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  1. Apr 22 - USCIS Requests INA 244 f 4 Feedback

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    April 22, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0422.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: USCIS Requests INA 244 f 4 Feedback
    2.  Focus: Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning
        Cases
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Flexibility Is The Key In Immigration Reform by Paul
        Herzog
        (b) Attorney Marketing: How To Prevent Problems With Returned
        Phone Calls by Trey Ryder
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: John MacDougall, Sunil Gulati,
        and Gaby Moreno by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Issues Latest FY 2010 H1B Update
        (b) Neufeld Provides Guidance On N-400s When Applicant Fails
        to Respond To A Request For Evidence Or For Appearance
        (c) DOL Issues H-2B Final Rule FAQs Round 1
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Expert Witness Services
        (b) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Local ACLU Decries Megahed's Immigration Arrest
        (b) Visa Rules Widen The Rift Between Vietnam And U.S.
        Families
        (c) Latinos Debate Whether Immigration Reform Rallies Are
        Wise Right Now
        (d) [Texas] House Again Avoids Immigration Clash
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert J. Grenier, Esq.
        (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (c) Dianne Aid
        (d) Robert Yang
        (e) M. Jacobs
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    1.  COMMENT
    USCIS Requests INA 244 f 4 Feedback
    We received an email from an immigration lawyer who has been
    corresponding with USCIS regarding inconsistent interpretation of
    INA 244(f)(4). USCIS has asked her to compile and send
    information regarding this matter to USCIS. The issue involves
    the interpretation of INA 244(f)(4) which states "that during the
    period in which an alien is in valid TPS status, they are
    considered as being in and maintaining a valid nonimmigrant
    status for 245 adjustment of status or 248 change of status." We
    understand that USCIS will amend regulations and/or issue
    memoranda providing clarification on the matter based upon
    feedback received from the immigration community.
    Specific information including names, A#'s, and case status
    information on individuals who are in or have been in TPS status
    who are either EWI or subject to final orders who were either
    denied adjustment of status or would be eligible for adjustment
    of status if they would be considered as being in and maintaining
    a valid nonimmigrant status is requested. Immigration Daily
    readers are invited to write directly to mailto:bjb617@aol.com
    with their response.
    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: 
    ++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. 
    For more info, and to order, please see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ReliefFromRemoval.shtm
    For the fax order form, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/relieffromremoval.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Flexibility Is The Key In Immigration Reform
    Paul Herzog writes "But immigration reform is a necessity,
    because immigrants have played a key role both socially, since so
    many American families have immigrant members, and in driving the
    growth of America's leading industries, such as high-tech."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0422-herzog.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0422-herzog.shtm#bio
    (b) Attorney Marketing: How To Prevent Problems With Returned
    Phone Calls
    Trey Ryder writes "If you're responsible for marketing legal
    services, make sure your lawyers return calls promptly."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0422-ryder.shtm
    http://www.treyryder.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: John MacDougall, Sunil Gulati, and
    Gaby Moreno
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0422-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Issues Latest FY 2010 H1B Update
    USCIS announced an updated number of filings for H-1B petitions
    for the fiscal year 2010 program.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0422-H1B.pdf
    (b) Neufeld Provides Guidance On N-400s When Applicant Fails to
    Respond To A Request For Evidence Or For Appearance
    USCIS Acting Associate Director Neufeld released a memorandum
    providing guidance on adjudicating Form N-400s, Application for
    Naturalization, filed by applicants seeking naturalization under
    section 328 or 329 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
    who fail to appear for their naturalization interview or fail to
    respond to a request for evidence.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0422-neufeld.pdf
    (c) DOL Issues H-2B Final Rule FAQs Round 1
    The Department of Labor issued a FAQs on the H-2B final rule
    effective January 18, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0422-H2B.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Expert Witness Services
    Muslim World Expert
    http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
    Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on
    immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former
    Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court
    cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS
    (asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with very high success
    rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials
    from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see:
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    Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M.
    Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of
    International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
    mailto:sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of
    my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.
    (b) Case Management Technology
    Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
    support, ImmigrationTracker
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Local ACLU Decries Megahed's Immigration Arrest
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida today joined the
    chorus of activists protesting the immigration arrest of Youssef
    Megahed three days after a federal jury acquitted him of
    explosives charges.
    (b) Visa Rules Widen The Rift Between Vietnam And U.S. Families
    The plight is not a new one for families split between two
    countries, but increasingly it is becoming an issue among
    Vietnamese as the refugees who fled to the United States at the
    end of the Vietnam War grow old.
    (c) Latinos Debate Whether Immigration Reform Rallies Are Wise
    Right Now
    Energized by a renewed prospect of success, Latinos in Dane
    County, [Madison WI] and across the country are planning to go to
    the streets again on May 1 to hold President Barack Obama to his
    assurances that immigration reform is on the way.
    (d) [Texas] House Again Avoids Immigration Clash
    Texas Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, today tried to make sure only
    groceries owned by U.S. citizens are eligible for a bill's
    proposed incentives for grocers in low-income neighborhoods to
    stock more fresh produce.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0422.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 - Arlington, VA
    2009 ACIP Annual Symposium: June 15-18, 2009, Arlington, VA - For
    thirty-five years, the American Council on International
    Personnel's Symposium has been the most highly respected annual
    meeting devoted exclusively to employment-based immigration. We
    bring in-house immigration professionals from universities and
    research institutions, non-profits, and multinational
    corporations together with U.S. government representatives and
    legal experts. This year's Symposium "Changing Times, Changing
    Strategies" will help you: strategize and network in an uncertain
    economy, meet new leaders of Federal Agencies & Congress, develop
    airtight compliance measures, and refine your global mobility
    management models. http://www.acip.com/symposium. ILW.COM is
    pleased to be an event media sponsor.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Surely, there was more than one patriot. Therefore, the correct
    punctuation is Patriots' Day (04/21/09 ID comment).
    Robert J. Grenier, Esq.  Burlington, VT
    Editor's note: Thank you for pointing out our typo.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Sid Lachter's letter's rebuttal (04/17/09 ID) to the argument
    that "politicians want the illegal aliens here for votes." is
    correct, up to a point. Only citizens can vote (at least if
    voting laws are enforced). However, everyone is counted in the
    census for purposes of drawing up Congressional districts. Mr.
    Sheplov's letter overlooks the same detail. One need only look to
    the election that unseated controversial Representative Robert
    "B-1 Bob" Dornan to see both the issues of enforcing voting laws
    and the rotten borough nature of districts especially heavy in
    non-citizen residents - in one case working for Bob's argument
    that he wuz robbed, and in the other taking away from his
    argument that he held a particularly legitimate seat in the first
    place. I suspect Messrs Yang and Murray both get it, even if they
    don't approach it from the same place I do.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.   Birmingham, AL
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I am an immigrant rights activist and member of a sanctuary
    congregation.  One of the things I am seeing more often is U.S.
    citizen children abandoned because their parents have been
    deported and for a variety of reasons children are remaining in
    the U.S. There are also un-documented children who are abandonded
    who fall through the cracks, and teenagers are not willing to
    talk with social workers. We say the "future is in our youth",
    what kind of a generation are we fostering? We desparatly need
    comprehensive humane immigration reform to protect workers, to
    create a system of integrity, and to protect our children.
    Dianne Aid   Kent, WA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Nativists love to falsely accuse illegal immigrants abusing
    welfare system, the question is how comes the no papers people
    can abuse a system that demands us to show our papers before
    collecting welfare? If Nativists argue that these illegal
    immigrants will be legalized then being able to collect welfare
    checks later as legal immigrants and US citizens, then blame the
    stupid and reckless welfare state for all policies then. How
    comes Social Security can provide benefits tho our senior
    citizens today who never contributed SS tax since its inception
    during their younger years? And how comes our politicians could
    vote to give our and our future generation tax dollars to the
    banks and Wall St. corporations that have made risky and stupid
    business decisions and lost money but when they make obscene
    profits they never share that profits with us the tax payers who
    are bailing them out now? Many conservatives and nativists will
    likely to flood their representatives with faxes, e-mails, mails
    and phone calls on a NO to  "immigration amnesty again" issue,
    but there are much bigger and outrageous issues that should
    concern them most, which is business as usual in Washington that
    must stop. They must learn how to balance the check book and
    watch the wallet, stop waging wars for profits of the view
    elites, stop manipulating and debasing our currency and savings
    by printing more paper money to indulge their "shopping and
    spending" addiction. The government must be honest and
    transparent about Social Security, Medicare and Defense
    spendings, how much we do have and can afford and abolish those
    unfunded mandates that burden the future generation with sky high
    debt and we shouldn't blame illegal immigrants for all these
    country illnesses.
    Robert Yang
    (e) Dear Editor:
    A couple of responses appearing in the April 17, 2009 ID issue
    indicated that only citizens can vote in U.S. elections and
    illegal aliens can't. I think those writers meant to say that
    only citizens can vote legally and illegal aliens can only vote
    illegally.  It's sort of like illegal aliens can't work in the
    U.S., but millions do.  I don't believe that millions of illegal
    aliens are voting in U.S. elections, but some clearly do.
    M. Jacobs
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  2. Apr 21 - Patriots Day

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    April 21, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0421.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Patriots Day
    2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book
    3.  Articles:
        (a) PERM Practice Tips by Joel Stewart, et al.
        (b) Immigrants Can Help Fix The Housing Bubble by Richard S.
        Lefrak and A. Gary Shilling
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Says E-Verify Rule Delayed To June 30th
        (b) Neufeld And Chang Memo On Special Immigrant Juvenile
        Petitions
        (c) Neufeld And Chang Memo On CDC Technical Instructions For
        Form I-693
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Immigration Law Certificate
        (c) Translation Services
        (d) CLE Immigration Event
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) 'Pastors' Scam Congregants Out Of Over $800K In
        Immigration Con: Law Enforcement Sources
        (b) Blind Eye To Immigration Violations
        (c) Report: NJ Immigration Directive Wrongly Used
        (d) John Demjanjuk's Claim That Deportation Would Be Torture
        Rejected By Immigration Board Of Appeals
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Partner - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0421.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Patriots Day
    ILW.COM's offices will be closed April 20th in observance of
    Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots_Day
    is celebrated in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of
    Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, which is generally
    considered to be the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The Consular Posts Book
    The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as
    follows:
    Preface
    ++Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and DHS Cost-cutting:
    But, Not Very Comprehensive Reform and Selective Cutting of
    Enforcement Budgets
    ++Post-FISA Surveillance:  When Your Client Calls From Overseas,
    Uncle Sam Is On The Line.
    ++The NAFTA Super-Highway Meets a Roadblock
    ++Shift to Interior Enforcement - Mandatory e-Verify
    ++H-1B and L-1 Programs Under Siege
    ++Release from Detention for CIR-eligible Aliens
    ++The Bottom-Line Calculus in Business Immigration and Free Trade
    Policy:
    ++He Votes - US Worker Considerations
    ++But, His Lobbyists Are More Expensive - Global Capital
    Interests
    ++A Trumps B, for Now
    ++Obama: Changes to H-1B Seen as Part of Comprehensive
    Immigration Reform
    ++Congress:  Revolt Against Off-Shoring
    ++WTO/GATT/GATS Reconsidered
    ++Will the "GATS Visa" Replace H-1B?
    Chapter 1.A - Who You're Dealing with: DOS Jurisdiction
    ++Prominent Lawyers Prosecuted for Money Laundering and
    Obstruction
    ++FBI/DHS Task Force Sting Operation Nets a Leader of the
    Criminal Bar
    ++The Loss of Attorney-Client Privilege in International
    Representation
    ++NEW FISA: H.R. 6304 Blanket Authorizations for Surveillance of
    International Communications
    ++Section 1801(h) - "Minimization" and exception for "evidence of
    a crime" Illustration 1.1 - New FISA
    ++Sec. 1806 - The Minimization Loophole
    ++The al-Haramain Case - Targeted Surveillance of Attorney-Client
    Communications
    ++DOL Audits All Labor Certifications Submitted by Major
    Immigration Law Firm
    ++International Lawyer: Gatekeeper, Adversary or Defendant?
    ++Expanding View of Attorney Culpability and Mandatory Due
    Diligence Requirements
    ++Sarbanes-Oxley
    ++Department of Justice Targeting of Gatekeepers
    ++Enhanced Federal Enforcement and Revised Sentencing Penalties
    for Compliance Violations
    ++Federal Sentencing Guidelines - Up, Up and Away
    ++2003 Department of Justice Guidelines
    ++Further Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege for Corporate
    Counsel
    ++Mandatory Disclosure of Representation, and Attorney
    Certification of Accuracy in all Represented Matters - The Future
    of Immigration Law?
    ++The End of Employer-sponsored Immigration?
    ++Addendum 1.1. 50 USC, Chapter 36, Subchapter I, Sec. 1806,
    Foreign Intelligence, Surveillance, Subchapter I - Electronic
    Surveillance, Use of Information.
    ++Addendum 1.2. Sec. 805. Review of Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    for Obstruction of Justice and Extensive Criminal Fraud.
    Chapter 1.B - Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
    Soup to Nuts   Prospects for Changing Immigration, Surveillance
    and Global Trade Policies under the Obama Administration.
    Chapter 2.A - Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and
    Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
    ++Common Reasons B-1/B-2 Visas Are Denied (INA Section 214(b),
    INA Section 221(g), 221(g) Temporary Refusal 221(g) Denial and
    Return of Petition for Revocation
    Chapter 3.  What they're Looking For (Do's and Don'ts): Inner
    Federal Agency Workings
    ++The Appearance (and Substance) of Candor - Proactive Strategies
    for Avoiding Problems and Prosecutions.
    ++Mission Shift: The New Emphasis on Detecting Business-related
    Fraud (1. USCIS, 2. DOL, 3.CBP, 4. Commerce Department
    Initiatives)
    Chapter 4.  Why Visas Are Done Outside the U.S.: The Purpose of
    Consular Processing
    ++Local Reputations and Investigations - Eligibility and
    Authentication.
    ++Information, Please (Data-collection and the Wealth of Nations)
    - Intelligence Gathering
    ++All Politics Are Local - Diplomacy and Relations w/ host Country
    Chapter 5.  Getting, Keeping and Renewing Your Visa: The Visa -
    Its Limits and Privileges
    ++Not All Visas Are Created Equal - Many Types, But Few Real
    Choices (Permission to Enter, Blanket L visas, Investor Visas,
    The Greater Use of B1 visas in connection to sustainable economic
    activity)
    ++Phone Home - The Importance of Personal Contact By Counsel in
    the U.S.
    ++Once you're Here, They Don't Stop Looking - The New Realities
    of Doing Business (Post 9/11 Data Mining and Federal Task Forces)
    ++Time to Renew, Time to Review - The Importance of Reviewing the
    Record Before Submitting Updated Information.
    Chapter 6. DOS Central Office Can Help You: Review and
    Appeals of Consular Decisions
    ++The Consular Officer Isn't Always Right (Sometimes) - Review
    and Appeals of Consular Decisions (Supervisor review, State Dept
    Opinion, Long Standing Absences of US Courts in a Vastly changing
    Global Economy and the Borderless Corporation)
    Chapter 7.  Avoiding Audits and Task Forces: Best Practices
    ++Innocence Isn't Enough -- USCIS and ICE Random Fraud Assessments
    ++Send In the Marines -- Federal Fraud Task Forces
    Chapter 8.  Data-mining and Real-Time Enforcement:  The
    Future Landscape of the Visa Process
    ++Save the Trees -  E-filing, Document Scanning, and Distributed
    Data Access
    ++If it's On-Line or in a Computer, Assume They Have a Copy
    Chapter 9.  The Many Faces Behind the Visa Window: The Visa
    Process and Procedure at Select High-Volume Consulates in the New
    World Economic Order
    India (New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata); China (Beijing,
    Guangzhou, Shanghai); Canada (Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver,
    Montreal);  Mexico (Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey,
    Tijuana, Nogales, Guadalajara); United Kingdom (London); Armenia;
    France (Paris); Germany (Munich); Poland (Warsaw); South Korea
    (Seoul); Phillipines (Manila); Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao
    Paulo); Australia (Sydney); Taiwan (Taipei); Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh
    City); Israel (Tel Aviv); Bangladesh (Dhaka); Argentina (Buenos
    Aires); Colombia (Bogota); Venezuela (Caracas); Dominican
    Republic (Santo Domingo); Haiti (Port au Prince); Jamaica
    (Kingston); Nigeria (Lagos); Trinidad and Tobago Carribean (Port
    of Spain)
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    http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.pdf
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) PERM Practice Tips
    Joel Stewart, et al. share the citations from this recently
    concluded seminar.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0421-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2008.shtm
    (b) Immigrants Can Help Fix The Housing Bubble
    Richard S. Lefrak and A. Gary Shilling write "The Obama
    administration should seriously consider granting resident status
    to foreigners who buy surplus houses in this country."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0421-lefrak.shtm
    http://www.lefrak.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Says E-Verify Rule Delayed To June 30th
    USCIS announced that the applicability date of the final rule
    requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to begin using
    USCIS E-Verify system has been pushed back by six weeks to June
    30, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0421-EVerify.pdf
    (b) Neufeld And Chang Memo On Special Immigrant Juvenile
    Petitions
    USCIS Domestic Operations Acting Associate Director Neufeld and
    Office of Policy and Strategy Acting Chief Chang released a memo
    informing immigration service officers working Special Immigrant
    Juvenile (SIJ) petitions about new legislation affecting
    adjudication of petitions filed for SIJ status.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0421-chang.pdf
    (c) Neufeld And Chang Memo On CDC Technical Instructions For Form
    I-693
    USCIS Domestic Operations Acting Associate Director Neufeld and
    Office of Policy and Strategy Acting Chief Chang released a memo
    providing guidance on revisions to the Center for Disease
    Control's technical instructions for civil surgeons and Form I-693.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0421-neufeld.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy
    submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-
    motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an
    organized fashion.  We communicate via emails and couriers. The
    candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting
    paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month.  The candidate must
    have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) 'Pastors' Scam Congregants Out Of Over $800K In Immigration
    Con: Law Enforcement Sources
    A unholy pair of so-called pastors opened a storefront church in
    Queens and then fleeced more than 70 of their flock in an
    immigration scam, law enforcement sources said Wednesday night.
    (b) Blind Eye To Immigration Violations
    Police officers in several Utah jurisdictions will not prosecute
    immigration violations, top cops told hundreds of Latinos packed
    into a shopping center Wednesday night.
    (c) Report: NJ Immigration Directive Wrongly Used
     A new report claims that some New Jersey police officers are
     misusing a state directive that allows them to inquire about the
     immigration status of people arrested for serious crimes.
    (d) John Demjanjuk's Claim That Deportation Would Be Torture
    Rejected By Immigration Board Of Appeals
    John Demjanjuk's attempt to stay in the US suffered a setback
    Thursday.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0421.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) New Partner - Washington, DC
    Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL) announces that Lynden Melmed,
    has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Melmed joins BAL from the
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he served as Chief
    Counsel of USCIS, that agency's highest-ranking legal position,
    since January 2007. www.usabal.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
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    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    In response to ID's 04/17/09 comment, I'm willing to bet that the
    numbers reflect the greater likelihood of  the unattached males
    who are usually the face of illegal immigration being far more
    likely to kite off in a recession than those with more reason to
    stick around. Italian families famously stayed in crumbling
    neighborhoods  while s ingle Italians left. The largest number of
    our present undocumented aliens are Mexicans, with other Latin
    Americans making up a huge number, and they seem to behave a lot
    like the Italians of yesteryear (including a large minority of
    fast-assimilating relatively high performers acting like the old
    North Italians of days gone by).
    Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
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  3. Apr 17 - Undocumented Portrait

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    April 17, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0417.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Undocumented Portrait
    2.  Focus: THE PERM 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: NY Times Scholars and Immigrant
        Parents (Russia, Ghana, Nigeria, Vietnam, China, Guyana,
        Dominican Republic, Mexico and Israel) by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) DOL Publishes H-2A Interim Final Rule
        (b) USCIS Reminds About Termination Of Burundi TPS
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Hispanic Groups Call For Census Boycott
        (b) Obama: Immigration Reform Key
        (c) Conservative Law Group Watching Day Worker Center
        (d) Students Disrupt Tancredo Speech
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Sid Lachter, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Sergi Sheplov
        (d) Robert Yang
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    1.  COMMENT
    Undocumented Portrait
    A report
    http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=107
    released by the Pew Hispanic Center paints a detailed demographic
    portrait of the undocumented immigrants in the US. "Unauthorized
    immigrants living in the United States are more geographically
    dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S.
    born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a
    spouse and children. In addition, a growing share of the children
    of unauthorized immigrant parents--73%--were born in this country
    and are U.S. citizens."
    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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    http://www.ilw.com/store/thepermbook.pdf
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
    Carl Shusterman writes "Congress should stop trying to micro-
    manage the program, and return to a simple market-based system."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0417-shusterman.shtm
    http://shusterman.com/firm-bio.html
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "With the
    continued retrogression, the international staffing and
    recruiting industry is disappearing."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0417-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: NY Times Scholars and Immigrant
    Parents (Russia, Ghana, Nigeria, Vietnam, China, Guyana,
    Dominican Republic, Mexico and Israel)
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "The 2008 NY Times Scholars include a
    group of immigrant students, and children of immigrants, who are
    pursuing the American Dream."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0417-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOL Publishes H-2A Interim Final Rule
    The Department of Labor published an interim final rule
    amending its regulations to extend the transition period of the
    application filing procedures currently in effect for all H-2A
    employers with a date of need on or before July 1, 2009. The
    transition period is extended to include all employers with a
    date of need on or before January 1, 2010.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0417-h2a.shtm
    (b) USCIS Reminds About Termination Of Burundi TPS
    USCIS reminded the public that Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
    for Burundian nationals terminates on May 2, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0417-burundi.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    NYC - Established boutique law firm seeks experienced paralegal
    who desires to work from home, part-time.  We specialize in O-1
    and EB-1A in the arts and entertainment, with a selection of H-1,
    L-1 and family cases. The ideal candidate will: 1) have
    experience in our practice area, 2) have an interest and talent
    for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy
    submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-
    motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an
    organized fashion.  We communicate via emails and couriers. The
    candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting
    paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month.  The candidate must
    have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this
    position.  We pay by the hour or per case. Please forward
    detailed resume, writing sample for EB-1A case, and two
    references to: mailto:777lawyernyc@gmail.com.
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    included. Online access for clients to check case status
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    To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or
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    translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
    (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
    educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
    experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
    professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
    for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
    turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
    work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
    times, see:
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    with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields.  For a copy
    of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Hispanic Groups Call For Census Boycott
    Some Hispanic advocacy groups are calling for illegal immigrants
    to boycott the 2010 Census unless immigration laws are changed.
    (b) Obama: Immigration Reform Key
    President Obama said immigration reform will be part of his
    administration's efforts to tackle issues plaguing the US-Mexico
    border.
    (c) Conservative Law Group Watching Day Worker Center
    A conservative legal organization is making a visit to Mountain
    View this week, observing the practices of the Mountain View Day
    Worker Center.
    (d) Students Disrupt Tancredo Speech
    A speech by former US Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., was disrupted
    by hundreds of student protesters at the University of North
    Carolina.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0417.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
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    A letter that ID published yesterday (04/16/09 ID) said that "---
    politicians want the illegal aliens here for votes. They spend
    our tax dollars to buy the votes and dis-infranchise (sic)
    Americans and legal immigrants."  The letter apparently ignores
    that only citizens can vote.  Aliens, whether legal or illegal
    and regardless of their numbers, cannot, so the quoted statement
    is quite mistaken.
    Sid Lachter, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID Editorial (04/14/2009 ID), to me, the  most
    troublesome aspect of the press reporting on immigration matters
    is the reference to "citizenship" when they mean "permanent
    residence," as is the case here. Even George Bush mixed his
    metaphors. This misnomer shows journalistic ignorance, as is the
    rest of the article, which is unclear as to the actual facts of
    the case and whether the alien had ever adjusted and was a
    conditional permanent resident, or whether she had not yet
    adjusted. The "widow's penalty" attaches to spouses of citizens
    who have filed, but not yet adusted to permanent residence. A
    liberal interpretation is found in Freeman vs. Gonzales, 444 F.3d
    1031 (9th Circuit 2006), but because of the weird federal system
    a circuit court case is not binding on other circuits and leads
    to an irational application of law. Many cases have muddied the
    waters; some are still pending and in an instance where the
    citizen spouse dies before the alien's adjustment of status can
    lead to a harsh and inconsistent result. An alien whose citizen
    spouse passes away after adjustment, but before removal of
    conditions on residence, can simply check Item d in Part 2 of the
    I-751 Petition for Removal of Conditions on Residence, which
    says, "My spouse is deceased," present documentation of a joint
    marital relationship, the conditions are removed and the alien
    becomes a full permanent resident. There is no "widow's penalty"
    in the instance of condition removal.  I agree that the widow's
    penalty is harsh and believe cases should be adjudicated
    similarly to the removal of conditions on residence. But that is
    not the law and the law should change. More fodder for
    immigration reform and makes my point about CIR taking away from
    issues of true reform, instead dwelling on the controversial
    Amnesty.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Paula James' letter (04/16/09 ID) told us yesterday that the
    "Politicians want the illegal aliens here for the votes". That is
    certainly an interesting assertion given that illegal aliens by
    definition cannot vote. If the letter refers to the family
    members of the aproximately 15 million aliens who live with US
    Citizen spouses, children or parents, then perhaps these Citizens
    are voting for family reunification. The letter tells us that US
    immigration law is not "broken". I'm not sure what you would call
    a that law separates a US Citizen spouse from thier alien spouse,
    or forces the family into a foreign country in exhile. What about
    aliens dying in detention centers? what about  US citizens are
    being deported,  and local police are using it as an excuse for
    profiling and harrassing people of color, and workers who were
    recruited by corporations are being prosecuted while white collar
    managment gets off with a slap on the wrist? Thomas Jefferson
    said, "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one
    percent of the people may take away the rights of the other
    forty-nine." I think this sums up the immigration reform debate,
    shame on those so opposed to the concept we as a nation were
    founded under, the "inaliable right to self sustenance" which
    many would so readily deny our foreign neighbors. The source of
    the right to self sustain derives not from government but from
    nature. Certainly we have a right to legislate immigration
    policy, but the problem comes in when the government attempts to
    create laws that conflict with the reality of the human
    condition. Many have contempt for immigration laws because they
    run contrary to the natural and societal norms that preceeded
    them. Its unreasonable to expect nuclear family members to have
    to live in different countries.
    Sergi Sheplov
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Ms. James' letter (04/16/09 ID) said that "our" tax dollars are
    being spent to buy votes and disenfranchise Americans and legal
    immigrants, in what forms? Amnesty will likely come with heavy
    fine, requirement to pay back taxes owed, to learn English and to
    meet certain merits and objectives before the beneficiaries can
    adjust status to real permanent residency. If Ms. James's letter
    was talking about welfare state for all, it's more urgent to
    write our representatives to show our utmost outrage that we
    didn't elect them to bailout greedy bankers and lousy CEOs of the
    Wall St. who have no shame for doing lousy job performance,
    asking public welfare on our expenses and still dare to justify
    handsome amount of bonus and on top of the insult, they spent our
    money to decorate their office, then secretly they still fly
    private corporate plane to party in 5 star hotel and resort on
    our tab. Politicians may promise us the "change" we can believe
    in but believe me, Washington never changes, faces may change but
    it's always the business as usual, pay to play and cronic
    corruption, collusion and cronyism between our politicians and
    their rich donors and lobbyists. Being Americans and legal
    immigrants come with certain rights and entitlements off course,
    but there is no such entitlement like "Americans' jobs only" and
    foreigners need not apply. Americans compete with other
    Americans, Americans compete with foreigners like or not, be them
    come here legally or illegally, or jobs being ship overseas, and
    don't forget Americans compete with robots, automated machineries
    and computers who have taken so many manual jobs for greater
    output and more efficiency with less attitudes, whining and bogus
    sick call offs. I hate competition as much as all of us here, but
    c'est la vie.
    Robert Yang
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  4. Apr 16 - Unions Back CIR

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    Items:
    1.  Comment: Unions Back CIR
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Litigation Tactics in Removal
        Proceedings
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Recent Developments Regarding The Visa Waiver Program:
        Bayo V. Chertoff And The Electronic System For Travel
        Authorization (ESTA) by David A. Isaacson
        (b) The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal And Illegal
        by Daniel Griswold for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) DOL Publishes Notice Of New iCERT System
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Credential Evaluation
        (c) I9 Audit Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Study Says Police Misuse Immigration Inquiry Rule
        (b) Illegal Immigration Slowdown In California
        (c) Obama to Name Border Czar
        (d) Tech Recruiting Clashes With Immigration Rules
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Nolan Rappaport, Esq
        (b) Cecilia G. Bikkal, Esq.
        (c) Paula James
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    1.  COMMENT
    Unions Back CIR
    The Los Angeles Times
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-immig-unions15-2009apr15,0,2433063.story
    reports that the top two labor unions in the US announced their
    backing for comprehensive immigration reform.   "The agreement,
    supported by the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win federation,
    supports the legalization of the nation's 12 million undocumented
    immigrants and the formation of an independent commission to
    analyze the labor market's needs and assess shortages for the
    admission of future foreign workers. The unions oppose any new
    guest worker programs that would allow employers to bring
    foreigners in on a temporary basis."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Litigation Tactics in Removal Proceedings
    Wednesday, April 15th is the deadline for the Thursday April 16th
    phone session on Litigation Tactics in Removal Proceedings  part
    of the seminar series "Removal For Experts", the curriculum is as
    follows:
    ++ Motions to Continue, Administratively Close or Terminate
    ++ Motions to Change Venue
    ++ Motions to Suppress
    ++ Discovery
    ++ Contesting Charges in the Notice to Appear
    ++ Objections
    ++ Authentication of Documents and Responding to FDL Reports
     
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Recent Developments Regarding The Visa Waiver Program: Bayo
    V. Chertoff And The Electronic System For Travel Authorization
    (ESTA)
    David A. Isaacson writes "Therefore, even under the ESTA regime,
    any alien who did not complete the online application him- or
    herself may have a valid Bayo claim if he or she does not sign
    a waiver in the appropriate language at the border."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0416-isaacson.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/Sub.aspx?MainIdx=ocyrus200591701543&SubIdx=ocyrus200835122922
    (b) The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal And Illegal
    Daniel Griswold for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "There are plenty of thoughtful questions to be considered when
    it comes to the role of immigration in a free, modern, and
    globally connected society. Unfortunately, this book brings
    nothing new to the discussion."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0416-griswold.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "The long and short of it is that the 6th
    Circuit has held that a surviving spouse still is an immediate
    relative under the Immigration and Nationality Act."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0416-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOL Publishes Notice Of New iCERT System
    DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a
    notice annoucing a new electronic system for submitting the Labor
    Condition Application (LCA) and the Application for Permanent
    Employment Certification.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0416-icert.shtm
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Study Says Police Misuse Immigration Inquiry Rule
    Many police officers in New Jersey are misusing a 2007 directive
    by the state's attorney general by questioning the immigration
    status of Latino drivers, passengers, pedestrians and even crime
    victims.
    (b) Illegal Immigration Slowdown In California
    After years of rapid growth, the state's illegal immigrant
    population is increasing more gradually, a study finds. Many
    migrants are bypassing California for other states.
    (c) Obama to Name Border Czar
    The Obama administration will name a new U.S.-Mexico border
    "czar" to advise Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano,
    tapping former federal prosecutor and California educator Alan
    Bersin, according to a homeland security official.
    (d) Tech Recruiting Clashes With Immigration Rules
    Where's Sanjay? The question comes from one of dozens of
    engineers around a crowded conference table at Google.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0416.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
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    meeting devoted exclusively to employment-based immigration. We
    bring in-house immigration professionals from universities and
    research institutions, non-profits, and multinational
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    legal experts. This year's Symposium "Changing Times, Changing
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    airtight compliance measures, and refine your global mobility
    management models. http://www.acip.com/symposium. ILW.COM is
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the article America's Loss Is The World's Gain
    (04/14/09 ID):  This situation may turn out to be an illustration
    of Alexander Graham Bell's observation, "When one door closes,
    another opens."  This will be true if it encourages Americans
    (LPRs and citizens of the US) to get the training and education
    they need to take the jobs that are being abandoned.  Maybe some
    of the employers will provide tuition money or other types of
    financial assistance in return for an employment commitment of
    some kind.  It works for the military.  The rest of Alexander
    Graham Bell's sentence is worth considering too, "but we often
    look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do
    not see the one which has opened for us.
    Nolan Rappaport, Esq
    (b) Dear Editor:
    A search on your cite refers to the "I-485 Standard Operating
    Procedures" dated 09/28/01.  I would like to cite the document
    but there is no authority or citation.  Can you give me the
    correct citation, please? Your prompt response is appreciated.
    Thank you
    Cecilia G. Bikkal, Esq.                 White Plains, NY
    Editor's note: The url for the document is
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2002_citation2b.pdf. A short
    description of the contents is at
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2002_citation2.shtm.
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement is what is needed in the
    US. The politicians and opened borders groups like to submit that
    our immigration laws are broken. This simply is not true.
    Politicians want us to give them amnesty along with the illegal
    aliens. We would not have out of control immigration if the laws
    had been enforced. It is time to tell the truth, politicians want
    the illegal aliens here for votes. They spend our tax dollars to
    buy the votes and dis-infranchise Americans and legal immigrants.
    This insanity needs to stop. Nothing less than Comprehensive
    Immigration Enforcement is acceptable.
    Paula James
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  5. Apr 15 - Helping The Economy

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    Items:
    1.  Comment: Helping The Economy
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Removal For Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Long Arm Of The Lawless by Fred Burton and Scott
        Stewart
        (b) When Passion Meets Recession by Michelle LaBrosse
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Dov Frohman Bentchkowsky, and
        Alfredo Cho by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) DHS Releases QA On Biological Relationship Testing
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Report: Immigration Reform is Basic Economics for FL
        (b) Judge Declares Illegal Immigration Measures Moot
        (c) Making This the Year of Immigration
        (d) Barack's Border Battle: President Obama Must Win
        Immigration Reform
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) interested ID reader
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    1.  COMMENT
    Helping The Economy
    A New York Times editorial says, "Even in a bad economy -
    especially in a bad economy - getting undocumented immigrants on
    the right side of the law only makes sense." For the full
    editorial, see here.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/14/opinion/14tue1.html?_r=1
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Removal For Beginners
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
    series with Discussion Leader Scott Bratton and speakers Wayne
    Benos, Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson, Patricia S. Mann, Steven C. Thal,
    with other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as
    follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on April 15: The Basics of Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Removal Proceedings under INA Section 240  - Notice to Appear
    ++ Exceptions to Removal Proceedings under INA Section 240-
    expedited removal, reinstatement of removal order
    ++ Basic Immigration Court Practice and Procedures  - Overview,
    EOIR Practice Manual
    ++ Bond Hearings  - ineligibility, Joseph hearings
    ++ Master Hearings and Individual Hearings - pleadings, an
    attorney's role and responsibilities
    ++ Motions to Reopen- in absentia orders, motions to apply for
    new reli
    ++ Appeals  - Form EOIR 26, BIA Practice Manual
    SECOND Phone Session on May 20: Grounds For Removal
    ++ Grounds of Inadmissibility under INA Section 212
    ++ Grounds for Removal under INA Section 237
    ++ Criminal grounds of Removal- categories of crimes that trigger
    removal
    ++ Aggravated Felonies- convictions that are considered
    aggravated felonies and their implications

    THIRD Phone Session on June 10: Overview of Relief From Removal
    ++ Voluntary Departure- pre-hearing vs. post-hearing, benefits
    ++ Asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention
    Against Torture - eligibility, discretion, bars
    ++ Cancellation of Removal (LPR vs. non-LPR)  - eligibility,
    bars, discretionary factors
    ++ Adjustment of status- jurisdiction of IJ, requirements,
    discretion
    ++ Waivers- 212(h), 237(a)(1)(H), 212(i)
    ++ NACARA- who is eligible and the latest developments
    ++ TPS- circumstances where TPS can be granted by an IJ and
    eligibility requirements
    ++ Other potential relief in removal proceedings
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Long Arm Of The Lawless
    Fred Burton and Scott Stewart write "Most kidnapping for ransom
    that does happen in the United States occurs within immigrant
    communities."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0415-burton.shtm
    http://www.http://www.stratfor.com/
    (b) When Passion Meets Recession
    Michelle LaBrosse writes "Whether you can get Mr. Recession to
    leave tomorrow, or if he decides to stick around for a while
    longer, just get on with your life."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0415-labrosse.shtm
    http://www.cheetahlearning.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Dov Frohman Bentchkowsky, and Alfredo Cho
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0415-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DHS Releases QA On Biological Relationship Testing
    DHS released the comments, questions, and answers from the
    Teleconference on Biological Relationship Testing: Opportunities
    and Challenges held on October 30, 2008.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0415-biological.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    NYC - Established boutique law firm seeks experienced paralegal
    who desires to work from home, part-time.  We specialize in O-1
    and EB-1A in the arts and entertainment, with a selection of H-1,
    L-1 and family cases. The ideal candidate will: 1) have
    experience in our practice area, 2) have an interest and talent
    for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy
    submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-
    motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an
    organized fashion.  We communicate via emails and couriers. The
    candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting
    paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month.  The candidate must
    have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this
    position.  We pay by the hour or per case. Please forward
    detailed resume, writing sample for EB-1A case, and two
    references to: mailto:777lawyernyc@gmail.com.
    (b) 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
    1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email
    mailto:sales@immigrationtracker.com.
    (c) Translation Services
    Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
    attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
    personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
    letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
    translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
    and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
    more information, please call 888-887-1884 or visit our website.
    http://eurasia-usa.com
    For a free quote, please complete
    http://www.eurasia-usa.com/quoteRequestForm.html
    or fax your document at 818-907-9763.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Report: Immigration Reform is Basic Economics for FL
    The dollars and cents of immigration reform make a lot of sense
    for the beleaguered U.S. economy.
    (b) Judge Declares Illegal Immigration Measures Moot
    A Columbia County judge has declared an anti-illegal immigration
    measure and ordinance unenforceable and moot because of conflicts
    with federal law and various state authorities.
    (c) Making This the Year of Immigration
    President Obama has promised the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    that he'll put comprehensive immigration reform on his priority
    list this year, and he'll make the same point when he meets with
    Latin American leaders, including the president of Mexico, later
    this week.
    (d) Barack's Border Battle: President Obama Must Win Immigration
    Reform
    White House aides have let it be known he intends to push for
    comprehensive immigration reform this year - on top of health
    care reform, a big energy agenda and rescuing the American
    financial system.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0415.shtm#Headlines
    ________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    'Intelligent Immigration Reform: A Real-World Legislative
    Approach', 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2009  The New
    School, 66 West 12th Street,
    http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=26744. Space is
    limited, so please register by April 15, 2009, by completing this
    online registration form http://19836.rsvpmenow.com. Print out
    and present the ticket(s) at the check-in desk when you arrive at
    the event.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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 would like to answer Alma's letter's question (04/14/09 ID),
    "What in the world are we afraid of? It is not, as Franklin
    Delano Roosevelt said, " ... nothing to fear but fear itself." It
    is the reality of what would happen if the US opened its southern
    border to some of the poorest countries in the world. That
    reality is millions and millions of Mexicans and Central
    Americans heading northward to the land of opportunity as both
    political and economic refugees - until the jobs cease to exist,
    or the US is turned into Mexico. Like Alma, I do not believe the
    "wall" is the answer. But they tell us the wall serves other
    purposes, like making it more difficult for drug traffickers. I
    believe law enforcement could end the drug trade. But so long as
    America supports Afghanistan, the largest exporter of heroin
    poppies in the world, why worry about Mexico, when we can just
    cut it off at the source - a source we control? Ponder that.
    Alma's letter refers to Elkhart, Indiana, capital of the US
    recreational vehicle industry, whose factories have lured illegal
    workers from south of the border for decades, profiting by low
    wages and work ethic, but suffering from the crime and change of
    cultural flavor it has contributed to that area. Because of the
    drop in RV sales, according to Alma's letter, I suppose we can
    now expect Elkhart's illegals to be flipping burgers, instead of
    manufacturing RV's, and the ones that can't find jobs flipping
    burgers will undoubtedly return to whence they came. That seems
    to be the natural order of things, and if this recession
    continues, there may be no need for "CIR" (i.e. Amnesty) and we
    can get on with true and necessary immigration reform.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Could we have a tribune to tell our story about the cruelty of
    waiting for 10 years for the endless delay the Visa Bulletin
    posts every month? What is the grief involved in the need to see
    our loved ones and be reunited with them? (see 04/14/09 ID
    comment).
    interested ID reader
    _________________________________________________________________
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    April 15, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0415.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Helping The Economy
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Removal For Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Long Arm Of The Lawless by Fred Burton and Scott
        Stewart
        (b) When Passion Meets Recession by Michelle LaBrosse
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Dov Frohman Bentchkowsky, and
        Alfredo Cho by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) DHS Releases QA On Biological Relationship Testing
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Report: Immigration Reform is Basic Economics for FL
        (b) Judge Declares Illegal Immigration Measures Moot
        (c) Making This the Year of Immigration
        (d) Barack's Border Battle: President Obama Must Win
        Immigration Reform
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) interested ID reader
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0415.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Helping The Economy
    A New York Times editorial says, "Even in a bad economy -
    especially in a bad economy - getting undocumented immigrants on
    the right side of the law only makes sense." For the full
    editorial, see here.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/14/opinion/14tue1.html?_r=1
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Removal For Beginners
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
    series with Discussion Leader Scott Bratton and speakers Wayne
    Benos, Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson, Patricia S. Mann, Steven C. Thal,
    with other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as
    follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on April 15: The Basics of Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Removal Proceedings under INA Section 240  - Notice to Appear
    ++ Exceptions to Removal Proceedings under INA Section 240-
    expedited removal, reinstatement of removal order
    ++ Basic Immigration Court Practice and Procedures  - Overview,
    EOIR Practice Manual
    ++ Bond Hearings  - ineligibility, Joseph hearings
    ++ Master Hearings and Individual Hearings - pleadings, an
    attorney's role and responsibilities
    ++ Motions to Reopen- in absentia orders, motions to apply for
    new reli
    ++ Appeals  - Form EOIR 26, BIA Practice Manual
    SECOND Phone Session on May 20: Grounds For Removal
    ++ Grounds of Inadmissibility under INA Section 212
    ++ Grounds for Removal under INA Section 237
    ++ Criminal grounds of Removal- categories of crimes that trigger
    removal
    ++ Aggravated Felonies- convictions that are considered
    aggravated felonies and their implications

    THIRD Phone Session on June 10: Overview of Relief From Removal
    ++ Voluntary Departure- pre-hearing vs. post-hearing, benefits
    ++ Asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention
    Against Torture - eligibility, discretion, bars
    ++ Cancellation of Removal (LPR vs. non-LPR)  - eligibility,
    bars, discretionary factors
    ++ Adjustment of status- jurisdiction of IJ, requirements,
    discretion
    ++ Waivers- 212(h), 237(a)(1)(H), 212(i)
    ++ NACARA- who is eligible and the latest developments
    ++ TPS- circumstances where TPS can be granted by an IJ and
    eligibility requirements
    ++ Other potential relief in removal proceedings
    For more information and to register see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200910.shtm.  Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200910.pdf.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Long Arm Of The Lawless
    Fred Burton and Scott Stewart write "Most kidnapping for ransom
    that does happen in the United States occurs within immigrant
    communities."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0415-burton.shtm
    http://www.http://www.stratfor.com/
    (b) When Passion Meets Recession
    Michelle LaBrosse writes "Whether you can get Mr. Recession to
    leave tomorrow, or if he decides to stick around for a while
    longer, just get on with your life."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0415-labrosse.shtm
    http://www.cheetahlearning.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Dov Frohman Bentchkowsky, and Alfredo Cho
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select
    immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0415-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DHS Releases QA On Biological Relationship Testing
    DHS released the comments, questions, and answers from the
    Teleconference on Biological Relationship Testing: Opportunities
    and Challenges held on October 30, 2008.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0415-biological.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    NYC - Established boutique law firm seeks experienced paralegal
    who desires to work from home, part-time.  We specialize in O-1
    and EB-1A in the arts and entertainment, with a selection of H-1,
    L-1 and family cases. The ideal candidate will: 1) have
    experience in our practice area, 2) have an interest and talent
    for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy
    submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-
    motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an
    organized fashion.  We communicate via emails and couriers. The
    candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting
    paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month.  The candidate must
    have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this
    position.  We pay by the hour or per case. Please forward
    detailed resume, writing sample for EB-1A case, and two
    references to: mailto:777lawyernyc@gmail.com.
    (b) 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
    1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email
    mailto:sales@immigrationtracker.com.
    (c) Translation Services
    Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
    attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
    personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
    letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
    translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
    and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
    more information, please call 888-887-1884 or visit our website.
    http://eurasia-usa.com
    For a free quote, please complete
    http://www.eurasia-usa.com/quoteRequestForm.html
    or fax your document at 818-907-9763.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Report: Immigration Reform is Basic Economics for FL
    The dollars and cents of immigration reform make a lot of sense
    for the beleaguered U.S. economy.
    (b) Judge Declares Illegal Immigration Measures Moot
    A Columbia County judge has declared an anti-illegal immigration
    measure and ordinance unenforceable and moot because of conflicts
    with federal law and various state authorities.
    (c) Making This the Year of Immigration
    President Obama has promised the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    that he'll put comprehensive immigration reform on his priority
    list this year, and he'll make the same point when he meets with
    Latin American leaders, including the president of Mexico, later
    this week.
    (d) Barack's Border Battle: President Obama Must Win Immigration
    Reform
    White House aides have let it be known he intends to push for
    comprehensive immigration reform this year - on top of health
    care reform, a big energy agenda and rescuing the American
    financial system.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0415.shtm#Headlines
    ________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    'Intelligent Immigration Reform: A Real-World Legislative
    Approach', 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2009  The New
    School, 66 West 12th Street,
    http://www.newschool.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=26744. Space is
    limited, so please register by April 15, 2009, by completing this
    online registration form http://19836.rsvpmenow.com. Print out
    and present the ticket(s) at the check-in desk when you arrive at
    the event.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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 would like to answer Alma's letter's question (04/14/09 ID),
    "What in the world are we afraid of? It is not, as Franklin
    Delano Roosevelt said, " ... nothing to fear but fear itself." It
    is the reality of what would happen if the US opened its southern
    border to some of the poorest countries in the world. That
    reality is millions and millions of Mexicans and Central
    Americans heading northward to the land of opportunity as both
    political and economic refugees - until the jobs cease to exist,
    or the US is turned into Mexico. Like Alma, I do not believe the
    "wall" is the answer. But they tell us the wall serves other
    purposes, like making it more difficult for drug traffickers. I
    believe law enforcement could end the drug trade. But so long as
    America supports Afghanistan, the largest exporter of heroin
    poppies in the world, why worry about Mexico, when we can just
    cut it off at the source - a source we control? Ponder that.
    Alma's letter refers to Elkhart, Indiana, capital of the US
    recreational vehicle industry, whose factories have lured illegal
    workers from south of the border for decades, profiting by low
    wages and work ethic, but suffering from the crime and change of
    cultural flavor it has contributed to that area. Because of the
    drop in RV sales, according to Alma's letter, I suppose we can
    now expect Elkhart's illegals to be flipping burgers, instead of
    manufacturing RV's, and the ones that can't find jobs flipping
    burgers will undoubtedly return to whence they came. That seems
    to be the natural order of things, and if this recession
    continues, there may be no need for "CIR" (i.e. Amnesty) and we
    can get on with true and necessary immigration reform.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Could we have a tribune to tell our story about the cruelty of
    waiting for 10 years for the endless delay the Visa Bulletin
    posts every month? What is the grief involved in the need to see
    our loved ones and be reunited with them? (see 04/14/09 ID
    comment).
    interested ID reader
    _________________________________________________________________
    The first daily in the field of immigration. Forward this to a
    colleague!
    Publisher: Sam Udani   Legal Editor: Michele Kim   ISSN:1930-062X
    An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is
    not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not
    intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an
    attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any
    information without first seeking advice from a qualified
    attorney. Copyright 1999-2009 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM.
    Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and
    articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in
    any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not
    necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM.
    _________________________________________________________________
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