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

April 1, 2009,0401.shtm

1.  Comment: Be Safe
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Drafting a Proper ETA-9089
3.  Articles:
    (a) Immigration Enforcement Under Napolitano: A 180 Degree
    Shift To Employers by Hector A. Chichoni
    (b) Partnering With Your Partners: Promoting Team Rewards by
    Ed Poll
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Jorge Munoz, Pavel Goberman, and
    David Campos by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) CGFNS Letter On Physical Therapist Education Requirements
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (c) CLE Immigration Event
    (d) Translation Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration Reform Tough During Crisis, Biden Says
    (b) Arpaio Support From Out Of The (Boys In) Blue
    (c) Legislature Should Keep Its Powder Dry On Immigration
    (d) Homeland Security Shifts Focus To Employers
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Counsel - Rockville, MD
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Miranda Swanson, senior legal assistant
    (d) Okuta Faith Osewundo,0401.shtm

Books On Immigration Law:
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Be Safe

PC World reports "Security watchdogs warn that millions could be
affected by the Conficker worm tomorrow - unfortunately this is
not in an April Fool's Day joke." For the full story, see here.

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

Today Is Deadline For Drafting a Proper ETA-9089

Today is the deadline for the April 1st phone session of "PERM
For Experts", the curriculum is as  follows:

++ Foreign degree equivalencies (3-year Indian degrees)
++ Using the "magic" language
++ Flexible minimum requirements
++ Anticipating business necessity
++ Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP)
++ Job Zone/s
++ Wage issues - wage ranges; is the SWA reliable (using Level
I/II/III/IV if worksheet differs, does safe harbor exist?);
alternate wage surveys (PERM regulations/FAQs: liberal
vs.conservative; is GAL 2-98 still relevant?)

Don't wait to register, Tuesday, March 31st is the deadline. For
more info,  including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see:
Fax form:

(a) Immigration Enforcement Under Napolitano: A 180 Degree Shift
To Employers

Hector A. Chichoni writes "This is not only part of a well calculated move,
but, as it would appear, the foundational step necessary to set
President Obama's immigration plan in motion.",0401-chichoni.shtm

(b) Partnering With Your Partners: Promoting Team Rewards

Ed Poll writes "All for one and one for all" may be an old
concept, but "team lawyering" is a relatively new one for the
legal profession.",0401-poll.shtm

(c) Immigrants Of The Week: Jorge Munoz, Pavel Goberman, and
David Campos

Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select

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

(a) CGFNS Letter On Physical Therapist Education Requirements

CGFNS provided its views on the educational requirements for
applicants for a CGFNS VisaScreen certificate as a physical
therapist in a letter to USCIS SCOPS (courtesy of Chris Musillo,Esq.),0401-CGFNS.pdf

(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
supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical
skills required. Visit
to learn unique benefits of working at  Murthy Law Firm. Send
resume + cover letter to All communication
will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate
with experience and ability. EEO.

(c) 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 here.

(d) 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
more information, please call 888-887-1884 or visit our website.
For a free quote, please complete
or fax your document at 818-907-9763.
6.  Headlines

(a) Immigration Reform Tough During Crisis, Biden Says

"We believe, the president and I, that this problem can only be
solved in the context of an overall immigration reform," Biden
said, asked about the chances of extending temporary migrant
protection programs.

(b) Arpaio Support From Out Of The (Boys In) Blue

But among all of the people involved with illegal immigration,
none deserve of our attention more than the officers on the

(c) Legislature Should Keep Its Powder Dry On Immigration

An all-too frequent use of legislation, however, is to solve
problems that don't exist.

(d) Homeland Security Shifts Focus To Employers

A new policy will aim enforcement efforts at those who hire
illegal workers. But immigration raids will continue, sources say.

For links to the above stories see here:,0401.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

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

(a) Counsel - Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD - Albright & Rhodes, LLC announces the addition of
Sandra Grossman, Esq. as counsel.  Ms. Grossman is an experienced
immigration litigator who has represented clients in immigration
courts and U.S. District Courts, in addition to employment and
family-based immigration matters.

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

(a) Dear Editor:
Jon Feere's article title, "'Plenary Power: Should Judges Control
Immigration Policy?" (03/31/09 ID Article) should set off alarm
bells concerning its objectivity as legal scholarship. The scare
tactic that recognizing due process and other constitutional
rights of immigrants will lead to a judicial takeover of the
immigration system is no different from that used during the
civil rights era, when attempts to dismantle segregation produced
warnings that the federal courts were about to take over the
nation's school system, if not the nation itself. We should also
be more than a little suspicious of any claim that immigrants
have no constitutional rights in the light of the current
revelations concerning the Bush era "torture" memos, which make
the same claim with regard to US citizens as well as immigrants.
It's also significant that the Supreme Court cases that Mr.
Feere's Article  relies on for its conclusion that the courts
have traditionally approved what amounts to a police state regime
for immigrants deal with the Chinese Exclusion laws, one of the
darkest stains on America's history. It is as if one were to try
to revive the Dred Scott case as a legal guide to the rights of
African-Americans in the 21st Century. We should also be more
than a little suspicious of Mr. Feere's Article's  one sided
interpretation of these cases. After all, it was in the context
of a case dealing with the Chinese exclusion laws (Ng Fung Ho v.
White, 259 US 276, 1922) that Justice Brandeis made his famous
statement that deportation may result in the loss of all that
makes life worth living. He continued: "'Against the danger of
such deprivation without the sanction afforded by judicial
proceedings, the Fifth Amendment affords protection in its
guarantee of due process of law."' (259 US at 284-285).
Roger Algase, Esq.

(b) Dear Editor:
Angelo Paparelli's posting is absolutely correct in his
"Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government" (03/30/09 ID). The
detention by ICE of immigration lawbreakers (and some who are not
lawbreakers, but are mistakenly incarcerated) is a shame. These
people have not committed any crime, yet they have their liberty
taken away from them. Worse yet, they have had their freedom
taken away. If liberty is the ability to go where you want, then
freedom is a guaranty under the US Constitution, to be free from
unreasonable governmental intervention and to have fair and just
laws applied equally to all, which we call "due process". Like in
the Pledge to the Flag, " ... with liberty and justice for all."
Or are those just hollow words? Is there another civil wrong for
which a person is jailed? (I can think of none, other than the
Guantanamo detainees, but if someone else does, please tell us so
we can add that to the List of Woe.)  This injustice should not
be tolerated in America and it is the duty of Congress and the
President to remedy this disgrace. Either make unlawful presence
in the US a crime and apply the principles of due process, or
stop the detention, or pass laws that allow due process in this
civil proceeding. The Congress and the President have the power
to remedy this and it should be made part of any revision of US
immigration law.. Write your Congressman and the President. It
probably will do no good - it seems due process is the last thing
on their collective minds. After all, we need to bring American
style democracy to Iraq. Why don't the politicians clean up their
own house first and bring democracy to America, the way it was
intended to be?
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA

(c) Dear Editor:
I am a paralegal with an immigration law firm. I specialize in
the preparation of immigrant visas under VAWA and felt that I had
to comment on the letter from Jtanyu (03/30/09 ID).  His letter
suggests that immigrant women arrive in the US, falsely claim
their US citizen spouse is abusive, and have that spouse arrested
and detained.  I find the notion completely ridiculous.  To begin
with, the authorities generally do not arrest someone for
domestic battery just because someone claimed abuse, at least not
in Florida and I doubt anywhere else in the US.  Without any
clear evidence of abuse an incident report will be made but not
generally an arrest unless there is a past history with the
offender.  Therefore if the letter writer was arrested and
detained it would appear that he deserved it.  Secondly I have
worked with many women who lived with physical and mental abuse
for years because they did not know that there are laws to
protect them from this.  Oftentimes, US citizen spouses threaten
to have the victim deported.  If the couple have children there
is the threat that the victim will be separated from their
children.  These individuals live in complete fear until they are
finally pointed in the right direction. It is true that cases
under VAWA could be abused just like any other immigration
benefit.  There are those who will choose to lie and cheat to
obtain their goal as opposed to going about things the legal and
proper way, but to essentially state that all cases filed under
VAWA are fake and that immigrant women come to the US for the
sole purposes of finding a citizen to marry them so that they can
then claim abuse is outrageous and insulting.
Miranda Swanson, senior legal assistant  Lake Worth, FL

(d) Dear Editor:
ID, nice job. Ok. Pls can let us know the winners of DV lottery
for 2008 in Nigeria.
Okuta Faith Osewundo
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