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  1. Mar 26 - Jailed Without Justice

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 26, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0326.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Jailed Without Justice
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Comparing E-2 and EB-5
        Investments
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Consular Practice: A Comprehensive View by Liam Schwartz,
        et al.
        (b) Perspective: The Markets Easy Touch by Joseph S. Fulda
        for the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Releases AILA Meeting QA
        (b) EOIR Issues OCAHO Fact Sheet
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) State School Board Bars Frederick Illegal Immigration
        Checks
        (b) Mexicans Praise US Border Security Measures
        (c) Cardinal Calls For End To Immigration Raids
        (d) Pros, Cons Of Immigration Enforcement Heard At Forum
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Ben Lowe, Esq.
        (b) Margaret Makar, Esq.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0326.shtm
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    1.  COMMENT
    Jailed Without Justice
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/25/MNAM16MA7P.DTL
    reports that Amnesty International published a report called
    "Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA" which
    raises concerns over due process and conditions of detention.
    "More than 400,000 people a year are detained by immigration
    officials in the United States - including undocumented
    immigrants, legal immigrants who run afoul of the law and asylum
    seekers who come fleeing persecution - but according to a report
    released today by Amnesty International, conditions are often
    deplorable and detainees are routinely denied due process. It's
    the second major human rights report in a week to indict the
    nation's immigration detention system."
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Comparing E-2 and EB-5 Investments
    Today is the the deadline for the Thursday, March 26th phone
    session of the seminar series "Investor Options For Beginners",
    the curriculum is as follows:
    ++ Amount of Investment
    ++ Type of Investment
    ++ Employment Creation
    ++ Source of Funds
    ++ Risk
    ++ Involvement of the Investor
    ++ Timing
    The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 25th. For more
    info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.shtm. Fax version:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.pdf.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Consular Practice: A Comprehensive View
    Liam Schwartz, et al. share the citations for a recently
    concluded seminar.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0326-citations.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/octoberA2008.shtm
    (b) Perspective: The Markets Easy Touch
    Joseph S. Fulda for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "America's infatuation with the idea that we can somehow reform
    government with the stroke of a pen ignores the role of
    incentives and disincentives in shaping behavior."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0326-fulda.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Senator Mel Martinez of Florida, one of the
    very small group of pro-immigration Republicans, is pressing the
    White House to get them moving on immigration reform."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0326-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Releases AILA Meeting QA
    USCIS released questions and answers from USCIS's meeting with
    AILA on March 19, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0326-uscis.pdf
    (b) EOIR Issues OCAHO Fact Sheet
    Executive Office for Immigration Review published a fact sheet on
    the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
    explaining types of OCAHO cases, and how OCAHO receives cases
    related to employer sanctions and document fraud.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0326-eoir.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
    supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) State School Board Bars Frederick Illegal Immigration Checks
    Frederick County public school students cannot be forced to
    disclose their citizenship status to county officials, the
    Maryland State Board of Education ruled Tuesday.
    (b) Mexicans Praise US Border Security Measures
    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's announcement
    Tuesday that nearly 500 agents and support personnel will be sent
    to the U.S.-Mexico border would once have drawn criticism in
    Mexico.
    (c) Cardinal Calls For End To Immigration Raids
    The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on
    Saturday called on the White House to end immigration raids that
    split up families.
    (d) Pros, Cons Of Immigration Enforcement Heard At Forum
    Feelings were mixed when about 30 people turned out in
    Lawrenceville Tuesday night to talk about Gwinnett County's
    implementation of a federal program aimed at illegal immigrants.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0326.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Book
    New World Women Workbook including Letters of Mexican village
    women to loved ones in the United States by Artesanas Campesinas,
    135 pp., Softcover, $9.77,
    http:artcamp.com.mx/new_world_mexican_women/
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Regarding the letter of Cornelius D. Scully (03/24/09 ID):
    Actually, I worked for the real Dick Scully in the visa office of
    old. Before e-mail and cheap international telephone calling
    arrived, there were a whole set of different visa brevity codes
    for use in cables -- greek letters for communications between
    posts (Visas Alpha was a request for any information another post
    had about an applicant, and the reply was usually Visas Delta, no
    derogatory information at post); animals for communications to
    the Department (Visas Bear was originally an advisory opinion
    request for a Soviet official); numbers for communications from
    the Department (e.g., Visas Ninety-two, which authorized refugee
    processing for the dependents of an alien who had been granted
    asylum).  It was actually all an effort to save money in telegram
    billing by consolidating words.  Similarly, you will still hear
    old conoffs (Consular officers) like me talk about Amcits
    (American citizens), Codels (Congressional delegations), and
    ALDACs (cables sent to all diplomatic And consular posts). At my
    last firm there were times that none of the other attorneys
    understood me at all. None of these were ever derogatory or
    complimentary -- they are just jargon adopted when every word
    cost money.
    Ben Lowe, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Since you feature in ID immigrants of the week:  There is a
    newspaper article "We Are All Immigrant" from the March 1 Denver
    Post regarding a Colorado man who records and airs on radio the
    stories of immigrants in an effort to rectify the negativity too
    often associated with the word "immigrant".  I found it very
    interesting what one determined citizen can do to improve the
    public impression.
    Margaret Makar, Esq.
    _________________________________________________________________
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  2. Mar 25 - Pass It On

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 25, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0325.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Pass It On
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Anticipating and Addressing the
        Government's Fraud Detection and Enforcement Strategies
    3.  Articles:
        (a) African Immigrants In The US by Aaron Terrazas for
        Migration Information Source
        (b) Ten Common Tax Return Errors Foreign Nationals Should
        Avoid by Paula N. Singer, Esq.
        (c) Improve Memory Power by Rita Martinez
    4.  News:
        (a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Suggestions On
        Schedule A Visa Processing
        (b) White House Extends Deferred Enforced Departure For
        Liberians Thru March 31, 2010
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) I-9 Audit Services
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (c) J-1 Visa Program
        (d) Website Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) A Boston Hearing For Obama's Aunt
        (b) Tancredo Invites Pelosi
        (c) Stories Of Deportation Find An Ear
        (d) Mexico Isn't a Failed State - Yet
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0325.shtm
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Pass It On
    If you find Immigration Daily a valuable resource, won't you
    please share it with your friends and colleagues? We thank you
    for it and they will too. To begin receiving your email version
    of Immigration Daily, simply submit your email address in the
    text box on our homepage.
    http://www.ilw.com
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For Anticipating and Addressing the
    Government's Fraud Detection and Enforcement Strategies
    Today is the the deadline for the Wednesday, March 25th phone
    session of the seminar series "Employer Sanctions For Experts",
    the curriculum is as follows:
    ++ The battle over Agency Policy:  USCIS Headquarters Versus the
    AAO and the Service Centers
    ++ Dealing with Extralegal Agency Initiatives:  The Rogue RFE and
    the Rewriting of Legislative History in H-1B and L-1 Cases
    ++ Constitutional, Statutory and Criminal Law Strategies for
    Raids, Lawsuits and Indictments
    ++ DOL H-1B Audit Defense:  Best Practices in an Era of
    Heightened Enforcement
    ++ Greeting the USCIS FDNS Field Examiner or Contractor at the
    Employer's Doorstep
    The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, March 24th. For more info,
    including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
    information, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.shtm. Fax version:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.pdf.
      _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) African Immigrants In The US
    Aaron Terrazas for Migration Information Source writes "The
    number of African immigrants in the United States grew 40-fold
    between 1960 and 2007, from 35,355 to 1.4 million. Most of this
    growth has taken place since 1990."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0325-terrazas.shtm
    http://www.migrationinformation.org/
    (b) Ten Common Tax Return Errors Foreign Nationals Should Avoid
    Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Many foreign nationals submit
    incorrect tax returns (or do not submit at all) because of lack
    of awareness of the different rules that can apply to foreign
    nationals' returns."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0325-singer.shtm
    http://www.windstar.com/
    (c) Improve Memory Power
    Rita Martinez writes "There are a variety of ways you can do this
    such as through mental exercise, physical training, and through
    supplementation (vitamins, minerals, and herbs)."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0325-martinez.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0325-martinez.shtm#bio
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Suggestions On
    Schedule A Visa Processing
    USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
    responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on improving the
    processing of "Schedule A" nurse visas.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0325-aytes.pdf
    (b) White House Extends Deferred Enforced Departure For Liberians
    Thru March 31, 2010
    The White House issued a memorandum to the DHS Secretary
    extending by one year the grant of Deferred Enforced Departure
    (DED) that expires on March 31, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0325-liberian.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) A Boston Hearing For Obama's Aunt
    Groups favoring restrictive immigration policies are apparently
    trying to make Obama's aunt, who faces a deportation hearing
    April 1, a test case.
    (b) Tancredo Invites Pelosi
    Former Congressman Tom Tancredo yesterday issued one of his first
    public statements since leaving office - and it's no surprise
    that the topic was immigration.
    (c) Stories Of Deportation Find An Ear
    Milwaukee is the 12th stop in five-week, 20-city listening tour
    led by U.S. Rep Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who said he wants
    others to hear the stories of what's happening to families and to
    influence President Barack Obama to bring about comprehensive
    immigration reform.
    (d) Mexico Isn't a Failed State - Yet
    The violence has already started to spill over the border, and
    it is only a matter of time before an American police officer or
    Border Patrol agent or judge is beheaded.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0325.shtm#Headlines
    ________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Book
    Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States:
    Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship  By Margarita
    Cervantes-Rodriguez, Ramon Grosfoguel, and Eric H Mielants,
    Temple University Press, 270 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 159213954X,
    $59.50, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/159213954X/.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Cornelius D. Scully's letter (03/24/09 ID) is correct about 9 FAM
    Appendix E 300 defining certain often used terms. Thank you, Mr.
    Scully for this enlightenment. As usual with government acrynms
    and tags, they can be quite humorous. The Appendix defines:
    "donkey: The post requests a security advisory opinion in a case
    involving an application for a visa for nonofficial travel, in
    accordance with classified and unclassified clearance
    instructions . .. . 1A visas donkey cable is mandatory for all
    applicants bearing passports of, or employed by states designated
    as State Sponsors of Terrorism . . .." Presently, there are five
    countries on the Department's list of State Sponsors of
    Terrorism: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria. So don't get on your
    high "horse" about donkeys. In fact, besides donkeys, there other
    interesting definitions found in the appendix, including horse,
    bear, clok, eagle, frog, giraffe, mantis and viper. It appears
    from the definition of donkey that, currently, only aliens from
    certain named states designated as State Sponsors of Terrorism or
    those from countries subject to certain other regulations will be
    called donkeys, so perhaps that's ok. At least in the case of the
    suspected terrorists, it may be better than calling them other
    names that in fact may be more descriptively appropriate, but
    definitely politically incorrect.  However, what is clear here is
    that they are not calling the aliens donkeys and the term donkey
    is not a derogatory term for visa applicants. Roy Lawson's letter
    (03/24/2009 ID) appears to take the position that the purpose of
    the H-1B is to provide a grooming ground for future citizens. Not
    so. Altruism has nothing to do with employer needs. H-1B's are
    here to serve society by providing professional labor, at
    prevailing wage rates, to employers who have a need for the
    applicant's services - no more, no less.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    _________________________________________________________________
    The first daily in the field of immigration. Forward this to a
    colleague!
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  3. Mar 24 - Immigration Service Providers

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 24, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0324.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Immigration Service Providers
    2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book Table Of Contents
    3.  Articles:
        (a) How To Protect Yourself From Becoming A Victim Of
        Immigration Fraud by Sardar Durrani, Esq.
        (b) Obama Administration Signals It May Review A Number Of
        Bush Immigration Policies by Muzaffar Chishti and Claire
        Bergeron for the Migration Policy Institute
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) DOJ Announces Cleveland Immigration Court To Oversee
        Control Of All Ohio Cases
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) CLE Immigration Event
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) E-Verify Program Staying In Place - For Now
        (b) Immigration Reform One Priority Among Many For Obama
        (c) Obama And Immigration Reform
        (d) Legal Groups Call for End To 'Ideological Exclusion' Of
        Scholars, Others Denied Visas
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roy Lawson
        (b) Cornelius D. Scully
        (c) Gladys C. Farris
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    1.  COMMENT
    Immigration Service Providers
    As a recent law.com news story
    http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202429097483
    attests, the downturn in the economy has affected many in the
    immigration field, attorneys as well as the companies providing
    services to lawyers. Many service providers (for case management
    software, credential evaluation, translation, labor certification
    advertising, expert witness testimony, etc...) know that it is a
    good idea to be in the minds of lawyers at the exact time their
    services/products are needed. Now that AILA's Immigraton Law
    Today (formerly known as AILA Monthly Mailing) has suspended
    publication, Immigration Daily is the only industry alternative
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    ++Immigration Daily reaches 36,000 immigration law professionals
    via the web, by email, and in our archives
    ++Flexible advertising options are offered: 3-month and 1-year
    We are confident that if you want the immigration bar to learn
    about your product/service, Immigration Daily is the venue to
    do so. But don't just trust us, ask your current customers.
    And if you are still not sure, become an Immigration Daily
    subscriber simply by entering your email address on our
    homepage and see for yourself.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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    2.  FOCUS
    The Consular Posts Book Table Of Contents
    The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" which is
    currently being finalized for printing is as follows:
    Preface
    ++Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and DHS Cost-cutting:
    But, Not Very Comprehensive Reform and Selective Cutting of
    Enforcement Budgets
    ++Post-FISA Surveillance:  When Your Client Calls From Overseas,
    Uncle Sam Is On The Line.
    ++The NAFTA Super-Highway Meets a Roadblock
    ++Shift to Interior Enforcement - Mandatory e-Verify
    ++H-1B and L-1 Programs Under Siege
    ++Release from Detention for CIR-eligible Aliens
    ++The Bottom-Line Calculus in Business Immigration and Free Trade
    Policy:
    ++He Votes - US Worker Considerations
    ++But, His Lobbyists Are More Expensive - Global Capital
    Interests
    ++A Trumps B, for Now
    ++Obama: Changes to H-1B Seen as Part of Comprehensive
    Immigration Reform
    ++Congress:  Revolt Against Off-Shoring
    ++WTO/GATT/GATS Reconsidered
    ++Will the "GATS Visa" Replace H-1B?
    Chapter 1.A - Who You're Dealing with: DOS Jurisdiction
    ++Prominent Lawyers Prosecuted for Money Laundering and
    Obstruction
    ++FBI/DHS Task Force Sting Operation Nets a Leader of the
    Criminal Bar
    ++The Loss of Attorney-Client Privilege in International
    Representation
    ++NEW FISA: H.R. 6304 Blanket Authorizations for Surveillance of
    International Communications
    ++Section 1801(h) - "Minimization" and exception for "evidence of
    a crime" Illustration 1.1 - New FISA
    ++Sec. 1806 - The Minimization Loophole
    ++The al-Haramain Case - Targeted Surveillance of Attorney-Client
    Communications
    ++DOL Audits All Labor Certifications Submitted by Major
    Immigration Law Firm
    ++International Lawyer: Gatekeeper, Adversary or Defendant?
    ++Expanding View of Attorney Culpability and Mandatory Due
    Diligence Requirements
    ++Sarbanes-Oxley
    ++Department of Justice Targeting of Gatekeepers
    ++Enhanced Federal Enforcement and Revised Sentencing Penalties
    for Compliance Violations
    ++Federal Sentencing Guidelines - Up, Up and Away
    ++2003 Department of Justice Guidelines
    ++Further Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege for Corporate
    Counsel
    ++Mandatory Disclosure of Representation, and Attorney
    Certification of Accuracy in all Represented Matters - The Future
    of Immigration Law?
    ++The End of Employer-sponsored Immigration?
    ++Addendum 1.1. 50 USC, Chapter 36, Subchapter I, Sec. 1806,
    Foreign Intelligence, Surveillance, Subchapter I - Electronic
    Surveillance, Use of Information.
    ++Addendum 1.2. Sec. 805. Review of Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    for Obstruction of Justice and Extensive Criminal Fraud.
    Chapter 1.B - Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
    Soup to Nuts   Prospects for Changing Immigration, Surveillance
    and Global Trade Policies under the Obama Administration.
    Chapter 2.A - Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and
    Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
    ++Common Reasons B-1/B-2 Visas Are Denied (INA Section 214(b),
    INA Section 221(g), 221(g) Temporary Refusal 221(g) Denial and
    Return of Petition for Revocation
    Chapter 3.  What they're Looking For (Do's and Don'ts): Inner
    Federal Agency Workings
    ++The Appearance (and Substance) of Candor - Proactive Strategies
    for Avoiding Problems and Prosecutions.
    ++Mission Shift: The New Emphasis on Detecting Business-related
    Fraud (1. USCIS, 2. DOL, 3.CBP, 4. Commerce Department
    Initiatives)
    Chapter 4.  Why Visas Are Done Outside the U.S.: The Purpose of
    Consular Processing
    ++Local Reputations and Investigations - Eligibility and
    Authentication.
    ++Information, Please (Data-collection and the Wealth of Nations)
    - Intelligence Gathering
    ++All Politics Are Local - Diplomacy and Relations w/ host Country
    Chapter 5.  Getting, Keeping and Renewing Your Visa: The Visa -
    Its Limits and Privileges
    ++Not All Visas Are Created Equal - Many Types, But Few Real
    Choices (Permission to Enter, Blanket L visas, Investor Visas,
    The Greater Use of B1 visas in connection to sustainable economic
    activity)
    ++Phone Home - The Importance of Personal Contact By Counsel in
    the U.S.
    ++Once you're Here, They Don't Stop Looking - The New Realities
    of Doing Business (Post 9/11 Data Mining and Federal Task Forces)
    ++Time to Renew, Time to Review - The Importance of Reviewing the
    Record Before Submitting Updated Information.
    Chapter 6. DOS Central Office Can Help You: Review and
    Appeals of Consular Decisions
    ++The Consular Officer Isn't Always Right (Sometimes) - Review
    and Appeals of Consular Decisions (Supervisor review, State Dept
    Opinion, Long Standing Absences of US Courts in a Vastly changing
    Global Economy and the Borderless Corporation)
    Chapter 7.  Avoiding Audits and Task Forces: Best Practices
    ++Innocence Isn't Enough -- USCIS and ICE Random Fraud Assessments
    ++Send In the Marines -- Federal Fraud Task Forces
    Chapter 8.  Data-mining and Real-Time Enforcement:  The
    Future Landscape of the Visa Process
    ++Save the Trees -  E-filing, Document Scanning, and Distributed
    Data Access
    ++If it's On-Line or in a Computer, Assume They Have a Copy
    Chapter 9.  The Many Faces Behind the Visa Window: The Visa
    Process and Procedure at Select High-Volume Consulates in the New
    World Economic Order
    India (New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata); China (Beijing,
    Guangzhou, Shanghai); Canada (Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver,
    Montreal);  Mexico (Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey,
    Tijuana, Nogales, Guadalajara); United Kingdom (London); Armenia;
    France (Paris); Germany (Munich); Poland (Warsaw); South Korea
    (Seoul); Phillipines (Manila); Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao
    Paulo); Australia (Sydney); Taiwan (Taipei); Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh
    City); Israel (Tel Aviv); Bangladesh (Dhaka); Argentina (Buenos
    Aires); Colombia (Bogota); Venezuela (Caracas); Dominican
    Republic (Santo Domingo); Haiti (Port au Prince); Jamaica
    (Kingston); Nigeria (Lagos); Trinidad and Tobago Carribean (Port
    of Spain)
    For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.shtm
    Or for fax, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.pdf
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) How To Protect Yourself From Becoming A Victim Of Immigration
    Fraud
    Sardar Durrani, Esq. writes "Following are things you should do
    to protect yourself from persons who fraudulently portray
    themselves as immigration representatives."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0324-durrani.shtm
    http://www.durrani.com/
    (b) Obama Administration Signals It May Review A Number Of Bush
    Immigration Policies
    Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for the Migration Policy
    Institute write "The administration is also reconsidering
    regulatory changes from Bush's final days in office, such as a
    new rule for documents that prove employment authorization and
    the mandatory use of E-Verify for government contractors."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0324-chishti.shtm
    http://www.migrationinformation.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "With the passing of time, BALCA has been
    forced to permit remands and reconsideration of issues that are
    prohibited by the regulations in order to prevent unfair results."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0324-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOJ Announces Cleveland Immigration Court To Oversee Control
    Of All Ohio Cases
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that
    beginning April 6, 2009, the Cleveland Immigration Court will
    have administrative control of all cases within Ohio.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0324-cincinnati.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    Owings Mill, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+
    years business immigration law experience. Our practice is
    dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to
    integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will
    have ability to work both as members of team and team leaders.
    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
    supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical
    skills required. Visit http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
    to learn unique benefits of working at  Murthy Law Firm. Send
    resume + cover letter to mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication
    will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate
    with experience and ability. EEO.
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    (c) CLE Immigration Event
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    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
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    including speakers, curriculum, and registration, see here.
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) E-Verify Program Staying In Place - For Now
    The fate of a national employee verification program aimed at
    combating illegal immigration is safe for now, but it's unclear
    whether Congress will renew it beyond this fall.
    (b) Immigration Reform One Priority Among Many For Obama
    Hispanic lawmakers and pro-immigrant advocacy groups said the
    answer has to be yes, and they praised the president for renewing
    his campaign promise.
    (c) Obama And Immigration Reform
    The president says he's committed to immigration reform. Do his
    actions say otherwise?
    (d) Legal Groups Call for End To 'Ideological Exclusion' Of
    Scholars, Others Denied Visas
    The groups asked the administration officials to evaluate
    applicants for admission to the United States on the basis of
    their actions rather than their political beliefs and
    association.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0324.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Book
    Who Speaks for Hispanics?: Hispanic Interest Groups in
    Washington, By Deirdre Martinez, State University of New York
    Press, 175 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 0791493571, $60.00,
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0791493571/
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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:
    I find ID's 3/23/09 comment on the H-1b quota forecast quite
    telling.  ID laments that the executive branch has called
    immigration primarily an enforcement issue (even using terms such
    as donkey to describe immigrants) yet you describe the H-1b
    program as "the H-1B market".  As long as immigration programs
    remain part of the "market place", and especially the case of
    employer sponsored visa programs, the motives will not be aligned
    with our national interest. Immigration programs should be about
    creating future citizens, not about creating a massive temporary
    workforce designed to drive down wages and exploit immigrants for
    short term gain.  And certainly not about creating a market for
    immigration attorneys.  Whether you call them "donkeys" or
    "temporary labor" the end result is a system that places a higher
    value on what immigrants contribute to corporations than what
    they contribute to society and a more altruistic goal of creating
    good citizens. I hope the views of ID become more altruistic and
    less concerned about meeting the demands of "the marketplace".
    Otherwise, ID might as well just call them "donkeys, temporary
    labor, indentured-servants, etc" because that is how they will
    ultimately be treated in our society if the motives of the system
    does not change.
    Roy Lawson
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I read Immigration Daily pretty much every day and find much that
    is informative, but I cannot resist commenting on a patently
    idiotic comment made in ID's 03/23/09 ID comment. ID's reference
    to the demeaning words used by the State Department to refer to
    immigrants as a sign of the current attitude toward immigration
    is preposterous and reflects an utter ignorance of the history of
    the system. The visa code words, of which Donkey is indeed one
    date back many decades, back to a time when telegrams between the
    State Department and posts abroad were sent via commercial
    telegraphic systems. The commercial telegraph companies charged
    for telegrams by the word. Someone figured out that "visas
    donkey" followed by the name, date and place of birth of a visa
    applicant cost the Government less than "A security advisory
    opinion is requested for" followed by the name, date and place of
    birth of the applicant. I don't know exactly when these standard
    code words were first used, but they were already a well-
    established part of the system when I first worked in it in 1962.
    As the State Department slowly moved into the modern electronic
    world and increasingly used government communications systems,
    they were retained as time-savers - fewer words, less typing. So,
    it is foolish to see them as reflecting anything about the State
    Department's attitude toward immigrants, one way or another. The
    delays in processing visas Donkey cables referred to in the AILA
    document ID cites have nothing to do with state of our economy.
    They are, rather, the result of the radical increase in security
    screening requirements since 9/11. To see what the code words
    are, they can be seen on line in Appendix E to the Visa Manual
    (9FAM - Visas) which can be found by going to the State
    Department website.
    Cornelius D. Scully
    (c) Dear Editor:
    You know that employees are barely doing their best in the
    business especially the mid size companies and small ones.  What
    is happening is all bureaucratic charade to appease the public
    who are anti-immigrant. In reality these jobs are so low in pay
    that those who are jobless rather not work than take these kind
    of jobs.
    Gladys C. Farris
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  4. Mar 23 - H1B Quota Forecast

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    March 23, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0323.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: HIB Quota Forecast
    2.  Focus: Business Immigration Law
    3.  Articles:
        (a) An Illegal Immigrant's Tale - From Rags To Stardom by
        Alan Lee, Esq.
        (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Anh "Joseph" Quang Cao of Vietnam,
        Anthony Ofodile of Nigeria, Edgar and Brigitte Bodenehimer of
        Germany by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Announces New H1B Hiring Requirements
        (b) USCIS Will Accept H1B Petitions Beginning April 1, 2009
        (c) EOIR Issues Disciplinary Fact Sheet
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Translation Services
        (c) Immigration Law Certificate
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Miss Oregon's Dad Accused Of Visa Fraud
        (b) What Does Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mean?
        (c) Churches Study Their Role In The Immigration Debate
        (d) Sen. Grassley: H-1B Friend Or Foe?
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Share Your Professional News
    8.  Letters From:
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    1.  COMMENT
    HIB Quota Forecast
    The economic downturn has hit immigration lawyers across the
    country badly. One of the indications of the depressed conditions
    for immigration attorneys is the state of this year's H-1B quota.
    We discuss our quota forecast below and then make general
    observations about the immigration law business today.
    First, lets take a look at the H-1B market, for new
    beneficiaries. There is no question that the quantity of
    applications for this year's quota is significantly down. Lets
    look at the worst hit categories. Not surprisingly, the financial
    sector is very hard hit, reflecting its general malaise.
    Furthermore, Congress's action making many in this sector subject
    to dependency rules came too late in the season for recruiting in
    an uncertain market. Also down are many of the larger
    corporations again consistent with general economic conditions.
    Surprisingly, many of the smaller H-1B dependent companies are
    also significantly down. The downturn in all the above categories
    is likely in the 50%-80% range. However, the larger H-1B
    dependents, who are the largest users of the H-1B program, appear
    to be down less, perhaps in the neighborhood of 30%.
    Proportionately, this year will see greater usage by smaller
    companies (translation: more RFEs per I-129). A big chunk of
    filings will be "legacy Fs and Ls", folks who lost the lottery in
    the past, and will now get H-1B status. Based on our informal
    survey, it appears to us that, despite the last minute rush
    currently under way, the quota will not be reached in the initial
    days of April. Instead, the Bachelor's quota will likely be
    reached in mid-April, and the Master's quota not before late-
    April. In other words, for the first quarter, H-1B quota-related
    business is down in the neighborhood of 60% - a terrible number
    for any industry. However, April performance will make up
    somewhat for this since the H-1B season will be longer this year,
    and the final H-1B business for the bar can be exactly forecast -
    simply divide 65,000 (plus 20,000 less Chile and Spore) by last
    year's applications (approximately 126,000 plus 24,000) - i.e.
    down by about 45%. Add to this the fact that the longer season
    will be kinder on everyone who works at an immigration law firm,
    as everyone will have fewer sleepless nights spent preparing for
    last minute filings.
    Warren Buffet, the noted investment guru, recently said that the
    US economy had "fallen off a cliff" in early February. This is
    certainly true for the immigration bar. Business immigration is
    down overall in the 30% range, family immigration in the 10%
    range. However, Removal business continues to rise sharply, say
    around 30% (all numbers in this para are current trends,
    annualized). The immigration field as a whole is shrinking in the
    15% range currently, the sharpest contraction ever. It is
    entirely possible that the dim economic conditions may continue
    for many more months, until CIR, or economic recovery, whichever
    comes earlier. CIR, when it comes, is likely to change the
    fundamental shape of the immigration law field, perhaps ending
    the domination of corporate immigration dollars. We will have
    much more on this matter in future issues of Immigration Daily,
    stay tuned.
    Why has this gloomy state come about? The reason is political and
    cultural, not legal. Immigration is viewed as primarily an
    enforcement area (witness former ICE chief Julie Myers, who has
    gone into the compliance business)
    http://www.iandcsolutions.com/team.php
    and the Executive Branch views immigrants literally as animals
    (see the demeaning code words the Department of State uses for
    immigrants, one of them is "donkey").
    http://ailaleadership.blogspot.com/2009/03/dont-send-scientists-home.html
    Recent statements by President Obama, Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid
    extolling immigration and decrying the view that immigration is
    primarily about enforcement could not have come at a better time.
    CIR cannot come fast enough.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Business Immigration Law
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce that "Business Immigration Law:
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    authored by: Rodney A. Malpert and Amanda Petersen and its
    companion book "Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings"
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    ILW.COM. Contributors to the book include Tarik H. Sultan, Roger
    C. Wolf, Rebecca S. Whitehouse, George N. Lester, IV, Richard A.
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) An Illegal Immigrant's Tale - From Rags To Stardom
    Alan Lee, Esq. writes " ... I had occasion to again think that
    America should embrace and be tolerant of its illegal immigrants,
    because you never know from where genius will spring."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0323-lee.shtm
    http://www.alanleelaw.com/english/profile.htm
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Deflecting multiple requests for
    important immigration documents by insisting on the submission of
    FOIA requests, USCIS stonewalls the public."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0323-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Anh "Joseph" Quang Cao of Vietnam,
    Anthony Ofodile of Nigeria, Edgar and Brigitte Bodenehimer of
    Germany
    Kevin R. Johnson features Brooklyn civil rights lawyer Anthony
    Ofodile, who grew up in a small village in eastern Nigeria with
    eight siblings and no running water.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0323-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Announces New H1B Hiring Requirements
    USCIS announced additional requirements for employers, who
    receive funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program or under
    section 13 of the Federal Reserve Act (covered funding), before
    they may hire a foreign national to work in the H-1B specialty
    occupation category.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0323-H1B.pdf
    (b) USCIS Will Accept H1B Petitions Beginning April 1, 2009
    Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS takes
    possession of the petition; not the date that the petition is
    postmarked.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0323-H1Bfiling.pdf
    (c) EOIR Issues Disciplinary Fact Sheet
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a fact sheet
    including information on the complaint process and a list of EOIR
    grounds for discplining.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0323-disciplinary.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
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    have ability to work both as members of team and team leaders.
    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
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    with experience and ability. EEO.
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    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
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    applications and to register, see here.
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Miss Oregon's Dad Accused Of Visa Fraud
    A cloud of federal visa fraud suspicions continues to hang over
    the father of the reigning Miss Oregon.
    (b) What Does Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mean?
    Look, you broke the law," President Barack O'bama suggests
    immigration enforcement officials explain to illegal immigrants.
    Since, "we need control of our borders," the undocumented aliens
    will have to go back, the president told a group in Southern
    California a few days ago.
    (c) Churches Study Their Role In The Immigration Debate
    The project, which is designed to equip congregations to respond
    to immigration issues affecting their members and communities, is
    being carried out in six areas.
    (d) Sen. Grassley: H-1B Friend Or Foe?
    Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is one of the most vocal opponents
    of the H-1B visa program in the country, and is a hero to many in
    the anti-H-1B crowd.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0323.shtm#Headlines
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  5. Mar 20 - AILA Head Quits

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    March 20, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0320.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: AILA Head Quits
    2.  Focus: Inventory Closeout Sale
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Unemployment For Immigrants And The US-Born: Picture
        Bleak For Less-Educated Black & Hispanic Americans by Steven
        A. Camarota for the Center for Immigration Studies
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Alberto Riveron of Cuba, Juan de
        Dios Arana of Mexico, and Maila Nurmi of Finland by Kevin R.
        Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) CIS Ombudsman Offers EB5 Recommendations
        (b) President Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Website Services
        (c) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Quote of the Day: Obama on Immigration Reform
        (b) President Barack Obama To Visit Mexico: Drug War,
        Immigration To Be Discussed
        (c) Study Shows Immigration Enforcement Raised Wages
        (d) Obama's Civil Rights Nomination Upsets Some Latinos
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
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    1.  COMMENT
    AILA Head Quits
    Jeanne Butterfield, Executive Director of AILA since 1997,
    communicated to the AILA leadership on March 18th her intention
    to resign effective end-June. In a posting to the AILA membership
    on AILA Infonet on March 19th, Charles Kuck, AILA President,
    announced the resignation saying "She leaves us but not the
    issue. She intends to continue to be part of the broader campaign
    for immigration reform that is so important to AILA and its
    members, although she has not yet decided in what new capacity
    she will continue to serve." Ms. Butterfield is certainly
    qualified for positions such as USCIS Director, USCIS Chief
    Counsel, or similar DHS positions though based on our sources who
    are familiar with DHS appointments in the Obama Administration,
    she has not yet been extended an invitation (the immigration bar
    would of course be delighted to see her in a key DHS position).
    Around the time IMMACT'90 was enacted, AILA's national staff was
    a small handful of people led by AILA's first Executive Director
    Warren Leiden. It was Mr. Leiden who masterminded the strategy of
    transforming AILA from what was then primarily a membership
    association into a publishing powerhouse. This strategy was
    brilliantly executed by his successor, Ms. Butterfield (and Amy
    Novick). Today, AILA has overtaken all other publishers in
    immigration law except for West, and approximately two-thirds of
    AILA's revenues are derived from publishing sources (books and
    events). During Ms. Butterfield's tenure as Executive Director of
    AILA, AILA membership and staff have tripled.
    In the last six months, the severe economic downturn has
    exacerbated the pressures on the immigration bar already reeling
    from the war on immigrants unleashed by the Executive Branch.
    These pressures have naturally been felt by AILA also, resulting
    inter alia, in a reduction in force of 15% in AILA staff late in
    2008, and the suspension of Immigration Law Today (formerly known
    as AILA Monthly Mailing). It is possible that further cost-
    cutting measures will be necessary at AILA, as in most other
    institutions in America today. AILA's leadership will have to
    find a competent leader in trying times to fill the large shoes
    that Ms. Butterfield leaves behind.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Inventory Closeout Sale
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce our inventory closeout sale offer
    on the new completely revised editions of Patel's Immigration Law
    Books, 2008-2009 Edition, and now at a fantastic huge discounted
    price. These are the most respected primary reference materials
    featuring user- rated "best index" on the market. This  special
    bundle includes the WHOLE Act, 20/22/28 CFR Plus and 8  CFR Plus
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    be available only until the inventory  is sold out. If you have
    any questions, please write to
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Unemployment For Immigrants And The US-Born: Picture Bleak
    For Less-Educated Black & Hispanic Americans
    Steven A. Camarota for the Center for Immigration Studies writes
    "Although workers in the high-tech sector (using H-1B visas) get
    a good deal of attention, a very large share of temporary workers
    and green card holders have relatively little education."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0320-camarota.shtm
    http://cis.org/
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "Smartly,
    the position statement recognizes that the dire nursing shortage
    is really a question of healthcare accessibility."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0320-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Alberto Riveron of Cuba, Juan de Dios
    Arana of Mexico, and Maila Nurmi of Finland
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "Juan de Dios Arana (Mexico) is another
    immigrant vet who gave his life for the United States. In this
    time, we could list one every day."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0320-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CIS Ombudsman Offers EB5 Recommendations
    CIS Ombudsman provides recommendations to stabilize the EB-5
    program.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0320-ombudsman.pdf
    (b) President Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    The White House blog reported that the President will travel to
    Mexico next month to meet with [Mexican] President Calderon to
    discuss the deep and comprehensive US-Mexico relationship,
    including how the US and Mexico can work together to support
    Mexico's fight against drug-related violence and work toward
    effective, comprehensive immigration reform.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0320-caucus.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
    supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical
    skills required. Visit http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
    to learn unique benefits of working at  Murthy Law Firm. Send
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    with experience and ability. EEO.
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Quote of the Day: Obama on Immigration Reform
    President Obama was in Costa Mesa, California, yesterday to hold
    a "town hall" meeting and he finally brought up the hot-button
    topic of immigration, and more specifically, immigration reform.
    (b) President Barack Obama To Visit Mexico: Drug War, Immigration
    To Be Discussed
    President Barack Obama will discuss the mounting drug violence
    south of the border and immigration during his first visit to
    Mexico next month to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon,
    the White House said Wednesday.
    (c) Study Shows Immigration Enforcement Raised Wages
    While much of the immigration debate has long concerned how to
    fill "jobs that Americans won't do",a report examining one
    instance of immigration enforcement takes issue with that
    premise.
    (d) Obama's Civil Rights Nomination Upsets Some Latinos
    Thomas Perez's selection for a Justice Department post concerns
    some civil rights advocates, who believe Villaraigosa aide Thomas
    Saenz was passed over to avoid sparking an immigration battle.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0320.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) Immigration Book
    Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender By
    Seyla Benhabib and Judith Resnik NYU Press, 576 pp.  Hardcover,
    ISBN: 0814775993, $75.00,
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814775993/.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Hector Tobar's editorial referred to in ID's 03/23/09 comment
    proves two things: (1) Those who come illegally to the US seeking
    better employment will leave if the employment is not there; and
    (2) Those who come illegally to the US come here because of
    economics, not love of our country. If E-Verify ever gets
    rolling, it may go a long way in reducing the number of
    mainstream jobs illegals can get, but it will not resolve all the
    back-alley jobs: gardeners, house cleaners, dish washers and
    smaller company manufacturing jobs that pay their workers "under
    the table." Strong employer sanctions will be required to achieve
    near full compliance. But just eliminating illegals should not be
    the focus of the immigration debate. Rather, replacing their
    illegal status with Temporary Worker status is the key to
    upgrading their respective roles in US employment society, while
    at the same time fulfilling the needs of US employers, making it
    easier to hire seasonal and temporary workers to "do the jobs
    Americans will not do" must be the focus. In other words, focus
    on the needs of US employers, while at the same time protecting
    bona fide US labor concerns, rather than the present ridiculous
    PERM and make-work H-2B Labor Certification fiascos. Of course,
    designing a workable "guestworker" program that will achieve this
    result will prove to be too daunting a task, with too many
    complicating "safeguards" built in, with make - work regulations
    that have little basis in reality, merely serving to perpetuate
    the ever fattening bureaucracy. Left to the politicians and the
    bureaucrats, any "guestworker" program is doomed for failure,
    even before it is written. Did I hear somebody say, "bracero"?
    Hola. And kudos to Carolyn S. Lee (03/23/09 ID Feature Article on
    what's wrong with E-B5) for hitting the nail right on the head.
    David D. Murray, Esq.   Newport Beach, CA
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