Many DOS Speakers
We expect many speakers from the Department of State to participate in
"Consular Processing Today: Visa Procedures, Security Clearances, And
Waivers". Noted consular processing guru Jan Pederson will serve as
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Deadline is Thursday, February 24th
Thursday, February 24th is the deadline to sign up for "Consular Processing
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Re-Filing Under PERM
Cyrus D. Mehta and Elizabeth T. Reichard write "This article discusses the dilemma facing beneficiaries of labor certifications that have already been filed under the existing system."
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Yates Memo Rescinds Earlier RFE Memo
William R. Yates, Associate Director, Operations, USCIS issued a memo to regional directors, service center directors, district directors, and officers-in-charge providing guidance to adjudicators on whether to issue a request for evidence or a notice of intent to deny under current regulatons at 8 CFR 103.2(b)(8). The 5/4/04 memo on RFEs was rescinded. For the 2/16/05 memo, see here. For the earlier 5/4/04 memo, see here.
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By Dr. Baer letter's reasoning (2/23/05 ID), Americans too are English-speaking descendants of Native Americans. Dr. Baer's letter ignores the usurpation of Latin America by the Spanish conquistadors, who raped, pillaged, and destroyed Native American civilizations, and whose descendants, in the present day, still oppress the indigenous peoples of Latin America. Finally, Dr. Baer's letter ignores the fact that Latin America is to a large extent built on immigration from Europe, the Middle East, and even Asia, just as the US is. President Fox of Mexico is of Irish ancestry. And I've pointed out in previous letters that at the same time my Arab ancestors came to North America, pre-World War I, there was also a major migration of Arabs to Latin America. So, please drop "the race card" as justification for illegal behavior. If anyone owes the Native Americans of Latin America anything, it is their European masters in Mexico and elsewhere, not the US. The US is a long way from being bilingual, though there are certainly communities where foreign languages predominate. Nothing new in that. What is different from previous eras of immigration, however, is that (1) we have one country, Mexico, and one language-group, Spanish, dominating it, (2) the convenience of modern communications and transportation making it easy to maintain one's native language, and (3) the prevalence of multiculturalism, which suggests that we should no longer require immigrants to learn English, but should provide services in their languages. We also have continuing record levels of immigration, without a timeout for assimilation as previously happened. To believe that assimilation under these circumstances will automatically happen without any push for it on our part is naïve in the extreme, and downright dangerous.
I am very interested in contacted Farah Jean Simon and congratulate her on her Immigration Daily Featured article (2/23/05 ID). Could you provide me with her email address?
Bander & Scarlatelli, P.A.
Editor's Note: Author contact info usually appears in the author bio which appears at the end of each Featured Immigration Daily article.
Rose Ata's letter (2/23/05 ID) asked which states other than New York and California allow foreign lawyers to take the bar exam. Arizona is one. It allows foreign lawyers to petition, on an individual, case-by-case basis, for a waiver of the usual requirement of a degree from an ABA-approved law school. The petition and supporting documents must prove to the satisfaction of Arizona's Supreme Court that the lawyer graduated from a foreign law school whose standards and curriculum are equivalent to those of an ABA-approved school. I speak from personal experience, having been the first Arizona lawyer to obtain such a waiver. That was in 1983, when I petitioned as a graduate of the U. of Manitoba Law School in Winnipeg, Canada.
One of the most pervasive problems in immigration law that undoubtedly causes many problems is the lack of derivative status for minor children where the parents of the minor children are sponsored for immigration under an Immediate Relative category.
For instance, the parents of an adult child who has naturalized in the U.S. can be sponsored for immigration under an immediate relative category. Their movement through the immigration system is relatively swift. However, should these parents of the adult child have minor children (siblings of the now naturalized adult child) the minor children are left in the cold waiting of 4th preference class waiting lists, which can take years and years.
Either the parents immigrate and bring their minor children along thus technically violating immigration law by keeping their minor children with them even though the minor children would be out of status. Or the parents can forego immigration all together.
The SOLVE act proposed changes that would alleviate this situation. Some treatise in Immigration Daily on the progress of changing these very unfair rules would be wonderful.
I've been noticing that information on the content of ILW.COM teleconferences is increasing in volume on Immigration Daily. Your
teleconferences are excellent, no doubt, but there is such a thing as "too much information." By including the details of conference coverage to the extent that you have been lately, detracts from readers' ability and interest to absorb that "information", "too much" of which leads to the opposite result than that desired: more scrolling and less reading. If you keep the information on upcoming events shorter, you may get more people reading it, and participating.
Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.
Editor's Note: Immigration Daily carries a "focus" section which is immediately below our "comment" section. The length of the "focus" section varies, it is very rarely as long as the last week or so (which is what Ms. Yardum-Hunter refers to above).
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New Firm Name
Rubin & Dornbaum has changed its name to Dornbaum & Peregoy. The law offices are still located at 744 Broad Street, Suite 1700, Newark, New Jersey 07102. Telephone: 973-623-4444. Fax: 973-623-6839.
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