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Dec 18 - Immigration Goes To Supremes

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


December 18, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1218.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Immigration Goes To Supremes
2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping Now
3.  Articles:
    (a) Immigrant Of The Day: Irving Berlin of Russia by Kevin R.
    Johnson
    (b) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law by Carl
    Shusterman
    (c) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by
    Christopher T. Musillo
4.  News:
    (a) ICE Releases Updated SEVP List
    (b) USCIS Reminder On CNMI Permits
    (c) USCIS Announces Advance Parole Procedures for the CNMI
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) BIA Delivery Service
    (c) PERM Services
    (d) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Identity Crisis
    (b) The Case For Inaction On Immigration
    (c) Baca's Immigration Stand Unlikely To Cost Him His Seat,
    Experts Say
    (d) Immigration Reform: Obama Next Challenge?
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Share Your Professional News
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (c) Sudhir Shah, Esq.


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1.  COMMENT


Immigration Goes To Supremes


The Los Angeles Times reports "The Supreme Court said Monday it
would consider whether a strict immigration law called for
deporting noncitizens convicted of repeat misdemeanor drug
offenses." For the full story, see here.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-court-immigration15-2009dec15,0,6894001.story


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



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:


PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS   
Chapter 1:  Argentina - Buenos Aires,  By Christi Hufford
Chapter 2: Armenia - Yerevan,  By Alice Yardum-Hunter
Chapter 3: Australia - Sydney,  By NoahKlug
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 Chothani
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.
Rodriguez
Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain,  By Claire D.
Nilson   
Chapter 17: United Kingdom - London,  By Edward S. Gudeon   
Chapter 18: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City,  By Marc Ellis


PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE   
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 Lawbreaking  
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
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  


PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM   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 Office, Federal Bureau
of Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,   
Internal Revenue Service, The White House, ILW.COM, Miscellaneous,
Web Links


For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.shtm  Or for fax,
please see: http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.pdf
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Immigrant Of The Day: Irving Berlin of Russia


Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievement of immigrant Irving
Berlin.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1218-johnson.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1218-johnson.shtm#bio


(b) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law


Carl Shusterman writes "The Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill
introduced in the House of Representatives would revamp the
existing employment-based preference system in a number of
important ways."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1218-shusterman.shtm
http://shusterman.com/firm-bio.html


(c) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo writes " This means that nursing petitions
will be exempt from the Immigrant Visa numbers, which is the
legislation that groups such as the AAIHR have been pushing all
along."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1218-musillo.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1218-musillo.shtm#bio


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


(a) ICE Releases Updated SEVP List


SEVP released a revised list of Student Exchange Visitor Program
approved schools as of December 3, 2009.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1218-SEVP.pdf


(b) USCIS Reminder On CNMI Permits


USCIS reminds aliens living and/or working or studying in the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) under CNMI
permits to request parole before seeking to travel to Guam and
other parts of the United States.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1218-parole.shtm


(c) USCIS Announces Advance Parole Procedures for the CNMI


USCIS reminded aliens living in the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands to apply for Advance Parole before traveling
abroad if they do not otherwise have U.S. lawful permanent
resident status or an appropriate U.S. visa.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1218-CNMI.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


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6.  Headlines


(a) Identity Crisis


The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles isn't on a modern-day witch
hunt for illegal immigrants hiding behind fake or stolen
identities-or so they say.


(b) The Case For Inaction On Immigration


The Gutierrez bill is too permissive to get very far: It grants
amnesty to any employed illegal alien provided the alien has not
been convicted of a crime and pays a $500 fine.


(c) Baca's Immigration Stand Unlikely To Cost Him His Seat,
Experts Say


Joe Baca's support for the rights of illegal immigrants could
cause him some political damage but isn't likely to cost him his
seat in the House of Representatives, experts said Wednesday.


(d) Immigration Reform: Obama Next Challenge?


Despite healthcare reform and job creation taking up so much of
President Obama's attention these days, Rep. Luis Gutierrez
introduced an immigration bill this week - the first crack at
this thorny issue since comprehensive immigration reform died in
2007.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1218.shtm#Headlines
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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.
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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:
I agree with Robert Yang's letter (12/17/09 ID) that religion
should be kept out of the immigration debate. The reason is that
not everyone believes the Bible is the "word of God" and not
everybody believes in the God personified in the Bible.
Therefore, to a great many people of this nation, quoting the
Bible is meaningless. For those who do believe, they should apply
their religious views to their daily living, but should not
impose their religious views as justification for immigration
reform. There are practical and economic reasons for designing a
more workable immigration system in America, however, the
proposal of Robert Wang's letter to have open borders throughout
the world is not feasible. We are not one world. We are a world
of different sovereignties, which have very different views
culturally, economically and politically. The European Union has
attempted to unify the economies of the various member nations.
They have free immigration access across borders and that works,
but they did not throw open their borders to the world. One
cannot compare the European Union and its member states to the
United States of America vis--vis the rest of the world. If we
were to throw open the US borders, without regulation or
restraint, it is obvious that half of India, China, Latin America
and the entire continent of Africa, would be immediately lining
up to get in. There would not be enough airplanes or ships to
hold all the wanna-be immigrants seeking a better life. Of
course, after they arrived and found the streets are not paved
with gold, they would simply revert our nation into the same
chaos and poverty that exists in their home countries, since the
US economy would not support that type of mass immigration.
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA


(b) Dear Editor:
Mr. Algase's letter (see 12/16/09 ID) asks what the difference is
between the idea my letter defended of matching immigration
quotas to speed in assimilation. That is a fair question. The two
biggest differences is that the point of using the criteria my
letter suggests is to increase and diversify immigration flows
into the US and that assimilation can be measured with fairly
objective social science using sources like tax data,
homeownership, graduation rates or other neutral criteria. Such
data, while imperfect, are better than mere prejudice or pseudo
sciences like phrenology. They can also be changed year to year
to reflect changes in the data set. We do something similar with
the Visa Waiver program. Whatever gets us the greatest bang for
the buck, as it were.  As for Peter G.'s letter's question, I'd
make immigration easier, clearer, and enforce tolerable but
reliably imposed penalties for illegal immigration. If illegal
immigration were not seen as easier than legal immigration and
further as worth the cost, it wouldn't be a problem. Make the
costs of breaking the rules clear and make the rules for coming
clear and the problem will be significantly ameliorated. As for
Mr. Yang's letter's suggestion that religion be banned from
"politics, educational institutions and public spaces", one
wonders why he left the People's Paradise that is mainland China.
The immediate predecessors of the masters of Beijing killed a lot
more people than the Taiping and ****an rebellions combined in no
small part to achieve the vision he articulates, a vision
inspired more by the French Revolution than by the American War
of Independence or Britain's Glorious Revolution. America has
always given shelter to members of persecuted religions, though
not as much as we should have.
Honza Prchal, Esq. Birmingham, AL


(c) Dear Editor:
We have not received "Immigration Daily from ILW.COM" dated 16th
December and 17th December 2009.  Please forward the same.
Sudhir Shah, Esq. Editor's note: We checked our records and your
email address was not part of the Immigration Daily listserv.
Your email address has been added and you should begin receiving
Immigration Daily, starting with today's issue. Previous issues
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  1. Brittancus's Avatar
    We all know the astronomical costs attributed to the illegal immigration invasion over many decades in education, health care and incarceration. So get on the phone and insist as a voter for your lawmaker to vote for THE SAVE ACT (H.R. 3308) and be relentless.One main enforcement tools is E-Verify, that discloses and removes illegal workers from job locations. The capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121. Also bombard the House-Senate policy makers with 28 cent postcards, to stop the open border organizations from engineering another Comprehensive Immigration reform or AMNESTY. GOOGLE and investigate the terrible consequences of illegal immigrants and families, demanding rights in the--SANCTUARY STATE OF CALIFORNIA. On the brink of bankruptcy, overcrowded schools where English is a second language, and Liberal-Marxist-Extremist politicians in Sacramento, spending the peoples money to subsidize the low incomes of millions illegal foreign nationals. EXPECT A FINANCIAL cataclysmic nightmare, if AMNESTY passes.

    Bad as it is now millions more will enter America without permission causing even more chaos. Honest legal immigrants will be dumbfounded, when they learn illegal aliens will pay only $500 dollars to get legitimate status, While those people who went through the government inspection process and attorney filling fees for $2,500 dollars or more wait for years to be accepted.

    Tell them to amend the 1986 Immigration Reform Act and not another travesty that was a total disaster to taxpayers. Virginia Abernethy, Ph.D., former chief statistician for the Bureau of the Census said in September 2006 at a speech in Washington DC, that there has been a intentional undercount going on, so that the claimed figure over the 305-million population did not happen in 2005 but instead as early as-- 2001. Those who believe in America's survival, without OVERPOPULATION as stated by the US Census bureau better read the facts, not the lies at NUMBERSUSA. Those who want details of corruption in WASHINGTON and state government go to JUDICIAL WATCH. For Overpopulation statistics, should go to CAPSWEB. Other sites of interest on Immigration enforcement is ALIPAC and AMERICAN PATROL
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