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Jun 11 - Widow Reprieve

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June 11, 2009,0611.shtm

1.  Comment: Widow Reprieve
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For A New Universe of Risks -
    "Random" Audits by Federal Document and Benefits Fraud Task
3.  Articles:
    (a) Motions to Reopen Based On Ineffective Assistance Of
    Counsel Viable Again by Alan Lee, Esq.
    (b) The Market, Or The Welfare State by Paul L. Poirot for
    the Foundation For Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) DHS Grants Interim Relief To Widows Of Citizens
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    (d) Credential Evaluation
    (e) J-1 Visa Program
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Schumer: Sotomayor 'Within the Judicial Mainstream' On
    (b) Judge: Immigrants' rights violated in raids
    (c) Family Of girl, 11, Battles Her Deportation To Poland
    (d) St. Mary's University Graduate Deportation Delayed
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Robert Yang
    (c) Rikin Thakker,0611.shtm

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Widow Reprieve

The New York Times
reports that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has granted a two-
year reprieve to widows and widowers of US Citizens whose
applications for permanent residency were denied due to the death
of their spouses. "While Ms. Napolitano's order does not change
or abolish the law, as its opponents have sought, it suspends
action, including deportation proceedings, in cases involving
widows and widowers who reside in the United States and were
married for fewer than two years before their spouses died."

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
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Today Is The Deadline For A New Universe of Risks - "Random"
Audits by Federal Document and Benefits Fraud Task Forces

The curriculum for the Thursday June 11th second session of
"Consular Processing For Experts" is as follows:

++ Hard lessons from the al-Haramain and Kuene Cases - Targeted
Surveillance of Attorney-Client Communications and Task Force
"Sting" Operations against Attorneys with Foreign Clients
++ Practice before multiple agencies pose special risks for
immigration attorneys - risks and duties of lawyers along the
lifespan of exposure from initial client contact to disposal of
closed case records.  Multiple agency data mining and information
sharing of records obtained in the US and abroad.
++ Everyone's at Risk - random document and benefits fraud
audits, ICE data mining process, profiling programs.  Avoid being
selected for "random" audits.
++ H and L cases, LCAs, evaluations, corporate records - prime
targets for joint State Dept DS and DOL investigations, DBFTFs,
and other multiple agency task forces.
++ The expanding view of attorney culpability and mandatory Due
Diligence requirements in all practice areas before federal
agencies -
++ Discussion of select consular posts
++ Hot topics update
Don't wait to register, today is the deadline. For more info,
including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
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(a) Motions to Reopen Based On Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel
Viable Again

Alan Lee, Esq. writes "The Attorney General's action is a further
repudiation of some of the immigration abuses of the Bush
Administration and a highly encouraging sign of where Mr. Obama
wants to lead the immigration debate.",0611-lee.shtm

(b) The Market, Or The Welfare State

Paul L. Poirot for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
"One man's labor may or may not substitute satisfactorily for
that of another - or it may serve in one situation but not in
others. ",0611-poirot.shtm

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is
promising immigration will be one of three major legislative
priorities this year.",0611-siskind.shtm

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4.  NEWS

(a) DHS Grants Interim Relief To Widows Of Citizens

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano granted deferred action for two
years to widows and widowers of US citizens-as well as their
unmarried children under 18 years old - who reside in the US and
who were married for less than two years prior to their spouse's

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
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an Arlington, VA  not-for-profit national organization dedicated
to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is
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(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
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If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are
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(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP,
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6.  Headlines

(a) Schumer: Sotomayor 'Within the Judicial Mainstream' On

Of the 848 asylum cases in which Sotomayor has taken part,
Schumer's aides say, she sided with the foreigner over the
government in 144 of them, or 17 percent of the time.

(b) Judge: Immigrants' rights violated in raids

A federal judge has halted the deportation of four New Haven
residents arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents
during raids in Fair Haven in 2007.

(c) Family Of girl, 11, Battles Her Deportation To Poland

8-year-old paperwork problem could split Forsyth girl from her
parents, who are citizens.

(d) St. Mary's University Graduate Deportation Delayed

A St. Mary's University honors graduate who could be deported to
Mexico was granted a three-month continuance in federal
immigration court this morning.

For links to the above stories see here:,0611.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: To announce your event,
see here

(a) Immigration Event - Washington DC
'How are Iraqi refugees faring in the US?' Sponsored by the
Migration Policy Institute, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16,
2009, MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300 (Third
Floor), Washington, DC 20036

Readers can share comments, email:  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
In response to Honza Prchal's letter (06/10/09 ID), I did not
mean to imply that an "amnesty" or legalization program for
illegal would-be immigrants should be free of fines or other
reasonable conditions. The point of my letter was that there is
such fierce opposition to any form of amnesty or legalization on
the part of the anti-immigrant zealots who dominate the public
debate on this issue that there may never be a chance to have a
rational discussion about what the terms of amnesty should be. In
my letter, I compared the fury that the word "amnesty" generates
in many Americans today with the rage that the concept of
"busing" created in the civil rights era. For those readers who
are under a certain age, I will explain that "busing" meant
assigning children to public schools that might not have been
closest to their homes in order to achieve the desegregation
objectives of the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v, Board of Education
decision. Desegregation opponents complained that spending a
longer time on a school bus in order to achieve racial
integration would destroy the lives of America's children, and
they called for the impeachment of Chief Justice Earl Warren with
the same venom and hatred that today's legalization opponents
show in their slogan: "No amnesty for illegals". In each case,
the real issue was not whether it was a good idea to make
children spend more time on a bus, or whether it is a good idea
to give legal status now to those who do not currently have it,
but whether black children could go to previously all white
schools then, and whether millions of Latinos will be able to
become part of American society now - in other words, it was then
and is now all about race. 
Roger Algase, Esq.    New York, NY

(b) Dear Editor:
My letters contain a lot of incovenient truth and no political
correctness and I realize that they have offended so many
individuals who read them and I will never apologize for my blunt
statements. We, our ancestors and others at some point in their
life moved around here and there for survival, pursuing freedom,
liberty, prosperity and better opportunities and we never know
whether our ancestors have immigrated "legally" or "illegally" in
the past and perhaps got some kind of "amnesties" from the
Natives of the lands as well. I don't believe and support Welfare
State for all nor open immigration with forever "free lunch
buffets" attached and that immigrants and citizens alike who
never contribute anything yet to Social Safety net system should
benefit from it. It's unfair, absurd and unstainable. I
particularly mentioned about Chinese and Jewish diaspora, because
the two people are known and scattered around the world and
living as strangers in foreign lands. We understand and endure so
much with name callings, racism, holocaust, genocide, racial
tensions and backlash from what so called as "natives" and yet we
always try to survive and thrive. If I have very sharp rebuke and
condemnation of my fellow Chinese Americans that become selfish
restrictionist and nativist and also some Jewish and Christians
as well, I only try to remind them our own roots in the past and
yes our ancestors were in the same shoes and positions as today
immigrants legal or illegal ones.
Robert Yang

(c) Dear Editor:
I heard the following conversation on NPR (Market Place of
American Public Media) yesterday. It was on Entrepreneurship and
how immigrants can help recover the economy. The following was
mentioned during conversation and thought it would be a good
piece for you to cite on your daily news-roundup on immigration
updates. Quote: "I think it's a legitimate point, of attaching
green cards to post-graduate diplomas in this country." The
source of the Entrepreneurship story was Washington Monthly.
Rikin Thakker
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