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


June 12, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0612.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Waiting For Godot
2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping
    Now
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 Updates H-1B Cap Count
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    (d) Website Services
    (e) I9 Audit Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Overdue Due Process For Immigrants
    (b) Group Recommends Immigration Court Improvements
    (c) Newspaper Subscribers Get Petitions On Immigration
    (d) Utah AG Launches Immigration Strike Force
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Submit Your Announcement
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0612.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


Waiting For Godot


A Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124442941032893169.html
opinion piece highlights the plight of hundreds of immigrants
stuck in their home countries away from their jobs and lives here
in the US. "Yet when they returned to India -- to attend a
brother's wedding or visit a dying parent or simply take a
vacation -- they were informed that they could not come back
until the U.S. government had done a security screening. Many
arrived in India with only a suitcase. By the time I heard of
their stories they had been forced to abandon apartments, cars
and families in the U.S. while they waited to hear from the State
Department."


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


The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping Now


The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book", 2009-2010
Edition, shipping now, is as follows:


PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS   
Chapter 1:  Argentina - Buenos Aires,  By Christi Hufford
Chapter 2: Armenia - Yerevan,  By Alice Yardum-Hunter    
Chapter 3: Australia - Sydney,  By NoahKlug    
Chapter 4: Brazil - Sao Paulo,  By Kristina Rost
Chapter 5: Canada -Toronto,  By Dharamchand " Randy" Depoo
Chapter 6: China - Beijing,  By Frederick W. Hong;
Guangzhou,  By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee;
Shanghai,  By Christy Nguyen
Chapter 7: Colombia - Bogota,  By Luis A. Pinilla   
Chapter 8: France - Paris,  By Curtis Pierce   
Chapter 9: Germany - Frankfurt, By Steven A. Culbreath;
Munich, By Magdale Labbe Henke
Chapter 10: Haiti - Port au Prince  By Jose E. Latour   
Chapter 11: India - Chennai,  By Vic Goel;
Kolkata,  By Poorvi Chothani;
Mumbai,  By Priscilla Jones;
New Delhi,  By Poorvi Chothani
Chapter 12: Jamaica - Kingston,  By Claire D. Nilson   
Chapter 13: Nigeria - Lagos,  By C. Valerie Ibe   
Chapter 14: Philippines - Manila,  By Emmanuel S. Tipon   
Chapter 15: Taiwan - Taipei,  By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L.
Rodriguez
Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain,  By Claire D.
Nilson   
Chapter 17: United Kingdom - London,  By Edward S. Gudeon   
Chapter 18: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City,  By Marc Ellis


PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE   
Chapter 1: Introduction  Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities
in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
Soup to Nuts  
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials
and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul  
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy
As It Looks
Chapter 6:  Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7:  E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors  
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions  
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees":  From Labeling to Lawbreaking  
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory
Opinions (SAOs)  
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces -
Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces 
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office
Advisory Opinions  
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment  


PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM   Selected
excerpts and documents: Statutes, Regulations, Foreign Affairs Manual,
Forms, Executive Orders, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland
Security, Department of Justice, Department of Labor,  Department of State,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Customs and Border Patrol, Citizenship and
Immigration Services, Government Accountability Office, Federal Bureau
of Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,   
Internal Revenue Service, The White House, ILW.COM, Miscellaneous,
Web Links


For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.shtm  Or for fax,
please see: http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law


Carl Shusterman writes "Only if Congress acts to pass pending
legislation like the Reuniting Families Act which
would allow for the recapture of 400,000 lost visa numbers could
disaster be averted."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0612-shusterman.shtm
http://www.shusterman.com/homepage.html


(b) Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo writes "The USCIS will be issuing Guidance
for all PT/OT cases that were denied as a result of the
misapplication of a Masters Degree standard in PT and OT cases."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0612-musillo.shtm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/bios/ctm_bio.htm


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


(a) USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count


USCIS announced that as of June 5, 2009, approximately 44,400
H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions
qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0612-h1b.shtm
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI),
http://www.refugees.org/
an Arlington, VA  not-for-profit national organization dedicated
to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is
seeking a highly motivated proven leader to serve as Vice
President. Responsibilities include oversight, implementation,
and accountability for quality of programs and delivery of
services. The Vice President reports to the President and CEO and
works as part of the Senior Management Team. Strong and
significant experience in program growth, development of
proposals, project design, implementation and management, is
required.  He/She will have budget, fundraising and supervisory
responsibilities.  For a more detailed job description and
application process please visit job openings at
http://www.refugees.org/article.aspx?id=2312


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY -  Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a
nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for a
paralegal with 2-3 years of experience to handle a variety of
employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research
organizations from its New York City office.  You will work with
attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other
professionals to determine their skills and background, draft
documents to establish their eligibility for immigration
benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process.
If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are
a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and
procedures; and have a Bachelor.s degree with excellent academic
credentials along with 2-3 years of immigration experience,
please email your resume and a brief writing sample to:
mailto:hrpa@klaskolaw.com. Information about the firm can be
found at http://www.klaskolaw.com


(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP,
http://www.fosterquan.com
seeks experienced immigration legal assistants for its Houston
and Austin, TX offices. Applicants must have two years of
employment based immigration experience. A university degree is
required, as well as strong writing and communication skills and
proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Foreign
language fluency is preferred. Must be detail oriented, able to
multi-task and have strong analytical and organizational skills.
Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to
mailto:hr@fosterquan.com, referencing the position title in the
subject line.


(d) Website Services
Gain the competitive edge with your new website from INSZoom, the
world's largest immigration software company. Choose from a range
of template websites, complete with customized logos and images,
60-70 pps. of professionally written immigration law content
including news articles, processing dates, and priority times
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constant touch with current clients and strengthen your potential
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http://www.inszoom.com/websites
or contact a sales representative at (925) 244-0600 to start the
process of launching your new website today.


(e) I9 Audit Services
Do your clients need substantive due diligence for the employment
provisions of the INA? Omega Secure Solutions (OSS), Inc.
http://www.omegasecuresolutions.com/Home.html
offers a cost effective option to review your client's I9s which
can help your law firm gain competitive advantage.  OSS has a
national workforce of retired immigration investigators.  All our
Associates have a minimum 25+ years as distinguished INS / ICE
senior special agents.  OSS provides a comprehensive plan to
demonstrate to the satisfaction of ICE that your business clients
are serious about complying with the INA so that devastating
adversarial action does not become a reality.  We understand the
law and the bureaucracy that administers that law. Omega ... the
last word in Homeland Security support. To learn more about our
services including HR training, employer-worksite compliance
programs, I-9 audits, all at competitive rates, contact Bob
McGraw, President, Omega Secure Solutions at
mailto:rmcgraw@omegasecuresolutions.com or 410-263-9500.
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Overdue Due Process For Immigrants


Attorney General Holder took a step towards restoring a semblance
of constitutional protection to all Americans last week, when he
overturned the decision of Attorney General Mukasey in Matter of
Compean, an Immigration Court matter pertaining to ineffective
assistance to counsel.


(b) Group Recommends Immigration Court Improvements


A national advocacy group recommended Wednesday improving the
country's beleaguered immigration court system by reforming how
judges are selected and promoting impartiality.


(c) Newspaper Subscribers Get Petitions On Immigration


Illegal immigration opponents are paying for their petitions to
be sent to newspaper subscribers in at least three Washington
counties this week with a goal of gathering more signatures for a
statewide initiative.


(d) Utah AG Launches Immigration Strike Force


Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has launched a new strike
force to focus on felony crimes committed by and against
undocumented immigrants.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0612.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) 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:
Wednesday's brutal murder at the Holocaust Museum by a crazed
anti-Semite and white supremacist underscores the danger of
allowing racial hatred to go unchecked. The 88 year old suspect
in this horrendous crime was hardly operating in secret; he had
already served time in jail for a racial attack and was an open
hate group member, in addition to having his own racist blog. A
half century ago, it was hardly unusual for many, if not most,
white, Christian Americans to despise Jews and people of color,
as Robert Yang's letter (06/11/09 ID) also points out. Violence
against minorities was all too common, including but by no means
limited to black victims of hatred in the South. Today, the main
objects of hatred for many white Americans have changed; the
prime targets are now Latino, Asian and Middle Eastern immigrants
rather than native born Jews and African-Americans. Nor are anti-
immigrant groups advocating physical violence, except for the
lunatic fringe. But their calls for mass incarceration and
deportation of millions of minority immigrants seeking a better
life in this country, but who have no access to legal visas under
our current, antiquated immigration laws (as well as their legal,
American-born, US citizen children) are motivated by the same
feelings of racial hatred that led to Wednesday's killing. Lou
Dobbs, for example, lost no time in trying to tie Muslims in with
the Holocaust Museum murder, even though it was committed by a
follower of Adolf Hitler who had no connection with Islam
whatsoever. America needs to focus less on persecuting immigrants
and more on combating the hatemongers among us, including those
who have hijacked our immigration policy and are blocking reform.
Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY
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