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February 23, 2011



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2. Article: The Great I-9 Debate: Re-Designing The Most

Complicated One-Page Form In America by Josie Gonzalez

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0223-gonzalez.shtm



3. Article: Keep DREAMing: The November Elections and What It

Means For Comprehensive Immigration Reform by Michael Wildes and

Leon Wildes

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0223-wildes.shtm



4. Bloggings: Immigrant Of The Day: Gerda Weissman Klein -

Survivor by Greg Siskind

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0223-siskind.shtm



5. Bloggings: DHS and Mentally Ill Respondents: Why Is the Fox

Guarding the Hen House? by Jason Dzubow

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0223-dzubow.shtm



6. News: CRS Report On Expedited Citizenship Through Military

Service: Clurrent Law, Policy and Issues

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0223-crs.pdf



7. Focus: THE H-1B BOOK

THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features

contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J.

Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa

Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:

I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION

III. H-1B STEP BY STEP

First Step: Interview The Client

Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information

Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US

Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent

Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage

Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application

(LCA)

Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter

Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The

Client For Review & Signature

Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS

Service Center

Ninth Step: Troubleshooting

Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management

IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES

H-1B Degree Equivalency

Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency

Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is

Pending

Dealing With Gaps In Employment

Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B

The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa

When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?

V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS



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8. Headline: DREAMact Advocate, Isabel Castillo, Turns Failure

Into Hope Faces Of USA http://ow.ly/41PJe

9. Headline: Brought To Connecticut As A Toddler, A 22-Yr-Old

Student Faces Deportation A Semester Before Graduating. Faces Of

USA http://ow.ly/41PH3

10. Headline: Iván Godinez, uses guitar to fight for his dreams

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11. Headline: "We send away the very ppl we ought 2B working to

attract." Hard 2 Believe; we're Doomed For A Labor Shortage

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12. Headline: Assemblyman Luis Alejo gets in on the Dream act in

CA http://ow.ly/41PtJ

13. Headline: College right to welcome undocumented students.

http://ow.ly/41Psi

14. Headline: Undocumented Students Deserve Equal Access to

University Education http://ow.ly/41Pr7

15. Headline: Won't The DREAM act Help Us Move Forward Instead Of

Backwards http://ow.ly/41PpP

16. Headline: Schumer Loves Border Security Millions, Opposes GOP

Cuts. http://ow.ly/41Poo

17. Headline: U.S. politician calls for immigrants to be dumped

at offices of Congressmen http://ow.ly/41Pn5

18. Headline: Former ICE intelligence chief is among immigration

agents under investigation http://ow.ly/41PlF

19. Headline: Immigration benefits arrive for same-sex couples...

but only if you're a diplomat http://ow.ly/41Pkl

20. Headline: Local immigration activists plan march on City Hall

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21. Headline: Chipotle Says It Fired 450 Workers in Minnesota Who

Couldn't Prove They Were in the U.S. Legally immigration

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22. Headline: AZ jury condemns anti-immigration "activist" 2 die

4 the deaths of a father & his 9-yr-old daughter

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23. Headline: An Arizona-style immigration measure passed in

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29. Headline: RT @TucsonSentinel Arizona's English immersion

classes could be unlawful: http://bit.ly/gkSFEz

30. Headline: RT @anjamd Undocumented immigrants laud county

college's new admissions policy http://bit.ly/he6uhL



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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event - February 25, Washington,

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pleased to sponsor 'Uneven Progress: Why Many Skilled Immigrants

are Underemployed'. Speakers include Jeanne Batalova. To RSVP,

see

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  1. Don Miller's Avatar
    Re.the article on the ELL total immersion English language program in Tucson...I cannot understand nor can I believe the statement that it "takes up to eight years" to become proficient in a foreign language. This is patently baloney or else thoise kids are truly as dumb as they are popularly portrayed. The US military and the Department of State regularly turn out personnel fluent enough in a wide variety of foreign languages to function effectively in foreign environments. I spent six months in Spanish immersion at the Defense Language Insdtitute and went immediately to assignment in Latin America where I had no trouble understanding and expressing myself. Much later (and older) I went to a Greek immersion course for eight months, went directly to Greece, where I was again able to function very effectively. Admittedly Spanish is a much easier language than English, but Greek is much more difficult, yet all of us in the two groups were able to become reasonably fluent in far less than eight years. And we were all adults, well past the optimum language-learning ages, so what's up with those Mexican kids?
  2. Roger Algase's Avatar
    Don Miller, I'll tell you what's up with those Mexican kids. They are biologically inferior to white children, at least according to the bigots who are hijacking Americas's immigration policy, just as black children were once considered to be biologically inferior to white children by bigots of earlier generations.

    Isn't that what you are trying to say? I am not very good at languages myself (except for some basic French, Spanish and Japanese), so perhaps you can tell us: what are the Spanish and Greek words for "racist"?
  3. Don Miller's Avatar
    You, Algase, are a prime example of the impossibility of any rational discussion with a leftist! I'll tell you what the definition of "racist" is in English: a racist is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal!
    The appropriate response would have been some sort of comment on the quality of the instruction, the beaureaucratic inflation in the schools, PC, or something other than the usual leftist ad hominem snarl. On the chance that you have not yet completed your eight years of English immersion, I will repeat my point, slowly and as simply as possible: it is not credible to me, based on my own knowledge and experience, that it should take eight years to make young children competent in a foreign language. Again, Algase, now watch my lips, the Army and the State Department, among others. manage to accomplish this task with much older students in far less time. Now do you understand my point? Good God!

    For your edification..."racism" in Spanish is "racismo" (which, given your proclivities, I'm surprised you don't already know), and while Greek doesn't really have the concept, they not being known for their political correctness, they will use the word "filetismos" which leans more to "tribalism".

    And, to add to your irritation, I do not want or welcome all those Mexican kids in our schools. We have neither the talent nor the money throughout the country to correct the many problems we have educating our own kids, and maybe even you will agree, Algase, that the state of public education in the US is abysmal and embarrassing, not to mention permanently damaging to the kids and the country itself. Is this really the time to undertake the additional burden of attempting to educate swarming hordes of 3d World children whose parents dump them here? I understand perfectly that you and others like you are far more concerned with the care and welfare of Mexicans than of Americans, but that still does not change the economic reality of simply not enough money to take care of the whole world's unfortunates.
  4. Roger Algase's Avatar
    Don Miller, you refer to Mexican children in American schools (many of whom are also American children under our Constitution, having been born here) as "swarming hordes of 3rd world children". I have no idea if this statement fits within the Greek notion of "tribalism", but there is no question that it falls within the definition of "racismo" - in any language.

    As it happens, I spent a year going to school in Tucson myself as a very young child, some seven decades ago. I am not of Hispanic origin (unless being a Sephardic Jew counts) and I was not fortunate enough to have been in a Spanish language immersion program (and I have no idea if there was any such thing at the time), but if I had been, I would have benefited greatly from the opportunity, I am quite sure.

    America is becoming a multilingual, multicultural nation, Don, like the world we are part of. This is as good a time as any to get used to it. Why not give tolerance and respect for other human beings, regardless of race, language or origin, a try? Buena suerte!
  5. Alice Hust Teague's Avatar
    My father had his name legally changed from,
    BELA VOJTECH HUSTOPECKY to ALBERT HUST. Is there a legal document in some archive I could find? I was born in US in 1925 and my birth certificate listed me - ALICE ANNA HUSTOPECKY.
    My father arrived in USA on January 5, 1922 from Czechoslovakia. He later lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.

    Many thanks for your help.
    Alice Hust Teague
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