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Immigration Daily January 8, 2009
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Job Seeking Tips

A law.com article shares 10 resolutions for job seeking success. For the story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm. For the fax order form, see here.


Articles

Reporting Our Colleagues For Discipline To Save Our Clients From Deportation: An "Ineffective" System
Curtis Pierce and Matthew Hall write "Instead of struggling with how to comply with this "requirement," we should be fighting for its eradication."

The Vatican And The Free Market
John C. Goodman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "To the extent that outside intellectuals have made an impact on Catholic social thought, the influence has come mainly from those who advocate the welfare state and are hostile to the market."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of December 18, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

EOIR Announces New Professional Conduct Regulation
The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced changes to the rules and procedures concerning professional conduct for attorneys and other representatives (practitioners) who practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the immigration courts.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeks mature and responsible senior business immigration paralegal with 4+ years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O) and IV (including EB-1 and EB-2) and PERM. Must be capable of independent work, including legal research, intensive client contact and drafting responses to complex RFEs and NOIDs. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. Must have bachelor's degree and excellent native-level English writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, references and writing sample to pschwartz@paulhaarlaw.com. No calls please.

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.


Headlines

It's Education, Not Immigration
Access to college is key for a society to move forward. It is an investment in our youth, and in our state, which provides lower cost tuition to students who attend for several years and then graduate from California's high schools.

2 Charged In Seattle With Gay Immigration Fraud
A federal grand jury has charged two people in an alleged immigration fraud conspiracy, saying they advised straight immigrants to claim homosexuality - and potential persecution in their home countries - when they applied for political asylum.

GOP Needs A Rethink On Immigration
A new GOP approach to immigration would also recognize that there are two components to the debate immigration policy and immigrant policy, the first governing who and how many we take, the second how we treat people once they're here.

Senate To Tackle Immigration?
A majority of state lawmakers who participated in an Associated Press pre-session survey say they favor policies that take a tougher stance against illegal immigration.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Honors And Awards - Chapel Hill, NC
The North Carolina State Bar recently awarded Lisa R. Brenman certification as a Board Certified Immigration Law Specialist. She is one of 19 lawyers statewide to receive this distinction. Since 2000, Lisa Brenman has practiced immigration law exclusively concentrating in employment and family based matters. She is the owner of Brenman Immigration Law Firm in Chapel Hill, NC. www.visas-us.com. 1-866-99-VISAS.


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Given the financial crisis, it seems to me that President Elect Barack Obama can sell the notion of comprehensive immigration reform to include regularization of undocumented workers by making clear that it is in our nation's interest to make it easy for such people to pay their taxes and contribute to decreasing our nation's deficit. If you consider the figures including the number of undocumented workers who earn taxable income who do not pay into the system because they believe they cannot or just do not, how much they earn and their tax rate, you're talking about billions of dollars. The government needs that money now and Obama should pitch the American people if necessary. This is a common sense approach not tied to ideology, which is how he has said he intends to approach problems.

Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.

Dear Editor:
I am getting ready to file an I 751," app.to remove conditions" for my wife,and I 'm wondering if the fingerprint requirements aren't a little extreme...To get to this point ,besides the three sets required before getting the visa to come to the U S, she has been fingerprinted again to get PR status at a Biometrics appointment. ON the I 751, it asks for 2 -FD 258 Fingerprint cards,(and where do we get them ?)filled in by a US Embassy or US Consulate official, after which she will get another appointment to go to another Biometrics appointment,for fingerprinting.. Does the DHS really need all these duplicate fingerprints,or is there too much duplication asked for in error?...I can not get the answer to this question from the Immigration people, without making an appointment, and travel 40 miles to their office,taking up valuable time and expense to do something that could be taken care of on the phone in 10 minutes. Maybe someone could tell me a phone number to a source of free information to the answer I'm looking for.

Bob Warren, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Regarding Sergi Sheplov's letter of January 7, 2009, the Hawaii Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) is only prima facie evidence of a birth event and also the product of lax Hawaiian law of the time. Many concerned Americans have placed into the public domain sufficient evidence to rebut the COLB's prima facie presumption. Now it is time that Obama come forward with his evidence. Why is it arrogance to ask Obama to prove who he is? Apart from all the arguments as to what a "natural born Citizen" means, Obama has to at a minimum prove he is a citizen. Whether or not he is a "natural born Citizen" once he proves he was born in Hawaii is another issue. Mr. Sheplov's letter is correct, despite his letter's contempt for those who do their job to keep our nation safe from attack, that there are "suspicious minds" when it comes to people's identify. I guess the adage that people have short memories is true. How fast we forget 9-11 and all the other threats that our nation faces every second of the day. Finally, Mr. Sheplov's letter states that he does not know what a "natural born Citizen" is. First, we have to keep in mind that the Constitution uses the term only in Article II and it applies only to the office of President. I submit that it means a child born on U.S. soil (or its equivalent) to two U.S. citizen parents (either citizens by birth or naturalized). Luckily, our U.S. Supreme Court would do not have to deal with Mr. Sheplov's test tube baby, for Obama has not maintained that he was born in such a manner.

Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
Jamesburg, NJ

Dear Editor:
Responding to Mario Apuzzo's letter (1/6/09 ID), don't you the think vast majority of Americans simply don't care whether the President-elect was born in Hawaii, Kenya or on the moon, for that matter ? As long as he does his job as expected by the residents of this country, his place of birth seems completely immaterial.

AJO


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