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


February 4, 2009


Items:
1.  Comment: Top Links January 2009
2.  Focus: Deadline Is Wednesday, Feb 4th For Lawful Permanent
Residence - Rules and Responsibilities
3.  Articles:
    (a)Estimating the Contribution of Immigrant Business Owners
    to the U.S. Economy by Robert W. Fairlie
    (b) 19 Tough Questions To Ask A Marketing Consultant Before
    You Write A Check by Trey Ryder
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ben Graham, Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda,
    and Amer Delic by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) CRS On US Immigration Policy On Temporary Admissions
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Translation Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Conservative Group Tries to Make Obama's Aunt an
    Immigration Issue
    (b) Pecos Immigration Prison Riot Ends
    (c) The Message, Not GOP Immigration Position, To Blame, RNC
    Chair Says
    (d) Janco, Jaques Plead Guilty To Illegal Immigration Charges
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (d) M. Maha
    (e) Frank Rauscher
    (f) Margaret Adelsberger
    (g) Kurat
    (h) J.E. Smith
    (i) Jim Roberts
    (j) Ruthie


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1.  COMMENT


Top Links January 2009


We feature the most accessed links by our readers in January 2009
below:


Top five January Immigration Daily Articles


++ Seeing Green In US Immigration Policy by Cyrus D.Mehta
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0105-mehta.shtm
++ The EB-5: A Creative Solution To Green Card Quota
Backlogs? by Brandon Meyer
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0127-meyer.shtm
++ Now Is The Time For Immigration Reform by Thomas W. Roach
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0121-roach.shtm
++ Fixing Border Security And Immigration: A Memo To President-
Elect
Obama by Jena Baker McNeill and James Jay Carafano
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0120-mcneill.shtm
++ USCIS Issues Burdensome RFEs Targeting Computer Consulting
Companies by Cora-Ann V. Pestaina
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0113-pestaina.shtm


Top five January Immigration Daily Items


++ USCIS Announces 100,000 Employers Use E-Verify
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0112-Everify.pdf
++ DOL Releases H2A Stakeholder Briefing Sessions PowerPoint
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0123-ETA.pdf
++ First Immigration Reform Proposal Is Introduced In Congress
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0112-S9.pdf
++ DHHS Updates Poverty Guidelines
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0127-poverty.shtm
++ CIS Ombudsman On AC21 Immediate Denial Notice
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0115-AC21.shtm


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


Deadline Is Wednesday, Feb 4th For Lawful Permanent Residence -
Rules and Responsibilities


Wednesday, Feb 4th is the deadline for Lawful Permanent Residence
- Rules and Responsibilities. The curriculum is as follows:


++Responsibilities and possible penalties ++Reentry permits
++Abandonment of LPR status ++Tax issues ++Responsibilities of
I-864 sponsors ++Special cases - Asylee/Refugee LPRs ++Looking
forward to naturalization  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday,
Feb 4th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed
curriculum, and registration information, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2008.shtm. Fax version:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2008.pdf.
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Estimating the Contribution of Immigrant Business Ownersto
the U.S. Economy


Robert W. Fairlie writes "Although business owners from Mexico
constitute the largest share of immigrant business owners, total
immigrant business ownership,
formation, and income originate with immigrant business owners
from around the world."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0204-fairlie.pdf
http://www.sba.gov/advo


(b) 19 Tough Questions To Ask A Marketing Consultant Before You
Write A Check


Trey Ryder writes "Make sure the consultant you hire has the
skill and experience to provide all - or at least most - of the
services you need."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0204-ryder.shtm
http://www.treyryder.com


(c) Immigrants Of The Week: Ben Graham, Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, and
Amer Delic


Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0204-siskind.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind


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


(a) CRS On US Immigration Policy On Temporary Admissions


The Congressional Research Service released an updated version of
its report on temporary admission of various categories of
foreign nationals.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0204-crs.pdf
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) 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.


(b) 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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_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Conservative Group Tries to Make Obama's Aunt an Immigration
Issue


"Obama must either deport his aunt or destroy his own credibility
by showing her favoritism."


(b) Pecos Immigration Prison Riot Ends


The weekend uprising was the second time inmates have staged
violent protests at the prison in a period of less than two
months. Managed by the Florida-based Geo Group, the Pecos
facility is among many immigrant detention centers in the United
States currently run by private companies.


(c) The Message, Not GOP Immigration Position, To Blame, RNC
Chair Says


New Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is
already causing a stir with his comments on the party and
immigration.


(d) Janco, Jaques Plead Guilty To Illegal Immigration Charges


Janco Composites and its president have pleaded guilty to federal
charges stemming from an immigration raid at the company's
Mishawaka plant in March 2007.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0204.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 - New York, NY
"National Concern, Local Action, Immigrant Integration in New
York,- a half-day conference presented by The Colin Powell Center
for Public Policy at The City College of New York with generous
support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  General
Powell will deliver the keynote address at the conference's
concluding luncheon. 8:30-1:30 pm Thursday, February 5, The Great
Hall of Shepard  Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent
Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10031. RSVP: Ellis Simon, Director of
Public Relations, The City College of New York, 212-650-6450.
esimon@ccny.cuny.edu.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
In his letter of February 3, Jim Roberts makes a good point
poorly, and it is off of the immigration topic besides.     I
agree with Jim Robert's argument about the Second Amendment, not
about our President's citizenship or legal competence to serve.
My whingeing at Mr. Algase (or just his joy at vanquishing his
political nemeses) may have contributed to his drawing back from
using terms like "un-American" and other vituperative argument
enders, or it may not, but I used to regularly whinge at his
letters about avoiding such language. Same goes for Mr. Roberts's
letters. Your letter's argument is undermined by your resort to
the term. Similarly, when one resorts to adjectives like
"blatant", one generally weakens ones statement. I agree that in
a self-governing nation, law is what the drafters of any valid
law said and what it meant at the time they said it, an approach
quite at odds with Mr. Algase's letter's kritarchy. (After all,
why else vote - to choose who chooses our real masters, the
judges?) One can say it better, even disagreeably, without
resorting to "argument enders" like that creepy little term
reincarnated by the Kerrys and Mr. Soros, "un-American". Those
may fire up some who agree with you, but turn off more waverers
than they convince.
Honza Prchal, Esq.   Birmingham, AL


(b) Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (02/03/09 ID) criticizes anyone who shows
"disrespect" for the Constitution. Judging from his letter, that
seems to mean anyone who has a different interpretation from the
ones in his letters. The Constitution is what the courts,
especially, the Supreme Court, say that it means. In my opinion,
for example, nothing could be more reprehensible than to distort
what may have admittedly been considered an essential component
of freedom centuries ago into an excuse for the gun lobby to make
unseemly profits by disseminating weapons that destroy thousands
of innocent human lives today. But Justice Scalia's recent 2nd
Amendment opinion, which I believe does exactly that, is the law
of the land, unless and until overturned some day in the future
by a more enlightened Court. With regard to the Supreme Court's
interpretation of the 14th amendment in a way which makes
virtually every baby born in this country a US citizen, perhaps
if the Court majority had had access to Mr. Roberts' letters 110
years ago, it would have been persuaded to decide differently.
But that did not happen, and anyone who claims to respect the
Constitution has to acknowledge that the liberal interpretation
of the 14th Amendment citizenship clause that Mr. Roberts'
letters find so obnoxious is just as much the law of the land as
the opinion by Justice Scalia in favor of the gun lobby that my
letters object to.
Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY


(c) Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (02/03/09 ID) ends with, "True Americans will
not tolerate a disrespect or abuse of our Constitution as do
special interests, power-mongers and Globalists." I'm afraid this
statement, along with Mr. Roberts' recent string of letters
regarding the 14th Amendment and US citizenship, effectively
eliminates his opinions from serious consideration in any further
intellectual discussion on the subject of immigration, law or the
US Constitution, three things about which he seems very
opinionated, but seems to know little about. In arguing these
subjects, perhaps it is better to just know when to fold, rather
than embarrassing oneself with nonsensical opinion that has no
basis in fact or law. Thanks to Roger Algase for convincingly
driving the final point home and concluding the "debate" over
citizenship issues viz-a-vis the 14th Amendment to the US
Constitution.
David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA


(d) Dear Editor:
I have not receipt the Immigration daily since January 14th check
it out what could be the problem.
M. Maha


Editor's note: We checked our records and were unable to locate
your email address in the Immigration Daily listserv. However, we
have added your email address and you should begin receiving
Immigration Daily. If you continue to have issues with delivery,
please contact us at webmaster@ilw.com.


(e) Dear Editor:
Born in the US in 1950, I have long been a citizen. My wife is
Chinese. I worked hard and spent decent sums of money to get her
here in America. There are just as many struggling poor in China
as there are in Mexico, Central and South America. To favor one
group of poor over the others is simply bigotry. Our immigration
system needs improvement. I agree with this. However, those
individuals that felt they couldn't wait for the legal
immigration policy and system to grant them a Visa are
trespassers, not immigrants. Their stay here has made it more
difficult for the poor from countries like China to immigrate,
yet your editorials do not reflect this at all. I have been
reading your editorials for a long time, waiting to see if you
have any compassion for the asain poor. I don't see it at all.
Frank Rauscher      Las Vegas, NV


(f) Dear Editor:
Since when did illegal aliens become law abiding residents?  They
have broken our laws, pushed to the head of the line and expect
our acceptance and indulgence. ID and they are looking for
benefits? Please. (see 02/03/09 ID comment).
Margaret Adelsberger


(g) Dear Editor:
I have to say I have never read anything as blatantly pro-
illegals, the millions that keep swarming the borders of our
country as ID's recent comment (02/03/09 ID comment). They have
broken a law by not having permission to come to this country,
and now we have to give them rewards for breaking our immigration
laws? Years ago, Americans may have been racist as to the color
of one's skin, but we seem to have moved well beyond that point.
Most Americans do not care what the color of skin is these days,
but they worry about what illegals are doing to their chances for
a job to feed the family. While Americans are worried about the
future, do you really expect this population to give cookies to
illegals for slithering into this country? And may I point out
that there has been no real definition of the 14th Amendment
whether these so-called "anchor babies" are actually citizens
when the parents are illegal. Getting shoved across the border as
you are about to give birth should not count as the conception of
the child was on foreign soil. Citing racism on behalf of
criminals (whether committing misdemeanors or felonies) is an
extremely racist thing to do.
Kurat


(h) Dear Editor:
Most persons who express negative feelings and/or attitudes
toward persons who are present in the United States without
having being duly, properly, legally inspected then admitted by
competent authority, or persons who having been duly, properly,
legally inspected then admitted, but who then violate the terms
of that admission by "forgetting" to leave at the end of their
allotted time of admission, or simply refuse to leave at that
time are legally, properly referred to as illegal aliens
(02/03/09 ID comment). Those folks described above are in no way
the same as true prospective immigrants who are currently
awaiting their turn to enter with properly issued immigrant
visas, folks who are equally anxious to participate in the
"American Dream" as those who decided to take the law into their
own hands by ignoring our laws, then demanding to be "brought out
of the shadows". To better describe those of us who detest the
first group of folks (the illegal aliens) that you appear to
continue to want to support in their efforts to demand amnesty
for their willful, knowing violation of our normal immigration
practices, please do not refer to us as "Anti-immigrationists".
Such referral is not only disingenuous, it is downright silly and
a boldfaced lie about my feelings, and the feelings of many
others who detest the lawbreakers and line-jumpers who ID appears
to support, towards immigration and immigrants. ID has a valuable
role to play in this immigration debate, but you debase your
purpose by being so eager to defend the indefensible, that is,
illegal immigration.
J.E. Smith  Brunswick, GA


(i) Dear Editor:
Yesterday's ID editorial Comment, "No Enforcement Without
Benefits", did not have much of an argument to begin with and
then completely lost it with phony, tired charges of "racism"
(02/03/09 ID comment). Because entry policies deal with different
races does not equal racism, nor does the limitation of numbers.
And since when does Enforcement of our immigration policies
require a trade-off or increase in entry numbers? Does the
enforcement or placing of speed limits upon the highway imply a
bigotry against autos or those who drive and require more drivers
or does this display society's concern for order, safety and
preservation? ID's "patiently waiting in line" plea implies that
at some point, anyone is entitled to migrate. There is no God-
given or Human Right to immigrate to US. That we have had such in
the past when we were a growing country is passe now that we are
an overcrowded one with recession and dwindling jobs for
citizens. ID's, "But we are Nation of immigrants" rings hollow,
when our Nation is like the Titanic taking on more water than it
needs while slowly slipping into the sea.  "But you have always
been a Cruise Line" would be irrelevant. The water that had
supported the ship, destroyed it when not controlled. The
"benefit" to enforcement is suppose to accrue to citizens, not
foreigners. Entry enforcement is not "racism in another guise",
but what is thinly hidden is the familiar greed of business for
cheap labor on the global plantation and special interest groups
who benefit from excessive entry while ignoring the rights, well-
being and concerns of citizens. 
Jim Roberts


(j) Dear Editor:
So now ID considers me a racists because I want to stop illegal
immigration and support E-Verify? E-Verify is 99.6 % effective -
maybe the approach would have been better suited if you stood up
for E-Verify and those who did not clear legally in the US has
the chance to correct the errors (02/03/09 ID comment).
Ruthie
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