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  1. Mar 3 - Erratum

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 3, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Erratum
    2.  Focus: Options For Health Care Professionals
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez by Charles Wheeler
        (b) New Americans In The Silver Plate: The Political And
        Economic Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Nevada
        by Angela Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Translation Services
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Concerns Arise Over Fast-Track Deportation Program
        (b) Families Hurt By US Immigration Policies Speak Out
        (c) ICE Raid Renews Questions About Obama Plans on
        Immigration Reform
        (d) Immigration And Hope Are Inseparable
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Robert Yang
        (d) Michael Steinberg
        (e) Jim Roberts
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Erratum
    Due to a production error, Immigration Daily's March 2, 2009
    issue "from address" was not Immigration Daily from ILW.COM at
    editor@ilw.com. We regret the error.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Options For Health Care Professionals
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Options For Health Care
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    Minear, Christopher T. Musillo, Elizabeth Quinn and Greg Siskind
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    FIRST Phone Session on March 5: J-1 Waivers
    ++ Filing for a Case Number
    ++ No Objection, IGA, Hardship, Persecution
    ++ Physician Specific Waivers
    ++ Pursuing More than One Waiver
    ++ While the Waiver is Pending (Travel/Status)
    ++ What happens After Waiver Approval
    SECOND Phone Session on April 2: Physician Issues
    ++ 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
    THIRD Phone Session on May 7: Nurses and Allied Health Care
    Professionals
    ++ Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez
    Charles Wheeler writes "The following is a summary of the minutes
    provided by the State Department and USCIS, respectively."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm#bio
    (b) New Americans In The Silver Plate: The Political And Economic
    Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Nevada
    <a href="
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/index.php?content=homeAngela
    Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center writes "There are few
    states where the growing political and economic clout of
    immigrants, Latinos, and Asians is as apparent as in Nevada."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-kelley.shtm
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/index.php?content=home
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "A question that comes up frequently is what
    to do if the I-140 Petition was filed with the wrong preference
    category checked off."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-stewart.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-stewart.shtm#bio
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review released its latest
    disciplinary actions: ten attorneys immediately suspended; nine
    received final orders.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0303-disciplinary.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
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    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
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    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Concerns Arise Over Fast-Track Deportation Program
    Federal authorities are increasingly deporting illegal immigrants
    through a fast-track program that bypasses court hearings, an
    effort by the federal government to save money, reduce backlogs
    and clear detention beds.
    (b) Families Hurt By US Immigration Policies Speak Out
    Families who have been harmed by the lack of comprehensive
    national immigration reform gathered at an Albuquerque church to
    tell an Illinois congressman how U.S. laws have affected them.
    (c) ICE Raid Renews Questions About Obama Plans on Immigration
    Reform
    The raid and mass arrests raise some curious questions about the
    Obama administration's immigration policy.
    (d) Immigration And Hope Are Inseparable
    It is the hope that moves immigrants to leave their land and
    their family.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.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 - Washington, DC
    'How Many and Which Migrants Leave? Estimating the Unknown and
    Why it Matters'. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of
    International Migration. 8:30-10 am, Friday, March 27, 2009.
    Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Room 200, 600
    New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001.
    http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=2156.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Melissa M. Chase's Article, "Last I Checked, A Human Could Not Be
    "Illegal" (02/30/09 ID Article) once again complains about the
    use of the term "illegal alien. Perhaps I'm dense, but I cannot
    follow the logic of her Article's claim that, by definition, an
    illegal alien must be a citizen of the US. The simple fact is:
    the word "illegal" is an adjective that describes the noun
    "alien". Other adjectives that could be used to describe aliens
    (both legal and illegal) are, "fat alien" - "talented alien" -
    "rich alien" - and, (drum roll) "law-abiding alien". We call some
    people "African American" - could we not call a US permanent
    resident from Congo an "African alien"?  Certainly; but it would
    be ridiculous. The crux of Ms. Chase's Article's arguments seem
    to be that, "Anytime a label is pejorative label is placed on
    people it is designed to reduce people to non-beings that are
    excluded from our conscience and that don't deserve any
    constitutional or civil rights (sic)." Whoa now. Most people are
    just human beings speaking an imprecise language. The bottom line
    remains, when an alien enters or remains in the US in violation
    of law, they are "illegal aliens". Political correctness will not
    change that. We chose our words to make certain points. Ms.
    Chase's Article overuses the word "pejorative", a word I have
    always found "snooty", rather than simply saying "disparaging" or
    belittling" - words common folks understand. It's time to come
    out of our ivory towers and use plain language to describe plain
    things. Like the proverbial spade, we should call it just that -
    illegal alien. PS: Oxymorons are contrary terms, like "jumbo
    shrimp" - "pretty ugly" - or "military intelligence". There is
    nothing contrary about "illegal alien", except the contrariness
    of breaking the law.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Bravo to Max Gutierez's wonderful letter (03/02/09 ID) attacking
    the bigoted and cowardly Obama administration policy of
    continuing the Bush anti-Latino workplace immigration raids,
    which are a such a terrible stain on America's conscience and its
    ideals of justice and tolerance. Honza Prchal's letter (03/02/09
    ID) upholds the validity of alleged "overstay" statistics in
    order to justify the blatant racial discrimination in the US visa
    waiver program. But "overstay" statistics can never fully explain
    why, out of 35 visa waiver countries, 31 are white. That is the
    most damning statistic of all.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I applaud Ms. Chase's letter (03/02/09 ID) on no humans are
    illegal as the inconvenient truth. It's an irony for a nation who
    was founded by those who believed that all human beings are
    created as equal and have equal rights to pursue liberty,
    prosperity and happiness and which believe in free market
    capitalistic economy which  always support the concept of
    voluntary exchange of products and services between competing
    buyers and sellers based on free market principles. Yes, we can't
    afford to have the entire population of planet Earth moving to
    this country but we can't stand silent on global economy
    injustice and apartheid policies  that discriminates so many of
    others of their fundamental rights to sell the fruits of their
    honest labor for better compensation  from any willing buyers
    just because the need to protect special interests who hate the
    reality of life that they must compete squarely and openly to
    justify what they earn.
    Robert Yang
    (d) Dear Editor:
    It is hypocritical to have laws on the books, and then ask that
    they not be enforced. Those who believe they should not be
    enforced, should work to remove those laws. Those who work
    illegally should not be relying on non-enforcement or lax
    enforcement as a permission slip to work.
    Michael Steinberg
    (e) Dear Editor:
    H. Prchal's comment (3/2/09 ID): "Roger Algase's letter (02/27/09
    ID) is entitled to state opinion, but not to create its version
    of the facts." could also be made about the RA letter of 3/2/09
    ID where the letters long list of things that the ICE raid in
    Bellingham WA did not accomplish failed to mention the one thing
    it did which was to remove illegal aliens from our interior who
    are in violation of our entry laws.  The latter are also fully
    responsible for any disruptions for their illegal activities as
    is the case with any lawbreakers.  That the letter would
    characterize the ICE enforcement function as a "reign of terror"
    further displays the letters myopic views as does the comments
    about, "their legal rights, and who have the least responsibility
    for the economic mess we are in" They have everything to do with
    the "mess" we are in from subprime mortgages to billions of
    dollars of public benefits.  Removal of these parasites is
    exactly, "the way to deal with our immigration problems" and must
    increase, not end. If this is not the view of HS Sec'y Janet
    Napolitano it should be. [ ID Comment: "Freezing ICE - 3/2/09 ]
    She did sign the Employers Sanctions Law in AZ.  Perhaps it's
    more of what we can expect from our first illegal alien
    "president" who still resists clearing up  the essential matter
    of his qualifying as a "natural born citizen".  While the R. Yang
    letter rants about globalist labor arbitrage are faulty and
    wrong, the letters suggestion of replacing the present, flawed
    Visa Waiver Program with a "guarantor visa system" and a bond
    requirement is a good one. But it should be under the control of
    ICE/HS with perhaps private bailbondsmen, not the self-serving,
    special interest tourist industry.
    Jim Roberts
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  2. Mar 2 - 11000 Jobs Available

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 2, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0302.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: 11,000 Jobs Available
    2.  Focus: Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning
        Cases
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Last I Checked, A Human Could Not Be "Illegal" by Melissa
        M. Chase
        (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Thai Garment Workers of Thailand,
        Lopez Lomong of Sudan, and Ming Sun of China by Kevin R.
        Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Announces First Child Naturalized Overseas
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) CLE Immigration Event
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (d) Position Sought
        (e) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (f) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) ACLU Signs Add to Washington State's Immigration Storm
        (b) Police Search For Man Posing As Immigration Agent
        (c) Journalist: Immigration A 'Forgotten Priority'
        (d) U.S. Immigration Policy: The Whole World Is Watching
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (c) Gerry Nance
        (d) Klotilda
        (e) Max Gutierrez
        (f) Robert Yang
        (g) John H. Frecker
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    1.  COMMENT
    11000 Jobs Available
    The Customs and Border Protection is hosting a one-day job fair
    in Orlando, FL on March 7, 2009 as part of its initiative to hire
    11,000 new employees this year. For full details, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0302-cbp.shtm
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases
    The following is the table of contents for this definitive work
    which is now being shipped: 
    ++Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability;
    Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment
    of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in
    Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal
    for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for
    Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal
    and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary
    departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal;
    Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of
    Removal Orders 
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    of Time to File Brief to BIA 
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Last I Checked, A Human Could Not Be "Illegal"
    Melissa M. Chase writes "Ironically, the term "illegal alien" is
    in fact an oxymoron, a double negative if you will."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0302-chase.shtm
    http://www.szelaw.com/
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Under EAWA, however, TARP- and Fed-
    funds recipients may not escape the burdens of H-1B dependency by
    hiring exempt H-1B workers."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0302-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Thai Garment Workers of Thailand,
    Lopez Lomong of Sudan, and Ming Sun of China
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "More than 40 [Thai garment workers]
    gathered last Sunday to celebrate with the Asian Pacific American
    Legal Center, which successfully fought for a $4-million
    settlement from manufacturers and retailers for their
    exploitation and won an uphill battle to gain legal status for
    the workers.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0302-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Announces First Child Naturalized Overseas
    USCIS announced the naturalization of Martin Ulsano, the first
    child naturalized overseas under The National Defense
    Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2008 which permits children of
    U.S service members to receive their citizenship overseas where
    their parent is stationed even though the child may never have
    been in the US.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0302-child.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) CLE Immigration Event
    Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and
    AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
    exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
    year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
    respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
    chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
    current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
    opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors
    discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
    nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds.  This
    intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced
    practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro
    bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and
    have fun too. Early bird deadline is April 30th. For more info,
    including speakers, curriculum, and registration, see here.
    http://www.fedbar.org/immigration.html
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
    http://www.foxrothschild.com
    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
    and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
    computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
    http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/paralegal/default.aspx?id=9164.
    EOE.
    (d) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
    inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
    research.  Competitive hourly or flat fees.  References available
    upon request.  Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
    for additional details.
    (e) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
    industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
    to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
    arena as well as make a positive impact on individuals and their
    families' lives? If you do, come join us at Microsoft as a US
    Immigration Attorney. We are a diverse and global company that
    makes a significant positive impact on 600 million plus customers
    worldwide. The Microsoft Corporation Legal & Corporate Affairs
    Global Migration department plays an integral role in helping
    hiring managers and recruiters hire and on board the best and
    brightest. If you are ready to make a difference and learn and
    grow in the US Immigration arena, we offer an opportunity like no
    other. This position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6
    years experience in all NIV business visas, labor certifications,
    and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case
    management, customer facing, communication and writing skills
    required. Full relocation package offered. To view detailed job
    description and apply, see here.
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) ACLU Signs Add to Washington State's Immigration Storm
    Now the American Civil Liberties Union has jumped into the ring
    and upped the ante, rolling out a campaign that will install
    signs inside buses informing riders of their rights - to ignore
    Border Patrol agents.
    (b) Police Search For Man Posing As Immigration Agent
    Los Angeles police are searching for a man posing as a federal
    immigration agent who handcuffed, abducted and robbed a man near
    downtown, authorities said.
    (c) Journalist: Immigration A 'Forgotten Priority'
    Immigration reform, the Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times
    journalist said, will be a profoundly difficult issue for
    President Obama.
    (d) U.S. Immigration Policy: The Whole World Is Watching
    If there is a positive note to be heard in the growing global
    chorus of critique of and concern about U.S immigration policy,
    it is to be found among those human rights activists and groups
    doing what W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson and other civil rights
    activists did in previous eras: bring their issues to the global
    stage.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0302.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 Book
    In The Shadow Of The Giant: The Americanization of Modern Mexico
    by Joseph Contreras. Cloth $24.95 | ISBN 978-0-8135-4482-3 | 272
    pages | 6 x 9. Publication Date: March 2009.
    rutgerspress.rutgers.edu.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    With regard to the most recent ICE raid in Bellingham WA, can
    anyone show that all the ICE workplace "enforcement" raids
    together have created one single additional US worker job, kept
    one single home from being foreclosed, kept one single US bank
    from failing, caught one single suspected drug dealer, terrorist
    or violent criminal, or accomplished anything except breaking up
    the families of US citizen spouses and children of illegal
    immigrant breadwinners, intimidating employers from hiring
    Spanish-speaking US citizens or lawful permanent residents and
    turning America into a police state? This reign of terror against
    the most vulnerable people among us, those who are least able to
    defend themselves and assert their legal rights, and who have the
    least responsibility for the economic mess we are in, must end.
    This is not the way to deal with our immigration problems.
    Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Roger Algase's letter (02/27/09 ID) is entitled to state opinion,
    but not to create its version of the facts. Overstay numbers from
    Iceland have not been bad and overstay numbers from Thailand have
    been and so one nation gets to participate in the visa waiver
    program while another does not. If one knows much about either
    nation, that will not come as a shock. The differential
    immigration treatment of each is not mostly the result of racism,
    no matter how much Mr. Algase's letter wishes to cling to the
    notion in his letter (2/26/09 ID). One cannot "prove anything
    with statistics" if one is honest with them or if they are
    mechanistically tabulated, as overstay statistics are. If one
    really can prove anything with statistics, then I suppose we may
    as well treat "creation science" with the same respect we treat
    modern biological explanations for species shifts and genetic
    change. The letter's combined mischaracterization of the point
    the Bell Curve was making and his letter's insinuation that it is
    in any way connected to anything Mr. Good's letter states is both
    irrelevant and below the belt. When faced with overwhelming
    facts, one should back down, restate one's position or even
    apologize. At least Roger Algase's letter might explain the grand
    conspiracy or subtle cultural prejudice that has lead to
    systematic over-counting Thai overstays and undercounting
    Icelandic ones.  With that off my chest, I point out that Mr.
    Yang's letter's (02/27/09 ID) excellent suggestions to allow tour
    booking agencies to post bonds would fix whatever problems Mr.
    Algase's letter has with the system. Any resultant "racism" would
    then be attributable to the tourist industry in the country of
    origin, and should be revenue positive for the government
    besides.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.   Birmingham, AL
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Immigration enforcement has been broken and ineffective for too
    long (03/02/09 ID comment). As far as I am concerned, ICE, is
    doing a fine job of catching up with the problems, caused by past
    administrations. Let ICE work and do the job we taxpayers expect.
    Give them funding, equipment, manpower, and build the wall. Get
    tough on illegal immigration, and the laws will be respected.
    Arrest and imprison employers of illegals, and their managers,
    formen, human resources people, as needed to send the message,
    that the USA is strong, and will not tolerate immigration law
    abuse. Respect the USA.
    Gerry Nance    Fullerton, CA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Thank you ID for posting this wonderful article by these two
    intelligent people, Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta (02/25/09 ID
    Article). As a U.S. citizen affected by the failure of the
    Federal government for immigration reform, this article certainly
    brings hope and inspiration to my family which is deteriorating
    as time goes by. To be more precise, my husband who came here 8
    years ago is still undocumented and what makes it worse is that
    he is not able to see his folks back home in fear of never being
    able to come back to his us citizen wife and child. However, I am
    skeptical of the way the goverment, or the executive branch as it
    is called upon by the authors, will separate who will and who
    will not receive the employment authorization and traveld
    document if that becomes a reality? They will still need
    bacground checks, they will still need to separate between
    various immigration violators. But, I wish you can send this
    article to the president so that he can start taking some
    immediate action. In addition, this plan will help the gov boost
    its economy by increasing the number of people who will take
    flights. ( a round ticket now for most european countries costs
    and avarage of $ 1300.00). Also, by giving EAD to immigrations,
    the gov will for the mean time benefit in application costs for
    these EAD as well as taxes. Please, I beg ID to push for this
    great idea.
    Klotilda
    (e) Dear Editor:
    It appears that the meetings President Obama and the vice-
    president had with the members and heads of some of the nations
    Hispanic Organizations just weeks ago did not really make an
    impression on his administration or his views toward the 'issues
    on immigration'. DHS is still on it's 'rampage' and
    Congressionally approved 'mandate' to oppress and suppress the
    civil and human rights of hispanic citizens and immigrants of
    Latin-America even though Obama'a administration have promised to
    'uphold their rights' as the Congress continues to stall CIR.  I
    voted for President Obama and Vice-President Biden, not to
    continue in the 'Draconian tactics and practices' of the 'old
    Department of Homeland Security' under Michael Chertoff and  the
    insipid 'Bush Administration'. Some of these people being
    detained and jailed in some cases are actual U.S. Citizens who
    have been 'racially profiled', that is, mistakenly detained,
    jailed and even transported to parts 'unknown' by I.C.E.-AIR
    while their families wait and wonder in disbelief.
    President Obama cannot continue to 'sit on his hands' and make
    the Latino and Immigrant community wait while he tries to pacify
    the hate-mongerers and 'racists' of this Great Nation when it
    comes to  appeasing the Latin-American Vote that resoundingly
    helped elect him to the office he now holds.  I urge Obama's
    administration to please be 'diligent and sincere' in its efforts
    to bring about 'humane and just' immigration reform in this 'our'
    US. Let not the 'template' that the failed 'Bush Administration'
    operated on be the blue-print that 'defines' your 'Change'
    Administration. We are here, we are not 'invisible' as 'Bush'
    tried to pretend we were. Don't make the same 'error' he did and
    ostracise and deny the Latin American community of this great
    country. The 'Time' is now.
    Max Gutierrez
    (f) Dear Editor:
    I completely agree with Mr. Roberts' letter (02/27/09 ID) that we
    can't afford to welcome millions more to this country nor to
    expect the whole population of this planet move here as well. But
    with no opportunities in their homelands because of immigration
    and economy apartheid walls and unfair trade barriers created by
    selfish restrictionist citizens of rich countries, how comes
    those poor people who live and earn less than $ 2 a day must
    survive with it and be happy and expect them to stay put there?
    How comes a religious compassionate "conservative" can justify
    that they should earn 30 times more just because they're born as
    Americans not Kenyans or Chinese? A Chinese with better skills
    and education can validly ask why he should earn less than a
    Japanese or an American for doing the same jobs and prevented to
    sell his labor to willing Japanese or American employers because
    of immigration laws designed to keep their whiny citizens happy
    and feel protected from unwanted competition? Our prosperity
    doesn't come with real and fair exchange of goods or services
    with other nations but we export our fiat currency, running
    mountain high deficit and debt. This situation is not
    sustainable, won't last very long, until foreigners will ask
    their due back and our nation will collapse like Iceland. We
    can't be such hypocrites who enjoy the sweat and labor of those
    living in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China etc. for cheap while
    denying their rights as our fellow human beings equal
    opportunities and rights to pursue happiness, prosperity and
    opportunities while living on this planet Earth just because we
    don't like them to compete with us on the level playing field.
    Robert Yang
    (g) Dear Editor:
    To expand on Jim Roberts' letter (2/27/09 ID). In a report dated
    2/11/09, the Pew Hispanic Center wrote, in part,"... if current
    trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to
    438 million in 2050" ... "and 82% of the increase will be due to
    immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born
    descendants". Those who favor the present levels of, or even
    more, immigration seem oblivious to the impacts of all these new
    residents. Our resources, environment and infrastructure are
    already strained, not to mention that water is becoming scarce in
    some parts of the country. Failing to consider the downside of
    such massive population growth seems, to me, extremely
    irresponsible.
    John H. Frecker
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  3. Feb 27 - Freezing ICE

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 27, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0227.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Freezing ICE
    2.  Focus: New 2008-2009 Edition For Immigration Practice By
        Robert C. Divine
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Employer Enforcement: What You Need To Know Now by
        Cynthia J. Lange, et al.
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Valentino Achak Deng of Sudan,
        Rosika Schwimmer of Austria Hungary, and Arthur Mkoyan of
        Armenia by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) Sanders H-1B Amendment In H.R. 1
        (b) USCIS To Adjudicate Russian I-600s
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Position Sought
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Supreme Court Questions Use Of ID Theft Law Against
        Illegal Workers
        (b) ACLU Signs Add To Washington State's Immigration Storm
        (c) Immigration Groups Seek Release Of Mother Of 3
        (d) More Texas Agencies Using Immigration Database
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Submit Your Announcement
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert Yang
        (b) Jim Roberts
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0227.shtm
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Freezing ICE
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a review
    of the ICE raid in Bellingham, WA. The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/washington/26immig.html
    reports   "A high-level official in the Department of Homeland
    Security said that Ms. Napolitano had not been informed about the
    raid on Tuesday before it happened, and that she was seeking
    details about its planning and scope. 'She was not happy about it
    because it's inconsistent with her position, and the president's
    position on these matters,' " This is the chance for the new
    administration to set policy for ICE based on the
    administration's professed positions and values.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    New 2008-2009 Edition For Immigration Practice By Robert C.
    Divine
    Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam
    http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.shtm
    is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different
    approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals
    in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more
    info, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.shtm
    To order by fax, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Employer Enforcement: What You Need To Know Now
    Cynthia J. Lange, et al. share citations from this recently
    concluded seminar series.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0227-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2008.shtm
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "In the
    last week or two there have been a rash of RFEs issued on PT H-1
    cases."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0227-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Valentino Achak Deng of Sudan, Rosika
    Schwimmer of Austria Hungary, and Arthur Mkoyan of Armenia
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0227-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Sanders H-1B Amendment In H.R. 1
    Here is the final text of the Sanders H-1B amendment in Section
    1611 of Title XVI of the stimulus act, H.R. 1.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-hr1.shtm
    (b) USCIS To Adjudicate Russian I-600s
    USCIS announced that beginning March 30, 2009, it will assume
    responsibility from the Department of State for adjudicating any
    Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative,
    filed within the Russian Federation. For the announcement, see
    here
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-russia.pdf
    and for the FAQs see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-russiaqa.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0227-russia.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
    http://www.foxrothschild.com
    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
    and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
    computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
    http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/paralegal/default.aspx?id=9164.
    EOE.
    (b) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
    inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
    research.  Competitive hourly or flat fees.  References available
    upon request.  Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
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    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
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    families' lives? If you do, come join us at Microsoft as a US
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    makes a significant positive impact on 600 million plus customers
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    grow in the US Immigration arena, we offer an opportunity like no
    other. This position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6
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    critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
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    possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
    professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
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    substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
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    plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
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    10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Supreme Court Questions Use Of ID Theft Law Against Illegal
    Workers
    The Supreme Court gave a skeptical hearing Wednesday to the
    government's use of a strong new identity theft law against
    illegal workers who use fake ID cards.
    (b) ACLU Signs Add To Washington State's Immigration Storm
    An immigration showdown is brewing on Washington's Olympic
    Peninsula, where simmering tensions and borderline hostility have
    fueled a turf war between the local community and the Border
    Patrol agents assigned to protect it.
    (c) Immigration Groups Seek Release Of Mother Of 3
    Advocates for an undocumented Honduran immigrant, apprehended
    when Tavares police responded to a domestic violence call, vowed
    Wednesday to continue fighting to keep her in the country.
    (d) More Texas Agencies Using Immigration Database
    Nearly a dozen more North Texas law enforcement agencies will
    have the ability to access federal criminal and immigration
    records simultaneously when taking suspects' fingerprints during
    booking, federal officials announced Wednesday.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0227.shtm#Headlines
    ________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
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    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
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    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Visa waiver program is actually racist in nature. Not all
    citizens of the VWP beneficiaries are rich and have no intention
    to work here illegally, and not all developing nations citizens
    are poor folks who will do dish washing for less than minimum
    wage here. Instead of begging Chinese to buy our Treasury Bonds
    (our debt) why not inviting them to visit US and spend their
    money here to stimulate our economy, only the wealthy ones of
    course. It's time for us to enact guarantor visa system. It's
    smart, and it's a common sense policy. Foreigners who wish to get
    visas must have third parties to guarantee that they will
    faithfully obey the terms and conditions of their visas.
    Argentina was once a beneficiary of VWP when it was prosperous
    enough to be trusted, but then we took it away because the nation
    was in economy chaos and bankruptcy, the same should apply to
    Iceland and maybe UK if it goes under as well, and maybe other
    nations will impose the same restrictions on us, if we go under
    with such a huge debt we can't never imagine how to pay them off.
    Yes, it's so unfair to be poor folks living in a bankrupt and
    corrupt nation and have no rights to improve themselves to
    immigrate to other lands, then hopefully we or our children won't
    experience the same unfair and unfortunate faith in the future.
    Robert Yang
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding S. Sheplov's letter (02/26/09 ID): Apparently, it is
    the goal of the entry enthusiasts to be the ones with the most
    "compassion" as our ship of state, like the Titanic, sinks slowly
    to the bottom of the sea. Clearly (for most), the huge problem
    today is overwhelming numbers, both for US and the World. It is
    the goal of restrictionists to act responsibly by limiting entry
    numbers to prevent otherwise unavoidable tragedy rather than
    trying to pack as many entrants legal or illegal here regardless
    of our rule of laws, quality of life, national sovereignty or
    social cohesion. As Frosty Wooldridge's 2/23/9 newswithviews.com
    article states: "Today, at 306 million citizens, America adds 3.1
    to 3.4 million annually. U.S. population projections show America
    adding 100 million by 2035, a mere 26 years from now. (PEW
    Report: US Population Projections, March 2006)  Globally, humans
    add 77 million annually, net gain. That increase expects human
    planet expansion to multiply from 6.7 billion to a low of 9.2
    billion to as high as 9.8 billion in 41 years--2050.
    (populationmedia.org). The human race gallops toward a collision
    with its own numbers." The reason our entry system is "broken" is
    the direct result of so-called experts grasping the
    "complexities" with a "reasoned diagnosis" as they did in l965,
    1986 and elsewhere all for the narrow benefit of profiteers,
    ideologues, special interests and foreigners. Eliminating visa
    waivers would not stop tourists, only terrorists. A "moratorium"
    would be drastic, but not "draconian" and compatible with "the
    principle of proportionality" because of the excesses of the past
    and present, including ID's Comment of "Revolutionary Solution"
    (02/25/09 ID) which schemes to bypass our representative form of
    government by executive fiat for a dubious purpose. What could be
    more foolish or un-American?
    Jim Roberts
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  4. Feb 26 - Fake Lawyer

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 26, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0226.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Fake Lawyer
    2.  Focus: Business Immigration Law
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Consular Corner: February 2009 by Liam Schwartz
        (b) The State's Quest For Total Information Awareness by
        David M. Brown for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Expands Premium Processing For Designated I-140s
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (b) Position Sought
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (e) Case Management Technology
        (f) Immigration Law Certificate
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) New Picks For DHS Raise Hopes For Immigration Reform
        (b) Lawmakers Try New Approach To Immigration Changes
        (c) Indiana Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill
        (d) US Charges Salvadoran Ex-Defense Minister With
        Immigration Fraud
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Godfrey Y. Muwonge
        (c) Sergi Sheplov
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    1.  COMMENT
    Fake Lawyer
    The New York Law Journal
    http://www.law.com/jsp/nylj/PubArticleNY.jsp?hubtype=TopStories&id=1202428561473
    reports on the arrest of a man falsely posing as an immigration
    attorney, and the measures taken by the bar to provide assistance
    to his wronged clients. "Hundreds of immigrants were left angry
    and confused when the man they thought was their legal counsel,
    Victor M. Espinal, was arrested for allegedly posing as an
    immigration attorney. Nearly 125 of Mr. Espinal's clients poured
    into the lobby of the New York City Bar Association on Monday
    evening to attend a free clinic where 54 attorneys volunteered to
    help them sort through their legal and immigration options. "
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Consular Corner: February 2009
    Liam Schwartz writes "The guiding hand behind 99 State 21138 was
    the late Stephen K. Fischel, who throughout three decades of
    service at the Department did more than anyone to promote the
    relationship between consul and counsel."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0226-schwartz.shtm
    http://www.lsa-law.com/
    (b) The State's Quest For Total Information Awareness
    David M. Brown for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "If Total Information Awareness is to be stopped, it will most
    likely be stopped not by the principles or natural inclinations
    of politicians, but by the principles and protests of
    constituents."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0226-brown.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "More interesting to me is the appointment by
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano of Esther Olavarria as the Deputy
    Assistant Secretary for Policy. The pro-immigration community
    should be cheering loudly over Esther's appointment."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0226-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Expands Premium Processing For Designated I-140s
    USCIS announced that it will expand Premium Processing Service
    for designated Forms I-140 to include alien beneficiaries who
    have reached, or are reaching, their limitation of stay in H-1B
    nonimmigrant status. For the announcement, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0226-i140.pdf
    and for the fact sheet, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0226-i140factsheet.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0226-i140.shtm
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    (b) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) New Picks For DHS Raise Hopes For Immigration Reform
    Esther Olavarria, a Senior Fellow and Director of Immigration
    Policy at the Center for American Progress, is his pick for
    deputy assistant secretary of homeland security for policy.
    (b) Lawmakers Try New Approach To Immigration Changes
    Latino lawmakers and advocates are taking a new approach to the
    push for changes in U.S. immigration policy, making a
    humanitarian appeal to Americans to support fellow citizens who
    have relatives living in fear of detention and deportation.
    (c) Indiana Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill
    Indiana businesses that repeatedly knowingly hire illegal
    immigrants would face one of the toughest penalties in the nation
    under legislation the Indiana Senate passed Tuesday night.
    (d) US Charges Salvadoran Ex-Defense Minister With Immigration
    Fraud
    US authorities have charged a former defense minister for El
    Salvador with two counts of immigration fraud.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0226.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
    On Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m., Wagner College's Hugh L. Carey
    Center for Government Reform welcomes Joseph J. Salvo for a
    lecture entitled, "New Immigrants to New York: How and When Will
    They Gain Power in Government?" For more info see:
    www.wagner.edu/carey_center/
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Paul Good's letter (02/25/09 ID) has corrected some
    misunderstandings about details in my letter (02/24/09 ID)
    concerning Thai students. But what is clear is that, according to
    Mr. Good's letter, all the students wishing to immigrate to the
    US did so legally. Therefore, we are looking at the case of a
    relatively prosperous Asian country, once indeed known as an
    "Asian Tiger"', whose exchange visitors, according to Mr. Good's
    letter, scrupulously followed the US immigration laws. Yet this
    important Asian country and long-standing US ally is not on the
    visa waiver list. On the other hand, there is a long list of
    economically depressed Eastern European countries (as well as at
    least one Western European country, Iceland) which are on the
    list. The excuse for this blatant discrimination is given as
    "overstay statistics". But anybody can prove anything with
    statistics. Look at the infamous book "The Bell Curve" which, a
    number of years ago, supposedly "proved" through statistics that
    African-Americans are allegedly not as smart as whites. Now
    purported overstay figures are being used, in effect, to claim
    that visitors from white countries can be more trusted to obey
    the law than visitors from non-white countries. Who needs such
    "statistics"?
    Roger Algase, Esq.                  New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the article "The Path Less Taken" (02/25/09 ID):
    Although I don't pretend having come up with the idea, I do
    propose ADI " Accounting and Dynamic Integration " in my new
    book, Immigration Reform: We Can Do It, If We Apply Our Founders'
    True Ideals (Hamilton, 2009). It is part of chapter 12 -
    Dynamically Integrating our Immigration System. In it, I propose
    taking focus away from legalization or Path to X, and focusing on
    the workplace. There, as I propose, employers can both provide
    legal employment, if we permit them, and accounting for 9-11
    security and related purposes. The CBOs and legal community would
    have to work with employers, along with law-enforcement,
    something already familiar to them in "community policing"
    schemes. The legal community would do what it does in labor
    certification cases, incidentally a platform that can be adapted
    to this purpose.     What this permits is throttling back, in
    aircraft talk. It will take "amnesty" away from its naysayers who
    use it as a bludgeon to kill any progressive immigration reform
    proposal.
    Godfrey Y. Muwonge
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The man who had extreme elbow pain fortunately got a second
    opinion and after a careful and thoughtful examination by a
    compassionate and caring doctor was diagnosed with a dislocated
    shoulder. The doctors analogy in Roberts' letter (02/25/09 ID) is
    a sad commentary on the restrictionist viewpoint clearly lacking
    in compassion and the ability to grasp the complexities of the
    discussion at hand. Immigration Law is "broken" and the
    prescription for fixing it is a reasoned diagnosis of what is the
    cause of problem, and careful consideration of the complexities
    of the issue. The suggestion of a recision of the Visa waiver
    program throws the baby out with the bath water, the baby being
    our multi-billion dollar annual toursit industry, A moratorium on
    Immigration? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
    We are a nation of Immigrants, our collective DNA is what makes
    "US" the great USA. Shutting the door on future immigrants is not
    the answer it could be the beginning of a whole new set of
    problems. Much of our current problem with illegal entry and
    failure to depart is a direct result of draconian provisions in
    the existing Immigration Law. Recognizing the flaws in the
    current system that promote illegal entry, and adopting
    strategies to minimize the problem going forward is what most
    advocates of reform  are in favor of.  There is no way to exempt
    undocumented workers from consequences but many reform advocates
    attempt to remind us that almost all migrant works have paid a
    price already in exploitation. The most popular solutions that I
    am aware of simply state the penalties that are imposed should
    simply be in line with the extent of the offense in keeping with
    our long standing principle of proportionality.
    Sergi Sheplov
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  5. Feb 25 - Revolutionary Solution

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