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  1. Jan 15 - Business Immigration Law

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    January 15, 2009
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Business Immigration Law
    2.* Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) The Difficulties Of US Asylum Claims Based On Sexual
    *** Orientation by Swetha Sridharan for Migration Information
    *** Source
    *** (b) Underdeveloping Indiana by Manuel F. Ayau Cordon for the
    *** Foundation For Economic Education
    *** (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.* News:
    *** (a) CIS Ombudsman On AC21 Immediate Denial Notice
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (c) Case Management Technology
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Democrats Face First Immigration Test
    *** (b) Study: Female Immigrant Detainees Get Poor Care
    *** (c) An Immigration Reform
    *** (d) Lawmakers' Plans Help, Hinder Illegal Immigrants In
    *** Arkansas
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) New Appointment - Founding Executive Director
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Sid Lachter, Esq.
    *** (b) John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    *** (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
    *** (d) Roger Algase, Esq.
    *** (e) Robert Gittelson
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    1.* COMMENT
    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, Charles H. Kuck, George N.
    Lester, IV, Richard A. Gump, Jr., Leslie K. L. Thiele, Ellen G.
    Yost, Nancy H. Morowitz,* Vicki L. Martin-Odette. For more info,
    including how to order, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/books/businessimmigrationstrategies.shtm
    For the fax order form, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/books/businessimmigrationstrategies.pdf
    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
    For more info, and to order, please see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/books/NurseImmigration.shtm
    For the fax order form, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/books/NurseImmigration.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) The Difficulties Of US Asylum Claims Based On Sexual
    Orientation
    Swetha Sridharan for Migration Information Source writes "Asylum
    claims based on persecution related to a lesbian, gay, bisexual,
    or transgender (LGBT) individual's sexual orientation are
    particularly difficult to file, argue, and win - even with
    substantial evidence of persecution and ill-treatment."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0115-sridharan.shtm
    http://www.migrationinformation.org/
    (b) Underdeveloping Indiana
    Manuel F. Ayau Cordon for the Foundation For Economic Education
    writes "Now let us imagine what it would mean to Indiana if it
    adopted the trade policies common to most underdeveloped
    countries."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0115-cordon.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of January 8, 2009 on
    his immigration law and policy blog.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0115-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) CIS Ombudsman On AC21 Immediate Denial Notice
    The CIS Ombudsman issued a notice entitled, "AC21 Issues: Did
    USCIS Immediately Deny Your Adjustment of Status Application
    Following a Change of Employment?"
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0115-AC21.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
    http://www.stinson.com
    seeks an experienced paralegal to assist in case management and
    preparation of a wide range of employment-based immigrant and
    non-immigrant petitions, PERM applications and Adjustment of
    Status applications. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP is one of the
    nation's largest law firms, with 335 attorneys in eight offices
    with experience in more than 45 practice areas, and represents
    clients in a full range of corporate, transaction and litigation
    matters. Please send resume with salary requirement to Lisa K
    Lange at: mailto:llange@stinson.com.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Downtown Washington, DC firm
    http://www.paulhaarlaw.com
    seeks mature and responsible senior business immigration
    paralegal with 4+ years experience in business immigration cases,
    including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O) and IV (including EB-1 and
    EB-2) and PERM.* Must be capable of independent work, including
    legal research, intensive client contact and drafting responses
    to complex RFEs and NOIDs.* Bilingual Spanish/English speaker
    preferred.* Must have bachelor's degree and excellent native-
    level English writing skills.* We are a boutique immigration firm
    with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours
    requirements.* Salary commensurate with experience.* Please email
    resume, references and writing sample to
    pschwartz@paulhaarlaw.com
    No calls please.
    (c) Case Management Technology
    Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
    support, ImmigrationTracker
    http://www.immigrationtracker.com
    is the most flexible and dependable immigration management
    solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys
    and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease
    of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge.
    As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited
    funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker
    would be it."* Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis.* Find out for yourself
    why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents
    of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through
    June 2007); 86% of the 25 largest immigration law firms (IndUS
    Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law
    firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked
    immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors
    (Chambers Global and the International Who's Who of Business
    Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.* Headlines
    (a) Democrats Face First Immigration Test
    After benefiting enormously from the Latino backlash against GOP
    anti-immigrant race baiting Democratic legislators will have
    their first reality test, albeit a modest one, on this hot button
    issue.
    (b) Study: Female Immigrant Detainees Get Poor Care
    Women held in three immigration-detention facilities in Arizona
    receive inadequate treatment, ranging from deficient medical care
    to being mixed in with people serving criminal sentences,
    University of Arizona researchers said Tuesday.
    (c) An Immigration Reform
    George W. Bush's presidency was a missed opportunity to update
    immigration laws through comprehensive reform.
    (d) Lawmakers' Plans Help, Hinder Illegal Immigrants In Arkansas
    A legislator filed a bill Tuesday that would ban illegal
    immigrants from receiving in-state tuition, state scholarships or
    financial aid, while another legislator is considering a bill
    that would have nearly the opposite effect.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0115.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) New Appointment - Founding Executive Director
    Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a Washington, D.C.-based non-
    governmental organization whose mission is to ensure pro bono
    legal counsel to unaccompanied immigrant children in the United
    States, announced the appointment of its founding Executive
    Director, Wendy Young. Ms. Young brings decades of immigration
    and refugee policy experience to her role at KIND. Most recently,
    she served as Chief Counsel on Immigration Policy in the Senate
    Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and
    Refugees for Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    The idea that the President-Elect has the burden of proof in
    regard to his citizenship is ludicrous.* The burden is on the
    people who claim that he is not a citizen.* Having nothing but
    fantasy to support their claim, they say that the ball is in his
    court because they want it to be, a position that is beyond
    ridiculous.* In the real world, his birth certificate, his
    passport, the background checks that he went through as a
    senator, the fact that every court case on the subject has been
    thrown out and the fact that none of the other presidential
    candidates ever questioned his citizenship are more than adequate
    proof that he is a natural-born citizen in all respects.* The
    naysayers need professional help if they think that any, let
    alone all of, the other candidates and the five conservative
    Republicans in the Supreme Court would have given him a free pass
    on being an ineligible, illegal candidate.
    Sid Lachter, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I've been an immigration lawyer in the US for more than a few
    years now, representing immigrants and their families, and can
    relate to Ms. Cogill's complaint about the Homeland Security
    system's lack of courtesy. They don't call them "ICE" for
    nothing. I personally know many agents, too, and can vouch for
    their claim to be actual human beings. They are just people. It's
    not their job to be welcoming; it's their job to protect our
    borders from evils of many types. They are often confronted by
    irate people who have been traveling uncomfortably for hours or
    days, and often these people are not pleasant to them. So, there
    is a give and take on both sides. The attitude of the ICE folks
    is sometimes understandable, as are attitudes of admittees, and
    there is also unreasonableness on both sides, but the government
    side will win in these contests. The letter writer sounds
    pompous, in that she wants more respect because she is "doing us
    a favor" by providing us with her knowledge, and is here only
    with the most egalitarian of motives, probably sacrificing her
    life in her homeland in order to do us this favor, in spite of
    the "constant persecution," she must endure in order to "get on
    with" her life here in the US. If one feels unwelcome in one's
    daily life in the US, ne really should take a look at one's
    attitude. If someone has been mistreated by ICE, complain to
    them. I don't know if it does any good, but give it a try. Also,
    one may get more respect if one is naturalized. Dual citizenship
    is accepted in the US, and a lot of things are easier for US
    citizens than for legal residents.
    John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative immigration
    restrictionist group, recently issued a report concerning why
    America needs secure driver licenses, touting Real ID as an
    effective weapon with which to fight terrorism and illegal
    immigration. But besides being a multi-million dollar fiasco in
    this time of financial crisis, one problem with Real ID is that
    it is inflexible and does not address real-world issues. For
    instance, when lawful nonimmigrant status - like an L-1 or H-1B -
    is expiring and USCIS is tardy in approving the extension, the
    nonimmigrant's driver license expires because it is linked to the
    I-94 expiration date. Although still legally in the US, the
    lawful nonimmigrant then has no permission to drive a motor
    vehicle. After approval of the extension of authorized stay by
    USCIS, the nonimmigrant must then reapply for a driver license,
    reissued at great expense to all. If DMV's across the nation
    would issue driver licenses for lawful nonimmigrants for 90 days
    past the expiration of an I-94, this would go a long way in
    solving this problem. Driver licenses are not the way to combat
    terrorism or illegal immigration. Under our current system, these
    will exist with or without driver licenses, so Real ID is a waste
    of precious money and only makes life frustrating for legal
    nonimmigrants who get caught up in the bureacratic shuffle.
    Nobody needs a driver license to commit acts of terror and nobody
    needs a driver license to get behind the wheel of a car. Is it
    even believable that an illegal alien scofflaw, while flaunting
    America's immigration laws, entering without inspection, working
    without authorization, perhaps commiting other crimes, will
    refrain from driving a motor vehicle just because they don't have
    a driver license? Ever wonder why there are so many hit and runs
    in California? Welcome to the monkey house.
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Article 2 of the US Constitution says that "No person except a
    Natural Born Citizen" ... shall be eligible to be President of
    the United States. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution says
    that "all persons born in the United States...are citizens of the
    United States." No matter how hard one tries to twist the English
    language, both of these provisions, read together, can only mean
    that anyone born in the US is a natural born citizen and
    therefore eligible to be president, despite Mario Apuzzo's
    letters' fixation with the notion that 'natural born citizen' has
    a more restrictive meaning, something that has not been the case
    ever since the Dred Scott decision, which held that black people
    could not be US citizens, was overruled by the 14th Amendment.
    There is nothing in either provision that makes an exception in
    order to exclude an African-American man, born in the the
    racially diverse state of Hawaii, with a Muslim name, who lived
    as a child in Indonesia, who has a Eurasian half-sister, and
    whose father was from Kenya, no matter how offensive Mario
    Apuzzo's letters may find these ideas. Therefore, it is not the
    Constitution that needs to be changed; what needs to be changed
    is the narrow mindset of those who desperately try to read their
    own prejudices into the Constitution.
    Roger Algase, Esq.* New York, NY
    (e) Dear Editor:
    While I applaud Mort Kandracke for being the more moderate and
    reasonable half of the Beltway Boys' team, I strongly feel that
    his article, as highlighted in the ID of 1/14/08, fails to
    address the true urgency and value, not to mention the political
    realities, of a "comprehensive" approach to immigration reform
    legislation. Don't get me wrong. On the whole, the article is
    balanced and a fair representation of the state of affairs, vis a
    vie the immigration debate. However, what the article fails to
    address is that the so called, "Ag-Jobs plus" approach, which the
    article details, as devised by Rick Swartz of the National
    Immigration Forum, is a red herring that will indefinately derail
    the legalization provisions of a true CIR, and thus will only
    exacerbate the current problems of illegal entry, family
    unification, and bringing all but a few of the 12,000,000
    undocumented out of the shadows, and on a pathway towards making
    them full fledged and productive members of society. Beware of
    the easy fix. It is easy for a reason. The problems of the many
    will not be solved through the helping of the few.
    Robert Gittelson
    Dear Editor:* Regarding the ID Letters of Jan l3th and l4th, M.
    Apuzzo's well written and logical response to R. Algase's
    letter's phony charge of "prejudice" regarding the matter of
    Obama's citizenship is much too polite, it's only fault. What is
    "plain and simple" in "pseudo" intellectual dress, is the
    constant race baiting and mongering from the Algase letters and
    others who shamelessly write such misleading nonsense, although
    most see through such devious drivel. The R. Yang letter should
    not consider the R. Algase letter of endorsement an accolade as
    the latter has long hid his anti-white America agenda behind the
    subterfuge of human rights, compassion and egalitarianism which
    is the height of hyprocrisy. While the Yang letter correctly
    calls for more selective entry, it errs in placing "humanitarian"
    as the primary entry concern at the expense of our national
    interest in which the "common sense" tools of enforcement and
    deportation are needed. Most of the prima facie evidence that I
    have seen, indicates an arrogance towards traditional America and
    it's interests by entry enthusiasts and an agenda for changing
    that, including it would appear, the Constitutional need to be a
    natural born citizen to be President. Matt. 19:6 is about
    marriage, not entry policies and it's violators. On the other
    hand, Matt. 7:13-14 which admonishes: "Enter ye in at the strait
    gate" would seem to have multiple applications from migrants to
    Presidential aspirants.
    Jim Roberts
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  2. Jan 9 - Top Links December 2008

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    January 9, 2009
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Top Links December 2008
    2.* Focus: Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For
    *** Winning Cases
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Demographic, Drucker, And The Entrepreneurial Society by
    *** Richard T. Herman, Esq.
    *** (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Bruno Bettelheim of Austria,
    *** Victoria Tennant of United Kingdom, and Michele Bohbot of
    *** Morocco by Kevin R. Johnson
    *** (c) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
    *** of the Hammond Law Group
    4.* News:
    *** (a) USCIS Announces H-2B Cap Is Reached
    *** (b) USCIS TPS Reminder For Eligible Honduras, Nicaragua and
    *** El Salvadoran Nationals
    *** (c) CIS Ombudsman Update On CSPA
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) Case Management Technology
    *** (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) We Can Stem Shortage
    *** (b) Illegal Immigration: The GOP's Elephant (In The Room)
    *** (c) Immigration Reform Advocates Want Obama's Attention
    *** (d) Immigration Still Plagues U.S.
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    *** (b) VIN
    *** (c) ASV
    *** (d) Matt
    *** (e) AJO
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    1.* COMMENT
    Top Links December 2008
    We feature the most accessed links by our readers in December
    2008 below:
    Top five December Immigration Daily Articles
    ++A Child Alone And Without Papers by Amy Thompson et al. for
    the Center For Public Policy Priorities
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1231-thompson.pdf
    ++The Nation Is Not A House by Donald J. Boudreaux for the
    Foundation For Economic Education
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1218-boudreaux.shtm
    ++Both Sides Of Immigration Debate Retrench by Tom Barry
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1223-barry.shtm
    ++Moderation And Immigration Reform by Harry DeMell
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1217-demell.shtm
    ++Joe Predicts: Zero Percent Chance Of Amnesty In 2009 by Joe
    Guzzardi
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1230-guzzardi.shtm
    Top five December Immigration Daily Items
    ++Neufeld Memo On N-400 Processing
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1210-neufeld.pdf
    ++DHS Says NY Enhanced Drivers License Is Acceptable Identity
    Document
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1203-identity.shtm
    ++DHS Publishes US VISIT Final Rule
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1222-USVISIT.shtm
    ++DHS Publishes H2B Final Rule
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1222-H2B.shtm
    ++CIS Ombudsman On Schedule A Nurse Visa Processing
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1211-schedule.pdf
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases
    The following is the table of contents for this book which is now
    being shipped:**
    ++Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
    ++Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
    ++Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
    ++Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
    ++Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal
    Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
    ++Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In
    Removal* Proceedings
    ++Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal
    Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions*
    ++Chapter 8: Judicial Review
    ++CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions
    of 8 USC, 18 USC, and other public laws, Relevant regulatory sections and
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    For the fax order form, see here.
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Demographic, Drucker, And The Entrepreneurial Society
    Richard T. Herman, Esq. writes "This force of foreign-born talent
    and entrepreneurship is an opportunity for cities and states that
    embrace this change."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0109-herman.shtm
    http://www.asklawyer.net/
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Bruno Bettelheim of Austria, Victoria
    Tennant of United Kingdom, and Michele Bohbot of Morocco
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0109-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    (c) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest
    entries as of December 23, 2008 on his immigration law and policy
    blog.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0109-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) USCIS Announces H-2B Cap Is Reached
    USCIS announced that the H-2B cap season for FY 2009 closed as of
    January 7th.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0109-cap.pdf
    (b) USCIS TPS Reminder For Eligible Honduras, Nicaragua and El
    Salvadoran Nationals
    USCIS reminds its customers that the re-registration period for
    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Honduras,
    Nicaragua, and El Salvador ended Dec. 30, 2008.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0109-tps.pdf
    (c) CIS Ombudsman Update On CSPA
    CIS Ombudsman's Office provided an update on the Child Status
    Protection Act.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0109-CSPA.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    to complex RFEs and NOIDs.* Bilingual Spanish/English speaker
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) We Can Stem Shortage
    The nation's nursing shortage is a "threat to the quality of
    patient care," according to a report by Homeland Security's
    Citizenship and Immigration Services ombudsman.
    (b) Illegal Immigration: The GOP's Elephant (In The Room)
    That would indicate the issue of the never-ending invasion of
    our borders will be ignored (on a bipartisan basis) in the near
    future, just as it was in the recent presidential campaign.
    (c) Immigration Reform Advocates Want Obama's Attention
    Advocates for immigration reform announced Wednesday they're
    planning a big march and rally in San Jose for the day after
    Inauguration Day.
    (d) Immigration Still Plagues U.S.
    If you think the bad economy has "solved" America's immigration
    problems, welcome to a reality check.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0109.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
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    January 14, 2009- The Constitution Project and Georgetown
    University Law Center are pleased to announce a discussion on the
    Constitution Project's newly released report, The Use and Abuse
    of Immigration Authority as a Counterterrorism Tool. Lunch at
    12:00 pm; Discussion from 12:15 - 2:00 pm, Georgetown University
    Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, McDonough Hall, Room 164,
    Washington, DC 20001. To register, email
    RSVP@constitutionproject.org with your name, the number of
    attendees, and the event name. Box lunch provided. There is no
    charge to attend. Copies of the report will be available at event.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Sergi Sheplov's excellent letter to the Editor on Obama's
    citizenship is brilliantly written and consistently correct,
    except for one point (1/8/09 ID). Unfortunately, in medical
    billing cases, tax law and several other areas under the thumb of
    heavy federal regulation, it is the burden of a citizen to prove
    his innocence. As a point of principle I agree that it should not
    be, but it is. That said, the results those Mr. Sheplov's letter
    predicts, "Thats why this Immigration Haters attitude is so
    scarey. If we give pencil pushers at DHS, Justice and State the
    freedom to incarcerate and strip a citizen of his birthright
    which are the rights to due process we create a nightmare." are
    generalizable across those other fields of law as well.
    Perversely, limiting the number of things one must prove to
    simple* production of a national biometric ID card, or various
    state ID cards that meet a verifiable national standard, would on
    balance place the burden of proof back on government in broad
    areas of our lives, and help clean up voting and immigration
    arguments besides. Returning to the "natural born" citizen
    argument, Obama was born in the US, but even if he wasn't, he was
    born to an American and, at the time our forefathers (I may not
    be related to them but America has allowed me to claim their
    political inheritance) adopted our Constitution, that meant he
    was a natural born citizen, just like John McCain was despite
    being born in the canal zone. Jus sanguinis, literally the law of
    blood, is not generally accounted a controversial principle and
    certainly was not in the day. It may be controversial in post-
    revolutionary France (and that postdated the U.S. Constitution),
    but even most nativists were, until recently, arguing that jus
    solis (citizenship by virtue of being born on American soil,
    literally the law of soil), not jus sanguinis was the problem.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Does anyone know whatever has happened to the US Department of
    Labor's PERM program? Currently, 5-6 months of waiting for any
    decision appears to be normal, no e-mails get responded to, no
    approvals, no denials. Looks like they got shut down. Did they?
    VIN* Tampa, FL
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Mario Apuzzo's letter (01/08/09 ID) states that a natural born
    citizen "means a child born on U.S. soil (or its equivalent) to
    two U.S. citizen parents (either citizens by birth or
    naturalized)."* I would like to know the basis for this
    interpretation.* I would also like to know what that makes me- a
    person born in the United States to parents who were not U.S.
    Citizens at the time of my birth.* Does this mean that I would
    not be eligible to become President of the United States because
    I'm "just" a national of the U.S. who was born and has spent her
    whole life here (I have evidence, in addition to by Certificate
    of Live Birth, that I was born here). And, if I am not eligible
    because, according to Mr. Apuzzo's letter's interpretation I do
    not have USC parents, how about my son who is now a second
    generation American. He was born to one USC parent and one LPR
    parent.* Does that mean that he too cannot become President of
    the U.S.?
    ASV* New York, NY
    (d) Dear Editor:
    thanks to Mario Apuzzo for his informative letter to the Editor
    concerning the subject of the legality of our President to be,
    Barack Obama. As a natural born citizen of this great country, I
    am, as many Americans, concerned that My President follow the law
    and Constitution. I don't want my President to be from the
    "Moon",and it is very material to me who my President is.
    Also,has it ever been considered that Obama was Adopted by Lolo
    Soetoro and lived and schooled in Indonesia under the name of
    Barry Soetoro? How did He get back to the name of Barack Obama? i
    assume He was "unadopted"? Do we have dual citizenship? I have
    personally just reached the conclusion our Presidency has been
    outsourced.
    Matt* Cherry Hill, NJ
    (e) Dear Editor:
    I am convinced the vast majority of the American people don't
    care whether Mr. President-elect was, in fact, born on Hawaii,
    Kenya, or on the moon, for that matter. As long as he does his
    job as promised, who cares? Opponents will keep howling about the
    law(s), etc. The "American, natural-born president" law was
    enacted hundreds of years ago for a particular, strictly
    political reason that may have made sense at the time. The very
    same goes for the electoral college and a couple of other ideas
    that were meant to prevent dangerous idiots from taking the
    highest offices of the land.* Again, let's focus on the future of
    the country that is literally falling apart and let's leave Mr.
    President-elect's birth certificate alone. Don't we all have any
    real problems?
    AJO
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    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    January 8, 2009
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Job Seeking Tips
    2.* Focus: Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Reporting Our Colleagues For Discipline To Save Our
    *** Clients From Deportation: An "Ineffective" System by Curtis
    *** Pierce and Matthew Hall
    *** (b) The Vatican And The Free Market by John C. Goodman for
    *** the Foundation For Economic Education
    *** (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.* News:
    *** (a) EOIR Announces New Professional Conduct Regulation
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) J-1 Visa Program
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) It's Education, Not Immigration
    *** (b) 2 Charged In Seattle With Gay Immigration Fraud
    *** (c) GOP Needs A Rethink On Immigration
    *** (d) Senate To Tackle Immigration?
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Honors And Awards - Chapel Hill, NC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.
    *** (b) Bob Warren, Esq.
    *** (c) Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    *** (d) AJO
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    1.* COMMENT
    Job Seeking Tips
    A law.com article shares 10 resolutions for job seeking success.
    For the story, see here.
    http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter/lawArticleCareerCenter.jsp?id=1202427217476
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
    Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor:
    Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
    (CLINIC) features:
    ++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System,
    Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence,
    Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through
    Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility,
    Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And
    Children, & Ethics
    ++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History,
    Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130,
    Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing
    Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage,
    I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions),
    I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or
    Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9)
    (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To
    Reapply For Admission After Deportation
    ++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22
    CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant
    statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS
    memos, public health service documents, etc.
    For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to
    order, http://www.ilw.com/store/familybasedimmigration.shtm. For
    the fax order form,
    http://www.ilw.com/store/familybasedimmigration.pdf.
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    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Reporting Our Colleagues For Discipline To Save Our Clients
    From Deportation: An "Ineffective" System
    Curtis Pierce and Matthew Hall write "Instead of struggling with
    how to comply with this "requirement," we should be fighting for
    its eradication."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0108-pierce.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0108-pierce.shtm#bio
    (b) The Vatican And The Free Market
    John C. Goodman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "To the extent that outside intellectuals have made an impact on
    Catholic social thought, the influence has come mainly from those
    who advocate the welfare state and are hostile to the market."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0108-goodman.shtm
    http://www.fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of December 18, 2008 on
    his immigration law and policy blog.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0108-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) EOIR Announces New Professional Conduct Regulation
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced changes to
    the rules and procedures concerning professional conduct for
    attorneys and other representatives (practitioners) who practice
    before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the immigration
    courts.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0108-disciplinary.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
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    Downtown Washington, DC firm
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    seeks mature and responsible senior business immigration
    paralegal with 4+ years experience in business immigration cases,
    including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O) and IV (including EB-1 and
    EB-2) and PERM.* Must be capable of independent work, including
    legal research, intensive client contact and drafting responses
    to complex RFEs and NOIDs.* Bilingual Spanish/English speaker
    preferred.* Must have bachelor's degree and excellent native-
    level English writing skills.* We are a boutique immigration firm
    with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours
    requirements.* Salary commensurate with experience.* Please email
    resume, references and writing sample to
    mailto:pschwartz@paulhaarlaw.com.* No calls please.
    (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.
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    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
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    visa, please email Melany Hamner: mailto:melanyh@aiesecus.org.
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) It's Education, Not Immigration
    Access to college is key for a society to move forward. It is an
    investment in our youth, and in our state, which provides lower
    cost tuition to students who attend for several years - and then
    graduate from - California's high schools.
    (b) 2 Charged In Seattle With Gay Immigration Fraud
    *A federal grand jury has charged two people in an alleged
    *immigration fraud conspiracy, saying they advised straight
    *immigrants to claim homosexuality - and potential persecution in
    *their home countries - when they applied for political asylum.
    (c) GOP Needs A Rethink On Immigration
    A new GOP approach to immigration would also recognize that there
    are two components to the debate - immigration policy and
    immigrant policy, the first governing who and how many we take,
    the second how we treat people once they're here.
    (d) Senate To Tackle Immigration?
    A majority of state lawmakers who participated in an Associated
    Press pre-session survey say they favor policies that take a
    tougher stance against illegal immigration.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0108.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) Honors And Awards - Chapel Hill, NC
    The North Carolina State Bar recently awarded Lisa R. Brenman
    certification as a Board Certified Immigration Law Specialist.
    She is one of 19 lawyers statewide to receive this distinction.
    Since 2000, Lisa Brenman has practiced immigration law
    exclusively concentrating in employment and family based matters.
    She is the owner of Brenman Immigration Law Firm in Chapel Hill,
    NC.* www.visas-us.com. 1-866-99-VISAS.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Given the financial crisis, it seems to me that President Elect
    Barack Obama can sell the notion of comprehensive immigration
    reform to include regularization of undocumented workers by
    making clear that it is in our nation's interest to make it easy
    for such people to pay their taxes and contribute to decreasing
    our nation's deficit. If you consider the figures including the
    number of undocumented workers who earn taxable income who do not
    pay into the system because they believe they cannot or just do
    not, how much they earn and their tax rate, you're talking about
    billions of dollars. The government needs that money now and
    Obama should pitch the American people if necessary. This is a
    common sense approach not tied to ideology, which is how he has
    said he intends to approach problems.
    Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I am getting ready to file an I 751," app.to remove conditions"
    for my wife,and I 'm wondering if the fingerprint requirements
    aren't a little extreme...To get to this point ,besides the three
    sets required before getting the visa to come to the U S, she has
    been fingerprinted again to get PR status at a Biometrics
    appointment. ON the I 751, it asks for 2 -FD 258 Fingerprint
    cards,(and where do we get them ?)filled in by a US Embassy or US
    Consulate official, after which she will get another appointment
    to go to another Biometrics appointment,for fingerprinting.. Does
    the DHS really need all these duplicate fingerprints,or is there
    too much duplication asked for in error?...I can not get the
    answer to this question from the Immigration people, without
    making an appointment, and travel 40 miles to their office,taking
    up valuable time and expense to do something that could be taken
    care of on the phone in 10 minutes. Maybe someone could tell me a
    phone* number to a source of free information to the answer I'm
    looking for.
    Bob Warren, Esq.
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Regarding Sergi Sheplov's letter of January 7, 2009, the Hawaii
    Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) is only prima facie evidence of
    a birth event and also the product of lax Hawaiian law of the
    time.* Many concerned Americans have placed into the public
    domain sufficient* evidence to rebut the COLB's prima facie
    presumption.* Now it is time* that Obama come forward with his
    evidence.* Why is it arrogance to ask Obama to prove who he is?
    Apart from all the arguments as to what a "natural born Citizen"
    means, Obama has to at a minimum prove he is a citizen. Whether
    or not he is a "natural born Citizen" once he proves he* was born
    in Hawaii is another issue. Mr. Sheplov's letter is correct,
    despite his letter's contempt for those who do their job to keep
    our nation safe from attack,* that there are "suspicious minds"
    when it comes to people's identify.* I* guess the adage that
    people have short memories is true.* How fast we* forget 9-11 and
    all the other threats that our nation faces every second* of the
    day. Finally, Mr. Sheplov's letter states that he does not know
    what a* "natural born Citizen" is.* First, we have to keep in
    mind that the* Constitution uses the term only in Article II and
    it applies only to the* office of President.* I submit that it
    means a child born on U.S. soil* (or its equivalent) to two U.S.
    citizen parents (either citizens by* birth or naturalized).
    Luckily, our U.S. Supreme Court would do not have* to deal with
    Mr. Sheplov's test tube baby, for Obama has not maintained* that
    he was born in such a manner.
    Mario Apuzzo, Esq. Jamesburg, NJ
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Responding to Mario Apuzzo's letter (1/6/09 ID), don't you the
    think vast majority of Americans simply don't care whether the
    President-elect was born in Hawaii, Kenya or on the moon, for
    that matter ? As long as he does his job as expected by the
    residents of this country, his place of birth seems completely
    immaterial.
    AJO
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  4. Jan 7 - Erratum

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    January 7, 2009
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Erratum
    2.* Focus: Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning
    *** Cases
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Dispelling The Divisive Myths Of Comprehensive
    *** Immigration Reform by Robert Gittelson
    *** (b) 19 Tough Questions To Ask A Marketing Consultant Before
    *** You Write A Check by Trey Ryder
    *** (c) Nitya Vidyasagar, and T.V. Raman by Greg Siskind
    4.* News:
    *** (a) USCIS Releases Supplemental Religious Worker QAs
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) Credential Evaluation
    *** (c) Website Services
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Immigration Reform Rests With Congress
    *** (b) ICE Insider Seeks Pardon For Ramos And Compean
    *** (c) Bill O'Reilly Plays The Fox Fear Factor Card And Again
    *** Lies About A NY Times Editorial
    *** (d) Friendship Park's Intended Purpose Is Lost In Fog Of
    *** Border War
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Of Counsel
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Oscar Jaeger, Esq.
    *** (b) Leslie Davis
    *** (c) Sergi Sheplov
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    1.* COMMENT
    Erratum
    Immigration Daily's January 6, 2009 email link was incorrect. The
    link has been corrected and is now available. We regret the
    production error.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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*
    ++CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA &
    Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms
    from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR &
    42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC
    & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.*
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Dispelling The Divisive Myths Of Comprehensive Immigration
    Reform
    Robert Gittelson writes "Due to the unprecedented nature of the
    national financial crisis that has emerged so prominently over
    the past week or so, I feel that it is timely to discuss one
    specific myth that I discuss in my article, and that is the myth
    that illegal or undocumented immigrants cost our country more in
    social services then they contribute to our tax base."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0107-gittelson.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0107-gittelson.shtm#bio
    (b) 19 Tough Questions To Ask A Marketing Consultant Before You
    Write A Check
    Trey Ryder offers tips when interviewing a marketing
    professional.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0107-ryder.shtm
    http://www.treyryder.com/
    (c) Nitya Vidyasagar, and T.V. Raman
    Greg Siskind honors immigrants of the week.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0107-siskind.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) USCIS Releases Supplemental Religious Worker QAs
    USCIS issued supplemental questions and answers on the final
    religious worker rule effective November 26, 2008. This new
    release is in addition to the QAs that were issued on November
    25, 2008.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0107-religious.shtm
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    compensate for our country's failed immigration policies.
    (b) ICE Insider Seeks Pardon For Ramos And Compean
    A candidate for assistant secretary of Immigration and Customs
    Enforcement urged President Bush in an open letter to pardon ex-
    Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
    (c) Bill O'Reilly Plays The Fox Fear Factor Card And Again Lies
    About A NY Times Editorial
    Bill lurched straight into Nativist paranoia land when he claimed
    that the "far left goal is to create a new America where workers,
    many of them foreign-born, control the voting process.
    (d) Friendship Park's Intended Purpose Is Lost In Fog Of Border
    War
    What will stop illegal immigration is a mega-construction project
    of justice on the Latin American side of the border, the sudden
    leveling of mountains of inequality.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0107.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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    (a) Of Counsel
    Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group is pleased to announce that
    Elisabeth S. Brodyaga has become of counsel to the firm. Ms.
    Brodyaga is Board Certified in Immigration Law and Nationality
    law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. www.reinalaw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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 the latest in my much-acclaimed series of letters to Mr.
    Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director of USCIS Domestic
    Operations, I complained about the most recent USCIS blunder that
    it has been my "pleasure" to encounter. Personnel at the Chicago
    Lockbox rejected my client's I-765 because I had inadvertently
    filed an outdated version of this Form. I sent them a new I-765
    on the current version of the Form and wrote the following in my
    cover letter: "The basis of your request that I submit a new
    application is that the old one is outdated. The only difference
    between the old one that I filed initially and the current one is
    that the old one has 16 numbered items to complete while the
    current one adds an item numbered 17. In its own terms, item 17
    needs to be completed "If you [the applicant] entered the
    Eligibility Category, c(3)(C), in item 16 above." Since my client
    entered (c)(9) in item 16 in the initial application, just as he
    entered (c)(9) in the current application, item 17 does not apply
    to him. Had he filed the current form initially, he would have
    correctly left item 17 blank. In rejecting his initial
    application in these circumstances, you have taken an action that
    is not just an abstract defiance of common sense, but one with
    real-world adverse consequences: the creation of an unnecessary
    delay in the processing of my client's case. Your action has
    gained you not an iota of added information ..." In my letter to
    Mr. Neufeld I wrote: "... Nevertheless, and perhaps precisely
    because it is the garden variety of error that I encounter in so
    many cases I file with USCIS, I wish to bring it to your
    attention."
    Oscar Jaeger, Esq.* Brooklyn, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The link to your 1/6 newsletter is not working. It doesn't even
    work if you paste the link into the browser.* Must be a glitch
    today.
    Leslie Davis* Long Beach, CA
    Editor's note: Thanks for pointing out our error. The link has
    been corrected.
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Regarding Mario Appuzo's ltr 1/06/09, Obama has presented his
    Certification of Live Birth (COLB) has proof that he was born in
    Hawaii. That is all that is required. He has the proper documents
    case closed. Its interesting how Obama is faced with the same
    dilemma many families within a stone throw of the southern border
    are faced with, conspiracy theorists. Many families with children
    born near the border later face tremendous burdens in "proving
    citizenship" despite documentation and often cannot obtain
    passports because "suspicious minds" at the State Department are
    working overtime. Even families like Obama's where the parent is
    a US Citizen and regardless of location of birth face questions
    and hassles. I think its an arrogant attitude prevailing when
    someone says "Obama has the burden to come forward with competent
    evidence to prove that he was born in Hawaii. " Unfortunately
    some of our State Department personnell have the same backward
    and incorrect assumption when they deny Citizens with birth
    certificates a Passport. Its the burden of the government to
    prove a "crime" not the citizens burden to prove innocence.
    Thats why this Immigration Haters attitude is so scarey. If we
    give pencil pushers at DHS, Justice and State the freedom to
    incarcerate and strip a citizen of his birthright which are the
    rights to due process we create a nightmare. Think it through, E-
    Verify has what a 3-5% error rate? So stripping 3-5% of the US
    citizens who are kicked back erroneously of thier constitutional
    liberty and flagging them as "live bait" for ICE "Enforcement
    Only" action. Now that agencies are sharing information its a
    matter of time before more* US Citizens are netted, detained and
    held until they* "prove citizenship". We may never know what
    "natural born" is, perhaps our forefathers envisioned test tube
    babies, many were considered forward thinking.
    Sergi Sheplov
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  5. Jan 6 - Drinking Milk

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    January 6, 2008
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Drinking Milk
    2.* Focus: Deadline Is Tuesday, January 6th For PERM Practice
    *** Problems
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Family Matters - Hot Issues In Family Immigration by
    *** Angie Junck, et al.
    *** (b) The New Electoral Landscape And What It Means For
    *** Immigration Reform by Angela Kelley for the Immigration
    *** Policy Center
    *** (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.* News:
    *** (a) ICE Updates SEVP Approved Schools List
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (b) Case Management Technology
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) NJ May Consider Driving Privileges For Immigrants
    *** (b) Tap Jon Kyl For Immigration Reform
    *** (c) California Supreme Court To Take On State Law Granting
    *** In-State Tuition To Illegal Immigrants
    *** (d) Tancredo, Allard Ride Off Into Political Sunset
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) New Appointment - Englewood, NJ
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
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    1.* COMMENT
    Drinking Milk
    Dairy Herd Management reports "Migrant or foreign labor is a must
    for the dairy industry and other parts of agriculture, and a
    reduction in the workforce could cost consumers considerably,
    says David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist in College
    Station, Texas." For the full story, see here.
    http://www.dairyherd.com/directories.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=7993
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    Deadline Is Tuesday, January 6th For PERM Practice Problems
    Tuesday, January 6th is the deadline to sign up for the January
    8th telephonic seminar session of PERM Practice Tips, the
    curriculum is as follows:*
    ++Attorney Representation in PERM Applications
    ++Dangers in Attestations
    ++Review of Notice Requirements
    ++Preparing and Retaining Record Files
    ++Substitution of Employers
    ++On-Line Registration of Employers
    ++Business Necessity for Job Level Four
    ++Gaining Experience on the Job
    ++Alien Influence and Control*
    ++Post Denial Options: Reconsideration or Appeal to BALCA*
    The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 8th.
    For more info, including speaker bios,
    detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2008.shtm. Fax version:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2008.pdf.
    ________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Family Matters - Hot Issues In Family Immigration
    Angie Junck, et al. share the citations from this recently
    concluded seminar series.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0106-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2008.shtm
    (b) The New Electoral Landscape And What It Means For Immigration
    Reform
    Angela Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center writes "The
    following report illustrates the growing electoral clout of
    Latinos, Asians, and New Americans; provides data on how and why
    they voted; and demonstrates that immigration was an issue that
    motivated them to the polls."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0106-kelley.pdf
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of January 5, 2009 on
    his PERM Labor Certification blog.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0106-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) ICE Updates SEVP Approved Schools List
    ICE issued an updated list of SEVP approved schools as of
    December 28, 2008.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0106-SEVP.pdf
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    6.* Headlines
    (a) NJ May Consider Driving Privileges For Immigrants
    A panel advising Governor Jon Corzine on immigrant issues is
    considering recommending the state allow undocumented immigrants
    "driver privilege cards" and in-state college tuition rates.
    (b) Tap Jon Kyl For Immigration Reform
    The economic downturn and impending changes in Homeland Security
    oversight may offer a unique opportunity to stem the tide.
    (c) California Supreme Court To Take On State Law Granting In-
    State Tuition To Illegal Immigrants
    California's highest court is poised to be the next battleground
    in the debate over benefits for illegal immigrants as the
    justices have agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality
    of a state law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state
    tuition at public colleges and universities.
    (d) Tancredo, Allard Ride Off Into Political Sunset
    The way Tom Tancredo sees it, he got to live out a scene from his
    favorite movie.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2008,0106.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.* ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    Responding to Roger Algase, Esq.'s 12/31/08 letter, I don't
    understand how Mr. Algase's letter interprets my criticism of Mr.
    Murray's letter being "self-righteous" as one that his letter
    does not "respect" my argument. Obama has presented his
    Certification of Live Birth (COLB) has proof that he was born in
    Hawaii. That document itself states that it's only "prima facie"
    evidence of that fact. As we have seen under the definition of
    "prima facie," the presumption that the fact exists fails when
    evidence* contradicting that fact is presented. Obama has the
    burden to come forward with competent* evidence to prove that he
    was born in Hawaii. To date, he has failed to* come forward with
    that evidence. Moreover, many concerned Americans have provided
    the public domain with evidence* which contradicts the COLB's
    statement that Obama was born in Hawaii.* They have presented the
    following: the existence of the lax Hawaiian law* that existed at
    the time Obama was born which allowed parents to* register their
    foreign born babies in Hawaii; Obama's grandmother's* statement
    that her grandson was born in Kenya and that she was present
    during that birth; the Kenya Ambassador to the US, Peter* N.R.O.
    Ogego, confirmed on November 6, 2008 during a radio interview* on
    WRIF's "Mike In the Morning," that "President-Elect Obama"* was
    born in Kenya and that his birth place was already a "well-known"
    attraction; the conflicting statements of Obama and his sister
    concerning in which Hawaiian hospital he was born; the failure of
    any* Hawaiian hospital to confirm that Obama and/or his mother
    were present* in any such hospital at the time of Obama's alleged
    birth in Honolulu. How can the American people in good faith
    conclude that Obama was born in Hawaii which makes him a "natural
    born Citizen" and therefore eligible to be President?
    Mario Apuzzo, Esq. Jamesburg, NJ
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