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


July 14, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0714.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Intelligent Immigration Reform: A Real-World
    Legislative Approach
2.  Focus: Business Immigration Law
3.  Articles:
    (a) How To Win The War When Working With Wal-Mart: One Law
    firm's Story Of Complying With The "Roll-Back" King's
    Employer Compliance Program by David H. Nachman, Esq.
    (b) Examining Proposals to Create A New Commission On
    Employment-Based Immigration by Lynn Shotwell et al. of the
    American Council On International Personnel
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
4.  News:
    (a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (d) Case Management Technology
    (e) Immigration Law Certificate
6.  Headlines:
    (a) A Race Between Protection And Deportation
    (b) Analysis: The Next H-1B Fight Begins By Labor Day
    (c) Arizona Boxing Takes a Hit
    (d) A Bipartisan Blueprint For Immigration Reform
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Joaquin Bustelo
    (c) Carmen Benavides
    (d) Brenda J. Ray-Nayfeh
    (e) Alfonso H. Murrieta
    (f) DT
    (g) John Birdsong
    (h) An immigrant
    (i) Judy Williams
    (j) Robert Yang


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0714.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


Intelligent Immigration Reform: A Real-World Legislative Approach


Occasionally, ILW.COM attends immigration-related events,
especially in the New York City area. As an example, we attended
on April 23 an event at the New School in Manhattan. Originally,
Sen. Schumer was to kick-off the CIR effort at this event,
however, ultimately he did not show up, and kicked-off CIR vide a
hearing in the Senate Immigration sub-committee about a month
later. Please find below an eye-witness account of the happenings
at the New School event. As the roll-out of CIR proceeds in the
Fall, we expect to attend more such events, whose summaries we
will bring to you.


Introduced by the President of the New School, Bob Kerrey. Each
panelist presented for 10 minutes; the panel was not complete.
Mr. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for
Immigration Studies, was not able to attend due to illness.


First to present was Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer with the
Pew Hispanic Center. Although he was able to present only factual
information, and not any opinions on immigration, the statistics
shown were impressive. According to Mr. Passel, the overall
immigration level has ceased to grow since 2007, mostly due to
decrease of undocumented immigration. Also, the myth that
undocumented immigrants are mostly young men with no families in
the US is untrue. Out of the 11.9 million of undocumented
immigrants, only 2.9 million are young men with no family in this
country. In fact, most undocumented immigrants are couples with
children (47%).


The following panelist was Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director
at USCIS. He discussed the issues that USCIS has to face to
process 6 million applications every year, such as scale, speed,
and verification of validity of documentation. All these issues
will multiply when CIR passes according to Mr. Aytes. He
suggested that CIR should include simple and enforceable
procedures, which can be implemented by USCIS to accept another
12 million applications.


The third panelist was Tamar Jacoby, President of Immigration
Works USA, Inc. She stated that the current immigration system is
broken and unfit for the current global trends and demographic
situation of the US (i.e. fertility slowing down, baby boomers
aging). She stated that the ideal immigration system should
follow the dynamics of the market, in which immigration is
proportional to employment levels. Thus, an intelligent CIR
should include a realistic enforcement in borders and workplace,
the legalization of undocumented population (which at this time
is 5% of the entire US population), and an adequate pipeline of
immigrant labor force that can accommodate to the economic flow
of the US.


The final panelist was Marshall Fitz, Director of Advocacy of
AILA. Mr. Fitz pushed for a prompt passage of CIR, since we have
12 million reasons to do it. He stated that mass deportation and
attrition against immigrants are morally bankrupt methods to
solve this problem. He also mentioned that there is a real chance
to fix immigration system this year. First the new administration
should keep their promise to solve the immigration problem. Also,
that because (not in spite) of the economic downfall, legislators
should tackle the immigration issue in order to level the playing
field for all employers, avoid exploitation of workers, and
motivate the best and the brightest to come to this country.
Additionally, he stated that immigration should be solved in a
comprehensive way, and not in bits and pieces, because this might
tend to drag down the process to achieve a real solution soon.


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


Business Immigration Law


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Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-
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The Table of Contents for these works are as follows:


Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign
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Chapter 2: Recruiting Foreign Nationals
Chapter 3: Short-Term Needs
Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals
Chapter 5: Intra-Company Transfers
Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas
Chapter 7: NAFTA
Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions
Chapter 9: Tax Issues
Chapter 10: The Interaction Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant
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Chapter 1: Administrative, Legislative, and Regulatory Structure
Chapter 2: Strategies and Obstacles to Consider Before Filing
Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status
Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors
Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers
Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals
Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities
Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers


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_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) How To Win The War When Working With Wal-Mart: One Law firm's
Story Of Complying With The "Roll-Back" King's Employer
Compliance Program


David H. Nachman, Esq. writes "What most people don't know is
that, after their immigration scandals in 2001 and 2003, Wal-Mart
has lead the country in enforcing employer compliance with
requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
("IRCA")."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0714-nachman.shtm
http://www.visaserve.com/


(b) Examining Proposals to Create A New Commission On Employment-
Based Immigration


Lynn Shotwell et al. of the American Council On International
Personnel write "To focus more attention on this issue, the ACIP
has posed in this policy paper a series of questions about a
commission that employers and policymakers must confront before
supporting such a significant, possibly irreversible, and
fundamental change in U.S. immigration policy.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0714-shotwell.pdf
http://www.acip.com/


(c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification


Joel Stewart write "The PERM rule offers a solution for ministers
who do not qualify as beneficiaries of an I-360 petition, because
a PERM case can be filed for anyone who has experience, education
or training at any time in the past, anywhere, and not just
exclusively as a minister during the two years immediately
preceding the filing date."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0714-stewart.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart/


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


(a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions


The Excecutive Office for Immigration Review issued its latest
disciplinary actions: six attorneys were immediately suspended;
six received final orders; one was reinstated.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0714-discipline.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
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_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) A Race Between Protection And Deportation


The U-visa program is designed to safeguard undocumented crime
victims. But advocates say government approval comes too late for
some.


(b) Analysis: The Next H-1B Fight Begins By Labor Day


Sen. Charles Schumer plans to introduce a comprehensive
immigration reform bill by Labor Day that seems certain to
include a way to increase the H-1B cap.


(c) Arizona Boxing Takes a Hit


The visa requirement happened at a bad time for the boxing world.
Coupled with the country's economic situation, it has lead to a
decline in the frequency of fights.


(d) A Bipartisan Blueprint For Immigration Reform


The U.S. needs to create a system that responds to labor market
needs, provides more effective enforcement and offers a fair way
to deal with those living here illegally.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0714.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) Immigration Event
CIS Ombudsman's Office invites you to attend for free its
upcoming teleconference - "How Is USCIS Working For You?", July
29, 2009, 2-3 p.m. EDT. To ensure your participation, we
encourage you to RSVP 48 hours before the call at
cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov. Please send us your questions
and issues related to the teleconference topics ahead of the call.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Here are a few uncomprehensive thoughts about Comprehensive
Immigration Reform. I humbly suggest that CIR advocates are
fighting the wrong battle. Their energies would be better spent
elsewhere. We all know in our hearts that there will be no CIR.
Why not? Because the centerpiece of CIR is legalization, a/k/a
"amnesty" the most hated word in the American dictionary. If that
passes (after the obligatory Republican amendments, of course)
perhaps half a dozen illegal Mexican immigrants (out of 12
million) might eventually receive some kind of legal status. But
no Southern senator or congressman would allow that. Nor would
their allies among the conservative "blue dog" Democrats. We
would be facing a combination similar to the one that blocked
changes in the Southern segregation laws for so many decades
prior to the Civil Rights era, and for much the same racial
reasons. Of course, that does not mean that 12 million (some say
20 million -the number of "illegals" estimated by the fear and
hate mongers seems to grow every year, even as the economy
worsens and large numbers of immigrants actually go back home)
people are going to be deported. So we will continue to have "de
facto" amnesty for the foreseeable future, just as we have had
for the past 20 years. Therefore, instead of worrying about CIR,
we should concentrate on preserving the legal immigration system,
which is being stolen from us under our noses by an ideologically
driven combination of State Department, Labor Department and
Department of Homeland Security bureaucracies that, entirely
without legal authority, are making immigration policy instead of
administering it. Examples will appear in my next letter.
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
I agree with the main thrust of ID's comment on immigration fees
(see 07/13/09 ID comment). However, I completely disagree with
"If Congress should choose to fine the undocumented as a pre-
requisite for legalization, that is just and proper." That is not
just and much less proper. It is unjust, improper, and, more to
the point in a publication aimed at lawyers and others concerned
about the law, in direct and explicit violation of the
Constitution and one of its most important cornerstones, the
separation of powers. The proposals that have come before
Congress call for a universal, one-size-fits-all fine scheme of
many thousands of dollars. Congressional enactments that declare
one person or a whole class of persons to be guilty of some
violation and punishing them for it without benefit of trial is
called a Bill of Attainder. Because the fines for a family
increase, this means a child --even an infant-- is made
responsible for the decision of parents to come to this country,
in effect, a corruption of blood. And this punishment is levied
by Congress through an ex-post-facto law.  Article One, Section 9
of the U.S. Constitution very clearly condemns such procedures in
limiting the powers of Congress:  "No bill of attainder or ex
post facto Law shall be passed." What is the significance of
this? Nowhere is it better or more concisely explained than in
the "Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts" penned by John Adams in 1780. The
founders of the United States included such provisions in their
fundamental laws in order to prevent exactly what is being done
in this case: singling our a particular individual or class of
people and punishing them for who they are.
Joaquin Bustelo


(c) Dear Editor:
I will go a step further: abolish chain immigration (see 07/13/09
ID comment). As it is, we are allowing 1 million a year of poor,
non-English   speaking people to enter the U.S. In addition, we
are allowing   average of 3 million each year of illegal aliens
into our country.    This is about 4 million people who cannot
assimilate into our society   and our economy due to their
massive numbers. I would like to see a moratorium on legal
immigration for at least   five years and to go back to prior
1965 when we allowed 250,000 legal   immigrants a year and
illegal immigration was practically unheard of.   I want to see
our immigration laws enforced and I want to see mass
deportations. I live in California, ground zero and the welfare
state for illegal   aliens. According to a report by Assemblyman
Chuck DeVore, member of   the State Budget Committee, it costs
Californians $10.5 Billion a   year to educate, medicate and
incarcerate illegal aliens.  California   has a budget deficit of
over $23 Billion, per recent report by the   L.A. Times.
Carmen Benavides  West Hills, CA


(d) Dear Editor:
It is my personal opinion as a US citizen that the tax payers
already pay enough towards supporting many immigrant activities
in this country without having to also pick up the tab for a
filing fee for a benefit they receive (see 07/13/09 ID comment).
It is my understanding and knowledge of some immigrants who come
here and are suppose to be self reliant and are not suppose to
become a burden on our society. I say burden, in the sense that
there are many who file and receive, food stamps, health care,
housing assistance, etc., at the expense of the tax payers.
Enough already. With the illegal aliens which also use up many of
our benefits and resources as above, education systems, health
care, to name a few.  I realize that some do pay taxes but many
do not and are taken advantage because of their non-legal-status
in the U.S. and that is truly sad.  I, as an individual and U.S.
citizen, pay a filing fee for many of the benefits and privileges
that I receive, for example, the benefit of driving a vehicle, I
have to pay for a drivers license, vehicle license, vehicle
inspection, and to have insurance on the vehicle to meet
insurance requirements, etc.  One might look at professional
licenses that are controlled by states, counties and
municipalities.  Are these fees not a filing fee for a "benefit"?
Should this not also be free? It is true that USCIS is funded
primarily by the fees collected from immigrants filing for
benefits however approximately 25% is appropriated funding which
is used for special programs/projects within the organization.
Would the process become less timely? Would it ensure a better
more courtesy workforce? I fail to believe that the majority of
the USCIS employees are discourtesy and rude to most of the
immigrants.
Brenda J. Ray-Nayfeh


(e) Dear Editor:
If that's the case then we should make every state in our nation
stop charging property taxes, sales taxes, water and sewage, and
every other fee we have to pay (see 07/13/09 ID comment). I
believe it's only fair to charge for an immigration petition or
benefit. All the Embassies and U.S. Consulates charge fees for
all the services they provide so why should we abolish
immigration fees. I just dealt with a refugee and not only did
they get all their petitions for free to get here but once here
they're entitled to benefits, all for free, that I or my family,
who we are all U.S. citizens and have worked most, if not all,
our lives here in the U.S. and pay taxes, will never qualify for.
If people want to immigrate to the U.S. let them pay whatever
fees they have to pay to get here just like everyone before them
has done so and leave the fees the way they are. One more thing
why don't we stop the Postal Fees to while we're at it that way
this country can go further into a hole.
Alfonso H. Murrieta


(f) Dear Editor:
Most things beholden to Congress are a mess, for the (overly)
simple reason that most political animals operate under a
perverse logic that prioritizes incumbency over Constitution and
constituency (see 07/13/09 ID comment).   Given how bad the GOP
has bungled things in the past decade, I can't even blame the
usual suspects. If the majority of Congress actually cared about
doing the right thing, I'd applaud ID's call and be in complete
agreement. But, given the reality of politics, at least USCIS
takes fees from its "customers" and must therefore answer to them
directly.    Is this a success story? A resounding no, in the
aggregate. But it's easy to stand on the sidewalk and throw rocks
at the windows when you paint USCIS as a faceless bureaucracy.
Every attorney and guy on a barstool has an idea of how to fix
the system. That's all well and good until you get into the
mechanics of USCIS sets policy for doing business. And again,
there's that pesky Congressional problem again. A divided country
and Congress, debating for years a hot-button topic where no
consensus exists.   Congressional meddling in immigration
matters, starting with a U.S. Senator (Kennedy) speaking at a
pro-illegal rally, shows you what the true agenda really is.
There are far more "let 'em all in" than "kick 'em all out".
After awhile, John Q Public starts to wonder if the goal of
immigration attorneys like yourself is 100% approval. I advocate
risk management over risk avoidance, except... it took less than
two dozen aliens to kill 3,000 people. A green card and US
citizenship are still the hottest tickets on the planet. Fraud is
rampant throughout the immigration process, thanks to the obvious
incentives and lack of sufficient deterrents. Neither an open nor
closed border is the answer. If anything, a fee-based system will
more closely synchronize revenues with demand for services.
DT   Seattle, WA


(g) Dear Editor:
I read ID's comment (07/13/09 ID) and would like to disagree with
a few comments that ID makes. USCIS is a fee based organization
that works on adjudicating cases in a timely manner. The time it
takes to process an application for naturalization went from 2
years to 5 months.  So within 5 months the application is
received, process, the applicant is interviewed and if all is
well, naturalized.  This is because USCIS hired more folks, thus
more fees. To say that immigration organizations are hostile to
immigrants is gross misrepresentation. Immigration is charged
with ensuring that only people eligible receive benefits.
There's a significant percentage of fraud in the system. This has
to be researched to be revealed.  Also if a terrorist is granted
citizenship and something happens, then the public blame USCIS
for rushing. One cannot have it both ways.  Within 5 months,
background checks are conducted to ensure that pertinent
information about an applicant is discovered. This also takes
money, in the form of fees. Premium fees are charged to companies
that want to expedite a petition.  This is similar to going to
the post office. If you send a letter snail mail and don't care
how long it takes, you pay 40 something cents and place a stamp
on the letter and it gets there when it gets there.  If you need
it there tomorrow, you pay $13 for the ability to have your
letter there sooner.  This is not seen as a tax, is it?  No, this
is part of the cost of convenience. Whether or not immigration
reform occurs, is not for me to say.  But I would encourage focus
on real issues in immigration like are we going to allow the
undocumented to become citizens sooner than those who had to wait
20 years for a visa?
John Birdsong


(h) Dear Editor:
I fully agree with ID's suggestion to abolish the fee structure
(07/13/09 ID comment). It has become excessively harsh and
difficult for people to such a large amount of fee and wait all
one;s life for the benefits or denials. Until 1986 it was
meaningful  and moderate. Therafter it has become a business.
End this business.
An immigrant


(i) Dear Editor:
I had to pay fees just a week ago and feel that it is something
that should be reduced or scrapped (07/13/09 ID comment). The
idea of Premium Processing is another thing that bothers me. I
feel that people should work and work well regardless of how much
money was paid for that document to be adjudicated. USCIS workers
should be working at the same pace at all times. As you can tell
I am not happy with USCIS at the moment because my husband's
Green Card application has just been dragging for too many years.
He has been a hard worker and taxpayer for this country for 13
years and it seems like the only payback he gets is his salary
and backlog offices or sorry, you have to wait for a response. We
have been married 6 years which means I have now been here for 6
years on an H4 visa along with my son who has now graduated from
High School and has to pay Out of State fees because we are still
Aliens.   Thank you for being the voice of people who often feel
that they have no voice because they are still in the system or
process of becoming permanent residents.
Judy Williams


(j) Dear Editor:
It's the nature of all human beings to be selfish, xenophobic,
and putting double standard. Ones talk about "rule of laws", but
ignoring the facts that their ancestors in the past migh have
broken "tresspassing and immigration laws" of native of the lands
whenever they immigrated into as well, or even maybe the
beneficiaries of past immigration "amnesties" but not speak up
loudly against another "amnesty". Countries demand free and open
access on trade, labor market and export to others, while they
apply barriers on their own.  I never advocate limitless open
immigration with welfare checks attached here as written on Mr.
Prchal's letter, because we have more than enough lazy parasites
but I never understand the justification of selfish protectionism
not only in this country but any countries. It's not
philosophical nor religious since I am not a religious person and
don't believe in religious mumbo jumbos about compassion, sharing
and love that I've never seen in action inside the people of
faiths, in fact I've seen the opposite, selfish, hypocritical,
judgemental and apologetic. "Sanctity of marriage, compassionate
conservatism, family values etc.", yeah right. Nations should
trade in barter, real wealth and gold for international
exchanges, labor for labor, goods for goods and service for
service.I call that as fairness. In this case regardless of
geographical position and citizenships, ones will be paid
accordingly and equally based on the jobs and skills they have
performed and none should whine about discrimination and
inequality. We Americans don't like this idea, but to be honest,
it's the way should be as we can't expect foreigners to accept
our paper currency with runaway spending and deficit without any
consequences and ask them to serve as our maids and slaves
forever to satisfy our greed and need on cheap products and
services.
Robert Yang
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  1. Brittancus's Avatar
    ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF STOPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND SUPPORTING E-VERIFY CALL NOW! TODAY!

    Don't let down your guard?

    ATTENTION! Because of the massive payments to illegal immigrants in California, their is a petition. Google--TAXPAYER REVOLUTION. Very few newspapers will mention this activist petition.

    Some Californian lawmakers demand enforcing our immigration laws? But do they believe in rigid enforcement of E-Verify in the workplace? Andronovich, a Los Angeles city manager stated back in 2004 that illegal immigrant support attributed to $11. billion dollars in benefits. How much money did the Golden state taxpayers folk out since then?


    If you--GOOGLE--illegal immigration you can research the true costs, the real numbers of those squatting here and the massive consequences? The most damaging is--irreversible OVERPOPULATION. There is a battle commencing in the House and Senate this week, to weaken E-Verify and the startling amendment to fund the original two layer border fence. Sen. Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano will try to table these new amendments or even kill them. Recall Reid nearly obliterated E-Verify, the extraction process that removes illegal immigrants from job placement. THESE NEW AMENDMENTS ARE IN INSTANT JEOPARDY, SO DEMAND RIGID ENFORCEMENT, NO AMNESTY AND NO MORE EXCUSES?


    Go to the websites NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIALWATCH, CAPSWEB, HERITAGE FOUNDATION & AMERICANPATROL for facts not found in newspapers or even the government. THERE IS GATHERING STORM OF FURIOUS VOTERS from across America. We cannot, must not--STOP-- THE BARRAGE ON THEIR SENATE AND CONGRESS. 202-224-3121 THE US TAXPAYER must remain vigilant, letting these politicians know whose in charge? That their jobs are on the line, like millions of American workers.
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