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


August 12, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0812.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Real Estate Relief
2.  Focus: Deadline Is Tuesday, August 11 For Selecting the Best
    J Visa Category and Exchange Program for Your Client
3.  Articles:
    (a) Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs Have Created Million Of Jobs
    For Americans by Richard Herman
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Issues Instructions On Case Status Inquiries
    (b) USCIS Explains Notification Requirements For Religious
    Workers
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (e) Translation Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Job Security But No Advancement From Bottom Rung
    (b) Janet Napolitano On The border, Immigration And More
    (c) Obama Sets Immigration Changes For 2010
    (d) 29 Arrested In Immigration Operation
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Submit Your Announcement
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Jim Roberts


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0812.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


Real Estate Relief


The Miami Herald
http://www.miamiherald.com/business/story/1180399.html
reports that South Florida's distressed real estate market is
attracting foreign investors - with the opportunity of becoming a
US resident acting as an added incentive.   "As the region's real
estate market continues to buckle under unsold properties,
widespread foreclosures and failed condo projects, new interest
in investor visas is helping whet the already hearty appetite of
foreign nationals being drawn to the market by steep bargains."


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


Deadline Is Tuesday, August 11 For Selecting the Best J Visa
Category and Exchange Program for Your Client


Tuesday, August 11 is the deadline for the August 12th phone
session of "The J Visa and Exchange Program", the curriculum is
as follows:
++ Categories and purpose
++ Attorney's role in advising clients
++ In-house program vs. umbrella program
++ Considerations when choosing a sponsor
++ Late breaking items



Don't wait to register, Tuesday, August 11th is the deadline. For
more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and


registration information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200917.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200917.pdf.
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs Have Created Million Of Jobs For
Americans


Richard Herman writes "Maybe President Obama should ask Andy
Grove, Sergey Brin, Vinod Khosla, Pierre Omidyar, Elon Musk and
the other immigrant job creators and innovators, to stand with
him on stage as he begins to make the case that America's future
will follow its past - in welcoming immigrant talent, innovation,
entrepreneurship and investment. "
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0812-herman.shtm
http://www.blogger.com/profile/17663447951297015157


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


(a) USCIS Issues Instructions On Case Status Inquiries


USCIS issued instructions on making inquiries regarding case
status related issues with the agency's four Service Centers.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0812-casestatus.pdf


(b) USCIS Explains Notification Requirements For Religious
Workers


USCIS issued an announcemnet explaining the manner in which
petitioners for religious workers must notify USCIS regarding
their employment of nonimmigrant religious workers in R-1 status.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0812-religious.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
http://www.fragomen.com/
seeks an experienced Paralegal for its D.C. office. This is a
career position requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced
setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates have 2+
years experience with all aspects of business immigration,
including H-1B and L-1 visas, PERM, Immigrant Visa Petitions, and
Applications to Adjust Status. The Paralegal will have the
opportunity to manage caseloads with a large degree of
independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and
case processing issues; update and maintain client status
reports; prepare bills; and serve as a team resource. Very
competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please
email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or
Adobe formats only) to Robert F. McCafferty, Human
Resources/Office Manager, at mailto:rmccafferty@fragomen.com. Or
fax same to 202-371-2898. EOE.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorneys for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division in
Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include, but are not limited
to, advising the Division Chief, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS on
issues relating to US immigration laws and international treaty
obligations, and providing legal advice on domestic asylum law
and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary
protected status, and the Convention Against Torture. J.D.
degree, active bar membership, 1+ years of post-J.D. experience
required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0007  here.
http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (5 pps. max) (2) resume
(3) cover letter, to mailto:Ronald.Whitney@dhs.gov All
submissions must be received by close of business on August 14,
2009. GS-13/15. Position open until filled. No relocation
allowance offered.


(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an
experienced attorney with experience in immigration law and
training for the Training and Knowledge Management Division
(TKMD). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
development of course materials and delivering of instruction,
developing and managing content with the USCIS Knowledge
Management Center, and serving as an advisor to the Chief of the
TKMD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS on issues relating to
immigration laws. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 3+ years of
post-J.D. experience and experience in classroom instruction
required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-0006 here.
http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
Applicants must submit (1) cover letter (2) resume , (3) two
writing samples (10 pps. max) to mailto:Janice.Neetenbeek@dhs.gov
OR Mail to: Janice Neetenbeek, Chief, Training and Knowledge
Management Division, OCC, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services, 8801 N.W. 7th Ave., Suite 2012 Miami, Florida 33150.
Applications faxed or submitted through USAJOBS will not be
considered. All submissions must be received by close of business
on August 14, 2009. GS-13/15. No relocation allowance offered.


(d) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - Attorney for nationally recognized immigration firm
http://www.jeffries-law.com/
specializing in immigration for physicians, scientists, and
business professions. Will train but experience with O-1's and
EB-1's a plus. Please send resume + writing sample to
mailto:info@jeffries-law.com.


(e) Translation Services
Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
more information, please call 888-887-1884 or visit our website.
http://eurasia-usa.com
For a free quote, please complete
http://www.eurasia-usa.com/quoteRequestForm.html
or fax your document at 818-907-9763.
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Job Security But No Advancement From Bottom Rung


The phenomenon of Americans shunning farm jobs is nothing new -
the influx of Mexicans and other foreign-born workers to fill
vacancies has fueled a long, sometimes contentious immigration
debate.


(b) Janet Napolitano On The border, Immigration And More


She sat down with a Times reporter Monday to discuss a number of
issues, including the Mexican drug war, immigration detention in
the U.S. and legislative reforms.


(c) Obama Sets Immigration Changes For 2010


Flanked by his counterparts from Mexico and Canada, President
Obama on Monday reiterated his commitment to pursuing
comprehensive immigration reform, despite his packed political
agenda and the staunch opposition such an initiative is likely to
face.


(d) 29 Arrested In Immigration Operation


A total of 29 gang members and gang associates, including many
with serious criminal histories, are in custody following a
three-day multi-agency gang enforcement operation in Las Vegas
and Mesquite last week, spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE).


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0812.shtm#Headlines
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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:
I like Robert Yang and find it odd that anyone would have thought
him not a citizen after reading all his letters, some of which
make reference to his citizenship. I find it especially odd that
Mr. Murray's letter (08/07/09 ID) would do so, as his letters are
a fairly careful and measured. That said, Mr. Yang's letter's
(08/10/09 ID) assertion that foreign wars are bankrupting us and
preventing the adoption of a health insurance for all of us
flummoxes me. The cost of our foreign entanglements is a drop in
the bucket compared to entitlements. Furthermore entitlements are
what make immigration seem a bum deal for locals. It is the
exaggerated sense that immigrants are living off the dole that
makes us "lazy Americans" (in Mr. Yang's letter's words, not
mine) fear unlimited waves of new arrivals. The welfare state
militates against relatively free immigration for the entirely
logical reason that without it immigrants must either pay their
own freight or convince an individual or firm to do so for them,
and thus clearly do not drain many resources from society as a
whole. Rationally self-interested citizens of a welfare state
(Swedes, Ivorians, Japanese, Dutchmen, Taiwanese, Mexicans and
Danes, for example), in contrast, rightly fear the creation of a
culturally dissimilar ward of the state class, the nightmare
vision of which was the infamous shoe-bomber, Richard Reid, who
lived off a European welfare check and used his surplus to learn
to hate Western tolerance and the welfare state. Rational
citizens of a free market country are far more likely to take the
attitude that the more new entrants to this country, the better,
as they drive up the prices of assets we already hold and
increase the opportunities for mutually beneficial market
exchanges.
Honza Prchal, Esq.                 Birmingham, AL


(b) Dear Editor:
Regarding the letters of (8/11/09 ID), some are enlightened, some
are not. Some of the latter have Esq. after their names, some do
not.  Why anyone would want to draw attention to the fact that
their views and/or efforts will be determined by who ever pays
their fees is beyond me.  Despite D. Murray's letter's (8/11/09
ID) explanation, most would doubt whether the practice is solely
to identify the group with no expectation of increased status and
credibility.  In contrast to DM's supurb critique of lax entry
law and amnesty (8/10/09 ID), other letters including his latest
reverts to mere chat, idle curiosity and befuddlement. The letter
asks: "So what are we going to do about the Amnesty issue in CIR?
and charges my letter "with not "adding anything meaningful". I
would think that making first illegal entry here a felony with
enforcement would be "meaningful" as would ending birthright
citizenship by illegals and denying any benefits to illegals
which are the proper solutions, not CIR shamnesty.  No one would
go to Disneyland but for the attractions.  The T.E. Mosely's
letter (8/11/09 ID) was informative except for the "looniness"
label about "birthers" who only seek to require BO to stop hiding
all of his records which prevent a valid determination of his
qualifications, a mere Constitutional requirement.  The R.
Algase's letter's (8/11/09 ID) obsession and tirade against
Sheriff Joe displays a real "vicious bigot" and "hatred" against
a man defending America against the "brown skinned" invasion,
many of whom would be welcomed on a legal, limited, selected
basis. It is not the Sheriff who is "masquerading" and the
question still goes unanswered as to why RA's letters and those
of others place compassion and rights for non-citizens above
those of our own citizens?
Jim Roberts
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