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


February 19, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0219.shtm


Items:
1.* Comment: Haiti Pro Bono Seminar
2.* Focus: Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine
3.* Articles:
*** (a) CBP Inspections Of H-1B Visa Holders by Matthew Morse
*** (b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
*** Paparelli
*** (c) Bloggings on Deportation And Removal by Matthew Kolken
4.* News:
*** (a) USCIS On Updated K3 Visa Petition Procedure
*** (b) ICE Releases Updated SEVP List
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
*** (b) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
*** (c) Translation Services
*** (d) Website Services
6.* Tweets:
*** (a) 4 Tweets Today
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) Immigration Event
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Jim Roberts


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0219.shtm


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1.* COMMENT


Haiti Pro Bono Seminar


The second phone seminar for Haiti Immigration Relief will take
place on Wednesday, Feb 24 (the deadline to sign up is Monday,
Feb 22). USCIS has confirmed that their representatives will be
on the call to present information on the subject to the bar,
non-profit representatives, and other stakeholders participating
in the phone call. The tentative curriculum is as follows:


TPS:
++What is TPS?
++Who eligible for TPS?
++How do you apply for TPS?
++How do you prove you were here on January 12th?
++What if required documents are not available?
++Can people on TPS travel?
++How does applying for TPS affect eligibility for immigration
benefits?
++What about people in non-immigrant categories?
++What would bar someone from TPS?


Removal and Detention
++What is going to happen to people in removal proceedings?
++Can Haitians in the U.S with a Final Order of Removal apply for
TPS? If so, what is the paper work necessary?
++What about people in detention now?


Adoption:
++What should be people do who were in the process of adopting a
Haitian child PRIOR to 1.12.10 earthquake?
++Humanitarian parole available for children with proof of
confirmed adoption (case by case basis)
++HaitianAdoptions@dhs.gov* (more information available through
DHS website)
++What if I am interested in adopting a Haitian orphan in
response to the 1.12.10 earthquake?
++Being advised to wait. Need to determine if children are
orphans or separated form their parents before any new adoption
proceedings star taking place.


Family matters:
++What should be done about original documentation requested by
USCIS when most official documents were destroyed during the
Earthquake?
++Has the U.S embassy in Haiti indicated how it will go about
processing cases that were on the verge of completion?
++What is the U.S government doing about approved I-130
beneficiaries still in Haiti?
++Is there any expedite procedure available to petition for and
bring over immediate relatives?
++What about naturalized Haitian citizens who want to adopt
orphaned nieces/ family members?
++Will people with cases awaiting consular processing be paroled
in to the US to file to adjust in the US?


Refugees
++Are Haitian nationals fleeing Haiti being granted refugee
status in the U.S?
++What happens if a Haitian is caught at sea on the way to the
US?


Monday, February 22 is the deadline to sign up. For more info,
including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/haiti.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/haiti.pdf. Don't delay, sign up
today. Net proceeds received from this seminar series will be
donated to Haitian non-profit organizations as detailed on the
webpages linked to above.


We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
_________________________________________________________________
2.* FOCUS


Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine


Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an
invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach.
It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals
in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more
info, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.shtm
To order by fax, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/store/immigrationpractice.pdf
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3.* ARTICLES


(a) CBP Inspections Of H-1B Visa Holders


Matthew Morse writes "In some recent cases US Customs and Border
Protection inspecting officers have separated H-1B visa holders
from other non-immigrants applying for admission into the US on
arriving at a port entry."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0219-morse.shtm
http://www.employmentimmigration.com


(b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government


Angelo A. Paparelli writes "The attorney-client privilege
prevents me from reporting the facts on the ground with specific
details but I know from countless experiences that when
businesses hire the best brains and talents without regard to the
serendipity of country of birth, creativity, innovation and
profits all increase."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0219-paparelli.shtm
http://www.seyfarth.com/


(c) Bloggings on Deportation And Removal


Matthew Kolken writes "The following is a clip from an original
Immigration Equality documentary that highlights the impact of
discriminatory immigration laws on the lives of lesbian and gay
bi-national families. Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe it."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0219-kolken.shtm
http://www.kolkenandkolken.com/


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


(a) USCIS On Updated K3 Visa Petition Procedure


USCIS provided information on new procedures effective February
1st, 2010, relating to certain I-129F petitions for a
nonimmigrant K-3 visa (courtesy of Goldie C. Domingue, Esq.)
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0219-K3.shtm


(b) ICE Releases Updated SEVP List


ICE released an updated version of its SEVP approved school list
dated February 16, 2010
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0219-SEVP.pdf
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5.* CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
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seeks junior immigration attorney with 2+ years business
immigration law experience in H, L, PERM cases. Candidate must
enjoy working in fast-paced collegial environment, posesses
excellent communication skills, is able to multi-task and work
independently. Competitive salary + compensation package offered.
Relocation package unavailable. All replies treated in strict
confidence. Send resume + cover letter to:
mailto:immlawattymi@yahoo.com.


(b) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
Detroit area, MI - Expanding employment immigration law firm
invites immigration paralegals with 5+ years business immigration
law experience in H, L, PERM cases to consider joining our team.
Candidates should be detail-oriented, able to work independently,
be team players, and have solid writing and speaking ability.
Competitive salary offered. Send resume + cover letter to:
mailto:immlawparami@yahoo.com.


(c) Translation Services
Certified translations by Legal Language Services in 157
languages have helped immigration attorneys throughout the United
States for more than 25 years. Legal Language translates birth
and marriage certificates, academic degrees, health records,
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simultaneous interpreting, as well as certified transcription, in
support of immigration proceedings. Rush service, including same
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mailto:immigration@legallanguage.com or visit us at
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to contribute to our blog and respond to questions from visitors
to our site. mailto:immigration@legallanguage.com to discuss
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6.* Tweets


(a) data mining is here, increased enforcement will continue
http://ow.ly/196BN


Morgenthal speaks truth - treatment of #immigrants is disgrace!
http://ow.ly/18PXv


"Immigration Practice" explains substantive issues n practical
procedures a lawyer needs to handle an #immigration matter
http://ow.ly/17S6O


What would have happened if Native Americans had the immigration
law system that we now have in the 21st century?...
http://bit.ly/bHlalX


Follow ILW.COM on Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/ilwcom
_________________________________________________________________
7.* ComingsNGoings


Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm


(a) Immigration Event
USCIS invites you to attend the next USCIS National Stakeholder
meeting to be held February 23 at 2:00 p.m. To attend by phone,
please provide your full name and organization you represent to
Suzie Clarke, at suzanne.clarke@dhs.gov by COB Monday, February 22nd.
_________________________________________________________________
8.* LETTERS


Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com* (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/archives.shtm


(a) Dear Editor:
In this forum, I'm glad for whatever agreement there is in
regards to the Letters of 2/18/10 ID. I hope that the letter of
JSDO ILuonakhamhe is not subject to the vitriolic hate mail and
death threats as was Tom Tancredo when he spoke of voting
literacy tests.* It is too bad that the letters of R. Algase, who
lived in AZ at a young age, did not remain there as it is likely
that there would be a retention of the reasoned logic that the
letters fantasy comparison is lacking.* Does the letter believe
that speeding laws in areas of Latinos are discriminatory against
them because of their skin color?* Such "logic" grants special
privileges to minorities based upon a false foundation.* This is
the diversion and phony nature of most "racial profiling"
charges.* Speed laws apply to all for the safety of society and
so would voting literacy* tests, fairly administered. The latter
is a prerequisite for any law. The failure racial mix therefrom
is random and immaterial as such laws are neutral.* The letters
of RA could find racist meanings in the brown skin of a potato
which really is "so far away from reality".* In response to the
D. Murray letter, "What's wrong with that?", the answer is plenty
from citizens and restrictionists viewpoint.* While being against
CIR as an "unworkable scheme" is on target, the postponement of
it, LIR changes, and the mere promise of shutting the door "to
future illegal immigration" are not.* There is nothing to stop US
from ending illegal entry or reducing legal entry now except the
will to do so without once again using it as a false bargaining
chip for more entry. Amnesty, now or later, is not the legal
remedy for illegal entry, removal is, as the Jon Christian Ryter
article: "Operation Wetback" discusses three Presidents removal
campaigns when past efforts were to preserve jobs for US, not
others.
Jim Roberts
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