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Dec 2 - Health Care Trumps CIR

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


December 2, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1202.shtm


Items:
1.* Comment: Health Care Trumps CIR
2.* Focus: Today Is Deadline For ICE Enforcement and Criminal
*** Prosecution - What Every Employer Needs to Know
3.* Articles:
*** (a) NYC Know Your Rights Project: An Innovative Pro Bono
*** Response To The Lack Of Counsel For Indigent Immigrant
*** Detainees by Kiera LoBreglio and Lynn M. Kelly of the City
*** Bar Justice Center
*** (b) Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration
*** And Nationality Law June 2008 - Issue 6 G.L.M. 2008 by Rubens
*** Medina, Law Librarian of Congress
*** (c) Immigrant Of The Week: Karen Weinstock by Greg Siskind
4.* News:
*** (a) USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions, Aug 26th
*** (b) ICE On 287g Program
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
*** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
*** (c) Immigration Law Certificate
*** (d) Case Management Technology
*** (e) Translation Services
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) Arizona Law Denying Benefits To Illegal Aliens Draws
*** Criticism
*** (b) Immigration Reform Is Good for Economic Recovery
*** (c) Pro-Immigration Reform PACS Growing In Influence
*** (d) Reevaluating Immigration Reform: What's it Worth?
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Joe
*** (b) Sergi Sheplov


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1.* COMMENT


Health Care Trumps CIR


Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic states "Hispanics now place
health insurance reform before immigration reform as their top
political priority". For the full commentary see here.
http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/11/hispanics-and-health-insurance-reform.html


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


Today Is Deadline For ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution -
What Every Employer Needs to Know


Tuesday, December 1st is the deadline for the Wednesday, December
2nd phone session of "Employer Compliance For Experts" with
speakers Cynthia Lange (discussion leader), Robert Divine, Jay T.
Jorgensen, Angelo A. Paparelli, Patrick Shen, Shannon Slattery,
Jennifer Sultan and other speakers to be announced. The
curriculum is as follows:


++How has ICE been implementing Secretary Napolitano's April 30
directive to focus enforcement on employers?
++What are the changes in policy and practices compared to the
previous administration that would affect an employer's ability
to resolve matters with ICE?
++What can employers expect from an ICE visit?
++What rights do employers and employees have in an audit
process?
++Cooperating with government - how far to go?
++How to prepare and handle workers you think are unauthorized


Tuesday, December 1st is the deadline to sign up. For more info,
including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200925.shtm.
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200925.pdf. Don't delay,
sign up today.
_________________________________________________________________
3.* ARTICLES


(a) NYC Know Your Rights Project: An Innovative Pro Bono Response
To The Lack Of Counsel For Indigent Immigrant Detainees


Kiera LoBreglio and Lynn M. Kelly of the City Bar Justice Center
write "This report recommends that there be government-funded
appointed counsel for all detained immigrants who cannot afford
private counsel."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1202-kelly.pdf
http://www.citybarjusticecenter.org


(b) Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration And
Nationality Law June 2008 - Issue 6 G.L.M. 2008


Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of Congress tracks recent
immigration-related legal developments around the world.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1202-medina.pdf
http://www.loc.gov/law/public/law.html/


(c) Immigrant Of The Week: Karen Weinstock


Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of Karen Weinstock, an
immigrant from Israel.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1202-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


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


(a) USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions, Aug 26th


USCIS published its responses to national stakeholder questions
from its August 26, 2009 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1202-stakeholder.pdf


(b) ICE On 287g Program


ICE released information on its 287(g) program, including an
updated list of Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) by state.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1202-287g.shtm
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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) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel seeks experienced
attorneys to apply for the associate counsel position at the
Litigation Coordination Division (LCD). Primarily responsible for
assisting in provision of litigation support in immigration cases
involving USCIS operational components. Applicants must possess
JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of
post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number
COU-CIS-2009-0009:* at http://www.usajobs.com. Applicants must
provide cover letter, references, resume, and writing sample
(max. 5pps) to: Evan Franke, Chief, LCD at:
mailto:Evan.Franke@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business
Friday, Dec 4, 2009. GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation
reimbursement expenses available. Appointments made under the
provisions of this announcement are Excepted from the Competitive
Civil Service.


(c) Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies
and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate
Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This
graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive
understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding
the status of immigrants in the US, including family and
employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is
designed for individuals working in law firms, companies,
government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they
interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a
regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning
this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more
information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
applications and to register, see here.
http://www.sps.cuny.edu/programs/spscourses/programdescription.aspx?pid=17&sid=ILCP


(d) Case Management Technology
Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
support, TrackerCorp
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is the most flexible and dependable immigration management
solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys
and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease
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As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited
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why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents
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Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law
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immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors
(Chambers Global and the International Who's Who of Business
Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call
1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email mailto:sales@trackercorp.com.


(e) Translation Services
Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
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translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
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For a free quote, please complete
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6.* Headlines


(a) Arizona Law Denying Benefits To Illegal Aliens Draws
Criticism


A new Arizona law that denies benefits to illegal aliens has
drawn criticism for being too harsh and punitive, and that it may
affect the children of illegal immigrants as well.


(b) Immigration Reform Is Good for Economic Recovery


But the simple truth is that updating our immigration laws will
generate tax revenues by requiring all workers and employers to
be in the system and level the playing field for business owners
who play by the rules.


(c) Pro-Immigration Reform PACS Growing In Influence


Immigrants' List and ImmigrationPAC, both established less than
four years ago, have raised $100,000 combined this election cycle


(d) Reevaluating Immigration Reform: What's it Worth?


The polemics increasingly revolve around how immigrants can be
used, not how they deserve to be treated.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1202.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 - Washington, DC
The Migration Policy Institute invites you to attend the release
of a new MPI Labor Markets Initiative paper on the economics and
policy of illegal immigration. This thought-provoking paper
explains the key questions in the economics of illegal
immigration. Illegal Immigration's Effects on the US Economy and
Policy, Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 9:30 - 11:00 am, MPI
Conference Room 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300 (Third Floor),
Washington, DC 20036, If you have any questions, please contact
Lisa Dixon via email at events@migrationpolicy.org or by phone at
(202) 266-1929.
_________________________________________________________________
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 just noticed ILW.COM has immigration law resources.* Do you
have any information on Immigration offices in Guangzhou, China?
Also, do you have any information on immigration law in China?
Joe Editor's note: We focus on US immigration and nationality
law, including information about various US consulates and
embassies throughout the world. We also occasionally carry
Articles discussing the immigration laws of other countries. Try
using the search engine on ILW.COM to find the information that
you seek.


(b) Dear Editor:
I could not agree more with yesterdays letter from Honza Prchal
(12/01/09 ID). Soon the discussion of an Immigration Reform bill
will be at hand and I would be interested in hearing what
solutions to the current situation some of ID's frequent
contributors have in mind. I am especially interested in
practical solutions for the complex questions that need to be
addressed concerning the mixed status families that dot our
American* landscape. Do ID readers believe that a US Citizen
spouse should have recourse to current harse and draconian
Immigration laws which result in extended separations? Should all
US citizens have the same right to free association regardless of
spouse or parents national orgin? Is the definition of Extreme
hardship* citizen family members are required to prove a
reasonable standard? Is it fairly and objectively applied by the
DHS and State Department personnel processing waiver
applications? Is it good for our economy and the fabric of our
society to have so many families limping along in emotional and
financial turmoil? Is it good for the children of mixed status
parents to endure extended separations from one of thier parents?
Is our immigration policy impacting postively or negatively where
these families are concerned? Is our Immigration Law "broken",
not sure but it certainly seems overly complex and punitive in
certain circumstances.
Sergi Sheplov
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