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Feb 11 - The Outlaw Sheriff

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


February 11, 2009


Items:
1.  Comment: The Outlaw Sheriff
2.  Focus: Deadline For H-1B For Beginners Is Wed, Feb 11th
3.  Articles:
    (a) Coaches For Lawyers: Helping You Reach Your Goals by Ed
    Poll
    (b) The Untold Story Of American Workers Vs. Illegal
    Immigration by William Gheen of Americans for Legal
    Immigration PAC
    (c) Life Is A Garden - Can You Dig It? by Gary F. Eby
4.  News:
    (a) Updated CRS Report On DREAM Act Legislation
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Credential Evaluation
    (d) Immigration Law Certificate
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration Crackdown Overwhelms Judges
    (b) Colorado Lawmakers Kill Bill On Immigration Job Check
    (c) Widow Sues For Immigration Center Death
    (d) Immigration Reform Legislation Abounds in the 111th
    Congress
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Jim Roberts


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1.  COMMENT


The Outlaw Sheriff


A WW4 Report states, "Sheriff Arpaio is the target of more than
2,700 civil rights complaints and has a stack of 40,000 felony
warrants backlogged on his desk because of his prioritization of
immigrant-related stunts, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon complained in
an opinion piece in the Arizona Republic Aug. 7, 2008." For the
full story, see here.
http://www.ww4report.com/node/6810


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


Deadline For H-1B For Beginners Is Wed, Feb 11th


ILW.COM is pleased to present a new 3-part telephone seminar
"H-1B For Beginners" with speakers: Karen Weinstock, Russell C.
Ford, Loan T. Huynh, Cora D. Tekach, Roger Tsai. The curriculum
is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on February 12:
++Overview and requirements for the H-1B visa
++Understanding the cap problem, brief analysis
of cap exemptions
++Does the person qualify for an H-1B: specialty occupations,
educational and work equivalency evaluations, degree mismatch
issues, combinations
++Dual representation issues: Must the attorney represent both
parties? How to do so properly? What to do when a conflict
arises?
++Is it OK to deduct attorney fees from the required wage?
++Attorney's fees issues; who is paying which fee?
++ Dealing with pre-filing gaps in employment
++Best practices for obtaining a credential evaluation


SECOND Phone Session on March 12:


++History and overview of the labor condition application
++Basic Requirements of the LCA
++Wage and benefit issues
++Prevailing wage issues in the H-1B and Labor Certification
++What is the difference between actual vs. prevailing wages?
++What is a Public Access File and what documents are included in
it?
++What documents are required to be maintained for public viewing
versus audit?
++What is Benching: Maternity Leave vs. License?
++When does the payment of wage obligation begins?


THIRD Phone Session on April 9: Post Filing Issues
++How to responding to the dreaded RFE?
++Obtaining H-1B Extensions
++AC21 portability and current issues with transfers
++Dealing with gaps in employment post-filing
including lay-offs, downsizing, leaves of absence
++When can my client travel abroad and still be able to come back
to resume H-1B employment?
++Planning the case from H-1B to Permanent Residency, and why you
should
++7th year H-1B extensions vs. concurrent filing of I-140 and
I-1485
++How to deal with changes in the H-1B job, location, or
corporate
changes?


Don't wait to register. Wednesday, February 11th is the deadline!
For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200904.shtm Fax form:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200904.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Coaches For Lawyers: Helping You Reach Your Goals


Ed Poll writes "It is a form of action-oriented consulting that
helps you set and reach your goals."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0211-poll.shtm
http://www.lawbiz.com/


(b) The Untold Story Of American Workers Vs. Illegal Immigration


William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC writes "Many
of America's print media publications are now facing well
deserved financial extinction due to their penchant for bias,
censorship, and promotions of unpopular political positions,
rather than reporting facts."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0211-gheen.shtm
http://www.alipac.us/


(c) Life Is A Garden - Can You Dig It?


Gary F. Eby writes "Plant your talents and gifts into the lives
of other people. Make sure they succeed."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0211-eby.shtm
http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Gary_F._Eby


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


(a) Updated CRS Report On DREAM Act Legislation


The Congressional Research Service released an updated version of
its report on unauthorized students and issues related to the
DREAM Act legislation.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0211-crs.pdf
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) 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.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney for Associate Regional Counsel position,
USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not
limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to
local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving
immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and
deportability grounds, and national security. 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-2009-0002 at
http://www.usajobs.com
Preference is given to applicants with immigration law
experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent
academic record, and strong writing skills. Submit a resume,
cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Kelli J.
Duehning, Western Regional Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
Counsel at mailto:Kelli.Duehning@dhs.gov. Must be received by
close of business, Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Position is at the
GS-13/14/15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation
reimbursement available.


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6.  Headlines


(a) Immigration Crackdown Overwhelms Judges


Over the past few years, the Bush administration's immigration
crackdown funded thousands more agents to arrest immigrants and
hundreds more government lawyers to prosecute them.


(b) Colorado Lawmakers Kill Bill On Immigration Job Check


A Colorado state Senate committee has killed a bill that would
have required all non-governmental employers to verify the
immigration status of job applicants.


(c) Widow Sues For Immigration Center Death


A widow who says her husband was treated "like an animal" by
authorities at a Rhode Island immigration center has filed suit
against a jail, (ICE) and a number of others saying their actions
contributed to his death.


(d) Immigration Reform Legislation Abounds in the 111th Congress


The 111th Congress has been in session for just over a month, and
already legislators have introduced 65 immigration-related bills:
45 in the House and 20 in the Senate.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0211.shtm#Headlines
_________________________________________________________________
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 - Washington, DC
DHS and Immigration: Taking Stock and Correcting Course
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 9:30 to 11:00 am, Please note the
new location. 1530 P Street, NW, Carnegie Institution for Science
Auditorium, Washington, DC 20005. If you have any questions,
please contact Lisa Dixon via email at events@migrationpolicy.org
or by phone at (202) 266-1929. For more info, and to RSVP, see here.
http://contact.migrationpolicy.org/site/Calendar/1764895595?view=Detail&id=4001
_________________________________________________________________
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:
Well, RLM's letter has told us off (02/10/09 ID). Her letter
states "very happy that I do not have to go back again to this
terrible country that US had became."  It appears that even for
"very well qualified, very well-balanced psichologically (sic)"
persons, the US is just not the place for everyone. What amazes
me about the immigration controversy is the animosity sometimes
exhibited by persons who, for one reason or another, do not
achieve their US immigration goals fast enough, or at all. Yes,
our immigration system is broken; the US is not perfect - no
country is perfect. But that is a problem for Americans to fix,
not foreigners. Like every other country, America has the
sovereign right to control its borders and to determine who
enters and who stays. Today, America graciously accepts persons
of all races, ethnicities and religions, without governmental
discrimination, and is undeniably the most companionate country
in the world. Anyone who disagrees is welcome to provide another
example. With the privilege of residing in any country comes
responsibilities. Many come to the US seeking personal gain, but
are never asked to devote time or effort toward contributing back
to the country as a whole through public service. We no longer
have the "draft," conscription into military service. But should
this eliminate the requirement of duty to public service? Perhaps
a year of service to the nation should be mandatory for US
citizens and to foreigners seeking admission to the US - not
military service, but service for the public good. It is sad that
many foreigners come to our borders, demanding entrance, and when
rejected for immigration reasons, criticize and belittle our
great nation, without ever understanding what America is, or what
being an American is really all about. That is regrettable.
David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA


(b) Dear Editor:
Notation is made of the gracious manner in which R. Algase's
letter (02/09/09 ID) accepted responsibility for the mistake that
the term "illegal alien" was not to be found in our entry laws.
But the letter may exaggerate regarding use of the term,
"ingenious". My letter's argument (02/06/09 ID) was based upon
the observation of Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the
Constitution: "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a
Citizen of the U.S., at the time of the Adoption of this
Constitution shall be eligible to the Office of President".  No
"genious" is needed to see that a clear distinction is made
between the two terms and that if they are not considered the
same today, it can only be by a wrong interpretation of Wong Kim
Ark and ignoring the proper meaning of: "subject to the
jurisdiction thereof" limitation of the 14th Amd. regarding
birthright citizenship. Further, this distorted view ignores that
our Constitution was for the express benefit of: "ourselves and
our Posterity" (US citizens) as so stated in the Preamble, not
for any or all non-citizens of the world who could sneak in and
have a child. The proper reaction to such would be to restore the
original intent and there is presently legislation to do. This is
exactly the kind of "immigration reform" that is needed, not CIR
shamnesty. M. Freeman's (02/09/09) letter also suffers from
severe myopia with an abundance of compassion for foreigners and
none for US citizens or sovereignty. Those who can't muster a
moral allegiance to US should be honest and move to the county
where their sentiments lie to improve life there, not dilute and
destroy ours as is being done in CA and elsewhere.
Jim Roberts
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