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


March 3, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Erratum
2.  Focus: Options For Health Care Professionals
3.  Articles:
    (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez by Charles Wheeler
    (b) New Americans In The Silver Plate: The Political And
    Economic Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Nevada
    by Angela Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
4.  News:
    (a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) Position Sought
    (d) Translation Services
    (e) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Concerns Arise Over Fast-Track Deportation Program
    (b) Families Hurt By US Immigration Policies Speak Out
    (c) ICE Raid Renews Questions About Obama Plans on
    Immigration Reform
    (d) Immigration And Hope Are Inseparable
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (c) Robert Yang
    (d) Michael Steinberg
    (e) Jim Roberts


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


Erratum


Due to a production error, Immigration Daily's March 2, 2009
issue "from address" was not Immigration Daily from ILW.COM at
editor@ilw.com. We regret the error.


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


Options For Health Care Professionals


ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Options For Health Care
Professionals" a 3-part  telephone seminar series, featuring
distinguished speakers Robert Aronson, Joseph Curran, Jennifer
Minear, Christopher T. Musillo, Elizabeth Quinn and Greg Siskind
(discussion leaders Suzanne Seltzer and William A. Stock). The
curriculum is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on March 5: J-1 Waivers
++ Filing for a Case Number
++ No Objection, IGA, Hardship, Persecution
++ Physician Specific Waivers
++ Pursuing More than One Waiver
++ While the Waiver is Pending (Travel/Status)
++ What happens After Waiver Approval


SECOND Phone Session on April 2: Physician Issues
++ 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


THIRD Phone Session on May 7: Nurses and Allied Health Care
Professionals
++ Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
++ NIVs for Allied Health Professionals
++ DOS Final Rule on Visa Screen
++ Licensure and other considerations
++ Schedule A & Retrogression
++ Legislative Horizon


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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Update From Ciudad Juarez


Charles Wheeler writes "The following is a summary of the minutes
provided by the State Department and USCIS, respectively."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-wheeler.shtm#bio


(b) New Americans In The Silver Plate: The Political And Economic
Power Of Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians In Nevada


<a href="
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/index.php?content=homeAngela
Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center writes "There are few
states where the growing political and economic clout of
immigrants, Latinos, and Asians is as apparent as in Nevada."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-kelley.shtm
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/index.php?content=home


(c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification


Joel Stewart writes "A question that comes up frequently is what
to do if the I-140 Petition was filed with the wrong preference
category checked off."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-stewart.shtm
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0303-stewart.shtm#bio


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


(a) EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions


The Executive Office for Immigration Review released its latest
disciplinary actions: ten attorneys immediately suspended; nine
received final orders.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0303-disciplinary.pdf
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at USAJobs.com.
http://www.usajobs.com
Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
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.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
http://www.foxrothschild.com
has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at
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EOE.


(c) Position Sought
JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
research.  Competitive hourly or flat fees.  References available
upon request.  Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
for additional details.


(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
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For a free quote, please complete
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(e) Case Management Technology
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6.  Headlines


(a) Concerns Arise Over Fast-Track Deportation Program


Federal authorities are increasingly deporting illegal immigrants
through a fast-track program that bypasses court hearings, an
effort by the federal government to save money, reduce backlogs
and clear detention beds.


(b) Families Hurt By US Immigration Policies Speak Out


Families who have been harmed by the lack of comprehensive
national immigration reform gathered at an Albuquerque church to
tell an Illinois congressman how U.S. laws have affected them.


(c) ICE Raid Renews Questions About Obama Plans on Immigration
Reform


The raid and mass arrests raise some curious questions about the
Obama administration's immigration policy.


(d) Immigration And Hope Are Inseparable


It is the hope that moves immigrants to leave their land and
their family.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0303.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 - Washington, DC
'How Many and Which Migrants Leave? Estimating the Unknown and
Why it Matters'. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of
International Migration. 8:30-10 am, Friday, March 27, 2009.
Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Room 200, 600
New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001.
http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=2156.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Melissa M. Chase's Article, "Last I Checked, A Human Could Not Be
"Illegal" (02/30/09 ID Article) once again complains about the
use of the term "illegal alien. Perhaps I'm dense, but I cannot
follow the logic of her Article's claim that, by definition, an
illegal alien must be a citizen of the US. The simple fact is:
the word "illegal" is an adjective that describes the noun
"alien". Other adjectives that could be used to describe aliens
(both legal and illegal) are, "fat alien" - "talented alien" -
"rich alien" - and, (drum roll) "law-abiding alien". We call some
people "African American" - could we not call a US permanent
resident from Congo an "African alien"?  Certainly; but it would
be ridiculous. The crux of Ms. Chase's Article's arguments seem
to be that, "Anytime a label is pejorative label is placed on
people it is designed to reduce people to non-beings that are
excluded from our conscience and that don't deserve any
constitutional or civil rights (sic)." Whoa now. Most people are
just human beings speaking an imprecise language. The bottom line
remains, when an alien enters or remains in the US in violation
of law, they are "illegal aliens". Political correctness will not
change that. We chose our words to make certain points. Ms.
Chase's Article overuses the word "pejorative", a word I have
always found "snooty", rather than simply saying "disparaging" or
belittling" - words common folks understand. It's time to come
out of our ivory towers and use plain language to describe plain
things. Like the proverbial spade, we should call it just that -
illegal alien. PS: Oxymorons are contrary terms, like "jumbo
shrimp" - "pretty ugly" - or "military intelligence". There is
nothing contrary about "illegal alien", except the contrariness
of breaking the law.
David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA


(b) Dear Editor:
Bravo to Max Gutierez's wonderful letter (03/02/09 ID) attacking
the bigoted and cowardly Obama administration policy of
continuing the Bush anti-Latino workplace immigration raids,
which are a such a terrible stain on America's conscience and its
ideals of justice and tolerance. Honza Prchal's letter (03/02/09
ID) upholds the validity of alleged "overstay" statistics in
order to justify the blatant racial discrimination in the US visa
waiver program. But "overstay" statistics can never fully explain
why, out of 35 visa waiver countries, 31 are white. That is the
most damning statistic of all.
Roger Algase, Esq.                 New York, NY


(c) Dear Editor:
I applaud Ms. Chase's letter (03/02/09 ID) on no humans are
illegal as the inconvenient truth. It's an irony for a nation who
was founded by those who believed that all human beings are
created as equal and have equal rights to pursue liberty,
prosperity and happiness and which believe in free market
capitalistic economy which  always support the concept of
voluntary exchange of products and services between competing
buyers and sellers based on free market principles. Yes, we can't
afford to have the entire population of planet Earth moving to
this country but we can't stand silent on global economy
injustice and apartheid policies  that discriminates so many of
others of their fundamental rights to sell the fruits of their
honest labor for better compensation  from any willing buyers
just because the need to protect special interests who hate the
reality of life that they must compete squarely and openly to
justify what they earn.
Robert Yang


(d) Dear Editor:
It is hypocritical to have laws on the books, and then ask that
they not be enforced. Those who believe they should not be
enforced, should work to remove those laws. Those who work
illegally should not be relying on non-enforcement or lax
enforcement as a permission slip to work.
Michael Steinberg


(e) Dear Editor:
H. Prchal's comment (3/2/09 ID): "Roger Algase's letter (02/27/09
ID) is entitled to state opinion, but not to create its version
of the facts." could also be made about the RA letter of 3/2/09
ID where the letters long list of things that the ICE raid in
Bellingham WA did not accomplish failed to mention the one thing
it did which was to remove illegal aliens from our interior who
are in violation of our entry laws.  The latter are also fully
responsible for any disruptions for their illegal activities as
is the case with any lawbreakers.  That the letter would
characterize the ICE enforcement function as a "reign of terror"
further displays the letters myopic views as does the comments
about, "their legal rights, and who have the least responsibility
for the economic mess we are in" They have everything to do with
the "mess" we are in from subprime mortgages to billions of
dollars of public benefits.  Removal of these parasites is
exactly, "the way to deal with our immigration problems" and must
increase, not end. If this is not the view of HS Sec'y Janet
Napolitano it should be. [ ID Comment: "Freezing ICE - 3/2/09 ]
She did sign the Employers Sanctions Law in AZ.  Perhaps it's
more of what we can expect from our first illegal alien
"president" who still resists clearing up  the essential matter
of his qualifying as a "natural born citizen".  While the R. Yang
letter rants about globalist labor arbitrage are faulty and
wrong, the letters suggestion of replacing the present, flawed
Visa Waiver Program with a "guarantor visa system" and a bond
requirement is a good one. But it should be under the control of
ICE/HS with perhaps private bailbondsmen, not the self-serving,
special interest tourist industry.
Jim Roberts
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