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


April 21, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0421.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Patriots Day
2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) PERM Practice Tips by Joel Stewart, et al.
    (b) Immigrants Can Help Fix The Housing Bubble by Richard S.
    Lefrak and A. Gary Shilling
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Says E-Verify Rule Delayed To June 30th
    (b) Neufeld And Chang Memo On Special Immigrant Juvenile
    Petitions
    (c) Neufeld And Chang Memo On CDC Technical Instructions For
    Form I-693
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Immigration Law Certificate
    (c) Translation Services
    (d) CLE Immigration Event
6.  Headlines:
    (a) 'Pastors' Scam Congregants Out Of Over $800K In
    Immigration Con: Law Enforcement Sources
    (b) Blind Eye To Immigration Violations
    (c) Report: NJ Immigration Directive Wrongly Used
    (d) John Demjanjuk's Claim That Deportation Would Be Torture
    Rejected By Immigration Board Of Appeals
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Partner - Washington, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.


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1.  COMMENT


Patriots Day


ILW.COM's offices will be closed April 20th in observance of
Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots_Day
is celebrated in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of
Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, which is generally
considered to be the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.


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


The Consular Posts Book


The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as
follows:


Preface
++Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and DHS Cost-cutting:
But, Not Very Comprehensive Reform and Selective Cutting of
Enforcement Budgets
++Post-FISA Surveillance:  When Your Client Calls From Overseas,
Uncle Sam Is On The Line.
++The NAFTA Super-Highway Meets a Roadblock
++Shift to Interior Enforcement - Mandatory e-Verify
++H-1B and L-1 Programs Under Siege
++Release from Detention for CIR-eligible Aliens
++The Bottom-Line Calculus in Business Immigration and Free Trade
Policy:
++He Votes - US Worker Considerations
++But, His Lobbyists Are More Expensive - Global Capital
Interests
++A Trumps B, for Now
++Obama: Changes to H-1B Seen as Part of Comprehensive
Immigration Reform
++Congress:  Revolt Against Off-Shoring
++WTO/GATT/GATS Reconsidered
++Will the "GATS Visa" Replace H-1B?


Chapter 1.A - Who You're Dealing with: DOS Jurisdiction
++Prominent Lawyers Prosecuted for Money Laundering and
Obstruction
++FBI/DHS Task Force Sting Operation Nets a Leader of the
Criminal Bar
++The Loss of Attorney-Client Privilege in International
Representation
++NEW FISA: H.R. 6304 Blanket Authorizations for Surveillance of
International Communications
++Section 1801(h) - "Minimization" and exception for "evidence of
a crime" Illustration 1.1 - New FISA
++Sec. 1806 - The Minimization Loophole
++The al-Haramain Case - Targeted Surveillance of Attorney-Client
Communications
++DOL Audits All Labor Certifications Submitted by Major
Immigration Law Firm
++International Lawyer: Gatekeeper, Adversary or Defendant?
++Expanding View of Attorney Culpability and Mandatory Due
Diligence Requirements
++Sarbanes-Oxley
++Department of Justice Targeting of Gatekeepers
++Enhanced Federal Enforcement and Revised Sentencing Penalties
for Compliance Violations
++Federal Sentencing Guidelines - Up, Up and Away
++2003 Department of Justice Guidelines
++Further Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege for Corporate
Counsel
++Mandatory Disclosure of Representation, and Attorney
Certification of Accuracy in all Represented Matters - The Future
of Immigration Law?
++The End of Employer-sponsored Immigration?
++Addendum 1.1. 50 USC, Chapter 36, Subchapter I, Sec. 1806,
Foreign Intelligence, Surveillance, Subchapter I - Electronic
Surveillance, Use of Information.
++Addendum 1.2. Sec. 805. Review of Federal Sentencing Guidelines
for Obstruction of Justice and Extensive Criminal Fraud.


Chapter 1.B - Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
Soup to Nuts   Prospects for Changing Immigration, Surveillance
and Global Trade Policies under the Obama Administration.


Chapter 2.A - Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and
Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
++Common Reasons B-1/B-2 Visas Are Denied (INA Section 214(b),
INA Section 221(g), 221(g) Temporary Refusal 221(g) Denial and
Return of Petition for Revocation


Chapter 3.  What they're Looking For (Do's and Don'ts): Inner
Federal Agency Workings
++The Appearance (and Substance) of Candor - Proactive Strategies
for Avoiding Problems and Prosecutions.
++Mission Shift: The New Emphasis on Detecting Business-related
Fraud (1. USCIS, 2. DOL, 3.CBP, 4. Commerce Department
Initiatives)


Chapter 4.  Why Visas Are Done Outside the U.S.: The Purpose of
Consular Processing
++Local Reputations and Investigations - Eligibility and
Authentication.
++Information, Please (Data-collection and the Wealth of Nations)
- Intelligence Gathering
++All Politics Are Local - Diplomacy and Relations w/ host Country


Chapter 5.  Getting, Keeping and Renewing Your Visa: The Visa -
Its Limits and Privileges
++Not All Visas Are Created Equal - Many Types, But Few Real
Choices (Permission to Enter, Blanket L visas, Investor Visas,
The Greater Use of B1 visas in connection to sustainable economic
activity)
++Phone Home - The Importance of Personal Contact By Counsel in
the U.S.
++Once you're Here, They Don't Stop Looking - The New Realities
of Doing Business (Post 9/11 Data Mining and Federal Task Forces)
++Time to Renew, Time to Review - The Importance of Reviewing the
Record Before Submitting Updated Information.


Chapter 6. DOS Central Office Can Help You: Review and
Appeals of Consular Decisions
++The Consular Officer Isn't Always Right (Sometimes) - Review
and Appeals of Consular Decisions (Supervisor review, State Dept
Opinion, Long Standing Absences of US Courts in a Vastly changing
Global Economy and the Borderless Corporation)


Chapter 7.  Avoiding Audits and Task Forces: Best Practices
++Innocence Isn't Enough -- USCIS and ICE Random Fraud Assessments
++Send In the Marines -- Federal Fraud Task Forces


Chapter 8.  Data-mining and Real-Time Enforcement:  The
Future Landscape of the Visa Process
++Save the Trees -  E-filing, Document Scanning, and Distributed
Data Access
++If it's On-Line or in a Computer, Assume They Have a Copy


Chapter 9.  The Many Faces Behind the Visa Window: The Visa
Process and Procedure at Select High-Volume Consulates in the New
World Economic Order


India (New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata); China (Beijing,
Guangzhou, Shanghai); Canada (Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver,
Montreal);  Mexico (Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey,
Tijuana, Nogales, Guadalajara); United Kingdom (London); Armenia;
France (Paris); Germany (Munich); Poland (Warsaw); South Korea
(Seoul); Phillipines (Manila); Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao
Paulo); Australia (Sydney); Taiwan (Taipei); Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh
City); Israel (Tel Aviv); Bangladesh (Dhaka); Argentina (Buenos
Aires); Colombia (Bogota); Venezuela (Caracas); Dominican
Republic (Santo Domingo); Haiti (Port au Prince); Jamaica
(Kingston); Nigeria (Lagos); Trinidad and Tobago Carribean (Port
of Spain)


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) PERM Practice Tips


Joel Stewart, et al. share the citations from this recently
concluded seminar.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0421-citations.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2008.shtm


(b) Immigrants Can Help Fix The Housing Bubble


Richard S. Lefrak and A. Gary Shilling write "The Obama
administration should seriously consider granting resident status
to foreigners who buy surplus houses in this country."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0421-lefrak.shtm
http://www.lefrak.com/


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


(a) USCIS Says E-Verify Rule Delayed To June 30th


USCIS announced that the applicability date of the final rule
requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to begin using
USCIS E-Verify system has been pushed back by six weeks to June
30, 2009.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0421-EVerify.pdf


(b) Neufeld And Chang Memo On Special Immigrant Juvenile
Petitions


USCIS Domestic Operations Acting Associate Director Neufeld and
Office of Policy and Strategy Acting Chief Chang released a memo
informing immigration service officers working Special Immigrant
Juvenile (SIJ) petitions about new legislation affecting
adjudication of petitions filed for SIJ status.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0421-chang.pdf


(c) Neufeld And Chang Memo On CDC Technical Instructions For Form
I-693


USCIS Domestic Operations Acting Associate Director Neufeld and
Office of Policy and Strategy Acting Chief Chang released a memo
providing guidance on revisions to the Center for Disease
Control's technical instructions for civil surgeons and Form I-693.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0421-neufeld.pdf
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC - Established boutique law firm seeks experienced paralegal
who desires to work from home, part-time.  We specialize in O-1
and EB-1A in the arts and entertainment, with a selection of H-1,
L-1 and family cases. The ideal candidate will: 1) have
experience in our practice area, 2) have an interest and talent
for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy
submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-
motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an
organized fashion.  We communicate via emails and couriers. The
candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting
paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month.  The candidate must
have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this
position.  We pay by the hour or per case. Please forward
detailed resume, writing sample for EB-1A case, and two
references to: mailto:777lawyernyc@gmail.com.


(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
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.
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(c) Translation Services
Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
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http://eurasia-usa.com
For a free quote, please complete
http://www.eurasia-usa.com/quoteRequestForm.html
or fax your document at 818-907-9763.


(d) CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and
AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors
discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds. This
intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced
practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro
bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and
have fun too. Early bird deadline is April 30th. For more info,
including speakers, curriculum, and registration see the attached
brochure
http://www.fedbar.org/imm-agenda0409.pdf
or register online at http://www.fedbar.org/eventreg.html.
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6.  Headlines


(a) 'Pastors' Scam Congregants Out Of Over $800K In Immigration
Con: Law Enforcement Sources


A unholy pair of so-called pastors opened a storefront church in
Queens and then fleeced more than 70 of their flock in an
immigration scam, law enforcement sources said Wednesday night.


(b) Blind Eye To Immigration Violations


Police officers in several Utah jurisdictions will not prosecute
immigration violations, top cops told hundreds of Latinos packed
into a shopping center Wednesday night.


(c) Report: NJ Immigration Directive Wrongly Used


 A new report claims that some New Jersey police officers are
 misusing a state directive that allows them to inquire about the
 immigration status of people arrested for serious crimes.


(d) John Demjanjuk's Claim That Deportation Would Be Torture
Rejected By Immigration Board Of Appeals


John Demjanjuk's attempt to stay in the US suffered a setback
Thursday.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0421.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 Partner - Washington, DC
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL) announces that Lynden Melmed,
has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Melmed joins BAL from the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he served as Chief
Counsel of USCIS, that agency's highest-ranking legal position,
since January 2007. www.usabal.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:
In response to ID's 04/17/09 comment, I'm willing to bet that the
numbers reflect the greater likelihood of  the unattached males
who are usually the face of illegal immigration being far more
likely to kite off in a recession than those with more reason to
stick around. Italian families famously stayed in crumbling
neighborhoods  while s ingle Italians left. The largest number of
our present undocumented aliens are Mexicans, with other Latin
Americans making up a huge number, and they seem to behave a lot
like the Italians of yesteryear (including a large minority of
fast-assimilating relatively high performers acting like the old
North Italians of days gone by).
Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
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