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

April 2, 2009,0402.shtm

1.  Comment: Immigrants Count
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Physician Issues
3.  Articles:
    (a) On The Edge Of The Precipice - Being Laid Off During The
    7th Year H-1B by Cyrus D. Mehta
    (b) The Goal Is Freedom: Free To Migrate by Sheldon Richman
    for the Foundation For Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
    EAD Delays
    (b) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
    Naturalization Ceremonies
    (c) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
    E-Verify In Arizona
    (d) ICE Factsheet On Cap-Gap
    (e) DHS Delays Application Of US Immigration Law To Mariana
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (c) J-1 Visa Program
    (d) Credential Evaluation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Quick Action For Immigrants In New Jersey
    (b) Fewer Applications For H1B Visas Expected This Year
    (c) ICE Releases Workers Arrested In Washington Raid
    (d) Unreliable Immigration Data Is Out Of Date And Context
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Tim Houghtaling,0402.shtm

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Immigrants Count

Government Executive
reports that the census officials are trying to win the trust of
immigrant communities so that they will succeed in getting an
accurate count of the US population in next year's census.  "With
a year to go until Census Day, earning the trust of historically
undercounted communities remains a key challenge for decennial
headcounters, census officials and lawmakers said on Monday. In a
kickoff event for 'census partnership' organizations ranging from
the NAACP to the Target Corp. retail chain, leaders of the 2010
effort stressed the need to demystify the census among hard-to-
reach populations that may be reluctant to offer personal
information to government workers."

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

Today Is The Deadline For Physician Issues

Today is the deadline for the April 2nd phone session of "Options
For Health Care Professionals", the curriculum is as follows:

++ Training: J-1, H-1B, F-1 OPT; and O-1
++ Working:  H-1B and O-1
++ Immigrating:  EB-1, NIW and PERM
++ Special Considerations for Canadian Physicians
++ Legislative Horizon

Don't wait to register, Wednesday, April 1st is the deadline.
For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see:
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(a) On The Edge Of The Precipice - Being Laid Off During The 7th
Year H-1B

Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Among the group of employees in H-1B
status who are vulnerable when they lose jobs, no group is more
vulnerable than those that have maximized their 6th year limit in
H-1B status and are in their 7th or 8th year H-1B extension based
on a pending labor certification.",0402-mehta.shtm

(b) The Goal Is Freedom: Free To Migrate

Sheldon Richman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
"Thus when people find problems in the wake of an influx of
immigrants, they may be looking for the source in the wrong

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Now it appears that some at ICE are reveling
in taking on the boss of the agency and, by extension, the new

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

(a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On EAD

USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on USCIS processing
delays for Employment Authorization Documents.,0402-aytes35.pdf

(b) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On
Naturalization Ceremonies

USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on naturalization
oath ceremonies.,0402-aytes37.pdf

(c) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On E-
Verify In Arizona

USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
responding to CIS Ombudsman's observations on the E-Verify
experience in Arizona and recommended customer service

(d) ICE Factsheet On Cap-Gap

ICE published a fact sheet for employers on the cap gap extension
of Optional Practical Training (OPT).,0402-capgap.pdf

(e) DHS Delays Application Of US Immigration Law To Mariana

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the delayed transition
to full application of the U.S. immigration laws to the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) until
November 28, 2009.,0402-cnmi.shtm

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New Orleans, LA - Tulane University seeks a dynamic immigration
professional for the position of Program Manager in the Office of
International Students and Scholars (OISS). The Program Manager:
ensures Tulane's compliance with US immigration regulations and
procedures with regards to H-1B and TN visas; is principal
contact for the hiring of Tulane int'l faculty and staff; ensures
intl'l faculty/staff receive proper immigration documentation and
understanding of US immigration procedures; assists with F-1 and
J-1 visa processing; helps retain int'l students to successfully
complete academic course of study through programming.
Requirements include: bachelor's degree and 2+ years int'l
education experience at college level or equivalent. Salary is
$34,080-$43,000/yr, depending on experience. To view full job
details (scroll down to Manager, Program) and to apply visit here
refer to job listing #102583).

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mill, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+
years business immigration law experience. Our practice is
dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to
integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will
have ability to work both as members of team and team leaders.
They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
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skills required. Visit
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with experience and ability. EEO.

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6.  Headlines

(a) Quick Action For Immigrants In New Jersey

Governor Jon Corzine's support of sensible policies towards
immigrants is a welcomed response in a state where municipalities
have attempted to chase out immigrant workers and families.

(b) Fewer Applications For H1B Visas Expected This Year

With unemployment skyrocketing across the nation, tech and other
companies this year are expected to request fewer visas for
highly skilled foreign workers, according to industry experts.

(c) ICE Releases Workers Arrested In Washington Raid

Many of the 28 workers arrested by immigration agents last month
in a northwest Washington raid have been released and given
permission to work, in another sign of how the Obama
administration is handling illegal immigration differently than
its predecessor.

(d) Unreliable Immigration Data Is Out Of Date And Context

There is no way to know how many less-skilled jobs will be
created much less how many might be filled by undocumented

For links to the above stories see here:,0402.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

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

(a) Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
April 6 - Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs invite
you to attend "America's Immigration Crisis:  A Way Forward" by
Douglas S. Massey, part of a series called "The Economic Impact
Of International Migration of Labor", John Cotton Dana Library,
185 University Avenue, Newark, 5-6:30pm.

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

(a) Dear Editor:
Miranda Swanson's letter (04/01/2009 ID) claims that the notion
of immigrant women arrive in the US, falsely claiming their US
citizen spouse is abusive, and have that spouse arrested and
detained is completely ridiculous. It's not completely
ridiculous. The letter also doubts that anywhere in the country
do police arrest spousal abusers.  Maybe not in Florida, but in
California they do, and the victim cannot later recant their
story; it is discretionary with the District Attorney to file
charges, not the victim. California seriously recognizes that
victims need to be protected, not only from their abusers, but
from themselves. Besides potential jail time and a hefty fine,
abusers are required to complete a year-long anger management
class. I personally have seen several cases of a fraudulent abuse
claim, usually involving Russian or Filipino women who know the
law cold. The typical scenario, get into a shouting match with
hubby, neighbors hear, she calls the police, steps outside, tells
them a tale of woe. Even if the hubby is not arrested (no marks)
a police report is taken. Two such police reports and they are
off to the battered women's shelter, child in tow, living free
for a year, claiming both mental and physical cruelty. True, that
is the minority of cases and I have also seen, as is mentioned in
Ms. Swanson's letter, a lot of real abuse cases, where men use
foreign women as indentured servants. That is sad and the reason
why VAWA was created. Roger Algase's letter (04/01/2009 ID) once
again brilliantly brings to light the Chinese Exclusion Laws,
citing the case of Ng Fung Ho v. White, 259 US 276; one case of
several cases that is required reading for anyone having a sense
of justice in immigration.
David D. Murray, Esq.                
Newport Beach, CA

(b) Dear Editor:
Remember the article of Hector A. Chichoni (04/01/2009 ID) about
increased employer "enforcement"? Cat and mouse game now.
Yomatsu can't fire the illegals for being illegal but to keep
them employed would not look good either. The only constant is
Tim Houghtaling
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