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  1. Mar 9 - ICE Endangers America

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 09, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0309.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: ICE Endangers America
    2.  Focus: Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The
        American Mortgage Crisis by Sheila Danzig
        (b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene
        Cooper of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany by
        Kevin R. Johnson
        (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
    4.  News:
        (a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week
        (b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Immigration Law Certificate
        (e) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse
        (b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town
        (c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local
        Testimony
        (d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Trussville, AL
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Jim Roberts
        (d) Bill Glenn
        (e) John Frecker
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    1.  COMMENT
    ICE Endangers America
    ICE is sending terrorists a clear message - its open season on
    America. ICE's raids focus on gardeners and busboys, letting
    terrorists off the hook. While ICE loves to parade press releases
    jeering at the destruction of the families of US Citizen
    children, we are yet to see ICE announce arrests of those
    conspiring to terrorism on US soil. A recent NY Times report
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/us/04raids.html?_r=1
    said "Federal immigration officials had repeatedly told Congress
    that among more than half a million immigrants with outstanding
    deportation orders, they would concentrate on rounding up the
    most threatening - criminals and terrorism suspects. Instead,
    newly available documents show, the agency changed the rules, and
    the program increasingly went after easier targets. A vast
    majority of those arrested had no criminal record, and many had
    no deportation orders against them, either." All this while there
    are clear dangers on American soil that ICE is turning a blind
    eye to. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    http://www.startribune.com/40202352.html?elr=KArksc8P:Pc:Ug8P:Pc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU7DYaGEP7vDEh7PiUs
    recently quoted FBI director Mueller saying "Shirwa Ahmed, the
    first known suicide bomber with U.S. citizenship, apparently was
    indoctrinated in Minnesota." US taxpayers' hard earned money is
    given to ICE to protect our homeland, not to chase dishwashers
    and carpenters. We believe the exact same thing is happening with
    the 287(g) program - local law enforcement, especially in
    communities in the South with long histories of racism, uses
    every excuse (like broken tail lights) to harrass those with the
    wrong skin color - all under the guise of "protecting America".
    Law enforcement resources which should be used in the fight
    against Al Qaeda are instead being used to promote racist ends.
    Other DHS components are not much better. CBP roving teams in the
    Olympic peninsula in Washington state and in Syracuse, NY have
    succeeded in making the lives of many documented and undocumented
    Americans miserable, without advancing one whit the security of
    these United States. Worse, there could well be a terrorist loose
    in Washington state and upstate New York preparing for the next
    9/11 who is the beneficiary of these misguided efforts at CBP
    (not to be outdone, TSA does not accept the matricula consular as
    identification). It is time that these dangerous antics at DHS,
    and especially ICE, were put to an end. We urge Secretary
    Napolitano to heed President Obama's reminder that we are a
    welcoming nation, and stop the shennanigans in her department.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
    Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor:
    Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
    (CLINIC) features:
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    Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence,
    Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through
    Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility,
    Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And
    Children, & Ethics
    ++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History,
    Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130,
    Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing
    Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage,
    I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions),
    I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or
    Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9)
    (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To
    Reapply For Admission After Deportation
    ++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22
    CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant
    statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS
    memos, public health service documents, etc.
    For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to
    order, http://www.ilw.com/store/familybasedimmigration.shtm. For
    the fax order form,
    http://www.ilw.com/store/familybasedimmigration.pdf
    ._________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The American
    Mortgage Crisis
    Sheila Danzig writes "As the American mortgage crisis continues
    to grow with each passing month, a new proposal from the
    educational sector has the potential to significantly relieve
    America's current housing problem while encouraging billions of
    dollars in economic growth."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-danzig.shtm
    http://www.thedegreepeople.com/
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene Cooper
    of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli offers a "few changes that do not require a
    filibuster-proof vote in the Senate."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week
    Congress passed H J Res 38 which extends federal funding by
    means of a Continuing Resolution to March 11, 2009 for those
    programs which were due to expire on March 6, 2009, including
    the EB-5 program and E-Verify.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-HJRes38.pdf
    (b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees
    The Department of State during a press briefing responded to a
    question on Iraqi refugees and resettlement benefits.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-briefing.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
    http://www.foxrothschild.com
    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
    and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
    computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
    http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/paralegal/default.aspx?id=9164.
    EOE.
    (c) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
    inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
    research.  Competitive hourly or flat fees.  References available
    upon request.  Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
    for additional details.
    (d) 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
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    information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
    applications and to register, see here.
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    (e) 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
    professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
    for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
    turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
    work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
    times, see:
    http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf
    AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages,
    with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields.  For a copy
    of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation
    Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit
    http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email:
    mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse
    Americans can't even agree on the language of the debate - are
    people who live here but don't have the right papers "illegal" or
    "undocumented?"
    (b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town
    Nearly 60 years after young black students took historic steps
    toward desegregation by walking out of their Farmville school to
    protest its deplorable conditions, the small town is once again
    at the center of a social movement.
    (c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local Testimony
    In a movement to press for immigration reform, political and
    religious leaders will hear testimony Saturday about the need to
    keep families together.
    (d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road
    President Obama has clearly drifted to the center, even if
    neither the right nor the left wants to acknowledge it.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,03009.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - Trussville, AL
    March 10, 2009, 8:30-3:30pm - The International Civitan Club of
    Metro Birmingham and USCIS cordially invite you to attend its
    first citizen training seminar. Learn about the variety of study
    resources available from the Office of Citizenship available to
    teachers, volunteers, and the immigrant community. Seats are
    limited. Send a RSVP to jhernan@charter.net or call 205-266-4979.
    This is a free event, $5.00 contribution required for lunch.
    Courtyard Marriott Trussville, 3665 Roosevelt Blvd., Trussville,
    AL 35235. 205-661-2280.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Regarding John Shorkey's letter on 3/4/09 ID, his letter stated
    that the cop in Chula Vista may be doing people a favor because
    they are eligible to apply for cancellation of removal. Given
    that the current approval rates for cancellation cases is
    currently around 5% I can hardly say that anyone is being done a
    favor by being put in removal proceedings.
    Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The issue of "traffic deportations" raises the central question
    whether America is willing to turn itself into a police state in
    order to make it easier to lock up and deport minority
    immigrants. The problem with this strategy is that the
    demographic change that immigrant-haters dread more than anything
    else, namely loss of white majority status, will continue to
    happen anyway, through legal immigration or otherwise. No matter
    how many King Canutes we deputize as local immigration officers,
    the waves are not going to turn back. The same issue is involved
    in the recent courageous New York Times editorial, which should
    be required reading for everyone who cares about a fair
    immigration system, condemning the government's inhuman (and
    ineffective) workplace raids. Jim Roberts' March 5 letter claims
    that my letters are losing "'credibility"', something that I am
    not aware that any of Mr. Roberts' letters has ever recognized in
    any of mine, because my letters point out that President Obama is
    a US citizen, something that is obvious to everyone on this
    planet except, apparently, Mr. Roberts.  As for his letters'
    fantasy that a slew of documents will eventually come to light
    "proving" that President Obama was born outside the US, some
    people will probably still be writing letters making this claim
    in 2057, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Dred Scott
    decision, which was overruled by the 14th Amendment almost 150
    years ago, but whose spirit still lives on in Mr. Roberts's
    letters.
    Roger Algase, Esq.    New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    From Obama's book: "The Audacity of Hope", the Online dictionary
    defines "audacity" as: "fearless, daring, bold, insolent,
    heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence or
    propriety". Certainly, one who would attempt to dupe US about his
    qualifications would be those things. But entry enthusiasts, in
    general, share these traits, particularly the aversion of
    "restraints" as in the Rule of Law and enforcement. They come up
    with endless, specious arguments to support their shaky, baseless
    claims and disrespect for entry laws as typified in the C.
    Jimenez article: "The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform"
    (3/6/09 ID). As even a stopped clock is right twice a day. the
    deficient article does admit which most of US already know, that:
    "As long as a cheap, compliant pool of undocumented labor is
    available, employers have every reason to take advantage of the
    situation, keeping wages as low as possible". This truism
    contradicts the letter of R. Gittelson (3/5/09 ID) which attempts
    to place a mantle of "nobility" upon the shameless, exploitation
    of compliant, foreign labor in the modern equivalent of the
    plantation system.  The "parasitism" is on both sides. Business
    takes advantage of foreign labor while the latter does the same
    with government benefits at taxpayer expense. It is the RG letter
    that ignores the facts, fears reality and exploits race.  To
    distort my letter by equating "private bail-bondsmen" with
    criminal "coyotes" is absurd. We need a new book: "The Audacity
    of Hype". The movie could just be titled: "Audacity".
    Obamatrons would get in free.  These won't accept real reform
    when handed to them on a silver platter -- Only the Kool Aid.
    Jim Roberts
    (d) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's thoughtful letters often point out  "inconvenient
    truths" and, as I recall, have challenged readers on other
    occasions   to come up with something more substantial than
    complaints.  I don't   recall any responses offering workable
    plans.  The solution championed   by many seems to be CIR, which
    has become simply a euphemism for   amnesty.  It's neither
    comprehensive nor is it a reform since we have   had de facto
    amnesty through a lack of effective enforcement since   IRCA in
    1986.  If you recall, that disaster was passed on the promise
    of workplace enforcement, which was never more than a token
    gesture.    Illegal immigration is encouraged by the availability
    of jobs.  The   only effective means of controlling illegal
    immigration is not at the   border itself, but rather through
    interior enforcement.  By this I do   not mean massive headline-
    grabbing workplace raids, but simply   applying the laws already
    existing for employers to comply with worker   authorization.
    The main opposition to such measures are those   benefitting from
    cheap, exploitable labor.  Being in an illegal status   is all
    that is needed to keep that workforce in peonage.  Legalizing
    would only create openings for more unauthorized workers, of
    which   there is an unending abundance waiting for the
    opportunity.  Mr   Murray's letters offer an interesting
    opportunity for rational answers, if any.
    Bill Glenn
    (e) Dear Editor:
    David Murray's (3/5/09 ID) letter was well said (written).
    Instead of spending so much time trying to convince each other of
    the error of our ways, let's talk about the problems with
    immigration and what we should do about them. Neither "side" of
    this debate is going to get everything it wants; the sooner we
    try to reach some kind of compromise the better. If we can't
    reach a compromise, there's no reason to think that things will
    improve. To date, neither "side" has been able to impose its will
    on the other, and it seems unlikely that will happen in the
    future.
    John Frecker
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  2. Mar 6 - Rich Talent Pool

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 6, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0306.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Rich Talent Pool
    2.  Focus: Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For
        Winning Cases
    3.  Articles:
        (a) The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform by Cristina
        Jimenez
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Rafael Reynosa Suarez of Mexico,
        Sergio R. Diaz Varela of Mexico, and David Jimenez Almazan of
        Mexico by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS On FBI Name Check Backlogs
        (b) USCIS Adds Passport Data To E-Verify System
        (c)DOS Cable On 2009 Poverty Guidelines
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) J-1 Visa Program
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Who is Running Immigration?
        (b) Fortune 500 Immigration
        (c) Panel Calls For More Scrutiny Of ICE Program
        (d) Hispanic Enrollment In Schools, Colleges Rising
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Appointment
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) John E. Shorkey, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (c) Dave Anderson
        (d) Sam
        (e) Enrique Olivares
        (f) Robert Yang
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    1.  COMMENT
    Rich Talent Pool
    Knowing that networking leads to most job leads, what is the
    value of placing a help wanted ad, especially during hard
    economic times? An Employer who continues to advertise open
    positions regardless of current economic conditions taps into a
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    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases
    The following is the table of contents for this book which is now
    being shipped:  
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    ++Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
    ++Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
    ++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
    Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions 
    ++Chapter 8: Judicial Review
    ++CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform
    Cristina Jimenez writes "By ignoring the role of immigration
    policy in our economic situation, Americans are actually hurting
    themselves."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0306-jimenez.shtm
    http://www.drummajorinstitute.org/staff.php#CristinaJimenez
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "We are
    currently experiencing a devastating situation with the USCIS
    Service Centers."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0306-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Rafael Reynosa Suarez of Mexico,
    Sergio R. Diaz Varela of Mexico, and David Jimenez Almazan of
    Mexico
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0306-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS On FBI Name Check Backlogs
    USCIS announced that, working in close partnership with the
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the backlog for FBI name
    checks pending more than six months has been eliminated.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0306-namechecks.pdf
    (b) USCIS Adds Passport Data To E-Verify System
    USCIS announced that it has incorporated Department of State
    passport data into the E-Verify employment authorization program.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0306-everify.pdf
    (c) DOS Cable On 2009 Poverty Guidelines
    DOS sent a cable to all consular posts asking them to start using
    2009 poverty guidelines in calculating levels of income and
    assets that immigrant visa petitioners and joint sponsors must
    demonstrate on Forms I-864 or Forms I-864EZ Affidavit of Support
    submitted on or after March 1, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0306-dos.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
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    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
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    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
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    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
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    (c) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Who is Running Immigration?
    Let them show it by ending the raids and Sheriff Arpaio's abuses.
    (b) Fortune 500 Immigration
    Would people favor immigration if they knew how many of our
    biggest companies exist because of it?
    (c) Panel Calls For More Scrutiny Of ICE Program
    Several members of a key U.S. House committee called for greater
    oversight of a controversial federal program that allows local
    law enforcement to detain suspected illegal immigrants, citing a
    recent report that questioned its effectiveness.
    (d) Hispanic Enrollment In Schools, Colleges Rising
    Roughly one-fourth of the nation's kindergartners are Hispanic,
    evidence of an accelerating trend that now will see minority
    children become the majority by 2023.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0306.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    (a) New Appointment
    Secretary Hilda Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor on
    February 24, 2009. Prior to confirmation as Secretary of Labor,
    Secretary Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District, a
    position she held from 2001 - 2009. For more info see here:
    http://www.dol.gov/_sec/welcome.htm.
    _________________________________________________________________
    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 ID comment on Traffic Deportations (03/05/09 ID): Here
    in Chula Vista, CA, 5 miles north of Tijuana, there are lots of
    undocumented aliens driving cars. Normally, they are safe
    drivers, because they do not want to draw attention to
    themselves, as they have families here who need them. There is a
    Mexican-American cop, though, who looks for them and stops them.
    He cites them for driving without a license, insurance, etc.,
    impounds the car, and calls "La Migra," if he knows or even
    suspects that they are undocumented. I'm guessing that he doesn't
    stop a lot of Gringo-looking folks. Reportedly, he's quite
    arrogant and rude, also. So, the government gets the car, the
    family has to pay the onerous rip-off towing and storage fees,
    and the alien gets to go into removal proceedings.     Little
    does this Latino cop know, but he may be doing our illegals a
    favor. A good percentage of our illegal aliens have been here for
    a long time, have US Citizen kids, have always worked, have never
    committed a crime, and are eligible for cancellation of removal.
    They normally have no other way to immigrate, until the US
    citizen kids grow up. It's a difficult and expensive path to have
    to take, but it's a shot, and it's the only way sometimes.
    John E. Shorkey, Esq.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    A pro-illegal alien editorial in the March 3rd New York Times
    criticizes Bush Administration immigration raids and questions
    who in the Obama Administration is in charge of immigration.
    Pleading for an end to ICE's law enforcement efforts, the
    editorial claims it is a war without a plan and that the country
    is not now a better place, acusing sheriff Joe Arpaio of brutally
    misusing his powers and terrorizing Latino neighborhoods under
    the auspices of INA 287(g). The editorial says, "Americans who
    might applaud any crackdown on illegal immigrants, particularly
    in a recession, should know that scattershot raids and rampaging
    sheriffs are not the answer. The idea that enforcement alone will
    eliminate the underground economy is a great delusion... no
    conceivable regime of raids will wrench 12 million illegal
    immigrants from their jobs and homes."  I say it is time for
    action, not the rehashing and restating of ideas about
    globalization, discrimination and anti-immigration rhetoric that
    at the end of the day offer no solutions. It is time to propose
    how to end the blatant violation of US immigration law over the
    past three decades and offer solid suggestions that can be turned
    into law which will benefit Americans, rather than certain
    special interest group minorities.  It is time to stop whining
    about the immigration problem, instead of offering solutions.  I
    challenge the readers of Immigration Daily to put on their
    collective thinking caps and, (1) explain exactly why, in this
    period of devastating recession and rampant layoffs, Americans,
    to whom jobs is so important right now, should support an end to
    workplace enforcement, (2) explain why they believe workers
    displaced by the ICE raids will not be replaced by laid off
    American workers, and (3) offer a plan to stop future illegal
    immigration, whether or not "CIR" is passed into law.
    David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment on Traffic Deportations (03/05/09 ID): Add
    Hall County, Ga. to the list of places where the sheriff is using
    any excuse to deport people. Any excuse to stop a driver is good
    as what they want to find is someone with no license. Some have
    claimed passengers are also asked for documentation and arrested
    and deported if they have none.
    Dave Anderson                 Gainesville, GA
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Regarding ID comment on Traffic Deportations (03/05/09 ID): In
    United States, there are a lot of poeple who are involved in
    major crime like murder or rob.  As per my understadning, people
    who have some minor traffic violations are not supposed to get
    deported on humanitarian grounds. Atleast they should be given a
    chance.
    Sam
    (e) Dear Editor:
    In reference to the discussion about the visa waiver program's
    purported racism, I'd be curious to know if the Dominican
    Republic offers more relaxed regulations for Swiss tourists than
    it does for Nigerian holidaymakers.  If so, according to the
    reasoning of some letters, would this be considered a racist
    policy per se, as it apparently is by some in the US.
    Enrique Olivares
    (f) Dear Editor:
    Any disputes about BO's citizenship is too late now. No Democrat
    challengers nor the Republicans trying to point out on this issue
    openly much earlier. And maybe the majority of Americans got
    tired of "native" white Presidents who messed up the economy and
    this country and gave a non white "possible illegal alien" a
    chance instead, to be honest, I will vote an illegal alien as US
    president if he can do much better job than Bush if possible. I
    have a principle that anyone that have the merits, skills and
    capabilities shall be rewarded with decent compensation and
    opportunities and he deserves the chance to get the best and to
    be the best, regardless of his geographical location,
    citizenship, color, creeds, faiths, gender and race. I don't
    believe in nativism and protectionism, that ones should be
    treated specially and deserve on certain entitlements over other
    fellow human beings just because being born as Americans. My
    suggestion on putting bonds or guarantor system on visa issuance
    and compliance is only a common sense suggestion. We can't expect
    our over burdened consuls to really look and judge objectively on
    visa applicants eligibility to  secure visitor visas.  Today,
    many Chinese and Indians have more money than white but broke
    British or Icelandians, broke guys will likely to work here
    illegally, won't they?
    Robert Yang
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  3. Mar 5 - Traffic Deportations

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 5, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0305.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Traffic Deportations
    2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Options For Health Care
        Professionals
    3.  Articles:
        (a) AAO Rules That MBBS Degree Qualifies Under The
        Employment-Based Second Preference by Cyrus D. Mehta
        (b) Sweatshops: Look For The INS Label by Wendy McElroy for
        the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) Supremes Ask BIA To Address Ambiguity Re Involuntary
        Persectution
        (b) Neufeld Memo On Background Checks
        (c) DHS On Stimulus Act Funding
        (d) Texas AG On Constitutionality Of Proposed State
        Legislation
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Immigration Law Certificate
        (e) Credential Evaluation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Supreme Court Rules For Eritrean Asylum Seeker
        (b) Tighter U.S. Oversight Comes To H-1B Visa Program
        (c) Why Highly Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving The US
        (d) Has Obama Forgotten Immigration?
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Robert Gittelson
        (b) Jim Roberts
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0305.shtm
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Traffic Deportations
    The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/us/04immigrants.html?ref=politics
    reports that the Government Accountability Office is releasing a
    report questioning the effectiveness of the federal program that
    deputizes local police officers as immigration agents.   "The
    government has failed to determine how many of the thousands of
    people deported under the program were the kind of violent felons
    it was devised to root out. Some law enforcement agencies had
    used the program to deport immigrants 'who have committed minor
    crimes, such as carrying an open container of alcohol,' the
    report said, and at least four agencies referred minor traffic
    offenders for deportation."
    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 Options For Health Care Professionals
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Options For Health Care
    Professionals" a 3-part  telephone seminar series, featuring
    distinguished speakers Robert Aronson, Joseph Curran, Jennifer
    Minear, Christopher T. Musillo, Elizabeth Quinn and Greg Siskind
    (discussion leaders Suzanne Seltzer and William A. Stock). The
    curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on March 5: J-1 Waivers
    ++ Filing for a Case Number
    ++ No Objection, IGA, Hardship, Persecution
    ++ Physician Specific Waivers
    ++ Pursuing More than One Waiver
    ++ While the Waiver is Pending (Travel/Status)
    ++ What happens After Waiver Approval
    SECOND Phone Session on April 2: Physician Issues
    ++ Training: J-1, H-1B, F-1 OPT; and O-1
    ++ Working:  H-1B and O-1
    ++ Immigrating:  EB-1, NIW and PERM
    ++ Special Considerations for Canadian Physicians
    ++ Legislative Horizon
    THIRD Phone Session on May 7: Nurses and Allied Health Care
    Professionals
    ++ Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
    ++ NIVs for Allied Health Professionals
    ++ DOS Final Rule on Visa Screen
    ++ Licensure and other considerations
    ++ Schedule A & Retrogression
    ++ Legislative Horizon
    Don't wait to register, Wednesday, March 4th is the deadline.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200908.shtm
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200908.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) AAO Rules That MBBS Degree Qualifies Under The Employment-
    Based Second Preference
    Cyrus D. Mehta writes "The AAO reasoned that since the MBBS
    degree did indeed equate to an M.D. degree, the beneficiary met
    the requirements of the labor certification, which required an
    M.D. degree or a foreign equivalent to a US medical degree."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0305-mehta.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/
    (b) Sweatshops: Look For The INS Label
    Wendy McElroy for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
    "The nineteenth-century phenomenon of sweatshops is re-emerging
    as an important 21st-century issue for American labor and
    business."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0305-mcelroy.shtm
    http://www.fee.org
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "American jobs are NOT protected by
    protectionism."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0305-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Supremes Ask BIA To Address Ambiguity Re Involuntary
    Persectution
    In Negusie v. Holder (No. 07-499, Supreme Court, March 3, 2009)
    the Court held that "[a]s there is substance both to petitioner's
    contention that involuntary acts cannot implicate the persecutor
    bar because "persecution" presumes moral blameworthiness, and to
    the Government's argument that the question at issue is answered
    by the statute's failure to provide an exception for coerced
    conduct, it must be concluded that the INA has an ambiguity that
    the BIA should address in the first instance. Fedorenko, which
    addressed a different statute enacted for a different purpose,
    does not control the BIA's interpretation of this persecutor
    bar."
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-supremecourt.pdf
    (b) Neufeld Memo On Background Checks
    Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations,
    USCIS, issued a memo updating National Security Adjudication and
    Reporting Requirements.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-neufeld.pdf
    (c) DHS On Stimulus Act Funding
    DHS released some details of the projects being funded by the
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-dhs.shtm
    (d) Texas AG On Constitutionality Of Proposed State Legislation
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott published an opinion upholding
    the constitutionality of a proposed state law that would provide
    for the suspension or revocation of the business license of
    employers of undocumented aliens.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0305-texas.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
    http://www.foxrothschild.com
    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
    and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
    computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
    http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/paralegal/default.aspx?id=9164.
    EOE.
    (c) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
    inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Supreme Court Rules For Eritrean Asylum Seeker
    If an asylum-seeking refugee persecuted someone overseas, U.S.
    government officials deciding their fate can consider whether the
    refugee was coerced to participate, the Supreme Court rule on
    Tuesday.
    (b) Tighter U.S. Oversight Comes To H-1B Visa Program
    As federal officers raid alleged abusers, tech employers worry
    they'll run short of skilled foreign workers, especially in
    stimulus sectors.
    (c) Why Highly Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving The US
    Immigrants from countries like China and India helped launch many
    of the high-growth ventures in the U.S. in recent years. But that
    appears to be changing, and now many highly skilled immigrants
    return to their home countries after pursuing an education in the
    U.S.
    (d) Has Obama Forgotten Immigration?
    In his $3.6 trillion budget, President Barack Obama is not shy
    about promising reforms across the federal government. Except in
    the area that remains a symbol of government failure:
    immigration.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0305.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    Friday, March 27 - Institute for the Study of International
    Migration  presents 'How Many and Which Migrants Leave?
    Estimating the Unknown and Why it Matters' by Jonathan A.
    Schwabish and Paul R. Cullinan. For more info and to rsvp, see
    here:
    http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=2247
    _________________________________________________________________
    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:
    Even if the letter of Jim Roberts, (03/03/09 ID), makes
    inflammatory statements to possibly get a rise out of it's
    readers, I still can't let certain statements stand. First, when
    the letter demeaningly objectifies undocumented economic refugees
    as "parasites," the letter goes too far. These are predominately
    hard working, honest, and religious people that are trying to
    pursue the American Dream, and attempting to make a better life
    for themselves and their families. Many people recognize a
    certain nobility in their cause. They  only ask for hard work,
    and then do it. There is not one thing that is parasitic in their
    intentions or deeds. For the letter to intentionally and
    shamefully attempt to scapegoat our financial woes onto the backs
    of these people, shows a particularly insidious ignorance of the
    facts, and an intention to fear-monger and race-bait.
    Furthermore, the letters of Jim Roberts have often attempted to
    conflate the letter's personal views with patriotism. I was
    brought up to believe that is was patriotic to vote for whichever
    Presidential candidate that you believed in, but that once the
    President was elected, you stood behind and respected the office
    of that President whether you voted for them or not. I believe
    that it is extremely un-patriotic, and akin to flag burning, to
    demean the stature of our President, as does the letter of Jim
    Roberts, by calling him an "illegal alien President". Finally, as
    to the letter's notion that  our immigration system would somehow
    be better served through the implementation of "private bail-
    bondsmen," I would point out that many would equate the "coyotes"
    with "private bail-bondsmen." I don't think that we want to be in
    business with "private coyotes". I believe that we need to make
    our immigration system more secure, efficient, and particularly
    humane.
    Robert Gittelson
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The letters of R. Algase continue to lose credibility with the
    latest outrageous offering of (03/04/09 ID) where the letter's
    fantasy "logic" tries to rewrite my letter (03/03/09 ID)
    regarding  "our first illegal alien 'president'".  In a straight
    forward article by J.R. Dieckmann - "The Hypocrite Who Hijacked
    Air Force 1", writes:  "With absolutely no evidence that this man
    is even an American citizen, let alone a natural born one - and
    [there are] mounds of evidence that he is not - and therefore not
    qualified to hold the office of president, we must consider his
    almost daily excursions on Air Force 1 nothing less than a
    hijacking of the most expensive airliner in the world". The
    article further lists the items that BO has hired 3 law firms and
    spent hundreds of thousands in legal fees to obstruct
    examination:  Original vault copy birth certificate, Obama Dunham
    marriage license, Soetoro Dunham marriage license, Soetoro
    adoption records, Punahou School records, Original unaltered
    Selective Service Registration,  Passport(Pakistan), Indonesian
    citizenship records, Student Visa records upon returning to the
    US,  Records of reinstatement of US citizenship (if any exist),
    Occidental College records, Columbia College records, Harvard
    College records and medical records".  In the event that any
    objected to my use of the term "parasite" in the letter regarding
    illegals, the Wikipedia definition would seem to be appropriate:
    "Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between two
    different organisms where one organism, the parasite, takes from
    the host, sometimes for a prolonged time".
    Jim Roberts
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  4. Mar 4 - Errata

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 4, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0304.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Errata
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Experts
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez by Charles Wheeler
        (b) Crisis Communication: How To Manage Them Effectively by
        Paramjit L. Mahli
        (c) The Constitution: A Treasure Worth The Wait In Line by
        Aron Weinstein
    4.  News:
        (a) DHS Releases Latest Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant
        Population
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
        (e) Website Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) President Must Start Reforming Immigration
        (b) 4 Cargill Workers In Kansas Charged With ID Theft
        (c) Delay On Immigration Law Dies In [Utah] Committee
        (d) [Utah] House Kills Restriction On In-State Tuition For
        Undocumented Students
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Share Your Professional News
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (b) Susanna Bogue, Esq.
        (c) Gregory P. Adams, Esq.
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    1.  COMMENT
    Errata
    Yesterday's Immigration Daily issue included three unrelated
    errors:
    ++Charles Wheeler's Article omitted the USCIS minutes. We feature
    the Article in full in today's issue.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm
    ++The CnG event included the incorrect link - the correct link
    was updated (in yesterday's issue).
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.shtm#Announcements
    ++The "Options For Health Care Professionals" featured the
    incorrect registration links, the corrected links now appear.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.shtm#ILW-Focus
    We thank our eagle-eyed readers for pointing out our production
    errors and we apologize for the mistakes.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Experts
    Today is the deadline for H-1B For Experts, featuring
    distinguished speakers Daniel Horne, Kevin Lederman, George N.
    Lester, Bradley Maged, Angelo Paparelli and William Stock
    (discussion leader Karen Weinstock). The curriculum is as
    follows:
    ++Complex educational and work equivalency evaluations, degree
    mismatch issues
    ++Problematic Occupations: Marketing Analyst, IT consultants,
    specialty nurses, etc.
    ++Representing the H-1B employer in financial difficulty
    ++The impact of corporate reorganizations on H-1B status
    ++How to deal with gaps in employment, including lay-offs,
    downsizing, leaves of absence, resignations?
    ++Overview of options from H-1Bs to green cards; What to do when
    EB-3 visas are unavailable?
    ++Extending H-1B status beyond the normal six-year limit
    including new rules and new policy interpretations
    ++Maintaining H-1B status vs. AOS portability with an EAD
    ++Complex travel problems on H-1B and AOS
    Don't wait to register, Wednesday, March 4th is the deadline.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
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    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez
    Charles Wheeler writes "The following is a summary of the minutes
    provided by the State Department and USCIS, respectively."
    Editor's note: please see our Comment above.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm#bio/
    (b) Crisis Communication: How To Manage Them Effectively
    Paramjit L. Mahli writes "What will your firm do in the face of
    an unexpected emergency?"
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0304-mahli.shtm
    http://www.suncommunicationsgroup.com/
    (c) The Constitution: A Treasure Worth The Wait In Line
    Aron Weinstein writes "For some this is a long-awaited
    pilgrimage, for others just another stop on the endless "sights-
    to-see" list in Washington."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0304-weinstein.shtm
    http://www.archives.gov/about/info/archivist-biography.html
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DHS Releases Latest Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant
    Population
    The Department of Homeland Security released a report providing
    estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants residing in
    the US as of January 2008 by period of entry, region and country
    of origin, state of residence, age and gender.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0304-estimates.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
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    has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
    will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
    experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
    range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
    research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
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    possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
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    degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
    years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
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    EOE.
    (c) Position Sought
    JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
    to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
    subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
    matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
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    translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
    (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
    educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
    experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
    professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
    for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
    turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) President Must Start Reforming Immigration
    However, now that the new administration is in place, we are
    getting mixed signals as to how the government will proceed with
    immigration.
    (b) 4 Cargill Workers In Kansas Charged With ID Theft
    Four meatpacking workers at the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in
    Dodge City are facing aggravated identity theft charges.
    (c) Delay On Immigration Law Dies In [Utah] Committee
    A [Utah] bill proposing a one-year delay in last year's
    controversial immigration reform legislation, SB81, failed to
    gain committee approval Monday in spite of supporting testimony
    from a wide-ranging group of community leaders
    (d) [Utah] House Kills Restriction On In-State Tuition For
    Undocumented Students
    After impassioned testimony that harked back to the civil-rights
    struggles of the 1960s, Utah representatives Wednesday defeated a
    bill that would have required undocumented students to sign an
    affidavit swearing they had not worked in the state.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0304.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) Share Your Professional News
    Send your professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    Examples include: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers &
    Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate,
    New Attorney, New Partner. This is a free service.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    JIm Roberts' (03/03/09 ID) calls Barack Obama "our first illegal
    alien 'president'". That must have been a typographical error. I
    am sure that Mr. Roberts' letter must have intended to say that
    Barack Obama is our first "African-American" president. That is,
    unless the letter's point is that "African American" and "illegal
    alien" mean the same thing. Come to think of it, there can be
    little doubt that this is exactly what Mr. Roberts' letter is
    trying to say.
    Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY
    (b) Dear Editor:
    The CnG section of ID's 3/03/09 ID issue highlights 'How Many and
    Which Migrants Leave? Estimating the Unknown and Why it Matters'.
    But the link you have goes to another event, which might also be
    of interest to readers, "Temporary Workers and Innovation, or
    H-1Bs and the Supply Side of Ethnic Invention." Keep up the good
    work.
    Susanna Bogue, Esq. San Francisco, CA
    Editor's note: please see our Comment above.
    (c) Dear Editor:
    You have the wrong Registration links for "Options For Health
    Care Professionals". (03/03/09 ID)
    Gregory P. Adams, Esq.  Cincinnati, OH
    Editor's note: please see our Comment above.
    _________________________________________________________________
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  5. Mar 3 - Erratum

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 3, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Erratum
    2.  Focus: Options For Health Care Professionals
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez by Charles Wheeler
        (b) New Americans In The Silver Plate: The Political And
        Economic Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Nevada
        by Angela Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
        (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
        (c) Position Sought
        (d) Translation Services
        (e) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Concerns Arise Over Fast-Track Deportation Program
        (b) Families Hurt By US Immigration Policies Speak Out
        (c) ICE Raid Renews Questions About Obama Plans on
        Immigration Reform
        (d) Immigration And Hope Are Inseparable
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
        (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
        (c) Robert Yang
        (d) Michael Steinberg
        (e) Jim Roberts
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Erratum
    Due to a production error, Immigration Daily's March 2, 2009
    issue "from address" was not Immigration Daily from ILW.COM at
    editor@ilw.com. We regret the error.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Options For Health Care Professionals
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Options For Health Care
    Professionals" a 3-part  telephone seminar series, featuring
    distinguished speakers Robert Aronson, Joseph Curran, Jennifer
    Minear, Christopher T. Musillo, Elizabeth Quinn and Greg Siskind
    (discussion leaders Suzanne Seltzer and William A. Stock). The
    curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on March 5: J-1 Waivers
    ++ Filing for a Case Number
    ++ No Objection, IGA, Hardship, Persecution
    ++ Physician Specific Waivers
    ++ Pursuing More than One Waiver
    ++ While the Waiver is Pending (Travel/Status)
    ++ What happens After Waiver Approval
    SECOND Phone Session on April 2: Physician Issues
    ++ Training: J-1, H-1B, F-1 OPT; and O-1
    ++ Working:  H-1B and O-1
    ++ Immigrating:  EB-1, NIW and PERM
    ++ Special Considerations for Canadian Physicians
    ++ Legislative Horizon
    THIRD Phone Session on May 7: Nurses and Allied Health Care
    Professionals
    ++ Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
    ++ NIVs for Allied Health Professionals
    ++ DOS Final Rule on Visa Screen
    ++ Licensure and other considerations
    ++ Schedule A & Retrogression
    ++ Legislative Horizon
    Don't wait to register, Wednesday, March 4th is the deadline.
    For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
    registration information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.shtm
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200906.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez
    Charles Wheeler writes "The following is a summary of the minutes
    provided by the State Department and USCIS, respectively."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm#bio
    (b) New Americans In The Silver Plate: The Political And Economic
    Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Nevada
    <a href="
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/index.php?content=homeAngela
    Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center writes "There are few
    states where the growing political and economic clout of
    immigrants, Latinos, and Asians is as apparent as in Nevada."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-kelley.shtm
    http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/index.php?content=home
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "A question that comes up frequently is what
    to do if the I-140 Petition was filed with the wrong preference
    category checked off."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-stewart.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-stewart.shtm#bio
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review released its latest
    disciplinary actions: ten attorneys immediately suspended; nine
    received final orders.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0303-disciplinary.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
    Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
    immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
    appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
    and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
    Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
    member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
    experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
    Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
    http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
    Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
    Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
    Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
    relocation reimbursement available.
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Concerns Arise Over Fast-Track Deportation Program
    Federal authorities are increasingly deporting illegal immigrants
    through a fast-track program that bypasses court hearings, an
    effort by the federal government to save money, reduce backlogs
    and clear detention beds.
    (b) Families Hurt By US Immigration Policies Speak Out
    Families who have been harmed by the lack of comprehensive
    national immigration reform gathered at an Albuquerque church to
    tell an Illinois congressman how U.S. laws have affected them.
    (c) ICE Raid Renews Questions About Obama Plans on Immigration
    Reform
    The raid and mass arrests raise some curious questions about the
    Obama administration's immigration policy.
    (d) Immigration And Hope Are Inseparable
    It is the hope that moves immigrants to leave their land and
    their family.
    For links to the above stories see here:
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    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
    'How Many and Which Migrants Leave? Estimating the Unknown and
    Why it Matters'. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of
    International Migration. 8:30-10 am, Friday, March 27, 2009.
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    8.  LETTERS
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    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Melissa M. Chase's Article, "Last I Checked, A Human Could Not Be
    "Illegal" (02/30/09 ID Article) once again complains about the
    use of the term "illegal alien. Perhaps I'm dense, but I cannot
    follow the logic of her Article's claim that, by definition, an
    illegal alien must be a citizen of the US. The simple fact is:
    the word "illegal" is an adjective that describes the noun
    "alien". Other adjectives that could be used to describe aliens
    (both legal and illegal) are, "fat alien" - "talented alien" -
    "rich alien" - and, (drum roll) "law-abiding alien". We call some
    people "African American" - could we not call a US permanent
    resident from Congo an "African alien"?  Certainly; but it would
    be ridiculous. The crux of Ms. Chase's Article's arguments seem
    to be that, "Anytime a label is pejorative label is placed on
    people it is designed to reduce people to non-beings that are
    excluded from our conscience and that don't deserve any
    constitutional or civil rights (sic)." Whoa now. Most people are
    just human beings speaking an imprecise language. The bottom line
    remains, when an alien enters or remains in the US in violation
    of law, they are "illegal aliens". Political correctness will not
    change that. We chose our words to make certain points. Ms.
    Chase's Article overuses the word "pejorative", a word I have
    always found "snooty", rather than simply saying "disparaging" or
    belittling" - words common folks understand. It's time to come
    out of our ivory towers and use plain language to describe plain
    things. Like the proverbial spade, we should call it just that -
    illegal alien. PS: Oxymorons are contrary terms, like "jumbo
    shrimp" - "pretty ugly" - or "military intelligence". There is
    nothing contrary about "illegal alien", except the contrariness
    of breaking the law.
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Bravo to Max Gutierez's wonderful letter (03/02/09 ID) attacking
    the bigoted and cowardly Obama administration policy of
    continuing the Bush anti-Latino workplace immigration raids,
    which are a such a terrible stain on America's conscience and its
    ideals of justice and tolerance. Honza Prchal's letter (03/02/09
    ID) upholds the validity of alleged "overstay" statistics in
    order to justify the blatant racial discrimination in the US visa
    waiver program. But "overstay" statistics can never fully explain
    why, out of 35 visa waiver countries, 31 are white. That is the
    most damning statistic of all.
    Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY
    (c) Dear Editor:
    I applaud Ms. Chase's letter (03/02/09 ID) on no humans are
    illegal as the inconvenient truth. It's an irony for a nation who
    was founded by those who believed that all human beings are
    created as equal and have equal rights to pursue liberty,
    prosperity and happiness and which believe in free market
    capitalistic economy which  always support the concept of
    voluntary exchange of products and services between competing
    buyers and sellers based on free market principles. Yes, we can't
    afford to have the entire population of planet Earth moving to
    this country but we can't stand silent on global economy
    injustice and apartheid policies  that discriminates so many of
    others of their fundamental rights to sell the fruits of their
    honest labor for better compensation  from any willing buyers
    just because the need to protect special interests who hate the
    reality of life that they must compete squarely and openly to
    justify what they earn.
    Robert Yang
    (d) Dear Editor:
    It is hypocritical to have laws on the books, and then ask that
    they not be enforced. Those who believe they should not be
    enforced, should work to remove those laws. Those who work
    illegally should not be relying on non-enforcement or lax
    enforcement as a permission slip to work.
    Michael Steinberg
    (e) Dear Editor:
    H. Prchal's comment (3/2/09 ID): "Roger Algase's letter (02/27/09
    ID) is entitled to state opinion, but not to create its version
    of the facts." could also be made about the RA letter of 3/2/09
    ID where the letters long list of things that the ICE raid in
    Bellingham WA did not accomplish failed to mention the one thing
    it did which was to remove illegal aliens from our interior who
    are in violation of our entry laws.  The latter are also fully
    responsible for any disruptions for their illegal activities as
    is the case with any lawbreakers.  That the letter would
    characterize the ICE enforcement function as a "reign of terror"
    further displays the letters myopic views as does the comments
    about, "their legal rights, and who have the least responsibility
    for the economic mess we are in" They have everything to do with
    the "mess" we are in from subprime mortgages to billions of
    dollars of public benefits.  Removal of these parasites is
    exactly, "the way to deal with our immigration problems" and must
    increase, not end. If this is not the view of HS Sec'y Janet
    Napolitano it should be. [ ID Comment: "Freezing ICE - 3/2/09 ]
    She did sign the Employers Sanctions Law in AZ.  Perhaps it's
    more of what we can expect from our first illegal alien
    "president" who still resists clearing up  the essential matter
    of his qualifying as a "natural born citizen".  While the R. Yang
    letter rants about globalist labor arbitrage are faulty and
    wrong, the letters suggestion of replacing the present, flawed
    Visa Waiver Program with a "guarantor visa system" and a bond
    requirement is a good one. But it should be under the control of
    ICE/HS with perhaps private bailbondsmen, not the self-serving,
    special interest tourist industry.
    Jim Roberts
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