releases Latest SEVIS Newsletter Issue
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
        (d) Website Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Bucks Woman Gets Jail In Immigration-Fraud Scheme
        (b) Gillibrand Backpedaling On Immigration
        (c) Business Books: Only Immigration Can Save America, Author
        Says
        (d) Weekly Immigration Wire: Abuses Rampant in US Detention
        Centers
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Universal City, CA
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Steve Cedillos
        (c) Maura Freeman
        (d) Jim Roberts
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    1.  COMMENT
    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.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    THE PERM BOOK, 2008-2009 Edition, Shipping Now
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce THE PERM BOOK, 2008-2009 Edition
    is shipping now. The 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
    of Columbia,US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico)
    PART IX: PERM RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
    A. SOC Structure
    B. SOC Definitions
    C. SOC 2006 Changes
    D. Background On Development Of Appendix A
    E. Stratifying Occupational Units By SVP
    F. NAICS 2002 Codes And Titles
    G. NAICS Codes And Titles - 2007 Revisions
    H. Latest OES Wage Data - MDB file
    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
    M. Darby v. Cisneros
    N. Lawyers Guide To 212(a)(5)(A) By Gary Endelman
    O. BALCA Hearing Procedures
    P. BALCA En Banc Cases From 1987
    Q. Occupational Projections And Training Data
    R. Occupational Outlook Handbook
    S. Federal Register Notices On PERM
    T. Prevailing Wage Determination Policy Guidance
    U. What DOL Told OMB About PERM By Jay Solomon
    V. ETA Forms Old And New
    ++New ETA Form 9089 and Instructions, Application for Permanent
    Employment Certification
    ++Old ETA Form 9089, Application for Permanent Employment
    Certification
    ++Old ETA Form 9089,  Instructions
    ++Old ETA Form 9089 Electronic Filing Instructions
    ++ETA Form 750A
    ++ETA Form 750B
    ++ETA Form 750 A and B, Instructions
    For more info or to place your order, please see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/thepermbook.shtm
    For the fax document, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/thepermbook.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Use and Abuse of Immigration Authority As A
    Counterterrorism Tool: Constitutional And Policy Considerations:
    Constitutional And Policy Considerations
    David Cole and Linda Bosniak for the Constitution Project write
    "We would do far better to work on developing positive ties with
    Arab and Muslim communities here and throughout the world, while
    targeting our enforcement measures at foreign nationals who
    actually pose a threat of terrorist activity based on
    individualized objective criteria."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0209-cole.pdf
    http://www.constitutionproject.org
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "I write instead to decry two other
    quotas, one alleged and the other well established, both
    involving the enforcement side of the immigration house."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0209-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Hiroshi Motomura of Japan, David Ortiz
    of Dominican Republic, and Plácido Domingo of Spain
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0209-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) ICE Releases Updated SEVP List
    ICE released an updated version of its Student and Exchange
    Visitor Program list as of January 27, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0209-SEVP.pdf
    (b) ICE Releases Latest SEVIS Newsletter Issue
    ICE released the October 2008 issue of its newsletter.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0209-SEVISOct08.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
    to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
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    families' lives? If you do, come join us at Microsoft as a US
    Immigration Attorney. We are a diverse and global company that
    makes a significant positive impact on 600 million plus customers
    worldwide. The Microsoft Corporation Legal & Corporate Affairs
    Global Migration department plays an integral role in helping
    hiring managers and recruiters hire and on board the best and
    brightest. If you are ready to make a difference and learn and
    grow in the US Immigration arena, we offer an opportunity like no
    other. This position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6
    years experience in all NIV business visas, labor certifications,
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    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Los Angeles, CA- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney for Associate Regional Counsel position,
    USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not
    limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to
    local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving
    immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and
    deportability grounds, and national security. 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-2009-0002 at
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    Preference is given to applicants with immigration law
    experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent
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    Counsel at mailto:Kelli.Duehning@dhs.gov. Must be received by
    close of business, Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Position is at the
    GS-13/14/15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation
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    (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and
    translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
    (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
    educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
    experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Bucks Woman Gets Jail In Immigration-Fraud Scheme
    A Holland, Bucks County, woman was sentenced today to one year
    and one day in prison for her role in a massive immigration-fraud
    scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
    (b) Gillibrand Backpedaling On Immigration
    Now the junior senator has not only backed of her sanctuary city
    stance, she's vowed to advocate pro-immigration legislation.
    (c) Business Books: Only Immigration Can Save America, Author
    Says
    The United States must embrace immigration with open arms or risk
    going the way of over-indebted empires like Britain and Rome,
    according to a provocative new book.
    (d) Weekly Immigration Wire: Abuses Rampant in US Detention
    Centers
    In political circles, we sometimes use the phrase "police state,"
    to describe losses of civil liberties or the encroachment of
    penal processes into our lives.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0209.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm. To feature your
    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.
    (a) Immigration Event - Universal City, CA
    Global Immigration Law Group will be hosting a seminar discussing
    the Alberta Canada Permanent Residency Program for H-1B Holders
    and other types of Canadian immigration on February 7, 2009, from
    9:30am - 12pm, at the Hilton, Universal City (next to Universal
    Studios). The address is 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal
    City, California 91608. The number is 1-818-506-2500. Parking
    with validation is $9. Costs for the seminar are $30 per person.
    Please RSVP ahead of time so that we will have materials prepared
    for you. Space is limited. Registration and payment is accepted
    at http://www.InvestImmigrationLaw.com
    ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    I stand corrected by Jim Roberts' (02/06/09 ID) letter concerning
    the use of the term "illegal aliens" in the INA. In this case,
    his letter did its homework better than mine did. Unfortunately,
    I cannot say the same for his letter's insistence that there is
    distinction between a "natural born citizen of the US" in Article
    2 of the Constitution and a citizen by birth in the US under the
    14th Amendment. I will give Mr. Roberts' letter credit for making
    an ingenious argument, as others have also done in this regard. I
    also think that my letters' comments about Justice Scalia's
    opinion in the recent gun control case are pretty ingenious. But
    in the light of the 110 year old Supreme Court case of US v. Wong
    Kim Ark that so many of my letters have mentioned, Mr. Roberts'
    letter's views on the issue of who is a natural born citizen of
    the US are not the law, any more than my letters' arguments
    against Justice Scalia's gun control majority opinion are the
    law. It is high time to move on to the next topic.
    Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    FAIR, CIS, and NumbersUSA are just an example of the racist
    organizations lobbying Congress under the guise of immigration
    reform (see 02/06/09 ID comment). John Tanton's nativist views
    should not be promulgated in any way, shape, form or fashion and
    yet Congressional members are doing just that by affiliating with
    the above-named organizations. Every effort should be made to
    make public the names of those members of Congress who support
    these groups so that there constituents and the public can know
    where their sympathies lay. There is no place in America for
    anyone who thinks that a European-American majority is required
    to maintain American culture. Again, may I remind all readers
    that not so long ago,  Germans, Irish, and Italians were not
    welcomed in this country. So much for your European-American
    majority if the predjudices of those times had been allowed to
    hold sway.
    Steve Cedillos
    (c) Dear Editor:
    In his zeal to create a more dramatic analogy Murray's letter
    (02/09/09 ID) suggests our undocumented workers are a putting us
    at risk for anarchy. As has been discussed by previous ID
    letters, a large component of this problem with regard to our
    Southern border is lack of respect for the families that contain
    both US Citizens and undocumented. The issue of business owners
    need for various types of workers is also a popular topic. It's
    really a question of who issued the ticket not if one exisits.
    (except criminal aliens) I have extremely conflicted feelings
    about the right of the government to restrict a citizens access
    to family members and labor. Just because a law is on the books
    does not make it fair, just or constitutional. Hopefully with
    time and a new administration "policy" will change and a more
    reasoned tone will prevail. I'm not sure "sovereignty"  fits in
    the discussion.  Its not a "nation" specifically that is
    disputing our laws its a large number of individuals seeking
    refuge in an economic disaster. It seems when a citizen is harmed
    by the law in bizzare and unforseeable ways, it should be fixed.
    Its interesting to think about though since a stowaway really
    isn't "harming"  the ship owner beyond the uncollected fare. It
    doesn't harm the other passengers in any tangible way, he is
    simply catching a ride. Would the punishment of cutting off his
    feet or encarcerating restore the ship owner? I think not. The
    only way to restore the ship owner is to make him pay his fare.
    Isn't our concept of punishment, restoration and who is being
    harmed in these matters distorted? What workable solution do you
    offer? We certainly cannot feed the anchor babies to the lions as
    some of letterwriters would have us do to prove our sovereign
    status.
    Maura Freeman
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID's Comment (2/6/09), "Nativist Lobby", is the
    complaint then that the restrictionist message movement is too
    organized, effective and well received? Is not what these groups
    are doing is what ID and others do on the opposite end of the
    spectrum?  If the former are are examples of "intolerance", are
    the latter groups then guilty of tolerating anything to the
    detriment of all of US?  Is Dr. Tanton's publishing company a
    "racist" one or simply a publishing company?  Is it then the goal
    of entry enthusiasts to not: "maintain American culture" nor "a
    European-American majority"? If so, why, and what are the motives
    for doing so? Is it not racist or worse  to approve or not
    criticize other ethnic groups for pursuing their cultural
    interests while marginalizing these groups that promote prudent
    policies for US? Yesterday's letters by Roger Algase, Esq., David
    D. Murray, Esq., and others demonstrates which view advocates the
    preservation of the rule of law and culture for US and which one
    does not.  For the benefit of those needing further explanation,
    my usage of the "Heil Hitler" salute in my letter of Feb. 5th was
    to note the similarities of attempts to limit free speech. The
    Titanic did not go down because "engineers proclaimed she was
    unsinkable" (Letter of M. Freedman - 2/5/09 ID) but because the
    limited amount of water that had supported the ship became an
    overwhelming flood of uncontrolled water that defeated her design
    or carrying capacity when containment (enforcement) was
    compromised.  The false attitude that the ship was unsinkable
    certainly contributed to the lax policies leading to the tragedy.
    Jim Roberts
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  2. Feb 6 - Nativist Lobby

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    February 6, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Nativist Lobby
    2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Real Immigration Reform Needs Real Temporary Worker
        Program by James Jay Carafano
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: David Ngaruri Kenney of Kenya, Ben
        Ferencz of Transylvania, and Frank Oz of United Kingdom by
        Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Reminder On Expiration Of Non-Minister Religious
        Worker Program
        (b) USCIS Urges H-2A and H-2B Petitioners To Use New Form
        I-129
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    6.  Headlines:
        (a) The Top Three Anti-Immigration Groups Share Extremist
        Roots
        (b) Report - Immigration Enforcement Raised Quota, Raided
        Non-Criminals
        (c) Gillibrand Backpedaling On Immigration
        (d) Obama's Labor Secretary Pick Backs Enforcement
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Robert Yang
        (d) Maura Freedman
        (e) Jim Roberts
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    1.  COMMENT
    Nativist Lobby
    The Huffington Post
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-potok/the-dirty-secret-behind-t_b_163976.html
    reports "These supposedly independent groups - the Federation for
    Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies
    (CIS) and NumbersUSA - enjoy a great degree of credibility among
    the media and many prominent members of Congress. They shouldn't.
    In reality, they are part of a network conceived by John Tanton,
    a man who has been at the heart of the white nationalist movement
    for decades.  The Southern Poverty Law Center has just released a
    new report that examines the roots of these organizations and
    their longstanding ties to racist extremists.  Our report, The
    Nativist Lobby: Three Faces of Intolerance, describes how FAIR,
    NumbersUSA and CIS were founded and funded by Tanton, a retired
    Michigan ophthalmologist who operates a racist publishing company
    and has written that to maintain American culture, "a European-
    American majority" is required.  "
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The Nurse Immigration Book
    The table of contents of this definitive work is as follows:
    I.  FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock
    II.  PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE:
    ++H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
    ++TN Status For Nurses By Christopher Wendt
    ++Practice Pointers for Presenting TN Applications By Leslie
    Holman
    ++An Outline Of A Typical Nurse Case, Including Consular
    Processing By Joseph Curran
    ++Adjustment Of Status For Professional Nurses By Sylvia Boecker
    ++Building International Bridges By Commission On Graduates Of
    Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
    ++Tips For Staffing Companies In Planning Their Posting
    Strategies By Ronald Nair
    ++Licensure: US State Licenses For International Nurses By
    Patrick Curran
    ++Immigration Basics For Allied Professional Healthcare Workers
    By Christopher Musillo
    ++Managing Or Achieving Expectations: The Key To Success By
    Michael Hammond
    III.  UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS:
    ++Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran
    ++The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman
    ++Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of America's Nursing
    Shortage By Stuart Anderson
    ++Aiding And Abetting - Nursing Crises At Home And Abroad By
    Sreekanth Chagaturu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
    ++US Visa Policy Competition For International Scholars,
    Scientists And Skilled Workers By Phyllis Farrell Norman
    ++Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later
    Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and
    Douglas Staiger
    IV.  RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES:
    ++The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma
    ++Recruitment Of Workers In The Philippines: Playing Ball
    With The POEA By Ronald Nair
    ++Successful International Nurse Recruiting By C. Philip Slaton
    ++Nurse Assimilation By Yvette Mooney
    ++Hospitals' Responses To Nurse Staffing Shortages By Jessica May,
    Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
    ++Nurse Perspectives Of The Migration Experience By Mariah
    Rutherford-Olds
    V.  AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration
    By James David Acoba
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Real Immigration Reform Needs Real Temporary Worker Program
    James Jay Carafano writes "Temporary worker programs should be
    designed not as a substitute for amnesty, but to fill important
    niches in the national work?force, allowing employers the
    employees they need to help grow the economy and create more jobs
    for Americans."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0206-carafano.shtm
    http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/jamescarafano.cfm
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest
    entries as of February 2, 2009 on his immigration law and policy
    blog.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0206-hammond.shtm
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    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: David Ngaruri Kenney of Kenya, Ben
    Ferencz of Transylvania, and Frank Oz of United Kingdom
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0206-johnson.shtm
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    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Reminder On Expiration Of Non-Minister Religious Worker
    Program
    USCIS reminded its customers that authorization for the non-
    minister special immigrant religious worker program will expire
    on March 6, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0206-religious.pdf
    (b) USCIS Urges H-2A and H-2B Petitioners To Use New Form I-129
    USCIS reminded petitioners who participate in the H-2A
    agricultural temporary worker program and the H-2B
    nonagricultural temporary worker program to use the new Form
    I-129, "Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker," which contains the H
    Classification Supplement.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0206-i129.pdf
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) The Top Three Anti-Immigration Groups Share Extremist Roots
    A nasty web of racism lies behind three D.C. organizations that
    work against immigration reform.
    (b) Report - Immigration Enforcement Raised Quota, Raided Non-
    Criminals
    Attorney Peter Markowitz says the memos show in 2006, ICE raised
    its quota from 125 to 1,000 arrests per year for dozens of its
    fugitive operation teams, and eliminated a requirement that 75
    percent of those arrested be criminals.
    (c) Gillibrand Backpedaling On Immigration
    As a member of Congress, Kirsten Gillibrand voted in favor of
    penalties for "sanctuary cities" like New York that don't enforce
    immigration laws. But her ascension to the U.S. Senate has
    miraculously inspired a change of heart.
    (d) Obama's Labor Secretary Pick Backs Enforcement
    President Obama's pick for secretary of labor, Rep. Hilda Solis,
    could help shape a new approach to immigration control that
    emphasizes the robust enforcement of labor laws.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0206.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
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    the Alberta Canada Permanent Residency Program for H-1B Holders
    and other types of Canadian immigration on February 7, 2009, from
    9:30am - 12pm, at the Hilton, Universal City (next to Universal
    Studios). The address is 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal
    City, California 91608. The number is 1-818-506-2500. Parking
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    I agree with Maura Freedman's letter (2/5/09 ID). One could say
    that our immigration system is sinking because it has run into an
    ICE-berg of punitive enforcement. With regard the comment: "Heil
    Hitler" in Jim Roberts' letter (2/5/09 ID), I am not sure exactly
    what that is supposed to mean, unless it is intended to sum up
    the letter's views on immigration and a multi-ethnic society.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                
    New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    In her zeal to provide "decent and humane treatment of the
    undocumented in our midst ..." Maura Freedman's letter (2/5/09
    ID) seems to forget that the "undocumented" do not have a ticket
    to board the ship.  It is not that they are second class, it's
    that they have no cabin under the law, yet seek a birth on the
    ship of state without fair recompense to the shipping company,
    demanding lifeboats the same as would be provided a paying
    passenger.  As I have said many times, (with the exception of
    refugees and asylum) illegal immigration should not be a
    humanitarian issue, or an issue of compassion, it is not about
    "innocents," it is about law and respect for the laws of a
    sovereign nation. A category of persons repeatedly failing to
    obey the laws of a nation is tantamount to anarchy. Like Rodney
    Dangerfield, "We just don't get no respect." Perhaps it is time
    to respect the rule of law before demanding respect for those who
    violate it.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 
    Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Our economy mess is not created by illegal immigration but by the
    fraud, manipulation and greed in the Wall Street and reckless
    government spendings particularly on expensive wars for special
    interests' profits and benefits and unfunded welfare entitlements
    such as social security which is actually a ponzi scheme itself
    and no restrictionists dare to admit the truth here.
    Restrictionists love to point out some billions dollar of
    "change" welfare for illegal immigrants but say none of hundreds
    of billions dollar of corparate welfare and bailouts for Wall St.
    fat cats and not to mention all other lazy US citizens who love
    to milk welfare as well instead of working while it's possible.
    Restrictionists are hypocrites by supporting double standard on
    immigration. The past immigration was justified because it was of
    their ancestors' benefits. Seeking freedom, prosperity, happiness
    and better economic opportunities were OK if ones did it
    centuries ago and have white skin color and of Anglo Saxon origin
    but not of Chinese or Asian ones, and absolutely not of today
    immigrants legal or not say anti immigration die hard. Shame!
    Robert Yang
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Lawerence's letter's comments (2/5/09 ID) on E-Verify are
    precisely correct. Its almost like wishing a pox on the house of
    those in favor of harrassing certain alien families. I almost
    look forward to hearing the outcries of the innocent US citizens
    who get chewed to pieces by this system. I think more American
    citizens should have the opportunity to interact with hostile
    unforgiving agencies. Spread the misery around. Until your life
    has been destroyed by US government law, regulation or policy its
    hard to appreciate the value of living in the "greatest country
    on earth".
    Maura Freedman
    (e) Dear Editor:
    While the R. Algase letter (2/5/09 ID) states that the term
    "illegal alien" is: "a term to be found nowhere in the
    immigration laws", to the contrary, it is found in numerous
    places including, USC, Title 8, 1365 - Costs of incarcerating
    illegal aliens and USC, Title 8, 1252c - Authority of Local law
    enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal
    aliens. If I understand the  letter's position on the 14th Amd.
    correctly, it is that those born here are both citizens and
    natural born.  But even if Obama was born in Hawaii (and it has
    not been proven that he was), the framers of the Constitution
    clearly distinguished between the two as the time of their birth,
    they were also British Citizens and is why they declared that,
    while they were citizens of the US, they themselves were not
    "natural born citizens". Hence, their inclusion of the
    grandfather clause in Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the
    Constitution:  "No person except a natural born citizen, or a
    citizen of the U.S., at the time of the adoption of this
    Constitution shall be eligible to the Office of President.  As a
    Kenyan native, BO, Sr. was also a British subject whose
    citizenship status (and his childrens) were governed by The
    British Nationality Act of 1948. Thus, even under the liberal
    interpretation of the 14th Amd. (which needs changing), only the
    title of "citizen" is bestowed, not "natural born citizen".  It
    is the latter that is required to be US President under Article
    II, Sec. 1 which then provides that: "Inability to discharge the
    duties and powers, the same shall devolve on the Vice President
    and the Congress may by law provide for the case of removal".
    Jim Roberts
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  3. Feb 5 - Gillibrand And Immigration

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 5, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Gillibrand And Immigration
    2.  Focus: Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning
        Cases
    3.  Articles:
        (a) When Good EB-5 Cases Go Bad by Nicolai Hinrichsen,
        Carolyn S. Lee, and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
        (b) Land Control As Mind Control by John Chodes for the
        Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) ETA Releases PERM FY 2009 Statistics
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Border Patrol Arrests Legal Immigrant
        (b) Reforming America's Immigration Gulags Becomes Front-
        Burner Issue
        (c) Priorities Of Immigration Advocates Are Out Of Step
        (d) Protesters Target Immigration Agency
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Sergi Sheplov
        (d) Warren Atkins
        (e) Maura Freedman
        (f) Jack Phelps
        (g) Steven R. Lawrence
        (h) Jim Roberts
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    1.  COMMENT
    Gillibrand And Immigration
    Politico asks "Is it even possible for [NY Senator] Gillibrand to
    credibly reposition herself on immigration if it is not in her
    political DNA?" For the full story, see here.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/18357_Page2.html
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    2.  FOCUS
    Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases
    The following is the table of contents for this definitive work
    which is now being shipped: 
    ++Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability;
    Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment
    of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in
    Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal
    for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for
    Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal
    and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary
    departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal;
    Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of
    Removal Orders 
    ++23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions
    for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to
    Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of
    Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to
    Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization 
    Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a
    decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension
    of Time to File Brief to BIA 
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) When Good EB-5 Cases Go Bad
    Nicolai Hinrichsen, Carolyn S. Lee, and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
    write "Qualifying a person for EB-5 status is one of the most
    complicated subspecialties in immigration law."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0205-hinrichsen.shtm
    http://www.millermayer.com
    (b) Land Control As Mind Control
    John Chodes for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "To
    disperse dangerous Southern "reactionaries," some of their
    confiscated land was to be resettled by European immigrants."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0205-chodes.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind discusses "why we need the H-1B program more than
    ever."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0205-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) ETA Releases PERM FY 2009 Statistics
    The Employment and Training Administration released selected
    statistics on the PERM program for FY 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0205-PERM.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Border Patrol Arrests Legal Immigrant
    A legal immigrant arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in a
    traffic stop has been released from a detention center after a
    weekend of incarceration.
    (b) Reforming America's Immigration Gulags Becomes Front-Burner
    Issue
    Long ignored by policymakers because the combination of
    immigration and prison reform is politically lethal, calls for
    major restructuring of the immigration detention system may soon
    become unavoidable.
    (c) Priorities Of Immigration Advocates Are Out Of Step
    More immigration is not what Latino voters want.
    (d) Protesters Target Immigration Agency
    The protesters claimed that ICE unfairly targets Mexican and
    Latino neighborhoods and is tearing apart families and
    communities.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0205.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
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    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
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    Global Immigration Law Group will be hosting a seminar discussing
    the Alberta Canada Permanent Residency Program for H-1B Holders
    on February 7, 2009, from 9:30am - 12pm, at the Hilton, Universal
    City (next to Universal Studios). The address is 555 Universal
    Hollywood Drive, Universal City, California 91608. The number is
    1-818-506-2500. Parking with validation is $9. Costs for the
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    I believe that there is a useful point to debate what the law
    actually is concerning immigration related issues, as my letters
    have recently tried to do in relation to the 14th amendment right
    to citizenship by birth in the US. There is also much to be said
    in favor of having a thoughtful and focused debate about what the
    law should be, for which I commend David D. Murray's letters in
    particular. However, it seems that reasoned attempts to explain
    the law as it is, or as one believes it should be, are anathema
    to people who are so swayed by emotion or prejudice that they are
    unwilling to discuss anything dealing with immigration
    objectively. The large number of letters ranting about "illegal
    aliens" (a term to be found nowhere in the immigration laws -
    "alien", yes, but not "illegal") in the February 4 ID is
    unmistakeable, and certainly not encouraging, evidence of this.
    Yes, there are people in this country illegally - millions of
    them. So where do we go from here - boil them all in oil (along
    with their US born children, who, under the Constitution that
    every American owes allegiance to, are no less US citizens than
    any author of the anti-immigrant ranting letters referred to
    above?
    Roger Algase, Esq.   New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I like the phrase used in Frank Rauscher's letter (02/04/09 ID),
    "...trespassers, not immigrants." I have long espoused the
    opinion that immigration should not be a game of politically
    correct semantics, like foregoing the use of the term  "illegal"
    in favor of "undocumented," and "alien" in favor of "immigrant".
    Mr. Rauscher's letter hits the nail on the head in coining a new
    phrase in immigration lingo, "illegal trespassers". Evidently,
    the letter writer has experienced firsthand the inequity of the
    US immigration system in petitioning his Chinese wife, who did
    not have the luxury of entering the USA on the Visa Waiver
    Program, requiring them to endure the pain of a long separation
    of a year or more, no doubt further humiliated by the
    traditionally poor and disrespectful treatment of Chinese
    applicants at the US Consulate in Guangzhou. It is time to
    streamline the approval process for US citizen spouses and remedy
    their inhumane separation. US immigration policy should not be
    based on compassion and concern for the poor - be they Hispanic,
    Asian or otherwise - it should be based on fundamental fairness
    and simple economics. Any "comprehensive immigration reform"
    should begin not with the illegal trespassers, but should first
    focus on fairness toward US citizens, and on US employers with a
    need for nonimmigrant temporary or seasonal labor. The Illegal
    trespassers can be dealt with by separate legislation, after the
    total immigration system is reformed, that should include
    adequate nonimmigrant employment authorized status designed to
    avoid immediate deportation of the trespassers that at the same
    time meets the immediate needs of employers. If later deemed
    appropriate, provide the former trespassers a vehicle through
    which to possibly "earn" their US residence in a way that will
    benefit US employers and the overall economy, not merely reward
    scofflaw acts.
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Sigh, to the folks who write in twisting the concepts of justice
    in these discussions of a solution to our nations immigration
    problems, perhaps in the interest of bi-partisanship you could
    refrain from using dehumanizing language and slurs to describe
    your fellow human beings (see 02/04/09 ID). It would also be
    helpful to the discussion if these folks were a little better
    informed on the cause and effect of these matters. On the one
    hand our restrictionists complain of the "cost" of illegal
    immigrants in our communties and yet advocate and explosion of
    the prison industrial complex to deport them. In the end it may
    work out because we are outsourcing so many of our jobs Mexico
    will soon need the workers back home. Is it possible to discuss
    this problem in the context of the US citizens' rights to family
    unity or freedom of Association?  Both of those concepts are
    clear in the Constitution yet nary a word is breathed by those
    who would bar the door to the family members of US Citizens. With
    what precedent or case law do you bend the Consitution to prevent
    Citizens from freely associating? If that person is his parents,
    children or spouse who are not citizens then provide a mechanism
    for them. We have the technology, submit application, take
    biometrics, post bond and get your VISA. Forfeit the bond if you
    don't come back.  Not all of illegal entry and those who are
    living in this country without authorization is caused by
    impossible restrictions on family unity, but it is a huge factor
    in this "broken system".  I am tired of the folks who write in
    twisting the concepts of justice in these matters and using
    dehumanizing language and slurs and insults to describe US
    Citizen children regardless of parentage.
    Sergi Sheplov
    (d) Dear Editor:
    I have been reading ID for some time now and have not seen
    information on the problems at many US consulates relating to the
    current marriage-based visa system, or reform of the current
    method used to issue/refuse K based visas. Several US consulates
    are notorious for completely disregarding the INA, FAM and
    numerous other DOS directives, policy statements, etc., used in
    adjudicating K visa petitions. A few of these consulates are even
    more notorious than the others. There have been no specific
    reasons provided at the time of visa denial as required under law
    and all attempts by the petitioners and/or beneficiaries to
    obtain the reason(s) for denial are ignored. Notice Of Intent To
    Deny or Revoke letters are routinely not sent by the USCIS to the
    petitioners providing them with an opportunity to appeal or
    rebut, and then a finding of Misrepresentation is entered into
    the beneficiary's file permanently barring him/her from entering
    the US on another petition and then requiring application for a
    waiver. Appealing to congressional representatives for assistance
    is met with the same  resistance, usually a flurry of non-
    descript generic responses to requests for specific information
    which are tendered by bureaucrats in the consulates, State
    Department or the USCIS. Congressional representatives seem to
    have no desire to take on this problem on behalf of their
    constituents and are content with getting the brush-off. Even
    FOIA requests for specific denial information are stymied until
    the requestor usually gives up. This is an aspect of immigration
    reform that is in dire need of attention by our elected leaders
    but one that is usually overlooked or brushed under the rug. I
    don't see enough coverage, or even any by ID, which could help
    bring this problem to be included in any future Immigration
    reform.
    Warren Atkins
    (e) Dear Editor:
    The Titanic went down because engineers proclaimed she "was
    unsinkable", and arrogantly ignored Mother Nature. This tragedy
    was a result of mass arrogance, poor planning and ice. In much
    the same way our Immigration Policy is sinking our moral ship.
    "Enforcement Only" (02/03/09 ID comment) sails without life boats
    resulting in the distruction of innocents. Like the Titanic the
    decisions of who gets humane treatment and who sinks is based on
    the class of ticket they boarded the ship with.  Unfortunately
    those who most loudly protest decent and humane treatment of the
    undocumented in our midst have a similar mindset, they believe
    they "deserve" a lifeboat and are stepping on the hands of anyone
    who attempts to board "thier ship".
    Maura Freedman
    (f) Dear Editor:
    A reader mentions traffic law in letter (02/03/09 ID). Speed
    limits apply to everyone on the road, and while the punishment
    for this "civil infraction" can vary from a warning to a monetary
    fine, they are generally finite and almost always the individual
    who recieved the citation can argue and the judge can use
    discretion in handling the case. In this civil matter the
    violater is given the opportunity to make restitution. This is
    never called "amnesty" nor a "reward" or a "cookie" as other
    friends have suggested. With Traffic Law in most cases the
    rules/signs are clear. This is not the case in Immigration Law.
    Many times in Immigration Law the result cannot be forseen and
    often the "punishment" doesn't have the intended effect but
    actually creates more serious and expensive unintended results.
    Jack Phelps
    (g) Dear Editor:
    I am a little concerned about the editorial comment on the E-
    verify system (02/03/09 ID). While I am in favor of widespread
    reform and feel that benefit legislation is necessary, I am not
    so sure that the death of the e-verify system is good for
    immigrants.  In reality, the E-verify system is a very visible
    problem for both legal and illegal immigrants as well as some
    citizens.   It highlights to employers, the difficulty in
    finding, what the US government considers as legal workers.  It
    is surprising to see the government also having problems with the
    system. The E-verify system is heralded as the ultimate
    enforcement tool by those opposing any immigration and is what
    they believe the way of the future.  To end the flawed program
    will only give them fuel to say, look we had a functioning system
    to enforce legal work and we passed the buck some where else.
    Yet, flaws and continual problems allow employers to understand
    that something needs to be done with the immigration system.  If
    employers were not struggling to get employees cleared under the
    system, they would not have a clue of why the immigration laws
    need to be changed. It is not sufficient to say then, end it all,
    because we do need the workers, we do need legal means to keep
    families together.  Without E-verify and the problems it creates
    for employers, employers may not recognize the urgency and the
    need to change or reform the immigration system, and the need for
    foreign workers.    So let E-Verify be extended.   Let that
    program be modified to maybe have a chance to work for some; but
    without further reforms of the entire system, E-verify will
    continue to plague many and continue to remind the general
    population of the United States, that reform is needed.
    Steven R. Lawrence  Salt Lake City, UT
    (h) Dear Editor:
    Regarding D. Murray's letter's  attack yesterday on my Feb. 3rd
    letter, he also wrote on Jan 16th:  "I would like to see personal
    attacks, rather than attacks on ideas eliminated in ID's Letters
    to the Editor stopped, as they serve no useful purpose".  He also
    wrote on Nov 11th:  "Hanza (sic) Prchal's letter (10/10/08 ID)
    responding, by way of what seems to me a demeaning personal
    attack on my intelligence, to my letter of 10/07/08 ID ... is an
    insult and the type of nonsensical personal bashing that should
    not be allowed in ID ... so how Mr. Prchal's letter can lambast
    my opinions with such nonsense, and how ID can allow him to do so
    in their publication is beyond belief. I am very angry and expect
    an apology from Mr. Prchal and from Immigration Daily. If I don't
    get it, you can believe this will be the last Immigration Daily
    will hear from me."  Heil Hitler. Mr. Murray's letters seem to
    have problems with the legitimate opinions of others, often
    calling for their ban or elimination from "serious
    consideration".  Opinions of others are not "non-sensical" or
    "have no basis in law or fact" just because Mr. Murray's letter
    so state, just as the 14th Amd. controversy regarding BO's
    citizenship qualifications is not over because some letter
    writers desire. Yesterday's letters of H. Prchal and R. Algase
    make interesting points as do others, but plain words such as
    "anti-American" and "blatant" are not inappropriate when
    accurately used. Entry enthusiasts seem to have an aversion to
    using plain words, preferring "undocumented workers" rather than
    "illegal aliens", the correct, legal term. One might ponder the
    reasons for the aversion and the apparent great need for them to
    avoid or cringe at them.
    Jim Roberts
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    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 4, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Top Links January 2009
    2.  Focus: Deadline Is Wednesday, Feb 4th For Lawful Permanent
    Residence - Rules and Responsibilities
    3.  Articles:
        (a)Estimating the Contribution of Immigrant Business Owners
        to the U.S. Economy by Robert W. Fairlie
        (b) 19 Tough Questions To Ask A Marketing Consultant Before
        You Write A Check by Trey Ryder
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ben Graham, Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda,
        and Amer Delic by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) CRS On US Immigration Policy On Temporary Admissions
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Conservative Group Tries to Make Obama's Aunt an
        Immigration Issue
        (b) Pecos Immigration Prison Riot Ends
        (c) The Message, Not GOP Immigration Position, To Blame, RNC
        Chair Says
        (d) Janco, Jaques Plead Guilty To Illegal Immigration Charges
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (d) M. Maha
        (e) Frank Rauscher
        (f) Margaret Adelsberger
        (g) Kurat
        (h) J.E. Smith
        (i) Jim Roberts
        (j) Ruthie
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    1.  COMMENT
    Top Links January 2009
    We feature the most accessed links by our readers in January 2009
    below:
    Top five January Immigration Daily Articles
    ++ Seeing Green In US Immigration Policy by Cyrus D.Mehta
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0105-mehta.shtm
    ++ The EB-5: A Creative Solution To Green Card Quota
    Backlogs? by Brandon Meyer
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0127-meyer.shtm
    ++ Now Is The Time For Immigration Reform by Thomas W. Roach
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0121-roach.shtm
    ++ Fixing Border Security And Immigration: A Memo To President-
    Elect
    Obama by Jena Baker McNeill and James Jay Carafano
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0120-mcneill.shtm
    ++ USCIS Issues Burdensome RFEs Targeting Computer Consulting
    Companies by Cora-Ann V. Pestaina
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0113-pestaina.shtm
    Top five January Immigration Daily Items
    ++ USCIS Announces 100,000 Employers Use E-Verify
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0112-Everify.pdf
    ++ DOL Releases H2A Stakeholder Briefing Sessions PowerPoint
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0123-ETA.pdf
    ++ First Immigration Reform Proposal Is Introduced In Congress
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0112-S9.pdf
    ++ DHHS Updates Poverty Guidelines
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0127-poverty.shtm
    ++ CIS Ombudsman On AC21 Immediate Denial Notice
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0115-AC21.shtm
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Deadline Is Wednesday, Feb 4th For Lawful Permanent Residence -
    Rules and Responsibilities
    Wednesday, Feb 4th is the deadline for Lawful Permanent Residence
    - Rules and Responsibilities. The curriculum is as follows:
    ++Responsibilities and possible penalties ++Reentry permits
    ++Abandonment of LPR status ++Tax issues ++Responsibilities of
    I-864 sponsors ++Special cases - Asylee/Refugee LPRs ++Looking
    forward to naturalization  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday,
    Feb 4th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed
    curriculum, and registration information, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2008.shtm. Fax version:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2008.pdf.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Estimating the Contribution of Immigrant Business Ownersto
    the U.S. Economy
    Robert W. Fairlie writes "Although business owners from Mexico
    constitute the largest share of immigrant business owners, total
    immigrant business ownership,
    formation, and income originate with immigrant business owners
    from around the world."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0204-fairlie.pdf
    http://www.sba.gov/advo
    (b) 19 Tough Questions To Ask A Marketing Consultant Before You
    Write A Check
    Trey Ryder writes "Make sure the consultant you hire has the
    skill and experience to provide all - or at least most - of the
    services you need."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0204-ryder.shtm
    http://www.treyryder.com
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ben Graham, Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, and
    Amer Delic
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0204-siskind.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CRS On US Immigration Policy On Temporary Admissions
    The Congressional Research Service released an updated version of
    its report on temporary admission of various categories of
    foreign nationals.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0204-crs.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Los Angeles, CA- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Conservative Group Tries to Make Obama's Aunt an Immigration
    Issue
    "Obama must either deport his aunt or destroy his own credibility
    by showing her favoritism."
    (b) Pecos Immigration Prison Riot Ends
    The weekend uprising was the second time inmates have staged
    violent protests at the prison in a period of less than two
    months. Managed by the Florida-based Geo Group, the Pecos
    facility is among many immigrant detention centers in the United
    States currently run by private companies.
    (c) The Message, Not GOP Immigration Position, To Blame, RNC
    Chair Says
    New Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is
    already causing a stir with his comments on the party and
    immigration.
    (d) Janco, Jaques Plead Guilty To Illegal Immigration Charges
    Janco Composites and its president have pleaded guilty to federal
    charges stemming from an immigration raid at the company's
    Mishawaka plant in March 2007.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0204.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
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    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    "National Concern, Local Action, Immigrant Integration in New
    York,- a half-day conference presented by The Colin Powell Center
    for Public Policy at The City College of New York with generous
    support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  General
    Powell will deliver the keynote address at the conference's
    concluding luncheon. 8:30-1:30 pm Thursday, February 5, The Great
    Hall of Shepard  Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent
    Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10031. RSVP: Ellis Simon, Director of
    Public Relations, The City College of New York, 212-650-6450.
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    In his letter of February 3, Jim Roberts makes a good point
    poorly, and it is off of the immigration topic besides.     I
    agree with Jim Robert's argument about the Second Amendment, not
    about our President's citizenship or legal competence to serve.
    My whingeing at Mr. Algase (or just his joy at vanquishing his
    political nemeses) may have contributed to his drawing back from
    using terms like "un-American" and other vituperative argument
    enders, or it may not, but I used to regularly whinge at his
    letters about avoiding such language. Same goes for Mr. Roberts's
    letters. Your letter's argument is undermined by your resort to
    the term. Similarly, when one resorts to adjectives like
    "blatant", one generally weakens ones statement. I agree that in
    a self-governing nation, law is what the drafters of any valid
    law said and what it meant at the time they said it, an approach
    quite at odds with Mr. Algase's letter's kritarchy. (After all,
    why else vote - to choose who chooses our real masters, the
    judges?) One can say it better, even disagreeably, without
    resorting to "argument enders" like that creepy little term
    reincarnated by the Kerrys and Mr. Soros, "un-American". Those
    may fire up some who agree with you, but turn off more waverers
    than they convince.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.   Birmingham, AL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Jim Roberts' letter (02/03/09 ID) criticizes anyone who shows
    "disrespect" for the Constitution. Judging from his letter, that
    seems to mean anyone who has a different interpretation from the
    ones in his letters. The Constitution is what the courts,
    especially, the Supreme Court, say that it means. In my opinion,
    for example, nothing could be more reprehensible than to distort
    what may have admittedly been considered an essential component
    of freedom centuries ago into an excuse for the gun lobby to make
    unseemly profits by disseminating weapons that destroy thousands
    of innocent human lives today. But Justice Scalia's recent 2nd
    Amendment opinion, which I believe does exactly that, is the law
    of the land, unless and until overturned some day in the future
    by a more enlightened Court. With regard to the Supreme Court's
    interpretation of the 14th amendment in a way which makes
    virtually every baby born in this country a US citizen, perhaps
    if the Court majority had had access to Mr. Roberts' letters 110
    years ago, it would have been persuaded to decide differently.
    But that did not happen, and anyone who claims to respect the
    Constitution has to acknowledge that the liberal interpretation
    of the 14th Amendment citizenship clause that Mr. Roberts'
    letters find so obnoxious is just as much the law of the land as
    the opinion by Justice Scalia in favor of the gun lobby that my
    letters object to.
    Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Jim Roberts' letter (02/03/09 ID) ends with, "True Americans will
    not tolerate a disrespect or abuse of our Constitution as do
    special interests, power-mongers and Globalists." I'm afraid this
    statement, along with Mr. Roberts' recent string of letters
    regarding the 14th Amendment and US citizenship, effectively
    eliminates his opinions from serious consideration in any further
    intellectual discussion on the subject of immigration, law or the
    US Constitution, three things about which he seems very
    opinionated, but seems to know little about. In arguing these
    subjects, perhaps it is better to just know when to fold, rather
    than embarrassing oneself with nonsensical opinion that has no
    basis in fact or law. Thanks to Roger Algase for convincingly
    driving the final point home and concluding the "debate" over
    citizenship issues viz-a-vis the 14th Amendment to the US
    Constitution.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    I have not receipt the Immigration daily since January 14th check
    it out what could be the problem.
    M. Maha
    Editor's note: We checked our records and were unable to locate
    your email address in the Immigration Daily listserv. However, we
    have added your email address and you should begin receiving
    Immigration Daily. If you continue to have issues with delivery,
    please contact us at webmaster@ilw.com.
    (e) Dear Editor:
    Born in the US in 1950, I have long been a citizen. My wife is
    Chinese. I worked hard and spent decent sums of money to get her
    here in America. There are just as many struggling poor in China
    as there are in Mexico, Central and South America. To favor one
    group of poor over the others is simply bigotry. Our immigration
    system needs improvement. I agree with this. However, those
    individuals that felt they couldn't wait for the legal
    immigration policy and system to grant them a Visa are
    trespassers, not immigrants. Their stay here has made it more
    difficult for the poor from countries like China to immigrate,
    yet your editorials do not reflect this at all. I have been
    reading your editorials for a long time, waiting to see if you
    have any compassion for the asain poor. I don't see it at all.
    Frank Rauscher      Las Vegas, NV
    (f) Dear Editor:
    Since when did illegal aliens become law abiding residents?  They
    have broken our laws, pushed to the head of the line and expect
    our acceptance and indulgence. ID and they are looking for
    benefits? Please. (see 02/03/09 ID comment).
    Margaret Adelsberger
    (g) Dear Editor:
    I have to say I have never read anything as blatantly pro-
    illegals, the millions that keep swarming the borders of our
    country as ID's recent comment (02/03/09 ID comment). They have
    broken a law by not having permission to come to this country,
    and now we have to give them rewards for breaking our immigration
    laws? Years ago, Americans may have been racist as to the color
    of one's skin, but we seem to have moved well beyond that point.
    Most Americans do not care what the color of skin is these days,
    but they worry about what illegals are doing to their chances for
    a job to feed the family. While Americans are worried about the
    future, do you really expect this population to give cookies to
    illegals for slithering into this country? And may I point out
    that there has been no real definition of the 14th Amendment
    whether these so-called "anchor babies" are actually citizens
    when the parents are illegal. Getting shoved across the border as
    you are about to give birth should not count as the conception of
    the child was on foreign soil. Citing racism on behalf of
    criminals (whether committing misdemeanors or felonies) is an
    extremely racist thing to do.
    Kurat
    (h) Dear Editor:
    Most persons who express negative feelings and/or attitudes
    toward persons who are present in the United States without
    having being duly, properly, legally inspected then admitted by
    competent authority, or persons who having been duly, properly,
    legally inspected then admitted, but who then violate the terms
    of that admission by "forgetting" to leave at the end of their
    allotted time of admission, or simply refuse to leave at that
    time are legally, properly referred to as illegal aliens
    (02/03/09 ID comment). Those folks described above are in no way
    the same as true prospective immigrants who are currently
    awaiting their turn to enter with properly issued immigrant
    visas, folks who are equally anxious to participate in the
    "American Dream" as those who decided to take the law into their
    own hands by ignoring our laws, then demanding to be "brought out
    of the shadows". To better describe those of us who detest the
    first group of folks (the illegal aliens) that you appear to
    continue to want to support in their efforts to demand amnesty
    for their willful, knowing violation of our normal immigration
    practices, please do not refer to us as "Anti-immigrationists".
    Such referral is not only disingenuous, it is downright silly and
    a boldfaced lie about my feelings, and the feelings of many
    others who detest the lawbreakers and line-jumpers who ID appears
    to support, towards immigration and immigrants. ID has a valuable
    role to play in this immigration debate, but you debase your
    purpose by being so eager to defend the indefensible, that is,
    illegal immigration.
    J.E. Smith  Brunswick, GA
    (i) Dear Editor:
    Yesterday's ID editorial Comment, "No Enforcement Without
    Benefits", did not have much of an argument to begin with and
    then completely lost it with phony, tired charges of "racism"
    (02/03/09 ID comment). Because entry policies deal with different
    races does not equal racism, nor does the limitation of numbers.
    And since when does Enforcement of our immigration policies
    require a trade-off or increase in entry numbers? Does the
    enforcement or placing of speed limits upon the highway imply a
    bigotry against autos or those who drive and require more drivers
    or does this display society's concern for order, safety and
    preservation? ID's "patiently waiting in line" plea implies that
    at some point, anyone is entitled to migrate. There is no God-
    given or Human Right to immigrate to US. That we have had such in
    the past when we were a growing country is passe now that we are
    an overcrowded one with recession and dwindling jobs for
    citizens. ID's, "But we are Nation of immigrants" rings hollow,
    when our Nation is like the Titanic taking on more water than it
    needs while slowly slipping into the sea.  "But you have always
    been a Cruise Line" would be irrelevant. The water that had
    supported the ship, destroyed it when not controlled. The
    "benefit" to enforcement is suppose to accrue to citizens, not
    foreigners. Entry enforcement is not "racism in another guise",
    but what is thinly hidden is the familiar greed of business for
    cheap labor on the global plantation and special interest groups
    who benefit from excessive entry while ignoring the rights, well-
    being and concerns of citizens. 
    Jim Roberts
    (j) Dear Editor:
    So now ID considers me a racists because I want to stop illegal
    immigration and support E-Verify? E-Verify is 99.6 % effective -
    maybe the approach would have been better suited if you stood up
    for E-Verify and those who did not clear legally in the US has
    the chance to correct the errors (02/03/09 ID comment).
    Ruthie
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  5. Feb 3 - No Enforcement Without Benefits

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 3, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: No Enforcement Without Benefits
    2.  Focus: The H-1B Book Shipping Now
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Back To School: Immigration Issues for Students and
        Universities by Alice Yardum-Hunter, et al.
        (b) The 1965 Immigration Reforms And The New York Times:
        Context, Coverage, And Long-Term Consequences by William
        McGowan for the Center for Immigration Studies
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Delays Rule Changing Employment Eligibility
        Verification Document List
        (b) DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Immigration And Border
        Security Directive
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) J-1 Visa Program
        (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration is Losing Urgency as Top Issue
        (b) Priorities Of Immigration Advocates Are Out Of Step
        (c) Gillibrand Meets With City Lawmakers On Immigration
        (d) RNC Chairman Michael Steele on 'FOX News Sunday'
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Appointment - DHS Principal Deputy General Counsel
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Gladys C. Farris
        (b) Josephine Padama
        (c) Jim Roberts
        (d) Sergi Sheplov
        (e) Soloman S. Keita
        (f) Zeya
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    1.  COMMENT
    No Enforcement Without Benefits
    Congressional authorization for E-Verify expires on March 6th (as
    it does for Religious worker visas and the EB-5 program), and
    this has the anti-immigrationists worked up in a frenzy. In the
    dying days of the last Congress, the House agreed to a 5-year
    reauthorization of E-Verify. The Senate agreed to go along with
    the proviso that half a million visas be "recaptured" giving
    relief to legal immigrants waiting patiently in line for years,
    and in some cases decades, for their turn. These visas had been
    undercounted due to errors by the INS/USCIS, so there is no
    increase in immigration involved. Sen. Menendez was responsible
    for insisting on some benefits in exchange for the anti-
    immigrationists' top enforcement priority. Due to the resulting
    impasse between the two chambers, the matter was deferred to
    March 6th.
    Despite the overwhelming voice of the people in November, not
    much appears to have changed in the House of Representatives. Two
    Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee proposed
    attaching E-Verify to the gigantic catch-all economic stimulus
    bill currently the country's top priority, and the Democrats on
    that committee meekly agreed to do so without any dissent (so
    much for any show of support by the Democrats toward immigrants).
    A senior member of the Democratic leadership in the House is
    quoted as saying
    http://www.ojornal.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20252769&BRD=2677&PAG=461&dept_i
    that "I think that they can make this one die in the Senate". We
    can expect that the anti-immigrationists will flood the Senate
    with thousands of calls and faxes on E-Verify during this week to
    deny legal immigrants any relief from lengthy separations from
    their families in the US. All this for a program that has been
    repeatedly criticized as denying jobs to USCs and LPRs due to
    database errors and which will delay Economic Stimulus relief
    from getting to the hands of those who need it (since the House
    bill conditions relief only to those employers enrolled in E-
    Verify). As Arizona learnt the hard way, most employers are in no
    hurry to enroll in E-Verify, the anti-immigrationists are asking
    Congress to sacrifice any chance of economic recovery in order to
    aid the antis in their racist goals of impeding legal
    immigration.
    We urge the United States Senate and Sen. Menendez in particular
    to insist that any reauthorization of E-Verify include some
    benefits, at a minimum the recapture provision, plus hopefully
    some more benefits such as the nurse relief provisions which have
    been pending for a long time. There is no point in enforcing
    immigration law if there are no immigration benefits that law-
    abiding immigrants and employers can avail themselves of, such
    enforcement is racism in another guise. We urge our readers to
    contact the US Senate (and the media) to reject the racists'
    vision of America and to embrace instead a view of America
    consistent with the best in our history - America as a nation of
    immigrants.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The H-1B Book Shipping Now
    THE H-1B BOOK 2008-2009 Edition, Editor Karen Weinstock, is
    shipping now. The Table of Contents is as follows:
    ++Chapter One:   Interview The Client
    ++Qualifying the Position as a Specialty Occupation
    ++Qualifying The Employee
    ++Meeting Wage Requirements
    ++Lawyer's H-1B Consultation Questionnaire Form
    ++Lawyer's H-1B Task Checklist
    ++Chapter Two: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related
    Information
    ++Intakes Summary
    ++H-1B Employer Intake/Questionnaire Form
    ++H-1B Worker Intake/Questionnaire Form
    ++The Complete H-1B Process: Company Flowchart
    ++The H-1B Process: Company's Step-By-Step Explanation
    ++Explanation and instructions for spouses and children
    ++Chapter Three: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US
    Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
    ++Credentials Summary
    ++If the worker has a U.S. degree - no evaluation is necessary
    ++If the worker has a foreign degree - order credentials
    evaluation
    ++If the H-1B petition is based on work experience or combination
    - order a work experience evaluation
    ++List of credentials evaluation firms, web sites and phone
    numbers
    ++Chapter Four: Determine The Prevailing Wage ++Understanding the
    Prevailing Wage
    ++Determining the Prevailing Wage
    +++O*NET, SOC, Wage Levels, Job Zone and SVP
    +++SESA or SWA Wage Determination
    +++FLC Data Center Wage Determination
    +++Wage Determination Through Other Wage Surveys
    ++Practice Examples in Determination of the Prevailing Wage
    ++Chapter Five: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application
    (LCA)
    ++Introduction to the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
    ++Preparing and filing the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
    +++Online LCA filing
    +++Complete Online LCA and Receive LCA Approval Online
    +++Completing the LCA: Step by Step
    +++H-1B Dependent Employers Worksheet for the LCA
    ++ Detailed Description of Form ETA-9035E and its Obligations
    ++Sample of completed LCA (form ETA-9035E)
    ++Copy of form ETA9035CP (LCA cover pages)
    ++Chapter Six: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And
    Petition Letter
    ++Form I-129
    ++H supplement to Form I-129
    ++Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement
    ++Form G-28
    ++Form I-907 if premium processing is applicable
    If the H-1B worker has a spouse and/or children:
    ++Form I-539
    ++Form I-539 Supplement 1 (if necessary for other family members)
    ++Chapter Seven: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The
    Clien
    t For Review & Signature
    ++Sample letter to client
    ++LCA posting notice
    ++Sample Letter to Employer Regarding Public Access File
    ++Memorandum to employers on Labor Condition Application
    ++Public Access File sample
    Chapter Eight: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS
    Service Center
    ++General Filing Instructions (including list of service centers
    and filing addresses)
    ++Sample Cover Letter
    ++H-1B Petition document checklist
    ++Sample list of exhibits
    ++Chapter Nine: Troubleshooting
    ++Introduction
    ++Request for Additional Evidence
    ++Dealing with the dreaded request for evidence
    +++Sample Response to Request for Additional Evidence
    +++Second Example of Response to Request for Additional Evidence
    ++I-9 Compliance, Social Security Numbers and Driver's Licenses
    ++Changes in H-1B Employment and Amendments
    ++How Mergers, Acquisitions and other corporate Transactions
    Affect
    the H-1B
    ++Chapter Ten: Post-Approval Case Management
    ++Summary of Post-Approval Issues
    ++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Employees that are in the U.S.
    ++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Company - Employee(s) Abroad
    ++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Employees Abroad
    ++ Non- Immigrant Visa Consular Processing Information Sheet
    For more information about the book and to order, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/theh-1bbook.shtm
    For the fax form, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/theh-1bbook.pdf
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Back To School: Immigration Issues for Students and
    Universities
    Alice Yardum-Hunter, et al. share the citations for this recently
    concluded seminar series.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0203-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/julyb2008.shtm
    (b) The 1965 Immigration Reforms And The New York Times: Context,
    Coverage, And Long-Term Consequences
    William McGowan for the Center for Immigration Studies writes
    "Accusations of liberal bias at The New York Times date back
    decades, and given the tide of PC coursing so strongly through
    its pages on a daily basis now, it's tempting to think that bias
    has always been part of its institutional DNA."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0203-mcgowan.shtm
    http://www.cis.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "The DOL has announced training sessions on
    the new 9089 form for PERM applications."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0203-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Delays Rule Changing Employment Eligibility
    Verification Document List
    USCIS announced it has delayed by 60 days, until April 3, 2009,
    the implementation of an interim final rule entitled Documents
    Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification published in
    the Federal Register on Dec. 17, 2008.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0203-EVerify.pdf
    (b) DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Immigration And Border
    Security Directive
    DHS Secretary Napolitano issued an action directive on
    immigration and border security.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0203-immigration.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Los Angeles, CA- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney for Associate Regional Counsel position,
    USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not
    limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to
    local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving
    immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and
    deportability grounds, and national security. 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-2009-0002 at
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Preference is given to applicants with immigration law
    experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent
    academic record, and strong writing skills. Submit a resume,
    cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Kelli J.
    Duehning, Western Regional Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Kelli.Duehning@dhs.gov. Must be received by
    close of business, Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Position is at the
    GS-13/14/15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation
    reimbursement available.
    (b) J-1 Visa Program
    Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with
    AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S.
    http://www.aiesecus.org
    has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both
    personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor
    traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-
    depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes
    effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural
    reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr.
    application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for
    individuals to participate in training programs in the following
    fields: information media and communications, education, social
    sciences, library science, counseling and social services,
    management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences,
    engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial
    occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested
    in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee
    visa, please email Melany Hamner: mailto:melanyh@aiesecus.org.
    (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and
    translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
    (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
    educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
    experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
    professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
    for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
    turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
    work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
    times, see:
    http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf
    AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages,
    with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields.  For a copy
    of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation
    Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit
    http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email:
    mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration is Losing Urgency as Top Issue
    The punches keep coming from both sides, but the slugfest over
    immigration may be losing some of its urgency.
    (b) Priorities Of Immigration Advocates Are Out Of Step
    Despite a Latino coalition's pitch to Obama, amnesty and higher
    levels of immigration are not the top concerns of Latino voters.
    (c) Gillibrand Meets With City Lawmakers On Immigration
    Seeking to mollify Hispanic lawmakers wary of her stance on
    immigration, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday told a group of 16
    New York City politicians that she will use the group as a
    sounding board to help form her immigration policy, Assemb. Peter
    Rivera said.
    (d) RNC Chairman Michael Steele on 'FOX News Sunday'
    I think the GOP's position on immigration is very much the
    position of many, many Hispanics who are in this country.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0203.shtm#Headlines
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    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm. To feature your
    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.
    (a) New Appointment - DHS Principal Deputy General Counsel
    Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the appointment of David A.
    Martin to the Principal Deputy General Counsel position. David A.
    Martin was a former member of President Obama's DHS agency review
    and transition team, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of
    International Law at the University of Virginia School of Law,
    and former General Counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization
    Service, U.S. Department of Justice.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Judd Gregg is a visionary and knows that to help this country
    legally and economic Immigration bills must be activated in
    Congress and Senate (02/03/09 ID comment). I can understand
    President Obama wanted Judd Gregg in his Cabinet because our
    population in general are not so knowledgeable how the US has
    gotten in what we now stand economical and how much the
    immigrants can help us out.
    Gladys C. Farris
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Please inform all advocates of immigration reform to drumbeat
    this strong point in favor of the recipients of CIR:   they can
    help the economy going when they become legal by providing cash
    to the government in the form of  fees and charges for their
    appications, fines,back and current taxes. There will also be a
    huge amount of money to be spent in the purchase of vehicles,
    fees and charges with the DMV, insurance etc.  When they will be
    legal they will be able to purchase life and health insurance...
    get credit cards for retail purchases ...buy homes.. and go to
    school... these  these recipients for CIR  can do so much for our
    economy  if  given the chance .. and right now is the right time
    for them to help the country that has been helping them.
    Josephine Padama
    (c) Dear Editor:
    If there is any "twisted logic", it is found in the letter of R.
    Algase (2/2/09 ID).  A "purely historical argument" is not moot
    or precluded because of antiquity as human behavior does not
    change.  The letter's bias against valid gun ownership by
    citizens is as evident as that against placing reasonable
    interpretations on the 14th Amd. to avoid the crass cheapening of
    citizenship, particularly by illegals. To equate the 2nd Amd.
    right to bear arms in the liberty of protecting self to the:
    ''liberty to be killed in a gun fight between rival gangs in a
    modern American city" is a gross abuse of logic, un-American and
    blatant anti-gun propaganda.  If the 2nd Amd. can be
    regulated/interpreted for purposes of societal concerns, so can
    the 14th which can be just as destructive to US.  The letter may
    have ended comments on BO's birth question, but the public has
    not with dozens of lawsuits seeking the truth on this critical
    matter despite the obstruction of the media, the courts and BO
    himself who refuses to provide an original birth certificate to
    address this despite his promises of an open administration while
    Obamatrons obliviously drink the KoolAid and celebrate America's
    first illegal alien  "president" precedent.  Either the quotation
    marks or what's between them needs to be removed to elevate the
    small "p" to a respectful large one.  True Americans will not
    tolerate a disrespect or abuse of our Constitution as do special
    interests, power-mongers and Globalists.
    Jim Roberts
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Murray's letter (02/01/09 ID) is right, this discussion on birth
    right citizenship has run its course. I am ready for a discussion
    of how to fix this broken immigration system as suggested.
    Recently I have seen several novel and interesting ideas
    articulated in much more detail than the CIR advocates. The
    Canadian based points system as suggested doesn't really "fix"
    our convoluted system and all the problems that have piled up
    because of bad law on the books in the past. It might get us alot
    of cab drivers with Masters Degree's but education doesn't
    necessarily equal "life skills" or "successful" it often means
    just the opposite, someone who stayed in school to avoid getting
    a job or starting life. The points system also smacks of the cast
    system. I personally don't believe as many have expressed in this
    venue that some people have more "value" to us than others. The
    discussion of putting an end to some categories of family based
    Immigration because people are caring for elderly relatives seems
    a bit harsh. I do agree there has to be balance in the system
    because some countries and families have laid the ground work for
    endless generations of immigrants and are marrying cousins
    because its the social norm. The "parents" problem could be fixed
    by charging a fairly large fee much like a bond for US Citizens
    who want to bring parents here. How about putting an end to or
    significant fee on "online or arranged" marriages? Thats a start
    on ideas.
    Sergi Sheplov
    (e) Dear Editor:
    I would like to said that we taking care for this great country
    anyone of as we are responsable for U S A i am very glad you to
    write me i saided that we together we will get result many
    situations but i am worry about attack from enemies  comming in
    the fell i dont know the day or the month exatly every good
    autorities mush be carefull i need you to inform me all the times
    now i am in lima peru i wish to go home in the fell days comming
    with the new mix goverment we will be the best.
    Soloman S. Keita
    (f) Dear Editor:
    What is one to do while stuck in Admin Processing que that is
    seemingly without end. Some cases are more than two years old and
    a few are 4 years old. One could continue to wait around for a
    longer period without unpredicted time frame?  What could be done
    to avoid the uncertainty & sloth movement of Admin processing
    cases? It looks that Visa issuing authority of US Embassy is
    helpless to provide any solution to those who have been long
    suffering in Admin processing cases. A time frame must be
    establish to complete the Admin processing and old cases must be
    put on fast track to minimize the time loss for the sufferers.
    Asian countries immigrant cases are badly effected  with this
    Admin Processing after a visa interview.  Allotment of
    immigration visa takes  10 -15 years  time frame after filing  a
    case. After a  visa interview it takes another 2-5 years  waiting
    time to stamp visa from a Counselor office of US.
    Zeya
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