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January 4, 2010,0104.shtm

1.* Comment: New Year, New Date
2.* Focus: The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping
*** Now
3.* Articles:
*** (a) B-1/B-2 Visa Processing Update by Brian Bolton
*** (b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
*** Paparelli
*** (c) Bloggings on Deportation And Removal by Matthew Kolken
4.* News:
*** (a) DOL FAQs On National Prevailing Wage System
*** (b) DOL Policy Guidance On Federalized Prevailing Wage System
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
*** (b) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
*** (c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
*** (d) E-3 Treaty Visa
*** (e) PERM Services
*** (f) Forensic Psychology Services
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) Senator Chuck Schumer to lead new effort at immigration
*** reform
*** (b) Lawsuit targets CBP
*** (c) To Overhaul Immigration, Advocates Alter Tactics
*** (d) Tackle immigration reform in 2010
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) Share Your Professional News
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
*** (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
*** (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
*** (d) Sergi Sheplov
*** (e) Ben
*** (f) Jim Roberts
*** (g) Peter G,0104.shtm

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The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping Now

The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book", 2009-2010
Edition, shipping now, is as follows:

Chapter 1:* Argentina - Buenos Aires,* By Christi Hufford
Chapter 2: Armenia - Yerevan,* By Alice Yardum-Hunter
Chapter 3: Australia - Sydney,* By Noah Klug
Chapter 4: Brazil - Sao Paulo,* By Kristina Rost
Chapter 5: Canada -Toronto,* By Dharamchand " Randy" Depoo
Chapter 6: China - Beijing,* By Frederick W. Hong; Guangzhou,* By
Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee; Shanghai,* By Christy Nguyen
Chapter 7: Colombia - Bogota,* By Luis A. Pinilla
Chapter 8: France - Paris,* By Curtis Pierce
Chapter 9: Germany - Frankfurt, By Steven A. Culbreath; Munich,
By Magdale Labbe Henke
Chapter 10: Haiti - Port au Prince* By Jose E. Latour
Chapter 11: India - Chennai,* By Vic Goel; Kolkata,* By Poorvi
Chothani; Mumbai,* By Priscilla Jones; New Delhi,* By Poorvi
Chapter 12: Jamaica - Kingston,* By Claire D. Nilson
Chapter 13: Nigeria - Lagos,* By C. Valerie Ibe
Chapter 14: Philippines - Manila,* By Emmanuel S. Tipon
Chapter 15: Taiwan - Taipei,* By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L.
Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain,* By Claire D.
Chapter 17: United Kingdom - London,* By Edward S. Gudeon
Chapter 18: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City,* By Marc Ellis

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting
other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy
As It Looks
Chapter 6:* Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7:* E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees":* From Labeling to
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory
Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task
Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits
and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa
Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

Selected excerpts and documents:
Statutes, Regulations, Foreign Affairs Manual, Forms, Executive
Orders, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security,
Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Customs and Border Patrol,
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Government Accountability
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(a) B-1/B-2 Visa Processing Update

Brian Bolton writes about the latest in B1/B2 visa processing.,0104-bolton.shtm

(b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government

Angelo A. Paparelli provides the latest update from his blog.,0104-paparelli.shtm

(c) Bloggings on Deportation And Removal

Matthew Kolken provides the latest update from his blog.,0104-kolken.shtm

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4.* NEWS

(a) DOL FAQs On National Prevailing Wage System

DOL-ETA issued a FAQ on the new National Prevailing Wage System.,0104-prevailingwagefaqdecember2009.pdf

(b) DOL Policy Guidance On Federalized Prevailing Wage System

DOL-ETA issued a memo about the new Prevailing Wage System (setup
in consequence of the new rule) effective on January 1, 2010.,0104-prevailingwagepolicyguidanceNovember2009.pdf

(a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC,
a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging,
rewarding, and stable career opportunities for immigration
professionals. Due to the sustained growth of our practice, we
currently have multiple openings for experienced corporate
immigration paralegals. 3+ years of business immigration
experience (NIV and IV) with top-tier immigration practice or in-
house corporate immigration department desired. Experience with
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* 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
U.S. immigration laws. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 3+
years of post-J.D. experience required.* This job is being filled
by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive
civil service. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-11 here.
Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2)
resume (3) cover letter, to All
submissions must be received by 5pm EST January 10, 2010.
GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation allowance

(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
involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and
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-2009-10 here.
Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2)
resume (3) cover letter, to All
submissions must be received by close of business on January 10,
2010. GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation
allowance offered.

(d) E-3 Treaty Visa
Job Expo Australia - Sydney in March 2010 - Melbourne in October
2010.** Hire Australians using the E-3 Treaty Visa. It is good
business to hire Australia's robust, educated and English-
speaking job seekers. Employers happily find that Australians do
not have the cultural assimilation or English language challenges
of many workers from other countries. Can't make the Expo -
utilize our Résumé Service.* The Icon Group of Poulsbo,
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Excellent, high profile, Sponsorship opportunities are available
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Contact us at mailto:Australia@iconnetwork.orgwith your questions
and requirements.* Now is the time to plan and reserve your 2010
job fair participation. A portion of the Expo proceeds will
benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve - Australia Zoo.* Review
the National Press Release -

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6.* Headlines

(a) Senator Chuck Schumer to lead new effort at immigration

Irish Central reports on the new CIR push.

(b) Lawsuit targets CBP

The Brownsville Herald reports "Immigration attorneys are seeking
class-action status for a lawsuit against [CBP] that could have
widespread implications along the U.S.-Mexico border."

(c) To Overhaul Immigration, Advocates Alter Tactics

The New York Times reports on the student march to DC.

(d) Tackle immigration reform in 2010

An opinion piece on CNN says "It's time again for New Year's
resolutions, especially if Congress and the White House really
plan to reopen the explosive immigration debate in 2010. Whether
or not they do depends on which part of the political carnival
you're looking at."

For links to the above stories see here:,0104.shtm#Headlines

7.* ComingsNGoings

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(a) Dear Editor:
For once, I find myself in agreement to some extent with a letter
of Honza Prchal's (ID 12/31/09). If one accepts what appears to
be his letter's assumption that all legal immigrants are "high
value" immigrants and illegals are "low value" immigrants, it
would seem to make sense to make staying in this country a)
easier for legal immigrants and b) more difficult for illegal
ones. I think that any fair minded observer, however, would have
to agree that in the last couple of years, under both Bush and
Obama, the emphasis has been on b) to the virtual exclusion of
a). More than that, I don't think that anyone who has been
involved in immigration matters during this time would dispute
that the situation for legal immigrants has become decidedly
worse than it was two years ago, especially with respect to the
educated professionals who should be the most welcome of all in
America. Why does America persist in turning an increasingly cold
shoulder to the immigrants who try hardest to obey our
frustrating, irrational and overly complex laws and who have the
most to offer our economy and our society? The answer is simple:
most of them look different from the white majority and/or speak
non-European first languages. For all too many Americans, that
makes them "low value" immigrants, regardless of their other
qualifications. Feliz ano nuevo!
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY

(b) Dear Editor:
This is obviously my last letter for the year, but I'll be taking
a letter writing hiatus for a week or three, so I'll make a few
broad end of 2009 points in response to Mr. Algase's letter (ID
12/30/09). Of course present Mexican immigrants learn English
faster than certain types of earlier immigrants did - for one
thing they are more likely to be literate than their predecessors
of a few decades ago. We are not importing immigrants from
generations ago, however, but modern immigrants - people with a
far higher skill set than the Mexican average we are attracting
now. In other words, Mexican immigrants, especially where they
come in large numbers to one place as we immigrants tend to do
(though not in the vast numbers Mexicans come here) learn English
more slowly than Moldavians or Mongolians or certainly Indians,
most of whom already speak it. I fail to see the rationale for de
facto privileging potential gardeners and bus boys from Oaxaca
while making Indian chemists, Peruvian architects or Nigerian
mathematicians jump through inordinate hoops involving everyone
from the Department of Labor to ICE. Why is defending the Mexican
preponderance in our immigration mix such a big deal for Mr.
Algase's letters? Sometimes I wonder if his letters believe the
Mexican preponderance unalterable and therefore believe Americans
should just lie back and try to enjoy it or if his letters
dislike assimilation and high skill sets that would compete with
Americans. More highly educated people generally make a society a
good deal wealthier and more pleasant. We could have more
immigrants in toto if we didn't make eminently tolerant,
cosmopolitan people such as those in agreement with Mr. Murray's
letters (ID 12/30/09) feel like foreigners in their own
neighborhoods, and we could do that by decreasing (or even
cutting the growth of) the illegal population and increasing the
legal, generally far higher skilled, population of immigrants.
Easing entry for the most productive people makes good tax
policy, good social policy and, since Mexico is hardly the worst
place on earth, also a more humanitarian immigration policy.
Mexicans shop at Wal-Mex while highly educated Rwandans often
must buy bush meat in open air markets. Why should we continue to
de facto discriminate against Rwandans in our immigration policy?
Honza Prchal, Esq. Birmingham, AL

(c) Dear Editor:
I read the news article cited in the 12/31/2009 ID, entitled "The
Amnesty to End All Amnesties", a well-balanced article with a
middle-of-the-road approach to amnesty for the millions of
illegal aliens present in the US. However, an Amnesty, in any
form, is not in itself "Comprehensive Immigration Reform". It is
a simply a Band-Aid approach to resolving the mess caused by more
than twenty years of lax enforcement and a cavalier attitude by
scofflaw illegals and overstays. What needs to be reformed, and
what needs to be addressed by Congress, is legal immigration -
the boondoggles of the ridiculously restrictive H-1B system of
nonsensical limitation; the rigmarole US citizens need to go
through to bring their spouse to the US; draconian, restrictive
requirements on L-1B Visas, and a know-it-all approach to denying
L-1A International Manager Visas. Present employment numerical
restrictions are out of date and need to be revised upwards.
Having said that, family immigration needs to be restricted -
brothers and sisters of US citizens should have no right to
immigrate. Parents immigrating is debatable, as is adult children
of US citizens. It is time for Congress to decide what is good
for America, rather than what is good for aliens. Where is it
written on the stone tablet brought down from the mountain by
Moses, that because one alien achieves US citizenship, that
entitles him/her to immigrate their entire family? America needs
talent from other countries. That is what makes America great,
but Emma Lazarus's poem, inscribed on the base of the Statute of
Liberty, has outlived it usefulness. The tired, poor and hungry
do not benefit America (we have enough of them here already), but
talented professionals do - so do farm workers. Let them in and
close the door to deadbeats and scofflaws.
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA

(d) Dear Editor:
I read the letter of Murray (ID 12/31/09) addressing "bi-
culturalism" as "not good". I am not sure you can measure
assimilation but taking a cue from my own family and friends I
can confidently say that much is lost in assimilation and not
much is gained by becoming 'anglicized". What does "assimilation"
means anyway? Have your neighbors sucessfully assimilated when
you feel comfortable shopping in their store?* Does not speaking
a foreign language fluently or even at all mean someone
"sucessfully assimilated"? What a uniquely American spin on
linguistic incompetency. Its a ridiculous notion in this economy
at this time in our history we should be encouraging kids to
"speak English only".* I spend much time in Europe and everyone
seems to get along fine despite the challenges of multiple
languages. I go to my local markets which are dominated by not
Spanish speakers but Polish speakers. I don't feel out of place
and I don't get upset that they are speaking a language I will
never master. People who speak different languages are still
"human" which often gets lost in debates on Immigration, its not
a good bad or even suprising thing it just is what it is. I am
reminded of a time in Europe I noticed a woman in her late 80's
who was having trouble navigating the steps in bad weather. I
helped her down all the while she was chatting to me and I was
chatting to her, both of us speaking a different language and
neither of us understanding exactly what the other said. At the
end of the exchange though she was down the steps safely and we
smiled at each other both of us perfectly happy with our
Sergi Sheplov

(e) Dear Editor:
Ref the Murray letter (ID 12/31/09) about Mexicans and
assimilation.* This is a phenomenon that exists all over the
world and is not exclusive to Mexican immigrants.* Cultural
exclusive neighborhoods will always exist. Even here in the
"melting pot."** Try walking in an American ghetto at night if
you are pink.* Can be good too.* I enjoy walking around in the
D.C. Chinatown (caution-not at night by yourself).

(f) Dear Editor:
Thomas Jefferson said: "When we get piled upon one another in
large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as
Europe."* The Founders believed in liberty, limited government
and entry for citizens rights and a strong nation. What then are
the motives of those who advocate for mass entry, weak or no
borders and little or no enforcement?* Much of the seeming
complexity of the entry debate can be simplified by examining the
motives of the debaters.* Are they trying to* strengthen US or
weaken US because of their positions of selfish or ulterior
motives?* The answer is in Frosty Wooldredge's latest article:
"Anti Immigration efforts equal Pro-survival for our
Civilization" which asks: "What will my kids do when our
immigration policy drives this civilization beyond the carrying
capacity of this nation, destroys our environment, exceeds our
water supplies as well as degrades our standard of living and
quality of life into that of a third* world country?"* What are
the motives of the R. Yang letters who criticizes US and favors
open entry for Chinese and others, ignoring that China just
jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo for 11 years for doing the same
things that RY does here? Why do the letters of R. Algase rebuke
those of H. Prchal's (ID 12/30/09 and 12/31/09) in addressing the
difference of the enormity and separatist nature of the Mexican
invasion (as described in D. Murray's letters) as compared with
earlier and other limited entry?* While the RA letters calls
proper* and prudent solutions "propaganda", "bias" and "racist"
and other phony names, the truth is that RA and all other open
border and entry enthusiasts from the special, ethnic and
ideological interests owe US an* explanation as to why they
endorse agendas, devious positions, pious propaganda and blatant
falsehoods that clearly are not in our national best interests.
Jim Roberts

(g) Dear Editor:
Okay already!* I will now support immigration reform!* But first
the illegal immigrants and their supporters must** support some
new laws:** 1= enforce the immigration rules.* 2= prosecute
employers proven to willfully break the law.** 3= real + virtual
barriers to prevent all illegal entries.* 4= prevent most civil +
social services for future illegals.* 5= reverse the decision
that creates anchor babies.* 6= create a new temporary guest
worker program.* The 1986 amnesty accelerated more illegal
entries.* The 2010 amnesty will again accelerate more illegal
Peter G Los Angeles
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