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


February 24, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0224.shtm


Items:
1.* Comment: CRS Reports
2.* Focus: Tuesday Is Deadline For I-9 Update
3.* Articles:
*** (a) A Refresher And Follow Up Look At The Case Of
*** DerKevorkian v. Lionbridge Techs, Inc. by John Rotterman,
*** Esq.
*** (b) US-Mexico Border Policy Report by Fernando Garcia et. al
*** of Border Network For Human Rights
*** (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
4.* News:
*** (a) USCIS Final Rule On US Armed Forces Employment
*** Verification
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Position Sought
*** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
*** (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
*** (d) Expert Witness Services
*** (e) J-1 Visa Program
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) The Two Faces Of DHS Secretary Napolitano
*** (b) Immigration Crackdown Written Into The New Stimulus Law
*** Will Damage New York's Financial Sector
*** (c) Prayer Vigil Focuses On Immigration Reform
*** (d) Taking A Stand For Legal Immigration
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) New Website - CLINIC
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
*** (b) John Henderson
*** (c) Sergi Sheplov


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1.* COMMENT


CRS Reports


All CRS reports featured on ILW.COM can be found on our CRS
Reports page.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/crs.shtm
CRS reports from the Congressional Research Service are in-depth
and scholarly, unlike GAO and OIG reports which focus primarily
on budget and fraud issues, respectively. CRS reports are
intended for Congressional representatives and their staffers,
and are not easily obtainable, unlike GAO and OIG reports which
are available to the public on a variety of government websites.
We are pleased that CRS reports on immigration are available on
ILW.COM on a handy page that you may wish to bookmark.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/crs.shtm


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


Tuesday Is Deadline For I-9 Update


Tuesday, Feb 23rd is the deadline for the I-9 Update session of
the 3-part telephone seminar "Employer Sanctions For Experts"
(speakers: Angelo Paparelli, Don Crocetti, Laura Danielson,
Bonnie Gibson, Douglas D. Hauer, John Quill, Batya Schwartz
Ehrens and others to be announced). The curriculum is as follows:


++ Key Changes in the New I-9 Form and New DHS Regulation
++ E-Verify Mandates That Change the I-9 Process
++ Paper-Based versus Electronic I-9s - Pros and Cons
++ Employer Self-Audits and Attorney Audits - Practical and Legal
Concerns
++ Employer Compliance Policies and Raid-Readiness Precautions
++ Constructive Knowledge:* Beyond No-Match Concerns


Don't wait to register. Tuesday, Feb 23d is the deadline! For
more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200903.shtm Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200903.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.* ARTICLES


(a) A Refresher And Follow Up Look At The Case Of DerKevorkian v.
Lionbridge Techs, Inc.


John Rotterman, Esq. writes "Over two years later, on December 3,
2008, the 10th Circuit remanded and now DerKevorkian may lose all
of those damages."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0224-rotterman.shtm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/


(b) US-Mexico Border Policy Report


Fernando Garcia et. al of Border Network For Human Rights write
"This report is the culmination of years of effort among border
leaders to provide local law enforcement, government and
community expertise to the
national debate over immigration policy and border security."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0224-fernando.pdf
http://www.bnhr.org/


(c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification


Joel Stewart writes " ... the Project Manager has been quietly
and discreetly removed from the list of available job
opportunities for description of job functions and titles for
temporary visas and/or labor certification."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0224-stewart.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart


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


(a) USCIS Final Rule On US Armed Forces Employment Verification


USCIS published notice of a final rule in the Federal Register on
the employment authorization and verification of aliens enlisting
in the Armed Forces, effective February 23, 2009.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0224-armed.shtm
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5.* CLASSIFIEDS


(a) 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.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Redmond, WA - Are you ready to make a significant impact on an
industry leader? Would you like to have the ability to contribute
to the success of many businesses and products in the technology
arena as well as make a positive impact on individuals and their
families' lives? If you do, come join us at Microsoft as a US
Immigration Attorney. We are a diverse and global company that
makes a significant positive impact on 600 million plus customers
worldwide. The Microsoft Corporation Legal & Corporate Affairs
Global Migration department plays an integral role in helping
hiring managers and recruiters hire and on board the best and
brightest. If you are ready to make a difference and learn and
grow in the US Immigration arena, we offer an opportunity like no
other. This position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6
years experience in all NIV business visas, labor certifications,
and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case
management, customer facing, communication and writing skills
required. Full relocation package offered. To view detailed job
description and apply, see here.
http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=B54F3F7B-A49E-47CB-90F7-C40C7AEB8481&start=1&interval=10&SortCol=DatePosted&SortOrder=Des


(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA - Busy immigration law firm has immediate
opening for experienced, hard-working and creative self-starter.
Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
environment where deadlines are critical, must be active bar
member (any jurisdiction), and have experience in handling
nonimmigrant business and/or NIV visas and consular practice,
PERM, family, removal proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit
Court Appeals, and federal litigation. Must have following:
demonstrate quick analytical ability and facility to articulate
critical issues in case; have superior oral and writing skills,
strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
possess excellent courtroom skills and exhibit ability to work in
professional manner with others, demonstrate computer literacy
skills. Expected to do own legal research and writing and to be
substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day
correspondence/pleadings. Occasional travel required; bilingual a
plus, but not essential (spanish or korean) No relocation
reimbursement. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample (max.
10 pps. in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to
mailto:sirennesanchez@asherson.net.


(d) Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert
http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on
immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former
Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court
cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS
(asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with very high success
rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials
from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see:
http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M.
Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of
International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
mailto:sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of
my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.


(e) J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with
AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S.
http://www.aiesecus.org
has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both
personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor
traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-
depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes
effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural
reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr.
application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for
individuals to participate in training programs in the following
fields: information media and communications, education, social
sciences, library science, counseling and social services,
management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences,
engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial
occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested
in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee
visa, please email Melany Hamner: mailto:melanyh@aiesecus.org.
_________________________________________________________________
6.* Headlines


(a) The Two Faces Of DHS Secretary Napolitano


Illegal Immigration critics are complaining that Arizona's former
governor, now Secretary of Homeland Security, played politics
when she announced a state of emergency during the Bush
Administration in response to illegal aliens and then she vetoed
a new bill that would aid law enforcement in curtailing rampant
illegal immigration.


(b) Immigration Crackdown Written Into The New Stimulus Law Will
Damage New York's Financial Sector


An immigration crackdown written into the new stimulus law will
damage New York's financial sector - and must be repealed
immediately.


(c) Prayer Vigil Focuses On Immigration Reform


Humanity and compassion must be the twin components of any
immigration reform if it is to succeed, according to leaders at
an interfaith prayer vigil held yesterday at Community United
Methodist Church in Massapequa.


(d) Taking A Stand For Legal Immigration


The founder of the Minuteman Project is heading to Harvard later
this month to debate the issue of illegal immigration.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0224.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 Website - CLINIC
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) is pleased to
announce the launch of its new website. We have worked hard to
design a site that is user-friendly, and we are sure that you
will like it. www.cliniclegal.org. 415 Michigan Ave NE,
Washington DC 20017, national@cliniclegal.org.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Several ID letters have expressed outrage over my letters' (ID
2/19/09 and ID 2/20/09) suggestion that the fact that 31/35
current visa waiver countries are in Europe (plus Australia and
New Zealand) might have something to do with race. However, their
arguments are barely comprehensible. Honza Prchal's letter (ID
2/23/09) alleges that Turkish tourists have a better reputation
in Europe and the Middle East than Saudi tourists (even though
Saudis may be able to afford bigger tips than "impecunious"
Turks). What does this have to do with the US visa waiver
program? Paul Good's letter (ID 2/23/09) claims that, from his
own experience in Thailand recruiting high school students for an
exchange visitor program in the US, every single one of the
returning students was "planning/scheming" to immigrate to the US
and that some of them actually did, even though it took years. In
other words, his letter seems to be saying that these students
returned to Thailand, subsequently applied to become immigrants
to the US and then waited patiently for years to receive their
immigrant visas, all as required by law. How could America ever
imagine granting visa waiver privileges to people from such a
law-abiding country? In contrast to the above confused arguments,
Gregory W. Christian's letter (ID 2/20/09) clearly points out our
shameful discrimination against Haitian immigrants. His letter
might also have added that President Clinton first used the US
Coast Guard to blockade Haiti in order to stop desperate refugees
from fleeing the Duvalier dictatorship (before he finally invaded
Haiti and removed Duvalier). Haitians caught at sea trying to
flee their country are still being sent back. And race has
nothing to do with immigration? That (to paraphrase Mr. Prchal's
letter) is the most "risible" statement of all.
Roger Algase, Esq.* New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
Regarding the alleged traumitized children of criminals arrested
by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office (02/20/09 ID); there
would be no traumitized children if their parents obeyed the law.
But I guess that is too much to be expected of immigrants who
believe that they have a right to break the law.
John Henderson


(c) Dear Editor:
It is rather interesting how a Comment (02/20/09 ID) in support
of humane treatment of undocumented families seems to always
result in a heavy day of bashing. The incident in question no one
would argue was a legitimate police stop. The police when they
stop a non-hispanic typically don't get into citizenship
questions. What comes after for this family is the real question.
The family will not be able to find her for several days because
there is no information system in place to provide this
information. Once in detention she will be mixed with the general
criminal population so she is at risk there. If her family is
lucky enough to find her before she is deported they can possibly
visit her through the glass but not touch her. This may require a
10-14 hour round trip to some remote detention center. When she
finally is deported her family will not be informed and she will
return to the streets of her home country peniless since DHS
doesn't let the family leave money, credit cards or cell phones.
Sadly many of the children who are faced with this are left
behind for weeks or months, and so many are US Citizens.
Regardless of what you think of birthright citizenship in its
current state this leaves our Police complicit in a taudry
affair. The law allows for prosecutorial discretion and this is
the place it should be used. Creating hardship for US Citizen
children should not be a goal of our law enforcement officials.
Sergi Sheplov
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