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  1. Feb 19 - A Class Apart

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 19, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: A Class Apart
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Removal For Experts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The H-1B Visa Program In An Economic Downturn by Adam
        Ketcher
        (b) Why Our Company Needs Immigrants by Michael C. Maibach
        for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) DOS Cable On B-1 Visas For Missionaries
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) CLE Immigration Event
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (d) Website Services
        (e) Immigration Law Certificate
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Tale Crosses Line Into Soap Opera
        (b) Man Sentenced In NEPA Immigration Case
        (c) Haiti Blocks US Deportations
        (d) Study Faults Local Immigration Enforcement
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Appointment
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Sergi Sheplov
        (c) Robert Yang
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    A Class Apart
    The Austin American-Statesman
    http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/somosaustin/entries/2009/02/12/a_class_apart_is_in.html
    reports on "A Class Apart", a documentary  exploring the landmark
    1954 US Supreme Court decision in Hernandez v. Texas.
    "Relatively and lamentedly unknown in the broader pantheon of the
    civil rights movement, Hernandez v. Texas helped establish equal
    protection under the law for Mexican Americans, who though they
    had U.S. citizenship since 1848 suffered treatment as second-
    class citizens for generations. By successfully challenging that
    widespread, Jim Crow-style discrimination, Hernandez v. Texas
    became a seminal moment in the civil rights struggle, forever
    transforming the lives of Mexican Americans." The documentary is
    scheduled to air on PBS's "American Experience" on Monday,
    February 23.
    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 Removal For Experts
    Wednesday, Feb 18th is the deadline for "Removal For Experts" a
    3-part telephone seminar series, the curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on February 19: Right to Counsel in Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Statute/regulations explaining the right to representation in
    removal proceedings
    ++ EOIR attorney disciplinary regulations
    ++ Lozada vs. Compean
    SECOND Phone Session on March 19: The Changing Definition of
    Crimes of Moral Turpitude
    ++ The Categorical and Modified Categorical Approaches
    ++ BIA Case Law with a Focus on Matter of Silva-Trevino
    ++ Federal Circuit Court Case Law
    THIRD Phone Session on April 16: Litigation Tactics in Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Motions to Continue, Administratively Close or Terminate
    ++ Motions to Change Venue
    ++ Motions to Suppress
    ++ Discovery
    ++ Contesting Charges in the Notice to Appear
    ++ Objections
    ++ Authentication of Documents and Responding to FDL Reports
    Don't wait to register. Wednesday, February 18th is the deadline!
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200905.shtm Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200905.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The H-1B Visa Program In An Economic Downturn
    Adam Ketcher writes "What must an H-1B employer do to properly
    wrap up the immigration end of this business relationship and
    what can the employee do to preserve his or her status?"
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0219-ketcher.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/Sub.aspx?MainIdx=ocyrus200591701543&SubIdx=ocyrus200612825533
    (b) Why Our Company Needs Immigrants
    Michael C. Maibach for the Foundation For Economic Education
    writes "No one country has a monopoly on brains. If we are to
    remain competitive, we must be free to choose among the best
    people available, wherever they might come from."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0219-maibach.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "New Homeland Security Secretary Janet
    Napolitano had an interview with NPR's Madeleine Brand where she
    discusses her priorities for DHS."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0219-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOS Cable On B-1 Visas For Missionaries
    This DOS cable discusses the B-1 visa as an option for religious
    missionaries.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0219-missionaries.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) CLE Immigration Event
    Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and
    AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
    exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
    year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
    respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
    chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
    current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
    opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors
    discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
    nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds.  This
    intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced
    practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro
    bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and
    have fun too. Early bird deadline is April 30th. For more info,
    including speakers, curriculum, and registration, see here.
    http://www.fedbar.org/immigration.html

    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
    industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
    to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
    arena as well as make a positive impact on individuals and their
    families' lives? If you do, come join us at Microsoft as a US
    Immigration Attorney. We are a diverse and global company that
    makes a significant positive impact on 600 million plus customers
    worldwide. The Microsoft Corporation Legal & Corporate Affairs
    Global Migration department plays an integral role in helping
    hiring managers and recruiters hire and on board the best and
    brightest. If you are ready to make a difference and learn and
    grow in the US Immigration arena, we offer an opportunity like no
    other. This position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6
    years experience in all NIV business visas, labor certifications,
    and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case
    management, customer facing, communication and writing skills
    required. Full relocation package offered. To view detailed job
    description and apply, see here.
    http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=B54F3F7B-A49E-47CB-90F7-C40C7AEB8481&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=Des

    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Beverly Hills, CA - Busy immigration law firm has immediate
    opening for experienced, hard-working and creative self-starter.
    Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
    environment where deadlines are critical, must be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have experience in handling
    nonimmigrant business and/or NIV visas and consular practice,
    PERM, family, removal proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit
    Court Appeals, and federal litigation. Must have following:
    demonstrate quick analytical ability and facility to articulate
    critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
    strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
    possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
    professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
    skills. Expected to do own legal research and writing and to be
    substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
    correspondence/pleadings. Occasional travel required; bilingual a
    plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
    reimbursement. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample (max.
    10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
    mailto:sirennesanchez@asherson.net.
    (d) Website Services
    Gain the competitive edge with your new website from INSZoom, the
    world's largest immigration software company. Choose from a range
    of template websites, complete with customized logos and images,
    60-70 pps. of professionally written immigration law content
    including news articles, processing dates, and priority times
    posted directly on your site. Our search engine optimization
    tools will increase your web traffic and prioritize your site in
    the major search engines. Our content management tool lets you
    update your site in real time. Customized intake sheets let you
    integrate your case management software directly into your site.
    Biweekly newsletters and email blast tools enable you to stay in
    constant touch with current clients and strengthen your potential
    client base. Build leads and maintain a professional presence at
    a reasonable cost with websites from INSZoom. Learn more online
    at http://www.inszoom.com/websites
    or contact a sales representative at (925) 244-0600 to start the
    process of launching your new website today.
    (e) Immigration Law Certificate
    Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies
    and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate
    Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This
    graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
    credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive
    understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding
    the status of immigrants in the US, including family and
    employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is
    designed for individuals working in law firms, companies,
    government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they
    interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a
    regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
    of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning
    this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more
    information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
    applications and to register, see here.
    http://www.sps.cuny.edu/programs/spscourses/programdescription.aspx?pid=17&sid=ILCP
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Tale Crosses Line Into Soap Opera
    The surprising success of "Crash" seems to have encouraged other
    filmmakers who yearn to make socially conscious ensemble movies.
    (b) Man Sentenced In NEPA Immigration Case
    A man who helped run a business that found illegal immigrants
    factory work throughout Northeast Pennsylvania will serve more
    than five years in prison.
    (c) Haiti Blocks US Deportations
    U.S. immigration authorities have ordered 30,000 Haitians to
    leave the country, but Haitian officials are refusing to issue
    the travel documents needed for the deportations.
    (d) Study Faults Local Immigration Enforcement
    A new report says that local immigration enforcement programs
    have "created a climate of racial profiling and community
    insecurity" in communities across North Carolina.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0219.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To feature
    your event in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm.
    (a) New Appointment
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that
    three immigration judges were sworn in today during an
    investiture ceremony at EOIR Headquarters in Falls Church, Va.
    Acting Chief Immigration Judge Thomas Snow administered the oath
    of office to Thomas W. Janas, Cleveland Immigration Court; John
    R. O'Malley, Kansas City Immigration Court; and Rene D. Mateo,
    Miami Immigration Court.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Some recent ID letters have argued that there is no racial
    discrimination in the US immigration system. The visa waiver
    program currently includes 35 countries. Three of them, Japan,
    South Korea and Brunei, are located in East Asia. All the rest
    are in Europe, except for Australia and New Zealand. Case closed.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                
    New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I share Gittelson's letter's (2/18/09 ID) frustration with
    writers to Immigration Daily who fail to articulate a solution
    other than "enforce existing laws" which clearly is not
    efffective or we wouldn't have 11-12 million people without
    authorization to be here. The name calling "open borders
    advocates" etc, doesn't support the arguments and it undermines
    the writers credibility. I as patriotic as my next door neighbor
    and would like to see sensible solutions that "do no harm". We
    are not in a state of anarchy nor is there an imminent threat of
    it. Our soverienty isn't undermined by individual migrant workers
    picking tomatoes.  Its odd an "conservative" response  to abandon
    the "small government" mantra to create a police state that will
    encroach on each and every one of our lives. Do we want to be
    randomly stopped by a government agent to "show my papers" at
    traffic stops in 287(g) cities?  The whole thing feels so "un-
    American".  In their punative zeal, how quickly we abandon the
    principle of punishing the "criminal" for a crime to now thinking
    up ever more engenious ways to penalize close relatives as well.
    Lest we forget these are "civil" administrative violations and
    most of the advocates are pushing for relief from draconian
    provisions of existing laws, not "amnesty". No one said there
    would be no punishment, just a movement for a system that
    recognizes the damage current law is inflicting on our citizens,
    communities and our economy.  Largely our discussions have been
    about nuclear family benefits or workers rights to fair
    treatment. I dare say from comments made here, many of those
    advocating for enforcement would sacrifice a real reduction in
    the number of illegals for the pleasure of watching Sherrif Joe
    parade people up and down the street.
    Sergi Sheplov
    (c) Dear Editor:
    What is it meant to be an American? What about nationhood? Yes,
    we're Americans, but does it mean we ignore the inconvenient
    truth that all immigration laws here and also in all developed
    nations are nothing but protectionism and apartheid policies to
    keep others to compete and "steal" jobs from whoever inside the
    "fences" ? How can we preach about our ideals and human rights to
    the world, while we deny many of their rights to pursue
    happiness, equal opportunities, liberty and prosperity while many
    of them have much more skills, education and qualification to
    earn much better? We, Americans are spoiled and selfish, pardon
    me to say this harsh truth, thinking that being Americans is such
    a previlege and an entitlement to automatic prosperity without
    earning it while many others living and working at the other
    parts of this planet must be happy to earn a fraction of we get
    here while they work harder and they posses better skills and
    education than us.  We, Americans must learn many other
    languages, master more skills, get serious in schools not
    partying all night then we can justify why we must earn $ 100 K a
    year salary or income. Today, we have telepresence, telemedicine,
    telesurgery, teleconference and rapid advance internet technology
    that really make immigration restriction obsolete. With sky high
    debt and deficit, foreigners will say enough is enough to hold
    our debt and start dumping our US dollar, and they'll surely say
    the free "buffet" and party for Americans is over. Yes, it's
    scary, but this time is not for whining but working and learning
    harder.
    Robert Yang
    _________________________________________________________________
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  2. Feb 18 - Make Sure You Get It

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 18, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Make Sure You Get It
    2.  Focus: Deadline For Removal For Experts Is Wednesday, Feb
    18th
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Three Basic Tips To Help Law Students Transition From
        Wallflowers To Networkers Extraordinaire by Paramjit L. Mahli
        (b) 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
        (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ram Shriram, Tapan Thakur, and
        Jin Kyu Robertson by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) CRS Report On Worksite Enforcement
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Translation Services
        (c) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Rahm's Immigration Turnabout
        (b) Thirty-thousand Haitians Ordered To Leave US
        (c) Four More Expected To Plea Guilty In Immigration Case
        (d) Paths To American Dream Converge In Immigration Court
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Denton, TX
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Justin G. Randolph, Esq.
        (b) Trivikram Krishnamurthy
        (c) Robert Yang
        (d) Robert Gittelson
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0218.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Make Sure You Get It
    Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are combating spam through a
    variety of filters and blocking software to trap emails before
    they even reach one's email inbox. The upshot is that many ISPs
    are incorrectly categorizing legitimate email as undesired and
    preventing these emails from ever reaching your inbox. If you are
    experiencing email delivery issues, your ISP may have blocked
    Immigration Daily delivery. To reduce the chances of this
    happening to you in the future, please add Immigration Daily
    (editor@ilw.com) to your email program contact list, mark the
    email as "not junk" or add it to your "white list"--whichever is
    applicable. This lets your ISP know that you want the email
    delivered and reduces the chance of it being blocked. In spite of
    this, If you do not receive your Immigration Daily issue anytime,
    please contact the customer service of your ISP to report the
    problem and let us know of the problem by writing to
    webmaster@ilw.com.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Deadline For Removal For Experts Is Wednesday, Feb 18th
    Wednesday, Feb 18th is the deadline for "Removal For Experts" a
    3-part telephone seminar series, the curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on February 19: Right to Counsel in Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Statute/regulations explaining the right to representation in
    removal proceedings
    ++ EOIR attorney disciplinary regulations
    ++ Lozada vs. Compean
    SECOND Phone Session on March 19: The Changing Definition of
    Crimes of Moral Turpitude
    ++ The Categorical and Modified Categorical Approaches
    ++ BIA Case Law with a Focus on Matter of Silva-Trevino
    ++ Federal Circuit Court Case Law
    THIRD Phone Session on April 16: Litigation Tactics in Removal
    Proceedings
    ++ Motions to Continue, Administratively Close or Terminate
    ++ Motions to Change Venue
    ++ Motions to Suppress
    ++ Discovery
    ++ Contesting Charges in the Notice to Appear
    ++ Objections
    ++ Authentication of Documents and Responding to FDL Reports
    Don't wait to register. Wednesday, February 18th is the deadline!
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see: Online:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200905.shtm Fax form:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200905.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Three Basic Tips To Help Law Students Transition From
    Wallflowers To Networkers Extraordinaire
    Paramjit L. Mahli writes "In today's fast-paced, global
    technological environment, law schools and students must realize
    that leaving law school with a good law degree is no longer
    enough to ensure professional success."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-mahli.shtm
    http://www.suncommunicationsgroup.com/
    (b) Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name: Inside the
    Green Card Marriage Phenomenon
    David Seminara for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "Are
    Americans the most beautiful, charming, and seductive people on
    the planet or are we in demand as marriage partners by those in
    the developing world in part because marrying a U.S. citizen is
    the quickest and easiest path toward becoming an American lawful
    permanent resident (LPR, also called having a "green card")?"
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-seminara.shtm
    http://www.cis.org/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ram Shriram, Tapan Thakur, and Jin
    Kyu Robertson
    Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CRS Report On Worksite Enforcement
    The Congressional Research Service released a report on
    performance measures for immigration-related worksite
    enforcement.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0218-crs.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Beverly Hills, CA - Busy immigration law firm has immediate
    opening for experienced, hard-working and creative self-starter.
    Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
    environment where deadlines are critical, must be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have experience in handling
    nonimmigrant business and/or NIV visas and consular practice,
    PERM, family, removal proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit
    Court Appeals, and federal litigation. Must have following:
    demonstrate quick analytical ability and facility to articulate
    critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
    strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
    possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
    professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
    skills. Expected to do own legal research and writing and to be
    substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
    correspondence/pleadings. Occasional travel required; bilingual a
    plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
    reimbursement. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample (max.
    10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
    mailto:sirennesanchez@asherson.net.
    (b) Translation Services
    Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
    attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
    personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
    letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
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    (c) Case Management Technology
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Rahm's Immigration Turnabout
    It was not so long ago that Rahm Emanuel was on the House
    Democratic leadership team and being accused of throwing
    immigrants "under the bus" for the sake of strengthening
    Democrats' power in the House.
    (b) Thirty-thousand Haitians Ordered To Leave US
    U.S. immigration authorities say they've ordered 30,000 Haitians
    to leave the country.
    (c) Four More Expected To Plea Guilty In Immigration Case
    Lawyers expect plea agreements in the cases of four defendants
    who still face criminal charges from the federal immigration raid
    at the BP Whiting Refinery in December.
    (d) Paths To American Dream Converge In Immigration Court
    Each of 26 immigration judges presides over a tiny courtroom,
    with room for just a dozen or so spectators. On average, each
    judge hears more than 1,000 cases a year.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0218.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
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    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
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    (a) Immigration Event - Denton, TX
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    conference on immigration that will bring together nationally
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    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Mr. Murray's letter (2/13/09 ID), in response to a letter by Ms.
    Krishnamurthy (02/12/09 ID), makes the statement that the quota
    system is not discriminatory because it allocates the same number
    of visas to everyone regardless of national origin. However, a
    "per country limit"  which says we don't want too many of X to
    come here is discriminatory, if not on its face, through its
    effect. A person may agree with this discrimination but that's
    exactly what it is. It's not a surprise that immigration law is
    discriminatory as throughout its history it has been used by
    racists to restrict groups that were deemed "unworthy". Any doubt
    about this shows a basic ignorance of the history and the law.
    Furthermore, Mr. Murray's letter states that Ms. Krishnamurthy's
    letter  is attempting to "muzzle" the free speech rights of
    Americans as guaranteed by the First Amendment when her letter
    states that whether or not the American immigration system is
    welcoming is an opinion best left to those who actually go
    through it. This statement is nonsensical as the First Amendment
    is about the government restricting free speech rights. This
    comment shows a basic ignorance of our Constitution. Though Mr.
    Murray's letter is entitled to its opinion about whether or not
    our system is welcoming (it's not according to my clients who
    have to suffer through it) the letter writer is clearly not best
    position to make this assessment and neither are most Americans.
    As far as not allowing those who would immigrate to the US a
    voice about how to reform the system because of their prejudices
    and self-serving opinions I would add that Americans with
    prejudices and self-serving opinions on the matter should be
    excluded from the discussion as well.
    Justin G. Randolph, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's letter (02/13/09 ID) asserts that my letter
    misrepresented INA 202(a)(2) in claiming that it is
    discriminatory. It is ironic that his letter quotes the preceding
    section, 202(a)(1), to refute my letter's claim. That section in
    fact owns up to discrimination in the INA. I remember the first
    time I read 202(a)(1) because I chuckled to myself when I read
    the following sentence (the first part of which Mr Murray's
    letter conveniently left out in his letter): "Except as
    specifically provided in paragraph (2) and in sections 101(a)(27)
    , 201(b)(2)(A)(i) , and 203, no person shall receive any
    preference or priority or be discriminated against in the
    issuance of an immigrant visa because of the person's race, sex,
    nationality, place of birth, or place of residence".
    Discrimination in the INA is not a matter of interpretation, it
    is enshrined in that very act as you can see. It is not everyday
    that you see the text of a discriminatory law admitting to the
    discrimination as if to say "that's the way it is, deal with
    it.". That said, I am surprised and sorry that my letter offended
    anyone. I would have been happy to engage in a discussion on per-
    country limits on immigrant visas. But I have always believed
    that when discourse degenerates into an argument on First
    Amendment rights, it has probably lost its value.
    Trivikram Krishnamurthy  Sunnyvale, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Our constitution recognizes that all human beings are created
    equally, the Bible shows us that Jesus and all ancient Israelis'
    patriarchs were once refugees and immigrants themselves in
    foreign lands and teaches us to be Good Samaritans and sharing
    and loving unconditionally. Yes, I am a humanist and a globalist
    who believe that humanity must tear down the walls of apartheid,
    injustice, selfishness, greed and ignorance, not a selfish
    "faithful conservative" believer who cherry pick verses to
    justify their hypocrisies. Still, none here dare enough to answer
    my valid question about what rights given to them to establish
    labor, goods and services monopolies, to limit competition and
    choices on the market on goods and services and what rights also
    to give them rights to complaint about OPEC monopoly and
    manipulation on oil prices or other nations imposing trade
    barriers on US products and services or cable service monopoly
    with their jacked up price in their own towns. We must abolish
    welfare state, restore the integrity on Wall St. as a place where
    investors really want to invest in companies not trying to be
    speculators and treat it as a huge casino, and we must guarantee
    freedom of movement worldwide of self sufficient, skilled human
    beings who would like to trade the fruits of their labor, goods
    and services to highest bidders and buyers, without those losers
    trying to impose restrictions to discourage competition, and we
    should held our politicians and governments worldwide accountable
    if they don't protect the value of currencies, print money and
    spend recklessly and creating inflation everywhere and eating up
    our savings and prosperity.
    Robert Yang
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Jim Roberts's letter (ID 2/16/09), ends with the phrase, "Oh, I
    see, said the blind man." In terms of Jim Roberts letters that
    revolve around the theme of Restrictionism, perhaps a more
    appropriate phrase would be, "Oh, I see what I want to see," said
    the man wearing blinders. These blinders prevent one from seeing
    that at one time, everyone in this country, citizen or not, has
    an ethnic background, even if that ethnicity is Anglo-Saxon. I
    find the generalization of calling citizen members of any ethnic
    class less "American" to be offensive and xenophopic. I find that
    when the letter states that, "R. Yang and others claim to be
    Americans, but have globalist views which precludes nationhood,"
    I can't help but feel that the letter has an intolerant view of
    the constitutional rights of Americans that don't march in lock
    step with the letter's narrowminded views of how "Americans" are
    supposed to think. His letters advocate that we simply ignore the
    causes, and by enforcing the laws already on the books, then the
    "solution" will correct itself. This narrow minded "blinders"
    mentality is ludicrous, as it doesn't so much address the causes,
    and attempt to find workable solutions, as it does to sweep the
    problem under the rug, and who cares if we tear apart families,
    destroy lives, and devastate our own fragile economy? I honestly
    don't have a problem with the fact that the letters of Jim
    Roberts have a fundamentally different viewpoint as to what is
    best for this country. However, I have a huge problem with the
    fact that the letters assume a "holyer than thou" stance the
    precludes the chance that the letter might be wrong - or that
    people with other opinions might be just as American as the
    letter's author.
    Robert Gittelson
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  3. Feb 17 - NumbersUSA Helps Immigration Lawyers

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    February 17, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: NumbersUSA Helps Immigration Lawyers
    2.  Focus: Deadline For Preparation of the PERM Application Is
        Tuesday, Feb 17th
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Belarus Religious Persecution Cases In The Circuit Courts
        Of Appeals - Case Study by Alex Berd and Patrick Klauss
        (b) Obama's Homeland Security Selection Viewed As Focused On
        Immigration by Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for the
        Migration Policy Institute
        (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
    4.  News:
        (a) DOJ Announces MultiState Arrests For Visa Fraud
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Expert Witness Services
        (c) Credential Evaluation
        (d) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) On Angel Island, The Walls Really Talk
        (b) Napolitano: As Recession Deepens, Illegal Immigration
        From Mexico Declines
        (c) How Would Lincoln Vote Today?
        (d) Immigration Fight Simmered During Stimulus Negotiations
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Attorney- Skokie, IL
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Gladys C. Farris
        (d) Joan
        (e) Jim Roberts
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    1.  COMMENT
    NumbersUSA Helps Immigration Lawyers
    To qualify for the OPT STEM extension, F1s need to seek jobs only
    at employers using E-Verify. Unfortunately, DHS does not provide
    a searchable database for this, and often the immigrant student
    reaches out for help to immigration counsel to find such
    employers. Fear not, the anti-immigrant NumbersUSA comes to the
    rescue! NumbersUSA has a searchable database of about two-thirds
    of E-Verify employers, conveniently searchable by location and
    business type for F1 students. This gem is at:
    http://www.smartbusinesspractices.com/pilot/
    This is a unique example of an enforcement-related resource being
    useful for benefits purposes.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Deadline For Preparation of the PERM Application Is Tuesday, Feb 17th
    Tuesday, Feb 17th is the deadline for the Wednesday, Feb 18th
    phone session of the telephone seminar series "PERM For
    Beginners" with discussion leader Sofia Zneimer. The curriculum
    for the session on " Preparation of the PERM Application" is as
    follows:
    ++ Employer registration and attorney sub-account
    ++ Prevailing Wage
    ++ Recruitment Plan
    ++ Job Order
    ++ Mandatory Printed Ads - elements, placement, considerations
    ++ Additional steps for professional jobs - what is a professional
    job anyway?
    ++ Recruitment Report - elements and considerations
    ++ Qualified US workers
    ++ Audit preparedness
    ++ Discussion of best practices to manage the process
    ++ Schedule A and Special Handling  
    The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 17th. For more info,
    including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
    information, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200902.shtm. Fax version:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200902.pdf.
     _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Belarus Religious Persecution Cases In The Circuit Courts Of
    Appeals - Case Study
    Alex Berd and Patrick Klauss write "As discussed above, many of
    these cases turn on the court's determination whether the facts
    support a finding of persecution, rather than mere harassment."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0217-berd.shtm
    http://www.berdklauss.com/
    (b) Obama's Homeland Security Selection Viewed As Focused On
    Immigration
    Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for the Migration Policy
    Institute write "President-elect Barack Obama's selection of
    Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as the next secretary of
    homeland security signals his willingness to make immigration
    policy concerns a high priority."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0217-chishti.shtm
    http://www.migrationpolicy.org/
    (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "The bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's
    birth is a fitting moment to ponder the state of our fractious
    and fractured nation of immigrants."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0217-paparelli.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/angelopaparelli/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOJ Announces MultiState Arrests For Visa Fraud
    The Department of Justice announced the arrest of 11 individuals
    as part of an investigation into suspected visa and mail fraud.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0217-fraud.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) On Angel Island, The Walls Really Talk
    Desperate demands in Japanese: "Get me out of here fast."
    Impatient orders in German: "Close the doors. There's a draft." A
    simple tally in Gurmukhi, a script used by Sikhs: "100 days. Tara
    Singh." Carved birds and a shrine to good fortune, with a
    butterfly and a basket.
    (b) Napolitano: As Recession Deepens, Illegal Immigration From
    Mexico Declines
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the department
    has seen a "significant decrease" in the number of illegal
    immigrants crossing over from Mexico because there are fewer
    available jobs in the United States.
    (c) How Would Lincoln Vote Today?
    But Lincoln's dismissal of prejudice against Irish and German
    Catholics naturally leads to dismissal of all arguments about
    immigration based in bigotry.
    (d) Immigration Fight Simmered During Stimulus Negotiations
    Although preliminary indications are that the requirement did not
    make it into the final version, the battle over E-Verify is far
    from over.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0217.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
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    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.
    (a) New Attorney- Skokie, IL
    Immigration Law Associates, P.C. is pleased to welcome Matthew I.
    Bernstein as a Senior Associate Attorney. Matt joins us from
    Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, where he was a professor
    and practiced immigration and nationality law. He not only brings
    years of knowledge regarding a full spectrum of immigration law
    issues, but also his extensive deportation and removal experience
    to our team. Matt is licensed to practice in Illinois and is a
    member of AILA.  www.immig-chicago.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Roger Algase's (02/12/09 ID) letter alleges that we would never
    treat immigrants "from North of here" as harshly as those from
    "south of here" in the context of the immigrant being the clearly
    American family's primary breadwinner. Nonsense. We deported
    British and Canadian spouses who had homes here in the USA after
    9-11. We even deported blonde Germans and people who spoke with a
    brogue. I do not like the policy, and some of those voting for
    that sort of thing surely are motivated by the racism Mr.
    Algase's letter describes everywhere, but the cheap shot is
    factually untrue. As for the rest of the letter to the Editor, I
    agree with it, except that place of origin is actually a pretty
    good predictor of success here, though that success rate changes
    over time. For example, British doctors, even if ethnically
    Mongol, Somali or Pakistani, probably assimilate better here than
    Mongol, Somali or Pakistani doctors coming straight from the
    mother country. Cantonese, Armenians and Basques seem to do
    particularly well in the USA (pace Mr. Yang) so I'm not asserting
    some sort of racial stalking horse, just arguing that nation of
    origin and culture are worth taking a look at in future
    immigration reforms, especially if the recent performance of
    immigrants from various locations is factored into future quotas
    from particular countries or categories (say, Iranian Jews and
    Bahais, unquestionably above par performers as a group).
    Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Robert Yang's letter (02/13/09 ID) once again drones on about the
    global economy, world wide competition, labor monopolies and
    consumers' rights to shop for better deals, criticizing Americans
    for not understanding. Alright, already, move on. While Mr.
    Yang's letters may make some points, they were made long ago.
    Rehashing those a hundred different times offers no suggestion as
    to how to reform our immigration system. How can US immigration
    laws be written to achieve the type of globalization his letters
    advocate? I agree with Mr. Yang's letters that legitimate
    business travelers and tourists should more easily be allowed
    entry into the US, and that visas are often arbitrarily denied to
    Chinese. This policy should change in a global economy. Mr.
    Yang's letter claims that, "Brazilians fingerprint and photograph
    only American visitors and require Americans to obtain visas and
    pay $100 fee to get one, so do Chinese." Not true. Americans pay
    $130 for a Brazilian visa; the same as Brazilians pay for a US
    visa, under the legal doctrine of reciprocity. Likewise do
    Chinese. The Brazilian Consulate's web page makes no mention of
    fingerprinting. Since a visa application can be filed other than
    in person, for a $20 extra fee, this does not seem likely. I was
    not fingerprinted when I applied for my Chinese visa. If
    interpretation of law is incorrect, or if facts are wrongly
    stated, it is impossible to maintain credibility. In past weeks,
    there have been far too many misinterpretations of law and too
    many incorrect facts bandied about in Letters to the Editor.
    Let's get the facts and the interpretation of law right, or
    remain silent. I hear my nanny calling, telling me to get to work
    solving my clients' immigration problems, listening carefully to
    the facts and correctly applying the law.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Why remit any correspondence to a Congressman or Senator when as
    I see it there seem no impact to this telephones calls,
    correspondence or e-mail what the public needs to do is those who
    can vote start deleting the congress of whoever has been there
    more than two terms and the Senate at least one term and put
    another face in the podium.  If this is done a few times I bet
    the congress people and senate people will listen.
    Gladys C. Farris
    (d) Dear Editor:
    A 2002 issue of Immigration Daily included a list of countries
    that were recognized for extended validity on their passports
    (the 6-month rule). I was on ILW.COM trying to find an updated
    version but couldn't.
    Joan  Stony Brook, NY
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    (e) Dear Editor:
    H. Prchal's (02/12/09 ID) letter deserves a response. My letters
    do not believe it is "acrimony to no purpose" to question the
    "allegiance" of those who , sincere or not, advocate such
    policies as open borders, birthright citizenship for illegals,
    visa waivers or CIR. It is the opinion of restrictionists that
    these views which result in excessive entry, weakened security
    and cheapened citizenship are harmful to US, whether made
    oblivious to the harm or in full awareness, the damage is still
    done. We are not only entitled to such views, but believe that
    they are the correct ones. The Constitution, similarly, is a
    document that attempts to limit government to increase liberty
    and to benefit society.  We observe that deviating from this
    limited standard (such as the 1986 amnesty), tolerating visa
    fraud, lax border security or even excessive legal entry results
    in a diluted, chaotic society as does straying from the
    Constitution, bail-outs, wars, fiat money, etc. We observe that
    citizens with strong ethnic backgrounds often show little or
    divided allegiance to US which is why entry has to be limited and
    enforced. R. Yang and others claim to be Americans, but have
    globalist views which precludes nationhood. It is not necessary
    to sacrifice America to compete or to abandon or minimize entry
    enforcement as the letters of M. Freedman and R. Algase would
    have us do because there are sad stories here and elsewhere. If
    one is suffering and even dying of cancer or sees the ship
    sinking, it is not "acrimony to no purpose" to attempt to address
    the causes to correct the situation, it is moral concern with a
    purpose.  This is not "confusing its own politics with
    fundamental American values", rather it is supporting and
    honoring them.  "Oh, I see", said the blind man.
    Jim Roberts
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  4. Feb 13 - Executive Improvements

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    February 13, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Executive Improvements
    2.  Focus: Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For
        Winning Cases
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Building New Immigration And Migration Policies For A New
        Era  by Oscar Chacon and Amy Shannon
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Junot Diaz of Dominican Republic,
        Joseph Pulitzer of Hungary, and Enrico Fermi of Italy by
        Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) Snow Memo On Classified Information In Immigration Court
        Proceedings
        (b) Snow Memo On Protective Orders And Sealing Of Records
        (c) USCIS Fact Sheet On Iraqi Refugee Processing
        (d) USCIS Announcement On Status Of Cambodian Adoptions
    5.  Classifieds:
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        (b) J-1 Visa Program
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    6.  Headlines:
        (a) In Enforcement Era, Communities Prepare For Raids
        (b) US Religious Leaders Demand Humane Immigration Reform
        (c) Lawyer Is Convicted Of Fabricating Asylum Files
        (d)
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Appointment
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Robert Yang
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    1.  COMMENT
    Executive Improvements
    The Migration Policy Institute released a report offering 36
    recommendations for improvements to the immigration system that
    the executive branch can accomplish as they do not require any
    congressional action.   The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/washington/12immig.html
    reports "An immigration policy group said Wednesday that the
    Department of Homeland Security's immigration mission has been
    undermined by wasteful spending along the southern border, law
    enforcement efforts that focused on snaring illegal workers
    rather than high-risk criminals, and an often hostile bureaucracy
    that discourages people eligible for legal entry from playing by
    the rules."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    2.  FOCUS
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    ++Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
    ++Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal
    Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
    ++Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In
    Removal  Proceedings
    ++Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Building New Immigration And Migration Policies For A New Era
    Oscar Chacon and Amy Shannon write "The best way to bring
    equilibrium between economic demands for foreign-born workers and
    legitimate demands for a better quality of life for people in the
    United States, will be to tackle migration in a two-pronged
    manner."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0213-chacon.shtm
    http://www.policyinnovations.org/innovators/people/data/07448
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "The March
    Visa Bulletin has just been released. There has been no
    significant improvement in the EB3 retrogression."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0213-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Junot Diaz of Dominican Republic,
    Joseph Pulitzer of Hungary, and Enrico Fermi of Italy
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0213-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Snow Memo On Classified Information In Immigration Court
    Proceedings
    Thomas Snow, Acting Chief Immigration Judge, EOIR, issued an
    Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) providing
    guidance on
    proper handling of classified information in Immigration Court
    proceedings and within the
    Immigration Courts.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-classified.pdf
    (b) Snow Memo On Protective Orders And Sealing Of Records
    Thomas Snow, Acting Chief Immigration Judge, EOIR, issued an
    Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) providing
    guidance regarding
    issuance of protective orders and sealing of records in
    immigration proceedings.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-protective.pdf
    (c) USCIS Fact Sheet On Iraqi Refugee Processing
    USCIS released a fact sheet on Iraqi refugee processing.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-iraq.pdf
    (d) USCIS Announcement On Status Of Cambodian Adoptions
    USCIS announced that it continues to be unable to approve any
    Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative,
    filed for a child to be adopted from Cambodia, and that it is
    also unable to approve any Form I-800, Petition to Classify
    Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, filed for a child to
    be adopted from Cambodia at this time.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-cambodia.pdf
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) In Enforcement Era, Communities Prepare For Raids
    The training isn't aimed at helping anyone thwart arrest, but
    rather what to do to prepare, from having identifying documents
    readily accessible to understanding the legal process once
    detained.
    (b) US Religious Leaders Demand Humane Immigration Reform
    U.S. religious leaders and members of Congress on Wednesday
    announced a campaign supported by hundreds of religious
    organizations around the country to ask the new administration
    this year to get started on a "humane reform" of the country's
    immigration policy.
    (c) Lawyer Is Convicted Of Fabricating Asylum Files
    A Silver Spring lawyer was convicted in federal court yesterday
    on charges of fabricating asylum applications for immigrants
    trying to stay in the United States.
    (d) Attorneys Needed To Help Respond To Immigration Raids
    A new partnership in San Francisco is setting up a rapid response
    network of immigration attorneys to help immigrants in that
    situation.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0213.shtm#Headlines
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    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
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    (a) New Appointment
    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her appointment of Dora
    Schriro as her Special Advisor on Immigration and Customs
    Enforcement (ICE) and Detention & Removal. This new position is
    created to focus exclusively on the significant growth in
    immigration detention over the last five years, and to focus on
    the arrest priorities at ICE. For more info see:
    http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1233777219314.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Maura Freedman's letter (02/12/09 ID) describes the hardships and
    suffering of a family made up entirely of US citizens living here
    after the father and breadwinner, an EWI, was deported back to
    his native country somewhere "south of here". There must be
    millions of similar cases. No one seriously believes that we
    would have such harsh laws, breaking up the families of millions
    of US citizens, if the offending EWI non-citizens came from
    "north of here" instead. Nor does anyone think for a moment that
    more than sixty people (or is it now more than eighty? - I have
    lost track) would have died from medical neglect in immigration
    jails, some of them suffering from untreated cancer or other
    deadly and painful diseases, if they had come from "north of
    here" instead of "south of here". In three simple words, Ms.
    Freedman's letter has summed up the root of almost everything
    that is wrong with our immigration system. Having said that,
    ranting against America in general, as in the case of RLM's
    letter (02/12/09 ID), is not exactly the way to bring about
    changes in our laws that anyone supporting immigrant rights would
    consider favorable. If Brazilian is beautiful, a statement that I
    would never disagree with, then the tone and the substance of
    RLM's letter do not seem to be very Brazilian. Despite my above
    comments about overly harsh enforcement, my letters should not be
    understood as being against all immigration enforcement or as
    stating that all illegal immigrants are welcome in the US. I am
    only suggesting that enforcement has to take reason, reality and
    humanity into account, instead of creating the appearance of
    being based, at least in part, on ethnicity or place of origin.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                
    New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Contrary to the opinion expressed in Trivikram Krishnamurthy's
    letter  (02/11/09 ID), INA 202(a)(2) does not discriminate
    against citizens from any country. The letter is misinterpreting
    that code section. In fact, the preceding code section, INA
    202(a)(1), specifically prohibits discrimination in the issuance
    of an immigrant visa because of the person's race, sex,
    nationality, place of birth, or place of residence. The limits
    imposed by INA 202(a)(2) are even across the board for citizens
    of all countries. The only reason some countries are backed up on
    the Visa Bulletin is because while each country has an equal
    share in Visa Numbers, although each country is subject to the
    same numerical cap. Some countries are under-subscribed and
    others are over-subscribed, making the wait longer. The Visa
    Bulletin is a complex and incomprehensible jumble of a
    combination of mathematical formulas and witchcraft. Nobody can
    figure it out and we leave that to the US Department of State,
    who is the keeper of the keys. I'm    particularly offended at
    Ms. Krishnamurthy's letter's position that only foreigners should
    be allowed to comment on how gracious and accepting the American
    immigration system is. As I said previously, Americans understand
    the system is broken, but how it is broken may differ from the
    opinions of foreigners. It is up to Americans to fix the system
    without the prejudices and self-serving opinions of foreigners
    telling us how to do it, or telling us how we should or should
    not comment on it. Opinions are fine, but misinterpreting the law
    and attempting to muzzle a US citizen's First Amendment rights
    show either a basic ignorance, contempt for America and its
    system of laws, or simply an irresponsible disregard of reality.
    I wonder, is that self-congratulatory enough?
    David D. Murray, Esq.                
    Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    The immigration debate here is about whether or not we can impose
    restrictions to discourage others to compete with us, while the
    very same standard wouldn't apply to our immigrant ancestors in
    the past or if we were in their same "shoes"? Or is it morally
    right and legal to establish labor and trade monopolies to
    satisfy the few while limiting consumers rights to shop for
    better deals for their money? Many Americans don't realize that
    our "blessings" are actually by the mercy of foreigners that fund
    our debts and consumerism and still have such a faith in our
    currency. Other nations must learn hard to balance their check
    books and listen to the IMF and World Bank to be bailed out from
    their economy crisis, but it won't happen to us who sit on 11
    trillion debt and counting. Our xenophobia has shut the golden
    door that bring wealthy foreigners who are tired of being
    insulted by so much harrasments and hassles to obtain visiting
    visas for genuine vacation and business purposes in our country
    to spend their money in Orlando or Las Vegas.Protectionism breed
    same or worse protectionism and retaliation. Brazilians finger
    print and photograph only American visitors and require Americans
    to obtain visas and pay $ 100 fee to get one, so do Chinese. It's
    time for us to end this endless childish debate and grow up as
    adults. We live in a global village and there are no guarantee
    that our life can be free of competition and pain and expect our
    government to be our nannies.
    Robert Yang
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  5. Feb 12 - ICE Air

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    February 12, 2009
    Items:
    1.  Comment: ICE Air
    2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
        Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Matter Of Silva-Trevino: An Update On Crimes Involving
        Moral Turpitude by Patricia S. Mann
        (b) What Is Seen And What Is Unseen: Government "Job
        Creation" by Larissa Price for the Foundation For Economic
        Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) Teufel Memo On DHS Privacy Policy On Non-U.S. Persons
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (c) Expert Witness Services
        (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Chained Immigrants On Parade
        (b) Texas Attorney Fights Illegal Immigration Rules
        (c) Some Places Revisit Immigration Laws
        (d) Think Tank Advises Obama On Immigration
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) Trivikram Krishnamurthy
        (c) Maura Freedman
        (d) Robert Yang
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    1.  COMMENT
    ICE Air
    The Chicago Tribune
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-deportees-09-feb09,0,7308231,full.story
    reports "This is U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's
    Flight Repatriate, a booming airline ferrying illegal immigrants
    out of the country.  Flying worldwide from O'Hare and 22 other
    airports, the so-called ICE Air planes transported more than
    367,000 illegal immigrants, including 11,500 from the Chicago
    area, out of the U.S. from October 2007 to October 2008--a 26
    percent increase over the previous fiscal year and 77 percent
    more than in 2006. "
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    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    S Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The Lawyer's
    Complete Guide
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Matter Of Silva-Trevino: An Update On Crimes Involving Moral
    Turpitude
    Patricia S. Mann writes "Unfortunately, the Attorney General's
    recent decision in Matter of Silva-Trevino threatens to
    dramatically increase the unfairness of the CIMT-based exclusion
    process."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0212-mann.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/Sub.aspx?MainIdx=ocyrus200591701543&SubIdx=ocyrus20071226102225
    (b) What Is Seen And What Is Unseen: Government "Job Creation"
    Larissa Price for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "Barack Obama and his advisers should take a lesson from history:
    the New Deal and its public-works projects were a disaster, and
    it would be remiss to think they should be given another try."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0212-price.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "The US House passed a bill that got little
    attention this week that was a step in the right direction."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0212-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) Teufel Memo On DHS Privacy Policy On Non-U.S. Persons
    Hugo Teufel III, Chief Privacy Officer, DHS sets forth the policy
    of the DHS Privacy Office regarding privacy protections afforded
    to non-U.S. persons for information collected, used, retained,
    and/or disseminated by the Department of Homeland Security in so-
    called "mixed systems."
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0212-teufel.pdf
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    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    Los Angeles, CA- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
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    limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to
    local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving
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    GS-13/14/15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation
    reimbursement available.
    (c) Expert Witness Services
    Muslim World Expert
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    Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on
    immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former
    Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court
    cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS
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    rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials
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    my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.
    (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and
    translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
    (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
    educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
    experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Chained Immigrants On Parade
    The media devoured a blatant and dehumanizing publicity stunt
    orchestrated by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
    (b) Texas Attorney Fights Illegal Immigration Rules
    Brewer said he knows cities across the nation continue watching
    the two-year legal battle unfold, especially those considering
    similar rules.
    (c) Some Places Revisit Immigration Laws
    Some states, cities and counties that plunged into the
    immigration debate are having second thoughts.
    (d) Think Tank Advises Obama On Immigration
    A non-partisan immigration think tank has offered the new
    president a roadmap to mend the country's dysfunctional
    immigration bureaucracy.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0212.shtm#Headlines
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    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
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    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    Temporary Workers and Innovation, or H-1Bs and the Supply Side of
    Ethnic Invention, Friday, February 13, 2009, 8:30-10:00 am,
    Georgetown University Law Center. Presenters:  William R. Kerr
    and Jacob Funk Kirkegaard. Sponsored by the Institute for the
    Study of International Migration.     For more info and to RSVP
    see here:
    http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=2156
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    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Jim Roberts's letter (02/11/09 ID) did well to admit Roger
    Algase's letter (02/09/09 ID) fessed up when shown to be wrong
    about the immigration code (I was impressed by the cite as well),
    and I appreciate the letter's attempt to elevate it's tone, but
    there are many Americans, clearly in the minority, but many who
    believe either that we need more immigration through legal
    channels (as I do) or that some sort of amnesty is a good idea
    and who believe this because they think it good for our nation. I
    even know libertarians who think the border ought to be
    completely uncontrolled who sincerely believe it is best for the
    nation. One great strength of America and Americans is its and
    our capacity to tolerate all sorts of kooky ideas without calling
    the allegiance of those that hold them into question. I think
    some of Mr. Robert's letter's criticism of Mr. Algase's letter's
    immigration preferences and focus on racism are spot on.   That
    said, it seems to me that in questioning where Mr. Freeman's
    letter's (02/09/09 ID)"moral allegiance" lies, Mr. Roberts'
    letter is confusing its own politics with fundamental American
    values. With many formerly hysterical elements of the left
    finally calm after winning an actual election, we on the right no
    longer need to respond to the tone of bygone days. Times are
    tough enough (especially in blue states) without our adding
    acrimony to no purpose.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I read David Murray's letter (02/11/09 ID) with mixed feelings.
    On the one hand, I absolutely do not condone the tone of the
    letter that the letter was responding to, and I too feel that
    RLM's letter (02/10/09 ID) was way over the top.   That said, I
    found David's letter a tad too self-congratulatory, and a tad too
    dismissive of the emotional roller coaster ride that many
    immigrants face. Surely one can't term the seriously
    unpredictable American immigration system as merely lacking in
    perfection. As for governmental discrimination, I wonder what the
    letter would have to say about INA 202(a)(2) that deals with the
    per-country cap on green cards, a clear case of governmental
    discrimination based on national origin.   The letter says "The
    US immigration system... is for Americans to fix, not
    foreigners". Fair enough. I for one, despite having spent the
    overwhelming majority of my adult life here in the US, legally,
    and despite having waited for close to a decade (and counting)
    for a green card, have never felt that it was my right to
    immigrate. But by the same token, dare I say -  how gracious and
    accepting the American immigration system is - that's for
    foreigners to comment on, not Americans.
    Trivikram Krishnamurthy                
    Sunnyvale, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I am tired of the birthright citizenship discussion. For the love
    of Mary let it rest. We have a family here that contains 4 US
    Citizen Children under 12 years old. The Wife is a US Citizen and
    her husband was an EWI from some country south of here. I am not
    sure if his ban is for 10 years or permanent.  Prior to his
    deportation the alien ran a business and was the sole income
    earner for this family. Now the family has lost their home, live
    with the USC elderly parents. To put icing on the cake the family
    and children lost health care benefits from the aliens company
    and with the loss of income now are on public assistance. We all
    can point fingers of blame but the Jeannes out of the bottle now
    and its not going back in. Now without calling me an anarchist or
    an open borders fanatic share with me "who" is being punished
    here and to what end is sticking with this tactic serving us as a
    society? Will putting these family members through deprivation
    and shaming them "deter" illegal aliens from coming here in the
    future? Is it a better outcome for us as a society for these kids
    to fold tent and go down south for family unity and return after
    18 years old, with substandard education and questionable loyalty
    to US? Does/should the USC Spouse right to family  unity carry
    any legal weight here? Forgive me for getting bored here but it
    seems there is a bit of a vaccuum in this discussion of a way to
    solve this because it is so obviously broken.
    Maura Freedman
    (d) Dear Editor:
    We, Americans can only blame ourselves on our situation today. We
    as individuals and a nation spend more than we make, we live in
    credit and never been wise on using our money. We let our war
    monger politicians to engage on costly wars to benefit their own
    inner circle buddies and special interests and yes until today
    our defense budget is about 1/3 of our annual budget and it's
    close to 1 trillion dollar! and nobody fuss about why we spend
    more than the next 10 other nations on this planet combined on
    war machines and trying to be the global bully. We are so
    ignorant to realize that Wall St. is nothing but a huge casino
    with scammers ready to take away our savings and investments. We
    buy houses that have been inflated over our head. So why all the
    scape goating now come into Diego or Jose the "illegal" then? We,
    Americans must learn from our own mistakes, learn new skills and
    languages to survive in the global economy and competition.
    Holding a US passport is not enough to justify good compensation
    in job. Many better qualified Russians, Brazilians, Indians or
    Chinese will be happy to work more for less be them in H1B visas
    or the jobs moved to those countries instead. This time of
    depression and recession is a good time to teach us good lesson
    in life, that we can't take things for granted just being
    Americans. Global competition is real and the way to show how
    good our work ethics is by working harder and giving less "sick"
    call offs from job for no reasons but out of selfish convenience
    and or laziness.
    Robert Yang
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