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


January 19, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0119.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: ILW.COM Tweets
2.  Focus: Deadline For PERM For Experts Is Jan 19th
3.  Articles:
    (a) CIR Advocates: We Are Here, We Are United, We Are
    Determined, And We Are Ready by Robert Gittelson
    (b) What's Your Tagline? by Michelle LaBrosse
    (c) Immigrant Of The Week: Andre Platzer by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) ILW.COM Live Tweet on USCIS Director Haiti TPS Call
    (b) USCIS Director Mayorkas On Interim Field Guidance Memo On
    Initial Haiti Relief Efforts
    (c) USCIS Releases TPS For Haiti Nationals Questions And
    Answers
    (d) USCIS Releases Haitian Relief Measures Questions And
    Answers
    (e) DHS Secretary Napolitano On Haiti Earthquake Response
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) PERM Services
    (b) I-9 And E-Verify Compliance Technology
    (c) BIA Delivery Service
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Massachusetts And The 60-Vote Senate Fallacy
    (b) Why Haiti Matters
    (c) About 250 March To Support Immigration Bill
    (d) Wiser Than America: Neighboring Dominicans Refuse Haitian
    Influx
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Share Your Professional News
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Yosie Saint-Cyr
    (c) Lisa


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0119.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


ILW.COM Tweets


ILW.COM is twittering on the latest development in CIR, changes
in immigration law, supporting pro-immigration campaigns, and
pointing out news and articles of general interest. As an example
of what Twitter can do for you, see the news item below on
ILW.COM's live tweets during USCIS Director's teleconference on
TPS for Haiti. For real-time news on CIR and immigration law,
Follow us on Twitter.
http://twitter.com/ilwcom


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


Deadline For PERM For Experts Is Jan 19th


Tuesday, January 19th is the deadline for the Wednesday, January
20th phone session of "PERM For Experts" with speakers Devang
Shah (discussion leader), Aron Finkelstein, Daniel C. Horne,
Allen Orr, Steve Springer and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The
curriculum is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on January 20: Pre-filing Essentials
++Introduction of the National Prevailing Wage Determination, ETA
Form 9141.
++Advanced Issues in preparing an ETA 9089 for PERM and  I-140
approval
++Foreign degree equivalences for EB2 and EB3.
++Alien's influence and control over the job opportunity.
++Use of qualifying experience gained with the sponsoring
employer or as a contractor.
++Preparing business necessity letters in anticipation of an
audit.
++Foreign Language Requirements
++Combination of Occupations
++Combinations of Education, Experience and Training
++Alternative Requirements
++Ensuring that the company has the ability to pay.


SECOND Phone Session on February 4: Ensuring a Successful
Recruitment Campaign
++Tips for advertising and other recruitment requirements for
professional occupations.
++Ensuring the employer's  compliance for the review of resumes,
interviews and preparation of recruitment reports.
++Avoid sanctions; understanding the attorney's role in
recruitment process. What is and is not permissible.
++Filing PERM applications in  economically challenging times.
++Layoffs in the company industry pre PERM filing and/or post
PERM filing.
++Effect of Employer's Bankruptcy.
++Is supervised recruitment in our future ?


THIRD Phone Session on March 4: Post Filing Issues
++Responding to an Audit.
++Preparation of recruitment reports at the pre-filing stage
necessary to withstand an audit.
++Use of Expert opinions
++Business Necessity Letters.
++Layoff Reports
++Strategies to re-file a PERM petition.
++Errors vs. Mistakes.
++When and how should you file a request for reconsideration ?
++Withdrawing a petition.  When is it permitted and strategies
for appropriate timing of withdrawals.
++Refiling and Second PERM applications.
++Recent PERM BALCA case summaries.


Tuesday, January 19th 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/201001.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201001.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) CIR Advocates: We Are Here, We Are United, We Are Determined,
And We Are Ready


Robert Gittelson writes "Some very competent people are working
for reform, and I am confident that we will be more than a match
for the nay-sayers, Nativists, and Restrictionists."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0119-gittelson.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0119-gittelson.shtm#bio


(b) What's Your Tagline?


Michelle LaBrosse writes "Since it's the start of a new year,
let's turn those questions around. How do you want people to
think of you?"
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0119-labrosse.shtm
http://www.cheetahlearning.com/


(c) Immigrant Of The Week: Andre Platzer


Greg Siskind writes "Another member of Popular Science's
Brilliant 10 list for this year is German-born Andre Platzer from
Carnegie Mellon University."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0119-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


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


(a) ILW.COM Live Tweet on USCIS Director Haiti TPS Call


The following transcript is the live Tweet feed of the USCIS
Director's teleconference for TPS for Haiti at 6PM on Friday,
January 15th.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0119-haiti.shtm


(b) USCIS Director Mayorkas On Interim Field Guidance Memo On
Initial Haiti Relief Efforts


USCIS Director Mayorkas released interim field guidance for
aliens affected by the January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0119-mayorkas.pdf


(c) USCIS Releases TPS For Haiti Nationals Questions And Answers


USCIS released questions and answers related to the 18-month
designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti
nationals.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0119-QA.shtm


(d) USCIS Releases Haitian Relief Measures Questions And Answers


USCIS released questions and answers related to interim Haitian
relief measures.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0119-relief.shtm


(e) DHS Secretary Napolitano On Haiti Earthquake Response


DHS Secretary Napolitano released several statements related to
the Haiti Earthquake including  a toll free live number.
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0119-Napolitano.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


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(b) I-9 And E-Verify Compliance Technology
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worksites all have in common about their I-9 and E-Verify
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(c) BIA Delivery Service
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of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We
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_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Massachusetts And The 60-Vote Senate Fallacy


But would a Martha Coakley loss to State Sen. Scott Brown really
debilitate Obama's agenda in 2010? The answer to that is a lot
less clear than you think.


(b) Why Haiti Matters


But above all, we act for a very simple reason: in times of
tragedy, the United States of America steps forward and helps.


(c) About 250 March To Support Immigration Bill


It was coordinated with nationwide rallies led by Reform
Immigration for America of Washington, D.C., a campaign supported
by the nonprofit Tides Advocacy Fund of San Francisco, a lobbying
group that supports liberal causes.


(d) Wiser Than America: Neighboring Dominicans Refuse Haitian Influx


"There's nothing more permanent than a temporary visa."


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,0119.shtm#Headlines
_________________________________________________________________
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) Share Your Professional News
Send your professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
Examples include: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers &
Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate,
New Attorney, New Partner. This is a free service.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
With regard to ID's comment about the catastrophe in Haiti
(01/14/10 ID), sending US military assistance to help the victims
is certainly more beneficial than propping up a government of
corrupt warlords and drug dealers in Afghanistan, or making Iraq
secure for Western oil companies. ID has done excellent research
on the long history of relations between Haiti and North America.
But the biggest symbols of the close ties between Haiti and the
US are Chrome Detention Center and the US Coast Guard. The
Department of Homeland Security, after making a humanitarian
gesture by granting Temporary Protected Status to Haitians in the
US, has now reverted to its usual immigration enforcement-only
mode. According to the Washington Post, DHS has announced that
Haitians trying to escape the horrors caused by the earthquake
will be prevented from coming to the US. The same report says
that expanded immigration detention facilities are already being
prepared to "welcome" anyone who manages to avoid being turned
back or drowning at sea. The inhuman policy of using the Coast
Guard to stop Haitian refugees on the high seas and force them
back to their country in violation of international law dates
from the Clinton era. But despite the Obama administration's
reassuring rhetoric about America's friendship for Haiti, it
seems that for Janet Napolitano's DHS, appeasing those who want
to keep people of color out of the US at all costs is the top
priority, even as Haiti turns into a vast tomb.
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
I really enjoyed ID's comment (01/14/10), agree with it in most
part, and am appreciative. However, I would like to make the
following correction: Haiti did not exist at that time ... Haiti
as we know it was created in 1804. The Haitian Revolution started
in 1791 and ended in 1804. Way after the American Revolution. The
people who helped the American Revolution were not Haitian per
say; they were free African slaves of Saint-Domingue, under the
command of Comte d'Estaing, for their participation in the siege
of Savannah. The proper name for the island currently shared by
the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti, was "AYITI". A
land rightfully owned by an Arawak people who called themselves
Tainos. It is possible that they could have called these free
African slaves: Africans of Ayiti.
Yosie Saint-Cyr


(c) Dear Editor:
In August 2002 Mr Bush passed a law to protect children from
aging out due to backlogs and visa availability in certain
preference category, however immigration is yet to follow the
instruction of this law. Ina203(h)(d) and publication 107-208 of
the Child Status Protection act clearly states that if a child
age out ,meaning reach the age of 21, the child age will be
subtracted from the number of days the i130 was pending ,and when
a visa becomes available from the child age, so their age will be
locked in. The other part states that if after doing this
calculation the child age is said to be 21 or older, the child
must be converted to the appropriate category and retain the old
priority date upon receipt, again this bill clearly states that
the age out child will be converted to either the 2b or whatever
category they fall under to keep their old priority date.
Immigration is yet to do that instead they came up with their own
interpretation and deny giving these children the chance of
getting a green card, by giving them a new priority date when
their parent reapply for them, putting them back to the end of a
very long line for another 10years after they waited with their
parent for almost 15years already. This is a very serious issue
and congress and Mr Obama need to look into this This is such an
unfair situation it hurts me when i think about this. President
Obama must look into this, and if I have to walk from NY to
Washington to get this message out I will, because too many lives
are affected by this. This treatment is harsh and cruel, this is
not humane.
Lisa
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