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Apr 23 - Better Or Worse

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1.  Comment: Better Or Worse
2.  Focus: THE I-140 BOOK
3.  Articles:
    (a) Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On April 23, 2010 by Angelo A.
    Paparelli and Matthew Kolken
    (b) Article: Mexico And The Failed State Revisited by George
4.  News:
    (a) News: DOJ Office of Special Counsel for Immigration
    Related Unfair Employment Practices Releases 2nd Quarter 2010
    (b) News: USCIS Says Parole In Place Status Available To
    Eligible CNMI Nationals
    (c) News: CRS Report On Investor Visas
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Comment: Better Or Worse

Tamar Jacoby in her latest editorial says "But a partisan
[immigration] push that failed, or poisoned the well for the future,
would ultimately be far worse than no push at all."

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THE I-140 BOOK features contributions from Brian S. Weiss,
Kristen Quan Hammill, Prakash Khatri, Faye M. Kolly, Sherry Neal,
Howard L. Kushner, and Dorothee B. Mitchell, the book's Editor
and Principal Author is noted practitioner Herbert A. Weiss. The
Table of Contents is as follows:

Part I. I-140 Introduction

Chapter One: Author's Introduction
Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen
Quan Hammill

Part II. I-140 by Herbert A. Weiss

Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person
of Exceptional Merit and Ability
Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Skilled Worker
Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions
Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage
Chapter Sixteen: Portability
Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section
204(c) Bar
Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And
Some Do's And Don'ts)

Part III. Special I-140 Topics

Chapter One: Step by Step For Schedule A Applications by Sherry
Chapter Two: Aliens of Exceptional Ability in the Performing Arts
by Howard L. Kushner
Chapter Three: Derivative Beneficiaries of Employment Based
Immigrant Petitions and the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) by
Dorothee Mitchell and Faye M. Kolly
Chapter Four: The Future of The I-140 (Employment-Based
Immigration) Process by Prakash Khatri

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(a) Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On April 23, 2010
Angelo A. Paparelli and Matthew Kolken,0423-blog.shtm,0423-blog.shtm#bio

(b) Article: Mexico And The Failed State Revisited
George Friedman,0423-friedman.shtm

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(a) News: DOJ Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related
Unfair Employment Practices Releases 2nd Quarter 2010 Issue,0423-OSC.pdf

(b) News: USCIS Says Parole In Place Status Available To Eligible
CNMI Nationals,0423-CNMI.shtm

(c) News: CRS Report On Investor Visas,0423-crs.pdf

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  1. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    April 23, 2010, the date that Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona Anti-Latino Hate Act, will go down in American history as a national day of shame. It is a misnomer to call this law an immigration law. it is a race law, just as much as the infamous pass laws of apartheid South Africa or the Southern segregation laws, because it affects all brown-skinned people.

    As we all know, there is no such thing as a US citizen identity card. Nor should there be, in a democratic country. Hundreds of thousands of Latino, Asian and other non-white US citizens face arrest under this law for not having their US passports or birth certificates with them when stopped by the police.

    The same is true of legal permanent residents or people in Arizona with temporary visas or work permits. As every immigrant knows, determining whether someone with a visa or pending change of status, extension of status or adjustment application is here legally can be a complex task that even experienced federal immigration officers, lawyers and judges can find confusing. How can untrained local Arizona police officers possibly be qualified to make these decisions, or even to know which federal immigration office to contact to get an opinion?

    How many months, or years, will US citizens or immigrants rot in one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails while waiting for an determination from the DHS as to someone's status? These questions are even more pressing because of the confusing language of the law, which instructs local officers to find out, not if someone is "illegal", but if he or she is "unlawfully present", an even more complicated technical can of worms.

    Enforcement of the law would be a complex nightmare, but the message is clear. Unless you are white, get out of Arizona. Or, as they used to say in apartheid South Africa, "Die blanke moet baas blij." ("Whites must remain on top").

    President Obama has finally spoken out against this atrocity. But shame on him and on DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano for having pursued policies, such as stepping up Section 287(g) arrangements with local officials in Arizona and around the country and allowing ICE enforcement fanatics to set deportation quotas, now hastily and unconvincingly withdrawn, that led directly to this nightmare.

    If the Obama administration wanted to take real action against this unconstitutional bill, instead of ordering the attorney general to "study" it for possible "illegality under federal law" (which is unquestionably the case), it could stop it dead in its tracks by ordering federal immigration officials not to cooperate with the Arizona racists in enforcing this monstrosity.
  2. Gladys Farris's Avatar
    The way that has been going on with the Immigration Reform if instead of the Health Reform the Immigration issued was confronted I believe the chances would have been good to passed. But now the Congress and Senate are boiling mad due to the fact the Health Reform was choke with very little of their agreement. Why go to another controversy as the Immigration when the Economy is in such a shape.
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