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


**September 9, 2009


**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0909.shtm


**Items:
**1.* Comment: Top Links August 2009
**2.* Focus: All New Editions Shipping Now
**3.* Articles:
***** (a) Illegal, But Not Undocumented: Identity Theft, Document
***** Fraud, And Illegal Employment by Ronald W. Mortensen for the
***** Center for Immigration Studies
***** (b) Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration
***** And Nationality Law by Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of
***** Congress
***** (c) Immigrant Of The Week: Alberto "Beto" Perez by Greg Siskind
**4.* News:
***** (a) CBP Issues Travel Document Reminder
**5.* Classifieds:
***** (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
***** (b) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
***** (c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
***** (d) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
***** (e) Immigration Law Certificate
***** (f) Case Management Technology
**6.* Headlines:
***** (a) The Obama Administration's Version of Immigration Reform
***** (b) Half A Loaf On Labor Day 2009: With Jobs Down, Illegals
***** Are Leaving
***** (c) Immigration Reform: Asians, Islanders Forgotten
***** (d) Ugly Fight Forecast For Immigration Reform
**7.* ComingsNGoings:
***** (a) Submit Your Announcement
**8.* Letters From:
***** (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.


**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0909.shtm


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**_________________________________________________________________
**1.* COMMENT


**Top Links August 2009


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


**Top five August Immigration Daily Articles


**++Immigration Reform And Guest Workers: "We Wanted Workers; We
**Got People" by Daniel Shanfield
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-shanfield.shtm
**++Constitution On ICE: A Report On Immigration Home Raid Operations
**by Bess Chiu et al of the Cardoza Immigration Justice Clinic</a>
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0826-chiu.pdf
**++USCIS Adjudications On H-1B Petitions Beginning To Smell Like
**Day-Old Fish by Alan Lee
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0818-lee.shtm
**++FTC New Rule And The Implications For Law Firms And Their Clients by
**Sardar N. Durrani and Andrea L. Sumpter
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-durrani.shtm
**++Precedent Decisions Of The Board Of Immigration Appeals In
**Fiscal Year 2008 by Juan P. Osuna and Jean C. King
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0811-osuna.shtm


**Top five August Immigration Daily Items


**++ Factsheet On USCIS Website Redesign
**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0817-webredesign.pdf
**++Neufeld Memo On H-2A And H-2B Petitions
**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0820-neufeld.pdf
**++USCIS Issues Instructions On Case Status Inquiries
**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0812-casestatus.pdf
**++DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Statement On White House CIR
**Meeting
**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0824-obama.shtm
**++Neufeld, Scialabba, Chang Memo On Conditional Permanent
**Residents And Naturalization
**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0810-neufeld.pdf


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


**All New Editions Shipping Now


**ILW.COM is pleased to offer the completely revised editions of
**Patel's Immigration Law Library, the 2009-2010 Edition (Shipping
**Now). This collection includes the essential reference resource
**The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), 2009-2010 Edition,
**http://www.ilw.com/store/thewholeact-ina.shtm
**used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and many veteran
**immigration practitioners. Once you have used this version of the
**INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection
**also features the fully indexed 8 CFR, 2009-2010 Edition
**http://www.ilw.com/store/8cfrplus.shtm
**and fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR, 2009-2010 Edition
**http://www.ilw.com/store/20-22-28cfrplus.shtm
**While supplies last, the best quality immigration
**law reference books are now available at the cheapest price on
**the market - $189 for all three books (shipping and handling
**included!).
**http://www.ilw.com/store/thewholeact-ina.shtm#buynow
**_________________________________________________________________
**3.* ARTICLES


**(a) Illegal, But Not Undocumented: Identity Theft, Document
**Fraud, And Illegal Employment


**Ronald W. Mortensen for the Center for Immigration Studies writes
**"This article debunks three common misconceptions: illegal aliens
**are "undocumented;" the transgressions committed by illegal
**aliens to obtain jobs are minor; and illegal-alien document fraud
**and identity theft are victimless crimes."
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0909-mortensen.shtm
**http://www.cis.org/taxonomy/term/255


**(b) Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration And
**Nationality Law


**Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of Congress tracks recent
**immigration-related legal developments around the world.
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0909-medina.pdf
**http://www.loc.gov/law/public/law.html/


**(c) Immigrant Of The Week: Alberto "Beto" Perez


**Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of the creator of Zumba.
**http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0909-siskind.shtm
**http://www.visalaw.com/


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


**(a) CBP Issues Travel Document Reminder


**CBP issued a press release reminding individuals that all persons
**including citizens of the United States traveling by air between
**the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda will have to
**present a passport, Merchant Mariner Document or NEXUS Card.
**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0909-documents.shtm
**_________________________________________________________________
**5.* CLASSIFIEDS


**(a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
**Austin, TX - Paul Parsons, P.C.
**http://www.immigrate-usa.com
**is a busy immigration law firm practicing the following areas of
**immigration law: family-based visas, adjustment of status,
**nonimmigrant visas, PERM, employment-based visas, and
**naturalization. Seek bilingual legal assistant with family-based
**immigration experience. FT position. Ideal candidate will manage
**own caseload with high level of independence under supervision of
**attorney. This person must be bilingual in Spanish/English with
**at least one year of family-based immigration experience,
**excellent research and writing skills, efficient, resourceful,
**with keen attention to detail. Must be able to meet deadlines and
**multitask; and be a quick learner. Consular waiver experience
**preferred. Competitive salaries + excellent benefits. EEO. Submit
**cover letter, resume, + writing sample (in Word or PDF only) to
**mailto:sibrian@immigrate-usa.com or fax: (512) 479-6903. No
**calls, please. EEO.


**(b) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
**Senior Business Immigration Paralegal - Downtown Washington, DC
**firm
**http://www.paulhaarlaw.com/
**seeking a mature and responsible paralegal with a minimum of 4
**years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV
**(H-1B, E, L, J, and O), IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-5) and
**PERM.* Preference given to those with demonstrated EB-5
**experience. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred.* Must
**have a Bachelor's degree and excellent native-level English
**writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-
**paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours
**requirements. Salary commensurate with experience.* Please email
**resume, references and writing sample to mailto:paulhaar@aol.com.
**No calls please.


**(c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
**Honolulu, Hawaii - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
**experienced attorneys for for the position of Associate Regional
**Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but
**are not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site
**legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on
**issues involving immigration related adjudications,
**inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security.
**J.D. degree, active bar membership, 2+ years of post-J.D.
**experience required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-08 here.
**http://www.usajobs.com/
**Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2)
**resume (3) cover letter, to mailto:Kelli.Duehning@dhs.gov All
**submissions must be received by close of business on September
**18, 2009. GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation
**allowance offered.


**(d) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
**Miami, FL - Ira Kurzban seeks an associate who is an* experienced
**brief writer and federal litigator in immigration matters to work
**in his firm's office
**http://www.kkwtlaw.com/
**in Miami. The lawyer should have excellent research, writing and
**analytical skills with at least 3 to 5 years of experience.
**Spanish speaking preferred. Forward your resume and two of your
**best written briefs or memoranda to mailto:ira@kkwtlaw.com or
**mail to 2650 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133.* Health + pension
**plan. Competitive salary based upon experience.


**(e) 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


**(f) Case Management Technology
**Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
**support, TrackerCorp
**http://www.trackercorp.com
**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
**of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge.
**As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited
**funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker
**would be it."* Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis.* Find out for yourself
**why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents
**of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through
**June 2007); 86% of the 25 largest immigration law firms (IndUS
**Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law
**firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked
**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.
**_________________________________________________________________
**6.* Headlines


**(a) The Obama Administration's Version of Immigration Reform


** Given the policy changes made during his first nine months, it
** is clear that President Obama sees reform through the prism of
** perceived Hispanic votes and union payback.


**(b) Half A Loaf On Labor Day 2009: With Jobs Down, Illegals Are
**Leaving


**By all accounts, aliens living illegally in the U.S. are
**returning home while would-be aliens have chosen to stay put in
**their native country.


**(c) Immigration Reform: Asians, Islanders Forgotten


**But leaders of another minority group, the Asian-American and
**Pacific-Islander community, say the issue is just as urgent for
**them. And they're tired of being ignored.


**(d) Ugly Fight Forecast For Immigration Reform


**As Congress and the White House resume efforts to reshape health
**insurance and access to care, a growing line of observers and
**experts predict that success or failure could dictate the fate of
**a path to citizenship for the nation's estimated 12 million
**illegal immigrants.


**For links to the above stories see here:
**http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0909.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) Submit Your Announcement
**If you have a professional announcement such as: New Position,
**Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address,
**New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner, that
**you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your
**professional announcement to: mailto:editor@ilw.com.
**comingsNgoings announcements is a free service.
**_________________________________________________________________
**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:
**Authority figures, and ID is one, if only socially, ought to
**restrain themselves from branding their opponents un-American,
**criminals, racists and the like without very convincing evidence
**to back up their claims. K.W.E.'s letter (09/08/09 ID) is glad no
**one has been seriously injured in health-care debates thus far.
**Actually, some revved-up activist with Move. On bit a
**septuagenarian's finger off recently at a health-care debate.
**That's serious enough for me. Recent headlines indicate that
**Democrat Party leaders have decided they haven't been aggressive
**enough in their efforts to push health-care. I would hope that
**their aggression is a little less aggressive than the rhetoric
**that has brought us classics like "domestic terrorists", "evil-
**mongers" and the like over domestic policy debates. I remember
**the 1970s, and while the US was impressive enough for my family
**to move here despite the over-heated language increasingly on
**display in that decade, I do not remember the public tone very
**fondly. I urge us all to avoid blanked denunciations of illegal
**immigrants, people upset by illegal immigrants and the like. We
**are a nation with 350 million or so people in it. One can expect
**enough crack-pots in any debate to justify whatever stereotype
**one wants to draw about whichever idea one wishes to draw it
**about. That's fun, short-term, but loses in the long run.
**Populist Republicans learned that in the late 1920s when the worm
**turned and Democrats learned a similar lesson in the 1970s after
**decades of trying to psychoanalyze conservatives and classical
**liberals as people somehow wrong in the head and insinuating that
**they were dangerous loonies besides. I extend the invitation to
**ID loyal readers and letter writers both. One can be plenty
**scornful of someone else's arguments without demonizing him as a
**person or his ilk as a representative type.
**Honza Prchal, Esq.*************** Birmingham, AL
**_________________________________________________________________
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