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Jun 4 - Where Is ILW

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June 4, 2009,0604.shtm

1.  Comment: Where Is ILW?
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For The Intersection Of
    Immigration And Export Control
3.  Articles:
    (a) Recent Developments In Criminal Law - February 2009 by
    Norton Tooby
    (b) Give Me Your Tired by David A. Dorn for the Foundation
    For Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) Matter Of Compean Decision Is Vacated
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    (c) Case Management Technology
    (d) Immigration Law Certificate
6.  Headlines:
    (a) One Attorney's Epic Battle To Get A Response From ICE
    (b) Judge Jails Woman Until Baby Is Born
    (c) Immigration Raid Leads To Federal Lawsuit
    (d) Gay Partner Language Could Doom Immigration Reform
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Honor And Award - HR Executive Magazine Top 10
    Immigration Attorneys
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Christopher W. Basaman, Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Peter G.
    (d) Robert Yang
    (e) Michael Steinberg
    (f) Linda Cogill,0604.shtm

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Where Is ILW?

ILW.COM will be in Las Vegas this week starting Wednesday, June
3rd through Saturday, June to show off our newest books and to
reconnect with friends and members of the immigration bar. Astute
readers will note that the specific hotel was omitted from recent
announcements. ILW.COM Open House Vegas will be located at The
Palazzo Las Vegas, 6th in Room 3701 (Level 3, Toscana) nearby
bathrooms and conveniently located at AILA's 2009 Annual
Conference headquarters. Look forward to seeing you.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to

Today Is The Deadline For The Intersection Of Immigration And
Export Control

Wednesday, June 3rd is the deadline for the Thursday, June 4th
phone session of the telephone seminar series "Business
Immigration Law" with discussion leader Rodney Malpert. The
curriculum is as follows:

++ Deemed Export Elements:  Release, Technology, Foreign
National, Home Country.
++ Deemed Export Compliance Programs:  What warnings and
processes for foreign nationals and managers should companies
++ Why eliciting export control information from applicants
during the pre-hire process is critical.
++ Pre-hire questions to elicit necessary information for
immigration and export control while balancing discrimination
++ Visas Mantis and the Technology Alert List and how it can
result in lengthy background checks (Security Advisory Opinions)
for visa applicants.
++ What triggers an SAO and are there strategies for avoiding them?
++ What are current SAO processing times?

Wednesday, June 3rd is the deadline to sign up. For more info,
including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

(a) Recent Developments In Criminal Law - February 2009

Norton Tooby provides a summary of select criminal immigration
law cases that readers may find of interest.,0604-tooby.shtm

(b) Give Me Your Tired

David A. Dorn for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
"Let me contrast arriving in the United States with arriving in

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Kudos to Senator Chuck Schumer for raising
the profile of a serious issue - discrimination against same-sex
partners in US immigration law.",0604-siskind.shtm

To submit an Article for consideration, write to
4.  NEWS

(a) Matter Of Compean Decision Is Vacated

Attorney General Holder vacated the decision in Matter of
Compean, Bangaly & J-E-C-, 24 I&N Dec. 710 (A.G. 2009), and
pending the outcome of a rulemaking process, directed the BIA and
the IJs to continue to apply the previously established standards
for reviewing motions to reopen based on claims of ineffective
assistance of counsel.,0604-compean.pdf

(a) 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: Information about the firm can be
found at

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP,
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, referencing the position title in the
subject line.

(c) Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom
has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of
mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no
patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online
database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship
management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring,
emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and
reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of
customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates
included. Online access for clients to check case status
included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional
services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks
integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all
documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to
support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations.
We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes
and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a
profitable, financially sound company, employing 100+ engineers,
sales, and support staff. INSZoom is ISO 27001:2005 certified and
the "world's largest immigration software company", built with
flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology.
To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or

(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.
6.  Headlines

(a) One Attorney's Epic Battle To Get A Response From ICE

In that filing is a remarkably detailed account of one lawyer's
frustrating ordeal to get federal bureaucrats to answer the

(b) Judge Jails Woman Until Baby Is Born

Here, even a federal judge could not get assurances that Ms.
Tuleh would not be deported before the end of her pregnancy.

(c) Immigration Raid Leads To Federal Lawsuit

Almost two years after a federal immigration raid in Blaine
County, a Bellevue [WA] family claims that it is still suffering
emotional distress from what the family alleges was an illegal
search of their home.

(d) Gay Partner Language Could Doom Immigration Reform

Advocates for gays and immigrants are clashing over a proposed
immigration bill that would let gay and lesbian Americans sponsor
their immigrant "permanent partners" for legal U.S. residency.

For links to the above stories see here:,0604.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

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

(a) Honor And Award - HR Executive Magazine Top 10 Immigration
The following individuals were bestowed the honor of being named
by HR Executive Magazines as its Top 10 Immigration Lawyers:
Daryl R. Buffenstein, Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., H. Ronald Klasko,
Ira J. Kurzban, Warren R. Leiden, Angelo A.  Paparelli, Michael
D. Patrick, Julie Pearl, Theodore Ruthizer, Bernard P. Wolfsdorf.

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

(a) Dear Editor:
Debate via website is futile because it does not lend itself to
fair discourse. However, I must react to Mr. Algase's recent
letter (06/03/09 ID) requesting an apology for my letter to ID
about his statement "As long as there are people around to rant
and rave against all Latinos, including those who are legal
immigrants or US citizens, the Republicans will always have a
loyal, enthusiastic, base." First, ID amended the content of my
letter to include the words "in my opinion" which I certainly did
not write preceding the word "explicitly," as something explicit
is not open to opinion. If ID is not going to publish letters
verbatim, please do not publish them at all, as I do not need my
carefully chosen words altered. Second, my letter was not
directed to Mr. Algase, it was directed to ID to express my
disappointment that it would publicize such a statement. Mr.
Algase is entitled to his opinion, and people can agree,
disagree, or lack interest. I happen to wholly lack interest in
his opinion. My sole point is that I don't believe ID is the
appropriate venue for unambiguous comments, or one-dimensional
attempts at historical justification, for the proposition that
the "base" of a major political party is racist. The semantics of
whether Mr. Algase's letter means "all" by his letter's use of
the word "base" is immaterial. His initial statement, and
subsequent posting wherein he was kind enough to add that bigots
feel "at home" in the Republican party, are his own words. My
letter was in no way a distortion. It was a restatement and a
reasonable response based on his use of the word "base." There
are certainly venues for such comments, I simply don't believe
this is it. An apology is neither warranted nor forthcoming.
Christopher W. Basaman, Esq.

(b) Dear Editor:
Robert Yang's reply (06/03/09 ID) to Michael Steinberg's letter
(06/02/09 ID) captures the essence of freedom as guaranteed by
the US Constitution, as well as highlighting the need for
controlled and regulated immigration policies. While those
policies undeniably need reform to conform to 21 century
realities, they are pretty much in place right now as Mr. Yang's
letter describes them. His letter recognizes that we cannot
merely throw open our borders, but must regulate and control
influx, allowing entry only to those whose presence will benefit
American society. Apparently, although if he pays his fair share,
he will be granted entry and accommodation, it appears Mr.
Steinberg will be served no Kosher meals in Mr. Yang's house. He
may instead get Longshin tea and a healthy noodle soup, with a
little shia xau and shau mei on special occasions to make up for
the lack of matzo balls. I'm sure that even in Mr. Yang's house,
although not Kosher, eating pork would be optional, rather than
mandatory. It just shows that there is a cost to everything and
that while cultural and religious heritage and custom is
wonderful, if a person wants to cling tightly to them in a new
house, where things are different, perhaps he should have stayed
home. With rights come responsibilities and I believe Mr. Yang's
letter recognizes this. But I wonder at the statement, "...
freedom of movement for survivals and better opportunities should
be the very basic right of universal human rights." I don't
believe unfettered free migration is good for America at this
point in history. Perhaps a hundred and fifty years ago it was,
but today, as an overpopulated magnet for Emma Lazarus' "The New
Colossus," America needs restraints on free access simply because
the economy will not support it.
David D. Murray, Esq.

(c) Dear Editor:
I read ID because I get a kick out of reading letters to the
Editor. Responding to Roger Algase's recent letter (06/02/09 ID),
the democrats were the racist party before the Civil War to the
1960's. If the leftist brand of reform does happen, what will be
done about the next wave of illegals? The 1986 amnesty
accelerated the current problem. There are attorneys who feed on
this problem for their profit.  I too will go for the leftist
brand if our government will: (1) withdraw citizenship for anchor
babies born to all non-citizens. (2) stop illegal entrants and
their offspring from ever getting citizenship (3) lower
immigration quotas for countries sending illegal aliens (4) raise
collateral and education requirements for entry (5) create a work
permit for temporary foreign workers (6) cause employers to
register and warrant their workers (7) eliminate all aid above
emergency medical care (8) enforce all immigration laws (and
expirations) and penalize employers (9) encourage private
investment to build quality prisons in their country with a
priority to house their own deported citizens. This revenue will
help the local ecomomy and also give their relatives a better
chance to visit. Citizens of genuine good will are now getting
persecuted for their conservative philosophy.
Peter G.  Southern California

(d) Dear Editor:
Mr. Murray's letter (06/02/09 ID) shows the very flawed concept
of the laws of "the land", any communities or countries can make
whatever laws they want or change any existing laws, but it
doesn't mean those laws make sense, free from discrimination or
meet universal justice standard. Will ones accept laws that
discriminate their rights and freedom because they belong to the
minority groups or because of their gender or sexual orientation?
Will anyone support Sharia or any religious laws that support
discrimination and persecution on those who don't believe in the
mainstream faiths ? I don't think so. The majority voters in CA
voted against same gender marriage but it doesn't mean that the
majority has the rights to discriminate and persecute the
minority rights. Mr. Steinberg's letter was indeed funny
(06/02/09 ID) but not the funniest. A true Christian and Jewish
should and can never be a xenophobe, because he must understand
how the life was living as refugees, "illegal or legal"
immigrants, strangers in diaspora and enduring so much
persecution living in other lands. Hypocrisy indeed creates funny
statements and letters. Complaining about OPEC monopoly but
supporting protectionist trade and immigration laws to establish
monopolies here at home, applauding and supporting East Germans
"illegally" immigrated and jumped the Berlin wall to better
opportunities and freedom to the West. The new worlds were
actually established by illegal immigrants coming as colonists
from Europe in North and South America, Australia and New Zealand
and how quickly ones forget this shameful history and have a
nerve to accuse others as illegal human beings just because
they're trying to survive and trade their labor, goods and
services for better wages in another lands?
Robert Yang

(e) Dear Editor:
Robert Yang's letter (06/03/09 ID) fails to recognize the huge
social costs of legalizaing over 12 million, largely of Latin
America's underclass. People deficient in education, who over
burden our legal system, hospitals, schools, and then seek up to
par medical care and housing, who make mostly modest incomes, and
may enjoy large families, are not hesitant in shifting the burden
to the population at large.
Michael Steinberg

(f) Dear Editor:
I'm responding to Mr Yang's letter (ID 06/02/09 ID), while I am
usually not in agreement with Mr Yang's letter's views on
immigration, this letter was well stated.  If an immigrant can
benefit all in the USA, pay their way, don't expect any welfare,
and live by the rules of the land, immigration should be allowed.
Unfortunately, Mr Yang's letter seems to ignore the fact the the
majority of illegal immigrants who feel they have "rights" don't
truly benefit anyone in the USA, often end up on welfare, try to
impose their ways on the US (when last have you picked up a phone
without having to listen to a translation in spanish), and yes,
they do take jobs from American citizens.  Be honest, if the
government dished out less "welfare" to any and everyone as they
do, those same lazy welfare recipients, when they get hungry,
will gladly do the jobs many illegal immigrants now supposedly
help us out by doing.
Linda Cogill
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  1. cissp's Avatar
    Robert Yang's letter (06/03/09 ID) fails to recognize the huge
    social costs of legalizaing over 12 million, largely of Latin
    America's underclass. People deficient in education, who over
    burden our legal system, hospitals, schools, and then seek up to
    par medical care and housing, who make mostly modest incomes, and
    may enjoy large families, are not hesitant in shifting the burden
    to the population at large.
    Michael Steinberg
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