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Immigration Daily September 26, 2008
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Wikis And Law

Law.com reports "While fans of the technology have said it can reduce e-mail traffic, minimize confusion and allow more people to work on collaborative efforts, there are fears that they can be vandalized or misused without necessary education." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Friday, Sept 26th For Employer Enforcement: What You Need To Know Now

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar on a timely topic for immigration practitioners "Employer Enforcement: What You Need To Know Now". The speakers for this panel led by Discussion Leader Cynthia Lange include: Katherine Baldwin (USDOJ), Robert Divine, Gary Endelman, Bonnie Gibson, Marielena Hincapie, Parisa Karaahmet, Katherine Lotspeich (USCIS), Aaron Marcu (invited), Mac McMillan (USCIS), and Michael Patrick. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on September 30: Practical Aspects of E-Verify, State Enforcement of Immigration Laws and Preemption

  • Which states have passed Employer Sanctions legislation and what do the laws require?
  • Have there been any state enforcement actions?
  • What have the Federal Courts said about preemption and recent State Legislation?
  • How does E-Verify work and how does an employer decide to participate?
  • What are some of the recent E-Verify improvements regarding Tentative Non-confirmation and Final Non-confirmation?
  • Describe the purpose and goals of the E-Verify enforcement unit
SECOND Phone Session on October 9: Developing Company Policy in Light of SSA No Match Letter Controversy, OSC and ICE investigations and workers rights
  • How has the No-match litigation and the government's response affected employer's "constructive knowledge"?
  • What effect has the 9th Circuit Aramark case had on employers attempt to create a prudent company policy?
  • How should employers/workers respond to a mistaken no match triggered by E-Verify or Social Security?
  • What are the recent investigations and charges is OSC involved in?
  • Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?
THIRD Phone Session on November 6: ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What Every Employer Needs to Know
  • Review of recent ICE enforcement actions
  • What can employers do to prepare?
  • What rights do employers and employees have?
  • Cooperating with government - how far to go?
  • How to handle workers you think are unauthorized
The deadline to sign up is Friday, Sep 26th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2008.pdf


Article

Legal Process Outsourcing Efficient And Ethical?
Maya Karwande writes " The concept of outsourcing aspects of legal process, ranging from simple tasks like legal coding to more complex projects such as legal research, is provocative."

Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of September 18, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

FY 2009 Continuing Resolution With Immigration Provisions
We present the full text of H.R. 2638 as passed late in the evening of Sept 24, 2008. We understand that the Senate will be voting on this bill without any amendment very shortly and that this will be the appropriations for the period Oct 1, 2008 - March 6, 2009. The bill contains numerous immigration-related provisions. For the full text of H.R. 2638 (357 pps.), see here. For the House Rules Committee joint explanatory statement on this bill (752 pps.), see here. For the House report for this bill (146 pps.), see here.

USCIS Reminds Customers Of Program Flexibilities
Given recent severe weather in the Caribbean, USCIS reminded customers of its available services.

DOS Announces One Year Work And Travel Pilot Program With Ireland
The Department of State announced that the US and Ireland soon will begin to implement a twelve-month intern work and travel pilot program for post-secondary students or young people within twelve months of graduation.

EOIR Announces Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced the latest disciplinary actions: six Attorneys were immediately suspended; six received final orders; one was reinstated.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division. This is a full-time position. Provide legal advice on domestic asylum law and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, and CAT. Strong legal research and writing skills, and ability to complete assignments with short deadlines essential. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0010 at USAJobs.com. Submit a resume (or Optional Application for Federal Employment, OF-612) + cover letter discussing related work experience to: Ron Whitney, Refugee and Asylum Law Division Chief at Ronald.Whitney@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, October 3, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. law firm seeks associate with 3+ years of experience in employment and family-based immigration law. Excellent salary/benefits. This is a blind ad posting. Qualified candidates, send resume to: metrodclaw@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, D.C. - Boutique immigration firm seeks senior business immigration paralegal. Small, friendly environment with no billable hours requirements. Bachelor's degree required and 5 + years of business immigration experience preferred. Must be proficient in preparation of PERM cases, H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 petitions, adjustment applications and consular processing. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but must have excellent English writing skills. Must be comfortable with extensive client contact and have the ability to multitask effectively. Compensation commensurate with experience and skill level. Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: pschwartz@paulhaarlaw.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan - Prominent immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 3-5 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with state-of-the-art case management system. Applicant must have excellent writing, communication and organization skills. Potential for assignment in firm's Bergen County, NJ office. Please send resume to: resumes@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York - Troutman Sanders LLP, an international law firm, seeks immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate possesses: four-year degree plus a paralegal certificate (ABA-approved preferred); 2+ years of business immigration experience; ability to read, write, and speak Korean preferred; knowledge of preparing H, L, O, E non-immigrant visas, I-140 petitions and adjustment of status applications; experience with multi-national corporations, start-up companies and PERM applications; must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative, strong client relations skills and be a quick learner by relating individual tasks to the "big picture" issue in complex business transactions. If interested, please visit http://www.troutmansanders.com/careers/paralegals/ to apply online.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Established mid-sized NYC law firm seeks business immigration paralegal. Will provide general support to the firm's immigration practice group, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 immigrant petitions, consular applications, adjustment applications, PERM cases, and special projects. Bachelor's degree required. 2+ years business immigration experience preferred. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent writing, verbal and case management skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume + cover letter to: candidate@wkgj.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry – $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.

EB-5 Investor Program
There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300 acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The Project is expected to create 300+ new full-time jobs through the development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30 estate view lots. The developers and general partners have extensive experience in high profile developments. The Project qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card". The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring investments at the reduced $500,000 level. Visit http://www.usagdc.com/landing.html for more information or contact a USA Global Development representative by e-mailing info@usagdc.com or calling (949) 296-3078 or complete "Contact Us" section of our website. Not an offer to purchase or sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed subscription agreement for consideration.


Headlines

McCain Promises Immigration Reform
McCain, promised his largely Irish American audience — several of whom told the Irish Voice they don’t agree with McCain’s policy on immigration — that he will address the issue if elected.

Guest-Worker Program A Bad Idea For Arizona
We already have too many uninvited guests, and a guest-worker program as a solution is like adding gasoline to a fire.

Economy Is Top Issue In State Races
The economy now ranks alongside immigration as the top concern of voters

Bienvenidos a Election 2008: The Truth on McCain's Immigration Ad
Now, the McCain campaign has launched Spanish language attack ads making the outrageous claim that Senator Obama and the Democrats blocked comprehensive immigration reform in 2007.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Appointment - Washington, DC
Kevin J. Cummings has been appointed Chief, EB-5 Investor Program, USCIS Service Center Operations, Department of Homeland Security. The position was formerly held by Morrie Berez.


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Messrs. Yang and Murray's letters (09/25/08 ID) are correct in absolving immigrants of much blame for the financial system's present troubles, but to call America "bankrupt" because of Iraq and Afghanistan is channeling from la-la land. Our budget deficits are tiny compared to the infamously military-averse (and immigrant averse) EU, which spends even more than we do on the entitlements Mr. Yang's letters also regularly ridicules. Perhaps the inflationary policies we have pursued since 1999, when Greenspan started the money train to cauterize the supposedly imminent Y2K crisis have more to do with our troubles, and the much feared Chinese interactions with our economy have been sopping up much of our increased money supply. They could continue to do so if we imported a few million more skilled Chinese and other potential home-buyers, business starters and other such eager innovators from around the world. Perhaps we could even cut them off from entitlements to the extent they did not pay for them since we will not cut ourselves off from our robbing Peter to pay Paul intergenerational transfer payments, though that would lessen political support for programs whose appeal is that everyone will get a ride on the gravy train that depends on continued large-scale population growth of those in paying cohorts. Since our population growth is significantly lower than what the architects of our entitlements planned for, they can only be sustained if immigration is massively increased or if American women start having large families again.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
The letters of 9/25/08 - ID add two more members to the ranks of the illegal alien invasion apologists. The letter of D. Murray adds hyperbole as well saying that my letter blamed illegals for everything when I went to great lengths to make the distinction that there were other factors for our problems. I just don't ignore their major contributions to our economic and social woes as the self-serving profiteers do. While most illegals are Latino, many are not and to assume that one means the same as the other is not only wrong, but racist. Lawsuits have been filed due to failure to observe these distinctions. My letters have never stated that illegals were the cause of outsourcing but only mentioned the problem. America is more than a "market economy", world job agency or a marketplace. It is our national home and contrary to the false belief stated in R. Yang and others's letters, we have every right to restrict entry as other nations including Mexico do. The fact that so many involved with entry and immigration are against border enforcement is a leading argument for it and restricting entry. While the letter is correct on the government spending and corruption, part of the latter is failing to fully enforce our borders and entry. CIR amnesty is not the solution any more than raising the debt limit solves the spending problem. It just allows the hypocrisy and excess to continue. Having mowed my lawn again this morning and have often utilized a "Mexican back-hoe" (shovel) in the desert heat and worked in the harvest fields many a summer in my youth, not all are "lazy" Americans who require the services of illegals.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
I would just like to say bravo to both David D Murray and Robert Yang's letters posted on 9/25/08. I receive and read Immigration Daily every day and have been sick to my stomach at the ignorant outbursts in many of these letters that do nothing but blame Mexicans and Central Americans (more the Mexicans than any other Latinos) for the US "downfall". For once I can actually agree with both letters Murray and Yang appropriately wrote. Get the true facts Americans. Remember the untruths about and prejudices toward Immigrants going back hundreds of years ago? From the turn of the 20th century? We all know those history books we read in school are often exaggerated or simply false about Immigrants and Illegals. It is unfortunate that the media rarely portrays the truth either which is, I firmly believe, one of the main culprits for this nasty prejudice toward all Mexicans. The Media is not always right. We need a serious reality check here, look around. Like it or not, as long as the US Government keeps ignoring and/or prolonging Immigration Reform the worse the situation with Mexicans will become. They are here to stay. Immigrants and illegals are not choosing the US by accident. We've just become complacent and comfortable with what we have and yet still complain. And yes, I am proudly and happily married three and a half years to a wonderful Mexican.

Jennifer Garcia
North Carolina


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