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


November 4, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1104.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Impossible Subject
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Developing Company Policy in
    Light of SSA No Match Letter Controversy, OSC and ICE
    Investigations and Workers Rights
3.  Articles:
    (a) Catholics, Immigration, And The Common Good by Dominique
    Peridans for the Center for Immigration Studies
    (b) Temporarily-Away-From-Home Travel Expenses by Paula N.
    Singer, Esq.
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Hideki Matsui and Chan Ho Park by
    Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) CIS Ombudsman Recommends Temporary Acceptance Of Filed
    LCAs For Certain H-1B Filings
    (b) CRS Report On Healthcare For NonCitizens In Detention
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    (c) J-1 Visa Program
    (d) E-3 Treaty Visa
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Irish Lobby of Immigration Reform Meets With Graham In
    Effort To Push Reform
    (b) Bill To Aid In-State Immigrant Students
    (c) Justices May Hear Disputed Arizona Law
    (d) Immigration Battle
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) John Frecker
    (b) Mary P. Sclawy
    (c) Miranda Swanson, Senior Legal Assistant, Wayne M. Levine,P.A.
    (d) Jim Roberts
    (e) Lisa


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1.  COMMENT


Impossible Subject


A Los Angeles Times editorial says "When it comes to the census,
what that suggests is that even though we may not count
[undocmented aliens] as full members of our polity, we are still
obliged to count them as individuals who occupy physical space
within our national boundaries." For the full opinion, see here.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-rodriguez2-2009nov02,0,7973696.column


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


Today Is Deadline For Developing Company Policy in Light of SSA
No Match Letter Controversy, OSC and ICE Investigations and
Workers Rights


Tuesday, November 3rd is the deadline for the Wednesday, November
4th phone session of "Employer Compliance For Experts" with
speakers Cynthia Lange (discussion leader), Robert Divine, Angelo
A. Paparelli, Patrick Shen, Shannon Slattery, Jennifer Sultan and
other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:


++What effects does the recent focus of immigration enforcement
on employers have on employers' behavior?
++How has the Obama Administration's withdrawal of the No-Match
regulations affected employer's "constructive knowledge"
obligations?
++What effect has the 9th Circuit Aramark case had on employers
attempt to create a prudent company policy?
++What common trends/pitfalls has the OSC seen in its recent
investigations and charges it has received?
++Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's
rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?


Tuesday, November 3rd 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) Catholics, Immigration, And The Common Good


Dominique Peridans for the Center for Immigration Studies writes
"It is my intention to raise a few respectful questions, and to
attempt to offer a few elements of response."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1104-peridans.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1104-peridans.shtm#bio


(b) Temporarily-Away-From-Home Travel Expenses


Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Section 62 of the Internal Revenue
Code imposes income taxes on compensation for services, whether
from employment or self-employment."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1104-singer.shtm
http://www.windstar.com/


(c) Immigrants Of The Week: Hideki Matsui and Chan Ho Park


Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of two immigrant
baseball players playing in the World Series.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1104-siskind.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/


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


(a) CIS Ombudsman Recommends Temporary Acceptance Of Filed LCAs
For Certain H-1B Filings


The CIS Ombudsman issued recommendations to USCIS on the
temporary acceptance of filed labor condition applications (LCAs)
for certain H-1B filings.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1104-ombudsman.pdf


(b) CRS Report On Healthcare For NonCitizens In Detention


The Congressional Research Service released a report providing an
overview of noncitizen detention, including healthcare for
detained aliens.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1104-crs.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Passaic County, NJ  - Experienced immigration paralegal for
senior paralegal position law office.  Must have excellent
writing skills and people skills, working long hours is required,
salary offered commensurate. Must speak foreign language. College
degree preferred. Send resume and writing sample to:
mailto:melinda2006@gmail.com.


(b) 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.
(AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75
educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work
experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
times, see:
http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Credential.Evaluation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf
AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with
translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the
Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, see:
http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Translation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf
Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190,
visit http://www.aetsinternational.com , or email:
mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.


(c) J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global
Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international
exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike
other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning
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year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an
Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a
streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that
allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on
complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and
Intern programs in a variety of occupational categories including
law, engineering, finance, architecture, graphic design,
marketing and fashion. For more information on eligibility
requirements and a complete list of occupational categories,
visit http://www.globalcurrentexchanges.org
or email Melany Hamner at
mailto:melanyh@globalcurrentexchanges.org.


(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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you.  Visit our website at http://www.jobexpoaustralia.com
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 -
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/08/prweb2801544.htm
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Irish Lobby of Immigration Reform Meets With Graham In Effort
To Push Reform


Senator Graham was unambiguous in saying that he supported both
legalization for the undocumented and a targeted program for
future flows from Ireland modeled on the E-3 proposal as part of
comprehensive legislation.


(b) Bill To Aid In-State Immigrant Students


Ten states, including Texas, California and New York, have passed
legislation to allow undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-
state tuition at public colleges upon meeting certain criteria,
according to the American Association of State Colleges and
Universities.


(c) Justices May Hear Disputed Arizona Law


The U.S. Supreme Court has indicated it is interested in hearing
an appeal from business groups that, for the past two years, have
been trying to have Arizona's controversial employer-sanctions
law thrown out.


(d) Immigration Battle


The question now is; when will the president move ahead with the
immigration reform? No one really knows.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1104.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 Woodstock Theological Center invite you to attend "Honoring
Human Dignity and the Common Good: A Catholic Approach to
Immigration Reform". Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m., Gaston
Hall (located on the third floor of Healy Hall), Georgetown
University, Washington, DC,.
http://woodstock.georgetown.edu/events.html.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
No, I don't think David Murray's letters are pointless (11/3/09
ID). What seems pointless to me are the same arguments - no
matter how well written - day after day by some regular writers
to ID. Everyone should know the positions of the other writers,
and they should know that they're not going to change one
another's minds. If, as Mr. Murray's letter states in the last
sentence, they want to try ..."to fix the system of legal
immigration.", it's time to start talking about compromises and
solutions, not simply restating their positions on the issue in
various ways. It seems to me that it would be much more
constructive to spend their time and talents addressing the
problem and discussing ways to fix it. It should be obvious by
now that any solution to the "immigration mess" is going to
require some serious compromising by "both sides".  For example,
there's going to be some form of amnesty; we're simply not going
to deport elderly illegal aliens nor children of illegal aliens
who have grown up here. Rather than just arguing whether or not
there should be amnesty, wouldn't it be more constructive to
discuss which aliens here illegally would get amnesty or some
form of legalization? And polls show that once the borders are
secured and there's more enforcement of the immigration laws, a
majority of Americans are willing to permit some form of
legalization.  All the many parts of the immigration issue would
have to be addressed in any legislation and compromises would
have to be reached. Otherwise, you'll have one "side" imposing
its will on the other, which seems like raw power rather than a
solution. And, yes, lest it be called to my attention, I have
written basically the same things before.
John Frecker   Baileyville, ME


(b) Dear Editor:
I welcome David Murray's letters and encourage him to continue
writing his lucid thoughts on immigration (11/3/09 ID). I saved
his letter of Oct. 24, 2008  on what should be included in
immigration reform legislation and send it to my Congressional
reps as a reminder of what ought to be included in such
legislation whenever it appears that Congress is seriously ready
to take up the issue.
Mary P. Sclawy   Troy, MI


(c) Dear Editor:
In response to the poll request by David Murray's letter
(11/03/09 ID), I for one enjoy reading the letters to the Editor
section of ID each morning and although there are times when I
haven't agreed with some of the opinions of others, I have found
the majority of the letters written to be enlightening and
generally not insulting to any one particular individual with the
exception of the letters from Mr. Roberts. I too am sick of all
of the bible quotes used to justify his letter's contempt of
anyone this his letters do not consider American. Jim Robert's
letters obviously have no real desire to have a true immigration
debate and will never see any other side of this issue other than
his letter's own.  For this reason I find that his letters are
generally a waste of space in this forum.
Miranda Swanson, Senior Legal Assistant, Wayne M. Levine, P.A.
Lake Worth, FL


(d) Dear Editor:
The R. Algase letter of 11/2/09 ID, who has denied Mexican
irredentism in the past, now proclaims, "We are now, effectively,
a partly Latino nation, with Spanish as a de facto second
national language." and then amazingly asks, "Is this such a
terrible thing?" Obviously, not to the letter writer (more's the
pity), but may be to US citizens who wonder why their nation is
being invaded by those who have their own. The letter feebly trys
to justify it on a dishonest economic basis that leaves out the
costs, and that much of it came illegally. As Harvard Professor
S. Huntington wrote in "The Hispanic Challenge" published in
"Foreign Policy" Mexican migration is different than past or
other entry, "due to a combination of six factors: contiguity,
scale, illegality, regional concentration, persistence, and
historical presence (and) reconquista is well underway (because
of) a historical claim to US territory". See also "Mexican
Immigration and its Potential Impact on the Political Future of
the US" by Yeh Ling Ling at asustainableusa.org and
"Multiculturalism, Immigration, and Aztlan" by Maria Chang at
thesocialcontract.com as well as previous letters by A. Alexander
and R. Ranger (9/24/03 ID).  Re: the 11/3/09 ID Letters,  the DM
letter is another "pointless critique" of my letters and RY
continues his letters "mindless name calling", calling me a liar,
etc. and then the letter lies about the restrictionist position,
calling it "100% complete isolation" and again trashing US. I
have agreed with some of both writers in the past. "What has our
country come to?" by C. Rodriguez is the only relevant comment
seen.
Jim Roberts


(e) Dear Editor:
I applause the ban lifting for people with HIV, so that they can
feel more comfortable and get the care that they need, however
the need for health care reform, will need immediate attention,
now more people would need help with HIV medications along with
other things, so I hope that America is ready for such (11/03/09
ID). Canada and the caribbean along with England has free health
care, so maybe America is heading in that direction. Just to add
I hope that the President is remembering the children that are
affected by harsh immigration laws and help them too, because
these children have a bright future ahead of them, so I want the
President to look into that bill that was signed by President
Bush in 2002 concerning age out children by enforcing the law,
and letting immigration interpret it honestly. So yes we need to
stop segregating about HIV and treat everyone with respect, but
we also need to put an end to this foolish game that immigration
is playing with these children and denying their application
because they reach twenty one years old, and up to now I haven't
heard not one law maker address this situation, is not only HIV
people are being separated from their families, these people are
suffering too some of these are college grads with Masters and
Doctoral degree and because the system are being unfair to them
by not following the INA 203(H)(3) CSPA act of 2002 and allow
these children to retain their old priority dates as derivative
beneficiary of their parent petition.
Lisa
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