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Aug 31 - The Antis

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


August 31, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0831.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: The Antis
2.  Focus: Business Immigration Law
3.  Articles:
    (a) Set My Children Free by John J. Brannigan
    (b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    Paparelli
    (c) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa by Anthony F. Siliato and
    Scott R. Malyk
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS On I9 Form
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
    (b) Job Expo Australia
    (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Strategy For Silencing Sheriff Joe Arpaio Grows Clearer
    (b) Where Immigration Reform Stands Without Kennedy
    (c) Immigration Distrust On Health Bill
    (d) An Immigration Success Story
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Honors And Awards
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Jim Roberts
    (c) K.W.E.
    (d) M. Jacobs


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0831.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


The Antis


130 pro-immigration advocates
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0824-obama.shtm
were recently invited to the White House for a meeting with
Secretary Napolitano, where President Obama made a surprise,
albeit brief, appearance. The anti-immigrationists were not
invited. NumbersUSA, of the group of non-invitees, protest that
they are not demagogues,
http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/august-13-2009/mr-president-we-are-not-demagogues-please-talk-us.html
and that they want to talk to Mr. Obama. To no one's surprise,
Mr. Obama is not going to pick up the phone to call the antis.
The reason is that the anti-immigrationists are at the cutting
edge of those opposing the current administration. And here we
use the term "cutting edge" pejoratively (we do not suggest that
it is politically improper to oppose a President, only that the
form of opposition selected by the antis is improper). When Mr.
Obama visited New Hampshire earlier this month to promote health
care reform, a protestor was videotaped saying "send [illegal
immigrants] home with a bullet in the head".
http://www.considerthisnews.com/index.php/site/thefeed/send_them_home_with_a_bullet_in_the_head/
The Congressional allies of the anti-immigrationists are no
better. A few weeks ago, Rep. John Campbell, Republican of
California, an anti-immigrationist with a B+ rating from
NumbersUSA, had a hard time admitting that Mr. Obama was born in
Hawaii.
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/21/756073/-GOP-congressman-has-birther-meltdown-on-hardball
The unifying theme behind the anti-immigrationists and the anti-
Obamites is the same - racism.  A column
http://www.omaha.com/article/20090810/news0802/708109996
in the Nebraska newspaper the Omaha World-Herald describes it
thus: "the clear purpose of birther propaganda is not to win a
majority by democratic means but to drive a minority of a
minority into turmoil and even violence - as indicated by their
behavior at this month's congressional town-hall meetings." If
and when the anti-immigrationists resort to the violence that
some of them are threatening, we suggest a simple solution.
Deport them. Through expedited removal.


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


Business Immigration Law


ILW.COM is pleased to announce that "Business Immigration Law:
Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-
authored by: Rodney A. Malpert and Amanda Petersen and its
companion book "Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings"
published by Law Journal Press are now available for purchase.


The Table of Contents for these works are as follows:


Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign
Nationals
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
Statuses


For more info, including how to order the Business Immigration
Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/store/businessimmigrationstrategies.shtm
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http://www.ilw.com/store/businessimmigrationstrategies.pdf
Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings
Chapter 1: Administrative, Legislative, and Regulatory Structure
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


For more info on Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings, see
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http://www.ilw.com/store/businessimmigrationforms.shtm
For the fax order form, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/store/businessimmigrationforms.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Set My Children Free


John J. Brannigan writes "My children biological or not are being
denied U.S. citizenship and these are my children."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0831-brannigan.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0831-brannigan.shtm#bio


(b) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government


Angelo A. Paparelli writes "One thing on which Federale and I
agree is that there's something dramatically amiss when a
business model rewards the wrong outcomes."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0831-paparelli.shtm

http://www.entertheusa.com


(c) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa


Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk writes "To ameliorate the
harsh effects of a lay-off, DHS could provide a reasonable grace
period under the law (45 days) before the foreign national and
his/her family would be deemed "out of status."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0831-siliato.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/h1bvisablog/


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


(a) USCIS On I9 Form


USCIS announced that employers may use the Form I-9 with the
revision date of either Aug. 7, 2009 or Feb. 2, 2009.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0831-I9form.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) 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.


(b) Job Expo Australia
Sydney Australia (March 2010) and Melbourne Australia (October
2010) - Recruit using the E-3 Treaty Visa. Don't miss this
opportunity to recruit in the "The Land of Wonder, the Land Down
Under"  It is good business to hire Australia's robust, educated
and English-speaking job seekers. Some 5,000 job seekers are
expected. Employers happily find that Australians do not have the
cultural assimilation or English language challenges of workers
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Outstanding hotel + airline discounts welcome you. Now is the
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proceeds will benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve -
Australia Zoo.  Visit http://www.jobexpoaustralia.com
Contact us at mailto:australia@iconnetwork.org with questions and
requirements.


(c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and
translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
(AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
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for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
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_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Strategy For Silencing Sheriff Joe Arpaio Grows Clearer


A recent story reveals the strategy being employed by the
opponents of Joe Arpaio to silence the popular Maricopa County
Sheriff.


(b) Where Immigration Reform Stands Without Kennedy


While Democrats in Congress are hoping to push health care reform
forward in honor of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the senator's
death serves as a reminder that Congress and President Obama have
substantial work to do to accomplish another of Kennedy's lifelong
causes: immigration reform.


(c) Immigration Distrust On Health Bill


Nothing illustrates America's distrust of Congress quite like the
illegal immigrant provision of the House health care bill, HR 3200.


(d) An Immigration Success Story


Often lost in the immigration debate is appreciation for success
stories like our family's.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0831.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) Honors And Awards
Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., a business law firm with offices in both
Pittsburgh, PA and Florida, is pleased to announce that Matthew
T. Phillips was recognized among the Best Lawyers in America
2010. www.cohenlaw.com.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Normally, I do not like to bicker or self-justify in ID letters,
but when my leters are misquoted and/or misinterpreted three
times by letter writers in one day, that's my limit - see letters
of Jim Roberts, Pangga Philippines and Kelly, Omaha, NE (08/28/09
ID). Jim Roberts' letter once again distorts and twists what
letters say, this time Roger Algase's and mine (08/27/09 ID).
Nothing in my letter "laments" a "contrived "Health Care" crises.
I do not believe the Obama Health Care Proposal "is more about
control of lives and money than health," as the Roberts letter
claims. Evidently, Mr. Roberts' letters continue to support right
wing reactionary discrimination, immigration restrictionist
ranting and justification for discrimination on the basis of race
and ethnicity. But that is not my problem, but rather belongs to
the letter writer alone. Pangga Philippines claims the criteria
in my letter were met, but the "annulment" was not properly
attended by the Consular Officer. Most likely the Consular
Officer found that the annulment suspiciously deficient. To my
knowledge, there is no requirement that a Consular Officer issue
an RFE as does USCIS in adjudicating the I-130.  With the
evidence examined by the Consular Officer being interpreted with
his/her discretion based on "local knowledge," he/she gets a
second bite at the apple. It is well known an annulment can be
obtained in the Philippines, just by paying a few pesos to the
proper authority, with no actual basis in fact. Finally, the
Kelly, Omaha, NE letter states that my letter  implies that the
free market "works well in the arena of health care." I said no
such thing. In fact, I do not believe the current system of HMO
bureaucracy works well at all, nor do I believe any government-
run health care system will work any better.
David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA


(b) Dear Editor:
The R. Gittelson's article, "Remembering Ted Kennedy" (8/28/09
ID) only reinforces that TK's eulogy should be, "a lyin liberal"
in the Senate, not the "liberal lion". With the article's reprint
of TK's April, 2006 speech supporting CIR, he matchs if not
exceeds the falsehoods made about the 1965 Img. Act fiasco. To
Wit:  1.) We are not so much a "nation of immigrants" as we are a
nation of Americans, most of whom were born here and limited
entry allows assimilation to maintain this core fabric. 2.)
Illegals are all hard working folks and not criminals. 3.) The
number of illegals here is quoted at 11 million when it is at
least double that and likely triple. 4.) TK maintains that we
have tried enforcement and it has failed when only token actions
have been taken. 5.) It would cost 240 billion to deport 11
million illegals, an astounding $22,000 each when most deport
themselves without all the Liberal benefits. 6.) Promises more
border enforcement which already should have been done without
any other concessions  and has been promised before. 7.) Denied
that his CIR plan is amnesty when any scheme other than the
deportation the law calls for is exactly that. 8.) TK's cites all
kinds of designer polls showing support when the public actually
rejected this pig with lipstick. 9.) We are obligated to provide
a "path to citizenship" for illegals and a "guest worker program"
for businesses who continually need new "bodies on the
plantation". TK's CIR shamnesty benefits special and ethnic
interests, not most citizens. The only CIR that is needed is
serious enforcement, no benefits for illegals, deportations, no
birthright citizenships and to make illegal presence a felony.
The problem is not a lack of solutions, but a lack of will due to
wrong priorities and undue influences.
Jim Roberts


(c) Dear Editor:
To the surprise of no one, Jim Roberts' 8/28/09 letter has a very
long memory. His letter has obviously not forgotten, nor
forgiven, Senator Ted Kennedy's statement many years ago that the
1965 immigration reform law would not change America's "ethnic
mix". Keeping America lily white was indeed a big concern for far
too many Americans in the 1960's. Almost fifty years later, it is
evidently still the overriding concern, if not obsession, of Mr.
Roberts' letters. It is true that Senator Kennedy's statement
turned out to be wrong. So did Abraham Lincoln's promise not to
abolish slavery. Where would this country be if both statements
had turned out to be correct?
K.W.E.


(d) Dear Editor:
I would agree with Mr. Algase's letter (see 8/27/09 ID) that the
overall impact of Senator Kennedy on immigration was pro-
immigrant so we won't judge him by a single action.  But, if my
memory serves me right, the Senator pulled a stealth move as part
of IMMACT 90 to insure that the Irish received 40% of the
diversity visas during the first few years of the program at the
expense of Mexico.  Last I checked, Ireland was very white and
part of Western Europe.  The diversity lottery at that time was
called the Irish program by many.
M. Jacobs
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