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Apr 06 - CIR Flip Flop

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


April 6, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0406.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: CIR Flip Flop
2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) Article: New Americans In The Grand Canyon State by Mary
    Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center
    (b) Article: Immigrants Of The Week: Stilian Kirov by Greg
    Siskind
4.  News:
    (a)News: CRS On US Immigration Policy On Permanent Admissions
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Case Management Technology
    (c) J-1 Visa Program
6.  Tweets:
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7.  ComingsNGoings:
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8.  ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion


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1.  COMMENT


Comment: CIR Flip Flop


Los Angeles Chronicle
http://ow.ly/1v9iT
writes "Last week at a meeting with immigration reform advocates,
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele
promised a public statement in support of comprehensive
immigration reform and pledged to work hard to get additional
Senate Republicans to join Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in
advancing bi-partisan immigration reform legislation with Senator
Charles Schumer (D-NY)."


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2.  FOCUS


The Consular Posts Book


The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as
follows:


PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS   
Chapter 1:  Argentina - Buenos Aires,  By Christi Hufford
Chapter 2: Armenia - Yerevan,  By Alice Yardum-Hunter
Chapter 3: Australia - Sydney,  By NoahKlug
Chapter 4: Brazil - Sao Paulo,  By Kristina Rost
Chapter 5: Canada -Toronto,  By Dharamchand " Randy" Depoo
Chapter 6: China - Beijing,  By Frederick W. Hong;
Guangzhou,  By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee;
Shanghai,  By Christy Nguyen
Chapter 7: Colombia - Bogota,  By Luis A. Pinilla   
Chapter 8: France - Paris,  By Curtis Pierce   
Chapter 9: Germany - Frankfurt, By Steven A. Culbreath;
Munich, By Magdale Labbe Henke
Chapter 10: Haiti - Port au Prince  By Jose E. Latour   
Chapter 11: India - Chennai,  By Vic Goel;
Kolkata,  By Poorvi Chothani;
Mumbai,  By Priscilla Jones;
New Delhi,  By Poorvi Chothani
Chapter 12: Jamaica - Kingston,  By Claire D. Nilson   
Chapter 13: Nigeria - Lagos,  By C. Valerie Ibe   
Chapter 14: Philippines - Manila,  By Emmanuel S. Tipon   
Chapter 15: Taiwan - Taipei,  By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L.
Rodriguez
Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain,  By Claire D.
Nilson   
Chapter 17: United Kingdom - London,  By Edward S. Gudeon   
Chapter 18: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City,  By Marc Ellis


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   Selected
excerpts and documents: Statutes, Regulations, Foreign Affairs Manual,
Forms, Executive Orders, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland
Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor,  Department of State,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Customs and Border Patrol, Citizenship and
Immigration Services, Government Accountability Office, Federal Bureau
of Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,   
Internal Revenue Service, The White House, ILW.COM, Miscellaneous,
Web Links


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http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm
Or for fax, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Article: New Americans In The Grand Canyon State


Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write
"Immigrants comprised 19.3% of the state's workforce in 2007 (or
586,663 workers), according to the U.S. Census Bureau."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0406-giovagnoli.shtm
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/


(b) Article: Immigrants Of The Week: Stilian Kirov


Greg Siskind writes "Kirov is a graduate of the Julliard School
of Music and has conducted major orchestras across Europe and the
United States."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0406-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


To submit an Article for consideration, write to
mailto:editor@ilw.com
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4.  NEWS


(a) News: CRS On US Immigration Policy OnPermanent Admissions


The Congressional Research Service released a report US
immigration policy on
permanent admissions.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0406-crs.pdf
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Submit resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to Claudia
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6.  Tweets


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(b) Tweet: When a Lawyer Is Wrong: Sixth Amendment rights of
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(c) Tweet: Will the Real Republican Party Stand Up for
#Immigration Reform? http://ow.ly/1v9iT


(d) Tweet: Man may face second deportation in 11 years
http://ow.ly/1v7Vb #immigration


(e) Tweet: Ohio undocumented teenage girl fears for her life: She
fights for her Christian beliefs and against deportation
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(f) Tweet: ICE targets weekend dance party in Asheville... what's
next ICE? Schools? churches? http://ow.ly/1v7gX #immigration
#FAIL


(g) Tweet: Debunking myths on immigrant education: bilingual &
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ReadersWrite: Yesterday's Discussion<
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/04/05_top_links_march_2010.html


ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/04/06_cir_flip_flop.html
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  1. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    With regard to ID's comment concerning a presumed Republican "CIR Flip Flop", immigrants might be better off if Michael Steele came out against immigration reform. Otherwise, the public might think that any Republican effort to support reform will be launched in a California nightclub.
  2. Honza Prchal's Avatar
    Rifqa Barry's case calls to mind the Elian Gonzales custody case. It seems to be going better without federal intervention. Perhaps there's a lesson there for all of us?

    As for the Washington post book review of bi-lingual education, if bi-lingual education, at least as practiced in dysfunctional California, had not been harmful to immigrant children, one suspects their parents would not have voted so heavily to move away from it. I am sure it can be done well (and my fears when my own daughter was put into such a program in Alabama were certainly exaggerated based on my own California experiences). I am sure many fears are often misplaced, as mine were, but many hopes for bi-lingual education are similarly misplaced. Specifically the half and half model cited by the author as the ideal is NOT the model used in most bi-lingual programs - in fact, I have heard from people who studied that way in the first Czechoslovak Republic and in the Habsburg Empire and nowhere else, certainly not in US schools. The closer of the article is undoubtedly correct in asserting "These findings undeniably invite additional controlled studies. Nonetheless, they are a necessary starting point for lawmakers reconsidering the No Child Left Behind policy.", but forcing truly bi-lingual education instead of the lousy foreign language instruction is far preferable to the disastrously separate and unequal tracks formerly common on the West Coast. I am not sure "teacher qualification standards" crafted by groups like the NEA would allow us to hire enough truly fluent foreign language speakers as teachers. Not many fluently bi-lingual people are willing to waste their lives getting a meaningless teaching degree.
  3. Rachel V. Rao, Esq.'s Avatar
    Thank you, Immigration Daily, for being an invaluable resource.
  4. ss's Avatar
    I would be willing to consider CIR regardless of where the Republicans launch it, and despite Steele's recent difficulties I give him props for sitting down and talking about it, he could have ignored the group who did the sit-in.

    I also think its instructive to consider the visit as reported as well. The Republicans are deeply divided on Immigration Reform, the base thinks a realistic legalization program to tax those benefiting from our economy but the leadership continues to sacrifice candidates on the alter of Nativism.
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