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Feb 18 - Make Sure You Get It

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February 18, 2009


Items:
1.  Comment: Make Sure You Get It
2.  Focus: Deadline For Removal For Experts Is Wednesday, Feb
18th
3.  Articles:
    (a) Three Basic Tips To Help Law Students Transition From
    Wallflowers To Networkers Extraordinaire by Paramjit L. Mahli
    (b) Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name: Inside
    the Green Card Marriage Phenomenon by David Seminara for the
    Center for Immigration Studies
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ram Shriram, Tapan Thakur, and
    Jin Kyu Robertson by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) CRS Report On Worksite Enforcement
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Translation Services
    (c) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Rahm's Immigration Turnabout
    (b) Thirty-thousand Haitians Ordered To Leave US
    (c) Four More Expected To Plea Guilty In Immigration Case
    (d) Paths To American Dream Converge In Immigration Court
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Denton, TX
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Justin G. Randolph, Esq.
    (b) Trivikram Krishnamurthy
    (c) Robert Yang
    (d) Robert Gittelson


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1.  COMMENT


Make Sure You Get It


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2.  FOCUS


Deadline For Removal For Experts Is Wednesday, Feb 18th


Wednesday, Feb 18th is the deadline for "Removal For Experts" a
3-part telephone seminar series, the curriculum is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on February 19: Right to Counsel in Removal
Proceedings
++ Statute/regulations explaining the right to representation in
removal proceedings
++ EOIR attorney disciplinary regulations
++ Lozada vs. Compean


SECOND Phone Session on March 19: The Changing Definition of
Crimes of Moral Turpitude


++ The Categorical and Modified Categorical Approaches
++ BIA Case Law with a Focus on Matter of Silva-Trevino
++ Federal Circuit Court Case Law


THIRD Phone Session on April 16: Litigation Tactics in Removal
Proceedings


++ Motions to Continue, Administratively Close or Terminate
++ Motions to Change Venue
++ Motions to Suppress
++ Discovery
++ Contesting Charges in the Notice to Appear
++ Objections
++ Authentication of Documents and Responding to FDL Reports


Don't wait to register. Wednesday, February 18th is the deadline!
For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200905.shtm Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200905.pdf
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Three Basic Tips To Help Law Students Transition From
Wallflowers To Networkers Extraordinaire


Paramjit L. Mahli writes "In today's fast-paced, global
technological environment, law schools and students must realize
that leaving law school with a good law degree is no longer
enough to ensure professional success."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-mahli.shtm
http://www.suncommunicationsgroup.com/


(b) Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name: Inside the
Green Card Marriage Phenomenon


David Seminara for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "Are
Americans the most beautiful, charming, and seductive people on
the planet or are we in demand as marriage partners by those in
the developing world in part because marrying a U.S. citizen is
the quickest and easiest path toward becoming an American lawful
permanent resident (LPR, also called having a "green card")?"
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-seminara.shtm
http://www.cis.org/


(c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ram Shriram, Tapan Thakur, and Jin
Kyu Robertson


Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0218-siskind.shtm
http://www.visalaw.com/


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


(a) CRS Report On Worksite Enforcement


The Congressional Research Service released a report on
performance measures for immigration-related worksite
enforcement.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0218-crs.pdf
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


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Candidate must be able to thrive in challenging, trial-oriented
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6.  Headlines


(a) Rahm's Immigration Turnabout


It was not so long ago that Rahm Emanuel was on the House
Democratic leadership team and being accused of throwing
immigrants "under the bus" for the sake of strengthening
Democrats' power in the House.


(b) Thirty-thousand Haitians Ordered To Leave US


U.S. immigration authorities say they've ordered 30,000 Haitians
to leave the country.


(c) Four More Expected To Plea Guilty In Immigration Case


Lawyers expect plea agreements in the cases of four defendants
who still face criminal charges from the federal immigration raid
at the BP Whiting Refinery in December.


(d) Paths To American Dream Converge In Immigration Court


Each of 26 immigration judges presides over a tiny courtroom,
with room for just a dozen or so spectators. On average, each
judge hears more than 1,000 cases a year.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0218.shtm#Headlines
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7.  ComingsNGoings


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
in Immigration Daily, see here
http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm. To feature your
newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.


(a) Immigration Event - Denton, TX
March 12, 2009 - The University of North Texas is presenting a
conference on immigration that will bring together nationally
known figures and local experts to provide to the public a
lively, balanced discussion of the challenges facing the US
today. The conference is open to all and free of charge. The
deadline to register is March 9, 2009. Tickets will be emailed
after March 9, 2009 (include email address on the registration).
Only 500 tickets available, register early,
http://www.coba.unt.edu/rsvp/.
_________________________________________________________________
8.  LETTERS


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
available in our archives.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm


(a) Dear Editor:
Mr. Murray's letter (2/13/09 ID), in response to a letter by Ms.
Krishnamurthy (02/12/09 ID), makes the statement that the quota
system is not discriminatory because it allocates the same number
of visas to everyone regardless of national origin. However, a
"per country limit"  which says we don't want too many of X to
come here is discriminatory, if not on its face, through its
effect. A person may agree with this discrimination but that's
exactly what it is. It's not a surprise that immigration law is
discriminatory as throughout its history it has been used by
racists to restrict groups that were deemed "unworthy". Any doubt
about this shows a basic ignorance of the history and the law.
Furthermore, Mr. Murray's letter states that Ms. Krishnamurthy's
letter  is attempting to "muzzle" the free speech rights of
Americans as guaranteed by the First Amendment when her letter
states that whether or not the American immigration system is
welcoming is an opinion best left to those who actually go
through it. This statement is nonsensical as the First Amendment
is about the government restricting free speech rights. This
comment shows a basic ignorance of our Constitution. Though Mr.
Murray's letter is entitled to its opinion about whether or not
our system is welcoming (it's not according to my clients who
have to suffer through it) the letter writer is clearly not best
position to make this assessment and neither are most Americans.
As far as not allowing those who would immigrate to the US a
voice about how to reform the system because of their prejudices
and self-serving opinions I would add that Americans with
prejudices and self-serving opinions on the matter should be
excluded from the discussion as well.
Justin G. Randolph, Esq.


(b) Dear Editor:
David Murray's letter (02/13/09 ID) asserts that my letter
misrepresented INA 202(a)(2) in claiming that it is
discriminatory. It is ironic that his letter quotes the preceding
section, 202(a)(1), to refute my letter's claim. That section in
fact owns up to discrimination in the INA. I remember the first
time I read 202(a)(1) because I chuckled to myself when I read
the following sentence (the first part of which Mr Murray's
letter conveniently left out in his letter): "Except as
specifically provided in paragraph (2) and in sections 101(a)(27)
, 201(b)(2)(A)(i) , and 203, no person shall receive any
preference or priority or be discriminated against in the
issuance of an immigrant visa because of the person's race, sex,
nationality, place of birth, or place of residence".
Discrimination in the INA is not a matter of interpretation, it
is enshrined in that very act as you can see. It is not everyday
that you see the text of a discriminatory law admitting to the
discrimination as if to say "that's the way it is, deal with
it.". That said, I am surprised and sorry that my letter offended
anyone. I would have been happy to engage in a discussion on per-
country limits on immigrant visas. But I have always believed
that when discourse degenerates into an argument on First
Amendment rights, it has probably lost its value.
Trivikram Krishnamurthy  Sunnyvale, CA


(c) Dear Editor:
Our constitution recognizes that all human beings are created
equally, the Bible shows us that Jesus and all ancient Israelis'
patriarchs were once refugees and immigrants themselves in
foreign lands and teaches us to be Good Samaritans and sharing
and loving unconditionally. Yes, I am a humanist and a globalist
who believe that humanity must tear down the walls of apartheid,
injustice, selfishness, greed and ignorance, not a selfish
"faithful conservative" believer who cherry pick verses to
justify their hypocrisies. Still, none here dare enough to answer
my valid question about what rights given to them to establish
labor, goods and services monopolies, to limit competition and
choices on the market on goods and services and what rights also
to give them rights to complaint about OPEC monopoly and
manipulation on oil prices or other nations imposing trade
barriers on US products and services or cable service monopoly
with their jacked up price in their own towns. We must abolish
welfare state, restore the integrity on Wall St. as a place where
investors really want to invest in companies not trying to be
speculators and treat it as a huge casino, and we must guarantee
freedom of movement worldwide of self sufficient, skilled human
beings who would like to trade the fruits of their labor, goods
and services to highest bidders and buyers, without those losers
trying to impose restrictions to discourage competition, and we
should held our politicians and governments worldwide accountable
if they don't protect the value of currencies, print money and
spend recklessly and creating inflation everywhere and eating up
our savings and prosperity.
Robert Yang


(d) Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts's letter (ID 2/16/09), ends with the phrase, "Oh, I
see, said the blind man." In terms of Jim Roberts letters that
revolve around the theme of Restrictionism, perhaps a more
appropriate phrase would be, "Oh, I see what I want to see," said
the man wearing blinders. These blinders prevent one from seeing
that at one time, everyone in this country, citizen or not, has
an ethnic background, even if that ethnicity is Anglo-Saxon. I
find the generalization of calling citizen members of any ethnic
class less "American" to be offensive and xenophopic. I find that
when the letter states that, "R. Yang and others claim to be
Americans, but have globalist views which precludes nationhood,"
I can't help but feel that the letter has an intolerant view of
the constitutional rights of Americans that don't march in lock
step with the letter's narrowminded views of how "Americans" are
supposed to think. His letters advocate that we simply ignore the
causes, and by enforcing the laws already on the books, then the
"solution" will correct itself. This narrow minded "blinders"
mentality is ludicrous, as it doesn't so much address the causes,
and attempt to find workable solutions, as it does to sweep the
problem under the rug, and who cares if we tear apart families,
destroy lives, and devastate our own fragile economy? I honestly
don't have a problem with the fact that the letters of Jim
Roberts have a fundamentally different viewpoint as to what is
best for this country. However, I have a huge problem with the
fact that the letters assume a "holyer than thou" stance the
precludes the chance that the letter might be wrong - or that
people with other opinions might be just as American as the
letter's author.
Robert Gittelson
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