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Nov 3 - Top Links October 2009

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

November 3, 2009,1103.shtm

1.  Comment: Top Links October 2009
2.  Focus: Consular Processing For Beginners
3.  Articles:
    (a) Restrain Thy Hope About Employment Based Visa Numbers by
    Robert C. Divine
    (b) J-1 Programs - Why Companies Host by Melany Hamner
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS QA On Adopting Orphans From Russia
    (b) CRS On Mexico - US Relations
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Website Services
    (c) Translation Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) New Focus On Immigration Reform
    (b) Asking For A Rethink On US Immigration Diplomacy
    (c) Obama Lifts a Ban on Entry Into US By HIV-Positive People
    (d) Governor Perry Against Illegal Alien Transfer Program
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Name - The American Immigration Council
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Cherly Rodriguez
    (c) Robert Yang,1103.shtm

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Top Links October 2009

We feature the most accessed links by our readers in October 2009

Top five October Immigration Daily Articles

++United Kingdom: A Reluctant Country Of Immigration by Will
Somerville, Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, and Maria Latorre for
Migration Information Source,1007-somerville.shtm
++VSC On H1B Cap And Third-Party Client Sites by Sheela Murthy et
attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm,1015-murthy.shtm
++Comprehensive Immigration Reform And Values: The Ideology Of
Ideals by Robert Gittelson,1006-gittelson.shtm
++The USCIS Relaxes "Successor-In-Interest" Standard by Ellen
++Immigrant Detention: Can ICE Meet Its Legal Imperative And Case
Management Responsibilities? by Donald Kerwin and Serena Yi-Ying

Top five October Immigration Daily Items

++  ICE Memo On Worksite Enforcement Strategy,1007-forman.pdf
++DOS Announces 2011 Diversity Visa Registration,1001-diversityvisa.shtm
++Supremes Grant Cert In Kiyemba v. Obama,1021-supreme.shtm
++USCIS Publishes New G-28 Form,1006-g28.pdf
++EOIR Publishes Latest Disciplinary Actions,1028-disciplinary.pdf

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Consular Processing For Beginners

Wednesday, November 4th is the deadline for ILW.COM's new seminar
series "Consular Processing For Beginners" with speakers Brian
Bolton (discussion leader), Shanni Alexandrovitz, Magdale Labbe
Henke, Joan Squires-Lind, Liam Schwartz, Nita Upadhye And Other
Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 5: Applications for Non-Immigrant
++What happens once an H-1/L-1 petition is approved by USCIS
++What is the role of the Department of State
++Non-immigrant visa application process
++Documentary requirements
++Grounds for denial
++Security clearances/waivers of grounds of inadmissibility
++Visa Waiver Program/ESTA system

SECOND Phone Session on December 3: Applications for Immigrant
++Application process
++Immigrant Visa Interview
++Documentary requirements
++Affidavit of Support issues
++Validity of immigrant visa
++What happens if client isn't quite ready to re-locate to U.S.?

THIRD Phone Session on January 7: Proactive Lawyering
++How to avoid surprise delays/denials
++Know procedures at the consulate
++Use the FAM as primary research tool
++When/how to request advisory opinion
++How to overcome issues of inadmissibility
++How much is too much supporting documentation

Wednesday, November 4th is the deadline to sign up. For more
info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online: Fax form:
Don't delay, sign up today.

(a) Restrain Thy Hope About Employment Based Visa Numbers

Robert C. Divine writes "The charts and explanation are confusing
because they fail to clarify that the people with pending
adjustment applications are not the universe of people affecting
the waiting time for a visa number, in two different ways.",1103-divine.shtm

(b) J-1 Programs - Why Companies Host

Melany Hamner writes "The U.S. Department of State and J-1
sponsors are deeply invested in J-1 exchange programs due to the
far-reaching diplomatic effects of large-scale cultural and
educational exchange.",1103-hamner.shtm

(c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification

Joel Stewart writes "In a recent case, BALCA issued an
interesting decision based on a Kellogg analysis.",1103-stewart.shtm

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4.  NEWS

(a) USCIS QA On Adopting Orphans From Russia

On March 30, 2009, USCIS assumed responsibility from the DOS for
adjudicating any Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an
Immediate Relative, filed within the Russian Federation, this
release provides responses to commonly asked questions on the

(b) CRS On Mexico - US Relations

The Congressional Research Service released a report discussing
the related issues for Congress with respect to relations between
the US and Mexico.,1103-crs.pdf

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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to our site. to discuss
6.  Headlines

(a) New Focus On Immigration Reform

But this bill is just the beginning of what will be a long
conversation in Congress and around the country, and we commend
Gutierrez for kicking it off.

(b) Asking For A Rethink On US Immigration Diplomacy

The process should be delivered in a professional and courteous
manner as Americans have been enjoying and expecting in other

(c) Obama Lifts a Ban on Entry Into US By HIV-Positive People

The president had promised to end the ban before the end of the

(d) Governor Perry Against Illegal Alien Transfer Program 11/1/09

It's called the "Transfer and Exit Program," and it moves more
than 34,000 illegal aliens per year through Presidio.

For links to the above stories see here:,1103.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: To announce your event,
see here

(a) New Name - The American Immigration Council
The American Immigration Law Foundation announcs a name change to
accompany a more ambitious mission for the organization. The new
name, American Immigration Council, reflects the expansion of the
organization to assume a larger role and greater involvement in
the immigration policy, education, and exchange communities.

Readers can share comments, email:  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
I would like to take an informal poll of ID Letters to the Editor
readers in conjunction with the remark of Jim Roberts' 11/02/2009
letter, "It is the DM letters continual pointless critiques of
others and the mindless name calling of the RY letters that adds
nothing to the debate." Hey, all out there. I would like to know
if other readers agree that my letters are "continually pointless
critiques of others." If that's what they are, and if they don't
add anything to the immigration debate, then I will surely stop
writing. For what's the use? Why should I waste my time if it
adds nothing to the debate? After all, I don't get paid for this.
And I wonder if ID readers believe that Robert Yang's letters are
offensive because his letters "calls names"? Personally, I don't
believe so. His letters have never called me a name, and from
what I can recall, his letters have never called any specific
person a name, but his letters have criticized those basic groups
of bigots he believes need criticism. And bully for him. I don't
always agree with everything Robert Yang's letters say, but I
have definitely learned from him and I respect and appreciate his
point of view. And I wonder, do other ID readers, whether or not
they agree with Roger Algase's well crafted letters' focus on the
racial motivations of anti-immigrationists, believe his letters
deserve the type of unbridled thrashing he has continually
received from you know who in the past? I for one do not believe
so, and I for one am tired of Bible quotations and references to
Babel. What do ya'll think?  It's time to speak out, and then
let's get back to trying to fix the system of legal immigration.
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA

(b) Dear Editor:
I have something to say about all of this immigration stuff. the
only thing I have to say is, they have been allow to stay work,
get electric, gas, water, rent houses for years. Now all of a
sudden they are not good enough to work, stay, nor live. The
americans are yelling they are taking our jobs. That's an lie, an
american is not going to work with an pig, cow nor chicken. They
get in trouble and have an felony and can't work or don't want to
work the weekend or they got drunk and don't want to go to work,
Or they want to much money for an job that is not worth getting
paid that much. I think america is big enough for every body to
live and go to school. I read they get food stamps, taking from
the goverment. I know alot of mexicans, peruivans,hondrian,
ect.., and they pay cash for everything they are very proud
people, who want to live and see their children go to school, and
to eat and have an home. And I don't see nothing wrong with it..
We are all immigrate from some where or somebodies grandfather,
granmother who came here years ago all wasn't here legally. And
we are all still here. We all should live and help one another
and love in God's country. It's not always about money. That's
the problem now. Our country has paid out to much money to
different things over the years and they have to set blame some
where why not the immigrates.. Not trying to take anything from
any body. What has our country come to?
Cherly Rodriguez

(c) Dear Editor:
The last Mr. Roberts' letter (11/01/09 ID) written that BO signed
Anti Hate Crime Bill that excludes the majority groups in this
country wasn't only a blatant lie but also absurd and ridiculous.
If I may quote the "holly books" again, I think God will cast
liars into hell for sure. The conservatives and restrictionists
are quick to judge and yell at BO and all liberals on spending
and morality, Universal Health Care plan, blame illegal
immigrants on their own reckless financial and living beyond
their means spending habits,  yet they're amazingly silent on how
Republicans spent the money on wars and giving tax cuts to the
wealthiest people and when the same or worse hypocrisy and sex
scandals of their own emerged and have betrayed their own "family
values and moral standard". Didn't the Lord said, "Don't judge or
ye will be judged by the same standard and those who are without
sins shall throw the stones to the sinner there". The dark and
shameful history of Western colonization, imperialism, annexing
and stealing others' properties and lands is no secret to anyone,
it's widely available in most history books worldwide. If
restrictionists got their "Christmas presents list wishes", no
more illegal immigrants living in the US, no more foreigners
coming again as immigrants legal or not and 100% complete
isolation of USA, then I bet they will complaint again of how
expensive their goods and services as the result of lack of open
market competition. Protectionism always creates backlash form
our foreign trade partners and we are the one who will be the
biggest loser because foreigners are holding our huge debt burden
and have the leverage to switch our currency as de facto global
reserve into other currencies instead, we can't afford this from
happening, period.
Robert Yang
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