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


July 23, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0723.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Fight Notario Fraud
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For State Laws And No Match
3.  Articles:
    (a) Termination Of 274a.12(c) Employment Authorization by
    Scot A. Silzer
    (b) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    (c) Immigration Control, Circa AD 175 by Harold B. Jones Jr.
    for the Foundation For Economic Education
4.  News:
    (a) Neufeld Memo On 1-751 Filed Prior To Termination Of
    Marriage
    (b)DOS Publishes Final Rule On Foreign  Government Officials'
    Immediate Family
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Forensic Psychology Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Mexican Immigration To US Off 40 Percent
    (b) NY, NJ Immigration Raids Violated Rights
    (c) The New Geography Of United States Immigration
    (d) Legal Status Of US Workers' An Immigration Issue
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Jose Latour, Esq.
    (b) Michael D Cotton
    (c) Elihu S. Ferguson
    (d) Gladys C Farris


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1.  COMMENT


Fight Notario Fraud


The ABA Commission on Immigration has a helpful page on Notario
Fraud
http://www.abanet.org/
with help for immigrants and others preyed upon by immigration
fraudsters. Of particular note for attorneys is their attorney
resources page, which features:


++Cases (Civil and Criminal)
++Statutes (State and Federal)
++Law Enforcement Referral (Bar and Law Enforcement Contacts)
++Administrative Regulation
++Secondary Sources (Articles and Surveys)
++Training Materials
 
Immigration practitioners may want to bookmark this helpful
resource.


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


Today Is The Deadline For State Laws And No Match


The curriculum for Thursday July 23rd third session of "Employer
Sanctions For Beginners" is as follows:


++Business license laws
++E-Verify mandates
++Other state laws
++Update on the no-match regulation


The speakers for this seminar series are Greg Siskind, Hector
Chichoni, Scott Decker, Kevin Lashus, Mira Mdivani, Tyler Moran
and Roger Tsai. Wednesday, July 22nd 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/200914.shtm. Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200914.pdf. Don't delay, sign up
today.
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Termination Of 274a.12(c) Employment Authorization


Scot A. Silzer writes "Although the I-765 often requires a
separate and independent basis (e.g., an I-485 application) in
order for it to be accepted, processed, and serve as a basis for
the issuance of the EAD, once it is accepted and the EAD is
issued, the EAD acquires a life of its own."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0723-silzer.shtm
http://www.silzerlaw.com/attorneys2.html


(b) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy


Greg Siskind writes "My friend Tamar Jacoby of
ImmigrationWorksUSA joins former Mexican Foreign Secretary Jorge
Castenada in writing in today's Washington Post about what could
be the biggest area of division in the coming reform debate - how
to handle future workers. "
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0723-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


(c) Immigration Control, Circa AD 175


Harold B. Jones Jr. for the Foundation For Economic Education
writes "Today's leaders might do well to consider the unfortunate
example of Marcus Aurelius."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0723-jones.shtm
http://fee.org/


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


(a) Neufeld Memo On 1-751 Filed Prior To Termination Of Marriage


Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, USCIS issued a memo
providing guidance on how to adjudicate an 1-751 petition if the
Conditional Permanent Resident and petitioning spouse are legally
separated or have initiated divorce or annulment proceedings, but
the marriage has not
been terminated.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0723-neufeld.pdf


(b) DOS Publishes Final Rule On Foreign Government Officials'
Immediate Family


DOS published a final rule amending the definition of "immediate
family" for the Foreign
Government Official nonimmigrant visa category.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0723-dos.shtm
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Midtown Manhattan - Boutique law firm seeks two attorneys:  1)
Senior attorney with 3-7 years experience to manage own caseload
of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions
for a wide range of professionals, including research scientists,
artists/designers, athletes, IT professionals, etc, family-based
petitions, motions & EOIR matters. May also handle some
litigation matters. 2) Junior attorney with 1-3 years experience
to assist Senior attorney with business & family immigration
matters and handle personal injury/no fault and matrimonial
litigation.  This position requires admission to NY Bar;
admission to NJ Bar is a +. Both positions require great
initiative and follow-through, as well as excellent writing and
interpersonal skills.  Ideal candidates will have graduated in
the top 1/3 of their class and have Journal experience.  Salary
DOE. Please email cover letter and CV to
mailto:mcohen@cohenlawfirm.com.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Downtown Washington, DC (K Street area) - Fast-paced boutique
immigration law firm
http://www.immigrationgroup.com/
seeks legal assistants. 1-2 yrs exp req.d in business/family
immigration law.  Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets;
latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K, health
insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will be
detail-oriented, able to handle volume, highly organized and
strong communicators.  Email resume, cover letter and salary reqs
to mailto:jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.


(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Lincoln, Nebraska - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
an experienced attorney for the position of Service Center
Counsel at the Nebraska Service Center (NSC). Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, serving as an attorney providing
legal advice to the NSC personnel on issues involving immigration
related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds,
and national security; writing visa appeal briefs and providing
litigation support to the U.S. Attorney's office on cases arising
from Service Center adjudications. J.D. degree, active bar
membership by the entry on duty date. For full details enter COU-
CIS-2009-0005 here.
http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
Applicants must submit (1) resume , (2) writing sample (10 pps.
max), (3) references to mailto:William.Craig@dhs.gov. All
submissions must be received by close of business on July 17,
2009. GS-13/15, position open until filled. No relocation
allowance offered.


(d) Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160.
The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness
services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen
Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical
psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's
experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have
extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration
lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We
offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological
consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports,
expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum
evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal
abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's
founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist
who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA
and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has
been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the
Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years.
Visit The Forensic Psychology Group.
http://www.forensicpsychologyexperts.com
The right experts make a real difference.
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6.  Headlines


(a) Mexican Immigration To US Off 40 Percent


Mexican immigration to the United States has dropped sharply
since 2005, but the flow of migrants returning to Mexico remains
steady, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew
Hispanic Center.


(b) NY, NJ Immigration Raids Violated Rights


 Immigration agents raiding homes for suspected illegal
 immigrants violated the U.S. Constitution by entering without
 proper consent and may have used racial profiling, a report
 analyzing arrest records found.


(c) The New Geography Of United States Immigration


New trends in immigration are changing communities across the
United States.


(d) Legal Status Of US Workers' An Immigration Issue


The Senate Democrat leading the push for immigration changes said
Tuesday verifying the legal status of workers will require
citizens and immigrants to prove they are legally eligible to
hold jobs in the U.S.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0723.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) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
July 24 - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present "A new
proposal to address US immigration future flow needs" For more
info see here:
http://contact.migrationpolicy.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=4261
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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 on Anti's hypocracy (07/21/09 ID): The
basis of any intelligent discussion is the ability of each side
to objectively weigh the merits of the other's points.  Those of
us who believe that immigration is both essential and good for
America are able to concede the numerous points which are
problematic and beckon for the intelligent legislative response
to the current immigration situation in the U.S., which is long
overdue.  Those who believe that immigration is "bad" for America
grant no such concessions, choosing instead to simply sweep all
the valid points regarding the positive impact of immigrants on
U.S. culture and society under the rug with the inflammatory
rhetoric which caters so well to the xenophobes who make up the
bulk of their ranks.  Accordingly, it is my opinion that as long
as the "Anti's" are unable to engage intelligently, the absence
of thoughtful, pragmatic dialogue from their end of the opinion
spectrum will leave them exactly where they have remained for the
22 years in which I have been involved with the immigration
debate, first as a consular officer and subsequently as a private
practitioner: on the sidelines, heckling all progress bitterly as
those of us who are trying to make things better move forward
without the intelligent input we so desperately need from them.
Jose Latour, Esq.                 Miami, FL


(b) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Comment "RFEs And Hypocrisy Among The Antis"
(07/23/09 ID):   Actually, ID has got it reversed.  We here at
USCIS are encouraged to complete cases, and discouraged from
issuing RFE's without substantial justification.    Just to
clarify, hope this helps.
Michael D Cotton


(c) Dear Editor:
The article by Winthrop Staples III and Philip Cafaro, (07/21/09
ID) about immigration and the environment, says that high
immigration levels in America over the past few decades have
contributed to economic growth. Nobody would argue with that.
Nevertheless, they are against "mass immigration"  (translation:
immigration from Latin America) because they think it would be
bad for the environment. Nobody who lives in this country
seriously believes that our environmental problems would go away
even if we cut off all immigration tomorrow. As Mark Twain wrote
about his own death, reports of the environment being ruined by
immigration are greatly exaggerated. But what about immigrants
creating economic growth? Now, there is a real danger.Why on
earth would a country mired in a deep recession with almost ten
per cent unemployment want to let in people who create economic
growth? The article should be thanked for pointing finger at the
biggest threat of all, namely that immigrants might help revive
our economy. We had better close the borders before it is too
late.
Elihu S. Ferguson


(d) Dear Editor:
I agree that the anti-immigrants attitude has been around for
many centuries after the first settlers established themselves.
In fact the generation that started this attitude may have been
from the fourth generation after the settler arrives here.  What
irony to a nation of immigrants.  The ones who should have been
anti is the native Indians yet it is not them but the Anglo Saxon
per se.  There is a group that really believes that this nation
does not need anymore immigrants and that we should see to that.
What I cannot see is the people in the seat of Congress and
Senate have been elected by those immigrants that are able to
vote and yet this group is so strong yet not too large to control
the laws of what is passed in the Senate and Congress.  Just
think how much benefit would be in the country if our law makers
would be conscientious to what they have been elected for.
Gladys C Farris
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