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  1. Dec 16 - Caveat Emptor

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    December 16, 2008
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Caveat Emptor
    2.  Focus: Latest In Adjustment Of Status
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Court Grants Important Interim Relief To Religious
        Workers by Patricia S. Mann
        (b) The New American Electorate: The Growing Political Power
        Of Immigrants And Their Children by Rob Paral And Associates
        For The Immigration Policy Center
    4.  News:
        (a) Neufeld Memo On Taiwan As Country Of Former Nationality
        (b) USCIS On I9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) EB-5 Business For Sale
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Settlement Opens Up Amnesty For Tens Of Thousands Of
        Immigrants
        (b) Feds Do Right By Easing Rules On Temp Visas
        (c) Consider Conservative Policies
        (d) Minority GOP Still Holds Some Cards In Congress
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) New Partners - Washington, DC
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Richard Kuslan, Esq.
        (b) Gladys C. Farris
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Caveat Emptor
    The Washington Post reports "The leader of a group that claims to
    be an American Indian tribe was sentenced Friday to five years in
    prison in an immigration fraud case that ensnared about 12,000
    people who believed tribal membership gave them U.S. citizenship
    (for the full story, see here.)
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/12/AR2008121203550.html
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Latest In Adjustment Of Status
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
    series "Latest In Adjustment Of Status" with discussion leader
    Christina LaBrie and featuring distinguished practitioners as
    speakers - Nadeen Aljijakli, Daniel Horne, Barbara Wong, and
    Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:
    FIRST Phone Session on December 22: I-485 RFEs and Adjudication
    - Hot Topics 
    ++Medical exams
    ++Maintenance of status - why theG-325A is so important
    ++Bona fide marriage for employment-based applicants
    ++AC21 portability ++Proving lawful entry
    ++NSEERS issues
    ++Renewing I-485s in immigration court 
    SECOND Phone Session on January 15: Adjustment of Status
    Interviews - Be Prepared! 
    ++Documents to bring
    ++How to prepare your clients
    ++How to prepare for employment-based AOS interviews
    ++How to deal with a difficult officer
    ++Protecting your clients' rights
    ++Dealing with criminal issues
    ++Special cases - VAWA, SIJ, HIV waivers 
    THIRD Phone Session on February 5: Lawful Permanent Residence
    - Rules and Responsibilities 
    ++Responsibilities and possible penalties
    ++Reentry permits ++Abandonment of LPR status
    ++Tax issues
    ++Responsibilities of I-864 sponsors
    ++Special cases - Asylee/Refugee LPRs
    ++Looking forward to naturalization 
    The deadline to sign up is Friday, December 19th. For more info,
    including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
    information, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2008.shtm
    Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2008.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Court Grants Important Interim Relief To Religious Workers
    Patricia S. Mann writes "[T]his class action lawsuit had a rocky
    beginning, insofar as the Government quickly reacted to the
    initial complaint and motions for temporary restraining order and
    class certification by granting the I-360s of most of the named
    plaintiffs, thereby mooting out the class."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1216-mann.shtm
    http://www.cyrusmehta.com/
    (b) The New American Electorate: The Growing Political Power Of
    Immigrants And Their Children
    Rob Paral And Associates For The Immigration Policy Center write
    "The ranks of registered voters who are New
    Americans, or Latino or Asian, have been growing rapidly this
    decade and are likely to play an increasingly pivotal
    role in elections at all levels in the years to come,
    particularly in battleground states like Florida, Colorado,
    Nevada, and New Mexico."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1216-paral.pdf
    http://www.ipc.org
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Neufeld Memo On Taiwan As Country Of Former Nationality
    USCIS Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations Neufeld and
    USCIS Associate Director, Refugee, Asylum & International
    Operations Scialabba provided field guidance and the
    Adjudicator's Field Manual update on the use of Taiwan as the
    country of former nationality on Certificates of Naturalization
    or as country of birth on Certificates of Citizenship.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1216-neufeld.pdf
    (b) USCIS On I9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form
    USCIS announced that it has submitted to the Federal Register an
    interim final rule that will streamline the Employment
    Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process. For the press
    release, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1216-eligibility.pdf
    For the Q&A, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1216-qa.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1216-eligibility.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Washington, DC- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). The
    attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the
    Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on
    issues relating to U.S. immigration laws.   Applicants must
    possess a JD degree,  be an active member of the bar (any
    jurisdiction), and have 3+ years of post-J.D. experience in
    immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number:
    COU-CIS-2008-0013 at http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to: Claudia
    Salem, Acting Chief, Adjudications Law Division at
    mailto:ALD.ALD@dhs.gov. Please make sure to note in email subject
    header that you are applying for the Experienced Attorney
    Position, ALD, at USCIS. Must be received by 5pm, ET, Friday,
    December 19, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. This
    job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not
    in the competitive civil service. No relocation reimbursement
    available.
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Settlement Opens Up Amnesty For Tens Of Thousands Of
    Immigrants
    That rule, however, created a new problem: How to prove that the
    government knew about their violations?
    (b) Feds Do Right By Easing Rules On Temp Visas
    The federal government is to be commended for making long-overdue
    changes to a visa program for seasonal workers that should
    streamline the process and allow American companies to get more
    of the labor they need.
    (c) Consider Conservative Policies
    On significant matters of disagreement - such as health care and
    immigration - we urge Mr. Obama to at least consider more
    centrist-to-conservative arguments.
    (d) Minority GOP Still Holds Some Cards In Congress
    In just a few weeks, Republicans will no longer control the White
    House and they'll count on even smaller numbers in both the House
    and Senate. But don't write them off just yet.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2008,1216.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm. To feature your
    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.
    (a) New Partners - Washington, DC
    Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announced that Andres Benach and
    Thomas Ragland have joined as partners in its immigration
    practice group in the firm's Washington, DC office. Benach and
    Ragland were formerly shareholders at immigration law boutique
    Maggio & Kattar, PC, where they served as the leaders of its
    immigration litigation practice. www.duanemorris.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    All I would like is for the URL be placed at the top of the e-
    mail so that I can click to the webpage right away and forget
    about the e-mail.  Otherwise I need to navigate down to find the
    URL.  This is a lot easier solution and changing settings.
    Richard Kuslan, Esq.  New Haven, CT
    Editor's Note: Thank you for your suggestion. We have sent your
    great idea to our tech guru to implement as part of our next
    upgrade scheduled in early 2009.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    It is a hopeful time because we have to wait until Presient Elect
    gets in to know how he will deal with this inhumane situation of
    the immigrants and that of the employers.  This nations has never
    been so harsh until now with the immigrants who has help where we
    are today.
    Gladys C. Farris
    _________________________________________________________________
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    necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM.
    _________________________________________________________________
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  2. Dec 15 - Improve Readability

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    December 15, 2008
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Improve Readability
    2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
        Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo Paparelli
        (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Heath Ledger of Australia, Monica
        Seles of Yugoslavia, and Bill Graham of Germany by Kevin R.
        Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) Active EB-5 Regional Centers List
        (b) USCIS Finalizes Streamlining Procedures For H-2A Program
        (c) DHS Says Expedited Removals Accounted For 33 Percent Of
        All 2007 Removals
        (d) USCIS Announces EAD Extension For Eligible El Salvador
        Nationals
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) EB-5 Investor Program
        (c) Website Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Judge Halts Immigration Cases
        (b) Gordon Urges More Funds For Border Security
        (c) Detainee Relocation Leaves Unanswered Questions
        (d) Judge Dismisses Immigration Suit
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Appointment - Board Of Immigration Appeals Vice Chairman
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Allen Ladd, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2008,1215.shtm
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Improve Readability
    Are you receiving your Immigration Daily email version garbled
    and with no line breaks, making it difficult to read? This is due
    to an automatic feature found in Microsoft's Outlook 2003. To
    view Immigration Daily in its original intended format, do the
    following:
    ++Go to the Microsoft Outlook Tools tab
    ++Select Options tab
    ++Select Preferences
    ++Select Email options
    ++Uncheck "remove extra line breaks in plain text messages"
    Taking this step will ensure better readability for Immigration
    Daily and other plain text emails. If you have Microsoft Vista,
    you may have to follow similiar steps.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The Lawyer's
    Complete Guide
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book on tax compliance for
    immigrants and employers authored by noted authority Paula
    Singer. The outline is as follows:   
    ++International Aspects of Individual U.S. Tax Returns
    ++A Guide for Filing IRS Forms 1042 and 1042-S
    ++L-1 Intracompany Transferees on U.S. Assignment
    ++J-1 Nonstudent Exchange Visitors Performing U.S. Services
    ++U.S. Taxation of H-1B Specialty Workers
    ++U.S. Taxation of B-1 Business Visitors
    ++U.S. Taxation of Foreign Students
    ++Tax Treaty Benefits for Foreign Nationals Performing U.S.
    Services
    ++What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors  
    For more info, including how to place a pre-publication order,
    please see: http://www.ilw.com/store/tax.shtm
    For info/ordering by fax, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/store/tax.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of December 11,
    2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1215-paparelli.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/angelopaparelli/
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Heath Ledger of Australia, Monica
    Seles of Yugoslavia, and Bill Graham of Germany
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1215-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Active EB-5 Regional Centers List
    We provide a list of currently "active" regional centers,
    effective as of December 2008 (courtesy of the USCIS Service
    Center Operations, EB-5 program).
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1215-centers.pdf
    (b) USCIS Finalizes Streamlining Procedures For H-2A Program
    USCIS announced changes to the H-2A regulations that will
    streamline the hiring process of temporary and seasonal
    agricultural workers. For the H-2A fact sheet, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1215-h2a.pdf
    For the Q&A, see here.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1215-qa.pdf
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1215-H2A.shtm
    (c) DHS Says Expedited Removals Accounted For 33 Percent Of All
    2007 Removals
    The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics released its Annual
    Report presenting information on the apprehension, detention,
    return, and removal of foreign nationals during 2007.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1215-enforcement.pdf
    (d) USCIS Announces EAD Extension For Eligible El Salvador
    Nationals
    USCIS announced an automatic extension of the validity of
    Employment Authorization Documents for eligible Salvadoran TPS
    beneficiaries for six months through Sept. 9, 2009.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1215-tps.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Washington, DC- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). The
    attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the
    Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on
    issues relating to U.S. immigration laws.   Applicants must
    possess a JD degree,  be an active member of the bar (any
    jurisdiction), and have 3+ years of post-J.D. experience in
    immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number:
    COU-CIS-2008-0013 at http://www.usajobs.com
    Submit a resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to: Claudia
    Salem, Acting Chief, Adjudications Law Division at
    mailto:ALD.ALD@dhs.gov. Please make sure to note in email subject
    header that you are applying for the Experienced Attorney
    Position, ALD, at USCIS. Must be received by 5pm, ET, Friday,
    December 19, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. This
    job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not
    in the competitive civil service. No relocation reimbursement
    available.
    (b) EB-5 Investor Program
    There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be
    extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300
    acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The
    Project will create at least 300 new full-time jobs through the
    development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale
    equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding
    facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30
    estate view lots. The developers and general partners have
    extensive experience in high profile developments.   The Project
    qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant
    investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card".
    The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring
    investments at the reduced $500,000 level.    Visit
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    sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe
    after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed
    subscription agreement for consideration.
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Judge Halts Immigration Cases
    A Weld District Court judge is questioning the legality of search
    warrants issued in the cases against 1,300 suspected illegal
    immigrants using fake identification.
    (b) Gordon Urges More Funds For Border Security
    Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon told senior members of President-elect
    Barack Obama's transition team Thursday that the U.S. government
    should boost the number of federal agents on the border but also
    dedicate more money to law-enforcement operations targeting
    violent crime in urban cities.
    (c) Detainee Relocation Leaves Unanswered Questions
    All immigrant detainees are being moved out of a Rhode Island
    detention facility where a Chinese man in custody for overstaying
    his visa died in August, the latest in a series of relocations of
    illegal immigrants.
    (d) Judge Dismisses Immigration Suit
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at compelling some
    Lexington [Kentucky] government agencies to curtail public
    benefits offered to residents who are undocumented immigrants.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2008,1215.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm. To feature your
    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
    http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.
    (a) Appointment - Board Of Immigration Appeals Vice Chairman
    Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey has announced the appointment
    of David L. Neal as Vice Chairman of the Board of Immigration
    Appeals (BIA), effective January 5, 2009. Neal was appointed as
    Chief Immigration Judge in March 2007 after serving as acting
    Chief Immigration Judge. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
    1981 from Wabash College, a master's degree in 1984 from Harvard
    Divinity School and a juris doctorate in 1989 from Columbia Law
    School. Prior to his serving in various capacities within the
    Executive Office for Immigration Review, Neal practiced
    immigration law in Los Angeles and also served as the director of
    policy analysis for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
    In addition, Neal is a member of the New York and District of
    Columbia bars.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
    mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    For readers' ease, would ID consider hyperlinking the "items" at
    the top, to the corresponding articles in the body, below?  I
    find that, scrolling down, I often over - or undershoot the
    article, since I have no way to gauge the length of the preceding
    articles.  It's just a bit of extra effort in a busy day.  Thanks
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    quality, as well as the variety, of the content of Immigration
    Daily.  Keep up the good work.
    Allen Ladd, Esq.  Greenville, SC
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    (b) Dear Editor:
    With regard to the letters of Victor Johnston and Roger Algase
    (12/12/08 ID), responding to Mario Apuzzo's, Esq. letter
    (12/11/08 ID) which attempts to slice and dice finer than a puree
    the semantics of "natural born citizen," and what the framers of
    the Constitution meant by that phrase. With just a smattering of
    legal research, coupled with a small dose of common sense, I
    believe it is clear to anyone with half a brain that a "natural
    born citizen" is one who gained citizenship by means other than
    naturalization; i.e., they aquired citizenship as a birth right,
    either through birth on US soil (or soil deemed American at the
    time), or through a US parent if foreign born. There simply is no
    Constitutional issue here and proof of the pudding is that both
    John McCain and Barack Obama were allowed to run for president,
    without Constitutional challenge by either party's legal beagles,
    who would have jumped on that issue like a cowboy on a bronc, had
    the issue been at all viable. Now Arnold Swartzenegger, that's
    another story, and an example of a politician who is not a
    natural born citizen. As Mr. Johnston's letter says, "Put it to
    rest," and as Mr. Algase's letter states, "Get over it."  I hope
    this will be the last beating of the dead horse topic of what is,
    and is not, a "natural born citizen".  Now the nation can get
    back to business as usual, mucking up the immigration system with
    CIR (code word for Amnesty).
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
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