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


March 4, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0304.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Learn In 60
2.  Focus: New Clients, Increased Visibility, Web Traffic
3.  Articles:
    (a) Immigrant Of The Day: Annabel Park of South Korea by
    Kevin R. Johnson
    (b) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law by Carl
    Shusterman
    (c) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by
    Christopher T. Musillo
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Will Forward Form I-824s To LockBox Until March
    31st
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Help Wanted - Immigration Professionals
    (e) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
    (f) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    (g) Website Services
6.  Tweets:
    (a) 7 Tweets Today
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigraton Event - Las Cruces, NM
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Tom Boerman


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1.  COMMENT


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2.  FOCUS


New Clients, Increased Visibility, Web Traffic


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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Immigrant Of The Day: Annabel Park of South Korea


Kevin R. Johnson celebrates immigrant Annabel Park who "won The
Cameron MacIntosh Award for her playwriting at Oxford University
and was selected as a fellow for Film Independent's Filmmaker Lab
in 2005."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0304-johnson.shtm
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


(b) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law


Carl Shusterman writes "And because most executive decisions in
immigration matters are, by statute, discretionary, the power of
immigration enforcement agencies goes largely unchecked."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0304-shusterman.shtm
http://www.shusterman.com/homepage.html


(c) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo writes "With all the bluster on Capitol
Hill about Healthcare Reform, the plan to include an extension to
the Medicare part B therapy cap exceptions process fell apart
last week with little fanfare."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0304-musillo.shtm
http://www.muimmigration.com/


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


(a) USCIS Will Forward Form I-824s To LockBox Until March 31st


USCIS announced revised filing instructions for the Application
for Action on an Approved Application or Petition, Form I-824.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0304-I824.shtm
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL -  The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced
attorney with demonstrated experience in personnel law, labor
law, torts law, privacy and disclosure law and other
administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law
Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to Chief of
the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief
Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the Headquarters Office
in support of USCIS's mission. Five+ years relevant legal
experience required. For more info, key in Job Announcement
Number: COU-CIS-2010-0002 at http://www.usajobs.com/
Submit resume, cover letter + legal brief samples (max. 10 pps.)
to: Lakisha Richardson: at mailto:Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov.
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is
not in competitive civil service. Must be received by close of
business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15
levels.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY -  The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced
attorney with demonstrated experience in personnel law, labor
law, torts law, privacy and disclosure law and other
administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law
Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to Chief of
the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief
Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the Headquarters Office
in support of USCIS's mission. Five+ years relevant legal
experience required. For more info, key in Job Announcement
Number: COU-CIS-2010-0003 at http://www.usajobs.com/
Submit resume, cover letter + legal brief samples (max. 10 pps.)
to: Lakisha Richardson: at mailto:Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov.
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is
not in the competitive civil service. Must be received by close
of business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the
GS-13/14/15 levels.


(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Laguna Niguel, CA - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks
experienced attorney for its Training and Knowledge Management
Division (TKMD). Attorney will serve as advisor to the Division
Chief of TKMD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other
Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration
laws. Attorney will provide legal advice, develop, and conduct
training on a variety of immigration related issues. Position has
a particular focus on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant
classifications, and will be located at California Service
Center. Travel is connected with position.  For more info, key in
Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0001 at http://www.usajobs.com/
Applications submitted through USAJOBS will not be considered.
Submit resume, cover letter + two writing samples (max. 10 pps.)
to: Janice Neetenbeek, Chief, TKMD: at
mailto:Janice.Neetenbeek@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of
business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15
levels. No relocation reimbursement available.


(d) Help Wanted - Immigration Professionals
Toronto, ON - Immigration law firm seeks global immigration
specialists (lawyers or paralegals with global file management
experience) for Toronto-based global practice focused exclusively
on corporate clients. The successful candidate will demonstrate
complex problem solving capabilities and superior communication
skills; offer excellent initiative and co-ordination attributes;
be comfortable working in a fast-paced and challenging
environment; and have an aptitude to learn and use proprietary
software technology.  Language capabilities in Spanish a valuable
asset in this global migration position.   Submit your resume via
email to Lonnie Wellman: mailto:lwellman@gt-hrlaw.com or by fax
to 416-943-0289.


(e) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Boutique immigration law firm seeks (2) paralegals with the
following experience: Immigration paralegal #1 with 2+ years of
specific experience in O-1, P and EB-1 visa applications and
Immigration paralegal #2 with general business immigration
experience in H-1B, L, E-2, EB2 and EB 3 visa applications.
Recent law school graduates or foreign lawyers will be
considered. Please apply by sending cover letter, detailed CV and
relevant writing sample, indicating the specific position sought
to: mailto:ContactNYCLawyer@gmail.com, fax: 212.918.9078.


(f) Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in
the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations?
Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations
and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc.
(AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75
educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work
experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
times, see:
http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Credential.Evaluation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf.
AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with
translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the
Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, see:
http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Translation.Application.PDF
.Writable.2009.pdf. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786)
276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com , or email:
mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.


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6.  Tweets


(a) Light skinned, British and undocumented ... Shocking?
http://ow.ly/1ejHj


#Immigration Practice 09-10 Ed: A resourceful guide for
immigration attorneys http://ow.ly/1cWwe


ICE busts largest alleged visa fraud ring in history
http://ow.ly/1ehIm


(b) "Federal problem demands federal fix" http://ow.ly/1eg9V The
country is burning while Congress fiddles, #CIR NOW!


(c) Colorado Senate kills E-Verify. 5th time was NOT the charm!
http://ow.ly/1edBw #immigration 2 hours ago reply


(d) Obama administration argues in federal court that govt had no
liability for neglect or abuse in detention centers
http://ow.ly/1edwI


(e) Family facing deportation breakup wins reprieve. Deportation
of mother & two sons halted http://ow.ly/1eacl #immigration


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7.  ComingsNGoings


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see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm


(a) Immigraton Event - Las Cruces, NM
Las Cruces, NN, March 4-5, 2010 - New Mexico State University is
pleased to announce Immigration Reform and Human Rights on the
Border Image of Border Crossing into US. Organized by the
Migration Policy Office of the International Relations Institute
and the Center for Latin American and Border Studies at New
Mexico State University. Unless stated otherwise, all panels are
free and open to the public. They will be held in the Anderson
Hall Auditorium on NMSU's main campus.
http://iri.nmsu.edu/immigration-reform-and-h.html.
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8.  LETTERS


(a) Read the 1 comments on the last issue
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/03/mar-03-Looking-For-Work.html#comments
of Immigration Daily and share your own comments.Comment on this
issue of Immigration Daily.
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  1. Jeri Ann H. Flynn, Esq.'s Avatar
    That was a smart move!
  2. Honza Prchal, Esq.'s Avatar
    I got this from the Wall Street Journal's best of the Web, but this Washington Post article blames Rahm Emmanuel for the failure of Immigration reform which I thought would be of interest to readers.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/01/AR2010030103934_pf.html
  3. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law 's Avatar
    This is an interesting take on Rahm Emmanuel, but the WaPo article doesn't really say anything about how he supposedly "corroded" President Obama's "commitment" to immigration reform. It would be very interesting, however, to know who was responsible for the catastrophic appointment of Janet Napolitano, with her full fledged enforcement only agenda, as DHS Secretary. As one of today's tweets rightly suggests, losing Latino support could ensure, more than anything else, that BHO will be a one-party president.

    As I have argued in other ID letters, the issue in immigration policy is not just whether CIR, with its cornerstone of legalization (a/k/a) amnesty) for illegals passes (something that will happen in the present climate of anti-immigrant paranoia around the time that visa applications to visit Mars start to be accepted), but whether Congress will put some kind of break on the power of the Donald Neufelds of this world to write their own immigration laws by issuing policy memos based on no law or regulation and accountable to no one but themselves.
  4. Honza Prchal's Avatar
    Mr. Algase's point about various barons writing their own immigration laws is an excellent one. Unfortunately, until immigration law is greatly simplified and the problem of immigration authorities answering to multiple masters is ameliorated, I think the answer is "no". Government is too big, and the almost inevitable result is the problem Mr. Algase pointed to. The more complex a system, the more various centers of power will try to make it work by privileging one or another of the unworkable whole.
    A points system is one of the many proposals for fixing this mess. Whether one can tolerate that change from the present mess or some other, the present system has ceased to work.
  5. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law 's Avatar
    I agree with Mr. Prchal's point about the complexity of our immigration laws making it easier for immigration "barons" to carve out their own private fiefdoms. Sometimes a given petty immigration lord cannot even agree with the policy in his own realm.

    A case in point (one of many that I am sure) is in the Donald Neufeld 05/06/2009 memo dealing with the 3/10 year bars for "unlawful presence". In fact, this memo says nothing new about unlawful presence, an area of law in which there has been considerable benign power grabbing by INS and USCIS officials over the years in an effort to try to limit the pernicious effects of a law (IIRIRA) that was rammed through in a late night session by a Republican Congress on 09/30/1996, just one month before a presidential election, in a mockery of the democratic process. But this is a story for another time.

    The Neufeld memo is really about unlawful presence only on the surface. Its real purpose is to make a revolutionary change in the law regarding people who are not unlawfully present, but are still out of status. The memo purports to change previous INS/USCIS policy, which had given at least some people with valid, timely filed adjustment of status (I-485) applications protection from deportation while the I-485 is pending, by providing that any adjustment applicant who fails to maintain or extend his or her temporary "non-immigrant" status until the adjustment application is approved, will fall out of legal status and become subject to deportation.

    But does the Neufeld memo really make such a sweeping policy change? Not if one reads the current version of the USCIS Field Adjudicators' Manual (FAM), which is still on the USCIS website. Section 23.5 of the FAM states clearly that only adjustment applicants whose NIV (temporary legal) status is based on a "dual intent" visa (such as H-1B or L-1), are required to keep extending their status while the I-485 is pending in order to avoid falling out of status and becoming subject to possible deportation.

    The same FAM section states that an adjustment applicant whose NIV status was based on a visa that requires "non-immigrant intent" (such as B-2 or J-1, for example) does not have to extend non-immigrant status while an I-485 is pending, because this would be impossible as a matter of law. So those adjustment applicants, according to the FAM, are safe from deportation without having to extend their temporary, "non-immigrant status" (as long, of course, as they were not out-of status when the adjustment application was filed and have not worked illegally since filing).

    This seems to contradict the 05/06/2009 Neufeld memo directly. Yet the same Mr. Neufeld, one can presume, has control over the FAM. Which Donald Neufeld should an immigration practitioner follow, the FAM one or the 05/06/2009 one? Both, purportedly, are currently in full force and effect. My suggestion is to look at the totality of the two documents, together with two other recent Neufeld memos, dated 11/05/2009 (as updated on 12/08/2009 and confirmed by the Myorkas memo of 01/28/2010 dealing with "acceptance" of LCA's in H-1B cases -"rejection" would be a far more accurate term) and the even more controvercial Neufeld memo of 01/08/2010 dealing with H-1B employment agencies.

    The effect of all these memos together, written by only one or two immigration barons, including one who cannot even agree with himself, on the legal immigration system, may one day be compared to the effect of the activities of two other "barons" acting on their own on the legal structure they were addressing in Rome on 03/15/44BC. But that, also, is a story for another time.
  6. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law 's Avatar
    I would like to correct a spelling error. In my previous comment, I meant "Mayorkas", not "Myorkas." My apologies.
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