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


December 30, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1230.shtm


Items:
1.* Comment: Ellis Annie
2.* Focus: Today Is Deadline For PERM For Beginners
3.* Articles:
*** (a) Accountable Plans by Paula N. Singer, Esq.
*** (b) The Economics and Policy of Illegal Immigration in the US
*** by Gordon H. Hanson for the Migration Policy Institute
*** (c) Immigrant Of The Week: Rajul Sheth by Greg Siskind
4.* News:
*** (a) USCIS Updates EB5 Regional Centers List
*** (b) CRS On FGM As Persecution
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Translation Services
*** (b) PERM Services
*** (c) Website Services
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) Illegal Aliens Can't Dodge Identity Theft Charges In Utah
*** (b) How One Immigration Law Cheats The Elderly
*** (c) Anti-ICE Legislation Introduced On Hill
*** (d) High Tech Work Visa Reaches Cap Late This Year
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) Immigration Event
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
*** (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
*** (c) Lisa


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1230.shtm


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_________________________________________________________________
1.* COMMENT


Ellis Annie


The New York Times reports "As it turned out, the first immigrant
to set foot on Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892, an
Irish girl named Annie Moore, did not go west and die in Texas,
as had long been believed, but spent her days as a poor immigrant
on the Lower East Side, dying in 1924." For the full story, see here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/nyregion/29annie.html?scp=10&sq=immigration&st=cse


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


Today Is Deadline For PERM For Beginners


Tuesday, December 29 is the deadline for ILW.COM's new seminar
series of "PERM For Beginners" with speakers Ellen Freeman
(discussion leader), Ferzana Hashmi, Janet Henner, Elizabeth
Thompson and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as
follows:


FIRST Phone Session on December 30: Understanding the PERM
Process


++Who, what, where, when, and how of the labor certification
process
++Analyzing the position in question
++Immigrant visa preference categories
++Devising minimum job requirements
++Analyzing whether these job requirements are normal (DoT (SVP)
v. ONet (job zones))
++Drafting job description
++Securing prevailing wage determination (dealing with State
Workforce Agencies)
++Documenting the foreign national employee's qualifications
++Business necessity documentation
++Dealing with foreign language requirements, closely held family
business, combination of occupations, training and distinguishing
former and current positions with the same employer


SECOND Phone Session on January 13: Preparing & filing PERM
application


++Devising recruitment campaign
++Employer registration and attorney sub-account on federal and
state levels
++Placing Job Order with a state Department of Labor
++Roles of attorney, employer and foreign national
++Notice of internal posting
++Mandatory Printed Ads - elements, placement, considerations
++Professional positions and the necessary additional recruitment
++Schedule A and Special Handling positions
++Recruitment Report and audit preparedness
++Drafting and submitting Form ETA-9089


THIRD Phone Session on February 10: Addressing PERM Post Filing
Concerns


++Proving Business Necessity
++Responding to Audit
++Addressing layoffs
++Corporate reorganization during and after the filing
++Demonstrating employer's ability to pay
++Correcting typos and other errors after the filing
++Reconsideration and Appeal
++Supervised recruitment
++Summary of best practices


Tuesday, December 29th 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/200932.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200932.pdf. Don't delay, sign up
today.
_________________________________________________________________
3.* ARTICLES


(a) Accountable Plans


Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Travel expenses reimbursed under an
arrangement that fails to meet these requirements are income to
the worker either as wages or self-employment compensation."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1230-singer.shtm
http://www.windstar.com/


(b) The Economics and Policy of Illegal Immigration in the US


Gordon H. Hanson for the Migration Policy Institute writes "A
more constructive immigration policy would aim to generate
maximum productivity gains to the US economy while limiting the
fiscal cost and keeping enforcement spending contained."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1230-hanson.pdf
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/


(c) Immigrant Of The Week: Rajul Sheth


Greg Siskind writes "Well, it turns out the actual Silicon Valley
is the Silicon Valley for America's ping-pong talent."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1230-siskind.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/


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


(a) USCIS Updates EB5 Regional Centers List


USCIS published a list of Immigrant Investor Regional Centers by
state, updated December 24, 2009.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1230-EB5.shtm


(b) CRS On FGM As Persecution


The Congressional Research Service issued a report analyzing FGM
as persecution and discussing when it can constitute a basis for
asylum and withholding of removal.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1230-crs.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.* CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Translation Services
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States for more than 25 years. Legal Language translates birth
and marriage certificates, academic degrees, health records,
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further.


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_________________________________________________________________
6.* Headlines


(a) Illegal Aliens Can't Dodge Identity Theft Charges In Utah


Under Utah law, the use of a Social Security number that belongs
to another person is a felony regardless of whether the illegal
alien knows or doesn't know that the Social Security belongs to
someone else.


(b) How One Immigration Law Cheats The Elderly


OK, so what if you'd like one of these au pairs to live with your
ailing mother as an alternative to, say, a $70,000 a year nursing
home? You can't do it.


(c) Anti-ICE Legislation Introduced On Hill


But as of Monday, the bill's list of 92 cosponsors contained only
Democrat names who hailed from the Congressional Progressive,
Hispanic and Black caucuses.


(d) High Tech Work Visa Reaches Cap Late This Year


But in a valley in which 53 percent of our engineers are foreign
born, and more than half of the founders or CEOs of technology
companies being foreign born, it underscores the need for talent
from around the globe to compete globally


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1230.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
The CIS Ombudsman invites you to attend USCIS Website - How Is It
Working for You?" January 27, 2010, 2-3 p.m. EST. RSVP to
cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov. To ensure your participation,
we encourage you to RSVP 48 hours before the call. Please send us
your questions and issues related to the teleconference topics
ahead of the call.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
With regard to Gladys C. Farris' letter (12/29/09 ID) it is worth
remembering that of the approximately 3,000 people killed in the
September 11, 2001 attacks, around 500 were foreign born.
According to contemporary CNN reports, the victims came from at
least 90 different countries, if I recall correctly. Despite the
ranting of countless politicians and talk show hosts over the
last eight years about the "3,000 Americans" who died in the
attacks, the attacks were not only against the American people,
but against America's core values of tolerance and diversity,
regardless of race, creed or national origin. I have not seen any
reports indicating that the terrorists ever checked the
immigration status of their victims.
Roger Algase, Esq.* New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
In re Mr. Algase's letter (12/28/09 ID), apology accepted. As for
his statement that "I still fail to see any difference between
his letters' express and implied slurs against Mexican immigrants
as "less easy to assimilate" and Benjamin Franklin's rants making
the same accusations against German-speaking immigrants more than
200 years ago.", I feel I owe an explanation though not a
rebuttal. America has a certain carrying capacity to assimilate
new people into its remarkably welcoming and successful culture
and institutions. I argue that with some modern institutions
actually dedicated to mediating between Spanish speaking
immigrants and pretty much everyone else instead of assimilating
them, and with the preponderance of Mexicans among those Spanish
speakers, it is harder for Mexicans to assimilate. We need to
vary the mix to both speed assimilation and increase our capacity
to take immigrants in without heightening social tensions as much
as present policy does. My gripe isn't with Mexicans per se, it
is with a system that allows in so many more Mexicans than
Punjabis and that further increases the number of illegals among
them. That's a recipe for bi-culturalism. Bi-culturalism is bad.
Seems to me the pro-Mexican position is actually anti-immigrant
since the voting public will not tolerate being made to feel like
foreigners in their own country but has long shown a high
tolerance for an Epcott Center like smorgasbord of foreignness.
Assimilation is one of those things one knows when one sees it,
and things like English language proficiency, participation in
the workforce or census or voter rolls are all fairly good
proxies for it. The Devil is and always will be in the details,
but intentionally making immigration flows more of a hassle to
voters by failing to optimize its make up to make it as palatable
as possible is silly.
Honza Prchal, Esq.** Birmingham, AL


(c) Dear Editor:
We are to be blamed for this Nigeria bomber, because our embassy
was warned about this guy by his father, but they did nothing to
stop him they still went ahead and give him a visa to come here,
without any question. London denied him renewal of a student
visa, but we are too naive we take things for granted and cost
innocent people their lives in the process, the same thing happen
on 911 we issue student visa to these people and allow them on a
plane without any question, and even after they took down the
towers and died in the process* immigration was still issuing
renewal of their student visas Something is not right with this
picture, because immigration is too busy trying to find ways to
denied law abiding people their green cards, and not following
the law, instead doing what their mind tell them to do or how
they feel, because they have the power too and blank honest
children who are contributing in a very positive way to this
country their green cards after they waited for some ten to
fifteen years in line to get one and pay all the required fees
but over looking these nuisance that up to no good a chance to
come and destroy our country, every act of terror that took place
was done by people who was in legal status, none of them was
illegal! But yet still the illegals in this country can't stand a
chance, they are being treated like hard core criminals, but yet
a boy that was on the terror list could walk in an american
embassy and walk out with a valid visa, he even went through
security and still boarded a plane not once but twice with
explosives in his under wear, what a picture.
Lisa
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