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


August 5, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0805.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Enforcement Policies Continue
2.  Focus: Deadline Is Tuesday, August 4 For Citizenship for
    Beginners
3.  Articles:
    (a) Switzerland's Non-EU Immigrants: Their Integration And
    Swiss Attitudes by Julie Schindall for Migration Information
    Source
    (b) Comprehensive Immigration Reform And Leadership: Forging
    An Effective Compromise by Robert Gittelson
4.  News:
    (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: Jan 2008
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Momentum Builds In Congress For Mandatory Worker
    Verification
    (b) Immigration Detention System Violates Civil Rights
    (c) Obama Continues Tough Immigration Stance
    (d) IG, Immigration Disagree On Transformation Steps
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Submit Your Announcement
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) E.S.F.
    (c) J. E. Smith
    (d) Mike Riebau
    (e) Charlie
    (f) Donald Miller
    (g) Frosty Wooldridge
    (h) Debi Holtzman
    (i) Carolyn J. Williams


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1.  COMMENT


Enforcement Policies Continue


The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/04/us/politics/04immig.html
reports that the Obama administration continues to use the
enforcement policies of the Bush administration. "After early
pledges by President Obama that he would moderate the Bush
administration's tough policy on immigration enforcement, his
administration is pursuing an aggressive strategy for an illegal-
immigration crackdown that relies significantly on programs
started by his predecessor."


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


Deadline Is Tuesday, August 4 For Citizenship for Beginners


Tuesday, August 4 is the deadline for the August 5th phone
session of "Citizenship for Beginners", the curriculum is as
follows:


++ Citizenship through birth outside of the US
++How to discover if one derived US citizenship? - How to read
and use the charts on derivation
++Proving the claim - Residence and Physical presence
++Does USCIS recognize dual citizenship? Why? so what?


Don't wait to register, Tuesday, August 4th is the deadline. For
more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200915.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200915.pdf.
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Switzerland's Non-EU Immigrants: Their Integration And Swiss
Attitudes


Julie Schindall for Migration Information Source writes "Over the
past few decades, Switzerland - which brought over thousands of
guest workers from southern Europe after World War II - has also
become home to a large population from the Balkans, along with
immigrants from Asia and Africa."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0805-schindall.shtm
http://www.migrationinformation.org/


(b) Comprehensive Immigration Reform And Leadership: Forging An
Effective Compromise


Robert Gittelson writes "Not only must we forge a bill that will
become law, we must insure that the final version of the bill
will be worthy of our generation's "best and brightest"."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0805-gittelson.shtm


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


(a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: Jan 2008


The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation
released the Jan 2008 issue of its publication, Immigration
Litigation Bulletin
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0805-OIL.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) 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.


(b) Case Management Technology
Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
support, TrackerCorp
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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
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why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents
of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through
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6.  Headlines


(a) Momentum Builds In Congress For Mandatory Worker Verification


Momentum appears to be growing for legislation that would require
all employers, not just federal contractors, to use the E-Verify
system to confirm that their employees are eligible to work in
the United States.


(b) Immigration Detention System Violates Civil Rights


Over the past two decades, the U.S. immigrant detention system
has fractured, exposing people to unjustified detainment and
frequent violations of their civil and human rights.


(c) Obama Continues Tough Immigration Stance


Advocacy and Hispanic groups say they are disappointed with U.S.
President Barack Obama's continued aggressive enforcement of
immigration rules.


(d) IG, Immigration Disagree On Transformation Steps


The USCIS began the IT transformation project in 2005 after
struggling with a backlog of 1.5 million cases and thousands of
missing or poorly-organized paper files.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0805.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.
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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 am postponing my ID letter-writing break to mention additional
thoughts on how the federal bureaucracy has hijacked the legal
immigration system in pursuit of an anti-immigrant agenda.
Example #1: Labor Certifications. Everyone knows that the basic
premises of this system are absurd, as some recent ID letters
have pointed out. But it is the most important employment-based
green card that we have. Congress clearly intended that it should
work - at least for a fair number of people. But the US Labor
Department is doing everything possible to make sure that it
doesn't work. When PERM was originally rolled out, the Labor
Department said that it was designed to certify cases within a
few days. Now, many cases take two years and are subject to a
host of restrictive policies that make it virtually unworkable.
Anti-immigration bureaucrats should should try to persuade
Congress to repeal the law if they don't like labor
certifications, instead of trying to do this through the back
door by regulation. Example #2: The "updated" J-1 skills list is
being misused in order to stop immigration from advanced
countries, chiefly in Asia, that have no more of a "brain drain"
problem (the original purpose of the skills list) than does the
US itself. Example #3 - USCIS is sabotaging the Institution of
Higher Education and Non-profit Research Organization exemptions
to the H-1B cap. See my next letter.
Roger Algase, Esq.                New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (08/04/09 ID) is wrong to use my letter
(07/31/09 ID) to try to justify his letter's negative attitude
toward immigration, which I do not share. My letter simply
pointed out that labor certification is a farce. Some of David D
Murray's letters have made the same point. The same could be said
for some (not all) other work visas. Some of them are based on
legal fictions, such as the notion that someone who gets a green
card through labor certification plans to stay with the
sponsoring company. Nobody believes this. But does this mean that
we should cut off or greatly reduce immigration, as Mr. Roberts
letter would like us to do? Not at all. It only means that we
should find a more realistic way to allow immigrants to come here
legally. We might try a realistic point system, together with a
less fictitious job offer ! system, as countries like Canada and
Australia have done with a good deal of success. But this point
system should not be limited to the Einsteins, Isaac Newtons,
Andrew Carnegies and John D. Rockefellers among us, as the one
that became part of the failed CIR proposal would have done in
effect. It should give people who can contribute to our society,
both with and without specialized skills, a fair chance,
regardless of color. That is the American dream and the American
way.
E.S.F.


(c) Dear Editor:
Wishful thinking by ID Comment (08/04/09 ID) and immigration-at-
all-costs types?   Janet Napolitano may not be reigning over the
empire that she believes she does. All actions taken by her are
dependent on a nuisance process called "Congressional Intent".
Lady Janet may not be able to abolish the intent of the 287(g)
provisions simply because AILA, LULAC, MALDEF, NALEO, gutless
local law enforcement "leaders", or illegal alien
defenders/supporters demand that she does so.   In a not very
widely publicized July 14, 2009 letter to Napolitano, the
principal architect of the 287(g) legislation, Senator Chuck
Grassley, reminded Janet of the following: "...When it was
created, the 287(g) program was meant to help officers arrest and
detain all illegal immigrants - not just convicted criminals or
serious offenders. There is nothing in the Act that requires that
the aliens in question be criminal aliens or be convicted of or
arrested for other offenses...". Senator Grassley went on to say
that "...I am concerned that the changes being made will weaken
our attempts to arrest and detain illegal immigrants in this
country, no matter the magnitude of their crime..." Moreover, I
believe that under titles 8 and 18 of the U. S. Code persons who
entered the U. S. without inspection can be charged as having
committed a crime, and not just a "simple administrative
violation" as relates to those who are considered to be "visa
overstays" or "visa violators"    Therefore, anti-
restrictionists, don't get to dancing with too much glee too
soon. If Senator Grassley gets his way, Lady Janet may well find
herself seeking employment with the likes of Doris Meissner, who
also did all she could to prevent the enforcement of immigration
laws that she considered to be unappealing to her!
J. E. Smith                 Brunswick, GA


(d) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID): I commend and admire Sheriff
Arpaio for his stance on illegal immigration.  He sees the law as
it is written and enforces it.  Perhaps the federal government
should take lessons from this brave American.  When being in this
country illegally is no longer a deportable offense, then the
federal government can ignore immigration enforcement completely.
Selective enforcement is not the answer.  Being in this country
illegally is a lot like being just a little bit pregnant, you
either are or you are not!  I do not see immigration enforcement
any different than drug enforcement.  Legalizing drugs doesn't
solve the drug problem and legalizing 12 million illegal aliens
will not either.     Unfortunately, most 21st century law
enforcement managers don't have the intestinal fortitude to stand
their ground on this issue as does Sheriff Arpaio.
Mike Riebau


(e) Dear Editor:
Sheriff Joe (08/04/09 ID Comment) is one of the few law officers
in the country who actually follows the law when it comes to
dealing with illegal immigrants.  He is a champion. He has more
balls than any of our government officialswho refuse to inforce
the immigration laws. When 75-80% of the country want illegal
immigration stopped and those who are working, living and raping
America should be stopped by any means possible. Tent cities may
be better than the situation that many of these people came from
and if it is not then they should be very glad to return to the
country they snuck in from. Why provide big screen TV, exercise
rooms and equipment, three squares a day, air conditioning, etc.
to those who are not here legally and all that at taxpayers
expense. There are many Americans, and especially now that the
unemployment is so high, who might like what Sheriff Joe offers
the illegal's.  Now ID comment is gloating that his funding will
be cut off?  Check how many of us support Sheriff Joe before you
count him out.
Charlie


(f) Dear Editor:
We, the American people, need more "Sheriff Joes" (08/04/09 ID
Comment), not fewer.  Most of us do not want our country to
become a de facto extention of northern Mexico, demographically
or culturally.  The only problem with our current immgration laws
is that the are not strict enough.  We should pattern our laws in
this regard after those of Mexico. I mean, isn't it all about
"reciprocity"?
Donald Miller


(g) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID): Unlawful aliens that break
into our country need to be arrested, detained, prosecuted and
deported.  We either live under laws and the rule of law or your
paper falls into the category of 'not important' and unworthy of
further purchases by Americans.    Educated nitwits don't get it.
We dealing with our country being overwhelmed by another 100
million people in 30 years because of immigration.  AZ will turn
into a desert ghost town of dried up cities from lack of water.
Frosty Wooldridge


(h) Dear Editor:
I immigrated to the US from South Africa 7 years ago - legally.
Whilst I do not agree with all of Sheriff Arpaio's actions, it
amuses me that ID comment (08/04/09 ID) describe these people as
"innocent immigrants".  Sir - with respect - I am an immigrant.
I went about immigration the long, hard, legal way.   The people
ID speaks of are not criminals, but they are illegal immigrants.
Why call them "innocent immigrants"?    Is that not crediting
them with something they did not accomplish legally?
Debi Holtzman


(i) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (08/04/09 ID): Sheriff Arpaio seemed to be
running the wild wild west out there.  Eat up with power.  Poor
man.  Get rid of him, vote him out of office.
Carolyn J. Williams                 Houston, TX
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