Yesterday's Immigration Daily issue included three unrelated errors:
We thank our eagle-eyed readers for pointing out our production errors and we apologize for the mistakes.
- Charles Wheeler's Article omitted the USCIS minutes. We feature the Article in full in today's issue.
- The CnG event included the incorrect link - the correct link was updated (in yesterday's issue).
- The "Options For Health Care Professionals" featured the incorrect registration links, the corrected links now appear.
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Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Experts
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- Complex educational and work equivalency evaluations, degree mismatch issues
- Problematic Occupations: Marketing Analyst, IT consultants, specialty nurses, etc.
- Representing the H-1B employer in financial difficulty
- The impact of corporate reorganizations on H-1B status
- How to deal with gaps in employment, including lay-offs, downsizing, leaves of absence, resignations?
- Overview of options from H-1Bs to green cards; What to do when EB-3 visas are unavailable?
- Extending H-1B status beyond the normal six-year limit including new rules and new policy interpretations
- Maintaining H-1B status vs. AOS portability with an EAD
- Complex travel problems on H-1B and AOS
Update From Ciudad Juarez
Charles Wheeler writes "The following is a summary of the minutes provided by the State Department and USCIS, respectively." Editor's note: please see our Comment above.
Crisis Communication: How To Manage Them Effectively
Paramjit L. Mahli writes "What will your firm do in the face of an unexpected emergency?"
The Constitution: A Treasure Worth The Wait In Line
Aron Weinstein writes "For some this is a long-awaited pilgrimage, for others just another stop on the endless "sights-to-see" list in Washington."
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DHS Releases Latest Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant Population
The Department of Homeland Security released a report providing estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants residing in the US as of January 2008 by period of entry, region and country of origin, state of residence, age and gender.
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President Must Start Reforming Immigration
However, now that the new administration is in place, we are getting mixed signals as to how the government will proceed with immigration.
4 Cargill Workers In Kansas Charged With ID Theft
Four meatpacking workers at the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Dodge City are facing aggravated identity theft charges.
Delay On Immigration Law Dies In [Utah] Committee
A [Utah] bill proposing a one-year delay in last year's controversial immigration reform legislation, SB81, failed to gain committee approval Monday in spite of supporting testimony from a wide-ranging group of community leaders
[Utah] House Kills Restriction On In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students
After impassioned testimony that harked back to the civil-rights struggles of the 1960s, Utah representatives Wednesday defeated a bill that would have required undocumented students to sign an affidavit swearing they had not worked in the state.
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JIm Roberts' (03/03/09 ID) calls Barack Obama "our first illegal alien 'president'". That must have been a typographical error. I am sure that Mr. Roberts' letter must have intended to say that Barack Obama is our first "African-American" president. That is, unless the letter's point is that "African American" and "illegal alien" mean the same thing. Come to think of it, there can be little doubt that this is exactly what Mr. Roberts' letter is trying to say.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
The CnG section of ID's 3/03/09 ID issue highlights 'How Many and Which Migrants Leave? Estimating the Unknown and
Why it Matters'. But the link you have goes to another event, which might also be of interest to readers, "Temporary Workers and Innovation, or H-1Bs and the Supply Side of Ethnic Invention." Keep up the good work.
Susanna Bogue, Esq.
San Francisco, CA
Editor's note: please see our Comment above.
You have the wrong Registration links for "Options For Health Care Professionals". (03/03/09 ID)
Gregory P. Adams, Esq.
Editor's note: please see our Comment above.
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