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October 16, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1016.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Founders Visa
2.  Focus: Business Immigration Law
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
    Shusterman
    (b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by
    Christopher T. Musillo
    (c) New Americans In The Volunteer State by Mary Giovagnoli
    et. al of the Immigration Policy Center
4.  News:
    (a) EOIR Isses Fact Sheet On Office Of Chief Administrative
    Hearing Officer
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Forensic Psychology Services
    (c) Case Management Technology
    (d) Translation Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) ICE Arrests More Than 1,780 Alleged Gang Members
    (b) Some Police Agencies Resist New Immigration Controls
    (c) The Immigration Debate
    (d) Zogby Poll Of Mexicans Raises Concerns Over Mexican
    Immigration
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (d) Carol McLachlan
    (e) Richard In****
    (f) John J. Brannigan
    (g) Bernice
    (h) Jim Roberts


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1.  COMMENT


Founders Visa


Paul Graham, an accomplished technologist and a partner at a
venture capital firm that funds startups, has proposed a
"Founders Visa",
http://www.paulgraham.com/foundervisa.html
as a means of reinvigorating the US economy. "The biggest
constraint on the number of new startups that get created in the
US is not tax policy or employment law or even Sarbanes-Oxley.
It's that we won't let the people who want to start them into the
country. Letting just 10,000 startup founders into the country
each year could have a visible effect on the economy."


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


Business Immigration Law


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Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-
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Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign
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Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
Chapter 2: Recruiting Foreign Nationals
Chapter 3: Short-Term Needs
Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals
Chapter 5: Intra-Company Transfers
Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas
Chapter 7: NAFTA
Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions
Chapter 9: Tax Issues
Chapter 10: The Interaction Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant
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Chapter 2: Strategies and Obstacles to Consider Before Filing
Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status
Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors
Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers
Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals
Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities
Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers


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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law


Carl Shusterman writes "Four states currently certify attorneys
as specialists in immigration law."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1016-shusterman.shtm
http://www.shusterman.com/


(b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo writes "By enacting sensible healthcare
visa reform, the US can insure that America remains a magnet for
the best and brightest."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1016-musillo.shtm
http://www.muimmigration.com/


(c) New Americans In The Volunteer State


Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center writes
"Latinos and Asians account for nearly 5% of Tennesseans and
wield $7.8 billion in consumer purchasing power."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1016-giovagnoli.pdf
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/


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


(a) EOIR Isses Fact Sheet On Office Of Chief Administrative
Hearing Officer


Executive Office for Immigration Review of the DOJ issued a fact
sheet on its Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
(OCAHO).
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1016-ocaho.pdf
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6.  Headlines


(a) ICE Arrests More Than 1,780 Alleged Gang Members


 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced
 Thursday the arrests of 1,785 gang members and associates,
 criminals and immigration violators as part of a six-month
 intensive ICE-led law enforcement operation executed in 89
 cities across the country, which ended Sept. 30.


(b) Some Police Agencies Resist New Immigration Controls


Some state and local police are having second thoughts about
working with the federal government to enforce immigration laws.


(c) The Immigration Debate


Paul Jay speaks with Ali Noorani about the battle over
immigration reform, and the economic significance of immigration
in the US.


(d) Zogby Poll Of Mexicans Raises Concerns Over Mexican
Immigration


Why do many Mexican immigrants -- legal and illegal -- have
trouble assimilating into American culture?


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1016.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


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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:
David Murray's letter (10/15/09 ID) about the inevitable
incentive effects of an amnesty - to whit, that it will draw in
more illegal immigrants in the expectation, however false, of yet
another amnesty - pushes a lot of my buttons. I am a legal
immigrant and husband of another legal immigrant. My wife
occasionally describes herself as "an idiot" for having gone
through the irritating, expensive and occasionally humiliating
process of immigrating legally, not because American residency
and citizenship are not worthwhile, but because coming here
illegally seems at times to be the lower stress route to entry. A
common assumption among many letter writers is that immigrants
approve of the most permissive possible versions of CIR and that
opponents of CIR are racists. Another is that immigrants from all
other countries are somehow cheered by hordes of illegal,
illiterate and innumerate peasants from Oaxaca coming illegally
in order to live a decent life free of the stifling socialistic
paternalism of the corrupt, violent and inefficient Mexican
state. We may feel for them, but we came here to live in an Anglo
culture, not Oaxaca, or even comparatively higher performing
Monterrey. Having so many of our immigrants come from a single
location in Mexico with a particularly poor record of
assimilation into American life (in marked contrast to
Venezuelans, Cubans and Brazilians, for example) and the white
market economy probably raises more worries among legal
immigrants generally than it does among proponents of CIR or
American Anglos generally. Real multi-culturalism should demand
immigration with greater diversity. One resultant worry is that
the enforcement provisions and incentives of CIR will be as
illusory as those of the 1986 immigration compromise, and the
country we came her to live in will turn into something far less
open and palatable as a result.
Honza Prchal, Esq.                 Birmingham, AL


(b) Dear Editor:
As usual, David D Murray's letter (10/15/09 ID) goes to the heart
of the issue at hand, in this case, amnesty. As his letter
implies, no matter how many amnesties we have, there will never
be a last one. Amnesty is like putting a band aid on an arm or
leg which needs to be amputated. It is only a short term attempt
to deal with the symptoms of a more serious underlying
immigration problem - resistance to demographic change. Germans
were unwelcome in colonial America. Irish were persecuted in the
19th Century. Chinese were barred at the turn of the 20th. Jews,
Italians and Poles were restricted in 1924. When have Latino
immigrants ever been popular in this country? OK, many Latino
would-be immigrants are illegal, while the earlier immigrants
(most of them) came here legally. But when bigots want to kick
out someone who looks or sounds different from the majority,
there is always an excuse. 100 years ago, Chinese who came here
legally were regarded as racially "unassimilable". The law was
changed to make them illegal. Fifty or sixty years ago, Jews were
accused of being loyal to Israel, not America. Italians were
accused of being in the Mafia, or being anarchists. 150 years
ago, Irish immigrants were regarded as drunken criminals who
would turn this country over to the Pope. Who cared that they had
come legally? Who cares today that most Asian professional
workers are also here legally? That doesn't stop the demagogues
from attacking them as " low wage job stealers". Until Americans
can accept that ethnic change is what this country is all about,
we will never have a fair or rational immigration system. We will
always be waiting for the next amnesty.
Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY


(c) Dear Editor:
I believe what Jim Roberts' letter (10/14/09 ID) fails to
recognize is that while America may have lost jobs for 21 months,
the jobs illegal aliens take normally would not be filled by
Americans anyway. Everyone accuses illegal aliens of working for
less than US workers. That may be true. What American can live on
minimum wage? Nobody can make me believe that  out-of-work
Americans are seeking minimum wage jobs, or jobs in agricultural
fields, low-paying factory, poultry or fish processing plant
jobs, where many illegals will be found. Many illegal aliens have
lost their jobs since the financial melt-down of the world
occurred last year. Many left the United States. That's
deportation by attrition, something I predicted long ago when I
supported vigorous enforcement of immigration laws, especially
employer sanctions. In answer to Mr. Roberts' letter's question,
"Why are we bringing into the US a million legal immigrants a
year to compete for jobs against 15 million to 25 million
Americans who can't find work or full-time jobs to take care of
their families?" - In a nut shell, I don't believe "we" are
importing them and I don't believe "they" compete against
Americans who can't find work. If California lost all our illegal
alien workers tomorrow, the economy of California would collapse,
because it has been built on a house of cards over the past
several decades. What are "we" going to do about it? We certainly
can't ignore the problem - it will not go away. There must be
immigration reform that accommodates the reality of past illegal
immigration, while making it clear that it will never again
happen, and that if any sort of an Amnesty is given, nobody will
thereafter ask, "When will the next Amnesty be?," as they did in
1987.
David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA


(d) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Comment "Gutierrez Principles" (10/15/09 ID):
Finally, a voice of reason on the immigration reform so badly
needed in our country!  I see, every day, lives kept in limbo by
the system we have now. I hope that Gutierrez continues his fight
and helps write a plan that works to right all the wrongs.
Carol McLachlan                 Kennett square, PA


(e) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Comment "Gutierrez Principles" (10/15/09 ID): Does
the legislation grant immediate status to those in the low visa
categories, those who have waited  up to 12 years to come before
pathway  persons?   In fairness those who followed the law should
get a better "pathway".
Richard In****                 Chicago, IL


(f) Dear Editor:
Once again Robert Gittleson's letter (10/15/09 ID) hits the nail
on the head. I wish all americans could see the need for CIR.
Fair winds and following seas.
John J. Brannigan


(g) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Comment "Gutierrez Principles" (10/15/09 ID): I want
to know what they are doing to help those that are working their
way through the system. I can't apply for adjustment of status
until my priority number comes up and according to the visa
bulletin they're working on June 2001. Apparently I have 7 years
to wait (but probably more). When do we get helped? We pay tons
of money are tied to our current employers, our spouses are
prohibited from working, we pay taxes and contribute to social
security and medicare but aren't eligible and yet no one is doing
anything to help us get processed. Do I need to become illegal -
seems like they have more rights to immigration than those that
follow the rules and pay the ridiculous processing and legal
fees. Frustrated!
Bernice


(h) Dear Editor:
Well, at least two of the four Letters yesterday (10/15/09 ID)
made sense.  I happen to believe that the letters of R. Yang and
R. Gittelson are very industrious and intelligent, but have been
deluded by the undue influence of Globalism and Liberalism and
that regardless of words to the contrary, such views put America
and citizens last. The RG letters have long mistaken self bias
and interest for fact and majority opinion.  While the letter
tediously attempts to frame a philosophy of equality and
magnanimous fairness to all, the effort fails, as you cannot
bestow rights of citizenship or other "fairness" upon illegals
without being unfair to citizens and such efforts seem to have
more to do with profits than principles. We read, "where your
treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matt. 6:21,24) and
"no man can serve two masters".  We do not see even this claimed
"equality" in practice.  Minorities are given preference,
illegals are given benefits designed and paid for citizens, lax
entry laws are only tokenly enforced and there is opposition to
even that, etc.  We will soon be dialing 1 for Spanish and 2 for
English. All of this looks "superior" to me as US citizens can't
get away with this in other lands or here.  The letter's
professed philosophy appears to be just another Sun Tzu tactic to
deceive and defraud US citizens to continue the entry invasion
and Plantation profits.  The letter does, "err at best and is
treasonous at worst" when illegals are allowed equal or superior
rights over citizens. Little wonder that with such a double-
minded lens, the letter views others as, "talking out of both
sides of their mouth".  The law states that illegals are not
supposed to be here and the apologists won't accept this.
Jim Roberts
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  1. Brittancus's Avatar
    E-Verify should be on the national agenda to countermand any illegal alien infiltration into the working environment. Whatever needs to done should take priority to remove the unauthorized labor in our jobless nation. More funding, more modifications until the illegal immigrant fraudulent use of documentation becomes a thing of the past. Using whatever technical programming that is available, to make it's operation inadvisable? Any database including state criminal, FBI, Social Security, Homeland Security, and any other means possible. Ultimately the final version would contribute photo verification, national ID system with biometric data which has been recommended by the Brooking's Institute and Duke University MIT. Supposedly small employers who don't operate computers should have common access in such locations as Post Offices or other approachable government building to identify the workers they are hiring.

    There should be no excuse to not install a nationwide mandatory system of worker identification. My suggestion is that--ALL-I-9's should be copied and a duplicates sent to a Homeland Security Clearing House? Creating such an office would be a simple affair, if our state and federal government would be more beneficial to the working American male and female. If our government is sincere in securing our borders, and introducing new immigration enforcement tools, then E-Verify will become the final deterrent and not be weakened by Sen Harry Reid and his administration. I have made a point of speaking to a few business human resources departments, and found most are enthusiastic about the use of Verify. Only 1 of the 6 companies that I investigated determined some false negatives" and "false positives. But they always have a backup system of contacting the Social Security agency nearest to them, until the irregularities are resolved.

    All that remains is citizens and legal residents to stop the Obama people from throwing a wrench in the cogs and stopping any technological advancement with E-Verify. E-Verify can be used on a universal level in checking bogus drivers license applications, auto insurance, home purchase, health care and other personal data. It would certainly alleviate the kidnapping of social service programs by the 20 to 30 illegal immigrants in America. It would displace foreign nationals so down-trodden legal single mums with children, homeless vets, senior citizens and even students could get employment. It all depends on all of us to contact our Representative in Washington at 202-224-3121. Tell them you don't want half measures by full permanent implementation? NO MORE DRAGGING THEIR FEET? Tell them your remember them on next election day. YOU ALSO WANT AN END TO ANOTHER AMNESTY.

    Don't let them distract you, but repeat your demands without hesitation to these open border jerks. Invest a little time and check what your politicians are doing to our immigration enforcement safeguard at NUMBERSUSA. Read about the consequences of future OVERPOPULATION at WEBCAPS and our collapsing infrastructure, that has been ignored for decades nationwide. Last read factual information at JUDICIAL WATCH that discloses the lawmakers, that are running the country for themselves, friends and business associates. ITS ALL FREE. Read that some of the White House Czars are not true Democrats, but are shadowed by their past Liberal Marxist backgrounds.
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