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


January 6, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2010,0106.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Improve Readability
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Proactive Lawyering
3.  Articles:
    (a) Canadian Government Creates Faster Credential Recognition
    Process For Immigrants by David Cohen
    (b) Immigrants And The Economy by David Dyssegaard Kallick,
    et al. for the Fiscal Policy Institute
4.  News:
    (a) CRS Report On Cuban Migration
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
    (b) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
    (c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
    (d) BIA Delivery Service
    (e) J-1 Visa Program
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration's New Year
    (b) Illinois Senate Candidates Say Little On Immigration
    (c) Too Many Dying Along The Border
    (d) Trying To Build Bonds With Immigrant Stories
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washinton, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Jim Roberts


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1.  COMMENT


Improve Readability


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writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
_________________________________________________________________
2.  FOCUS


Today Is Deadline For Proactive Lawyering


Wednesday, January 6th is the deadline for the Thursday, January
7th phone session of "Consular Processing For Beginners" with
speakers Brian Bolton (discussion leader), Shanni Alexandrovitz,
Maria Lianides Celebi, Magdale Labbe Henke, Farshad Owji, Joan
Squires-Lind, Liam Schwartz, Nita Upadhye And Other Speakers To
Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:


++How to avoid surprise delays/denials
++Know procedures at the consulate
++Use the FAM as primary research tool
++When/how to request advisory opinion
++How to overcome issues of inadmissibility
++How much is too much supporting documentation


Wednesday, January 6th 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/200928.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200928.pdf. Don't delay, sign up
today.
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Canadian Government Creates Faster Credential Recognition
Process For Immigrants


David Cohen writes "Under this new program, internationally-
trained workers in professions such as nursing, engineering and
architecture will find out within one year whether their
credentials will be recognized in Canada."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0106-cohen.shtm
http://www.canadavisa.com/immigration-attorney-david-cohen.html


(b) Immigrants And The Economy


David Dyssegaard Kallick, et al. for the Fiscal Policy Institute
write "This report examines the economic role of immigrants
in the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The
results are clear: immigrants contribute to the economy in direct
relation to their share of the population."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,0106-kallick.pdf
http://www.fiscalpolicy.org/


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


(a) CRS Report On Cuban Migration


The Congressional Research Service released its report on "Cuban
Migration to the United States:
Policy and Trends".
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2010,0106-crs.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
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a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging,
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currently have multiple openings for experienced corporate
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experience (NIV and IV) with top-tier immigration practice or in-
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corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration
matters is a plus. Extensive client contact involved.
Undergraduate degree, excellent organizational and communication
skills (both written and oral), and the ability to work
independently in fast paced environment required.  Goel &
Anderson offers highly competitive salaries + outstanding
benefits. Qualified candidates invited to apply with resume +
cover letter to mailto:careers@goellaw.com.  All submissions kept
strictly confidential.  No phone calls please.


(b) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in
immigration law for the Transformation Division. Serve as advisor
to the Special Counsel for Transformation, Chief of the
Adjudications Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and to
Transformation Integrated Product Teams on issues relating to
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years of post-J.D. experience required.  This job is being filled
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http://www.usajobs.com/
Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2)
resume (3) cover letter, to mailto:Patrick.Kernan@dhs.gov. All
submissions must be received by 5pm EST January 8, 2010.
GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation allowance
offered.


(c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional
Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but
not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal
advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues
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deportability grounds, and national security. J.D. degree, active
bar membership, 2+ years of post-J.D. experience required. For
full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0010 here.
http://www.usajobs.com/
Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2)
resume (3) cover letter, to mailto:kelli.duehning@dhs.gov. All
submissions must be received by close of business on January 8,
2010. GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation
allowance offered.


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6.  Headlines


(a) Immigration's New Year


The quest for overhauling immigration received two very welcome
lifts on New Year's Day.


(b) Illinois Senate Candidates Say Little On Immigration


Illinois politicians and activists have helped shape the national
Immigration debate, but those vying for President Barack Obama's
former U.S. Senate seat had little of substance to say when asked
about the issue recently by The Associated Press.


(c) Too Many Dying Along The Border


The Border Patrol's Tucson Sector reports that the bodies of 208
border crossers were found in fiscal 2009. That was up from 171
in fiscal 2008.


(d) Trying To Build Bonds With Immigrant Stories


"Whenever we see our brothers and sisters being treated wrongly,"
Mr. Johnson said in an interview, "it's incumbent on us to raise
our voices. For those of us who've been involved in the struggle
and have gained benefits from that struggle, we feel it's right
to pass the benefits along."


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2010,0106.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) Immigration Event - Washinton, DC
January 12 - The USCIS Office of Public Engagement has issued an
invitation to a collaboration session to discuss issues related
to the unauthorized practice of law and ineffective assistance of
counsel. Venue: Tomich Conference Center, 111 Massachusetts
Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC at 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
_________________________________________________________________
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/immigdaily/archives.shtm


(a) Dear Editor:
The letters of Linda Cogill, Bob and C. McGinnis (01/05/10 ID)
all show from various angles how strong the bias of American
officialdom is against legal immigrants. Not only our horrendous
detention centers, but our entire immigration system is a
national disgrace. This is especially true now, when all
immigrants, not just illegals, are being made scapegoats for home
grown American economic problems. This is destructive and self-
defeating. If the Department of Homeland Security were not so
obsessed with going after employers who might have accidentally
checked the wrong box on an I-9 form, it might have been able to
find at least one staff member to assign to checking out the
background of the Christmas day terrorist before he was allowed
on a US- bound plane. And if the State Department were not
wasting its time denying a visa because a fiancée could not
remember a detail about her intended spouse from 15 years before,
it might also be more effective in locating terrorists. People
who have never done this country any harm languish in unspeakably
awful immigration jails, while the real dangers to this country
remain at large. The mistake is in thinking that all we need to
do is kick out 12 million Hispanics and then the "good"
immigrants will all get their visas. That will never happen,
because the same kind of prejudice that is calling for mass
expulsion of illegal Latinos is also trying to slam the gates
against the more "desirable", "qualified" or "assimilable" would-
be legal immigrants from many parts of the world. Hatred and
xenophobia do not distinguish between legal and illegal, educated
and unskilled, rich and poor, immigrants.
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
Regarding the Letters of (01/04/10 ID) and (01/05/10 ID), the
narrow and slanted focus of entry enthusiasts is painfully
obvious which ignores that migration to the US is an enormous
subject and affects nearly every aspect of our national life and
that citizens and US interests need to be considered over those
of migrants. Bob's letter complains that entry is, "difficult,
expensive, complex, and often impossible to get a Visa" as if
entrants have a right that entry is easy, free, simple and
available on demand. The fact is that entry has been too easy
with lax enforcement  and much fraud which has resulted in more
entry than most nations. Isreal has never had an airline bombing
because of effective controls but we just avoided this by
allowing a visa to a terrorist who out of shear luck, couldn't
pull it off. All potential entrants are not gifted geniuses but
most will work for less pay.  Letters of RA and HP covet the
numbers of the Mexican invasion while S. Sheplov, despite the
true accounts of D. Murray, minimizes the need for assimilation
and ignores the numbers and in the past has endorsed "Occupied
America".  This radical, racist book is used in "Raza Studies" in
SW schools, urges ReConquista and portrays US as evil. Page 167
bans all "gringos" and on page 323 to kill them.  Better reading
is:  Robert Locke's "Close The Borders",  Roger McGrath's "Mexico
Comes to California",  Jared Taylor's  "The Myth of Diversity",
Larry Auster's "The Path To National Suicide",   Peter Brimelow's
"Alien Nation".  Roy Beck's "The Case Against Immigration",
Victor Davis Hanson's  "Mexifornia: A State of Becoming",  Mark
Krikorian's  "The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and
Illegal" or Otis Graham's  "Immigration Reform And America's
Unchosen Future".  America is not the refugee, job or migrant
center for  the world.
Jim Roberts
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    I feel it's right to pass the benefits along.
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