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Immigration Daily February 9, 2010
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Today Is Deadline For Addressing PERM Post Filing Concerns

Tuesday, February 9 is the deadline for the Wednesday, February 10 phone session of "PERM For Beginners" with speakers Ellen Freeman (discussion leader), Ferzana Hashmi, Janet Henner, Christina LaBrie, Charlotte W. Smith and Elizabeth Thompson. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Proving Business Necessity
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Haitian Immigrants In The US
Aaron Terrazas for Migration Information Source writes "The Haitian diaspora in the US has also traditionally played an important role in assisting Haiti recover from natural disasters."

Immigrants Of The Week: The Cast Of "Lost" and Naji Chammout
Greg Siskind highlights some of the immigrants that have played important roles in the "Lost" show over the last six years.

New Americans In The Lone Star State
Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center shares some trivia about the Lonestar state.

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USCIS On H-1B, H-2B Cap Exemptions For Work Performed In CNMI And Guam
USCIS provided questions and answers related to workers in H-1B and H-2B classifications who are admitted to perform labor and services in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam.

USCIS Provides EAWA Information To Employers Filing H-1B Petition
USCIS provides additional guidance regarding the Employ American Workers Act to employers seeking to file H-1B petitions.


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Immigration Honor - North Carolina Rising Stars 2010
Murali Bashyam, founding attorney and managing partner of Bashyam Spiro, LLP, a firm committed to the practice of Immigration and Nationality Law, was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine for their "North Carolina Rising Stars 2010" honor.


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Dear Editor:
The memos of USCIS Acting Associate Director Donald Neufeld of May 6, 2009, dealing with unlawful presence, and January 8, 2010, dealing with the definition of an employer, are blatant ideological attacks on the legal immigration system. The May 6, 2009 memo is dangerous, not because it contains anything new regarding the 3/10 year bars to admissibility, but because it removes the long standing protection against deportation of applicants for adjustment of status to permanent residence (green card, also known as an I-485 application) who are not unlawfully present, and who were maintaining valid legal status at the time of filing for adjustment. Essentially, the memo says that if the applicant fails to keep extending temporary "non-immigrant" status, having a pending I-485 is no protection against deportation. This can have a devastating effect on someone who may have to wait many years for the adjustment application to be approved because of quota limitations, but who is unable to extend "non-immigrant" status because doing so might be inconsistent with having immigrant intent, as in the case of an F-1student, or may also be subject to time limitations by law, as in the case of J-1. Even where there is no inconsistency, such as in the case of someone who has H-1B or L-1 status, the applicant may no longer be working in the job on which the non-immigrant status is based. The only purpose of this memorandum seems to be to render people who have done everything possible to follow the law illegal and deportable. This assault on legal immigration should be challenged in court.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
The Village Voice "article" referred to in Roger Algase, Esq.'s letter to the Editor (2/5/10 ID) sounds an awful lot like the 2/2/10 column by Gustavo Arellano which appeared in the Voice, the Dallas Observer and many other papers across the country. Yes, Mr. Arellano, was being sarcastic, as he is often.

Eugene J. Flynn, Esq.
Dallas, TX

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