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Immigration Daily September 4, 2003
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Editor's Comments

Offshoring

In today's Featured Article, "Fall Guy: U.S. Immigration and the Myth of Offshoring", Gary Endelman writes:

  • If conventional wisdom holds, the immigration landscape will be transformed beyond recognition within a few short months as a panicked Congress takes a meat axe to the H-1B and L-1 visa categories.
  • Rather than causing the loss of American jobs, offshoring is a mechanism to maintain levels of domestic hiring that would otherwise simply not be possible. US banks, insurance companies and financial service providers have saved $6 billion in the past 4 years by offshoring to India. During this same period, such savings made it possible for these same employers not only to avoid layoffs but actually add on 125,000 new jobs.
  • Of all the myths that surround off-shoring, none is more pernicious than the threadbare argument that is a threat aimed solely at American workers. The off-shoring trend impacts equally US workers and US employers. Their fortunes are joined at the hip. This is NOT a worker vs. employer issue. To believe that is to misunderstand what is radically new here. Jobs have left America for cheaper labor markets before, but this is the first time that America's primacy in the global economy is under serious and sustained challenge. Corporate executives who are ready and willing to cut labor costs may not fully grasp that their own survival is also at stake.
To read the article, please see: http://www.ilw.com/articles/2003,0904-endelman.shtm


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Naturalization

  • Proving the Basic Requirements:
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    • Can You Distinguish Preservation of Residence for Purposes of:
      • Retention of Lawful Permanent Resident Status?
      • Eligibility for Naturalization?
      • Income and Estate Taxation?
    • Does Your Client Qualify for Preservation of Residence for Naturalization Purposes (Form I-470)?
    • Do You Know How to Deal with the Special Problems of Permanent Resident Commuters?
  • Is Your Client's Moral Character Good Enough?
    • Addressing Issues of Criminal History;
    • Resolving a Failure to Register for Selective Service;
    • Dealing with a Client's Failure to Acknowledge All Material Facts on the N-4000 or a Misrepresentation Before or During the Naturalization Interview.
  • Issues, Tips and Tactics:
    • Overcoming Obstacles to Naturalization:
      • Literacy;
      • Civics and History Exam;
      • Physical or mental infirmity;
      • Language and Health Waivers for Naturalization
      • Claiming exemption from military service on the basis of alienage;
  • When Naturalization Is A Very Bad Idea:
    • Did Client Obtain LPR Status under Questionable Circumstances?
    • Has Client Been Misbehavin' while an LPR?
  • Hurry up and wait: Tips, Strategies and Best Practices.
    • Standard Versus Expedited Processing;
    • Resolving delays in Adjudication of Naturalization Applications;
    • Informal Administrative Action;
    • Tell it to the Judge: Mandamus and INA 336(b) Actions;
  • Dealing with a Denial of Naturalization: Evaluating the options.
    • Administrative Appeal;
    • De Novo Judicial Review under INA 310(c).

SECOND Phone Session on August 14 and THIRD Phone Session on September 10:

Nationality and Citizenship Issues

  • How Do I Establish Derivative Citizenship Claims?
  • When Is Citizenship Acquired by Birth Abroad ?
  • Is My Client Covered under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000?
  • What Tax Issues Arise in the Acquisition or Renunciation of Citizenship?
  • Is My Client an "Accidental" Citizen?
  • Is BCBP enforcing the Ground of Exclusion for Expatriation to Avoid U.S. Taxation?
  • How Do I Develop Evidence to Support a Claim to Citizenship?
  • Should I Apply for a Passport or for Certificate of Citizenship?

Nationality Issues

  • What is the U.S. and International Law of Nationality?;
  • How Do Recent Cases Define the Term U.S. "National"?
  • Are there Exceptions to the Dual Nationality Rules for NSEERS Purposes?
  • When Does a Person Lose U.S. Nationality?
    • Voluntary Renunciation
    • Committing an Expatriating Act
  • How Do I Defend a Claimed Loss of Nationality or Denaturalization Proceeding?

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Featured Article

Fall Guy: U.S. Immigration and the Myth of Offshoring
Gary Endelman writes "If conventional wisdom holds, the immigration landscape will be transformed beyond recognition within a few short months as a panicked Congress takes a meat axe to the H-1B and L-1 visa categories."


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Immigration Law News

DOS Responds To Cuban Visa Delays
During a press briefing, Department of State Spokesman Boucher responded to a question on the visa delays for the Cuban winners of the Latin Grammy awards.

TPS Extended For Burundi And Sudan, Terminates For Sierra Leone
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services extended the designation of Burundi and Sudan for 12 months until November 2, 2004 and terminated the TPS designation for Sierra Leone, effective May 3, 2004.[Ed. 9/04/03]

BALCA Says Adequate Documentation Reflecting Employees Are Rejected For Lawful, Job-Related Reason Is Necessary
In the Matter of Accent Awnings, No. 2003-INA-87 (BALCA, Aug. 14, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that an Employer could not reject US workers for failure to provide verifiable references when there was no documentation that the Employer specifically requested such reference and applicants did not comply.

White House Is Asked When President Bush Will Introduce His Immigration Proposal
During a White House press briefing, Press Secretary McClellan responded to the question, "When is the President going to call for an immigration proposal?"

American Military Hero Expeditiously Naturalized
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a news release where BCIS Director Aguirre said, "It's gratifying to see that the President's Executive Order is allowing us to speed the process through which our sons and daughters in uniform can become US citizens."

Guest Worker Programs Face High Hurdles
The Washington Times reports "Guest workers are the hot topic in immigration right now, with politicians from border states calling on Congress to stem the tide of illegal immigrants dying as they try to cross the US-Mexico border while addressing the economic situation that draws the immigrants."

Immigration Detainees Ask When Do I Get Out Of Here?
The Rocky Mountain News reports "Many inmates said they had been working in the US for years before they were rounded up by immigration agents, who catch only a fraction of the estimated 7 million illegal immigrants in the country."


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