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  1. Mar 16 - Deepest Regret

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 16, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0316.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Deepest Regret
    2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Widow Penalty Class Action Lawsuit by Brent Renison, Esq.
        (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Cesar Millan of Mexico, Sukhee
        Kang of Korea, and Frank Gehry of Canada by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) J1 And Special Religious Worker Programs Are Extended
        Until September 30th
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) J-1 Visa Program
        (b) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Illegals' Opponents - On The Left
        (b) Arpaio A Victim Of A Witch Hunt
        (c) Father Of Miss Oregon Investigated On Suspicion Of Visa
        Fraud
        (d) Two U.S. Immigration Amendments Extended
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Partner - Reston, VA
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Victor Johnston, retired Legacy INS
        (d) Jim Roberts
        (e) Robert Yang
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    1.  COMMENT
    Deepest Regret
    The Associated Press reports "Condoleezza Rice says her deepest
    regret from her time as secretary of state was the failure of the
    Bush administration to achieve real reform of immigration laws."
    For the full story, see here.
    http://www.examiner.com/a-1903016~Rice_says_no_immigration_reform_is_deepest_regret.html
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The Nurse Immigration Book
    The table of contents of this definitive work edited by Joseph
    Curran and Daniel Berger is as follows:
    I.  FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock
    II.  PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE:
    ++H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
    ++TN Status For Nurses By Christopher Wendt
    ++Practice Pointers for Presenting TN Applications By Leslie
    Holman
    ++An Outline Of A Typical Nurse Case, Including Consular
    Processing By Joseph Curran
    ++Adjustment Of Status For Professional Nurses By Sylvia Boecker
    ++Building International Bridges By Commission On Graduates Of
    Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
    ++Tips For Staffing Companies In Planning Their Posting
    Strategies By Ronald Nair
    ++Licensure: US State Licenses For International Nurses By
    Patrick Curran
    ++Immigration Basics For Allied Professional Healthcare Workers
    By Christopher Musillo
    ++Managing Or Achieving Expectations: The Key To Success By
    Michael Hammond
    III.  UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS:
    ++Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran
    ++The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman
    ++Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of America's Nursing
    Shortage By Stuart Anderson
    ++Aiding And Abetting - Nursing Crises At Home And Abroad By
    Sreekanth Chagaturu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
    ++US Visa Policy Competition For International Scholars,
    Scientists And Skilled Workers By Phyllis Farrell Norman
    ++Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later
    Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas
    Staiger
    IV.  RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES:
    ++The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma
    ++Recruitment Of Workers In The Philippines: Playing Ball With
    The POEA By Ronald Nair
    ++Successful International Nurse Recruiting By C. Philip Slaton
    ++Nurse Assimilation By Yvette Mooney
    ++Hospitals' Responses To Nurse Staffing Shortages By Jessica
    May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
    ++Nurse Perspectives Of The Migration Experience By Mariah
    Rutherford-Olds
    V.  AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By
     James David Acoba
    For more info, and to order, please see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/NurseImmigration.shtm
    For the fax order form, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/store/NurseImmigration.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Widow Penalty Class Action Lawsuit
    Brent Renison, Esq. writes "Surviving Spouses Against Deportation
    pro bono counsel Brent Renison and Alan Diamante filed a national
    class action lawsuit in Los Angeles, California federal court
    challenging the widow penalty."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0316-renison.shtm
    http://www.entrylaw.com/
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Another immigration ritual with
    perhaps just as much riding on the outcome occurs in the second
    week of every month as immigrant hopefuls await publication of
    the State Department's Visa Bulletin."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0316-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/attorney.com
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Cesar Millan of Mexico, Sukhee Kang of
    Korea, and Frank Gehry of Canada
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achivements of select immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0316-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) J1 And Special Religious Worker Programs Are Extended Until
    September 30th
    The Senate passed H.R.1127 without amendment on March 11, 2009
    which extended both the special immigrant program for non-
    minister religious workers and the J-1 visa waiver (Conrad state
    30/medical services in underserved areas) program until September
    30, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0316-HR1127.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Illegals' Opponents - On The Left
    Prediction: Illegal immigration, an issue that has slipped from
    the headlines, is about to get more visible again.
    (b) Arpaio A Victim Of A Witch Hunt
    If Arpaio's policy is to be changed, it should be through an
    election, not with a politically motivated mob. You can't catch a
    witch by making a pact with the devil.
    (c) Father Of Miss Oregon Investigated On Suspicion Of Visa Fraud
    According to the Oregonian, Federal prosecutors say he lied in
    1998 when applying for refugee status in the United States.
    (d) Two U.S. Immigration Amendments Extended
    The program makes as many as 5,000 permanent immigrant visas
    available each year for religious workers employed by various
    denominations, and is particularly helpful to small Jewish
    communities in remote areas who have difficulty hiring rabbis,
    cantors and Hebrew school teachers.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0316.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) New Partner - Reston, VA
    Goel & Anderson, LLC announced the addition of Michael Neifach
    who has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Neifach was formerly
    Principal Legal Advisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs
    Enforcement (ICE) at DHS. www.goellaw.com.  In more than 17 years
    of public service, Mr. Neifach has served in key positions
    shaping the U.S. government's immigration and border security
    policies and enforcement initiatives.  As Principal Legal Advisor
    to ICE from July 2007 to January 2009, Mr. Neifach oversaw
    approximately 800 attorneys responsible for representing the U.S.
    government in immigration court proceedings.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Jim Roberts' March 13 letter condemns "race based egalitarianism"
    and states that "allegiance" should be considered in the
    "immigration mix". It has long been an article of faith among
    white supremacists that only white immigrants can truly
    assimilate or be loyal to American culture. While Mr. Roberts'
    letters are careful not to say this in so many words, it is not
    hard to glean this from many of his letters' comments, not least
    the unwillingness to accept the fact that America has legally
    elected an African-American president. The bigoted idea that only
    whites can be truly American appears even more explicitly in the
    writings of "respectable" commentators such as TV pundit and
    former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan and the late
    Harvard professor, Samuel Huntington. Therefore, the anti-Latino
    rantings of Philippine-American columnist Michelle Malkin's TV
    appearances and newspaper articles and, most recently, Chia-Li
    Sung's ID letter, show that people from a different background
    can be just as "American" as a person whose ancestors came from
    Europe, at least if this means subscribing to the "values" of
    racism and intolerance that have, unfortunately, been part of
    American culture for so much of our history. Fortunately,
    countless millions of immigrants of non-European ancestry and
    their descendants have shown in much more positive ways that they
    believe in the real values of America, namely tolerance and
    racial equality, just as much as Americans whose ancestors came
    from Europe. Therefore, nothing betrays the real American spirit
    more than the letters of Mr. Roberts and Ms. Sung.
    Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I wish Jim Roberts's letters would not use my letters as support
    for his philosophies, because each time his letter (latest
    example 03/13/09 ID), masterfully twists my letter's meanings to
    suit his own. I have stated before, there is not much, if
    anything, Mr. Roberts's letters and mine would ever agree on. His
    letter's interpretation of mine with regard to Chia-Li Sung's
    letter is totally incorrect. I do not believe Ms. Sung's letter
    refers to too much immigration, but focuses on the reality of
    undocumented illegal aliens, forced to live underground in
    poverty, failing to adapt, turning to crime. I do not agree that
    there is "too much immigration," in fact, there is not enough.
    There is, however, too much illegal immigration and my letters
    have stated time and again that America's immigration laws must
    come into step with the actual needs of employers and make it
    easier to get nonimmigrant employment authorized visas to fill
    "the jobs Americans will not do." It appears Mr. Roberts's
    letter, by referring to "UnAmerican" once again unearths the
    parochial view expressed by bumper stickers during the Vietnam
    War era, "America, Love It Or Leave It". That was not a patriotic
    statement, that was a vengeful and hate filled statement of
    stupidity that took the position that if you did not agree that
    America should be in Vietnam, you should leave America. The
    "Support Our Troops" stickers on cars during the early stages of
    the Iraq war echoed a similar sentiment. I disagreed with the
    Vietnam war, but I spent one year in the midst of it, in
    1968-1969, and developed a love of Vietnam, its people and its
    culture, but I should not be asked to leave America, nor should I
    be branded "unpatriotic".
    David D. Murray, Esq.   Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    In response to ID's 03/13/09 comment), over 15 years ago I made
    recommendations to INS Headquarters to start scanning and
    creating an electronic record of applications by each office
    immediately if not simultaneously after receiving them.  Shortly
    thereafter I recommended internet submission of naturalization
    applications since all means to undertake this task were readily
    available (video, audio, scanners, electronic signatures,
    fingerprint recording, etc.) It appears like all suggestions
    submitted by others and myself found file 13 without proper
    review.  Now CIS will spend all these millions(500) to digitize
    what could have started almost two decades ago, if not more, at a
    fraction of the cost.  Many funds have been spent trying to do
    this, so why hasn't it been accomplished?  It's so simple even a
    cave person can do it! Back then we were doing electronic
    completion of charging documents in Oklahoma and at other
    locations and if we could do that everything else was only a baby
    step away.  Of course we were already many years behind the rest
    of the business world - some said 20.  Government will never
    change because the leaders do not have the independent vision and
    when recommendations to modernize and processes are explained to
    them they only see the negative side.  Many of these leaders are
    still in the Agency that by whatever other name it takes will
    always be the same.  Are they still waiting to invent fire or are
    they throwing taxpayers hard earned payments into the fire?  IRS
    has had electronic filing for many years so why is CIS so slow in
    reacting?  Proactive initiatives seem to be nonexistent terms at
    CIS, ICE or CBP.  I am not the enemy; the enemy lies within.
    Victor Johnston, retired Legacy INS
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the Letters of 3/12/09 ID, the offerings of D. Murray
    and J. Henderson stand up for America's interests while those of
    R. Algase, R. Yang and R. Gittelson do not.  The RA letter
    continues to look for racism under every "stone" often finding it
    where it doesn't exist, ignoring other more pressing problems.
    The RY letter rightfully condems, "global banking cartel
    manipulation to enrich the few elites" and then endorses a global
    "equal" labor egalitariantism whose cheap labor policies would
    enrich them further, enslave workers and destroy national
    sovereignty/culture. The "faustian bargain" that the JH letter
    suggests has already duped US in 1986 when the future promised
    enforcement and closed borders didn't happen but shamnesty
    citizenship did which would only be repeated on much larger
    scales with any present or future CIR scheme which the majority
    of citizens are against. My list of desired entry policies should
    have been pursued after 911 for our National interests alone and
    not subject to any hypocritical bargaining by greedy special
    interests who have a history of not dealing in good faith.  The
    man who says deportations are impossible should not interrupt the
    men who are doing them.
    Jim Roberts
    (e) Dear Editor:
    In our Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson,
    it's written that all men not Americans only are created as equal
    and have unalienable rights to pursue liberty, happiness and
    prosperity, this is what our country was founded on. USA is a
    nation of immigrants, founded and composed by and of immigrants
    and their descendants. Yes, many of our ancestors were living the
    ghettos and many suffered names calling, prejudice and xenophobia
    as Ms. Chia's letter to the Editor states when referring to the
    latinos community. As a Chinese or Taiwanese American, I'm sure
    the letter writer must have learned a lot about names calling,
    discrimination, xenophobia and racism on Chinese and other Asian
    immigrants in the past. Congressman Tancredo grandpa didn't come
    from Southern Italy in luxury ocean liner with tons of money, he
    was poor and uneducated as well but worked hard to make sure his
    descendants would live better and achieve their American dreams.
    I have no doubt that many of those who benefited from the past
    immigration "amnesties" are now shamelessly become as selfish as
    the "natives" born here by calling on enforcement on harsh
    immigration laws on recent immigrants after themselves. The
    restrictionists can't have double standard by imposing harsh laws
    on others but making excuses and exception on their own past
    cases or ancestors' when they immigrated here. Addressing Mr.
    Murray's letter, Sir, all nations make immigration restriction
    laws not only to prevent terrorists and bad guys entering the
    countries, but to be honest they're mainly designed to discourage
    foreign competition to make the loser natives happy and stop
    whining, that's about it. I love to call a spade as a spade,
    without being politically correct.
    Robert Yang
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  2. Mar 12 - Senate Ready For CIR

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 12, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0312.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Senate Ready For CIR
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Beginners
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Current Trends In The Adjudication Of Waivers Of The
        Foreign Residence Requirement Under INA Section 212(e) On The
        Grounds Of "Exceptional Hardship" To A U.S. Citizen Family
        Member by Doulgas Carman, Esq.
        (b) Book Review - The New Americans: How The Melting Pot Can
        Work Again by Fred Foldvary for the Foundation For Economic
        Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) CRS Report On US Border Patrol
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Case Management Technology
        (d) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Arpaio To Be Investigated Over Alleged Violations
        (b) Immigration Officials To End Enforcement Of 10-year Visa
        Limit
        (c) A Hiring Bind For Foreigners And Banks
        (d) NC Sheriff Keeps Immigration Stance
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Denton, TX
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) John Henderson
        (d) Robert Yang
        (e) Robert Gittelson
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    1.  COMMENT
    Senate Ready For CIR
    Procedural maneuvering in the Senate over the last installment of
    the Fiscal 2009 appropriations bill sends clear signals for those
    who want to read them that the necessary Senate votes exist for
    CIR. Here's the story in brief.
    As part of the Senate compromise on proceeding with the vote on
    the Fiscal 2009 appropriations, held over from the Bush era, the
    minority party was granted votes on a dozen amendments to the
    House's bill HR 1105. One of those amendments was Mr. Sessions'
    - number 605 - to extend E-Verify for a period of four and a half
    years beyond the underlying bill. Since E-Verify is crucial to
    the anti-immigration lobby, it is necessary for the proponents of
    immigration to hold it over as a bargaining chip when the time
    for CIR arrives, perhaps in late summer. However, when Mr.
    Sessions' amendment was brought to the floor, Mr. Leahy, Chairman
    of the Judiciary Committee (which will mark up CIR and other
    immigration bills) made a motion to table the amendment (in other
    words, to kill it without a direct vote on the amendment). This
    motion was agreed to by a vote of 50 yeas to 47 nays.
    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00093
    Put another way, the anti-immigrant lobby was defeated by 2 votes
    (n.b. not 3 votes, since a two vote switch would have changed the
    result).
    However, the real story behind this victory is more interesting,
    and its portents even more so. Here is the first part in the
    words from the principal anti-immigration lobby, NumbersUSA:
    http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/march-10-2009/spotlighting-pro-illegal-worker-senators-here-coming-after-vote.html
    "If you were watching C-SPAN during the vote, you
    probably noticed something odd about the 7 Democrats who voted
    with us, casting a NO on tabling the E-Verify amendment. That is,
    most of the 7 (maybe all) first voted YES. But at the end, they
    huddled with Reid's leadership team and began changing their
    votes to a NO. What was going on was that Sen. Reid was demanding
    almost absolute discipline from his Democrats.  The ones who felt
    like they needed to vote NO on our side let Reid know ahead of
    time, but most of them consented to vote YES if Reid required it
    of them.  Thus, nearly all Democrats initially voted YES (to kill
    the E-Verify amendment). Then, once Reid knew exactly how many
    YES votes he could give up and still have 50, he began allowing
    some of the Democrats to vote NO."
    What this means is that when time comes for the crucial cloture
    vote on CIR, Mr. Reid has the support of his caucus, even if they
    disagree on the underlying bill. Usually, majority leaders
    possess that support, but Mr. Reid's record has been very spotty,
    particularly on immigration. However, in recent weeks, he has
    valiantly stood up to the anti-immigration lobby, and his
    performance on this appropriations bill was competent.
    Furthermore, many of the usual champions of immigration in the
    Republican party will vote for cloture for CIR, lessening Mr.
    Reid's reliance on the few Democrats who might defect.
    We understand that it is the Democratic leadership's plan to now
    move on to health care reform (with a possible detour into yet
    another stimulus bill to come), and after that to take up
    immigration reform. Certainly the Senate appears ready, the House
    leadership continues to be lukewarm (Ms. Pelosi's recent
    statements on immigration have been markedly less enthusiastic
    than Mr. Reid's), however the House is unlikely to drop the ball
    if the Senate drops a bill in the House's lap. While many believe
    that concerns about the economy may hold up immigration reform,
    Congress has now postponed action on immigration for so long that
    no further deferral is politically possible or wise.
    As they struggle through their thankless tasks every day,
    immigration advocates may want to bear in mind the old saying -
    the darkest hour is the one before dawn. Stay tuned!
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Beginners
    Today is the deadline to sign up for the March 12th phone session
    of "H-1B For Beginners" with speakers: Russell C. Ford, Loan T.
    Huynh, Cora D. Tekach and Roger Tsai (discussion leader Karen
    Weinstock). The  curriculum is as follows:
    ++History and overview of the labor condition application
    ++Basic Requirements of the LCA
    ++Wage and benefit issues
    ++Prevailing wage issues in the H-1B and Labor Certification
    ++What is the difference between actual vs. prevailing wages?
    ++What is a Public Access File and what documents are included in
    it?
    ++What documents are required to be maintained for public viewing
    versus audit?
    ++What is Benching: Maternity Leave vs. License?
    ++When does the payment of wage obligation begins?
    Don't wait to register. Wednesday, March 11th is the deadline!
    For more  info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Current Trends In The Adjudication Of Waivers Of The Foreign
    Residence Requirement Under INA Section 212(e) On The Grounds Of
    "Exceptional Hardship" To A U.S. Citizen Family Member
    Doulgas Carman, Esq. writes "Due to recent changes in the USCIS
    procedure for adjudicating hardship and persecution waivers of
    the foreign residence requirement of 212(e), it now seems a
    timely exercise to address this subject and provide practitioners
    with some information on current trends."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0312-carman.shtm
    http://www.jeffries-law.com/
    (b) Book Review - The New Americans: How The Melting Pot Can Work
    Again
    Fred Foldvary for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "This is an excellent book both for information on the sociology
    of immigrants and for the policy implication that we need not
    fear any loss of American cohesion even with large amounts of
    immigration."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0312-foldvary.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Here are a series of ideas for modifications
    to the H-1B program that will strengthen the US economy and cut
    down on the number of applications approved for firms that have
    been the subject of the harshest criticism. "
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0312-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CRS Report On US Border Patrol
    The Congressional Research Service released a report on border
    security and the role of the US Border Patrol in it.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0312-crs.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
    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 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
    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
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Arpaio To Be Investigated Over Alleged Violations
    The U.S. Justice Department has launched a civil-rights
    investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office after
    months of mounting complaints that deputies are discriminating in
    their enforcement of federal immigration laws.
    (b) Immigration Officials To End Enforcement Of 10-year Visa
    Limit
    U.S. immigration officials have agreed to let foreign athletes
    keep playing in the country as long as they leave after 10 years
    and apply for a new visa, reversing a policy that restricted
    players' service here to a decade.
    (c) A Hiring Bind For Foreigners And Banks
    What could be worse than graduating from an American business
    school this year with an interest in banking?
    (d) NC Sheriff Keeps Immigration Stance
    A North Carolina sheriff says he'll continue to use a
    controversial program that allows deputies to report suspected
    illegal immigrants after they're arrested on other charges.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0312.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 - Denton, TX
    March 12 - University of North Texas presents a conference
    "Perspectives on Immigration: Strategies for the 21st Century"
    For more info, see here:
    http://web3.unt.edu/immigrationconference/
    _________________________________________________________________
    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 entirely agree with Robert Yang's letter's attack against Chia-
    Li Sung's bigoted and intolerant letter of March 10. However, I
    apologize for misspelling Ms. Sung's first name. It seems to be
    typical of some first or second generation immigrants who have
    "made it", whatever their ethnicity, to engage in indiscriminate
    attacks on other immigrants who are not so fortunate, even though
    the people who have to struggle to come to and survive in this
    country are the ones who are more typical of the American dream
    than those who may be enjoying a life of wealth and privilege.
    Ms. Sung's letter sounds more than one very sour note. It is
    completely out of tune with everything America stands for.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I was certain there would be a tirade of repugnance over Chia-Li
    Sung's letter (03/10/2009. However, I continue to stand by my
    former recognition of the brutal honesty Ms. Sung exhibits in
    calling a spade a spade. The letter is statistically right - and
    this scares people. Ms. Sung's letter is reality not racist. One
    is not prejudice simply because they see and vocalize reality.
    Political correctness and liberal attitudes do not change
    reality. America needs immigrants, but not dregs on society. The
    only way to achieve that is through regulation. This is about the
    rule of law, not race. What part of the rule of law people who
    violate immigration laws do not understand? Including, and
    especially employers, who are the real culprits and cause. ICE
    just can't win - criticized for not doing their job for over 20
    years, and rightly so - criticized for doing their job, as
    required by IRCA. There simply is no basis (other than a bleeding
    heart) for Robert Yang's letter's assertion (03/11/2009 ID) that,
    "It's time for us to call to give these human beings we call as
    "illegal"... a dignity and legal status to enable them to pursue
    American dreams..." Where is that engraved in stone and just why
    does America has a duty to give these law breakers a reward of
    any kind? America must secure its borders against all forms of
    law breakers, terrorists and illegal aliens alike, but building a
    700-mile fence and brutal vigilante action is not the answer.
    America must pass and enforce unbiased laws that are good for
    America, not special interest groups. This begins in the
    workplace. Fine the violating employers, big time, and put their
    company owners and presidents in jail. Hire Americans - now!
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    In response to Roger Algase's letter (03/11/09 ID) regarding a
    slew of topics, but I would like to address Baraka Husein Obama's
    alleged U.S. citizenship.  Occam's Razor suggests to the critical
    mind that the simplest answer is the most likely to a question
    with multiple possible answers to a question that is essentially
    unanswerable without additional information.     In the case of
    the Obama birth certificate, or to be more accurate, the abstract
    of the Obama birthcertificate that has been released to the
    public, Occam's Razor applies, or actually the Doyle Corollary to
    Occam's Razor.     Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is, of course, known to
    all for his novellas and short stories involving Sherlock Holmes.
    And it is Holmes that gives us the answer to the Obama
    citizenship, to whit the dog that did not bark.  The simplest
    answer is that information is being withheld from all persons
    involved in this debate.  Namely the original Obama birth
    certificate.  Since the State of Hawaii issues birth certificates
    to those not born in the State of Hawaii but who have at least
    one parent who was a resident of Hawaii anytime in the last year.
    Therefore, the question of Obama's cizenship cannot be answered
    until the original birth certificate is issued.  Therefore we
    arrive at the dog that did not bark as the simple solution to the
    problem: the unreleased birth certificate and why Obama will not
    release his original birth certificate.  The simplest solution is
    that he has something to hide.  There is something that will hurt
    him on that birth certificate.  And that can only be that he was
    not born in Hawaii.
    John Henderson
    (d) Dear Editor:
    With economy in recession and many Americans are out of work,
    many will blame illegal immigrants as convenient scapegoats
    instead of trying to see that greed, corruption, manipulation and
    speculation in the Wall St. that cause it, and the government
    still care more and busy to bailout the bankers who stole our
    pension and investment and bankrupt this country instead of We
    the People, despite plenty promises of "change" in the campaign,
    but it seems as "business as usual or more of the same". And we
    still waste hundred of billions dollar in Iraq and Afghanistan
    where the governments and the people still don't understand and
    accept the concept of equal rights for all, the universality of
    human rights and religious freedom for all faiths including the
    rights to change religion and to be an atheist that should be
    protected. The Iceland has collapsed, we and the UK and many
    countries in Europe are in huge debt and deficit, and many
    nations on this planet are drowning also in debt because of the
    global banking cartel manipulation to enrich the few elites. In
    this difficult times many have become selfish and encourage more
    protectionism, but as reminder protectionism will breed counter
    protectionism and trade wars and even real wars. The only answer
    for ending the human suffering is by ending the manipulation of
    global banking, trade and political system to benefit the few and
    to think and act about sustainable policies that will enhance the
    humanity to resolve our common challenges.
    Robert Yang
    (e) Dear Editor:
    While I will admit that I have probably been among the most
    outspoken critics of the letters of Jim Roberts, it is possible
    that I might have noticed a narrow pathway toward recognition of
    common ground in his letter of 0(3/11/09 ID).While I certainly
    can agree with his letter's call for "macro" solutions, I would
    suggest that to actually get somewhere positive in this column,
    and start to build some consensus, we would need to start with
    "micro" agreements.  Any sensible CIR has to deal with certain
    realities. The CIR bills have to date, and certainly will in the
    future, advocate for much of what Mr. Roberts' letter calls for.
    Post CIR, more enforcement will be a good thing. We agree on
    that. We can agree on tighter borders right now. Better visa
    tracking will certainly be a part of any CIR. I can agree that we
    do not want any undocumented immigrants, post CIR. We can agree
    that lower entry numbers make sense now. However, as we will need
    more legal immigrants to fuel economic growth at some point in
    the not too distant future, perhaps we can agree that entry
    numbers should be variable, based on factual data at the cabinet
    level. As to the undocumented already here and contributing to
    society, I say, through CIR, we can keep the goods ones, and
    deport the bad ones. Without CIR it is almost impossible to do
    so,  and is economically unfeasible. Deporting 12 million people
    isn't going to happen. CIR probably is. To ignore that reality
    is, in the letter's words, "obtuse." I know that we can agree on
    certain issues, so let us begin by starting out with some
    fundamental agreements, and then we can discuss how to shape some
    realistic solution.
    Robert Gittelson
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  3. Mar 11 - Legal View Of Tech

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 11, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0311.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Legal View Of Tech
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For PERM For Experts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Transformation: One Year After The ProAmerica Rally by
        Robb Pearson
        (b) Is There A Duty To Propose Legal Process Outsourcing? by
        Mark Ross
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Paul Deba Mango and Alan Cumming
        by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) Neufeld Memo On P-1 Athletes
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Translation Services
        (d) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Our View: Good Time To Keep Illegal Immigration Rates
        Down
        (b) Eva Longoria Vows to Protect Mexican Immigration
        (c) Should Local Police Add Immigration Beat?
        (d) Myrick Defends Jail Immigration Plan
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Share Your Professional News
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Jim Roberts
        (d) Robert Yang
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    1.  COMMENT
    Legal View Of Tech
    David Cambria, Director of operations of the law department at
    Aon Corp. writes "Here's what I hate about technology, in terms
    any law school graduate should be able to understand." For the
    full story, see here.
    http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLT.jsp?id=1202428866566
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is The Deadline For PERM For Experts
    PERM For Experts is a 3-part telephone seminar featuring Michelle
    Funk, Pamela Genise, Sheela Murthy, Devang M. Shah, Adam Rosen,
    and other speakers to be announced (Aron Finkelstein, discussion
    leader). The curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on March 11:  ETA-9089 Denials
    ++ Denials based on two types of errors
    ++ DOL errors
    ++ Error on form
    ++ Typographical error (non-substantive)
    ++ Transposing date/s of advertisements
    ++ Transposing wage information:  $50,000/year -> $50,000/hour
    ++ Mistake / Omission (substantive)
    ++ Failure to check "yes" to H.8 (Is alternate combination of
    education / experience acceptable)
    ++ Failure to include "magic" language ("any suitable combination
    of education, training or experience is acceptable")
    ++ Requests for Reconsideration
    ++ DOL error v. Mistake / omission
    ++ How to request reconsideration
    ++ Reconsideration Processing Time/s
    ++ The general processing timeframe for reconsideration requests
    ++ Is expedited processing available for DOL error-based denials?
    ++Is this available for employer / representative errors
    (mistakes / omissions)?
    ++ Withdrawal/s
    ++ When is withdrawal permitted?
    ++ When is withdrawal done?
    ++ Strategies for appropriate timing of withdrawals

     SECOND Phone Session on April 1: Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    ++ Foreign degree equivalencies (3-year Indian degrees)
    ++ Using the "magic" language
    ++ Flexible minimum requirements
    ++ Anticipating business necessity
    ++ Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP)
    ++ Job Zone/s
    ++ Wage issues
    ++ Wage ranges
    ++ Is the SWA reliable
    ++ Using Level I/II/III/IV if worksheet differs
    ++ Does safe harbor exist
    ++ Alternate wage surveys
    ++ PERM regulations/ FAQs:  liberal v. conservative
    ++ Is GAL 2-98 still relevant

    THIRD Phone Session on May 6: Predictions for the Future
    ++ Using the new form
    ++ Advanced form changes and implementation
    ++ Incorporating "magic" language
    ++ Auditing compliance files
    ++ Close of businesses
    ++ Filing PERM in a bad economy
    ++ Potential for more supervised recruitment
    ++ Second audits requesting resumes
    ++ Potential delays in DOL processing times
    ++ Change/s in circumstances
    ++ Company merger/s
    ++ Position/s open at time of filing but closed at time of audit
    / decision
    ++ Unanticipated work location/s v. client-site/s
    ++ Change of work location/s
    ++ When to expect things to begin moving again
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, March 10th is the deadline.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.shtm
    Fax form:   http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Transformation: One Year After The ProAmerica Rally
    Robb Pearson writes "My own recent experience of sudden economic
    loss and resulting hardship humbled me in ways I could never have
    anticipated."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0311-pearson.shtm
    http://www.robbpearson.com/mystory/
    (b) Is There A Duty To Propose Legal Process Outsourcing?
    Mark Ross writes "Taking into consideration the debate I
    reference above from the ACI conference, I wonder if we are
    closer to reaching that "tipping point" day."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0311-ross.shtm
    http://www.law-scribe.com/index.html
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Paul Deba Mango and Alan Cumming
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0311-siskind.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Neufeld Memo On P-1 Athletes
    USCIS Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations issued a
    memo providing USCIS personnel with instructions for applying the
    period of authorized stay for P-1 non-immigrant individual athletes.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0311-neufeld.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
    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.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
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    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
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    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
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Our View: Good Time To Keep Illegal Immigration Rates Down
    On two separate days during the month of December, the U.S.
    Border Patrol made no apprehensions of illegal immigrants
    attempting to cross the border from Mexico to the United States.
    (b) Eva Longoria Vows to Protect Mexican Immigration
    Eva Longoria wants our new president to address immigration and
    she's ready to stand up and fight for her homeland of Mexico.
    (c) Should Local Police Add Immigration Beat?
    A provision which allows state and local government agencies to
    enforce federal immigration laws continues to draw scrutiny.
    (d) Myrick Defends Jail Immigration Plan
    State and local leaders who implemented a federal program in
    Mecklenburg County that identifies jailed illegal immigrants
    rushed to its defense Monday after a congressional report
    criticized it for targeting minor offenders instead of the
    serious criminals it was designed to catch.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0311.shtm#Headlines
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    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
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    (a) Dear Editor:
    The 03/10/2009 ID was a bonus day for opinions from both sides of
    the issues, running the gambit between contemplative, naive,
    simplistic and innocently brilliant, my letter excepted of
    course. Merrill Clark's letter has a good idea, but it will never
    happen. Having been through the last Amnesty, I forsee any sequel
    to be a sheer disaster in its administration, even if they pass
    good law, which is doubtful. John E. Shorkey's letter is correct
    about the ridiculously high hardship standard for cancellation
    and points out that the cancellation candidate can get an EAD and
    thereby a Social Security Card and Driver's License -great
    documents to have - to use now and after they are deported and
    return over the fence. Neat trick.Why didn't I think of that? I
    don't understand Honza Prchal's letter's proposal to lower
    investment visas to $50,000. That sum is just barely more than a
    well-equipped SUV, let alone sufficient investment in a business.
    Why not just open the doors to all? We know why. Obviously, while
    one is entitled to one's opinion, Sergei Sheplov's letter
    indicates a lack of understanding of the reality of immigration
    law. In my 30 years practicing immigration law, I have seen few
    who leave their families behind. And as to the US citizen
    children of illegals being "victims", hogwash. They are citizens
    by fluke of law, but they are still their parents' children and
    the law confers no immigration benefit until age 21. Cornelio
    Bolayog, in his zeal to champion the downtrodden, misses the need
    for a rule of law. Chia-Li Sung's letter is a beautiful breath of
    fresh air in this dismal world of immigration debate, it simply
    hits the nail right on the head. Wonderful, yet innocent honesty.
    Thank you Chia-Li.
    David D. Murray, Esq.   Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Chia-li Sung's letter (ID/03/10) is so full of venom that my
    first impression was that it had reached a new low in the fine
    art of anti-immigrant hatred. The letter's blatant anti-Latino
    bigotry even manages to make Jim Roberts' letters seem like
    immigrant rights advocacy by comparison. But somehow, there seems
    to be a familiar note in this letter, a voice dredged up from an
    American past that we would all prefer to forget. Then I
    realized: The letter sounds almost exactly like the kind of
    racist poison that was so common against Chinese immigrants 100
    years ago.
    Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The letters of David Murray have a problem with the valid,
    supported and worthy of consideration opinion of others and has
    frequently gone on tirades against letters of various writers,
    now including my own (3/10/09 ID). The elitist DM letter is not
    the judge of what is "credible" and what is not, but for each
    reader to consider. The DM letter calls to: "stop the nonsense"
    and  asks: "what can be done to make it better?", but offers only
    the former with none of the latter, rather than reasoned
    comments. How does any of this or the criticism of J.R.
    Dieckmann's letter promote rational discussion?  It was a R.
    Algase letter that first brought up the topic of the elgibility
    of BO which my letters then commented on. I don't consider my
    letter's promotion of specific immigration solutions to be
    "outrageous claims" or "digressing into irrelevant fringe issues"
    when my letters support more enforcement, tighter borders, better
    visa tracking without waivers, no illegals, lower entry numbers,
    or no birthright citizenship for illegals. I am perplexed that
    anyone would be so obtuse as to not recognize these as valid,
    sincere solutions. And it is the macro solutions that are needed,
    not the tedious micro adjustments that do little which is like
    rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic (or inviting too many
    on board as in CIR).  It is hypocritical for the letter to engage
    in such an attack when it has frequently condemned such in this
    forum.
    Jim Roberts
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Ms. Chia's letter (03/09/09 ID) is a snub on the entire Latinos'
    community and all poor immigrants and Americans in general, and
    forgetting that most if not all previous immigrants were not as
    rich or educated as Ms. Chia's parents or ancestors coming from
    Taiwan to the US. Poor people live in the ghettos, be them white,
    Asians, Latinos, African Americans or immigrants etc. As a
    reminder, New York city has some messy "Chinatowns" as well,
    where newly arrived Chinese immigrants, legally or illegally
    trying to make better living and living in cramped "ghettos" like
    in Flushing, Brooklyn and elsewhere. It's a shame that some more
    established Asian Americans have some snobbish attitudes and
    believe in prejudice, nativism, global economy apartheid and
    protectionism and calling on enforcing harsh immigration laws
    while in fact many of these rich Taiwanese and Chinese Americans
    are employing illegal nannies, waiters, cooks etc and know their
    good friends employ them as well just like hypocrite Republican
    Tancredo and Mitt Romney knew that the sub contractors they hired
    to remodel their mansions and landscaping their lawns employed
    illegal immigrants as well but they shut their mouth and pretend
    nothing happened. It's time for us to call to give these human
    beings we call as "illegal" and even "parasites of the society" a
    dignity and legal status to enable them to pursue American dreams
    and fair shot to climb higher steps in their economy status by
    opportunities for them and their children to pursue higher
    education, to get better jobs and wages and to open businesses
    and yes to buy homes that they can stay without fear of
    deportation.
    Robert Yang
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  4. Mar 10 - Top Links February 2009

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 10, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2009,0310.shtm
    Items:
    1.* Comment: Top Links February 2009
    2.* Focus: PERM For Experts
    3.* Articles:
    *** (a) Walking The High Wire Without A Net - The Lawyer's Role
    *** In The Labor Certification Process by Gary Endelman and Cyrus
    *** D. Mehta
    *** (b) Debunking The Myth Of Santuary Cities: Community Policing
    *** Policies Protect American Communities by Lynn Tramonte for
    *** the Immigration Policy Center
    *** (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.* News:
    *** (a) USCIS Amends Guidance on Parole Request Processing By
    *** Cuban Nationals
    5.* Classifieds:
    *** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    *** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    *** (c) J-1 Visa Program
    *** (d) CLE Immigration Event
    6.* Headlines:
    *** (a) Legislation Would Give Judges More Room To Protect
    *** Families
    *** (b) Houston Immigration Court Sees Spike In Cases
    *** (c) Feds Seek Break For Rogue Immigration Official
    *** (d) Authorizing State And Local Enforcement Of Federal
    *** Immigration Laws
    7.* ComingsNGoings:
    *** (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.* Letters From:
    *** (a) Merrill Clark, Esq.
    *** (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    *** (c) John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    *** (d) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    *** (e) Sergi Sheplov
    *** (f) Robert Yang
    *** (g) Rossi LeClaire
    *** (h) Chia-Li Sung
    *** (i) Cornelio Bolayog
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    1.* COMMENT
    Top Links February 2009
    We feature the most accessed links by our readers in February
    2009 below:
    Top five February Immigration Daily Articles
    ++Impact Of Satyam Scandal On H-1B Employees by Danielle Rizzo
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0210-rizzo.shtm
    ++ The Path Less Taken: Is There An Alternative To Waiting For
    Comprehensive Immigration Reform? by Gary Endelman and Cyrus D.
    Mehta
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0225-endelman.shtm
    ++The Untold Story Of American Workers Vs. Illegal Immigration by
    William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0211-gheen.shtm
    ++Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name: Inside the Green
    Card Marriage Phenomenon by David Seminara for the Center for
    Immigration Studies
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-seminara.shtm
    ++Matter Of Silva-Trevino: An Update On Crimes Involving Moral
    Turpitude by Patricia S. Mann
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0212-mann.shtm
    Top five February Immigration Daily Items
    ++USCIS Announces 100,000 Employers Use E-Verify
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0204-crs.pdf
    ++ETA Releases PERM FY 2009 Statistics
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0205-PERM.pdf
    ++DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Immigration And Border Security
    Directive
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0203-immigration.shtm
    ++DOJ Announces MultiState Arrests For Visa Fraud
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0217-fraud.pdf
    ++USCIS Responds To CIS Ombudsmans's Recommendations On USCIS EAD
    Processing Delays
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0210-ombudsman.pdf
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.* FOCUS
    PERM For Experts
    PERM For Experts is a 3-part telephone seminar featuring Michelle
    Funk, Pamela Genise, Sheela Murthy, Devang M. Shah and other
    speakers to be announced (Aron Finkelstein, discussion leader).
    The curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on March 11:* ETA-9089 Denials
    ++ Denials based on two types of errors
    ++ DOL errors
    ++ Error on form
    ++ Typographical error (non-substantive)
    ++ Transposing date/s of advertisements
    ++ Transposing wage information:* $50,000/year -> $50,000/hour
    ++ Mistake / Omission (substantive)
    ++ Failure to check "yes" to H.8 (Is alternate combination of
    education / experience acceptable)
    ++ Failure to include "magic" language ("any suitable combination
    of education, training or experience is acceptable")
    ++ Requests for Reconsideration
    ++ DOL error v. Mistake / omission
    ++ How to request reconsideration
    ++ Reconsideration Processing Time/s
    ++ The general processing timeframe for reconsideration requests
    ++ Is expedited processing available for DOL error-based denials?
    ++Is this available for employer / representative errors
    (mistakes / omissions)?
    ++ Withdrawal/s
    ++ When is withdrawal permitted?
    ++ When is withdrawal done?
    ++ Strategies for appropriate timing of withdrawals

    *SECOND Phone Session on April 1: Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
    ++ Foreign degree equivalencies (3-year Indian degrees)
    ++ Using the "magic" language
    ++ Flexible minimum requirements
    ++ Anticipating business necessity
    ++ Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP)
    ++ Job Zone/s
    ++ Wage issues
    ++ Wage ranges
    ++ Is the SWA reliable
    ++ Using Level I/II/III/IV if worksheet differs
    ++ Does safe harbor exist
    ++ Alternate wage surveys
    ++ PERM regulations/ FAQs:* liberal v. conservative
    ++ Is GAL 2-98 still relevant

    *THIRD Phone Session on May 6: Predictions for the Future
    ++ Using the new form
    ++ Advanced form changes and implementation
    ++ Incorporating "magic" language
    ++ Auditing compliance files
    ++ Close of businesses
    ++ Filing PERM in a bad economy
    ++ Potential for more supervised recruitment
    ++ Second audits requesting resumes
    ++ Potential delays in DOL processing times
    ++ Change/s in circumstances
    ++ Company merger/s
    ++ Position/s open at time of filing but closed at time of audit
    / decision
    ++ Unanticipated work location/s v. client-site/s
    ++ Change of work location/s
    ++ When to expect things to begin moving again
    Don't wait to register, Tuesday, March 10th is the deadline.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.shtm
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200907.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.* ARTICLES
    (a) Walking The High Wire Without A Net - The Lawyer's Role In
    The Labor Certification Process
    Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta write "Through this analysis,
    the authors will highlight the divergence that may arise between
    the employer and the foreign national worker, as well as the
    ethical conflicts that may be encountered by the lawyer while
    seeking to zealously represent a client in navigating through the
    DOL's artificial and contradictory recruitment procedures."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-endelman.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-endelman.shtm#bio
    (b) Debunking The Myth Of Santuary Cities: Community Policing
    Policies Protect American Communities
    Lynn Tramonte for the Immigration Policy Center writes "More than
    50 cities and states across the country have adopted policies
    that prevent police agencies from asking community residents who
    have not been arrested to prove their legal immigration status.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-tramonte.pdf
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "To qualify for 2nd Preference, aliens have
    to have PERM cases filed for occupations classified as Zone 4 or
    Zone 5 on the O*Net."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0310-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.* NEWS
    (a) USCIS Amends Guidance on Parole Request Processing By Cuban
    Nationals
    USCIS Office of Field Operations Chief John M. Bulger released
    amendments to the March 4, 2008 guidance to USCIS Field Offices
    on the processing of initial parole requests presented by natives
    or citizens of Cuba who are present in the US without having been
    inspected. For the February 3, 2009, USCIS Bulger memo, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0310-bulgerone.pdf
    For the the February 4, 2009, amended guidance memo, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0310-bulgertwo.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2009,0310-cuba.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.* CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) 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.
    (b) 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.
    (c) J-1 Visa Program
    Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global
    Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international
    exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike
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    year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an
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    allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on
    complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and
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    visit www.globalcurrentexchanges.org
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    or email Melany Hamner at
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    (d) 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
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.* Headlines
    (a) Legislation Would Give Judges More Room To Protect Families
    is time to reject the brutalizing, anti-immigrant policies of
    the previous administration and create policies that respect
    individuals, families and our moral and religious traditions
    that urge us to welcome the stranger.
    (b) Houston Immigration Court Sees Spike In Cases
    The number of cases in Houston's immigration court climbed by
    roughly 40% over a 5-year period while the number of immigration
    judges in Texas stayed flat.
    (c) Feds Seek Break For Rogue Immigration Official
    Federal prosecutors are recommending two years behind bars for a
    former senior immigration official scheduled to be sentenced
    today.
    (d) Authorizing State And Local Enforcement Of Federal
    Immigration Laws
    The Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended during the Obama
    Administration, authorizes the federal government to enter into
    partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies to
    train officers to assist in identifying those individuals who are
    in the country illegally.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2009,0310.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
    The Migration Policy Institute is pleased to invite you to:
    Asylum in the European Union: A discussion with Judith Kumin,
    Director of UNHCR's European Union Liaison Office. Thursday,
    March 12,* 2009, Time:* 9:30-11:00 am* (A light breakfast will be
    available.), MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite
    300, Washington, DC. To RSVP, see:
    http://contact.migrationpolicy.org/site/Calendar/1101511748?view=Detail&id=4021.
    For questions, contact events@migrationpolicy.org
    or 202-266-1929.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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/immigrationdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    An amnesty may happen. President Obama has called for a dialogue
    of suggestions of how to implement an amnesty. I think ILW.com
    would be the perfect venue to put up suggestions that could be
    reviewed.* Please let's make appropriate suggestions, i.e. rant
    free. Let me start. 1. Have USCIS give interview times by
    attorney rather than by client so that clients are grouped
    together by attorney.
    Merrill Clark, Esq. NY, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Jim Roberts's Letters to the Editor of ID have most apparently
    sprinkled fairy dust over every issue discussed, making some
    outrageous claims, supported by little, no, or questionable
    supporting evidence. Instead of focusing and intelligently
    commenting on immigration, Mr. Roberts's letters seem to have
    consistently bashed credible differing opinions and have so often
    digressed into irrelevant fringe issues; it is getting a bit
    tiresome.* I can no longer hold my tongue - Jim Roberts's
    letters' flights of fantasy peaked in 03/05/2009 ID, claiming
    America's duly-elected president is not a US citizen, citing the
    fanciful, and perhaps delusionary, opinion appearing on JR
    Dieckmann's website. Mr. Dieckmann, apparently the editor,
    publisher, writer and webmaster of what appears to be an ego-
    driven, ultra-conservative internet publication that might be
    compared to the "Enquirer"" and having just about as much
    credibility. Reliable? It seems through his website, Mr.
    Dieckmann disseminates his own brand of personal and clearly
    self-righteous, narrow-minded, bigoted right-of-right-wing view
    of the world and the nation we live in, with wild and unbridled
    abandon. Apparently respecting his credibility, Mr. Roberts's
    letter seemingly takes that position that Mr. Dieckmann has all
    the authoritative answers. So, I wonder why he isn't the
    president. Perhaps between his day job as an electrician (yup,
    just an ordinary Joe, just like you and me - gosh, it's shades of
    Sara Palin, by jiminy!), and his webmastering, Mr. Dieckmann is
    too busy. I suggest he not quit his day job, and while these are
    great credentials, no doubt accompanying a great and highly
    educated mind, I wonder if his opinions on the citizenship of
    Barrack Obama are worthy of serious consideration? I don't think
    so. Let's stop the nonsense. We know the immigration system is
    broken. Now what can be done to make it better for America?
    David D. Murray, Esq.** Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Robert Eckerson's letter appropriately pointed out that
    Cancellation of Removal for illegal aliens in proceedings
    pursuant to traffic stops does not have a high percentage success
    rate (because of the hardship standard required). In rebuttal, I
    say that it may still be better than nothing, and can get them a
    work authorization (and social security number). If there are US
    citizen family, they have at least a prima facie case for
    cancellation, and the individual hearing may be a year or two
    later. Meanwhile, the law can change, the hardship picture can
    change, maybe their chances will improve. I remember in 1996 when
    we all were scrambling to get qualifying suspension candidates
    into proceedings because it was their best chance at immigration.
    It's pitiful that attorneys have to find such a dim bright side,
    but any hope is better than none, and I'm not real encouraged by
    the lack of progress on CIR, despite pious campaign promises. The
    75% of the Latino vote that went to Obama may be reflective that
    they were fooled by Obama, or that immigration isn't really an
    important issue among Latin-American voters. It would surprise me
    greatly if it were the latter, and, if the former is not true,
    then let's giterdone.
    John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Mr. Murray's 03/06/009 ID letter to the Editor asked us to come
    up with solutions to our immigration problems. On March 9th
    several readers bemoaned the lack of proposals. I'd retread one
    of my own - significantly lowering the cost of an investment visa
    and simply allowing the purchase of citizenship for non-dangerous
    immigrants for a high but non-insurmountable, say $50,000.00 fee
    payable by a lender (even, dare I say, an employer) or an
    immigrant and point again to Mr. Yang's letter's excellent
    suggestion of having tourist visa bonds put forward by tour
    agencies for people coming here to prevent overstays. In both
    situations, the solution is revenue positive for a government
    seemingly swinging at every possible fence at once and it if far
    easier to administer than the crazy quilt of programs and
    regulations most people come here under now.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.* Birmingham, AL
    (e) Dear Editor:
    I think history has shown us that under conditions where labor
    regulations and immigration law worked hand in hand to allow a
    flow of "legal" temporary workers to take jobs in an expansion of
    the economy we saw less illegal immigration, and far less
    migration of the nuclear family with the worker. Its far cheaper
    to keep wives and children in the sending home country.* Clamping
    down on the border ignores the reality that nearly 1 in 10
    families now is "mixed status". Families make one trip instead of
    sending just the income earner because its become increasingly
    difficult to safely transit the border. NAFTA and farm subsidies
    have contributed to wholesale gutting of Mexico's economy
    resulting in a pressure on our border that we never had before.
    Interior enforcement efforts have overwhelmingly burdened the
    taxpayer by creating a prison for profit system that simply
    siphons off money that could be better spent elsewhere.
    Enforcement only efforts as a result of lack of Congressional
    action have ignored the problem's complex nature. I'm deeply
    concerned if we have 12 million illegal aliens, we also have 4
    million affected US Citizen children who will be victims. We
    should plan for those individuals who have a future immigration
    benefit via a relationship with a US Citizen nuclear family
    member. Creating a legal channel for mixed status families,
    workers when the economy is expanding, and programs that promote
    economic wellness in key sending countries will go a long way
    towards reducing future flows. We should stop the enforcement
    madness immediately. While we "export democracy" on the one hand
    we increasingly look like a police state, with* the highest per
    capita incarceration rate on the planet. Prison Population
    expanison is not the place we should* "lead the world".
    Sergi Sheplov
    (f) Dear Editor:
    What's wrong with "benefiting" from cheap labor? The nativists
    here should stop buying cheap imports made by near slavery labor
    in Bangladesh, Cambodia or China if they feel they're so noble
    and care about human and labor rights. Ones can't preach to
    others, on something they don't do, it's called as hypocrisy. We
    want to outlaw foreign labor coming here, fine, but shall we make
    laws to make buying imports also as illegal and a "crime"? Laws
    should be made to protect universal justice, equal rights and
    human rights not to serve selfish special interests for selfish
    purposes, such as discouraging open competition, free trades and
    to establish protectionism. Airline tickets won't be cheaper
    without internet and computer technology, and we have to book
    everything ourselves even print our own boarding passes, on the
    downside it means more manual jobs have been outsourced to
    automated system instead. Our lunch and dinner are still
    affordable because they're "illegal" Mexicans dishwashers and
    Chinese cooks to do the jobs for less. We can buy a nice pair of
    jeans and decent laptops because there ones in China and or
    Guatemala are willing to make them for us for much less and we
    save money because they are willing to work for cheap. Since the
    beginning of the humanity, working didn't require "authorization,
    visas, permits and so on", willing employers, willing employees,
    that's about it. Today, we make it much more complicated just
    because of politics of nativism to make self serving individuals
    happy because they know they don't have to earn it by working
    harder or posses more skills over others but rely on their
    politicians to make competition illegal. Shame.
    Robert Yang
    (g) Dear Editor:
    Thank God someone spoke for me, thank you whom ever wrote that
    comment God Bless you (03/09/09 ID). I have seen the faces of
    those families.* It is very sad.* I hope someone from the
    government listens.****
    Rossi LeClaire
    (h) Dear Editor:
    What does ICE stand for? Immigration and custom enforcement (see
    03/09/09 ID comment). Don't you understand that they are supposed
    to chase those who came here illegally out this country, that's
    what exactly the taxpayers paid them for.* These illegals from
    mexico and the rest of the third world have turned more and more
    towns and cities in this country into ghettos and dumps simliar
    those found in mexico, columbia, ...etc...has one not heard about
    the kidnapping cases in phoenix by the latino gangs and drug
    cartels? has one not heard about the tens of thousands of
    innocent american citizens killed by druken drivers, burglers,
    women raped by illegal aliens with long string of rape records?
    and tell me these crimes are not about homeland security?
    Uneducated, illiterate, ignorant people are coming in not only
    abusing public resource like there's no tomorrow, they keep
    having anchor babies after anchor babies and expect the american
    citizens to pay for everything. I welcome anyone to come look at
    how dirty, deafeningly* loud,* run-down and dangerous some part
    of new york that are in the latino neighborhoods. These people
    don't care how they are costing our country billions of dollars
    so they, who broke the law to come here illegally, could enjoy
    the "human rights" at th cost of the law abiding, tax paying
    american citizens.*****
    Chia-Li Sung
    (i) Dear Editor:
    Many anti-immigrant americans complain of undocumented immigrant
    workers accepting low wages thus resulting in unfair competition
    in the job market.* They are even blamed them for the downward
    trend of pay rates to very low levels. Solution?* Regularize
    these workers so they can join the unions. Surely, they'd rather
    have $18/hr instead of $8/hr.* Another complaint is they are
    draining the welfare coffers of the federal government by
    becoming a social burden.* Solution?* Legalize them so they can
    pay ss/medicare and income taxes.* If 10 million undocumented
    workers pay payroll and income taxes and property taxes, that
    would be billions of dollar going into government coffers.
    Terrorists, druggists, smugglers, criminals, be they citizens or
    immigrants have there place in jail.* But hardworking people
    seeking the american dream should be treated with respect and
    dignity.* America is a nation of immigrants.* Even native
    americans have accepted the presence of immigrants in this land.
    But many have forgotten that our ancestors came from other lands
    in search of the american dream.*
    Cornelio Bolayog
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  5. Mar 9 - ICE Endangers America

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    March 09, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0309.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: ICE Endangers America
    2.  Focus: Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The
        American Mortgage Crisis by Sheila Danzig
        (b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene
        Cooper of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany by
        Kevin R. Johnson
        (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
    4.  News:
        (a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week
        (b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Immigration Law Certificate
        (e) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse
        (b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town
        (c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local
        Testimony
        (d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Trussville, AL
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Jim Roberts
        (d) Bill Glenn
        (e) John Frecker
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    1.  COMMENT
    ICE Endangers America
    ICE is sending terrorists a clear message - its open season on
    America. ICE's raids focus on gardeners and busboys, letting
    terrorists off the hook. While ICE loves to parade press releases
    jeering at the destruction of the families of US Citizen
    children, we are yet to see ICE announce arrests of those
    conspiring to terrorism on US soil. A recent NY Times report
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/us/04raids.html?_r=1
    said "Federal immigration officials had repeatedly told Congress
    that among more than half a million immigrants with outstanding
    deportation orders, they would concentrate on rounding up the
    most threatening - criminals and terrorism suspects. Instead,
    newly available documents show, the agency changed the rules, and
    the program increasingly went after easier targets. A vast
    majority of those arrested had no criminal record, and many had
    no deportation orders against them, either." All this while there
    are clear dangers on American soil that ICE is turning a blind
    eye to. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    http://www.startribune.com/40202352.html?elr=KArksc8P:Pc:Ug8P:Pc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU7DYaGEP7vDEh7PiUs
    recently quoted FBI director Mueller saying "Shirwa Ahmed, the
    first known suicide bomber with U.S. citizenship, apparently was
    indoctrinated in Minnesota." US taxpayers' hard earned money is
    given to ICE to protect our homeland, not to chase dishwashers
    and carpenters. We believe the exact same thing is happening with
    the 287(g) program - local law enforcement, especially in
    communities in the South with long histories of racism, uses
    every excuse (like broken tail lights) to harrass those with the
    wrong skin color - all under the guise of "protecting America".
    Law enforcement resources which should be used in the fight
    against Al Qaeda are instead being used to promote racist ends.
    Other DHS components are not much better. CBP roving teams in the
    Olympic peninsula in Washington state and in Syracuse, NY have
    succeeded in making the lives of many documented and undocumented
    Americans miserable, without advancing one whit the security of
    these United States. Worse, there could well be a terrorist loose
    in Washington state and upstate New York preparing for the next
    9/11 who is the beneficiary of these misguided efforts at CBP
    (not to be outdone, TSA does not accept the matricula consular as
    identification). It is time that these dangerous antics at DHS,
    and especially ICE, were put to an end. We urge Secretary
    Napolitano to heed President Obama's reminder that we are a
    welcoming nation, and stop the shennanigans in her department.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or
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    (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To
    Reapply For Admission After Deportation
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The American
    Mortgage Crisis
    Sheila Danzig writes "As the American mortgage crisis continues
    to grow with each passing month, a new proposal from the
    educational sector has the potential to significantly relieve
    America's current housing problem while encouraging billions of
    dollars in economic growth."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-danzig.shtm
    http://www.thedegreepeople.com/
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene Cooper
    of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli offers a "few changes that do not require a
    filibuster-proof vote in the Senate."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week
    Congress passed H J Res 38 which extends federal funding by
    means of a Continuing Resolution to March 11, 2009 for those
    programs which were due to expire on March 6, 2009, including
    the EB-5 program and E-Verify.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-HJRes38.pdf
    (b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees
    The Department of State during a press briefing responded to a
    question on Iraqi refugees and resettlement benefits.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-briefing.shtm
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    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse
    Americans can't even agree on the language of the debate - are
    people who live here but don't have the right papers "illegal" or
    "undocumented?"
    (b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town
    Nearly 60 years after young black students took historic steps
    toward desegregation by walking out of their Farmville school to
    protest its deplorable conditions, the small town is once again
    at the center of a social movement.
    (c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local Testimony
    In a movement to press for immigration reform, political and
    religious leaders will hear testimony Saturday about the need to
    keep families together.
    (d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road
    President Obama has clearly drifted to the center, even if
    neither the right nor the left wants to acknowledge it.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,03009.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
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    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - Trussville, AL
    March 10, 2009, 8:30-3:30pm - The International Civitan Club of
    Metro Birmingham and USCIS cordially invite you to attend its
    first citizen training seminar. Learn about the variety of study
    resources available from the Office of Citizenship available to
    teachers, volunteers, and the immigrant community. Seats are
    limited. Send a RSVP to jhernan@charter.net or call 205-266-4979.
    This is a free event, $5.00 contribution required for lunch.
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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 John Shorkey's letter on 3/4/09 ID, his letter stated
    that the cop in Chula Vista may be doing people a favor because
    they are eligible to apply for cancellation of removal. Given
    that the current approval rates for cancellation cases is
    currently around 5% I can hardly say that anyone is being done a
    favor by being put in removal proceedings.
    Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The issue of "traffic deportations" raises the central question
    whether America is willing to turn itself into a police state in
    order to make it easier to lock up and deport minority
    immigrants. The problem with this strategy is that the
    demographic change that immigrant-haters dread more than anything
    else, namely loss of white majority status, will continue to
    happen anyway, through legal immigration or otherwise. No matter
    how many King Canutes we deputize as local immigration officers,
    the waves are not going to turn back. The same issue is involved
    in the recent courageous New York Times editorial, which should
    be required reading for everyone who cares about a fair
    immigration system, condemning the government's inhuman (and
    ineffective) workplace raids. Jim Roberts' March 5 letter claims
    that my letters are losing "'credibility"', something that I am
    not aware that any of Mr. Roberts' letters has ever recognized in
    any of mine, because my letters point out that President Obama is
    a US citizen, something that is obvious to everyone on this
    planet except, apparently, Mr. Roberts.  As for his letters'
    fantasy that a slew of documents will eventually come to light
    "proving" that President Obama was born outside the US, some
    people will probably still be writing letters making this claim
    in 2057, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Dred Scott
    decision, which was overruled by the 14th Amendment almost 150
    years ago, but whose spirit still lives on in Mr. Roberts's
    letters.
    Roger Algase, Esq.    New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    From Obama's book: "The Audacity of Hope", the Online dictionary
    defines "audacity" as: "fearless, daring, bold, insolent,
    heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence or
    propriety". Certainly, one who would attempt to dupe US about his
    qualifications would be those things. But entry enthusiasts, in
    general, share these traits, particularly the aversion of
    "restraints" as in the Rule of Law and enforcement. They come up
    with endless, specious arguments to support their shaky, baseless
    claims and disrespect for entry laws as typified in the C.
    Jimenez article: "The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform"
    (3/6/09 ID). As even a stopped clock is right twice a day. the
    deficient article does admit which most of US already know, that:
    "As long as a cheap, compliant pool of undocumented labor is
    available, employers have every reason to take advantage of the
    situation, keeping wages as low as possible". This truism
    contradicts the letter of R. Gittelson (3/5/09 ID) which attempts
    to place a mantle of "nobility" upon the shameless, exploitation
    of compliant, foreign labor in the modern equivalent of the
    plantation system.  The "parasitism" is on both sides. Business
    takes advantage of foreign labor while the latter does the same
    with government benefits at taxpayer expense. It is the RG letter
    that ignores the facts, fears reality and exploits race.  To
    distort my letter by equating "private bail-bondsmen" with
    criminal "coyotes" is absurd. We need a new book: "The Audacity
    of Hype". The movie could just be titled: "Audacity".
    Obamatrons would get in free.  These won't accept real reform
    when handed to them on a silver platter -- Only the Kool Aid.
    Jim Roberts
    (d) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's thoughtful letters often point out  "inconvenient
    truths" and, as I recall, have challenged readers on other
    occasions   to come up with something more substantial than
    complaints.  I don't   recall any responses offering workable
    plans.  The solution championed   by many seems to be CIR, which
    has become simply a euphemism for   amnesty.  It's neither
    comprehensive nor is it a reform since we have   had de facto
    amnesty through a lack of effective enforcement since   IRCA in
    1986.  If you recall, that disaster was passed on the promise
    of workplace enforcement, which was never more than a token
    gesture.    Illegal immigration is encouraged by the availability
    of jobs.  The   only effective means of controlling illegal
    immigration is not at the   border itself, but rather through
    interior enforcement.  By this I do   not mean massive headline-
    grabbing workplace raids, but simply   applying the laws already
    existing for employers to comply with worker   authorization.
    The main opposition to such measures are those   benefitting from
    cheap, exploitable labor.  Being in an illegal status   is all
    that is needed to keep that workforce in peonage.  Legalizing
    would only create openings for more unauthorized workers, of
    which   there is an unending abundance waiting for the
    opportunity.  Mr   Murray's letters offer an interesting
    opportunity for rational answers, if any.
    Bill Glenn
    (e) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's (3/5/09 ID) letter was well said (written).
    Instead of spending so much time trying to convince each other of
    the error of our ways, let's talk about the problems with
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