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


December 9, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1209.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Top Links November 2009
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Introduction to the EB-5 Case
3.  Articles:
    (a) Back To The Future: The Impact Of Legalization Then And
    Now by Sherrie A. Kossoudji for The Immigration Policy Center
    (b)Marcelo Lucero, Mi Hermano, Names In An Earth,  d. Nov. 8,
    2008 by Michael O'Neill
4.  News:
    (a) DOS Cable On Worldwide Deployment Of DS-160
    (b) CRS On Data Mining And Homeland Security
    (c) CBP Final Rule On Newly Added PreClearance Stations
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) Immigration Event
    (c) Case Management Technology
    (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Ellis Island Visitors To Get History Lesson On Dalton
    (b) Drone Aircraft Will Be Used To Nab Illegal Immigrants On
    California-Mexico Border
    (c) Brother Of Accused Dallas Bomb Plotter Deported
    (d) Denver University Panel Suggests Immigration Reforms
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Jim Roberts
    (c) Robert Yang
    (d) Sergi Sheplov


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1.  COMMENT


Top Links November 2009


We feature the most accessed links by our readers in November
2009 below:


Top five November Immigration Daily Articles


++Eight Things President Obama Can Do To Reform Our Immigration
System Without Waiting For Congressional Action by Harry DeMell
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1110-demell.shtm
++Late Initial Registration For TPS: An Unduly Restrictive Procedure?
by Joseph M. Perez
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1130-perez.shtm
++Bloggings on Deportation And Removal by Matthew Kolken
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1130-kolken.shtm
++Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1124-stewart.shtm
++Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A. Paparelli
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1130-paparelli.shtm


Top five November Immigration Daily Items


++DOS Publishes Notice Of New Visa Classification Symbols
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1130-classification.shtm
++CBP Announces Two New Ports Of Entry
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1130-ports.shtm
++CBP Announces 42000 Immigration Violators Apprehended FY 2009
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1130-CBP.shtm
++USCIS Reminder Select Programs Extended To 2012
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1130-ports.shtm
++USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions, Jan 27th
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1130-stakeholder.pdf


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


Today Is Deadline For Introduction to the EB-5 Case


Tuesday, December 8th is the deadline to sign up for the
Wednesday, December 9th phone session of "Investor Options For
Beginners", with the following distinguished speakers Carolyn S.
Lee (discussion leader), Dan Berger, Sarah Buffett, Steve Clark,
Nicolai Hinrichsen, Daniel Joyce and David M. Morris. The
curriculum is as follows:


++Historical overview -  Creation and congressional intent, and
AAO decisions
++Basic requirements
++Basic program vs. Pilot Program - Individual enterprises and
regional centers
++Removal of Conditions - Evidentiary burden, and comparison of
basic program and Pilot Program
++Legislative horizon - Pilot Program Sunset September 30, 2009,
and expectations for renewal


Tuesday, December 8th 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/200926.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200926.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Back To The Future: The Impact Of Legalization Then And Now


Sherrie A. Kossoudji for The Immigration Policy Center writes
"While there are many facets to an intelligent immigration reform
package, one thing is clear: legalization for undocumented
immigrants helps all of us."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1209-kossoudji.pdf
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/


(b) Marcelo Lucero, Mi Hermano, Names In An Earth, d. Nov. 8, 2008


Michael O'Neill writes "yet immigrant heartbreak's everywhere,
seen on lots, on streets, at 7-Elevens, all around us, in our
face, in our hair just as it was our fathers' fathers kisses,
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1209-oneill.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1209-oneill.shtm#bio


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


(a) DOS Cable On Worldwide Deployment Of DS-160


The Department of State issued a cable announcing the worldwide
deployment of the fully web-based nonimmigrant visa (NIV)
application form worldwide, DS-160. The DS-160 replaces the
Electronic Visa Application Form (EVAF).
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1209-DS160.shtm


(b) CRS On Data Mining And Homeland Security


The Congressional Research Service released a report providing an
overview of the use of data mining as a potential means to
identify terrorist activities and to identify and track
individual terrorists themselves, such as through travel and
immigration records.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1209-crs.pdf


(c) CBP Final Rule On Newly Added PreClearance Stations


The Customs and Bureau Protection published a final rule,
effective December 8, 2009, in the Federal Register to reflect
that it has added preclearance stations in Halifax, Canada and
Shannon, Ireland.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1209-cbp.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - The American Council on International Personnel
seeks a director of agency liaison. Work with ACIP members and
federal immigration agencies to improve immigration
policies/procedures for large multinational employers. Maintain
relationships with policymakers and report on agency activities,
organize and report on liaison meetings, identify emerging global
mobility trends and explore best practices, draf Fed Register
comments and amicus briefs as needed, analyze new policies and
procedures, and communicate changes to members through weekly
email bulletins, website updates, webcasts, and other venues.
Involved in planning ACIP's Annual Symposium in June. Public
speaking and travel required.  Ideal candidate has law degree,
detailed knowledge of business immigration laws + procedures,
understanding of global mobility best practices, experience
filing immigration applications on behalf of large employers,
liaison experience, ability to juggle shifting priorities,
excellent writing skills + ideas for improving immigration
system. Send resume, cover letter, references + writing sample to
mailto:lynn_shotwell@acip.com.


(b) Immigration Event
Registration is available for Windstar's next comprehensive
Nonresident Alien Tax Training, being held December 8th - 11th at
the Doubletree Guest Suites in Boston, MA. This session has
dedicated tracks featuring consecutive days of substantive tax
and immigration-based class sessions along with consecutive days
of Tax Navigator training.  This format gives you the flexibility
to attend all four days of training or just the two days that are
specific to your needs. E-mail mailto:training@windstar.com for
more information.


(c) Case Management Technology
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(d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in
the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations?
Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations
and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc.
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mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Ellis Island Visitors To Get History Lesson On Dalton


We wanted to go to five places that showed the changing of
America since Ellis Island closed in 1954.


(b) Drone Aircraft Will Be Used To Nab Illegal Immigrants On
California-Mexico Border


Predator drones, the unmanned aircraft used by the U.S. military
in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones, will soon be employed to
track illegal immigrants on the Mexico-California border.


(c) Brother Of Accused Dallas Bomb Plotter Deported


Immigration officials in California have made good on their
promise to return the brother of Hosam Smadi to his home country
of Jordan.


(d) Denver University Panel Suggests Immigration Reforms


A University of Denver panel has developed a list of 25
recommendations for lawmakers hoping to solve the nation's thorny
illegal immigration problem.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1209.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 - New York, NY
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Counting Us Out? Why
Everyone Should Care About the Census Undercount Demos will host
a public forum in a discussion about the 2010 decennial census
count and its implications for residents (citizens and non-
citizens alike) and communities all around the nation. 12/15
Public Forum Featuring Joe Salvo, Director at the NYC Department
of City Planning, and Other National Experts Hunter College
Faculty Dining Room, West Building - 8th Floor, 695 Park Avenue,
New York, NY
_________________________________________________________________
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 also want to commend Sergi Sheplov's excellent letters (for an
example, see 12/08/09 ID) for their focus on the urgent
humanitarian issues raised by our current one-sided, enforcement
only policies. Particularly, I agree with his letter's defense of
citizenship by birth. Depriving people of this basic right,
simply because their parents may have done something wrong or
because some Americans may think that this country already has
too many other people from the same ethnic, linguistic or
economic group that these children's parents belong to goes
against everything that makes America great. Nor do I mean to
imply that I disagree with everything in Robert Yang's letters.
They make many good and valuable points, especially when dealing
with the hypocrisy which characterizes so many of the
restrictionista arguments. But sometimes their relentless bashing
of Americans as being lazy, afraid of foreign competition, etc.
goes far beyond the boundaries of reasonable discussion.
Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
Regarding yesterday's Articles/Letters (12/8/09 ID), the H.
DeMell article does an excellent critique of the failures of the
'86 amnesty with the fraud and lack of the promised enforcement
which has created an even greater problem today for which Janet
N. (DHS) and others call for the same shamnesty "solution". While
H.D.'s Article questions the practicality of deportations, the
required police force to do this is now in place. It just
requires that local police inquire about legal status upon
probable cause, the same procedure for any crime and to work with
ICE. The letter of R. Algase adds more evidence to the lack of
credibility by suggesting my letters are "xenophobic", "tirades"
and not serious. The former means, "fear or hatred of foreigners"
which I have neither. The AZ town of 8,500 I was born in today is
about 500,000 and I have seen the damage of excessive growth that
profiteers are addicted to that diminishes quality of life for
others in many ways which is also happening to US. The two
articles that S. Sheplov is, "not sure how to take", is plain to
those concerned about numbers. The liberal misinterpretation on
the 14th Amd. from the Wong Kim Ark ruling presumed to apply to
illegal aliens but SCOTUS hasn't ruled on this "subject to the
jurisdiction thereof" application specifically and there is no
hypocrisy here as RA has charged. The nations "fabric" to which I
primarily had in mind was the original principles of the
Constitution and it's legacy of Liberty.  That S.S. would think
of skin color here and what entrants want displays the
assimilation and allegiance problems that are counter to US
interests. D. Murray joins growing numbers of those who wish to
see this obvious abuse and dilution of citizenship ended.
Jim Roberts


(c) Dear Editor:
How can I be anti Americans by telling my fellow Americans that
protectionism won't work and is unfair, that being ignorant,
unskilled and uneducated Americans won't help to compete in the
global economy and trade, that US citizenship is not something we
can take for granted and or an entitlement guarantee to good job
and salary without our own objective merits and qualification and
an excuse to be exempted from global market competition. Is it un
American also to tell and remind my fellow Americans that it's
actually very un American to discriminate our fellow human beings
and strip off their inalienable rights to life, liberty and
pursuit of happiness as written in our second paragraph of
Declaration of Independence ? Our country is bankrupt because of
our corrupt politicians waster our tax dollars in endless costly
wars and unless we go back to gold standard currency system then
our politicians, Republicans or Democrats will print money as
they wish, keep spending and wasting recklessly to buy our votes
and on their partisan agendas and don't care about the
consequences. Peaceful, more prosperous and secure USA and world
can only be achieved by strong commitment to combat ignorance,
intolerance, violence and barbarism in the name of God and
religions by using enlightenment and zero tolerance policies on
religions that promote hatred, sexism, inequality, intolerance
and violence and much more investments worldwide in improving
quality of our life and environment instead of financing arms
race and supporting the economy based on exploitation and
corporates greed.
Robert Yang


(d) Dear Editor:
I think D. Murray's letter's discussion (12/08/09 ID) of
birthright citizenship ignores the cost to society of
implementing a system to deal with citizenship claims. Currently
if born on US Soil nothing more than a birth certificate is
needed. In the "new and improved citizenship" scheme Murray's
letter advocates the State Department would be involved in
issuing a certificate for each US Citizen born, and of course the
paperwork associated with it would stagger the imagination. What
then of those who have no knowledge of thier parents citizenship?
How about  those cases where the father is unknown, apparently
his letter thinks one US Citizen parent  is not enough. Its
interesting to note that the "pro-lifers" his letter discusses
could not get farther from the court case that actually conferred
citizenship rights to an unborn fetus. One would think this would
be the case they are looking for, but sadly being "pro-life" has
little to do with being "pro-human" or humane. Sadly never in all
the discussions of these cases as is often true of this forum do
we hear a solution that is realistic and deals with the tragedy
of mixed-status marriages and families like Myrna Dicks. Her
husband and her child are US Citizen's and no one in the
government seems the least bit interested in his rights to live
in his own country with his wife and child. I see that several
attorneys post in this forum, can one of them tell me where in
the Constitution a US Citizen loses his/her right to family unity
when they marry a foriegn national?
Sergi Sheplov
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