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May 22 - Cuban Adjustment Act And HIV

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


May 22, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0522.shtm


Items:
1.* Comment: Cuban Adjustment Act And HIV
2.* Focus: The Consular Posts Book, 2009-2010 Edition Shipping Now
3.* Articles:
*** (a) Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration by
*** Christopher T. Musillo
*** (b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
*** Shusterman
4.* News:
*** (a) CRS On Immigration In 110th Congress
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
*** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
*** (c) Case Management Technology
*** (d) I9 Audit Services
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) Napolitano's Remarks Ignore Evidence About Immigration's
*** Economic Impact
*** (b) Hispanic Voters Say Immigration's No. 1
*** (c) E Pluribus Unum: Not Just A Founding Ideal - A Bridge To
*** The Future
*** (d) Cleveland Notes Philly's Immigration Success
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) John Sweeney
*** (b) Robert Yang


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_________________________________________________________________
1.* COMMENT


Cuban Adjustment Act And HIV


The Southern Voice Online reports "But following a lengthy
application and appeal process, Hernandez, 40, who lives in
Arlington, Va., was turned down for admission under the Cuban
Adjustment Act in 2005 because he's HIV positive." For the full
story, see here.
http://www.sovo.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=25461


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) Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo writes " It also implies that the idea
that the H-1B is used to lower wages and replace US workers is
wildly overblown."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0522-musillo.shtm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/


(b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law


Carl Shusterman writes "However, when someone who is seeking my
advice tells me that his former attorney told me this, I cringe."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0522-shusterman.shtm
http://www.shusterman.com/homepage.html


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


(a) CRS On Immigration In 110th Congress


The Congressional Research Service released a report on
immigration legislation and related issues in the 110th Congress.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0522-crs.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.* CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Atlanta, GA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional
Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the Atlanta, GA
and other field offices within the District on immigration
benefits and related matters including adjudications involving
issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree,
be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD
experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-
CIS-2009-0004 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter demonstrating
specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate
for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation
letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume +
writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Michael P. Conricode, Regional
Counsel, USCIS, Southeast Region: mailto:ser-cou@dhs.gov. Must be
received by close of business Friday, May 22, 2009. Position is
at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses
available.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC
http://www.goellaw.com
has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration
paralegal.* Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience as an
immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases.
Prior experience should include demonstrated ability to manage
large caseload, while effectively/accurately preparing wide range
of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with
strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM,
I-140, adjustment of status, and complex RFE responses essential.
Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of
immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication,
organizational, and computer skills, and ability to conduct legal
research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate
petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff.* Five years of
prior experience, a four-year college degree, and solid
references required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized
business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation
and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, + salary
req. to mailto:careers@goellaw.com.* Principals only.* No phone
calls.


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has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of
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(d) I9 Audit Services
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can help your law firm gain competitive advantage.* OSS has a
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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
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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) Napolitano's Remarks Ignore Evidence About Immigration's
Economic Impact


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's comments to
reporters yesterday that the economic downturn could pose a
substantial hurdle to passing immigration reform legislation this
year suggests that the Obama administration (and Congress) may be
more influenced by politics than economic reality.


(b) Hispanic Voters Say Immigration's No. 1


They have enough problems already, but a poll released Monday is
sure to give anti-immigration extremists and Republican leaders
plenty more to fret about.


(c) E Pluribus Unum: Not Just A Founding Ideal - A Bridge To The
Future


With a new immigration debate brewing and ongoing concerns about
both economic recovery and longer-term workforce competitiveness,
it is time to dust off this historic ideal and put it to work in
solving some of the thorny issues we face.


(d) Cleveland Notes Philly's Immigration Success


The Cleveland Plain Dealer attributes Philadelphia's success in
stemming population loss to its pro-immigration policy and
recommends that Cleveland do the same.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0522.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) Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
2009 ACIP Annual Symposium: June 15-18, 2009, Arlington, VA - For
thirty-five years, the American Council on International
Personnel's Symposium has been the most highly respected annual
meeting devoted exclusively to employment-based immigration. We
bring in-house immigration professionals from universities and
research institutions, non-profits, and multinational
corporations together with U.S. government representatives and
legal experts. This year's Symposium "Changing Times, Changing
Strategies" will help you: strategize and network in an uncertain
economy, meet new leaders of Federal Agencies & Congress, develop
airtight compliance measures, and refine your global mobility
management models. http://www.acip.com/symposium. ILW.COM is
pleased to be an event media sponsor.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
As Mr. Mullin's letter stated (05/20/09 ID) "If people are
undocumented they are here illegally.* It's that simple." And for
that reason, it's inaccurate to refer to the person as illegal.
It is the action, not the person which grammatically and
logically requires the adjective. According to the letter, the
letter writer works with people who wait in line for papers
before they enter. Is the wait as much as 20 years, which is not
uncommon in the case of some applicants?* I sincerely doubt that.
What makes anyone imagine that someone would leave loved ones,
friends, community, culture, all that is familiar and a part of
them, to undertake a dangerous crossing by desert or water,
unless the need were extreme?
John Sweeney


(b) Dear Editor:
Interesting facts about Apu the "illegal immigrant" character in
the Simpsons cartoon series (see 05/19/09 ID comment). Apu was
from India, came into US using legal student visa, attended
Springfield IT, got PhD then had no avenue to secure his
greencard then turned to be "illegal" but he managed to own Kwik
E-Mart store. Assuming he doesn't take welfare and he pays taxes
and as a business owner who doesn't take any "Americans' job",
doesn't it really make sense to deport this guy while many so
called native Americans are ******* welfare and too lazy to do
something and take personal responsibilities to improve their own
situations except blaming illegal immigrants for all their
laziness and attitudes? At the other side of story, Abe Simpons
(Homer's dad) told them of how easy it was when he and his
parents (Homer's grandparents) immigrated to US from Ireland as
easy as buying a one way ticket on oceanliner from Hawaii to
Mainland US, no visas, no much fuss and welcome to America. Those
who brag themselves that their ancestors came in here "legally"
actually being ignorant on the facts that there were no
restrictionist laws were in place or the laws of the Native
People existed both oral or written but the illegal invaders in
the past in fact just ignored these laws and even made wars to
genocide the Natives of the land and overpowered them. Apu is
just an unlucky Indian guy who wish he came to this land much
earlier and of Anglo Saxon descent to be quite welcomed here.
That's about it.
Robert Yang
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