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May 28 - From Sotomayor To June 8

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


May 28, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0528.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: From Sotomayor To June 8
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Employer Sanctions For
    Beginners
3.  Articles:
    (a) Consular Corner: May 2009 by Liam Schwartz
    (b) Competition What And When by W.A. Paton for the
    Foundation For Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Expert Witness Services
    (b) Immigration Law Certificate
    (c) Website Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Court Pick Could Buy Time On Immigration
    (b) Deal Wants Change To Citizenship Rules
    (c) Hampton Bays Woman Founds New Pro-immigration
    Organization
    (d) 12 Charged In Massive Labor Trafficking Scheme Based In
    Kansas City
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Appointment
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Muhamadou Jallow
    (c) Danny Andrade


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1.  COMMENT


From Sotomayor To June 8


President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme
Court is yet another in a series of politically astute moves by
the White House, in this case seeking to cement Latinos into the
Democratic coalition. The nomination raises the question as to
whether this is a down payment for CIR or a substitute for it.
Some in the anti camp
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Y2UwMzEyYjVjNmMzYzAxNjc5MTUwMTgzMzE1YTIxYjA=
suggest that "Sotomayor was guaranteed to get the nod -- as a
consolation prize for Hispanic pressure groups, since there isn't
going to be an amnesty." However, the pro-immigration America's
Voice
http://www.americasvoiceonline.org/blog/entry/sotomayor_nomination_reform/
argues that the SCOTUS nomination has nothing to do with CIR, and
that "Obama has renewed his campaign pledge to move reform
forward in year 1. Again, and again, and again."


The President's savvy political staff realizes that the honeymoon
period is of limited duration and that the President cannot
postpone action on immigration indefinitely--if immigration is to
be a priority at all, it must be a priority early. The Sotomayor
nomination puts the June 8 White House bipartisan summit on
immigration with legislative leaders in the spotlight, since the
Administration's plans will likely be clarified at that meeting.
Mark your calendars, and stay tuned to Immigration Daily for the
latest!


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


Today Is The Deadline For Employer Sanctions For Beginners


The curriculum for our new 3-part telephone seminar series
"Employer Sanctions For Beginners" is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on May 28: I-9s
++Overview of IRCA's employer compliance provisions
++Review of I-9 requirements
++Changes on the new I-9
++I-9 compliance tips
++Electronic I-9s - Time to switch?


SECOND Phone Session on June 18: E-Verify
++Overview of E-Verify
++Benefits of signing on
++Risks associated with signing on
++E-Verify Federal Contractor rule


THIRD Phone Session on July 23: State Laws/No-Match
++Business license laws
++E-Verify mandates
++Other state laws
++Update on the no-match regulation


Wednesday, May 27th is the deadline to sign up. For more info,
including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200914.shtm
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200914.pdf
Don't delay, sign up today.
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Consular Corner: May 2009


Liam Schwartz writes "I've heard consular officers deny they
profile visa applicants; then, when they describe exactly how
they adjudicate, you're left with the impression that profiling
is exactly what they're doing."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0528-schwartz.shtm
http://www.lsa-law.com/


(b) Competition What And When


W.A. Paton for the Foundation For Economic Education write "The
individual worker is in competition, in a sense, with his fellow
workers, and thus may well be in favor of a low birth rate and
restricted immigration, while at the same time supporting the
view that capital should command as high a return as the forces
of a free, competitive market will afford."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0528-paton.shtm
http://www.fee.org/


(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy


Greg Siskind writes "There are basically two big camps in the
immigration reform debate and each has subsidiary interests that
diverge in important respects from the bigger group."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0528-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


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


(a) USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count


USCIS announced that as of May 22, 2009, approximately 45,700
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/2009,0528-h1b.shtm
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert
http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on
immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former
Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court
cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS
(asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with very high success
rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials
from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see:
http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M.
Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of
International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
mailto:sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of
my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.


(b) 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
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information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
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http://www.sps.cuny.edu/programs/spscourses/programdescription.aspx?pid=17&sid=ILCP



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6.  Headlines


(a) Court Pick Could Buy Time On Immigration


President Obama's decision to nominate federal appeals court
Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court may help him delay a
thornier challenge: what to do with millions of illegal
immigrants living in the United States.


(b) Deal Wants Change To Citizenship Rules


A Georgia congressman is behind a plan to change a long standing
federal law that gives citizenship to any baby born on US soil.


(c) Hampton Bays Woman Founds New Pro-immigration Organization


Sylvia Baruch has witnessed firsthand the struggles of immigrants
living on Long Island while volunteering with the Norfolk Spanish
Apostolate, a Riverhead group that serves Latino families in need
of assistance.


(d) 12 Charged In Massive Labor Trafficking Scheme Based In
Kansas City


Federal officials have accused 12 people and three companies of
illegally luring foreign workers to the United States to work for
low pay and live in substandard conditions, prosecutors announced
today in Kansas City.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0528.shtm#Headlines
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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 Appointment
Juan Osuna has been appointed to be Deputy Assistant Attorney
General for the Office of Immigration Litigation. For more info
see http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/May/09-civ-504.html
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Regarding Robert Yang'[s letter (05/27/09 ID). As one old enough
to remember the rude refusal of president Eisenhower to meet with
Fidel Castro when he came to Washington as Cuba's new leader, I
understand that long ago Cuba/US relations were decided by
Castro, not the US. After Eishenhower's rebuke, Castro envisioned
Soviet support. But the Soviets minimalized cooperation after JFK
forced them to remove their missles from Cuba in 1962. Castro
failed, but to this day refuses to admit it. The Cuban-Americans
in Miami who fled to form a successful city state in the US will
not tollerate normalization with the Castro regime - nor does
Fidel desire this. At least until Fidel dies, things will remain
the same.  Haiti's economy is of no benefit to the US; they speak
French patois and cannot offer the US the time of day, much less
mutually beneficial trade. We have enough bananas. Haiti's plight
is sad, but not a US problem and their people have no US legacy,
as do Cubans. China/US trade relations are imperative to the
success of both nations. The US can thank China for continuing to
purchase Treasury Bonds, rather than selling, which would throw
the US into instant depression. Of course, the Chinese
government's policies have one ultimate goal - their own long-
term financial success in the world marketplace. Although we call
it "Communist," China is really a party-run semi-totalitarian,
semi-capitalist, semi-free enterprise state. Finally, Mr. Yang's
letter recognizes, "we can't afford them (immigrants) to come
here in hordes." I am happy to see that at long last his letter
finally admits this and appears to understand that foreign trade
does not mean trade in people, and globalization does not mean
"all for one and one for all".
David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA


(b) Dear Editor:
That's true immigrants cant vote, but you know what? Immigrants
have sons and daughters who can vote and maybe a family members
who is already voting now, so I think is a big mistake for
politician to ignore that. So I think they will try and do the
right thing for all Americans.
Muhamadou Jallow


(c) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID article "A Sunny Day at a Dreary Place" (05/19/09
ID): I attended that meeting and felt this article was a little
one-sided.     Speaking as someone who is a user of the CSC's
services, I thank the CSC for sending out their email in advance
to help manage people's expectations.  Like it or hate it, they
did manage everyone's expectations.  Those who did show up were
explained what the process would be: (hand out written answers,
any follow-up questions could be submitted via a 3x5 card, they
would be vetted and distributed to the appropriate ACD and an
answer would be given if appropriate) and that is the process
that was followed.   I love how everyone was insulted with the
CSC's, and I quote, "appalling vague and unresponsive" written
answers.  I didn't hear anyone say they were insulted and I
definitely didn't hear anyone mention how insulted they were
regarding the person or firm who chose to use informal discussion
in litigation.  Isn't that what we owe all of this too?  Any of
us in the private sector (even service sectors) would be required
to change the way we do business if something like what happened
to the CSC happened to our business.  Although it wasn't the most
insightful CSC meeting I have attended, I can understand the
reasoning behind it, and I see both sides of the fence.  I would
not only bash the CSC when it was the CSC who was forced into
this hand by those who point fingers at the CSC.  I agree that
the relationship will be rocky for quite some time and we owe all
of that thanks to the person or firm who decided to use
discussions from these settings as an argument in litigation.
Danny Andrade
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