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Immigration Daily May 3, 2010
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Comment: The Second Decade Of Immigration Daily

The first issue of Immigration Daily was sent out on May 2, 2000 to about 800 subscribers. This issue, our 10th anniversary issue, is going out to over 35,000 subscribers, including approximately 9,000 immigration lawyers. We are the newspaper of record for immigration law. However, we reach an incredibly diverse audience, including paralegals, HR folks, in-house counsel, academia, think-tanks, journalists, and thousands of government employees. Our single largest audience group is immigrants themselves, over 15,000 of them. Accordingly, we cover not just immigration law which remains our central focus but also immigration policy which affects the diverse group of readers that we serve members, we believe, of the "immigration law community". We pioneered the distribution of free information in immigration law, leveraging the open platform of the internet to disseminate information on immigration matters. We are pleased to see that the free distribution of immigration information on the internet is now taken for granted by all. As we enter our second decade, we declare our intention to continue bringing innovation to the immigration law community (as can be seen by the constant changes and tweaks visible on our home page and in Immigration Daily).

We want to thank three particular groups of people who have been integral to our success and achievements. Firstly, we could not have made it here without hundreds of contributing authors their participation alone shows that Immigration Daily serves a legitimate need of the immigration bar. Secondly, immigration attorneys throughout the country have consistently voted with hard-earned dollars to support our free publication by buying our books and seminars (we are also pleased to see the continued support of numerous advertisers) - without their active and sustained support Immigration Daily would not have been possible. Finally, any publication ultimately derives its legitimacy as a viable and thriving medium from and only from its readers. By continuing to vote with your mouse clicks, each and every one of you makes our daily efforts in our offices in New York City to bring you this periodical worthwhile. Thank you ALL!

Focus: Custody, Voluntary Departure, and Judicial Review: From the Begnning to the End

Tuesday, May 4 is the deadline for the Thursday, May 6 phone session of "Removal For Experts" with Lory Rosenberg, Lisa Brodyaga, Linda Friedman Ramirez, Jeff Joseph, Anne Relias, Deborah Smith and others. The curriculum is as follows:

Tuesday, May 4 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

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Article: The Tyranny Of Priority Dates
Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

Article: The Art Of The Empty Gesture And The Pointlessly Principled Stand: Why The Arizona Debate Is Irrelevant
Brandon Meyer

Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On May 3, 2010
Joel Stewart, Greg Siskind, Christopher T. Mussilo and Matthew Kolken

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News: USCIS Publishes Flyer On Naturalization

News: CRS Report on Mexico-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Business immigration practice seeks immigration paralegal to support lawyers and handle administrative tasks; requires 1-2 years experience with H, L, E visas; prefer knowledge of INSZoom; must have strong MS Office skills and be fully bilingual in English and Mandarin (speak, read, write). Email letter and resume with references (Adobe or Word only) with Immigration Paralegal/Admin in the subject line, to

BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-Press, Falls Church, VA Fax: (703) 845-5991.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.

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Tweet: Supremes close Main Door - no more entry beneath the inscription "Equal Justice Under Law" See "dissents".

Tweet: RT @SparBernstein: Our usual Monday plea to Michael Moore @mmflint to consider doing a flick on #immigration.

Tweet: RT @MicEvHill: The Washington Post: "Senate Democrats' Plan Highlights Nation's Shift to the Right on #Immigraton"

Tweet: Will Hertz bow to pressure from racists and continue with Arizona anti-boycott ad? #immigration - Activism alert!

Tweet: TheHill story: #MLB players union takes patriotic stance - urges AZ Gestapo law be "repealed or modified promptly"

Tweet: TheHill story on patriotic Democrats vs. traitorous Dems Hero Serrano urges MLB to cancel Phoenix game! #immigration

Tweet: Hero Guiterrez arrested - Politico story: Civil Disobedience now, underground railroad comes next! Down with #ICE!

Tweet: Politico story on CA GOP primary GOPers all toe racist line, set themselves up for Wilson repeat #immigration

Tweet: Politico: Napolitano blah blah on AZ Gestapo law Stop the words, Madam Secretary, grant TPS to ALL instead! #immigration

Tweet: TheHill: Axelrod says Congress should set #immigration reform in motion this year Lets make sure using reconciliation.

Tweet: Seven points in the #immigration bill

Tweet: DOJ Challenges Sex Offender's Effort to Renounce #Citizenship

Tweet: RT @CenteredPols: RT @TheAtlanticWire: What if cops stopped 'conservative, overweight white men'? #immigration

Tweet: RT @CCIR: Why My Conservative Business Friends Support #Immigration Reform:

Tweet: RT @DavidLeopold: Email from Author of Arizona Immigration Law Reveals Intent to Profile Latinos! Read my comments.

Tweet: RT @desidyke: Is Arizona trying to start a(n) (un)civil war? #legalizeaz Our take: at a minimum, AZ legislators shud do prison time.

Tweet: WaPo: Obama's fatal flinch on #immigration reform What is Dem strategy only hot air OR will Dems use reconciliation?

Tweet: RT @thinkprogress: Major League Baseball Players Association calls for 'repeal' or prompt modification of Arizona law.

Tweet: Nazi GOPer wants to install microchips in #immigrants USA deserves better, lets deport this thug to Antarctica!

Tweet: WaPo OpEd: The distinctly American response to "Your papers please" is "Go to hell" #immigration

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event - Washington, DC
May 12 - June 10: Screenings of the documentary "How Democracy Works Now" on the quest for CIR. for more info see

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X