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Mar 9 - Out Of The Box

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-----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------

March 9, 2011

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2011,0309.shtm

ITEMS

1. Comment: Out Of The Box - Mexican President Calderon visited
Washington DC last week, immigration was among the issues
discussed. Mr. Calderon complained about Arizona's immigration
bills, a result of that state's hyperactive legislature, and over
which the Federal government has little control. Apparently, a
problem was the Arizona bill preventing undocumented children
from attending school. That bill would violate the Plyer vs. Doe
doctrine, which the Arizona state legislature may seek to test.
The immigration issue is clearly at an impasse. There is no trace
of forward movement on this issue in Washington, DC, or indeed in
Mexico City. We need creative ideas to start making some headway.
In the spirit of brainstorming, we offer the following ideas
which are controversial, provocative and out-of-the-box.
++Craft CIR legislation that excludes Mexican nationals, i.e. the
single largest number of potential beneficiaries.
++An idea we have floated before
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2007,0413.shtm
is to link some of the immigration benefits for Mexico to the
privatization of PEMEX the largest economic unit in Mexico.
Making PEMEX modestly more efficient will make more sons and
daughters of Mexico happier to stay in their homeland, an outcome
which would have the rare distinction of being something which
both anti-immigrationists and pro-immigrationists can agree on.
++To the extent to which Mexico seeks favored treatment from the
US, the US can well expect favored treatment from Mexico: Mexican
troops should serve alongside our troops whenever they are in
harm's way across the globe.
++The biggest bone of contention between the US and Mexico is not
the immigration issue but the drug issue. Legalizing Marijuana,
which some say is less damaging than tobacco or alcohol, would be
a way of diffusing tensions between the neighbors - the US
Congress can do this unilaterally, without needing any Mexican
help.
The purpose of raising these provocative ideas is not to push for
any of them specifically, but to spur creation of more such out-
of-box ideas to get immigration legislation moving again. We
encourage our readers to sound off on our blog about this.
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2011/03/09_out_of_the_box.html#comments

2. Article: Form I-9 Document Alert: USCIS Issuing New Version of
EAD (Form I-766) Card by John Fay
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0309-fay.shtm

3. Article: New Practice Tips To Ensure Success by Ed Poll
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0309-poll.shtm

4. Bloggings: FSBPT To Have Fixed Testing For All Applicants by
Chris Musillo
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0309-musillo.shtm

5. Bloggings: March 10, 2011 - Coming Out - Undocumented,
Unafraid, Unapologetic by Matthew Kolken
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0309-kolken.shtm

6. Bloggings: Twenty-Year-Old Mexican Police Chief-a/k/a the
Bravest Woman in Mexico-Files for Asylum by Jason Dzubow
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0309-dzubow.shtm

7. News: DHS Publishes Final Rule On Deadline For State
Compliance On REAL ID Act
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0309-dhs.shtm

8. News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0309-h2bcap.shtm

9. Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as
follows:
PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan;
Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China -
Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France -
Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince;
India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica -
Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan -
Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom -
London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting
other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy
As It Looks
Chapter 6:  Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7:  E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees":  From Labeling to
Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work
Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory
Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task
Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits
and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa
Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm.
Or for fax, please see:
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10. Headline: Utah Legislature passes immigration reform package
http://ow.ly/4aRGW
Headline: RT @mkolken Utah State Senate OKs Utahns sponsoring
immigrants http://bit.ly/dSk1Fi
Headline: RT @d17r Students to perform SB1070 play at ASU West,
Capitol. http://ow.ly/4aPCQ
Headline: RT @RaysFH Mass Immigration and the Dilemma of American
Unions http://bit.ly/e0IfvV
Headline: RT @LongIslandWins: What does the Arizona State Senate
know about US government? http://bit.ly/flRKpT
Headline: RT @buzzmontgomery Alabama House Committee Approves
Immigration Bill http://goo.gl/fb/HAxJy
Headline: RT @cmnnews Students protest immigration bill
http://ow.ly/4aQWp
Headline: Immigrants Press for Passage of Maryland DREAM Act
http://ow.ly/4aQpB
Headline: DREAMers Come Out: 'I'm Undocumented, Unafraid, and
Unapologetic' http://ow.ly/4aQls
Headline: Hammon's immigration bill passes committee
http://ow.ly/4aQ69
Headline: Pearce puts Arizona illegal immigration bills on hold
http://ow.ly/4aQ3s
Headline: Senate committee reshapes driver's license bill
http://ow.ly/4aPOp
Headline: Couple gets caught up in national immigration scheme
http://ow.ly/4aPM2
Headline: Chipotle workers quit ahead of immigration audits
http://ow.ly/4aPJc
Headline: Johnson County added to fingerprint database
http://ow.ly/4aPCU
Headline: Nurse Immigration Book: your guide 4 preparing a case,
understanding the nursing crisis & recruiting nurses. Get ur copy
http://ow.ly/45Iop
Headline: THE PHYSICIAN IMMIGRATION BOOK, reserve your copy
today! http://ow.ly/45ImR
Headline: Remarkable immigrant women: Jewish & Italian immigrants
from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire http://ow.ly/4abh7
Headline: Remarkable Immigrant Woman: Barbara Schaal, member of
Presidential Council of Advisors on Science http://ow.ly/4ab7c
Headline: Remarkable immigrant woman: Eugenia Brin, NASA
scientist & Google founder Sergey Brin's mom http://ow.ly/4aaU0

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CLASSIFIEDS

1. Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP
http://www.imwong.com
seeks paralegal for immediate hire. Applicant must possess work
experience in the area of family and removal immigration as well
as strong writing and communication skills. Send resume + cover
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confidence.

2. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP
http://www.imwong.com
seeks to hire experienced family and removal immigration attorney
immediately. Candidate must be an excellent researcher,
communicater, and writer. Excellent advancement opportunities
offered, including partnership track. Send resume + cover letter
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Denver, Colorado - Ogletree Deakins
http://www.ogletreedeakins.com/
is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal for its
Denver office. Candidates should have experience in business
immigration law including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, P-1
and E-1/E-2 petitions, PERM applications, EB-1 and PERM based
I-140s, and adjustments.  Qualified candidates must have
excellent organizational/communication skills and experience with
one of the major immigration case management systems.  Very
competitive salary and excellent opportunity for professional
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mailto:cheryl.passini@ogletreedeakins.com.

4. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Boutique immigration law firm
http://www.paulhaarlaw.com
in downtown Washington, DC seeks experienced associate attorney.
Ideal candidate will have excellent research, writing skills and
client relation skills.  Must have demonstrated experience in all
business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and
significant Immigration Court experience.   Bilingual
Spanish/English a plus.  Collegial atmosphere.  No billable
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5. Immigration Law Certificate
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the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of
immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based
immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for
individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies
and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants
and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would
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regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on
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6. J1 Visa Program
Fast, easy application process; 48-hour processing; $995
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ReadersWrite

1. ReadersWrite: Yesterday's Discussion
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2011/03/08_ten_years_of_archives.html#comments

2. ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2011/03/09_out_of_the_box.html#comments

To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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ComingsNGoings

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event New York, NY, March 17 - AF3IRM
is proud to present: "Arrivals/ Departures: Women's Experience of
Migration under Globalization". Five new and emerging artists
will join seasoned art practitioners at the upcoming
ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES exhibit. Their art pays witness to the human
experience of migration, while serving as a testament to how the
creativity of women manifests itself in all parts of the world.
For more info, see
http://www.af3irm.org/2011/3/arrivalsdepartures-highlights-new-and-emerging-women-artists.

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  1. Robert E. 's Avatar
    You are absolutely correct about marijuana legalization. You can expect former NM governor, Gary Johnson to announce his campaign for the GOP nomination very soon. That is his signature issue; he is also very reasonable on immigration as opposed to the "boot-n-shoot" ideas of many these days.
  2. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    I am a great fan and supporter of ID. But the issues surrounding Mexican immigration to the US are too serious to make jokes about. One has to raise a question about the good taste of some of ID's "provocative" proposals in the March 9 edition. Humor is always welcome, but a different subject for it would have been more appropriate.

    With regard to Don Miller's reply to my comments posted on March 8, I was gratified to see that his comment was free of hatred or venom against gays or union members, two of the other Republican scapegoats.
  3. Honza Prchal's Avatar
    Apparently the majority of those under the age of 18 in California are now Hispanics, according to the US census - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12685408. Most of those will be from recent immigration.

    Demographic change happens both legally and illegally. Two questions raised by this milestone are now how much should it be encouraged or discouraged by government policy and how much should government work to prevent the breakdown of its authority in places where low income immigration is highest like Imperial Valley by some combination of sticks (law enforcement) and carrots (aiding legalization and/or amnesty)?

    A more tongue in cheek question would be to wonder if Anglos and non-Hispanic white ethnics should now qualify for quota and minority outreach programs if Californians ever re-legalize them?
  4. Martha Menchaca's Avatar
    Hello,

    Your idea on privatizing PEMEX reflects lack of knowledge of the
    Mexican economy. PEMEX provides approximately 40% of the federal
    government's budget, plus offers people jobs. If PEMEX was privatized
    (and sold to foreign companies) the government would lose this revenue
    and consequently have insufficient funds to run the government.
    Perhaps selling the industry could help the government for a few
    years, but once it runs out of the funds from the sale transaction,
    how is the government going to run the nation? Furthermore, Mexico
    obtains its international loans from the liens placed on PEMEX oil,
    without PEMEX Mexico has no collateral to obtain international loans.

    So, how is privatization going to help the people and lead to
    decreasing levels of immigration. Privatization can only stimulate
    immigration for future generations.

    Sincerely,

    Martha Menchaca
  5. Don Miller's Avatar
    Roger Algase will never read any "hatred or venom" against gays or union members expressed by me. Nor will he read any hatred toward Mexicans. What he will read is my honest feelings about the current immigration system(?)which allows what is essentially an "invasion and occupation" by citizens from one country into what I consider my country without my permission and then the subsequent demand by the invaders for "rights" and privileges. I will also object to the verbal dissembling by Mr. Algase and others to disguise the reality of this phenomenon from the average reader. This is not "immigration"; it is a "migration",an "invasion", a "volkswanderung"...take your pick, but it is not "immigration". Further, it is neither a "hispanic" nor a "latino" matter; it is a Mexican matter, with a much smaller Central American admixture. The constant use of the terms "hispanic" and "latino" are purposely misleading and inaccurate, as the invaders are certainly not Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Chileans, Paraguayans, Uruguayans ,etc., all of whom can properly be called latinos or hispanics. Additionally, since when is it unthinkable that the inhabitants of one nation object to and resist their country being swamped by another people, foreign in language, appearance, customs and traditions, who arrive uninvited, in vast numbers, and immediately begin drastically changing the country? Does Mr.Algase know of any people, anywhere in the world or in history, who would not, have not, reacted in the same way? I seem to remember something about the Aztecs and Incas bitterly resisting the Spanish invaders. Apparently only we Americans, of all the people in the world, have no right to our own country, no right to our own traditions and language, no right to decide who lives among us and who doesn't! No hatred here, just normal reaction.
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