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Feb 13 - Executive Improvements

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February 13, 2009


Items:
1.  Comment: Executive Improvements
2.  Focus: Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For
    Winning Cases
3.  Articles:
    (a) Building New Immigration And Migration Policies For A New
    Era  by Oscar Chacon and Amy Shannon
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
    of the Hammond Law Group
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Junot Diaz of Dominican Republic,
    Joseph Pulitzer of Hungary, and Enrico Fermi of Italy by
    Kevin R. Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) Snow Memo On Classified Information In Immigration Court
    Proceedings
    (b) Snow Memo On Protective Orders And Sealing Of Records
    (c) USCIS Fact Sheet On Iraqi Refugee Processing
    (d) USCIS Announcement On Status Of Cambodian Adoptions
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) J-1 Visa Program
    (c) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) In Enforcement Era, Communities Prepare For Raids
    (b) US Religious Leaders Demand Humane Immigration Reform
    (c) Lawyer Is Convicted Of Fabricating Asylum Files
    (d)
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Appointment
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Robert Yang


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1.  COMMENT


Executive Improvements


The Migration Policy Institute released a report offering 36
recommendations for improvements to the immigration system that
the executive branch can accomplish as they do not require any
congressional action.   The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/washington/12immig.html
reports "An immigration policy group said Wednesday that the
Department of Homeland Security's immigration mission has been
undermined by wasteful spending along the southern border, law
enforcement efforts that focused on snaring illegal workers
rather than high-risk criminals, and an often hostile bureaucracy
that discourages people eligible for legal entry from playing by
the rules."


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


Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases


The following is the table of contents for this book which is now
being shipped:  


++Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
++Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
++Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
++Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
++Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal
Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
++Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In
Removal  Proceedings
++Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal
Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions 
++Chapter 8: Judicial Review
++CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions
of 8 USC, 18 USC, and other public laws, Relevant regulatory sections and
forms from USCIS and EOIR, Key BIA and Federal Court cases, Links
to informative internet resources, etc. 


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http://www.ilw.com/store/CriminalConvictions.shtm
For the fax order form, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/store/Criminalconvictions.pdf
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Building New Immigration And Migration Policies For A New Era


Oscar Chacon and Amy Shannon write "The best way to bring
equilibrium between economic demands for foreign-born workers and
legitimate demands for a better quality of life for people in the
United States, will be to tackle migration in a two-pronged
manner."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0213-chacon.shtm
http://www.policyinnovations.org/innovators/people/data/07448


(b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "The March
Visa Bulletin has just been released. There has been no
significant improvement in the EB3 retrogression."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0213-hammond.shtm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/


(c) Immigrants Of The Day: Junot Diaz of Dominican Republic,
Joseph Pulitzer of Hungary, and Enrico Fermi of Italy


Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0213-johnson.shtm
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


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


(a) Snow Memo On Classified Information In Immigration Court
Proceedings


Thomas Snow, Acting Chief Immigration Judge, EOIR, issued an
Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) providing
guidance on
proper handling of classified information in Immigration Court
proceedings and within the
Immigration Courts.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-classified.pdf


(b) Snow Memo On Protective Orders And Sealing Of Records


Thomas Snow, Acting Chief Immigration Judge, EOIR, issued an
Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) providing
guidance regarding
issuance of protective orders and sealing of records in
immigration proceedings.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-protective.pdf


(c) USCIS Fact Sheet On Iraqi Refugee Processing


USCIS released a fact sheet on Iraqi refugee processing.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-iraq.pdf


(d) USCIS Announcement On Status Of Cambodian Adoptions


USCIS announced that it continues to be unable to approve any
Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative,
filed for a child to be adopted from Cambodia, and that it is
also unable to approve any Form I-800, Petition to Classify
Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, filed for a child to
be adopted from Cambodia at this time.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0213-cambodia.pdf
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6.  Headlines


(a) In Enforcement Era, Communities Prepare For Raids


The training isn't aimed at helping anyone thwart arrest, but
rather what to do to prepare, from having identifying documents
readily accessible to understanding the legal process once
detained.


(b) US Religious Leaders Demand Humane Immigration Reform


U.S. religious leaders and members of Congress on Wednesday
announced a campaign supported by hundreds of religious
organizations around the country to ask the new administration
this year to get started on a "humane reform" of the country's
immigration policy.


(c) Lawyer Is Convicted Of Fabricating Asylum Files


A Silver Spring lawyer was convicted in federal court yesterday
on charges of fabricating asylum applications for immigrants
trying to stay in the United States.


(d) Attorneys Needed To Help Respond To Immigration Raids


A new partnership in San Francisco is setting up a rapid response
network of immigration attorneys to help immigrants in that
situation.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0213.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
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http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.


(a) New Appointment
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her appointment of Dora
Schriro as her Special Advisor on Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) and Detention & Removal. This new position is
created to focus exclusively on the significant growth in
immigration detention over the last five years, and to focus on
the arrest priorities at ICE. For more info see:
http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1233777219314.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Maura Freedman's letter (02/12/09 ID) describes the hardships and
suffering of a family made up entirely of US citizens living here
after the father and breadwinner, an EWI, was deported back to
his native country somewhere "south of here". There must be
millions of similar cases. No one seriously believes that we
would have such harsh laws, breaking up the families of millions
of US citizens, if the offending EWI non-citizens came from
"north of here" instead. Nor does anyone think for a moment that
more than sixty people (or is it now more than eighty? - I have
lost track) would have died from medical neglect in immigration
jails, some of them suffering from untreated cancer or other
deadly and painful diseases, if they had come from "north of
here" instead of "south of here". In three simple words, Ms.
Freedman's letter has summed up the root of almost everything
that is wrong with our immigration system. Having said that,
ranting against America in general, as in the case of RLM's
letter (02/12/09 ID), is not exactly the way to bring about
changes in our laws that anyone supporting immigrant rights would
consider favorable. If Brazilian is beautiful, a statement that I
would never disagree with, then the tone and the substance of
RLM's letter do not seem to be very Brazilian. Despite my above
comments about overly harsh enforcement, my letters should not be
understood as being against all immigration enforcement or as
stating that all illegal immigrants are welcome in the US. I am
only suggesting that enforcement has to take reason, reality and
humanity into account, instead of creating the appearance of
being based, at least in part, on ethnicity or place of origin.
Roger Algase, Esq.                
New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
Contrary to the opinion expressed in Trivikram Krishnamurthy's
letter  (02/11/09 ID), INA 202(a)(2) does not discriminate
against citizens from any country. The letter is misinterpreting
that code section. In fact, the preceding code section, INA
202(a)(1), specifically prohibits discrimination in the issuance
of an immigrant visa because of the person's race, sex,
nationality, place of birth, or place of residence. The limits
imposed by INA 202(a)(2) are even across the board for citizens
of all countries. The only reason some countries are backed up on
the Visa Bulletin is because while each country has an equal
share in Visa Numbers, although each country is subject to the
same numerical cap. Some countries are under-subscribed and
others are over-subscribed, making the wait longer. The Visa
Bulletin is a complex and incomprehensible jumble of a
combination of mathematical formulas and witchcraft. Nobody can
figure it out and we leave that to the US Department of State,
who is the keeper of the keys. I'm    particularly offended at
Ms. Krishnamurthy's letter's position that only foreigners should
be allowed to comment on how gracious and accepting the American
immigration system is. As I said previously, Americans understand
the system is broken, but how it is broken may differ from the
opinions of foreigners. It is up to Americans to fix the system
without the prejudices and self-serving opinions of foreigners
telling us how to do it, or telling us how we should or should
not comment on it. Opinions are fine, but misinterpreting the law
and attempting to muzzle a US citizen's First Amendment rights
show either a basic ignorance, contempt for America and its
system of laws, or simply an irresponsible disregard of reality.
I wonder, is that self-congratulatory enough?
David D. Murray, Esq.                
Newport Beach, CA


(c) Dear Editor:
The immigration debate here is about whether or not we can impose
restrictions to discourage others to compete with us, while the
very same standard wouldn't apply to our immigrant ancestors in
the past or if we were in their same "shoes"? Or is it morally
right and legal to establish labor and trade monopolies to
satisfy the few while limiting consumers rights to shop for
better deals for their money? Many Americans don't realize that
our "blessings" are actually by the mercy of foreigners that fund
our debts and consumerism and still have such a faith in our
currency. Other nations must learn hard to balance their check
books and listen to the IMF and World Bank to be bailed out from
their economy crisis, but it won't happen to us who sit on 11
trillion debt and counting. Our xenophobia has shut the golden
door that bring wealthy foreigners who are tired of being
insulted by so much harrasments and hassles to obtain visiting
visas for genuine vacation and business purposes in our country
to spend their money in Orlando or Las Vegas.Protectionism breed
same or worse protectionism and retaliation. Brazilians finger
print and photograph only American visitors and require Americans
to obtain visas and pay $ 100 fee to get one, so do Chinese. It's
time for us to end this endless childish debate and grow up as
adults. We live in a global village and there are no guarantee
that our life can be free of competition and pain and expect our
government to be our nannies.
Robert Yang
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