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Immigration Daily December 8, 2006
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Supreme Grammarians

Successful lawyering requires effective use of the English language. It appears that even the highest lawyers of the land, the Justices of the Supreme Court - struggle with the nuances of English grammar. According to a article, the Supreme Court grapples with [] whether the possessive form of a singular noun ending with the letter "s" requires an additional "s" after the apostrophe. For the full story, see here.

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Technology Immigration: Update From The Trenches

The curriculum for the Phone Session on Dec 14, 2006 of the "Technology Immigration: Update From The Trenches" seminar is as follows:

Issues Important to H1-B Dependant Employers:

  • H1 Dependency Issues
    • Exemptions
  • L1Bs Special Requirements as to Control and Specialized Knowledge
  • Change of Work Site and Change of Employer
  • Permanent Residence-Work in More Than One Location
  • Portability Requirements for Delayed Applications for Permanent Residence
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 12th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


The Art Of Delegating
Kathleen Brady writes "Delegating is an often overlooked, yet essential skill to master as you advance in your career."


EOIR Adds Four Additional Members To BIA
The Executive Office for Immigration Review published notice in the Federal Register, effective December, 7, 2006, of the addition of (4) Board of Immigration Appeal member positions, thereby expanding the Board to 15 members.


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Immigration Event - Minneapolis, MN
CLE Seminar. In the Shadows: Non-citizens and U.S. Violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. December 8, 2006, 12:30-4:30 p.m. University of Minnesota Law School. The CLE will highlight the situation of refugees and immigrants in the U.S., in particular regarding the violation of their human rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which the U.S. has signed. The cost for the CLE seminar is $50/$25. Registration deadline is Dec. 5, 2006. For more details, see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media sponsor.


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

Dear Editor:
In response to the letter of Donna Bruno (ID 12/05/06), who proudly proclaims to be a "white American, born and raised in Tennessee", and states that she has been unable to get her Mexican born daughter dual citizenship and get her legalized, let me just say this: Ms. Bruno, are you pulling our leg? Or are you really serious? Anyone who "tries 10 years" to fix a "problem" as simple as hers has obviously not obtained legal assistance. A simple consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer will solve Ms. Bruno's perceived immigration "problem" and her daughter will have a US passport in the time it takes to say Jack Robinson. I'm afraid Ms. Bruno has no problem except ignorance of the law and the immigration system. Just like doctors diagnose and fix medical problems, lawyers diagnose and fix legal problems. The general public would do well to understand that America has a set of laws, regulations and procedures for resolving immigration matters. My advice to anyone who has any type of immigration matter is to seek qualified legal counsel - in exchange for a fair fee, you will save yourself time and frustration.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
The more discussion I read about sealing off the Mexican border, the more I am reminded of Robert Frost's famous line: "Something there is that doesn't love a wall."

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I was reading the slip opinion of Lopez decision on the aggravated felony standards defined by US Supreme Court. I have read only first two pages where I discovered some typos just before it goes into print for dissemination. Please see if you can pick them up in page five of the internet numbering page, under IA, second paragraph. I think the first sentence should end as "simple aggravated felony" stylistically; and in the second sentence following it, there is an omission "to the leve ofl" or analogous thereto in the same paragraph. Does your office look into such editorial comments? If so, kindly review that second paragraph and redirect same.

Peter S. Kollory, Esq.
Edison, NJ

Editor's note: We carried the Supreme Court case, Lopez v. Gonzales, No. 05-547 (Sup. Ct. Dec. 5, 2006), including the Supreme Court provided syllabus, as is, in its entirety.

Dear Editor:
We want strong US $ so we can shop anywhere in this planet cheaply and live like royals but never worry about trade and federal budget deficit, we want strong US $ but no foreign imports, we want cheap made in USA products and services while demanding minimum wage should be $ 25/hour plus great benefits, we want to erect border and trade barriers but expect foreigners to happily open their markets for ours, we want all Americans can take anything for granted forever just because of their citizenship and luck of being Americans and shield us from global competition while we feel we don't have to earn by merits. If we don't want immigrants coming here, it's easy, US $ devaluation by 80 % and make it as much as Chinese Yuan or Mexican Peso. Made in USA will be competitive, Mexicans won't come here because their Peso worth more than US $, but all Americans suddenly become 5 times poorer. If Lou Dobbs of CNN and his fans here don't like my ideas, may be they have better brilliant ideas to make their mission impossible dreams come into reality.

Robert Yang

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