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


March 16, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0316.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Extraordinary Alien Or Not?
2.  Focus: The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs
3.  Articles:
    (a) Mexico: A Crucial Crossroads by Francisco Alba
    (b) Immigrants Of The Week: Avichal Garga, Christoph Waltz,
    and Paul N.J. Ottosson by Greg Siskind
    (c) New Americans In The Last Frontier by Mary Giovagnoli et.
    al of the Immigration Policy Center
4.  News:
    (a) DOL To Certify U Visa Applications
    (b) Neufeld Issues P2 Entertainer Guidance
    (c) USCIS Releases Humanitarian Parole Fact Sheet
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (e) Translation Services
    (f) CLE Immigration Event
6.  Tweets:
    (a) 13 Tweets Today
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Book
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Comments on this issue


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1.  COMMENT


Extraordinary Alien Or Not


The Columbus Dispatch reports "[A former Soviet Olympian]
received a final denial in January of her petition to become a
permanent resident under immigration law's "alien of
extraordinary ability" preference." For the full story, see here.
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/03/16/former-olympian-tries-to-stay-here.html?sid=101


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2.  FOCUS


The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs


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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Mexico: A Crucial Crossroads


Francisco Alba writes "A decade into the 21st century, Mexico
finds itself at a crucial crossroads with its northern neighbor
the US, where about 10 percent of its citizens live."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0316-alba.shtm
http://www.migrationinformation.org/


(b) Immigrants Of The Week: Avichal Garga, Christoph Waltz, and
Paul N.J. Ottosson


Greg Siskind writes "Congratulations to Swedish-born Paul N.J.
Ottosson who won two Academy Awards this evening for Best Sound
Editing and Best Sound Mixing for The Hurt Locker."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0316-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


(c) New Americans In The Last Frontier


Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write
"Latino and Asian entrepreneurs and consumers add billions of
dollars and thousands of jobs to Alaska's economy."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0316-giovagnoli.shtm
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/


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


(a) DOL To Certify U Visa Applications


The Department of Labor announced that it will begin exercising
its authority to certify applications for U Nonimmigrant Status
Visas.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0316-Uvisa.shtm


(b) Neufeld Issues P2 Entertainer Guidance


USCIS Associate Director, Service Center Operations released a
memo providing guidance for processing and adjudicating Form
I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, filed on behalf of P-2
nonimmigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0316-neufeld.pdf


(c) USCIS Releases Humanitarian Parole Fact Sheet


USCIS released a fact sheet on humanitarian parole, including
related questions and answers.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0316-parole.shtm
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(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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6.  Tweets


(a) Pelosi: "Our kids cannot wait another moment for us to act."
So why hasn't Congress passed the #dreamact?! http://ow.ly/1n1zq


(b) California Republican Party divided over illegal #immigration
http://ow.ly/1n1pH


(c) Area #census workers out for the count of minorities,
immigrants http://ow.ly/1n1li #immigration


(d) Top Republican Armey urges #immigration reform, saying GOP is
all wrong on immigrants: "Handle w/ compassion & civility"
http://ow.ly/1n12e


(e) Whole ACT-INA, 20/22/28 CFR and Citations: the most respected
reference #immigration materials by PJ Patel available at
http://ow.ly/1liiN


(f) #Immigration Offer Draws Few Haitians: Only 34,427 of the
estimated 100-200K undocumented Haitians have applied for TPS
http://ow.ly/1mWXv


(g) Yes, we can! RT @RI4A: RT if you're joining the March For
America in DC this Sunday! http://bit.ly/9RLdVR #ri4a
#immigration


(h) Meat Plant #Immigration Sweep Leads to Arrests: a thousand
companies nationwide randomly selected for immigration audits
http://ow.ly/1mV2t


(i) Gutierrez threatens "no" vote on Obama health bill: "Am I
going to vote 4 the proposal as it is currently formulated? NO"
http://ow.ly/1mUQT


(j) Number of undocumented immigrants getting in-state tuition
for Texas colleges rises http://ow.ly/1mU4g #immigration
#dreamact


(k) RT @JuanSaaa: Sen. Durbin's shot at majority leader post
hinges on success of his get-tough strategy with Republicans
http://bit.ly/c8qVnA


(l) Former top DHS official set to go on trial for encouraging
her housekeeper to remain in the US illegally http://ow.ly/1lkxr
#immigration


(m) Graham: #Obama has "pretty much ignored" #immigration
http://ow.ly/1lgbw Why cooperate on #HCR with lying Prez?


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7.  ComingsNGoings


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(a) Immigration Book
Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics
By Kathleen Coll, Stanford University Press, 248 pp.,  Hardcover,
ISBN: 0804758212, $65.00,
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804758212/.
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8.  LETTERS


(a) Read the 3 comments on the last issue
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/03/mar-15-lip-service.html#comments
of Immigration Daily and share your own comments.Comment on this
issue of Immigration Daily.
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  1. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    With further regard to the mushrooming of anti-immigrant groups in the US and the deleterious effect that they are having on the Obama administration's immigration policies, it might be in order to make an admittedly simplistic comparison between the health care reform issue (which is obviously a real issue for this president) and the immigration reform issue (which is suspected by many, with ample justification, to be an illusory issue in the sense that the president has no intention of doing anything whatsoever about it).

    With regard to healthcare reform, there are two contending groups. One of them believes that the big insurance and pharmaceutical companies should be allowed to continue to prey on the public without restraint. The other group believes the opposite. As far as immigration reform is concerned, one side, made of of anti-immigrant restrictionists, believes that immigrants should be demonized, dehumanized and degraded in every possible way and on every possible occasion. The opposing side believes that immigrants too, with or without status, deserve to be treated with the same dignity and accorded the same fundamental rights as all other human beings.

    Admittedly, the details of health care and immigration are both enormously complex. But the basic motivations of both sides in these two contentious debates are as clear as they are simple.
  2. Jenny Sheehan, Esq.'s Avatar
    Thank you for forwarding this interesting article. What I always find frightening is reading the comments from the "citizens" who choose to write in. There is clearly a great deal of misinformation and ignorance in the country about our immigration system. If CIR is ever going to get anywhere, the Obama administration and those in government and the private sector who care about these issues are going to have to basically broadcast civic classes on immigration 101 to help people understand how this system has been webbed together over the last 100+ years and why it DOESN'T WORK! The task is daunting.


    Thank you for all the information you make available to us working in the field. It is invaluable!
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