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Aug 7 - Detention Overhaul

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


August 7, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0807.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Detention Overhaul
2.  Focus: Inventory Closeout For Removal Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law by Carl
    Shusterman
    (b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by
    Christopher T. Musillo
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Reopens Fiscal Year 2009 H-2B Petition Filing
    Period
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    (e) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Administration Announces Overhaul Of Immigration
    Detention System
    (b) Petitions For US worker Green Cards Down Sharply
    (c) 2 Charged In Immigration Consultant Scam In NYC
    (d) Immigration: Let's Get Over It Already
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Partner
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Gladys C Farris
    (d) Cheryl Saienni
    (e) Gail Rogers


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1.  COMMENT


Detention Overhaul


Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/08/obama-administration-announces-changes-in-detention-system.html
reports "The Obama administration announced plans today to change
how immigration violators are detained in the U.S. by shifting
from a system that relies on a network of jails and private
prisons to one that is designed specifically for civil detention.
As part of the plan, which will take years to implement, U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement will review its roughly 350
existing operating contracts and will increase oversight
throughout the system." We welcome this move.


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


Inventory Closeout For Removal Book


Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases by
Jill Sheldon of CLINIC is now available for an attractive
Inventory Closeout price, only $99 including taxes and shipping
and handling. This book features:


++Chapter 1:  Removal proceedings
++Chapter 2:  Grounds of deportability
++Chapter 3:  Grounds of inadmissibility
++Chapter 4:  Contesting removability
++Chapter 5:  Adjustment of status
++Chapter 6:  Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in
Removal proceedings
++Chapter 7:  Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for
lawful Permanent Residents
++Chapter 8:  Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent
Resident Aliens
++Chapter 9:  Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under
the Convention Against Torture
++Chapter 10: Voluntary departure
++Chapter 11: Naturalization as a defense to Removal
++Chapter 12: Administrative review of Removal Orders
++Chapter 13: Judicial review of Removal Orders
++CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA &
Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms
from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42
CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28
USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc


For more info on this book, and to order, see here (
http://www.ilw.com/store/ReliefFromRemoval-closeoutsale.shtm
fax version, see here).
http://www.ilw.com/store/ReliefFromRemoval.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law


Carl Shusterman writes "If you are looking for a multi-million
dollar settlement, immigration law is not for you."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0807-shusterman.shtm
http://www.shusterman.com/


(b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo writes "The next few months will shape
America's nurse visa policy for years to come."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0807-musillo.shtm
http://www.muimmigration.com/


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


(a) USCIS Reopens Fiscal Year 2009 H-2B Petition Filing Period


USCIS announced that it has reopened the fiscal year 2009 H-2B
petition filing period and will immediately accept new H-2B
petitions that meet certain specific criteria.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0807-h2b.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) 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.


(b) 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.


(c) 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.


(d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in
the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations?
Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations
and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc.
(AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75
educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work
experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
times, see:
http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Credential.Evaluation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf.
AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages,
with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy
of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation
Services, see:
http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Translation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf.
Please contact AETS at anytime at (786)
276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com , or email:
mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.


(e) Case Management Technology
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has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of
mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no
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_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Administration Announces Overhaul Of Immigration Detention
System


The Obama administration announced plans Thursday to overhaul the
nation's much-criticized immigration detention system by
strengthening federal oversight and centralizing a 32,000-bed
system now scattered throughout 350 local jails, state prisons
and contract facilities, officials said.


(b) Petitions For US worker Green Cards Down Sharply


The number of petitions from employers trying to bring foreigners
to work permanently in the U.S. has declined dramatically over
the last two years, an Associated Press review of government data
has found.


(c) 2 Charged In Immigration Consultant Scam In NYC


Two people have been arrested on charges of illegally practicing
law and operating a fake immigration consultation business in New
York City's Chinatown.


(d) Immigration: Let's Get Over It Already


In this excerpt, the fourth of five pieces to appear on TIME.com,
[the author] argues that open borders and innovative immigration
policy are critical to America's rebound.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0807.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) New Partner
Yee Durkin & Puri LLP is pleased to announce that Richa Puri,
Esq. has joined the law firm as partner.  Ms. Puri possesses more
than 7 years of experience handling a broad range of immigration
matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Puri was an associate at
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.  www.yee-durkin.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:
At Federalist Society meetings, the group is heavily peopled with
immigrants and their children. It seems we are more politically
diverse than native born attorneys. But groups like Numbers USA
have found an appeal that gets around the membership composition
which may interest readers of Immigration Daily. I've posted a
rebuttal on the Federalist Linked-In site, for whatever it is
worth.
Honza Prchal, Esq.                 Birmingham, AL


(b) Dear Editor:
A lawyer submitting an opinion letter in ID has an Esq. after
their name - but who are the other people who submit opinions? To
evaluate a letter, shouldn't we know who is the writer and from
where does their mindset come? Remember the person submitted ID
letters under the moniker R.L. Ranger? He now is gone, but recent
anti-immigrationist letters sound just like him/her. And for a
while, Ali Alexander letters, were rather moderate at times, but
we never discovered who he was, other than a Middle Eastern
naturalized citizen with Hispanic relatives. We recently
discovered Robert Yang is one of the "qualified individuals" for
whom he seeks permanent residence, because he is one of them. Jim
Roberts. Who is he and where are his opinions formed? His letters
support Mark Krikorian and CIS and lock horns with Roger Algase,
a dedicated lawyer, fighting injustice, championing civil rights,
distinguishing himself since before the passage of the Civil
Rights Act in 1964. Now we have the pen of Haydee Pavia (08/04/09
ID), South American born, whose letter with pull-up-the-ladder
mentality recommends fixing our government, rather than fixing
immigration because, "Our government is broken and it no longer
wants to enforce our laws, mostly immigration laws." VDARE
website, a hate monger group whose readers viciously attacked me
by email several years ago for my opinions supporting H-1B,
reports Haydee is a South American born "activist" with the
California Coalition for Immigration Reform, an immigration
restrictionist group that evidently hates Hispanics. (Not all
South Americans, and not all Mexicans, are "Hispanic") So, will
the US get any meaningful legal immigration reform in the next
four years? In my opinion no. Not while the atmosphere it is a
hotbed of bigotry, hate and politics. Let's move on with fresh
ideas.
David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA


(c) Dear Editor:
I can see that what is happening is Ms Napolitano is an enforcer
of the law in Immigration and not deliver a better system for
those who are awaiting to be legalized.  In my opinion part of
the undocumented are families member of those who are citizen and
or Legal Permanent Resident who applied many months or years ago
and the system has been processing so slow for whatever category
the family member is.  So in reality I say from what I can deifer
the amount to be about 30 million half or maybe less than that
are undocumented with no chance to legalized unless a law is
created in immigration.  Can you imagine a person awaiting to be
legalized maybe 16 to 20 years after the I-130 was approved?
Gladys C Farris


(d) Dear Editor:
So many Americans  are forgetting that this is the US and we need
to enforce the laws. What is the reason we as Americans have to
"press 1 for English"?  In the US, English is our language.  In
the event we go to Mexico do you actually think they will treat
us with respect and have things in English for us?  Think not.
If they want to live in the US they need to learn the language
and become citizens and respect our flag and all that goes with
it.   Sheriff Joe does not tolerate any harassment  from anyone
and that is a good thing maybe more of the officials need to take
notice and apply some of his beliefs and get serious about
protecting the USA.     God bless the USA. Let's take back our
country and enforce the laws and remember we are the Americans
and English is the language
Cheryl Saienni


(e) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID) Joe Arpaio is the best thing
that ever happened to this country.   Too bad we can't clone him
and put him in every city and state in the US.  He calls a spade
a spade and has the guts to treat criminals exactly as they
should be treated.  As he says, "if you don't like it, don't come
back!"  However, there are far too many jerks in the country that
won't take his advice.
Gail Rogers
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