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Sep 24 - Democrats Versus Immigrants

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


September 24, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0924.shtm


Contents:
Comment
2 Articles
8 News Items
Focus
14 Headlines
Classifieds: Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney, Help Wanted:
Immigration Professional, Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal,
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal, Help Wanted: Immigration
Attorney, Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal, Immigration Law
Certificate
ReadersWrite
ComingsNGoings
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ITEMS


1. Comment: Democrats Versus Immigrants - We commend our readers'
attention to a fascinating opinion piece today in Politico.com
titled "Latino Dems should rethink loyalty".
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42630.html
Some quotes from the article to whet the appetite:
"Today, of the 10 most economically "stressed" counties, seven
are majority or heavily Latino... You have all these job losses
in Latino districts represented by Latino legislators who don't
realize what they are doing to their own people... Despite []
economic logic, Latino Democrats mindlessly follow liberal
Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Henry
Waxman of California and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, who
represent largely white, affluent white-collar constituencies on
issues such as cap and trade and federal regulation of greenhouse
gases. Whatever the intent, these policies are likely to further
decimate blue-collar employment in Latino districts... [The]
disjunction between interests and politics is particularly
evident in California, the state with the largest Latino
population. Latino Democrats have generally embraced the state's
draconian environmental and planning policies ... As Latinos
become a critical part of our emerging economy, they need to
develop a policy agenda that focuses less on old-style, machine
ethnic politics and more on the critical issue of upward mobility
... Latino voters might also consider avoiding the African-American
one-party model by embracing both growth-oriented Democrats and
enlightened Republicans. This is most likely to increase their
political leverage, while creating a politics that supports their
most fundamental interests."


2. Article: What is "propensity" and what is "widespread"? by
Christopher T. Musillo
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0924-musillo.shtm


3. Article: ABC News Report: McCain, Napolitano Spar Over Draft
Immigration Policy Memos by Matthew Kolken
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0924-kolken.shtm


4. News: USCIS Issues Final Rule On Fee Schedule
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-finalrule.shtm


5. News: USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Fees for
Immigration Benefits
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-announcement.shtm


6. News: USCIS Publishes Fact Sheet On Adjusting Fees for
Immigration Benefits
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-factsheet.shtm


7. News: USCIS Publishes Q And A On Adjusting Fees For
Immigration Benefits
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-qa.shtm


8. News: DOS Announces Instructions For The 2012 Diversity
Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2012)
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-dv2012.pdf


9. News: EOIR Publishes EOIR At A Glance Factsheet
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-eoirfactsheet.shtm


10. News: EOIR Publishes Factsheet On Observing Immigration Court
Hearings
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-hearings.shtm


11. News: PRFAA Announces Extension Of Validity Of Birth
Certificates Until October 30
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0924-puertorico.shtm


12. Focus: PERM For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
series "PERM
For Experts" with Joel Stewart (co-discussion leader), Robert
Banta (co-discussion leader) and others. The curriculum is
as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on September 30: Update on Recent PERM
Problems
++Inconsistencies, omissions and errors on PERM Forms
++Tips to Avoid Audits
++Applying for PERM in an Economic Downturn
SECOND Phone Session on October 14: Issues with Notice,
Recruitment and
Advertising
++ Content of Ads : Too much or too little?
++Professional Recruitment : Recent Trends
++Problems in Documenting Recruitment
THIRD Phone Session on November 4: DOL Communications,
Reconsiderations and
Appeals
++Audits and denials ; Void for Vagueness
++Conclusory Findings and the DOL Record File
++Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Win Your Case
Tuesday, September 28 is the deadline to sign up. For more info,
including
speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information,
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Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201012.pdf.
Don't delay, sign up today.


13. Headline: Comedian goes to DC to lecture lawmakers on
immigration http://ow.ly/2JwyO
14. Headline: Harry Reid preps procedural war against Republicans
http://ow.ly/2JwsC
15. Headline: The U.S. Department of Justice urges court to
uphold order on immigration law http://ow.ly/2Jwa0
16. Headline: Education and legal status will solve the issue of
immigration in the U.S., not deportation and border control.
http://ow.ly/2Jvps
17. Headline: Tea Party divided over immigration
http://ow.ly/2JviQ
18. Headline: The Consular Posts Book: this useful guide covers
major consular posts, theory & practice. Get your copy at
http://ow.ly/2uNEG
19. Headline: Republican Congressional candidate questions Obama
citizenship http://ow.ly/2JjQI
20. Headline: The Immigration Compliance Book: Understand I-9
concepts, I-9 advanced topics and E-Verify. Get your copy today
at http://ow.ly/2uNp0
21. Headline: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference: A
great resource for HR managers, immigration counsel and employers
http://ow.ly/2uNnp
22. Headline: Alien Minors Act could boost U.S. military ranks
http://ow.ly/2IOXP
23. Headline: Defense bill fight spills to border
http://ow.ly/2IOcU
24. Headline: DREAM ACT IS SMART INVESTMENT IN AMERICA'S FUTURE
http://ow.ly/2IO8J
25. Headline: Immigration in back seat in Texas governor's race
http://ow.ly/2INKq
26. Headline: Two different approaches http://ow.ly/2INHw


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CLASSIFIEDS


1. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Calgary, Canada - Egan LLP,
http://www.ey.com/CA/en/Services/Specialty-Services/Law/Egan-LLP
a part of Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law
firms, seeks an associate lawyer to manage multiple and
challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to
contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse
clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for
teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right
candidate. Responsibilities: Demonstrate a solid understanding of
U.S. business immigration law and effectively, apply this
knowledge to client situations, prepare and submit applications
for U.S. employment authorizations, permanent residence,
citizenship and passport matters, make submissions to U.S.
embassies, consulates and visa posts worldwide, facilitate the
legal movement of employees across borders for business travel,
deal with immigration-related issues ranging from expatriate and
international corporate taxation to social security, provincial
health insurance and immigrant trusts, manage law clerks and
other client service team members. Qualifications needed: Law
degree along with a U.S. call to the bar (dual Canadian-U.S. call
to the bar would be an asset), two to four years of post-call
business immigration experience, broad exposure to U.S.
immigration law, excellent managerial, organizational and
verbal/written communication skills. Ernst & Young is committed
to diversity and equity. Please submit your resumes to Thomas
Byun at mailto:thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.


2. Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young
http://www.ey.com
seeks Visa and Immigration Coordinator, who is responsible for
assisting Ernst & Young employees with US visa matters and works
closely with our immigration counsel on a daily basis. This
individual is responsible for counseling employees on various
types of US visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN, F-1, J-1, PERM and green
card stages and advises when and the types of various work visas
are required. The V&I Coordinator is responsible to ensure that
all employees are in compliance with firm's policy as well as US
immigration laws. This professional will assist with internal
consultation on immigration matters and assist in the
coordination with the law firm to process the appropriate
immigration application. This is a
junior level position.  Bachelor's degree in a related discipline
or equivalent work experience required. Approximately 2 years
experience in US Business Immigration, international exposure and
cultural awareness a plus.
Must have ability to work with government agencies, foreign
embassies and outside counsel. To apply, visit
http://www.ey.com/careers
and enter job number SEC0006A.


3. Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Immigration practice
http://www.fragomen.com
seeks an experience immigration paralegal. Candidate will work as
part of a team of attorneys and professional support staff
assisting multinational companies primarily with their U.S.
immigration requirements. The job involves extensive client
contact and utilization of state-of-the-art case preparation and
management systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in
process. Congenial and dynamic environment. Only candidates with
immigration experience should apply. Send resume and writing
samples to mailto:chicagocareers@fragomen.com.


4. Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, D.C. firm
http://www.paulhaarlaw.com
seeks a well-rounded, mature and responsible Senior Immigration
Paralegal with a minimum of 4 years experience in both family and
business immigration cases, including consular processing, all
non-immigrant visas and PERM.  Preference given to those with
demonstrated EB-5 experience.  Bilingual Spanish/English speaker
preferred.  Must have a Bachelor's degree and excellent native-
level English writing skills.  We are a boutique immigration firm
with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours
requirements.  Please email resume, references, writing sample
and cover letter with salary expectations to
mailto:ypichardo@paulhaarlaw.com.  No calls please.


5. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Memphis, TN - Siskind Susser's
http://www.visalaw.com
Memphis office seeks an experienced attorney  to join the
employment-based immigration team. Experience in physician
immigration, I-9/E-Verify/employer compliance,
entertainment/sports and/or general business immigration are all
a plus. Please email resume to Greg Siskind at
mailto:gsiskind@visalaw.com. No calls please and no candidates
from recruiters at this time.


6. Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Memphis, TN - Siskind Susser's
http://www.visalaw.com
Memphis office seeks an experienced paralegal to join the
employment-based immigration team. Experience in physician
immigration, I-9/E-Verify/employer compliance,
entertainment/sports and/or general business immigration are all
a plus. Please email resume to Greg Siskind at
mailto:gsiskind@visalaw.com. No calls please and no candidates
from recruiters at this time.


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ReadersWrite


1. ReadersWrite: Yesterday's Discussion
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/09/23_Using_Twitter.html#comments


2. ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/09/24_Democrats_versus_immigrants.html#comments


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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event Washington, DC, October 1 - The
Edmund A. Walsh School Of Foreign Service is pleased to present
"Why We Need Skilled Migrants: the Accelerating Decline of
Educated Americans." Speakers include Jacob Funk Kirkegaard. For
more info and to RSVP, see
http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=3038.


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  1. William's Avatar
    Folks,

    The Politico article that you are passing around seems like it is a shill for some special corporate interest like perhaps the Koch Brothers or the American Petroleum Institute.

    The argument is about as weak as it gets. Poor Latino communities are being hurt by environmental regulation, so let's dump environmental regulation and then we'll have more jobs. Now that's building a sustainable future isn't it? But the question is whether that's even empirically correct. I doubt the article provides that kind of evidence. It's just an assumption, and most likely entirely false.

    I'd like to see a more critical appraisal on your part before sending around this kind of stuff.

  2. Lisbeth Salander 's Avatar
    I'd like to thank you for this entry. I'm an georgia immigration attorney and this is very useful information for me.
  3. Roger Algase's Avatar
    William is absolutely right. Just as anti-immigrant groups like FAIR have been trying to use fake environmental arguments (overpopulation, destruction of natural resources, etc.), as a pretext for their goal of reducing or cutting off immigration, now it looks as if the oil companies and other big polluters are using phony concern for the interests of the Latino community as an excuse for business as usual on climate change.

    If we lose our planet through climate change, as some reputable scientists are warning could happen within only a few centuries, that will certainly solve our immigration problem - no more immigrants, and no one left to deport them, either.
  4. Thomas Kobylecky's Avatar
    Since when did your newsletter get hijacked by the republican party? you aint foolin anybody. this is the only newsletter that i actually read because you maintained a neutral view. now you are saying that republicans are better? i guess so if you support seccesion of the states and mass enforcement and family separations with hope for reform dead. think twice before you send out partisan stuff.
  5. John Frecker's Avatar
    Mr. Algase apparently believes that the destruction of the world due to overpopulation is inevitable. If we continue on our present course it's inevitable, but it doesn't have to be that way. To change our present course and to address our population problems would take courage, and that may be why Mr. Algase may eventually turn out to be correct.
  6. Roger Algase's Avatar
    John Frecker obviously did not read my previous comment very carefully. I said clearly that overpopulation was a fake environmental argument. The real danger to the future of this planet, according to the overwhelming majority of reputable scientists, lies in carbon emissions from fossil fuels. This is an issue of oil company and industrial manufacturing greed and irresponsibility, not population levels and even less so of immigration.

    My reference to immigration was simply to point out that if there are no people left on this planet, then no one will not have to worry about immigration policy any more. Some people want to make immigrants scapegoats for every problem faced by humanity, including climate change. They will have to look elsewhere than in my comments for support.
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