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


June 10, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0610.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Top Links May 2009
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Overview of Relief From
    Removal
3.  Articles:
    (a) Attorney Marketing: How To Prevent Problems With Returned
    Phone Calls by Trey Ryder
    (b) Uncovering The Emigration Policies Of The Catholic Church
    In Mexico by David Fitzgerald for Migration Information
    Source
    (c) Immigrant Of The Week: Bernard Wolfsdorf by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) EOIR Provides Update On 22 Improvement Measures
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    (d) Immigration Law Certificate
    (e) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Voice That Sounds Like Home Welcomes Mexico's Outsiders
    (b) Exec Wants Trial Delay In Miss. Immigration Case
    (c) State Needs Feds' Help Enforcing Immigration Laws,
    Legislator Says
    (d) Buddhist Monk Faces Worldly Green-Card Matters
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Offices - Washington DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) World Citizen
    (c) Rachel Heuman
    (d) Ralph Mills


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1.  COMMENT


Top Links May 2009


We feature the most accessed links by our readers in May 2009
below:


Top five May Immigration Daily Articles


++  Push For Comprehensive Immigration Reform Grows, But Several
Obstacles Remain by Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for the
Migration Information Source
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0513-chishti.shtm
++State Of New Jersey Report To Govenor Jon S. Corzine by Ronald K.
Chen et al. of The Governor's Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel On Immigrant
Policy
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0505-chen.pdf
++Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0514-siskind.shtm
++Canada To Maintain Immigration Levels For 2009, Though Requirements May
Change by David Cohen
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0506-cohen.shtm
++Consular Update: India by Sheela Murthy et al., attorneys from
the Murthy Law Firm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0514-murthy.shtm


Top five May Immigration Daily Items


++Neufeld Memo On I-90 Processing
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0521-neufeld.pdf
++Neufeld, Scialabba, Chang Memo On Consolidation of Guidance on
Unlawful Presence
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0515-neufeld.pdf
++ETA Releases TEGL 18-08 On FY 2009 Foreign Labor Certification
Planning Guidance
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0506-TEGL.pdf
++CIS Ombudsman Recommendations On Motions To Reopen And
Reconsider
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0518-motions.pdf
++USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0504-stakeholder.pdf


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


Today Is The Deadline For Overview of Relief From Removal


The curriculum for the Wednesday June 10th third session of
"Removal For Beginers" is as follows:


++ Voluntary Departure- pre-hearing vs. post-hearing, benefits
++ Asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention
Against Torture - eligibility, discretion, bars
++ Cancellation of Removal (LPR vs. non-LPR)  - eligibility,
bars, discretionary factors
++ Adjustment of status- jurisdiction of IJ, requirements,
discretion
++ Waivers- 212(h), 237(a)(1)(H), 212(i)
++ NACARA- who is eligible and the latest developments
++ TPS- circumstances where TPS can be granted by an IJ and
eligibility requirements
++ Other potential relief in removal proceedings


Don't wait to register, today is the deadline. For more
info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200910.shtm
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200910.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Attorney Marketing: How To Prevent Problems With Returned
Phone Calls


Trey Ryder writes "Lawyers who fail to promptly return phone
calls can be the source of great frustration to the person who
left the message -- and the professional responsible for attorney
marketing."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0610-ryder.shtm
http://www.treyryder.com/


(b) Uncovering The Emigration Policies Of The Catholic Church In
Mexico


David Fitzgerald for Migration Information Source writes "Within
Mexico, most elites opposed the mass migration of its people, the
country's largest asset, to the US."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0610-fitzgerald.shtm
http://www.migrationinformation.org/


(c) Immigrant Of The Week: Bernard Wolfsdorf


Greg Siskind writes "Fortunately, the pro-immigrant community has
a great leader in Bernie who has been a tireless advocate for
decades."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0610-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


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


(a) EOIR Provides Update On 22 Improvement Measures


The EOIR released a fact sheet providing a status summary of 22
measures designed to bolster the quality and efficiency of the
immigration courts and the BIA.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0610-EOIR.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
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


(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) Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies
and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate
Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This
graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive
understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding
the status of immigrants in the US, including family and
employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is
designed for individuals working in law firms, companies,
government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they
interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a
regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning
this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more
information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
applications and to register, see here.
http://www.sps.cuny.edu/programs/spscourses/programdescription.aspx?pid=17&sid=ILCP


(e) Case Management Technology
Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based
support, ImmigrationTracker
http://www.immigrationtracker.com
is the most flexible and dependable immigration management
solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys
and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease
of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge.
As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited
funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker
would be it."  Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis.  Find out for yourself
why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents
of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through
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Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law
firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked
immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors
(Chambers Global and the International Who's Who of Business
Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call
1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email
mailto:sales@immigrationtracker.com.
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Voice That Sounds Like Home Welcomes Mexico's Outsiders


Mr. Lopez knows well the immigrant experience, arriving in the
United States from Oaxaca almost 30 years ago to pick oranges in
Florida, cotton in Arizona and finally grapes in California.


(b) Exec Wants Trial Delay In Miss. Immigration Case


The personnel director accused of knowingly hiring dozens of
illegal immigrants who were rounded up last year in the nation's
largest workplace raid now wants his trial delayed.


(c) State Needs Feds' Help Enforcing Immigration Laws, Legislator
Says


Law enforcement officials in Colorado are doing about all they
can do to catch illegal immigrants who have committed crimes, an
auditors' report said.


(d) Buddhist Monk Faces Worldly Green-Card Matters


At issue is the meaning of "employment." Mr. Jomthong's fate may
depend on whether his attorney can convince a judge that the
monk's unpaid religious services don't constitute employment.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0610.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) New Offices - Washington DC
Foster Quan LLP, the nation's second largest immigration law
firm, has opened a new office in Washington, D.C., marking its
seventh location and the first on the East Coast. The office will
primarily focus on employment-based immigration services,
representing clients across a variety of sectors. The firm has
two Houston locations and offices in Austin, San Antonio, the Rio
Grande Valley, Mexico City and now, Washington, D.C. 1331 G
Street NW, Suite 910, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone: (202)
204-0614. http://www.fosterquan.com/.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
I agree with Roger Algase's letter (06/09/09 ID) that our illegal
alien population is treated as a helot class, and that the
results of that are wrong. I disagree with the idea that allowing
them anything like a real amnesty whereby they can jump to the
front of the immigration line without some penalty is any more a
solution to a problem than the phenomenally destructive practice
of bussing and court-run school systems were. If Mr. Algase's
letter meant  "amnesty" to mean something like the payment of a
real fine for queue jumping, then his letter has more of a point.
Those of us who navigated the Rube Goldberg contraption that is
our immigration system to enter legally are overwhelmingly
resentful of anything much like a real amnesty. Further, in a
related point, while I agree with the ID article that laments our
limits on the importation of scientist and other skilled
knowledge workers, I would point out that historically terrorists
from Omsk, Russia to Racine, Ohio have disproportionately come
from the ranks of such people and continue to do so today,
especially if they are not doing as well as they feel they ought
to be. Che Guevara and London's Tube Bombers offer us examples
enough, as do the 9-11 suiciders. The security fears involving
this cohort is real, though smaller than the economic benefits
they provide.
Honza Prchal, Esq.   Birmingham, AL


(b) Dear Editor:
I am intrigued by the posting regarding the delay of EVerify
(06/09/09 ID comment). I'm an aspiring legal immigrant and find
it strange that a program meant to encourage following the law
does not appear to be supported by ID postings. I understand
EVerify may have flaws but then what program is perfect? At
least, they are trying to send a message that people who follow
the rules are being treated fairly.
World Citizen


(c) Dear Editor:
I don't understand the purpose of ID featuring a presentation by
the Center for Immigration Studies when they are an arm of FAIR,
the leading anti-immigrant group with ties to white supremecists
(see 06/09/09 ID). Both FAIR and CIS were founded by John Tanton,
referred to by the Southern Poverty Law Center as "founder of the
Nativist Movement.
Rachel Heuman   Evanston, IL


Editor's note: Immigration Daily strives to provide a platform on
all points of view on immigration. ILW.COM does not endorse any
opinion of any author of Articles or Letters to the Editor. We
sincerely believe in freedom of expression and speech, and are
proud to carry on this distinctly American tradition.


(d) Dear Editor:
Has anyone given any thought to what the current immigration
policy is doing to the US economy. I fled to the US 30 years ago
from a government who wanted to kill me. Granted I lived in the
US illegally for those 30 years, but I also married a US citizen
and have 2 small US born children, always paid my taxes, never
committed a crime and owned businesses that employed people, also
through my specialized businesses I assisted the FBI in tracking
down international fugitives wanted for child molestation and
narcotics manufacturing. After pleading guilty to 18usc1001
(making a false statement) I was deported, people I employed lost
their jobs, my family had to move to a country they had never
been to and my more than $1 million in personal and business
debt, which until then had never been in default, now went into
default. Now that is just me, how many others have now defaulted
on debt because they were deported, it must be costing the
economy and US banks and businesses hundreds of millions of
dollars.
Ralph Mills  formerly of CA
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