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


August 24, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0824.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Which Way Home
2.  Focus: Immigration Compliance Book Only $99
3.  Articles:
    (a) This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13,
    America's Most Violent Gang by Samuel Logan
    (b) New Americans In The Prarie State by Mary Giovagnoli et.
    al of the Immigration Policy Center
    (c) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    Paparelli
4.  News:
    (a) DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Statement On White House
    CIR Meeting
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) J-1 Visa Program
    (c) Website Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Hurdles Shown in Detention Reform
    (b) Deporting American Citizens: ICE's Mexican-izing of Mark
    Lyttle
    (c) Cuomo Shuts Immigration Aid Firms He Accuses Of Fraud
    (d) Asian Americans Mobilize for Immigration Reform
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Jim Roberts


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1.  COMMENT


Which Way Home


As the US continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico,
"Which Way Home" shows the personal side of immigration through
the  eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous
courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the
US. The HBO documentary follows several unaccompanied child
migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a
freight train called "The Beast." The film premieres on Monday,
August 24, 2009. For more information, see here.
http://www.hbo.com/docs/docuseries/whichwayhome/index.html


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


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The book features:
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Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping;
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Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA
Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE,
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Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws - Arizona,
Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa,
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's
Most Violent Gang


Samuel Logan writes "The Obama administration must realize what
many local police across the country already know: the next cycle
of violent crime in this country will come from within immigrant
communities, full of both hard working people and criminals."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0824-logan.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0824-logan.shtm#bio


(b) New Americans In The Prarie State


Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write
"Immigrants make up nearly 14% of Illinois state's population,
and 44% of them are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to
vote."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0824-giovagnoli.pdf
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org


(c) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government


Angelo A. Paparelli writes "The job of people who adjudicate
requests for immigration benefits is not easy."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0824-paparelli.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/angelopaparelli/


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


(a) DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Statement On White House CIR
Meeting


DHS Secretary Napolitano stated "I look forward to working with
President Obama, my colleagues in Congress and representatives
from law enforcement, business, labor organizations, the
interfaith community, advocacy groups and others as we work on
this important issue."
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0824-obama.shtm
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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6.  Headlines


(a) Hurdles Shown in Detention Reform


But in its details, it underscores the daunting challenge facing
the Obama administration as it tries to improve detention
conditions, starting with greater oversight of places like Eloy.


(b) Deporting American Citizens: ICE's Mexican-izing of Mark
Lyttle


ICE, however, maintained the delusion that the inconsistent and,
frankly, goofy statement of Mark's alienage was authentic and
claimed that the more credible and easily verifiable evidence of
his US citizenship was false.


(c) Cuomo Shuts Immigration Aid Firms He Accuses Of Fraud


New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday
he halted the operation of three firms - two on Long Island and
one in New York City - that he said defrauded clients who were
seeking help with their immigration status.


(d) Asian Americans Mobilize for Immigration Reform


For the first time in the nation's history, Asian American and
Pacific Islander groups came together this week to call for
comprehensive immigration reform.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0824.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
CIS Ombudsman's Office invites you to attend its upcoming
teleconference - "I-601 Inadmissibility Waivers - How Are They
Working For You?", August 26, 2009, 2- 3:00 pm, EDT. RSVP to
cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov. 48 hours before the call.
Please send us your questions and issues related to the
teleconference topics ahead of the call.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Regarding the Letters (8/21/09 ID), the race neutral, reasoned,
America first letter of D. Murray stands out in stark contrast to
the myopic, race baiting, America last letters of R. Algase and
E.S.F., both of which pull out the abused and tired race card
along with typical inflammatory and false labels.  Open border
apologists squeal like the porkers they are when the public
demands tighter controls and limits to entry. The letters would
have a reason to squeal if we sentenced border crossers to 12
years in prison as North Korea does or fired heavy rounds at
Muslim laden boats as Italy does. Apparently, it is not enough
that we have more migrants that the rest of the world combined
and educate, medicate and tolerate excessive numbers of illegals
many of whom return the favors by running drugs, bringing more
illegals, stealing identities, falsifying paperwork, filling our
welfare programs, crowding our space and highways, consume scarce
resources meant for citizens, and killing and maiming others.
The comments of DMM could not be more correct ( 8/20/09 ID) not
only in the letters cautionary conclusions but in the need for
"drastic and effective brakes" upon past and present lax entry
policies which would preclude any form of amnesty to law
breakers. It is absurd and irresponsible to advocate that our
entry policies should be more efficient and convenient in order
that non-citizens can migrate without limits or beyond acceptable
ones as determined by US citizens, not special or ethnic
interests.
Jim Roberts
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