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January 21, 2009


Items:
1.* Comment: Pass It On
2.* Focus: Today Is The Deadline For PERM For Beginners
3.* Articles:
*** (a) Cash Flow: Ten Tips To Keep It Moving by Ed Poll
*** (b) Now Is The Time For Immigration Reform by Thomas W. Roach
*** (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Colin Farrel, Padmasree Warrior,
*** and Vivek Kundra by Greg Siskind
4.* News:
*** (a) Supreme Court Grants Cert In Immigration Case
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
*** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
*** (c) Credential Evaluation
*** (d) Immigration Law Certificate
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) Bush Commutes Prison Sentences of 2 Ex-Border Agents
*** (b) Death Prompts Probe Of Immigration Center
*** (c) Will Obama Bring Home the Neocons?
*** (d) Circuit Court's Loss Is Immigration Court's Gain
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) Share Your Professional News
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Merrill Clark, Esq.
*** (b) Samuel D. Blanco, Esq.
*** (c) All Lla
*** (d) Roger Algase, Esq.
*** (e) Sergi Sheplov
*** (f) Carolyn Beverly Kenney
*** (g) Edgar Martinez


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1.* COMMENT


Pass It On


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


Today Is The Deadline For PERM For Beginners


ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
series "PERM For Beginners" with discussion leader Sofia Zneimer
and speaker Ellen Freeman, with other speakers to be announced.
The curriculum is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on January 21: Understanding the PERM Process


++ Statutory background and agencies involved ++ Who is the
client and payment of fees ++ Purpose of the PERM* process -
willing, able, qualified, and available ++ Timing of the process
- counting the days and periods ++ Considerations - alien
ownership and control, ability to pay, layoffs, internal and
external consistency, job zones, SVP, combination of duties,
educational requirements, restrictive requirements, job
requirements for current status of alien, internal and external
consistency ++ SVP, Job Zones, and what is normal ++ Business
necessity issues ++ Job description and minimal requirements ++
Filing options for form ETA 9089 ++ Document Retention
requirements


SECOND Phone Session on February 18: Preparation of the PERM
Application


++ Employer registration and attorney sub-account ++ Prevailing
Wage ++ Recruitment Plan ++ Job Order ++ Mandatory Printed Ads -
elements, placement, considerations ++ Additional steps for
professional jobs - what is a professional job anyway? ++
Recruitment Report - elements and considerations ++ Qualified US
workers ++ Audit preparedness ++ Discussion of best practices to
manage the process ++ Schedule A and Special Handling


THIRD Phone Session on March 18: PERM Sticky Issues


++ Prevailing Wage issues - private wage survey, wrong
classification, wrong salary, and other wrongs ++ Notice issues
++ Roving employees and layoffs ++ Occupation, Job Zones, and
SVP, and OES changes ++ Business Necessity and Normal
Requirements - Magic Language ++ On the job training ++ Typos
and other errors in submitted and approved labor certifications
++ Attorney-Client relationship in PERM applications ++ Attorney
consideration of applicants - do's and don'ts ++ Reconsideration
and Appeal ++ Summary of best practices***


The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 20th.
For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200902.shtm. Fax version:
http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200902.pdf.
*_________________________________________________________________
3.* ARTICLES


(a) Cash Flow: Ten Tips To Keep It Moving


Ed Poll writes "Cash is the grease that makes the business wheel
turn, and the practice of law is definitely a business."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0121-poll.shtm
http://www.lawbiz.com/


(b) Now Is The Time For Immigration Reform


Thomas W. Roach writes "2009 is the year for comprehensive
immigration reform. The stage is set, the stars are aligned and
the time is now."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0121-roach.shtm
http://www.roachlaw.com/tom.html


(c) Immigrants Of The Week: Colin Farrel, Padmasree Warrior, and
Vivek Kundra


Greg Siskind honors immigrants of the week.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0121-siskind.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/gregsiskind/


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


(a) Supreme Court Grants Cert In Immigration Case


The Supreme Court granted cert in Nijhawan v. Mukasey. For the
Supreme Court docket, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0121-supreme.shtm
For the 3rd Circuit opinion (No. 06-3948), see here.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/cases/2009,0121-nijhawan.pdf
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0121-nijhawan.shtm
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6.* Headlines


(a) Bush Commutes Prison Sentences of 2 Ex-Border Agents


President George W. Bush, on the eve of leaving office, commuted
the sentences of two former agents of the U.S. Border Patrol who
were convicted of shooting an unarmed Mexican drug smuggler as he
attempted to flee.


(b) Death Prompts Probe Of Immigration Center


A federal prosecutor is investigating whether staff at a Central
Falls immigration detention facility will face criminal charges
for the death of an inmate.


(c) Will Obama Bring Home the Neocons?


But on immigration, where the neoconservatives have never
abandoned their traditional liberal sympathies for the newcomer,
there is another basis for affinity.


(d) Circuit Court's Loss Is Immigration Court's Gain


One of the county's longest-serving judges with almost 20 years
on the bench, O'Malley's last day was Friday. He is moving on to
become a judge with the federal immigration court in Kansas City.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0121.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
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(a) Share Your Professional News
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Examples include: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers &
Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate,
New Attorney, New Partner. This is a free service.
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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:
I am an immigration attorney and favor a fairly open immigration
policy, with some surprising twists.* First, I believe in
legalizing those illegally in the US, who are not criminals.* I
also believe two surprising concepts.** 1. I believe we need to
significantly tighten our borders. Two years ago an illegal
friend brought his newly-arrived illegal friend and new bride
from Mexico to our house during the winter for the bride to be
clothed from our teenagers' clothes. The bride literally only had
the clothes on her back and was successfully outfitted. Learning
they used a coyote to cross the border, I asked them (en
espanol): what percentage of people are getting through? They
responded that they were part of eight groups of 15-40 people
each and seven groups got through or 87.5%. With 87.5% getting
through albeit two years ago, anybody may enter the US. We need
to significantly tighten our borders.* 2.* If we tighten the
borders and we do not enforce visa enforcements, it will result
in the US not issuing as many visas, as the US knows that many
people will not return, which will hurt many businesses in the US
(and immigration attorneys). I met a taxi driver, who lived (I
believe) in the Bahamas for six years. The law in the wealthy
Bahamas per the taxi driver is if a person lives in the Bahamas
for seven years, the person automatically becomes a citizen.
After six years in the Bahamas, he was kicked out, preventing him
from becoming a citizen. If we enforced our visas, i.e. actively
pursuing those who violate their visas, we could then issue many
more temporary visas to satisfy the many businesses who rely upon
temporary immigrant labor. Your responses?
Merrill Clark, Esq.* New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
I am pleasantly surprised to see, perhaps for the first time,
positive comments about President Bush (01/20/09 ID comment). And
it took only until the last business day of his 8-year presidency
for this column to recognize the principled efforts of the
President on behalf of immigrants - particularly over the
opposition of his own party.** Much maligning has been done of
President Bush over the years. Then again, it's not hard to hit a
target that holds its ground. It will be interesting to see what
sort of criticism will be cast on the next president's policies,
especially when the principles upon which those policies are
grounded change with the public's temperament. Then again, is
appeasement a policy or a principle?
Samuel D. Blanco, Esq. FL


(c) Dear Editor:
Passing CIR is a dilemma for a legislature-politician (01/20/09
ID comment). Immigration is a national issue and yet lawmakers
have to look after the current temperament of their electorate
which is a local issue before casting their votes. A politician
from a small state or district could always make a noise and
derail its passage.* Put simply, local issues would always trump
immigration thus in this case, the will of the majority is not
necessarily observed, which is absurd in a democracy like USA
All Lla


(d) Dear Editor:
Mario Apuzzo's letters arguing that Barack Obama is not eligible
to be President even if born in the US, because of his Kenyan
father, claim that the term "natural born citizen" of the US, as
used in Article 2 of the Constitution dealing with eligibility to
become president, is more restrictive than US citizenship by
birth in the US under the 14th Amendment (01/16/09 ID). But the
dissenting Justices in the landmark 1898 Supreme Court case of US
v. Wong Kim Ark rejected this distinction, even though they also
supported a narrow view of the 14th Amendment for the opposite,
and overtly racist, reason that reading the Amendment broadly
would have allowed someone of Asian descent to become President
as a "natural born citizen" under Article 2. Jim Roberts' recent
letter argues that someone born in the US to a foreign citizen
parent is not "subject to the jurisdiction of the United States"
within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. But the majority
decision in Wong Kim Ark read the* 14th amendment as adopting the
English common law doctrine that, regardless of parents'
citizenship, anyone born in the US to parents who are not beyond
the reach of US law (such as though diplomatic immunity) is
"within the jurisdiction of the US" and therefore a US citizen by
birth. The majority opinion also relied on the racial argument
that it would be unfair to deprive a European (i.e. white) US
born child of US citizenship just because he or she might have a
foreign citizen parent. A century ago, race clearly influenced
legal thinking about US citizenship. How much has changed since?
Roger Algase, Esq.** New York, NY


(e) Dear Editor:
Regarding Mr. Roberts letter's belief (01/20/09 ID) the
Government has the right to decide who gets to live happily ever
after, "the state has to draw the line somewhere regarding entry
numbers". It strikes me that it doesn't occur to this writer that
there are many places to "draw the line" but his letter's callous
belief it should be through a married couples life belies his
comment he respects the institution of marriage.* Its almost as
if some of the folks who are so restrictionist in thier thinking
have elevated "the rule of law" to become a new religion that
they worship more than the rights we were given by our creator.
Restrictionists never discuss the rights of the American Citizen
in the mixed status family, its almost as if he believes you lose
your rights as a US Citizen if you choose to marry a foreign
national.* Roberts letter completely skirts the real issue which
is the constitutional right of a US Citizen to family unity in
thier own country. No discussion of the other troubling issue,
the reach and scope of government interference into our daily
lives. How much is too much? If interference into mixed status
families lives is "good policy" why not all citizens marriages?
The restrictionist mindset contrives progressively more punitive
and draconian Immigration Laws, unfortunately they don't work,
and often are punative to taxpayers as well. Mr Roberts comments
are devoid* of a connection to the reality of life as we live it.
People who go to school, work and live in the same community are
exposed to each other and meet and fall in love. This part of the
human equation cannot be changed because of geographical
location.
Sergi Sheplov


(f) Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 01/20/09 comment, how hypocritical can one be?
and what an imagination you have, your parents must be oh so
proud of you, especially if any of your relatives served in our
armed forces. How about placing the blame where it belongs? right
on the backs of those so called loving parents! They knew they
were here illegally, but did it stop them from dropping those
anchor babies. You can call me racist, but know this I am 100%
American Indian. I have never screamed racism, even when being
treated as "lesser" by people like you. I am a legal citizen of
both the US and Canada. As a Mohawk Indian I did not have to
immigrate ... but I did because it was the right thing to do. I
would never have dreamed of jumping a border and expect another
Country to take care of me. Can you say that for your beloved
invaders of the US? I have had at lesat one member of my family
defend the constitution of the US since WW II, even though my
family originates in Canada. My father and his brothers earned
citizenship here in the US by defending this country. They didn't
jump a border. We are in the middle of a depression. Why should
we reward these invaders by giving them shamnesty? They have
stolen jobs by under bidding legal American citizens, they raid
our Social Services, their children receive free educations, they
are the cause of thousands of ER's being shut down by never
paying a dime to the expenses they incur. You live in some kind
of dream world. Actually, leave your dream world and walk a mile
in shoes of one the "regular Joes "out here.
Carolyn Beverly Kenney


(g) Dear Editor:
ID had to go for the fake sob story. Hasn't ID learned that they
don't work. Americans see beyond that. Besides, no one is being
separated from their family. Any child can leave the country with
their parents. Stop lying and favoring illegal aliens who are
destroying this nation daily.
Edgar Martinez
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  1. Aztlan's Avatar
    Nuevo Plan de Aztlan



    WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor our Native American heritage with all our hearts and minds;

    WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor the sacred call of our Native American ancestors for peace and justice throughout our Americas; and

    WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America recognize La Raza has been struggling with a new wave of racial harassment, discrimination and persecution in our Americas since September 11, 2001.

    NOW THEREFORE, We the Chicanos y Chicanos of the United States of America resolve as follows:

    SECTION 1. TITLE

    This resolution may be cited as Nuevo Plan de Aztlan.

    SECTION 2. TERMINOLOGY

    Nuevo Plan de Aztlan is based on the following terms:

    a) Americanas y Americanos

    Americanas y Americanos are ALL AMERICANS regardless of our races, colors, languages, cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, religions or creeds.

    b) Aztlan

    The concept of Aztlan is derived from the Nahua history of the Mexicas before their southern migration from Norte America into Centro Mexico during the 11th Century. Aztlan today is Indigenas of Mexican-American and(or) Mexican descent who consider ourselves Chicanas y Chicanos regardless of where we were born, live or die.

    c) Carnalismo

    Carnalismo is the love and compassion Chicanas y Chicanos have for each other as carnalas y carnales (sisters and brothers). Carnalismo is what unites and strengthens Chicanas y Chicanos as we work together for peace and justice.

    d) Chicanas y Chicanos

    Chicanas y Chicanos are Indigenas of Mexican-American and(or) Mexican descent who consider ourselves Chicanas y Chicanos based on our Native American heritage.

    e) El Movimiento

    El Movimiento is the Chicana y Chicano Movement for peace and justice. El Movimiento is comprised of numerous academic, athletic, artistic, business, commercial, cultural, educational, political, recreational, social, spiritual, wholistic and other Chicana y Chicano organizations and individuals working for peace and justice throughout Aztlan, our Americas and the world.

    f) Heritage

    Our Native American heritage includes our ancestral lands and freedoms; and all the histories, cultures, traditions and mores of our Native American ancestors.

    g) Indigenas

    Often called Native Americans or American Indians, Indigenas are all the indigenous peoples of our Americas including those of mixed-race heritage like La Raza.

    h) La Causa

    La Causa is for peace and justice, the eternal cause of Chicanas y Chicanos who recognize there can be no true peace without true justice, i.e., the abolition of poverty, racism, sexism and all other injusticias in our Americas.

    i) La Raza

    Chicanas y Chicanos can be Black, White, Brown, Red, Yellow and(or) any other "skin color" like the rest of La Raza and the human race. The concept of La Raza was derived from a 1925 essay published by Jose Vasconcelos, a Mexican educator who called the millions of mixed-race Indigenas with Latin-American and(or) Latin-European ancestors La Raza Cosmica.

    La Raza is comprised of every race, color, nationality, ethnicity, culture, language, religion and creed in the world. This rich diversity is the unifying power, force and strength of Chicanas y Chicanos, and of all La Raza as we grow to know, understand and honor our great heritage.

    j) Latinas y Latinos

    Latinas y Latinos of our Americas are Indigenas with a Latin-American and(or) Latin-European heritage. Millions of Latinas y Latinos also have African, Asian and other Non-Latino ancestors.

    k) Racism

    ?Racial categories are crude labels based on parentage, genetics and(or) physical traits, not religious or scientific proof of one's superior or inferior nature like racists believe.

    ?Racism is the belief one or more "races" are inherently "superior" to one or more other races. [Example: Many Americans believe "White people" are inherently superior to "Non-White people" and that "Black people" are inherently inferior to all other people.]

    ?Racism includes the belief "mixed-race" people like La Raza are inferior to those with birth parents of the same race. "Race-mixing" is still condemned by racists today. ? Indigenas were considered savages (less-than-human) when Europeans first invaded and occupied our Americas. "Christianized" and(or) otherwise assimilated Indigenas are still considered inferior by today's racists.

    ?Racists are not just poor or poorly educated citizens, there are wealthy and highly educated racists throughout government and society who strive to protect and preserve their privileged status via institutional, industrial and commercial racism. Racists are not just White, either; there are Brown, Black, Red, Asian and other racists, too.

    ?The racist imposition of the colonial English language on Indigenas continues to cause horrendous problems for Chicanas y Chicanos in education, employment and virtually all other aspects of life in the U.S. Laws, rules and regulations are selectively enforced by local, state and federal institutions against La Raza, as English is used as a weapon to deprive Chicanas y Chicanos of liberty, equality and justice throughout our lives.

    ?Private industry ("free enterprise") also causes havoc for Chicanas y Chicanos by perpetuating racist stereotypes and beliefs about La Raza for profit and gain. [Example: Mass media and the "entertainment" industries commercialize racist stereotypes and beliefs about Latinas y Latinos throughout the world, while pretending to be "spreading freedom and democracy" alongside the Pentagon.]

    l) Terrorist(s)

    A terrorist or terrorists are human beings who use unwarranted violence and(or) the threat of violence to kill, rob, rape, torture, imprison or otherwise impose their will over other human beings.



    SECTION 3. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    Nuevo Plan de Aztlan addresses the alarming attacks orchestrated against Indigenas throughout Norte America since September 11, 2001 (9/11). U.S. officials are using La Raza as a scapegoat or smokescreen to distract or divert attention away from their heinous war crimes in the Middle East.

    According to their domestic propaganda, the "real problem" and therefore actual enemy or threat to national security is Mexicans and other Indigenas "invading" Norte America, not the Pentagon killing, torturing, maiming, imprisoning and destroying other indigenous peoples' lives in faraway lands.


    Thousands of racist media, vigilante, "homeland security" and other hostile actions have been executed against Indigenas since 9/11, as tens of thousands of these indigent men, women and children have been rounded up and herded out of Norte America like cattle.

    SECTION 4. HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

    Indigenas have suffered centuries of injusticias including genocide, rape, torture, mayhem, kidnapping, slavery, peonage, poverty, homelessness and groundless imprisonment at the hands of the original European invaders and occupiers of our Americas.

    The offspring of these European terrorists expect Chicanas y Chicanos to ignore or forget this true account of their ancestors' horrendous atrocities, as if these abominations against our Native American ancestors never occurred or mattered.

    As English imperialism via the U.S. government seeks to conquer the entire world, La Raza is increasingly faced with discriminatory law enforcement, housing, education, employment, healthcare, mass media, entertainment and other racist industrial, commercial and institutional policies and practices, especially since 9/11.

    The offspring of the European terrorists who originally stole our ancestral lands are guilty of receiving this stolen property. Receiving stolen property is no less a crime than stealing it. These aliens remain in denial as they continue to exploit, oppress and otherwise deprive us of our ancestral lands and freedoms from generation-to-generation much like their terrorist ancestors did against our ancestors for the past few centuries.

    U.S. racists are now working to outlaw MEChA and other Movimiento organizations being blamed for "too many Mexicans" and other Indigenas in Norte America today. Local, state and federal government agencies have also made it extremely difficult for the Partido de La Raza Unida to rise politically against this institutionalized harassment, discrimination and persecution in any significant way.

    These same racists oppose Chicana y Chicano Studies, affirmative action, financial aid, bilingual and multicultural education, ethnic studies, fair housing, equal employment opportunities and all other ways and means of attempting to create level playing fields for La Raza, as if the U.S. only belongs to Anglo-Americans and everyone else is a second-class citizen at best.

    SECTION 5. MEXICO, CENTRO Y SUR AMERICA

    The 21st Century campaign against Mexicans in the U.S.is also aimed at Chicanas y Chicanos since we are all familia. Chicanas y Chicanos have a natural, inherent or innate relationship with Mexicanas y Mexicanos because of our common Native American heritage that is everlasting.Other Indigenas throughout our Americas are suffering from these racist attacks too.

    We are all being treated as a threat or potential threat to national security by the racist U.S. government at the local, state, federal and international level.

    SECTION 6. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    a) We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America must reach beyond nationalism to establish and(or) coalesce with parallel movements of other Indigenas united around our multilingual, multiracial and multicultural heritage throughout our Americas and on outlying islands.

    b) El Movimiento's mass communication, organization and mobilization initiatives call for Chicanas y Chicanos to join forces with all La Raza against our common exploiters and oppressors because we cannot be free unless and until all La Raza is free.

    c) Economic justice cannot be achieved without social and political justice. La Raza must join together as an international union of Indigenas to work for this justicia as opposed to permitting the racists to continue to exploit and oppress La Raza via commercial, industrial and institutional racism from generation-to-generation.

    d) This indigenous union must ensure liberty, equality and justice for all Americanas y Americanos so We can all live, work and travel freely in peace and justice throughout our Americas for so long as the rivers flow.

    e) The first priority of our new union is to abolish poverty, racism and sexism throughout our Americas.

    f) This union must ensure all workers in our Americas receive good jobs and compensation so that all Americanas y Americanos can have nice homes in safe and secure neighborhoods and communities. People unable to work will also have nice homes in these safe and secure neighborhoods and communities because no one will live in poverty or homelessness in our Americas except by her or his own choosing.

    g) We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America must ensure our children learn about our indigenous ancestors, at home and in all the schools, colleges and universities of our Americas so they and future generations will know, understand and honor our Native American heritage.

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America will live our daily lives in accordance with Nuevo Plan de Aztlan to the best of our abilities.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America will encourage Chicana y Chicano organizations everywhere to review, adopt and incorporate Nuevo Plan de Aztlan into their own missions, goals and objectives so all Indigenas can stand united against the new wave of racial harassment, discrimination and persecution La Raza faces in the 21st Century.

    Copyright 2008 Internet Mecha. Nuevo Plan de Aztlan may be reproduced, republished and disseminated freely.

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