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  1. Feb 27 - Freezing ICE

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 27, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0227.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Freezing ICE
    2.  Focus: New 2008-2009 Edition For Immigration Practice By
        Robert C. Divine
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Employer Enforcement: What You Need To Know Now by
        Cynthia J. Lange, et al.
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Valentino Achak Deng of Sudan,
        Rosika Schwimmer of Austria Hungary, and Arthur Mkoyan of
        Armenia by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) Sanders H-1B Amendment In H.R. 1
        (b) USCIS To Adjudicate Russian I-600s
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Position Sought
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Supreme Court Questions Use Of ID Theft Law Against
        Illegal Workers
        (b) ACLU Signs Add To Washington State's Immigration Storm
        (c) Immigration Groups Seek Release Of Mother Of 3
        (d) More Texas Agencies Using Immigration Database
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Submit Your Announcement
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert Yang
        (b) Jim Roberts
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Freezing ICE
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a review
    of the ICE raid in Bellingham, WA. The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/washington/26immig.html
    reports   "A high-level official in the Department of Homeland
    Security said that Ms. Napolitano had not been informed about the
    raid on Tuesday before it happened, and that she was seeking
    details about its planning and scope. 'She was not happy about it
    because it's inconsistent with her position, and the president's
    position on these matters,' " This is the chance for the new
    administration to set policy for ICE based on the
    administration's professed positions and values.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    New 2008-2009 Edition For Immigration Practice By Robert C.
    Divine
    Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam
    http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.shtm
    is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different
    approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals
    in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more
    info, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.shtm
    To order by fax, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Employer Enforcement: What You Need To Know Now
    Cynthia J. Lange, et al. share citations from this recently
    concluded seminar series.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0227-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2008.shtm
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "In the
    last week or two there have been a rash of RFEs issued on PT H-1
    cases."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0227-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Valentino Achak Deng of Sudan, Rosika
    Schwimmer of Austria Hungary, and Arthur Mkoyan of Armenia
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0227-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Sanders H-1B Amendment In H.R. 1
    Here is the final text of the Sanders H-1B amendment in Section
    1611 of Title XVI of the stimulus act, H.R. 1.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-hr1.shtm
    (b) USCIS To Adjudicate Russian I-600s
    USCIS announced that beginning March 30, 2009, it will assume
    responsibility from the Department of State for adjudicating any
    Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative,
    filed within the Russian Federation. For the announcement, see
    here
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-russia.pdf
    and for the FAQs see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-russiaqa.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-russia.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
    http://www.foxrothschild.com
    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
    and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
    computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
    http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/paralegal/default.aspx?id=9164.
    EOE.
    (b) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
    inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
    research.  Competitive hourly or flat fees.  References available
    upon request.  Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
    for additional details.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
    industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
    to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
    arena as well as make a positive impact on individuals and their
    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,
    and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case
    management, customer facing, communication and writing skills
    required. Full relocation package offered. To view detailed job
    description and apply, see here.
    http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=B54F3F7B-A49E-47CB-90F7-C40C7AEB8481&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=Des

    (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Beverly Hills, CA - Busy immigration law firm has immediate
    opening for experienced, hard-working and creative self-starter.
    Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
    environment where deadlines are critical, must be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have experience in handling
    nonimmigrant business and/or NIV visas and consular practice,
    PERM, family, removal proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit
    Court Appeals, and federal litigation. Must have following:
    demonstrate quick analytical ability and facility to articulate
    critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
    strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
    possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
    professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
    skills. Expected to do own legal research and writing and to be
    substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
    correspondence/pleadings. Occasional travel required; bilingual a
    plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
    reimbursement. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample (max.
    10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
    mailto:sirennesanchez@asherson.net.
    (e) Case Management Technology
    Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom
    has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of
    mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no
    patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online
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    management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring,
    emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and
    reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of
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    included. Online access for clients to check case status
    included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional
    services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks
    integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all
    documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to
    support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations.
    We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes
    and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a
    profitable, financially sound company, employing 100+ engineers,
    sales, and support staff. INSZoom is ISO 27001:2005 certified and
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    To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or
    email mailto:info@inszoom.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Supreme Court Questions Use Of ID Theft Law Against Illegal
    Workers
    The Supreme Court gave a skeptical hearing Wednesday to the
    government's use of a strong new identity theft law against
    illegal workers who use fake ID cards.
    (b) ACLU Signs Add To Washington State's Immigration Storm
    An immigration showdown is brewing on Washington's Olympic
    Peninsula, where simmering tensions and borderline hostility have
    fueled a turf war between the local community and the Border
    Patrol agents assigned to protect it.
    (c) Immigration Groups Seek Release Of Mother Of 3
    Advocates for an undocumented Honduran immigrant, apprehended
    when Tavares police responded to a domestic violence call, vowed
    Wednesday to continue fighting to keep her in the country.
    (d) More Texas Agencies Using Immigration Database
    Nearly a dozen more North Texas law enforcement agencies will
    have the ability to access federal criminal and immigration
    records simultaneously when taking suspects' fingerprints during
    booking, federal officials announced Wednesday.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0227.shtm#Headlines
    ________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Submit Your Announcement
    If you have a professional announcement such as: New Position,
    Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address,
    New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner, that
    you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your
    professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    comingsNgoings announcements is a free service.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Visa waiver program is actually racist in nature. Not all
    citizens of the VWP beneficiaries are rich and have no intention
    to work here illegally, and not all developing nations citizens
    are poor folks who will do dish washing for less than minimum
    wage here. Instead of begging Chinese to buy our Treasury Bonds
    (our debt) why not inviting them to visit US and spend their
    money here to stimulate our economy, only the wealthy ones of
    course. It's time for us to enact guarantor visa system. It's
    smart, and it's a common sense policy. Foreigners who wish to get
    visas must have third parties to guarantee that they will
    faithfully obey the terms and conditions of their visas.
    Argentina was once a beneficiary of VWP when it was prosperous
    enough to be trusted, but then we took it away because the nation
    was in economy chaos and bankruptcy, the same should apply to
    Iceland and maybe UK if it goes under as well, and maybe other
    nations will impose the same restrictions on us, if we go under
    with such a huge debt we can't never imagine how to pay them off.
    Yes, it's so unfair to be poor folks living in a bankrupt and
    corrupt nation and have no rights to improve themselves to
    immigrate to other lands, then hopefully we or our children won't
    experience the same unfair and unfortunate faith in the future.
    Robert Yang
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding S. Sheplov's letter (02/26/09 ID): Apparently, it is
    the goal of the entry enthusiasts to be the ones with the most
    "compassion" as our ship of state, like the Titanic, sinks slowly
    to the bottom of the sea. Clearly (for most), the huge problem
    today is overwhelming numbers, both for US and the World. It is
    the goal of restrictionists to act responsibly by limiting entry
    numbers to prevent otherwise unavoidable tragedy rather than
    trying to pack as many entrants legal or illegal here regardless
    of our rule of laws, quality of life, national sovereignty or
    social cohesion. As Frosty Wooldridge's 2/23/9 newswithviews.com
    article states: "Today, at 306 million citizens, America adds 3.1
    to 3.4 million annually. U.S. population projections show America
    adding 100 million by 2035, a mere 26 years from now. (PEW
    Report: US Population Projections, March 2006)  Globally, humans
    add 77 million annually, net gain. That increase expects human
    planet expansion to multiply from 6.7 billion to a low of 9.2
    billion to as high as 9.8 billion in 41 years--2050.
    (populationmedia.org). The human race gallops toward a collision
    with its own numbers." The reason our entry system is "broken" is
    the direct result of so-called experts grasping the
    "complexities" with a "reasoned diagnosis" as they did in l965,
    1986 and elsewhere all for the narrow benefit of profiteers,
    ideologues, special interests and foreigners. Eliminating visa
    waivers would not stop tourists, only terrorists. A "moratorium"
    would be drastic, but not "draconian" and compatible with "the
    principle of proportionality" because of the excesses of the past
    and present, including ID's Comment of "Revolutionary Solution"
    (02/25/09 ID) which schemes to bypass our representative form of
    government by executive fiat for a dubious purpose. What could be
    more foolish or un-American?
    Jim Roberts
    _________________________________________________________________
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  2. Feb 26 - Fake Lawyer

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 26, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0226.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Fake Lawyer
    2.  Focus: Business Immigration Law
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Consular Corner: February 2009 by Liam Schwartz
        (b) The State's Quest For Total Information Awareness by
        David M. Brown for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Expands Premium Processing For Designated I-140s
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Position Sought
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (e) Case Management Technology
        (f) Immigration Law Certificate
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) New Picks For DHS Raise Hopes For Immigration Reform
        (b) Lawmakers Try New Approach To Immigration Changes
        (c) Indiana Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill
        (d) US Charges Salvadoran Ex-Defense Minister With
        Immigration Fraud
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Godfrey Y. Muwonge
        (c) Sergi Sheplov
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0226.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Fake Lawyer
    The New York Law Journal
    http://www.law.com/jsp/nylj/PubArticleNY.jsp?hubtype=TopStories&id=1202428561473
    reports on the arrest of a man falsely posing as an immigration
    attorney, and the measures taken by the bar to provide assistance
    to his wronged clients. "Hundreds of immigrants were left angry
    and confused when the man they thought was their legal counsel,
    Victor M. Espinal, was arrested for allegedly posing as an
    immigration attorney. Nearly 125 of Mr. Espinal's clients poured
    into the lobby of the New York City Bar Association on Monday
    evening to attend a free clinic where 54 attorneys volunteered to
    help them sort through their legal and immigration options. "
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Business Immigration Law
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce that "Business Immigration Law:
    Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-
    authored by: Rodney A. Malpert and Amanda Petersen and its
    companion book "Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings"
    published by Law Journal Press are now available for purchase on
    ILW.COM. Contributors to the book include Tarik H. Sultan, Roger
    C. Wolf, Rebecca S. Whitehouse, George N. Lester, IV, Richard A.
    Gump, Jr., Leslie K. L. Thiele, Ellen G. Yost, Nancy H. Morowitz,
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    For the fax order form, see here.
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Consular Corner: February 2009
    Liam Schwartz writes "The guiding hand behind 99 State 21138 was
    the late Stephen K. Fischel, who throughout three decades of
    service at the Department did more than anyone to promote the
    relationship between consul and counsel."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0226-schwartz.shtm
    http://www.lsa-law.com/
    (b) The State's Quest For Total Information Awareness
    David M. Brown for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "If Total Information Awareness is to be stopped, it will most
    likely be stopped not by the principles or natural inclinations
    of politicians, but by the principles and protests of
    constituents."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0226-brown.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "More interesting to me is the appointment by
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano of Esther Olavarria as the Deputy
    Assistant Secretary for Policy. The pro-immigration community
    should be cheering loudly over Esther's appointment."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0226-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Expands Premium Processing For Designated I-140s
    USCIS announced that it will expand Premium Processing Service
    for designated Forms I-140 to include alien beneficiaries who
    have reached, or are reaching, their limitation of stay in H-1B
    nonimmigrant status. For the announcement, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0226-i140.pdf
    and for the fact sheet, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0226-i140factsheet.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0226-i140.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
    http://www.foxrothschild.com
    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
    and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
    computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
    http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/paralegal/default.aspx?id=9164.
    EOE.
    (b) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
    inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
    research.  Competitive hourly or flat fees.  References available
    upon request.  Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
    for additional details.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
    industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
    to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
    arena as well as make a positive impact on individuals and their
    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,
    and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case
    management, customer facing, communication and writing skills
    required. Full relocation package offered. To view detailed job
    description and apply, see here.
    http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=B54F3F7B-A49E-47CB-90F7-C40C7AEB8481&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=Des

    (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Beverly Hills, CA - Busy immigration law firm has immediate
    opening for experienced, hard-working and creative self-starter.
    Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
    environment where deadlines are critical, must be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have experience in handling
    nonimmigrant business and/or NIV visas and consular practice,
    PERM, family, removal proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit
    Court Appeals, and federal litigation. Must have following:
    demonstrate quick analytical ability and facility to articulate
    critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
    strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
    possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
    professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
    skills. Expected to do own legal research and writing and to be
    substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
    correspondence/pleadings. Occasional travel required; bilingual a
    plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
    reimbursement. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample (max.
    10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
    mailto:sirennesanchez@asherson.net.
    (e) Case Management Technology
    Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
    support, ImmigrationTracker
    http://www.immigrationtracker.com
    is the most flexible and dependable immigration management
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) New Picks For DHS Raise Hopes For Immigration Reform
    Esther Olavarria, a Senior Fellow and Director of Immigration
    Policy at the Center for American Progress, is his pick for
    deputy assistant secretary of homeland security for policy.
    (b) Lawmakers Try New Approach To Immigration Changes
    Latino lawmakers and advocates are taking a new approach to the
    push for changes in U.S. immigration policy, making a
    humanitarian appeal to Americans to support fellow citizens who
    have relatives living in fear of detention and deportation.
    (c) Indiana Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill
    Indiana businesses that repeatedly knowingly hire illegal
    immigrants would face one of the toughest penalties in the nation
    under legislation the Indiana Senate passed Tuesday night.
    (d) US Charges Salvadoran Ex-Defense Minister With Immigration
    Fraud
    US authorities have charged a former defense minister for El
    Salvador with two counts of immigration fraud.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0226.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    On Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m., Wagner College's Hugh L. Carey
    Center for Government Reform welcomes Joseph J. Salvo for a
    lecture entitled, "New Immigrants to New York: How and When Will
    They Gain Power in Government?" For more info see:
    www.wagner.edu/carey_center/
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Paul Good's letter (02/25/09 ID) has corrected some
    misunderstandings about details in my letter (02/24/09 ID)
    concerning Thai students. But what is clear is that, according to
    Mr. Good's letter, all the students wishing to immigrate to the
    US did so legally. Therefore, we are looking at the case of a
    relatively prosperous Asian country, once indeed known as an
    "Asian Tiger"', whose exchange visitors, according to Mr. Good's
    letter, scrupulously followed the US immigration laws. Yet this
    important Asian country and long-standing US ally is not on the
    visa waiver list. On the other hand, there is a long list of
    economically depressed Eastern European countries (as well as at
    least one Western European country, Iceland) which are on the
    list. The excuse for this blatant discrimination is given as
    "overstay statistics". But anybody can prove anything with
    statistics. Look at the infamous book "The Bell Curve" which, a
    number of years ago, supposedly "proved" through statistics that
    African-Americans are allegedly not as smart as whites. Now
    purported overstay figures are being used, in effect, to claim
    that visitors from white countries can be more trusted to obey
    the law than visitors from non-white countries. Who needs such
    "statistics"?
    Roger Algase, Esq.                  New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the article "The Path Less Taken" (02/25/09 ID):
    Although I don't pretend having come up with the idea, I do
    propose ADI " Accounting and Dynamic Integration " in my new
    book, Immigration Reform: We Can Do It, If We Apply Our Founders'
    True Ideals (Hamilton, 2009). It is part of chapter 12 -
    Dynamically Integrating our Immigration System. In it, I propose
    taking focus away from legalization or Path to X, and focusing on
    the workplace. There, as I propose, employers can both provide
    legal employment, if we permit them, and accounting for 9-11
    security and related purposes. The CBOs and legal community would
    have to work with employers, along with law-enforcement,
    something already familiar to them in "community policing"
    schemes. The legal community would do what it does in labor
    certification cases, incidentally a platform that can be adapted
    to this purpose.     What this permits is throttling back, in
    aircraft talk. It will take "amnesty" away from its naysayers who
    use it as a bludgeon to kill any progressive immigration reform
    proposal.
    Godfrey Y. Muwonge
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The man who had extreme elbow pain fortunately got a second
    opinion and after a careful and thoughtful examination by a
    compassionate and caring doctor was diagnosed with a dislocated
    shoulder. The doctors analogy in Roberts' letter (02/25/09 ID) is
    a sad commentary on the restrictionist viewpoint clearly lacking
    in compassion and the ability to grasp the complexities of the
    discussion at hand. Immigration Law is "broken" and the
    prescription for fixing it is a reasoned diagnosis of what is the
    cause of problem, and careful consideration of the complexities
    of the issue. The suggestion of a recision of the Visa waiver
    program throws the baby out with the bath water, the baby being
    our multi-billion dollar annual toursit industry, A moratorium on
    Immigration? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
    We are a nation of Immigrants, our collective DNA is what makes
    "US" the great USA. Shutting the door on future immigrants is not
    the answer it could be the beginning of a whole new set of
    problems. Much of our current problem with illegal entry and
    failure to depart is a direct result of draconian provisions in
    the existing Immigration Law. Recognizing the flaws in the
    current system that promote illegal entry, and adopting
    strategies to minimize the problem going forward is what most
    advocates of reform  are in favor of.  There is no way to exempt
    undocumented workers from consequences but many reform advocates
    attempt to remind us that almost all migrant works have paid a
    price already in exploitation. The most popular solutions that I
    am aware of simply state the penalties that are imposed should
    simply be in line with the extent of the offense in keeping with
    our long standing principle of proportionality.
    Sergi Sheplov
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  3. Feb 25 - Revolutionary Solution

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    February 25, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0225.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Revolutionary Solution
    2.  Focus: Deadline Is Wed, Feb 25th For Investor Options For
        Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Path Less Taken: Is There An Alternative To Waiting
        For Comprehensive Immigration Reform? by Gary Endelman and
        Cyrus D. Mehta
        (b) Ten Common Tax Return Errors Foreign Nationals Should
        Avoid by Paula N. Singer, Esq.
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Harri Kulovaara, and Hugh Jackman
        by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) CRS Report On The H-2A Program
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Position Sought
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Website Services
        (e) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Advocates Slam Last-Minute Mukasey Rule
        (b) San Franciscans Get A New ID Card Program
        (c) Closed Door Politics
        (d) Indian Firms, Microsoft Top H-1B List
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Jim Roberts
        (b) Paul Good
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    1.  COMMENT
    Revolutionary Solution
    The central assumption of immigration advocates is that only
    Congress can ameliorate the immigration crisis. Whether it is
    inadequate quota numbers - both family and employment, or the
    absence of options for "other worker" temporary visas, or
    anything else, it has long been presumed that only Congress can
    remedy the situation. Today's Featured Article, "The Path Less
    Taken: Is There An Alternative To Waiting For Comprehensive
    Immigration Reform?" by Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta questions
    the "only Congress can solve this" supposition. The article
    argues that there is ample room in the Immigration and
    Nationality Act, for the Executive Branch, acting alone and
    without Congress, to take decisive curative action. The key is to
    separate permanent residency from the two critical benefits that
    flow therefrom - legal work authorization and ability to travel.
    Both of these benefits can be made available, by Executive fiat,
    to millions of immigrants - both present and future, immediately,
    without any act of Congress. Once these benefits are in hand,
    Congress can grant permanent residency and citizenship, when the
    time is propitious, without being held hostage by the anti-
    immigrationists. This article explores how the once-unthinkable
    can be achieved lawfully through the enlightened use of President
    Obama's and Secretary Napolitano's inherent discretionary
    authority under the current statutory regime. We urge all those
    involved in immigration advocacy to take a close look at the
    intellectual ammunition in this article to chart a new path to
    the promised land of immigration benefits. To read the Article,
    see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-endelman.shtm
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Deadline Is Wed, Feb 25th For Investor Options For Beginners
    Wednesday, Feb 25th is the deadline for "Investor Options For
    Beginners" a 3-part telephone seminar series, featuring Edward
    Carroll as discussion leader and Robert Gaffney, Barry Gleen,
    Carolyn Lee, Susan Pilcher, Richard Sindelar and other speakers
    to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:
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    ++ H-1B - Beneficiary Ownership
    ++ L-1 & E-2 - A Comparison
    ++ LPR - Extraordinary Ability
    ++ LPR - Multi-National Executives and Managers
    SECOND Phone Session on March 26: Comparing E-2 and EB-5
    Investments
    ++ Amount of Investment
    ++ Type of Investment
    ++ Employment Creation
    ++ Source of Funds
    ++ Risk
    ++ Involvement of the Investor
    ++ Timing
    THIRD Phone Session on April 30: EB-5: Individual v. Regional
    Center Cases
    ++ Commercial Enterprise
    ++ Employment Creation
    ++ Management / Role of Investor
    ++ Amount of Investment
    ++ Source of Funds
    ++ Removal of Conditions
    Don't wait to register, Wednesday, February 25th is the
    deadline. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed
    curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.shtm. Fax form:
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     ________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Path Less Taken: Is There An Alternative To Waiting For
    Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
    Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta write "For the past twenty-five
    years, the Visa Office in the State Department has employed a
    more flexible mechanism to ensure a smooth and regular allocation
    of immigrant visas known as the "qualifying date"."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-endelman.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-endelman.shtm#bio
    (b) Ten Common Tax Return Errors Foreign Nationals Should Avoid
    Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Many foreign nationals submit
    incorrect tax returns (or do not submit at all) because of lack
    of awareness of the different rules that can apply to foreign
    nationals' returns."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-singer.shtm
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    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Harri Kulovaara, and Hugh Jackman
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CRS Report On The H-2A Program
    The Congressional Research Service released a report on the H-2A
    Program and the DOL's proposed February 12, 2008 changes in
    the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR).
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0225-crs.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Advocates Slam Last-Minute Mukasey Rule
    Organizations that strongly oppose illegal immigration complain
    that it's too easy for undocumented immigrants to delay
    deportation by arguing that their previous lawyer was
    "ineffective."
    (b) San Franciscans Get A New ID Card Program
    San Francisco City Hall started issuing municipal photo
    identification cards to city residents on Jan. 15, regardless of
    their immigration status.
    (c) Closed Door Politics
    The election of 2008 proved catastrophic for opponents of
    comprehensive immigration reform.
    (d) Indian Firms, Microsoft Top H-1B List
    Indian outsourcers, along with Microsoft, again lead the list of
    companies bringing foreign workers to the U.S. on the H-1B visa
    program.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0225.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event
    Have you signed up for the CIS Ombudsman's February
    teleconference on "Refugee Processing: Your Questions and
    Comments" - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2-3 pm. EST? We look
    forward to hearing your questions, concerns, suggestions or other
    input on this topic both at our
    cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov email account prior to the
    call and on the call itself. To participate in this call, please
    RSVP to cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Regarding yesterdays trio of Letters (2/24/09 ID), like a good
    sandwich, the meat of the matter is contained in the middle with
    J. Henderson's (b), "there would be no traumatized children if
    their parents obeyed the law".  Like the man who said to his
    doctor, I have extreme elbow pain when I lift it above my
    shoulder. The doctor advised him not to lift the elbow above his
    shoulder. Millions of visa over-stayers and border-crossers would
    be well advised to respect and not break our entry laws which
    would preclude all of the sad stories we hear. A correct
    interpretation of the 14th Amd. birthright citizenship issue
    would prevent many more.  Enforcing any of our laws results in
    "Creating hardship", but entry enthusiasts want illegal migrants
    to be exempt from any consequences as has to a large degree been
    the case in the past due to lax enforcement. In a post 911 era,
    serious enforcement is called for and the tightening of other
    policies. The correct policy question regarding visa's is not
    whether it is "racism", but what protects US. The answer is that
    there should be no visa waivers whatsoever, but that all visiting
    entrants should flll out the forms and be registered and tracked
    including a record of their leaving.  There is no national
    security without this. Other than short, tracked visits, a good
    case can be made for an immigration moratorium, to sort out the
    lax and loose past policies resulting in excessive entrants.
    Immigration advocates can't seem to understand why the security
    and other interests of US citizens should come before those of
    foreigners.  What other term is there to describe this blind
    bias, except as being un-American?
    Jim Roberts
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Mr. Algase's letter (02/25/09 ID) misses the point on the visa
    waiver discussion.  His letter implied that visa waiver countries
    got them because of a racial preference on the U.S. part, i.e.
    generally going to "white countries" with a couple of exceptions
    for "honorary whites" as the South Africans used to call the
    Orientals.  My argument is that visa waiver countries qualify for
    that status because their "loss" rate is less than 5%, i.e. the
    countries who qualify are economically developed so their
    citizens are not so tempted to overstay their visits to the U.S.
    My illustration of Thailand was to show that the pull of the U.S.
    was so strong that these young students all wanted to return to
    the U.S. My letter did not state that they all got immigrant
    visas out of Thailand.  I said they all ended up as immigrants
    though most served an interim period as F-1 or H-1B.  Several
    actually married foreign service officers. I ran into one in
    Ceylon when her husband was there as DCM.  We don't give a visa
    waiver to Thailand because the economic pull of the U.S. is so
    strong that the overstay rate would be far over 5%.
    Paul Good
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  4. Feb 24 - CRS Reports

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    February 24, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0224.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: CRS Reports
    2.* Focus: Tuesday Is Deadline For I-9 Update
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) A Refresher And Follow Up Look At The Case Of
    *** DerKevorkian v. Lionbridge Techs, Inc. by John Rotterman,
    *** Esq.
    *** (b) US-Mexico Border Policy Report by Fernando Garcia et. al
    *** of Border Network For Human Rights
    *** (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.* News:
    *** (a) USCIS Final Rule On US Armed Forces Employment
    *** Verification
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Position Sought
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (d) Expert Witness Services
    *** (e) J-1 Visa Program
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) The Two Faces Of DHS Secretary Napolitano
    *** (b) Immigration Crackdown Written Into The New Stimulus Law
    *** Will Damage New York's Financial Sector
    *** (c) Prayer Vigil Focuses On Immigration Reform
    *** (d) Taking A Stand For Legal Immigration
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) New Website - CLINIC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    *** (b) John Henderson
    *** (c) Sergi Sheplov
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    1.* COMMENT
    CRS Reports
    All CRS reports featured on ILW.COM can be found on our CRS
    Reports page.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/crs.shtm
    CRS reports from the Congressional Research Service are in-depth
    and scholarly, unlike GAO and OIG reports which focus primarily
    on budget and fraud issues, respectively. CRS reports are
    intended for Congressional representatives and their staffers,
    and are not easily obtainable, unlike GAO and OIG reports which
    are available to the public on a variety of government websites.
    We are pleased that CRS reports on immigration are available on
    ILW.COM on a handy page that you may wish to bookmark.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/crs.shtm
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    Tuesday Is Deadline For I-9 Update
    Tuesday, Feb 23rd is the deadline for the I-9 Update session of
    the 3-part telephone seminar "Employer Sanctions For Experts"
    (speakers: Angelo Paparelli, Don Crocetti, Laura Danielson,
    Bonnie Gibson, Douglas D. Hauer, John Quill, Batya Schwartz
    Ehrens and others to be announced). The curriculum is as follows:
    ++ Key Changes in the New I-9 Form and New DHS Regulation
    ++ E-Verify Mandates That Change the I-9 Process
    ++ Paper-Based versus Electronic I-9s - Pros and Cons
    ++ Employer Self-Audits and Attorney Audits - Practical and Legal
    Concerns
    ++ Employer Compliance Policies and Raid-Readiness Precautions
    ++ Constructive Knowledge:* Beyond No-Match Concerns
    Don't wait to register. Tuesday, Feb 23d is the deadline! For
    more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200903.shtm Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200903.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) A Refresher And Follow Up Look At The Case Of DerKevorkian v.
    Lionbridge Techs, Inc.
    John Rotterman, Esq. writes "Over two years later, on December 3,
    2008, the 10th Circuit remanded and now DerKevorkian may lose all
    of those damages."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0224-rotterman.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (b) US-Mexico Border Policy Report
    Fernando Garcia et. al of Border Network For Human Rights write
    "This report is the culmination of years of effort among border
    leaders to provide local law enforcement, government and
    community expertise to the
    national debate over immigration policy and border security."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0224-fernando.pdf
    http://www.bnhr.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes " ... the Project Manager has been quietly
    and discreetly removed from the list of available job
    opportunities for description of job functions and titles for
    temporary visas and/or labor certification."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0224-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) USCIS Final Rule On US Armed Forces Employment Verification
    USCIS published notice of a final rule in the Federal Register on
    the employment authorization and verification of aliens enlisting
    in the Armed Forces, effective February 23, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0224-armed.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
    inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
    research.* Competitive hourly or flat fees.* References available
    upon request.* Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
    for additional details.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
    industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
    to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
    arena as well as make a positive impact on individuals and their
    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,
    and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case
    management, customer facing, communication and writing skills
    required. Full relocation package offered. To view detailed job
    description and apply, see here.
    http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=B54F3F7B-A49E-47CB-90F7-C40C7AEB8481&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=Des
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Beverly Hills, CA - Busy immigration law firm has immediate
    opening for experienced, hard-working and creative self-starter.
    Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
    environment where deadlines are critical, must be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have experience in handling
    nonimmigrant business and/or NIV visas and consular practice,
    PERM, family, removal proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit
    Court Appeals, and federal litigation. Must have following:
    demonstrate quick analytical ability and facility to articulate
    critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
    strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
    possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
    professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
    skills. Expected to do own legal research and writing and to be
    substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
    correspondence/pleadings. Occasional travel required; bilingual a
    plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
    reimbursement. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample (max.
    10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
    mailto:sirennesanchez@asherson.net.
    (d) Expert Witness Services
    Muslim World Expert
    http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
    Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on
    immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former
    Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court
    cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS
    (asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with very high success
    rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials
    from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see:
    http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
    Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M.
    Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of
    International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
    mailto:sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of
    my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.
    (e) 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.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.* Headlines
    (a) The Two Faces Of DHS Secretary Napolitano
    Illegal Immigration critics are complaining that Arizona's former
    governor, now Secretary of Homeland Security, played politics
    when she announced a state of emergency during the Bush
    Administration in response to illegal aliens and then she vetoed
    a new bill that would aid law enforcement in curtailing rampant
    illegal immigration.
    (b) Immigration Crackdown Written Into The New Stimulus Law Will
    Damage New York's Financial Sector
    An immigration crackdown written into the new stimulus law will
    damage New York's financial sector - and must be repealed
    immediately.
    (c) Prayer Vigil Focuses On Immigration Reform
    Humanity and compassion must be the twin components of any
    immigration reform if it is to succeed, according to leaders at
    an interfaith prayer vigil held yesterday at Community United
    Methodist Church in Massapequa.
    (d) Taking A Stand For Legal Immigration
    The founder of the Minuteman Project is heading to Harvard later
    this month to debate the issue of illegal immigration.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0224.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.* ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) New Website - CLINIC
    The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) is pleased to
    announce the launch of its new website. We have worked hard to
    design a site that is user-friendly, and we are sure that you
    will like it. www.cliniclegal.org. 415 Michigan Ave NE,
    Washington DC 20017, national@cliniclegal.org.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.* LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com* (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Several ID letters have expressed outrage over my letters' (ID
    2/19/09 and ID 2/20/09) suggestion that the fact that 31/35
    current visa waiver countries are in Europe (plus Australia and
    New Zealand) might have something to do with race. However, their
    arguments are barely comprehensible. Honza Prchal's letter (ID
    2/23/09) alleges that Turkish tourists have a better reputation
    in Europe and the Middle East than Saudi tourists (even though
    Saudis may be able to afford bigger tips than "impecunious"
    Turks). What does this have to do with the US visa waiver
    program? Paul Good's letter (ID 2/23/09) claims that, from his
    own experience in Thailand recruiting high school students for an
    exchange visitor program in the US, every single one of the
    returning students was "planning/scheming" to immigrate to the US
    and that some of them actually did, even though it took years. In
    other words, his letter seems to be saying that these students
    returned to Thailand, subsequently applied to become immigrants
    to the US and then waited patiently for years to receive their
    immigrant visas, all as required by law. How could America ever
    imagine granting visa waiver privileges to people from such a
    law-abiding country? In contrast to the above confused arguments,
    Gregory W. Christian's letter (ID 2/20/09) clearly points out our
    shameful discrimination against Haitian immigrants. His letter
    might also have added that President Clinton first used the US
    Coast Guard to blockade Haiti in order to stop desperate refugees
    from fleeing the Duvalier dictatorship (before he finally invaded
    Haiti and removed Duvalier). Haitians caught at sea trying to
    flee their country are still being sent back. And race has
    nothing to do with immigration? That (to paraphrase Mr. Prchal's
    letter) is the most "risible" statement of all.
    Roger Algase, Esq.* New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the alleged traumitized children of criminals arrested
    by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office (02/20/09 ID); there
    would be no traumitized children if their parents obeyed the law.
    But I guess that is too much to be expected of immigrants who
    believe that they have a right to break the law.
    John Henderson
    (c) Dear Editor:
    It is rather interesting how a Comment (02/20/09 ID) in support
    of humane treatment of undocumented families seems to always
    result in a heavy day of bashing. The incident in question no one
    would argue was a legitimate police stop. The police when they
    stop a non-hispanic typically don't get into citizenship
    questions. What comes after for this family is the real question.
    The family will not be able to find her for several days because
    there is no information system in place to provide this
    information. Once in detention she will be mixed with the general
    criminal population so she is at risk there. If her family is
    lucky enough to find her before she is deported they can possibly
    visit her through the glass but not touch her. This may require a
    10-14 hour round trip to some remote detention center. When she
    finally is deported her family will not be informed and she will
    return to the streets of her home country peniless since DHS
    doesn't let the family leave money, credit cards or cell phones.
    Sadly many of the children who are faced with this are left
    behind for weeks or months, and so many are US Citizens.
    Regardless of what you think of birthright citizenship in its
    current state this leaves our Police complicit in a taudry
    affair. The law allows for prosecutorial discretion and this is
    the place it should be used. Creating hardship for US Citizen
    children should not be a goal of our law enforcement officials.
    Sergi Sheplov
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  5. Feb 19 - A Class Apart

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 19, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: A Class Apart
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Removal For Experts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The H-1B Visa Program In An Economic Downturn by Adam
        Ketcher
        (b) Why Our Company Needs Immigrants by Michael C. Maibach
        for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) DOS Cable On B-1 Visas For Missionaries
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) CLE Immigration Event
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Website Services
        (e) Immigration Law Certificate
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Tale Crosses Line Into Soap Opera
        (b) Man Sentenced In NEPA Immigration Case
        (c) Haiti Blocks US Deportations
        (d) Study Faults Local Immigration Enforcement
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Appointment
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Sergi Sheplov
        (c) Robert Yang
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    1.  COMMENT
    A Class Apart
    The Austin American-Statesman
    http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/somosaustin/entries/2009/02/12/a_class_apart_is_in.html
    reports on "A Class Apart", a documentary  exploring the landmark
    1954 US Supreme Court decision in Hernandez v. Texas.
    "Relatively and lamentedly unknown in the broader pantheon of the
    civil rights movement, Hernandez v. Texas helped establish equal
    protection under the law for Mexican Americans, who though they
    had U.S. citizenship since 1848 suffered treatment as second-
    class citizens for generations. By successfully challenging that
    widespread, Jim Crow-style discrimination, Hernandez v. Texas
    became a seminal moment in the civil rights struggle, forever
    transforming the lives of Mexican Americans." The documentary is
    scheduled to air on PBS's "American Experience" on Monday,
    February 23.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is The Deadline For Removal For Experts
    Wednesday, Feb 18th is the deadline for "Removal For Experts" a
    3-part telephone seminar series, the curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on February 19: Right to Counsel in Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Statute/regulations explaining the right to representation in
    removal proceedings
    ++ EOIR attorney disciplinary regulations
    ++ Lozada vs. Compean
    SECOND Phone Session on March 19: The Changing Definition of
    Crimes of Moral Turpitude
    ++ The Categorical and Modified Categorical Approaches
    ++ BIA Case Law with a Focus on Matter of Silva-Trevino
    ++ Federal Circuit Court Case Law
    THIRD Phone Session on April 16: Litigation Tactics in Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Motions to Continue, Administratively Close or Terminate
    ++ Motions to Change Venue
    ++ Motions to Suppress
    ++ Discovery
    ++ Contesting Charges in the Notice to Appear
    ++ Objections
    ++ Authentication of Documents and Responding to FDL Reports
    Don't wait to register. Wednesday, February 18th is the deadline!
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200905.shtm Fax form:
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The H-1B Visa Program In An Economic Downturn
    Adam Ketcher writes "What must an H-1B employer do to properly
    wrap up the immigration end of this business relationship and
    what can the employee do to preserve his or her status?"
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0219-ketcher.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/Sub.aspx?MainIdx=ocyrus200591701543&SubIdx=ocyrus200612825533
    (b) Why Our Company Needs Immigrants
    Michael C. Maibach for the Foundation For Economic Education
    writes "No one country has a monopoly on brains. If we are to
    remain competitive, we must be free to choose among the best
    people available, wherever they might come from."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0219-maibach.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "New Homeland Security Secretary Janet
    Napolitano had an interview with NPR's Madeleine Brand where she
    discusses her priorities for DHS."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0219-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOS Cable On B-1 Visas For Missionaries
    This DOS cable discusses the B-1 visa as an option for religious
    missionaries.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0219-missionaries.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) CLE Immigration Event
    Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and
    AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
    exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
    year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
    respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
    chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
    current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
    opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors
    discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
    nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds.  This
    intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced
    practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro
    bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and
    have fun too. Early bird deadline is April 30th. For more info,
    including speakers, curriculum, and registration, see here.
    http://www.fedbar.org/immigration.html

    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
    industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
    to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
    arena as well as make a positive impact on individuals and their
    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,
    and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case
    management, customer facing, communication and writing skills
    required. Full relocation package offered. To view detailed job
    description and apply, see here.
    http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=B54F3F7B-A49E-47CB-90F7-C40C7AEB8481&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=Des

    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Beverly Hills, CA - Busy immigration law firm has immediate
    opening for experienced, hard-working and creative self-starter.
    Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
    environment where deadlines are critical, must be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have experience in handling
    nonimmigrant business and/or NIV visas and consular practice,
    PERM, family, removal proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit
    Court Appeals, and federal litigation. Must have following:
    demonstrate quick analytical ability and facility to articulate
    critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
    strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
    possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
    professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
    skills. Expected to do own legal research and writing and to be
    substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
    correspondence/pleadings. Occasional travel required; bilingual a
    plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
    reimbursement. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample (max.
    10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
    mailto:sirennesanchez@asherson.net.
    (d) Website Services
    Gain the competitive edge with your new website from INSZoom, the
    world's largest immigration software company. Choose from a range
    of template websites, complete with customized logos and images,
    60-70 pps. of professionally written immigration law content
    including news articles, processing dates, and priority times
    posted directly on your site. Our search engine optimization
    tools will increase your web traffic and prioritize your site in
    the major search engines. Our content management tool lets you
    update your site in real time. Customized intake sheets let you
    integrate your case management software directly into your site.
    Biweekly newsletters and email blast tools enable you to stay in
    constant touch with current clients and strengthen your potential
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    a reasonable cost with websites from INSZoom. Learn more online
    at http://www.inszoom.com/websites
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    (e) Immigration Law Certificate
    Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies
    and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate
    Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This
    graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
    credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive
    understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding
    the status of immigrants in the US, including family and
    employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is
    designed for individuals working in law firms, companies,
    government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they
    interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a
    regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
    of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning
    this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more
    information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
    applications and to register, see here.
    http://www.sps.cuny.edu/programs/spscourses/programdescription.aspx?pid=17&sid=ILCP
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Tale Crosses Line Into Soap Opera
    The surprising success of "Crash" seems to have encouraged other
    filmmakers who yearn to make socially conscious ensemble movies.
    (b) Man Sentenced In NEPA Immigration Case
    A man who helped run a business that found illegal immigrants
    factory work throughout Northeast Pennsylvania will serve more
    than five years in prison.
    (c) Haiti Blocks US Deportations
    U.S. immigration authorities have ordered 30,000 Haitians to
    leave the country, but Haitian officials are refusing to issue
    the travel documents needed for the deportations.
    (d) Study Faults Local Immigration Enforcement
    A new report says that local immigration enforcement programs
    have "created a climate of racial profiling and community
    insecurity" in communities across North Carolina.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0219.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. To feature
    your event in Immigration Daily, see here
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    (a) New Appointment
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that
    three immigration judges were sworn in today during an
    investiture ceremony at EOIR Headquarters in Falls Church, Va.
    Acting Chief Immigration Judge Thomas Snow administered the oath
    of office to Thomas W. Janas, Cleveland Immigration Court; John
    R. O'Malley, Kansas City Immigration Court; and Rene D. Mateo,
    Miami Immigration Court.
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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:
    Some recent ID letters have argued that there is no racial
    discrimination in the US immigration system. The visa waiver
    program currently includes 35 countries. Three of them, Japan,
    South Korea and Brunei, are located in East Asia. All the rest
    are in Europe, except for Australia and New Zealand. Case closed.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                
    New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I share Gittelson's letter's (2/18/09 ID) frustration with
    writers to Immigration Daily who fail to articulate a solution
    other than "enforce existing laws" which clearly is not
    efffective or we wouldn't have 11-12 million people without
    authorization to be here. The name calling "open borders
    advocates" etc, doesn't support the arguments and it undermines
    the writers credibility. I as patriotic as my next door neighbor
    and would like to see sensible solutions that "do no harm". We
    are not in a state of anarchy nor is there an imminent threat of
    it. Our soverienty isn't undermined by individual migrant workers
    picking tomatoes.  Its odd an "conservative" response  to abandon
    the "small government" mantra to create a police state that will
    encroach on each and every one of our lives. Do we want to be
    randomly stopped by a government agent to "show my papers" at
    traffic stops in 287(g) cities?  The whole thing feels so "un-
    American".  In their punative zeal, how quickly we abandon the
    principle of punishing the "criminal" for a crime to now thinking
    up ever more engenious ways to penalize close relatives as well.
    Lest we forget these are "civil" administrative violations and
    most of the advocates are pushing for relief from draconian
    provisions of existing laws, not "amnesty". No one said there
    would be no punishment, just a movement for a system that
    recognizes the damage current law is inflicting on our citizens,
    communities and our economy.  Largely our discussions have been
    about nuclear family benefits or workers rights to fair
    treatment. I dare say from comments made here, many of those
    advocating for enforcement would sacrifice a real reduction in
    the number of illegals for the pleasure of watching Sherrif Joe
    parade people up and down the street.
    Sergi Sheplov
    (c) Dear Editor:
    What is it meant to be an American? What about nationhood? Yes,
    we're Americans, but does it mean we ignore the inconvenient
    truth that all immigration laws here and also in all developed
    nations are nothing but protectionism and apartheid policies to
    keep others to compete and "steal" jobs from whoever inside the
    "fences" ? How can we preach about our ideals and human rights to
    the world, while we deny many of their rights to pursue
    happiness, equal opportunities, liberty and prosperity while many
    of them have much more skills, education and qualification to
    earn much better? We, Americans are spoiled and selfish, pardon
    me to say this harsh truth, thinking that being Americans is such
    a previlege and an entitlement to automatic prosperity without
    earning it while many others living and working at the other
    parts of this planet must be happy to earn a fraction of we get
    here while they work harder and they posses better skills and
    education than us.  We, Americans must learn many other
    languages, master more skills, get serious in schools not
    partying all night then we can justify why we must earn $ 100 K a
    year salary or income. Today, we have telepresence, telemedicine,
    telesurgery, teleconference and rapid advance internet technology
    that really make immigration restriction obsolete. With sky high
    debt and deficit, foreigners will say enough is enough to hold
    our debt and start dumping our US dollar, and they'll surely say
    the free "buffet" and party for Americans is over. Yes, it's
    scary, but this time is not for whining but working and learning
    harder.
    Robert Yang
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