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


March 09, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0309.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: ICE Endangers America
2.  Focus: Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts
3.  Articles:
    (a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The
    American Mortgage Crisis by Sheila Danzig
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene
    Cooper of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany by
    Kevin R. Johnson
    (c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    Paparelli
4.  News:
    (a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week
    (b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) Position Sought
    (d) Immigration Law Certificate
    (e) Credential Evaluation And Translation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse
    (b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town
    (c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local
    Testimony
    (d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Trussville, AL
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.
    (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (c) Jim Roberts
    (d) Bill Glenn
    (e) John Frecker


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1.  COMMENT


ICE Endangers America


ICE is sending terrorists a clear message - its open season on
America. ICE's raids focus on gardeners and busboys, letting
terrorists off the hook. While ICE loves to parade press releases
jeering at the destruction of the families of US Citizen
children, we are yet to see ICE announce arrests of those
conspiring to terrorism on US soil. A recent NY Times report
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/us/04raids.html?_r=1
said "Federal immigration officials had repeatedly told Congress
that among more than half a million immigrants with outstanding
deportation orders, they would concentrate on rounding up the
most threatening - criminals and terrorism suspects. Instead,
newly available documents show, the agency changed the rules, and
the program increasingly went after easier targets. A vast
majority of those arrested had no criminal record, and many had
no deportation orders against them, either." All this while there
are clear dangers on American soil that ICE is turning a blind
eye to. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
iUs">http://www.startribune.com/40202352.html?elr=KArksc8P:Pc:Ug8P:Pc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aU7DYaGEP7vDEh7PiUs
recently quoted FBI director Mueller saying "Shirwa Ahmed, the
first known suicide bomber with U.S. citizenship, apparently was
indoctrinated in Minnesota." US taxpayers' hard earned money is
given to ICE to protect our homeland, not to chase dishwashers
and carpenters. We believe the exact same thing is happening with
the 287(g) program - local law enforcement, especially in
communities in the South with long histories of racism, uses
every excuse (like broken tail lights) to harrass those with the
wrong skin color - all under the guise of "protecting America".
Law enforcement resources which should be used in the fight
against Al Qaeda are instead being used to promote racist ends.
Other DHS components are not much better. CBP roving teams in the
Olympic peninsula in Washington state and in Syracuse, NY have
succeeded in making the lives of many documented and undocumented
Americans miserable, without advancing one whit the security of
these United States. Worse, there could well be a terrorist loose
in Washington state and upstate New York preparing for the next
9/11 who is the beneficiary of these misguided efforts at CBP
(not to be outdone, TSA does not accept the matricula consular as
identification). It is time that these dangerous antics at DHS,
and especially ICE, were put to an end. We urge Secretary
Napolitano to heed President Obama's reminder that we are a
welcoming nation, and stop the shennanigans in her department.


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


Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts


Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor:
Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
(CLINIC) features:


++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System,
Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence,
Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through
Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility,
Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And
Children, & Ethics


++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History,
Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130,
Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing
Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage,
I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions),
I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or
Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9)
(B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To
Reapply For Admission After Deportation


++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22
CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant
statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) The Visa Process As An Alternative Solution To The American
Mortgage Crisis


Sheila Danzig writes "As the American mortgage crisis continues
to grow with each passing month, a new proposal from the
educational sector has the potential to significantly relieve
America's current housing problem while encouraging billions of
dollars in economic growth."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-danzig.shtm
http://www.thedegreepeople.com/


(b) Immigrants Of The Day: David Nunez of Mexico, Helene Cooper
of Liberia, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld of Germany


Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-johnson.shtm
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


(c) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government


Angelo A. Paparelli offers a "few changes that do not require a
filibuster-proof vote in the Senate."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0309-paparelli.shtm
http://www.seyfarth.com/


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


(a) Congress Extends EVerify And EB5 Until Next Week


Congress passed H J Res 38 which extends federal funding by
means of a Continuing Resolution to March 11, 2009 for those
programs which were due to expire on March 6, 2009, including
the EB-5 program and E-Verify.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-HJRes38.pdf


(b) DOS Speaks On Resettlement Of Iraqi Refugees


The Department of State during a press briefing responded to a
question on Iraqi refugees and resettlement benefits.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0309-briefing.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
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Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
relocation reimbursement available.


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_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Immigration Riles Up Statehouse


Americans can't even agree on the language of the debate - are
people who live here but don't have the right papers "illegal" or
"undocumented?"


(b) Groups Object To Immigration Detention In VA. Town


Nearly 60 years after young black students took historic steps
toward desegregation by walking out of their Farmville school to
protest its deplorable conditions, the small town is once again
at the center of a social movement.


(c) Hispanic Caucus Calls For Immigration Reform, Local Testimony


In a movement to press for immigration reform, political and
religious leaders will hear testimony Saturday about the need to
keep families together.


(d) Commentary: Obama Driving Down Middle Of The Road


President Obama has clearly drifted to the center, even if
neither the right nor the left wants to acknowledge it.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,03009.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 - Trussville, AL
March 10, 2009, 8:30-3:30pm - The International Civitan Club of
Metro Birmingham and USCIS cordially invite you to attend its
first citizen training seminar. Learn about the variety of study
resources available from the Office of Citizenship available to
teachers, volunteers, and the immigrant community. Seats are
limited. Send a RSVP to jhernan@charter.net or call 205-266-4979.
This is a free event, $5.00 contribution required for lunch.
Courtyard Marriott Trussville, 3665 Roosevelt Blvd., Trussville,
AL 35235. 205-661-2280.
_________________________________________________________________
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 John Shorkey's letter on 3/4/09 ID, his letter stated
that the cop in Chula Vista may be doing people a favor because
they are eligible to apply for cancellation of removal. Given
that the current approval rates for cancellation cases is
currently around 5% I can hardly say that anyone is being done a
favor by being put in removal proceedings.
Robert A. Eckerson, Esq.


(b) Dear Editor:
The issue of "traffic deportations" raises the central question
whether America is willing to turn itself into a police state in
order to make it easier to lock up and deport minority
immigrants. The problem with this strategy is that the
demographic change that immigrant-haters dread more than anything
else, namely loss of white majority status, will continue to
happen anyway, through legal immigration or otherwise. No matter
how many King Canutes we deputize as local immigration officers,
the waves are not going to turn back. The same issue is involved
in the recent courageous New York Times editorial, which should
be required reading for everyone who cares about a fair
immigration system, condemning the government's inhuman (and
ineffective) workplace raids. Jim Roberts' March 5 letter claims
that my letters are losing "'credibility"', something that I am
not aware that any of Mr. Roberts' letters has ever recognized in
any of mine, because my letters point out that President Obama is
a US citizen, something that is obvious to everyone on this
planet except, apparently, Mr. Roberts.  As for his letters'
fantasy that a slew of documents will eventually come to light
"proving" that President Obama was born outside the US, some
people will probably still be writing letters making this claim
in 2057, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Dred Scott
decision, which was overruled by the 14th Amendment almost 150
years ago, but whose spirit still lives on in Mr. Roberts's
letters.
Roger Algase, Esq.    New York, NY


(c) Dear Editor:
From Obama's book: "The Audacity of Hope", the Online dictionary
defines "audacity" as: "fearless, daring, bold, insolent,
heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence or
propriety". Certainly, one who would attempt to dupe US about his
qualifications would be those things. But entry enthusiasts, in
general, share these traits, particularly the aversion of
"restraints" as in the Rule of Law and enforcement. They come up
with endless, specious arguments to support their shaky, baseless
claims and disrespect for entry laws as typified in the C.
Jimenez article: "The Real Economics Of Immigration Reform"
(3/6/09 ID). As even a stopped clock is right twice a day. the
deficient article does admit which most of US already know, that:
"As long as a cheap, compliant pool of undocumented labor is
available, employers have every reason to take advantage of the
situation, keeping wages as low as possible". This truism
contradicts the letter of R. Gittelson (3/5/09 ID) which attempts
to place a mantle of "nobility" upon the shameless, exploitation
of compliant, foreign labor in the modern equivalent of the
plantation system.  The "parasitism" is on both sides. Business
takes advantage of foreign labor while the latter does the same
with government benefits at taxpayer expense. It is the RG letter
that ignores the facts, fears reality and exploits race.  To
distort my letter by equating "private bail-bondsmen" with
criminal "coyotes" is absurd. We need a new book: "The Audacity
of Hype". The movie could just be titled: "Audacity".
Obamatrons would get in free.  These won't accept real reform
when handed to them on a silver platter -- Only the Kool Aid.
Jim Roberts


(d) Dear Editor:
David Murray's thoughtful letters often point out  "inconvenient
truths" and, as I recall, have challenged readers on other
occasions   to come up with something more substantial than
complaints.  I don't   recall any responses offering workable
plans.  The solution championed   by many seems to be CIR, which
has become simply a euphemism for   amnesty.  It's neither
comprehensive nor is it a reform since we have   had de facto
amnesty through a lack of effective enforcement since   IRCA in
1986.  If you recall, that disaster was passed on the promise
of workplace enforcement, which was never more than a token
gesture.    Illegal immigration is encouraged by the availability
of jobs.  The   only effective means of controlling illegal
immigration is not at the   border itself, but rather through
interior enforcement.  By this I do   not mean massive headline-
grabbing workplace raids, but simply   applying the laws already
existing for employers to comply with worker   authorization.
The main opposition to such measures are those   benefitting from
cheap, exploitable labor.  Being in an illegal status   is all
that is needed to keep that workforce in peonage.  Legalizing
would only create openings for more unauthorized workers, of
which   there is an unending abundance waiting for the
opportunity.  Mr   Murray's letters offer an interesting
opportunity for rational answers, if any.
Bill Glenn


(e) Dear Editor:
David Murray's (3/5/09 ID) letter was well said (written).
Instead of spending so much time trying to convince each other of
the error of our ways, let's talk about the problems with
immigration and what we should do about them. Neither "side" of
this debate is going to get everything it wants; the sooner we
try to reach some kind of compromise the better. If we can't
reach a compromise, there's no reason to think that things will
improve. To date, neither "side" has been able to impose its will
on the other, and it seems unlikely that will happen in the
future.
John Frecker
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