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  1. Apr 7 - Inventors Hall Of Fame

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    April 7, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0407.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Inventors Hall Of Fame
    2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
        Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Signs Of Change In Immigration Enforcement Policies
        Emerging From DHS by Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for
        the Migration Policy Institute
        (b) California Supreme Court Unanimously Supports The
        Broadest View Of State And Local Government Authority To
        Enforce Immigration Law by Michael Hethmon
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) DOS Cable On Website Changes
        (b) DHS Announces Mexican Repatriation Agreement
        (c) DHS Stops Sending All Asylum Applications To DOS
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (c) Immigration Law Certificate
        (d) Website Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Catholic Church Encourages Illegal Immigration After
        Losses From Molestation Scandal
        (b) State Officials Looking At Effects Of New Immigration
        Statutes
        (c) National Journal Reported That Mccain "Buck[Ed] His Party
        On Immigration," But Ignored His Reversal
        (d) Aunt's Case Indicative Of Immigration Non-Enforcement
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Sid Lachter, Esq.
        (d) Tim Houghtaling
        (e) Anita Atieno
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    1.  COMMENT
    Inventors Hall Of Fame
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports "When it celebrates the spirit
    of invention next month, Akron's National Inventors Hall of Fame
    will quietly acknowledge a little-known facet of American
    innovation: Seven of the 16 people being honored as great
    American inventors are immigrants." For the full story, see here.
    http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/robert_smith/index.ssf?/base/opinion/123866102865520.xml&coll=2
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
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    Complete Guide
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    Singer. The outline is as follows:
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    ++A Guide for Filing IRS Forms 1042 and 1042-S
    ++L-1 Intracompany Transferees on U.S. Assignment
    ++J-1 Nonstudent Exchange Visitors Performing U.S. Services
    ++U.S. Taxation of H-1B Specialty Workers
    ++U.S. Taxation of B-1 Business Visitors
    ++U.S. Taxation of Foreign Students
    ++Tax Treaty Benefits for Foreign Nationals Performing U.S.
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    ++What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Signs Of Change In Immigration Enforcement Policies Emerging
    From DHS
    Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for the Migration Policy
    Institute write "The new guidelines, which will be issued within
    the next few months, are expected to direct state and local law
    enforcement agencies participating in the program to primarily
    target immigrants with criminal convictions rather than ordinary
    immigration-status violators."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0407-chishti.shtm
    http://www.migrationinformation.org/
    (b) California Supreme Court Unanimously Supports The Broadest
    View Of State And Local Government Authority To Enforce
    Immigration Law
    Michael Hethmon writes "With almost no notice from the media or
    immigration bar, the California Supreme Court - the most
    influential state high court in the nation on immigration law -
    has issued an opinion that significantly expands the authority of
    state and local governments to enforce federal immigration law
    and of state courts to adjudicate violations of such laws."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0407-hethmon.shtm
    http://www.irli.org/attorneys.html
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "As most jobs exceed the limit of two to four
    years of preparation time, the application for PERM will result
    in an audit."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0407-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOS Cable On Website Changes
    The Department of State released an action cable announcing that
    the Unitedstatesvisas.gov (Destination USA) portal website was
    decommissioned on March 16, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0407-cable.shtm
    (b) DHS Announces Mexican Repatriation Agreement
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Foreign Secretary
    Patricia Espinosa announced following their meeting on Friday
    that Mexico and the US have reached agreement on formalized
    arrangements for the expedited and humane repatriation of Mexican
    nationals.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0407-mexico.shtm
    (c) DHS Stops Sending All Asylum Applications To DOS
    DHS published notice in the Federal Register, effective April 6,
    2009, providing that USCIS will no longer forward all affirmative
    asylum applications to DOS. Instead, USCIS will send affirmative
    asylum applications to DOS only when USCIS believes DOS may have
    country conditions information relevant to the case.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0407-asylum.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    who desires to work from home, part-time.  We specialize in O-1
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    organized fashion.  We communicate via emails and couriers. The
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    contact for the hiring of Tulane int'l faculty and staff; ensures
    intl'l faculty/staff receive proper immigration documentation and
    understanding of US immigration procedures; assists with F-1 and
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    Requirements include: bachelor's degree and 2+ years int'l
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Catholic Church Encourages Illegal Immigration After Losses
    From Molestation Scandal
    The coffers of U.S. Catholic churches have been running on empty
    and the church sees the pocketbooks of illegal immigrants as its
    only hope.
    (b) State Officials Looking At Effects Of New Immigration
    Statutes
    Preparations are moving forward on upcoming implementation of new
    Utah immigration statutes as state officials wait to see how
    pending federal policy changes could affect enforcement efforts.
    (c) National Journal Reported That Mccain "Buck[Ed] His Party On
    Immigration," But Ignored His Reversal
    As Media Matters for America has noted, during the campaign, news
    outlets repeatedly touted McCain as a leader on immigration
    reform without noting his reversal.
    (d) Aunt's Case Indicative Of Immigration Non-Enforcement
    An immigration reform activist says the recent decision by an
    immigration judge to allow President Obama's aunt, who is in the
    country illegally, to extend her stay in the U.S. is symptomatic
    of the problem with immigration enforcement in America.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0407.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
    April 28, 2009, 2:00pm ET - ILW.COM is pleased to invite you to
    attend a 30 minute Webinar presentation entitled "How To Survive
    The Immigration Law Downturn" at no charge. Speakers include Greg
    Siskind, Boris Palanov, and Sam Udani. Discussion topics include
    how immigration law firms can effectively use technology to
    increase efficiency, a detailed analysis of the state of the
    immigration law field (by practice area and region), how web
    conferencing can save you money, including a feature web
    conferencing demo. The call will consist of 20 minutes of
    presentation, followed by a Q&A. Immigration attorneys are
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    This event is sponsored by Intercall, the world's largest audio,
    web and video conferencing provider.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    I see much potential for those old-fashioned stories of
    government dysfunction to ratchet on up in the coming months
    (04/02/09 ID). (1) knowledgeable people complain that employees
    are still getting raided in violation of a speech by Janet
    Napolitano. Greg Siskind writes "Now it appears that some at ICE
    are reveling in taking on the boss of the agency and, by
    extension, the new President. (see 04/02/09 ID) (2) However,
    there appears to be a solution for the plight of illegals rounded
    up in said raids, see ICE Releases Workers Arrested In Washington
    Raid(see 04/02/09 ID). Then there is a reminder of stepped up
    employer enforcement coming. Kafka-land, here we come. Can an
    employer hire these people if illegal aliens are allowed to work
    after detention without civil liability? Can I bring a suit from
    legally present job applicants who had been rejected?
    Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I'm weary of the of hearing the same old tired tune sung by
    Rogelio Quesada's letter (04-06/09 ID), the lyrics proclaiming
    that H-1B's " ... are basically obligated to stay on the job then
    work for less  money than U.S. citizens." That is simply not true
    for the most part. Of course there are always a few scofflaws who
    feel no qualms about cheating, lying on applications, and some
    even hiring illegal aliens they know or should know to be
    illegal. The H-1B regulations require an employer to pay the
    prevailing wage, as determined by the US Department of Labor, for
    the H-1B job in the geographical area where it is to be
    performed. The government has audit powers and both the State
    Department and USCIS insure the regulations are followed. If an
    H-1B changes status in the US and then, say a year or so later,
    goes home to India to visit parents, he must apply for an H-1B
    visa stamp, where the Visa Officer asks for payroll records and
    tax returns. If the H-1B does not leave after COS, or does
    initial consular processing for the H-1B, at time of the
    extension of the H-1B petition, USCIS  will ask for payroll
    records and tax returns. It is sad that those with little
    knowledge about the immigration system feel no shame in parroting
    that which they have heard from anti-immigrationists. As to Mr.
    Quesada's letter's reference to "Old Bill Gates" - "Old Bill" did
    not become a billionaire by being stupid. I will venture to guess
    Microsoft pays prevailing wage and has their I-9's in order -
    they can't afford not to - lest they end up like Wal-Mart, with a
    consent decree against them and little hoops they will need to
    jump through for years to come.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    An April 6 letter repeated the anti-H-1B visa myth that "once
    foreign workers are hired they are basically obligated to stay on
    the job then work for less money than U.S. citizens."  Wrong.
    Getting a new visa for an H-1B employee who wants to change jobs
    is usually just a formality, and an H-1B employee cannot legally
    be paid less than the prevailing wage for his or her type of job
    in his or her geographic area.  In fact, my experience in more
    than twenty-five years of H-1B work is that H-1B employees are
    typically paid much more than the prevailing wage.  Of course,
    H-1B opponents will not let reality interfere with what they want
    to believe.
    Sid Lachter, Esq.
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Hurray to David D. Murray, Esq.'s letters. His letters provide a
    sane voice in the sea of blabbering fools when it comes to the
    issue of "racial profiling". At last some legal type to mention
    that the concept of "probable cause" frequently begins with the
    smallest observation followed by several or many more until
    answering the question: "Is this person doing what a normal  law
    abiding individual would be doing in this location at this time
    of day/night?" A seasoned law enforcement officer can and does
    observe, access, and sort out the wheat from the chafe.  She/ He
    does this rapidly and without need of some written record
    depending on if the person observed is up to no good or not. What
    is profiled is the look and actions of individuals afraid of
    authority because they are doing wrong.  It is all part of a big
    puzzle that cannot be observed until the last piece is in place.
    That's called police work. I vividly recall years ago when a
    black New Orleans Officer observed what appeared to be a white
    male in a black neighborhood late at night. It was good police
    work to ask the question "Is there something amiss here?".   That
    light skinned african american had just killed a Detroit police
    officer in a huge shootout.  Thanks to the good police work of
    that inquisitive officer the lives of others were spared.  Racial
    profiling?  No, simply good police work.  Accept the fact there
    is a difference. Fools at their own jeopardy seek to hamstring
    good police work. Some dark night they may need help from an
    officer all to victimized by onslaught of criticism to promptly
    provide that life saving effort.
    Tim Houghtaling
    (e) Dear Editor:
    I read Ms. Swanson's letter (04/06/09 ID), and it made me feel
    good that there is someone out there who can stand up to these
    low self esteemed men who abuse women. Thanks to Ms. Swanson's
    letter for responding to Jtanyu's letter (03/30/09 ID). Someone
    needs to remind people that before any arrest is made there has
    to be investigation and if there is physical evidence thats it.
    Anita Atieno
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  2. Apr 3 - Microsoft Defends H-1B

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    April 3, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0403.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Microsoft Defends H-1B
    2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
        Shusterman
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Miguel Blas-Matus of Mexico,
        Yulkendy Valdez of Dominican Republic, and Jorge Muñoz of
        Colombia by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Publishes QAs On Cap Gap
        (b) Federal Reserve And USCIS Publish EAWA FAQs
        (c) ICE Releases OPT Checklist
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) New DREAM Act And Undocumented Students In US
        (b) Judge Dismisses Antitrust Suit Against Fragomen
        (c) Obama's Aunt Can Stay In US Through 2010
        (d) Delay In Immigration Raids May Signal Policy Change
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Miranda Swanson
        (b) Gregory W. Christian
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0403.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Microsoft Defends H-1B
    Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith defended
    http://microsoftontheissues.com/cs/blogs/mscorp/archive/2009/03/30/appreciating-our-immigration-system.aspx
    the company's hiring of H-1B workers. "While the number of visa
    holders is very small compared to the U.S. workforce, their
    contribution is huge.  For example, last year 35 percent of
    Microsoft's patent applications in the U.S. came from new
    inventions by visa and green card holders.  The situation at
    other U.S. technology leaders is probably very similar.  And a
    recent study found that for every H-1B position requested, U.S.
    technology companies increase their employment by 5 new jobs."
    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 edited by Joseph
    Curran and Daniel Berger is as follows:
    I.  FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock
    II.  PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE:
    ++H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
    ++TN Status For Nurses By Christopher Wendt
    ++Practice Pointers for Presenting TN Applications By Leslie
    Holman
    ++An Outline Of A Typical Nurse Case, Including Consular
    Processing By Joseph Curran
    ++Adjustment Of Status For Professional Nurses By Sylvia Boecker
    ++Building International Bridges By Commission On Graduates Of
    Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
    ++Tips For Staffing Companies In Planning Their Posting
    Strategies By Ronald Nair
    ++Licensure: US State Licenses For International Nurses By
    Patrick Curran
    ++Immigration Basics For Allied Professional Healthcare Workers
    By Christopher Musillo
    ++Managing Or Achieving Expectations: The Key To Success By
    Michael Hammond
    III.  UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS:
    ++Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran
    ++The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman
    ++Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of America's Nursing
    Shortage By Stuart Anderson
    ++Aiding And Abetting - Nursing Crises At Home And Abroad By
    Sreekanth Chagaturu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
    ++US Visa Policy Competition For International Scholars,
    Scientists And Skilled Workers By Phyllis Farrell Norman
    ++Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later
    Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas
    Staiger
    IV.  RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES:
    ++The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma
    ++Recruitment Of Workers In The Philippines: Playing Ball With
    The POEA By Ronald Nair
    ++Successful International Nurse Recruiting By C. Philip Slaton
    ++Nurse Assimilation By Yvette Mooney
    ++Hospitals' Responses To Nurse Staffing Shortages By Jessica
    May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
    ++Nurse Perspectives Of The Migration Experience By Mariah
    Rutherford-Olds
    V.  AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By
    James David Acoba
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "The failure of the USCIS to follow
    immigration laws and regulations is having a damaging effect on
    U.S. employers and patients alike."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0403-shusterman.shtm
    http://shusterman.com/firm-bio.html
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "As blog
    readers are aware, in the last few weeks, the USCIS has denied
    several physical therapist and occupational therapist cases for
    H-1b visa petitioners."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0403-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Miguel Blas-Matus of Mexico, Yulkendy
    Valdez of Dominican Republic, and Jorge Munoz of Colombia
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "Our Immigrant of the Day is Miguel Blas-
    Matus who grew up with seven siblings in a one-room, dirt-floor
    house in his homeland of Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0403-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Publishes QAs On Cap Gap
    USCIS published QAs addressing the automatic extension of F-1
    student status in the US for certain students with pending or
    approved H-1B petitions for an employment start date of October
    1, 2009 under the FY 2010 H-1B cap.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0403-capgap.shtm
    (b) Federal Reserve And USCIS Publish EAWA FAQs
    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System And USCIS
    Published FAQs providing guidance on how the Employ American
    Workers Act (EAWA) applies to recipients of funding
    under section 13 of the Federal Reserve Act.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0403-eawa.pdf
    (c) ICE Releases OPT Checklist
    ICE released a checklist that is intended to serve as general
    guidance on the OPT application process.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0403-opt.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    New Orleans, LA - Tulane University seeks a dynamic immigration
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    International Students and Scholars (OISS). The Program Manager:
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    procedures with regards to H-1B and TN visas; is principal
    contact for the hiring of Tulane int'l faculty and staff; ensures
    intl'l faculty/staff receive proper immigration documentation and
    understanding of US immigration procedures; assists with F-1 and
    J-1 visa processing; helps retain int'l students to successfully
    complete academic course of study through programming.
    Requirements include: bachelor's degree and 2+ years int'l
    education experience at college level or equivalent. Salary is
    $34,080-$43,000/yr, depending on experience. To view full job
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) New DREAM Act And Undocumented Students In US
    Last week, the latest version of the Development, Relief and
    Education for Alien Minors Act was introduced in the Senate and
    House of Representatives.
    (b) Judge Dismisses Antitrust Suit Against Fragomen
    On Tuesday a Manhattan federal district court judge dismissed the
    suit before discovery.
    (c) Obama's Aunt Can Stay In US Through 2010
     Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt can legally remain in the United
     States until an immigration hearing in February when a judge
     will consider her latest argument for not being deported back to
     Africa.
    (d) Delay In Immigration Raids May Signal Policy Change
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delayed a series
    of proposed immigration raids and other enforcement actions at
    U.S. workplaces in recent weeks.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0403.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    April 23 - The New School presents a debate "Intelligent
    Immigration Reform: A Real-World Legislative Approach", speakers:
    Senator Charles Schumer, Michael Aytes, Tamar Jacoby, Mark
    Krikorian, Marshall Fitz, Jeffrey Passel and Bob Kerrey.
    6-7:30pm. For more info and to rsvp see:
    http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=26744
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    David Murray's letter (04/02/09 ID) misunderstood what my letter
    (04/01/09 ID) was saying with regard to Domestic Violence
    incidents.  I was not stating that abusers are never arrested
    what I was stating was that at least in Florida, a mere argument,
    verbal dispute or claim of abuse after the fact with no visible
    marks generally does not lead to an arrest.  Unfortunately, there
    are sometimes false claims of abuse not only from immigrants but
    from citizens as well.  In Florida generally an incident report
    will be written but no arrest will be made without some
    indication that the claim is real.  The majority of women (and
    some men) that I have assisted in applying for benefits under
    VAWA have been from Central and South America, Haiti and Jamaica.
    Unfortunately in some of these countries domestic abuse is not
    considered a crime or is ignored by authorities.  When the
    individuals come to the US they don't realize that there is help
    available and therefore find themselves living in fear.
    Unfortunately, I have submitted approximately 100 legitimate
    cases of abused spouses which shows me that this is a very real
    problem and it really bothers me when I hear someone state that
    the whole process is a sham.  If there are women who do come to
    the US solely to apply for this type of benefit I have not
    encountered them.  In addition, CIS does have a special unit of
    immigration officers who are trained to review these cases for
    merit.
    Miranda Swanson
    (b) Dear Editor:
    In the interest of full disclosure and particularly since David
    D. Murray's letter (04/01/09 ID) quoted it, I want to bring to
    readers' attention that Angelo Paparelli's blog is titled, "A
    public policy blog on our dysfunctional immigration system".
    Immigration Daily takes the liberty of renaming it "Bloggings on
    Dysfunctional Government" without informing its readership of the
    change.
    Gregory W. Christian                 Washington, DC
    (c) Editor's note: Angelo Paparelli's blog at
    www.nationofimmigrators.com is titled "Nation of Immigrators: A
    public policy blog on our dysfunctional immigration system."
    Angelo Paparelli's blog at blogs.ilw.com/angelopaparelli/ is
    titled "Angelo Paparelli on Dysfunctional Government." The names
    of blogs on ILW.COM are designed to fit into one line in the
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  3. Apr 2 - Immigrants Count

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    April 2, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0402.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Immigrants Count
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Physician Issues
    3.  Articles:
        (a) On The Edge Of The Precipice - Being Laid Off During The
        7th Year H-1B by Cyrus D. Mehta
        (b) The Goal Is Freedom: Free To Migrate by Sheldon Richman
        for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
        EAD Delays
        (b) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
        Naturalization Ceremonies
        (c) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
        E-Verify In Arizona
        (d) ICE Factsheet On Cap-Gap
        (e) DHS Delays Application Of US Immigration Law To Mariana
        Islands
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (c) J-1 Visa Program
        (d) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Quick Action For Immigrants In New Jersey
        (b) Fewer Applications For H1B Visas Expected This Year
        (c) ICE Releases Workers Arrested In Washington Raid
        (d) Unreliable Immigration Data Is Out Of Date And Context
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Tim Houghtaling
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    1.  COMMENT
    Immigrants Count
    Government Executive
    http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=42374
    reports that the census officials are trying to win the trust of
    immigrant communities so that they will succeed in getting an
    accurate count of the US population in next year's census.  "With
    a year to go until Census Day, earning the trust of historically
    undercounted communities remains a key challenge for decennial
    headcounters, census officials and lawmakers said on Monday. In a
    kickoff event for 'census partnership' organizations ranging from
    the NAACP to the Target Corp. retail chain, leaders of the 2010
    effort stressed the need to demystify the census among hard-to-
    reach populations that may be reluctant to offer personal
    information to government workers."
    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 Physician Issues
    Today is the deadline for the April 2nd phone session of "Options
    For Health Care Professionals", the curriculum is as follows:
    ++ Training: J-1, H-1B, F-1 OPT; and O-1
    ++ Working:  H-1B and O-1
    ++ Immigrating:  EB-1, NIW and PERM
    ++ Special Considerations for Canadian Physicians
    ++ Legislative Horizon
    Don't wait to register, Wednesday, April 1st is the deadline.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200908.shtm Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200908.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) On The Edge Of The Precipice - Being Laid Off During The 7th
    Year H-1B
    Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Among the group of employees in H-1B
    status who are vulnerable when they lose jobs, no group is more
    vulnerable than those that have maximized their 6th year limit in
    H-1B status and are in their 7th or 8th year H-1B extension based
    on a pending labor certification."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0402-mehta.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/
    (b) The Goal Is Freedom: Free To Migrate
    Sheldon Richman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "Thus when people find problems in the wake of an influx of
    immigrants, they may be looking for the source in the wrong
    place."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0402-richman.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Now it appears that some at ICE are reveling
    in taking on the boss of the agency and, by extension, the new
    President."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0402-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On EAD
    Delays
    USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
    responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on USCIS processing
    delays for Employment Authorization Documents.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0402-aytes35.pdf
    (b) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
    Naturalization Ceremonies
    USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
    responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on naturalization
    oath ceremonies.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0402-aytes37.pdf
    (c) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On E-
    Verify In Arizona
    USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
    responding to CIS Ombudsman's observations on the E-Verify
    experience in Arizona and recommended customer service
    enhancements.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0402-aytes38.pdf
    (d) ICE Factsheet On Cap-Gap
    ICE published a fact sheet for employers on the cap gap extension
    of Optional Practical Training (OPT).
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0402-capgap.pdf
    (e) DHS Delays Application Of US Immigration Law To Mariana
    Islands
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the delayed transition
    to full application of the U.S. immigration laws to the
    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) until
    November 28, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0402-cnmi.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    New Orleans, LA - Tulane University seeks a dynamic immigration
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    procedures with regards to H-1B and TN visas; is principal
    contact for the hiring of Tulane int'l faculty and staff; ensures
    intl'l faculty/staff receive proper immigration documentation and
    understanding of US immigration procedures; assists with F-1 and
    J-1 visa processing; helps retain int'l students to successfully
    complete academic course of study through programming.
    Requirements include: bachelor's degree and 2+ years int'l
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Quick Action For Immigrants In New Jersey
    Governor Jon Corzine's support of sensible policies towards
    immigrants is a welcomed response in a state where municipalities
    have attempted to chase out immigrant workers and families.
    (b) Fewer Applications For H1B Visas Expected This Year
    With unemployment skyrocketing across the nation, tech and other
    companies this year are expected to request fewer visas for
    highly skilled foreign workers, according to industry experts.
    (c) ICE Releases Workers Arrested In Washington Raid
    Many of the 28 workers arrested by immigration agents last month
    in a northwest Washington raid have been released and given
    permission to work, in another sign of how the Obama
    administration is handling illegal immigration differently than
    its predecessor.
    (d) Unreliable Immigration Data Is Out Of Date And Context
    There is no way to know how many less-skilled jobs will be
    created much less how many might be filled by undocumented
    workers.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0402.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
    April 6 - Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs invite
    you to attend "America's Immigration Crisis:  A Way Forward" by
    Douglas S. Massey, part of a series called "The Economic Impact
    Of International Migration of Labor", John Cotton Dana Library,
    185 University Avenue, Newark, 5-6:30pm.
    http://news.rutgers.edu/medrel/news-releases/2009/03/economic-impact-of-i-20090316.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Miranda Swanson's letter (04/01/2009 ID) claims that the notion
    of immigrant women arrive in the US, falsely claiming their US
    citizen spouse is abusive, and have that spouse arrested and
    detained is completely ridiculous. It's not completely
    ridiculous. The letter also doubts that anywhere in the country
    do police arrest spousal abusers.  Maybe not in Florida, but in
    California they do, and the victim cannot later recant their
    story; it is discretionary with the District Attorney to file
    charges, not the victim. California seriously recognizes that
    victims need to be protected, not only from their abusers, but
    from themselves. Besides potential jail time and a hefty fine,
    abusers are required to complete a year-long anger management
    class. I personally have seen several cases of a fraudulent abuse
    claim, usually involving Russian or Filipino women who know the
    law cold. The typical scenario, get into a shouting match with
    hubby, neighbors hear, she calls the police, steps outside, tells
    them a tale of woe. Even if the hubby is not arrested (no marks)
    a police report is taken. Two such police reports and they are
    off to the battered women's shelter, child in tow, living free
    for a year, claiming both mental and physical cruelty. True, that
    is the minority of cases and I have also seen, as is mentioned in
    Ms. Swanson's letter, a lot of real abuse cases, where men use
    foreign women as indentured servants. That is sad and the reason
    why VAWA was created. Roger Algase's letter (04/01/2009 ID) once
    again brilliantly brings to light the Chinese Exclusion Laws,
    citing the case of Ng Fung Ho v. White, 259 US 276; one case of
    several cases that is required reading for anyone having a sense
    of justice in immigration.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                
    Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Remember the article of Hector A. Chichoni (04/01/2009 ID) about
    increased employer "enforcement"? Cat and mouse game now.
    Yomatsu can't fire the illegals for being illegal but to keep
    them employed would not look good either. The only constant is
    change...
    Tim Houghtaling
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  4. Apr 1 - Be Safe

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    April 1, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0401.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Be Safe
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Immigration Enforcement Under Napolitano: A 180 Degree
        Shift To Employers by Hector A. Chichoni
        (b) Partnering With Your Partners: Promoting Team Rewards by
        Ed Poll
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Jorge Munoz, Pavel Goberman, and
        David Campos by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) CGFNS Letter On Physical Therapist Education Requirements
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (c) CLE Immigration Event
        (d) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Reform Tough During Crisis, Biden Says
        (b) Arpaio Support From Out Of The (Boys In) Blue
        (c) Legislature Should Keep Its Powder Dry On Immigration
        (d) Homeland Security Shifts Focus To Employers
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Counsel - Rockville, MD
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Miranda Swanson, senior legal assistant
        (d) Okuta Faith Osewundo
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    1.  COMMENT
    Be Safe
    PC World reports "Security watchdogs warn that millions could be
    affected by the Conficker worm tomorrow - unfortunately this is
    not in an April Fool's Day joke." For the full story, see here.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/162269/conficker_set_to_strike_protect_yourself_with_these_tips_and_tools.html
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    Today is the deadline for the April 1st phone session of "PERM
    For Experts", the curriculum is as  follows:
    ++ Foreign degree equivalencies (3-year Indian degrees)
    ++ Using the "magic" language
    ++ Flexible minimum requirements
    ++ Anticipating business necessity
    ++ Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP)
    ++ Job Zone/s
    ++ Wage issues - wage ranges; is the SWA reliable (using Level
    I/II/III/IV if worksheet differs, does safe harbor exist?);
    alternate wage surveys (PERM regulations/FAQs: liberal
    vs.conservative; is GAL 2-98 still relevant?)
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, March 31st is the deadline. For
    more info,  including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.shtm
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Immigration Enforcement Under Napolitano: A 180 Degree Shift
    To Employers
    Hector A. Chichoni writes "This is not only part of a well calculated move,
    but, as it would appear, the foundational step necessary to set
    President Obama's immigration plan in motion."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0401-chichoni.shtm
    http://www.ebglaw.com/showbio.aspx?Show=8324
    (b) Partnering With Your Partners: Promoting Team Rewards
    Ed Poll writes "All for one and one for all" may be an old
    concept, but "team lawyering" is a relatively new one for the
    legal profession."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0401-poll.shtm
    http://www.lawbiz.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Jorge Munoz, Pavel Goberman, and
    David Campos
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0401-siskind.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CGFNS Letter On Physical Therapist Education Requirements
    CGFNS provided its views on the educational requirements for
    applicants for a CGFNS VisaScreen certificate as a physical
    therapist in a letter to USCIS SCOPS (courtesy of Chris Musillo,Esq.)
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0401-CGFNS.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    New Orleans, LA - Tulane University seeks a dynamic immigration
    professional for the position of Program Manager in the Office of
    International Students and Scholars (OISS). The Program Manager:
    ensures Tulane's compliance with US immigration regulations and
    procedures with regards to H-1B and TN visas; is principal
    contact for the hiring of Tulane int'l faculty and staff; ensures
    intl'l faculty/staff receive proper immigration documentation and
    understanding of US immigration procedures; assists with F-1 and
    J-1 visa processing; helps retain int'l students to successfully
    complete academic course of study through programming.
    Requirements include: bachelor's degree and 2+ years int'l
    education experience at college level or equivalent. Salary is
    $34,080-$43,000/yr, depending on experience. To view full job
    details (scroll down to Manager, Program) and to apply visit here
    http://www.profilesams.com/index.asp?siteid=TULNAMS
    refer to job listing #102583
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Owings Mill, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+
    years business immigration law experience. Our practice is
    dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to
    integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will
    have ability to work both as members of team and team leaders.
    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
    supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical
    skills required. Visit http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
    to learn unique benefits of working at  Murthy Law Firm. Send
    resume + cover letter to mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication
    will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate
    with experience and ability. EEO.
    (c) CLE Immigration Event
    Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and
    AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
    exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
    year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
    respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
    chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
    current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
    opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors
    discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
    nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds.  This
    intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced
    practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro
    bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and
    have fun too. Early bird deadline is April 30th. For more info,
    including speakers, curriculum, and registration, see here.
    http://www.fedbar.org/immigration.html
    (d) Translation Services
    Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
    attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
    personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
    letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
    translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
    and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
    more information, please call 888-887-1884 or visit our website.
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    For a free quote, please complete
    http://www.eurasia-usa.com/quoteRequestForm.html
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Reform Tough During Crisis, Biden Says
    "We believe, the president and I, that this problem can only be
    solved in the context of an overall immigration reform," Biden
    said, asked about the chances of extending temporary migrant
    protection programs.
    (b) Arpaio Support From Out Of The (Boys In) Blue
    But among all of the people involved with illegal immigration,
    none deserve of our attention more than the officers on the
    street.
    (c) Legislature Should Keep Its Powder Dry On Immigration
    An all-too frequent use of legislation, however, is to solve
    problems that don't exist.
    (d) Homeland Security Shifts Focus To Employers
    A new policy will aim enforcement efforts at those who hire
    illegal workers. But immigration raids will continue, sources say.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0401.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Counsel - Rockville, MD
    Rockville, MD - Albright & Rhodes, LLC announces the addition of
    Sandra Grossman, Esq. as counsel.  Ms. Grossman is an experienced
    immigration litigator who has represented clients in immigration
    courts and U.S. District Courts, in addition to employment and
    family-based immigration matters. http://www.albrightrhodes.com/.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Jon Feere's article title, "'Plenary Power: Should Judges Control
    Immigration Policy?" (03/31/09 ID Article) should set off alarm
    bells concerning its objectivity as legal scholarship. The scare
    tactic that recognizing due process and other constitutional
    rights of immigrants will lead to a judicial takeover of the
    immigration system is no different from that used during the
    civil rights era, when attempts to dismantle segregation produced
    warnings that the federal courts were about to take over the
    nation's school system, if not the nation itself. We should also
    be more than a little suspicious of any claim that immigrants
    have no constitutional rights in the light of the current
    revelations concerning the Bush era "torture" memos, which make
    the same claim with regard to US citizens as well as immigrants.
    It's also significant that the Supreme Court cases that Mr.
    Feere's Article  relies on for its conclusion that the courts
    have traditionally approved what amounts to a police state regime
    for immigrants deal with the Chinese Exclusion laws, one of the
    darkest stains on America's history. It is as if one were to try
    to revive the Dred Scott case as a legal guide to the rights of
    African-Americans in the 21st Century. We should also be more
    than a little suspicious of Mr. Feere's Article's  one sided
    interpretation of these cases. After all, it was in the context
    of a case dealing with the Chinese exclusion laws (Ng Fung Ho v.
    White, 259 US 276, 1922) that Justice Brandeis made his famous
    statement that deportation may result in the loss of all that
    makes life worth living. He continued: "'Against the danger of
    such deprivation without the sanction afforded by judicial
    proceedings, the Fifth Amendment affords protection in its
    guarantee of due process of law."' (259 US at 284-285).
    Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Angelo Paparelli's posting is absolutely correct in his
    "Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government" (03/30/09 ID). The
    detention by ICE of immigration lawbreakers (and some who are not
    lawbreakers, but are mistakenly incarcerated) is a shame. These
    people have not committed any crime, yet they have their liberty
    taken away from them. Worse yet, they have had their freedom
    taken away. If liberty is the ability to go where you want, then
    freedom is a guaranty under the US Constitution, to be free from
    unreasonable governmental intervention and to have fair and just
    laws applied equally to all, which we call "due process". Like in
    the Pledge to the Flag, " ... with liberty and justice for all."
    Or are those just hollow words? Is there another civil wrong for
    which a person is jailed? (I can think of none, other than the
    Guantanamo detainees, but if someone else does, please tell us so
    we can add that to the List of Woe.)  This injustice should not
    be tolerated in America and it is the duty of Congress and the
    President to remedy this disgrace. Either make unlawful presence
    in the US a crime and apply the principles of due process, or
    stop the detention, or pass laws that allow due process in this
    civil proceeding. The Congress and the President have the power
    to remedy this and it should be made part of any revision of US
    immigration law.. Write your Congressman and the President. It
    probably will do no good - it seems due process is the last thing
    on their collective minds. After all, we need to bring American
    style democracy to Iraq. Why don't the politicians clean up their
    own house first and bring democracy to America, the way it was
    intended to be?
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I am a paralegal with an immigration law firm. I specialize in
    the preparation of immigrant visas under VAWA and felt that I had
    to comment on the letter from Jtanyu (03/30/09 ID).  His letter
    suggests that immigrant women arrive in the US, falsely claim
    their US citizen spouse is abusive, and have that spouse arrested
    and detained.  I find the notion completely ridiculous.  To begin
    with, the authorities generally do not arrest someone for
    domestic battery just because someone claimed abuse, at least not
    in Florida and I doubt anywhere else in the US.  Without any
    clear evidence of abuse an incident report will be made but not
    generally an arrest unless there is a past history with the
    offender.  Therefore if the letter writer was arrested and
    detained it would appear that he deserved it.  Secondly I have
    worked with many women who lived with physical and mental abuse
    for years because they did not know that there are laws to
    protect them from this.  Oftentimes, US citizen spouses threaten
    to have the victim deported.  If the couple have children there
    is the threat that the victim will be separated from their
    children.  These individuals live in complete fear until they are
    finally pointed in the right direction. It is true that cases
    under VAWA could be abused just like any other immigration
    benefit.  There are those who will choose to lie and cheat to
    obtain their goal as opposed to going about things the legal and
    proper way, but to essentially state that all cases filed under
    VAWA are fake and that immigrant women come to the US for the
    sole purposes of finding a citizen to marry them so that they can
    then claim abuse is outrageous and insulting.
    Miranda Swanson, senior legal assistant  Lake Worth, FL
    (d) Dear Editor:
    ID, nice job. Ok. Pls can let us know the winners of DV lottery
    for 2008 in Nigeria.
    Okuta Faith Osewundo
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  5. Mar 31 - South Of The Border Action

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

    PART V. BALCA HANDBOOK
    A. Introduction to BALCA by Joel Stewart
    B. BALCA PERM Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
    C. BALCA En Banc Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
    D. BALCA Hearing Procedures
    PART VI. FEDERAL LITIGATION GUIDE
    A. Introduction to Federal Court Litigation  by Sam Udani
    B. Exhaustion of Administrative Review by Michael E. Piston
    C. Federal Court Litigation-PERM by David B. Pakula
    D. Sample Pleading by Michael E. Piston
    PART VII: PREVAILING WAGE REVIEW
    A. Prevailing Wage Survey & Overview by Jane Goldblum
    B. Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 1 by Jane Goldblum
    C. Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 2 by Jane Goldblum
    D. 656.40 Perm Reg. Determination of PW
    E. 656.41 Perm Reg. Certifying Officer Review of PW
    F. Prevailing Wage FAQ
    G. Appendix A By Alphabetical Order
    H. Appendix A By SOC Classification Order
    PART VIII: SWA SUMMARY STATE BY STATE
    All 50 states + 4 territories (Guam, District
    of Columbia,US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico)
    PART IX: PERM RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
    A. SOC Structure
    B. SOC Definitions
    C. SOC 2006 Changes
    D. Background On Development Of Appendix A
    E. Stratifying Occupational Units By SVP
    F. NAICS 2002 Codes And Titles
    G. NAICS Codes And Titles - 2007 Revisions
    H. Latest OES Wage Data - MDB file
    I. 2008 OES Wage Data Structure
    J. Latest OES Wage Data - Statistical Area Definitions
    K. Appendix A By Alphabetical Order
    L. Appendix A By SOC Classification Order
    M. Darby v. Cisneros
    N. Lawyers Guide To 212(a)(5)(A) By Gary Endelman
    O. BALCA Hearing Procedures
    P. BALCA En Banc Cases From 1987
    Q. Occupational Projections And Training Data
    R. Occupational Outlook Handbook
    S. Federal Register Notices On PERM
    T. Prevailing Wage Determination Policy Guidance
    U. What DOL Told OMB About PERM By Jay Solomon
    V. ETA Forms Old And New
    ++New ETA Form 9089 and Instructions, Application for Permanent
    Employment Certification
    ++Old ETA Form 9089, Application for Permanent Employment
    Certification
    ++Old ETA Form 9089,  Instructions
    ++Old ETA Form 9089 Electronic Filing Instructions
    ++ETA Form 750A
    ++ETA Form 750B
    ++ETA Form 750 A and B, Instructions
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    For the fax document, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/thepermbook.pdf
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Consular Corner: March 2009
    Liam Schwartz writes "As of February 2009 there has been a
    significant injection of transparency into an important aspect of
    the visa application process."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0331-schwartz.shtm
    http://www.lsa-law.com/
    (b) Plenary Power: Should Judges Control U.S. Immigration Policy?
    Jon Feere for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "But
    despite the fact that the courts have affirmed the plenary power
    doctrine countless times since the 19th century, there is a
    movement underway to erode political-branch control over
    immigration in favor of a judge-administered system based on the
    implicit idea that foreigners have a "right" to immigrate."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0331-feere.shtm
    http://www.cis.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "I recently reviewed an application for a
    colleague which involved mining engineering. This should require
    a degree in geology or a similar field. The O*net is 17-2151."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0331-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) EOIR Announces San Pedro Immigration Court Closing
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that all
    filings going to the San Pedro Immigration Court
    should now be sent to the Los Angeles Immigration Court.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0331-sanpedro.pdf
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Courts Face Huge Backlog
    The nation's immigration courts are now so clogged that nearly
    90,000 people accused of being in the United States illegally
    waited at least two years for a judge to decide whether they must
    leave, one of the last bottlenecks in a push to more strictly
    enforce immigration laws.
    (b) Hundreds In Santa Rosa Rally For Immigration Overhaul
    Several hundred people marched Sunday through Santa Rosa calling
    for immigration overhaul as part of a nationwide rally organized
    by the United Farm Workers.
    (c) Prospects May Face Immigration Issues
    Commissioner Bud Selig has given Major League Baseball's security
    division an open checkbook in an attempt to clean up off-field
    scandals in the Dominican Republic and other foreign countries.
    (d) Obama Isn't Asking, But Key Lawmakers Offer To Back Border
    Effort With Funds
    When it comes to shoring up the U.S.-Mexico border, the Obama
    administration won't take yes for an answer. Key members of
    Congress want to spend more. The president is saying no thanks.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0331.shtm#Headlines
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    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Book Kevin R. Johnson, Opening the Floodgates:  Why
    America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration laws (NYU
    Press 2008), http://books.google.com/books?id=zezmNXb6moUC
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    ID carried the following article, "Prospective: The Markets Easy
    Touch" (03/26/09 ID Article). It's author had a depressing
    experience with the old INS. I am happy to report that it was
    very unlike any I have had with DHS and my own wife in our
    analogous situation, with about a month passing between our
    application for her citizenship and her becoming a citizen. I
    suspect that once processing immigration forms became more fee
    driven (and also because the Bush Administration focused on a
    cultural change in the bureaucracy, what David Broder used to
    call "corporate cool"), the incentives for civil servants on the
    line, as it were, changed dramatically, and for the better.
    Certainly their processing times have fallen to levels that would
    favorably impress the DMV, once also reputed to be terrible, but
    now a generally responsive and quick organization whose employees
    are supervised by officials replaceable at regular elections. I
    wish I could say the same of the Social Security Administration,
    which, while not hateful, has hardly been quick in dealing with
    "customers" in my not limited enough experience. Incentives do
    matter, and making more federal systems' budgets performance
    based might be the answer to many of life's little frustrations.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    ID's 03/27/09 comment, "Immigrants' dreams deferred in U.S." is a
    catchy journalistic title with a human interest factor hot enough
    to melt an iceberg in Antarctica. The article claims Amar Sharma
    is about to earn a master's degree - well, he may get OPT for a
    year, but that does not guarantee an H-1B the next April 1st, and
    he may end up back in India anyway, because a US education does
    not guarantee US immigration. While he and other "immigrants" can
    go back to their own country, where it is cheaper to be poor,
    natural born (there's that term again) US citizens who lose jobs
    do not have that option, unless Felipe Calderon flings open
    Mexico's northern border and offers work visas to Americans. But
    Mr. Calderon only wants his people to come to the US, legally or
    illegally, and ship back money - billions annually. The article
    surmises that, "Those most at risk are often poor, less educated,
    and not fluent in English. All the more reason to get educated
    and learn English to survive in the competitive US job market.
    The article points out that largely due to the economy, there has
    been a slowdown in illegal immigration since 2006. Great. As I
    have long maintained, deportation of illegals by attrition occurs
    when the jobs disappear, whether through enforcement, or the
    economy. George Bruno, an immigration lawyer quoted is correct
    when he remarks on Canada's immigration program stealing away
    H-1B's. Until America trains enough nurses, scientists, engineers
    and others, America will need to rely on foreign talent. America
    must pass logical immigration reform that works for America, but
    no CIR (buzzword for Amnesty). Instead, create a good, workable
    guestworker program (impossible, you say?), not a citizenship
    factory.
    David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's letter (03/27/09 ID) was a little hard for me to
    follow because I don't share his letter's expertise on the
    nuances of the relation between cows and bleached blondes.  I
    also don't share the amusement with which his letter reflects on
    someone's incarceration.  Perhaps instead of pontificating on the
    semantic labels of undocumented aliens and the necessity of
    racial profiling, his time would be better spent reading up on
    the Fourteenth Ammendment and Supreme Court decisions such as
    Batson v. Kentucky.  Profiling is not necessary, it is
    unconstitutional.
    Xavier Racine
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Its a sad day when a letter from an officer of the court supports
    racial profiling (see David Murray letter 03/27/09 ID). My
    friends have children serving on active duty. Two perfectly law
    abiding young adults on leave from the Military in NY parked the
    car legally to visit the young mans grandmother. Apparently it
    was an unfortunate decision to have a vanity plate on the car
    that indicated the owners were Hispanic. The vanity plate issued
    in VA also was issued to a NJ man who drove a totally different
    make and model who has a habit of coming to NY and getting
    parking tickets he never paid. So to make a long story short they
    spent 2 days, 100's of dollars in cab fares and lots of abuse at
    the hand of beauracrats "proving" they were not someone who from
    NJ, when it was ever so clear from the start they were from VA.
    Punishment for being Hispanic? Thank goodness they didn't make
    the mistake of getting on a bus without the "proper documents",
    they might have been deported to a random country selected by ICE
    for being "brownish". For those that think police state action is
    a good thing, there are plenty of third world countries they can
    move to and be hassled regularly. Statistically speaking more
    white collar criminals ride buses in urban settings than brown
    folks, should we start randomly rousting white folks in hopes we
    can catch them? Cows produce more than milk , and I have heard
    enough manure for one day.
    Sergi Sheplov
    (e) Dear Editor:
    Divorces sometimes can doom the immigrant spouses, if the
    marriages were genuine but the sponsoring citizen partners are
    unhappy and in retaliation mode if the marriages were in rocky
    situation. We have huge problem also with sham marriage for
    profit and easy greencards for foreigners who will pay any US
    citizens who want to sell this kind of "service". We must put a
    stop on it by requiring US citizen sponsors to cover their
    foreign spouses' living expenses for at least 5 years even if
    they got divorced if their ex spouses can't work instead of
    looking for public welfare, we make marriages as no joke decision
    for some US citizens who are willing to do anything including
    "selling Greencards" to foreigners for quick easy bucks. But the
    most absurd part of our immigration laws is when the US citizen
    sponsor pass away before their foreign spouse secured his/her
    permanent Greencard and remove the conditional resident status
    then the spouse must leave the country then. This stupid and
    unjust laws must be changed for the sake of common sense.
    Foreigners who marry US citizens can automatically qualify and
    self sponsor themselves if their citizen spouses pass away and
    they have lived in a bonafide marriage based on love and mutual
    commitments.
    Robert Yang
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