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


August 4, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0804.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: The End Of Sheriff Joe
2.  Focus: Family Immigration For Beginners
3.  Articles:
    (a) FTC New Rule And The Implications For Law Firms And Their
    Clients by Sardar N. Durrani, Esq.,and Andrea L. Sumpter,
    Esq.
    (b) Immigration Reform And Guest Workers: "We Wanted Workers;
    We Got People" by Daniel Shanfield
    (c) New Americans In The Old Dominion State: The Political
    And Economic Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In
    Virginia by Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy
    Center
4.  News:
    (a) DOS Cable On DS-160 Online Application
    (b) DOS Cable On Ending E-Passport Exemption
    (c) DOS Cable On Revised J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Skills
    List
    (d) DOS Cable On Updated Medical Examination Forms
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) J-1 Visa Program
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Suits For Wrongful Deportation By ICE Rise
    (b) Detained and Abused
    (c) Kin Rescue 'Smuggled' Humans
    (d) Arizona Sheriff Balks At Feds' Enforcement Change
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Attorney
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Haydee Pavia
    (b) Jim Roberts


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0804.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


The End Of Sheriff Joe


We believe that the Sheriff of Maricopa county, Arizona, Mr. Joe
Arpaio, will likely lose his 287g agreement with DHS in early
October 2009 (for the Associated Press background story, see
here).
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i4nY72M0hFVOHUzIrqYpD67DoBxgD99PKJR80
DHS's new 287g policy, set to go into effect in October, wisely
targets serious criminals for 287g enforcement. Those whose only
offense is to have run afoul of the immigration laws will no
longer be targeted by local law enforcement after October. The 66
local agencies who have 287g agreements have to let DHS know by
then about their intentions to follow DHS policy, presumably
those who disagree with DHS will no longer have 287g authority,
nor the federal resources to run checks on those picked up. We
believe that the Bush administration went too far in penalizing
those caught up in our outdated immigration laws, which have not
been amended to accommodate contemporary immigration levels.
Elections have consequences, and those in the law enforcement
community who believe all immigrants are terrorists until proven
otherwise will likely have less and less support from the Federal
enforcement infrastructure. While only the people of Maricopa
county can remove him from office, Mr. Arpaio's ability to harm
innocent immigrants will be dramatically curtailed come October
2009. To those who have suffered unrelenting and inhumane
harassment by Mr. Arpaio, October cannot come fast enough.


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


Family Immigration For Beginners


ILW.COM's latest seminar is Family Immigration For Beginners,
with speakers Douglas Hauer (discussion leader), Kehrela
Hodkinson, Maria Frenn Kallmeyer, Eileen Morrison, Liam Schwartz
and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on August 6: Overview of Family-Based
Immigration, Basic Definitions in the INA and How to Complete and
File a Form I-130


++ Who is eligible for family-based immigration sponsorship?
++ What is an immediate relative?
++ What is a "spouse" under the INA? Do same-sex spouses qualify
for any benefits?
++ How does the preference system for family-based immigration
work?
++ What is a "child" under the law?
++ How do you read the Visa Bulletin?
++ What countries send the most family-based immigrants to the
United States?
++ How do you complete and document a Form I-130? Where do you
file an I-130?  When may you file an I-130 with a U.S. Embassy or
Consulate?


SECOND Phone Session on September 3: Applying for Adjustment of
Status and Consular Processing


++ Who is eligible for adjustment of status? How do you complete
and file a Form I-485?
++ When would an individual apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S.
consular post?
++ How do you complete and file a DS-230, immigrant visa
application?
++ What role does the National Visa Center play in consular
processing of family-based immigration cases?
++ What "red flags" should you look out for in preparing an
adjustment of status or immigrant visa application?
++ How do you advise clients in providing evidence of the bona
fides of a marital relationship?
++ How do you complete Form I-864? What documentation should you
include to support a Form I-864?
++ When should you preemptively file a Form I-601 waiver request?
++ What is advance parole?
++ How do previous status violations and unlawful presence impact
adjustment of status and immigration visa applications?


THIRD Phone Session on October 8: Important Strategy and Legal
Considerations for Family-Based Immigration Cases


++ How does the law work with adoption?
++ What is conditional residence?
++ What do you need to know about I-751 petitions?
++ What happens when a petitioner in a family-based immigration
case dies? Is there a process for reinstating a petition after
death of the petitioner?
++ What dual representation issues arise in family-based
immigration cases?
++ How do you prove familial ties in family-based cases? When do
you need to rely on DNA testing to prove a relationship?
++ What does a sham marriage finding mean under INA 204(c)?
++ What if the sponsoring family member withdraws support of a
petition before a green card process has been completed?
++ Should you ever question the authenticity of birth and
marriage records?
++ Can an approved family-based petition be upgraded or
downgraded?


Wednesday, August 5th is the deadline to sign up. For more info,
including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200920.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200920.pdf. Don't delay, sign up
today.
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) FTC New Rule And The Implications For Law Firms And Their
Clients


Sardar N. Durrani, Esq.,and Andrea L. Sumpter, Esq. write "ABA
President, H. Thomas Wells, denounces the rules as imposing "an
undue burden on law firms, especially solo practitioners," while
accomplishing "very little." "
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-durrani.shtm
http://www.durrani.com/


(b) Immigration Reform And Guest Workers: "We Wanted Workers; We
Got People"


Daniel Shanfield writes "So we could accuse Democrats and the
Obama Administration of shilling for organized labor, or we could
see opposition to a guest worker program as just making sense."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-shanfield.shtm
http://immigration-defense.typepad.com/daniel_shanfield_esq_immi/


(c) New Americans In The Old Dominion State: The Political And
Economic Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Virginia


Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write
"Immigrants make up more than 10% of the state's population, and
44% of them are naturalized US citizens who are eligible to
vote."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0804-giovagnoli.pdf
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/


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


(a) DOS Cable On DS-160 Online Application


The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
consular posts introducing the DS-160 NIV Online Application
Form.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable1.shtm


(b) DOS Cable On Ending E-Passport Exemption


The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
consular posts informing them of further guidance and talking
points on ending the E-Passport exemption for emergency and
temporary passports.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable2.shtm


(c) DOS Cable On Revised J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Skills List


The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
consular posts informing them of the revised 2009 J-1 visa
exchange visitor skills list.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable3.shtm


(d) DOS Cable On Updated Medical Examination Forms


The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and
consular posts informing them of updated visa medical forms are
now available.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0804-cable4.shtm
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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) J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global
Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international
exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike
other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning
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year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an
Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a
streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that
allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on
complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and
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visit www.globalcurrentexchanges.org
http://www.globalcurrentexchanges.org
or email Melany Hamner at
mailto:melanyh@globalcurrentexchanges.org.
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6.  Headlines


(a) Suits For Wrongful Deportation By ICE Rise


Citizens who have been wrongfully locked up in immigration jails
can't reclaim the months or years they spent behind bars, but
some of them are seeking restitution and suing the U.S.
government.


(b) Detained and Abused


One toxic remnant of one of the Bush administration's failed wars
- the one on illegal immigrants - is immigration detention.


(c) Kin Rescue 'Smuggled' Humans


Two kidnappers suspected of "human smuggling" were attacked by
bat-wielding relatives of their victims.


(d) Arizona Sheriff Balks At Feds' Enforcement Change


The Homeland Security Department wants Sheriff Joe Arpaio of
Maricopa County, Ariz., to stop arresting illegal immigrants
whose only crime was crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without
documents.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0804.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) New Attorney
Stone & Grzegorek LLP is pleased to announce that Michele A.
Buchanan has joined the law firm. Ms. Buchanan has more than 20
years of experience in business immigration law, with an emphasis
on multinational corporations, universities, scientists,
investors, professionals, artists and entertainers.
www.lskglaw.com
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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:
Regarding the ID comment "Southerners And Immigration" (07/31/09
ID) The issue here is illegal immigration. We are being invaded
by   approximately over a Million people a year, just from our
Southern   border. We do not need immigration law reform. We have
excellent existing   immigration laws. What we need is government
reform. Our government   is broken and it no longer wants to
enforce our laws, mostly   immigration laws. We have elected
officials who are beholden to big   business. Big business wants
taxpayer subsidized imported labor from   poor countries and the
corrupt politicians of both parties oblige. One does not need to
be a southerner, a Republican nor a Democrat to   have common
sense. Bringing poor people into this county for slave   cheap
labor while the taxpayers have to pay for their social services
is a new form of slavery where the taxpayers are the ones who
pick up   the tab.  We always had American migrant farm workers
who did the job   and we still have them if businesses are
willing to pay decent wages. Out of control immigration is
bringing poverty, ignorance, disease   and crime to our
communities.  Time to stop talking about immigration   reform and
time to start talking about cleaning up our government.
Haydee Pavia                 Laguna Woods, CA


(b) Dear Editor:
The habitual and deliberate hyperbole of parts of the letter of
R. Algase (07/31/09 ID) seemingly have no limits.  Where before
the previous letter wrongly stated that my letter's reference to
"gated communities" meant "whites only", the latest letter twists
my letter's advocacy of a limited, selected, enforced entry
policy into being against any entry at all. One who supports
prudent speed limits is not anti-auto or driving. But the letter
calls for increased visas and open markets when Americans of all
colors need jobs.  Apparently, the labor certification scam
against citizens as mentioned by E.S.F. is not causing enough
damage to US. And how does leaving the gates open to hoards of
illegal "brown people" and others with little education add
"skilled workers"? This is not "immigration, it is demographic
invasion and dilution. What the letter needs to explain and not
ignore is why the advocacy places a priority in favor of non-
citizens over US citizens of all colors including whites?
Regardless of the merits of Real ID, the R. Gittleson letter's
portrayal of Mark Krikorian of CIS and the "Attrition Through
Enforcement" program as a "scheme" to make the lives of illegals
"impossible, untenable and miserable"  is unfair as is employers
unjustly profiteering from imported, compliant, low wage migrants
while the rest of US pick up the substantial social costs
including job losses. Enforcing the law and removing benefits to
which illegals are not entitled is not a "scheme". A recent CIS
study states that 1/3 of illegals have already left AZ which
refutes the phony position that CIR is the only solution as they
won't leave on their own. The ones who won't can be deported as
the law calls for, not educated, medicated and tolerated.
Jim Roberts
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