Checks Dont Check Out
The Washington Post reported that "The FBI system for checking the names of immigration applicants suffers from 'serious deficiencies' that have produced overwhelming backlogs and questions about the reliability of the information, an internal audit has found. The bureau's name checks have fallen victim to 'outdated and inefficient technology' as well as inadequately trained employees, according to a report issued yesterday by the Justice Department inspector general." See here for the full DOJ report carried in yesterday's issue of Immigration Daily.
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Investor Visas Workshop Last Chance
The Investor Visas Workshop will be
held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada. The speakers are Lincoln Stone, David Andersson, Edward J. Carroll, Steve Fischel, Linda Lau, Angelo Paparelli, and Leon Wildes. The curriculum is as follows:
Session 1: The EB-5 category
Session 2: Beyond the Initial Petition
- Basic Eligibility for the I-526 petition
- Thorny Issues in preparing the I-526 petition
- Practice Pointers for the I-526 petition
Session 3: EB-5 and Investments
- EB-5 case processing problems and issues
- The I-829 petition
- Regional center designation and oversight
Session 4: Liability Considerations
- Overview of active regional centers
- Due diligence
- Professional responsibility standards
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- Business and securities law issues
- Financial advisors and advice regarding investment
- Best practices on limiting risks
Jimmy Hoffa In A Dress: Union Boss's Stranglehold On Mexican Education Creates Immigration Fallout
George W. Grayson for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "Ours is not the economy of the nineteenth century, when we needed strong backs to slash through forests, plough fields, lay rails, and excavate mines."
Bloggings: June 11, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.
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DHS Designates Use Of E-Verify By Federal Contractors
DHS designated E-Verify as the electronic employment eligibility verification system that all federal contractors must use as required by Executive Order 12989.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Bretz & Coven, LLP, a fast-paced Manhattan immigration law
firm, seeks experienced paralegal able to speak English and at least one
other foreign language (Hindi, Spanish, Creole French, etc.). Qualified
candidates must have 2+ years of diverse immigration
experience. The position requires heavy contact with clients. Requirements
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lexington, KY - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, a large Kentucky law firm, seeks employment-based immigration
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cerritos, CA - The Chugh Firm, a mid-size law firm, seeks business immigration attorney with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in employment-based immigration. Email
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J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S. has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr. application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: information media and communications, education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services, management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee visa, please email Melany Hamner: MelanyH@aiesecus.org.
Immigration, Economics: A Symbiotic Relationship
Unless native fertility rates increase, any rises in the U.S. workforce will have to come from immigration by the middle of the century
Don't Virtually Fence Me In
A comprehensive solution remains the best and most long-term option—without it we’re getting a piecemeal approach to a national issue.
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Immigration Event - Los Angeles, CA
June 24 - Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is pleased to present a national public hearing examining the impact of recent ICE raids on workers, families and local economies. For more info, see: http://launionaflcio.org/fullstory/2008-06-09/-b-Broken-Immigration-Laws-Impact-br-u-US-ALL-u-b-/
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Regarding an article in reference to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (6/10/08 ID), Linda Lau states that:
"In California, the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency is the agency authorized to designate high unemployment areas. In May 2007 announced the areas that qualify as targeted employment areas in California in its May 2007 publication titled "Federal Investor Visa Program. This document is available at http://www.labor.ca.gov/calBIS/cbfederalvisaprog.pdf"
This is incorrect and outdated information. As of April 21, 2008, the Governor of California re-designated the authority found at 8 CFR 204.6(i) and (j)(6)(ii)(B) to the Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing (BTH). Any designation by a prior designee needs to be submitted to BTH for re-validation.
To make an inquiry or ask a question about an "urgent" EB-5 case, general EB-5 questions or the Regional Center Program you may send an e-mail to: USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@dhs.gov In this case, "urgent" means that a large financial loss or U.S. job losses are imminent without quick action, otherwise, make standard case inquiries through the National Customer Service Center or case status online.
Joseph P Whalen
USCIS Office of Service Center Operations - USCIS Foreign Trader, Investor and Regional Center Program
In opposition to the attack on the legal profession by the last round of USDOL rulemaking, I sent the below summation to Interim Chief Beverly in April of 2006, as comments in opposition to the proposed rules:
"Finally, one must ask whether your PERM rule making was undertaken in good faith, or merely as a pretext for this most recent effort to take away important and significant rights now held by employers, aliens, and their attorneys. Much of the PERM rule making process involved concerns for the integrity of the system, for prevention of fraud, and for efforts by the agency to return to good government. Soon after implementation of that program, you have returned to the table for the remainder of the remaining rights: Denial of substitutions; Short fuse unreasonable deadlines for I-140 filings; Denial of right to counsel at the expense of aliens; And, new punitive procedures to be administered by your agency against licensed attorneys."
It appears to this attorney, that my suspicions about the agency’s conduct were accurate. Rule making for the PERM with the 2007 amendments was a mere pretext toward a far more punitive and heavy-handed ETA at USDOL.
Bill Bennett, Esq.
Fountain Valley, California
While D. Murray letter is praising China trade and H. Prchal letter the hyperbole of
the "assimilation" of the Atzlan invasion (6/10/08 ID), the reality is
different. Pat Buchanan's wrote in "To Die for NAFTA":
"Is it going to take 20 more years for Republicans to awaken to the
economic disaster they have created and the political ruin they are
inviting with this fanatic faith in free trade, while the rest of the
world loots our country through mercantilism? When Europe imposes a 15
percent value-added tax on U.S. imports and rebates the VAT on exports
to the US, that is not free trade. When China devalues its currency 45
percent, as it did in 1994, and bolts it down to suck jobs and factories
out of the United States, that is not free trade. When Japan manipulates
its currency, preaches economic nationalism to its people, and shelters
its market for TVs, autos and steel, while dumping into and capturing
ours, that is not free trade". Neither is carting off America's jobs,
technology, markets, factories and future with 3.5 million mfg. jobs
vanishing, $4 trillion in trade deficits, borrowing $2 billion a day to
pay for foreign goods, we have seen a collapse of the dollar, the price
of gold quadruple to $1,000 an ounce, oil soar to $139 a barrel, gas
over $4 a gallon and a collapsing housing market. In PB's "G.W. Bush - Globalist", we read: "free trade is the Trojan
horse of global government. A cornucopia of consumer goods is the
Faustian bribe that is offered to nations for the surrender of their
souls, and to peoples for the surrender of their sovereignty". It's
beyond pathetic that so many are accepting the offer.
In the end it all comes down that God is a just God.
People pray for their own interests, disregrding the morality,
ethics, commandments of God.
For God to bless the US, the US must be in harmony,
those blessed as God's representatives in government,
in industry and workers all committed to harmony
will in the end profit. Those who seek disharmony
trying to make a quick buck are really setting a trap
for themselves. The United States is not in harmany,
like it was when management respected the people
and the people who worked for management worked
to help the management. After world war 2, management
and labor worked together with a faith that was in harmony
and mutually fostered care for the other. Do you really
think you can come to a country in disharmony, competing
with the legitimate citizens of that country and be blessed
by competing with the them. Its like a recipe. You have
ingredients that are not correct, and by adding more ingredients
you think it will taste good? Do you think that situations
of disharmony in our nation, God will bless by adding
more disharmony will actually work?
No president has the
power to take the corruption, the lawlessness and
make it into anything good. Those who come in to
compete against law abiding Christians who work
unto God, are they not setting a trap for those who
are humble unto God and his ordinances.
Thou shall not covet they neighbors property.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not take thy neighbor boundry and move it.
Do you really think thru legislatuion, politics you
can change God. Gods ways work, and prayers
said that violate God's commandments will only
be a trap you have set for others, that you yourselves
will fall into.
God is a just God.
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