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- The battle over Agency Policy: USCIS Headquarters Versus the AAO and the Service Centers
- Dealing with Extralegal Agency Initiatives: The Rogue RFE and the Rewriting of Legislative History in H-1B and L-1 Cases
- Constitutional, Statutory and Criminal Law Strategies for Raids, Lawsuits and Indictments
- DOL H-1B Audit Defense: Best Practices in an Era of Heightened Enforcement
- Greeting the USCIS FDNS Field Examiner or Contractor at the Employer's Doorstep
African Immigrants In The US
Aaron Terrazas for Migration Information Source writes "The number of African immigrants in the United States grew 40-fold between 1960 and 2007, from 35,355 to 1.4 million. Most of this growth has taken place since 1990."
Ten Common Tax Return Errors Foreign Nationals Should Avoid
Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Many foreign nationals submit incorrect tax returns (or do not submit at all) because of lack of awareness of the different rules that can apply to foreign nationals' returns."
Improve Memory Power
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Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Suggestions On Schedule A Visa Processing
USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on improving the processing of "Schedule A" nurse visas.
White House Extends Deferred Enforced Departure For Liberians Thru March 31, 2010
The White House issued a memorandum to the DHS Secretary extending by one year the grant of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) that expires on March 31, 2009.
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A Boston Hearing For Obama's Aunt
Groups favoring restrictive immigration policies are apparently trying to make Obama's aunt, who faces a deportation hearing April 1, a test case.
Tancredo Invites Pelosi
Former Congressman Tom Tancredo yesterday issued one of his first public statements since leaving office — and it’s no surprise that the topic was immigration.
Stories Of Deportation Find An Ear
Milwaukee is the 12th stop in five-week, 20-city listening tour led by U.S. Rep Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who said he wants others to hear the stories of what's happening to families and to influence President Barack Obama to bring about comprehensive immigration reform.
Mexico Isn't a Failed State - Yet
The violence has already started to spill over the border, and it is only a matter of time before an American police officer or Border Patrol agent or judge is beheaded.
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Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States: Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship
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Cornelius D. Scully's letter (03/24/09 ID) is correct about 9 FAM Appendix E 300 defining certain often used terms. Thank you, Mr. Scully for this enlightenment. As usual with government acrynms and tags, they can be quite humorous. The Appendix defines: "donkey: The post requests a security advisory opinion in a case involving an application for a visa for nonofficial travel, in accordance with classified and unclassified clearance instructions . .. . 1A visas donkey cable is mandatory for all applicants bearing passports of, or employed by states designated as State Sponsors of Terrorism . . .." Presently, there are five countries on the Department's list of State Sponsors of Terrorism: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria. So don't get on your high "horse" about donkeys. In fact, besides donkeys, there other interesting definitions found in the appendix, including horse, bear, clok, eagle, frog, giraffe, mantis and viper. It appears from the definition of donkey that, currently, only aliens from certain named states designated as State Sponsors of Terrorism or those from countries subject to certain other regulations will be called donkeys, so perhaps that's ok. At least in the case of the suspected terrorists, it may be better than calling them other names that in fact may be more descriptively appropriate, but definitely politically incorrect. However, what is clear here is that they are not calling the aliens donkeys and the term donkey is not a derogatory term for visa applicants. Roy Lawson's letter (03/24/2009 ID) appears to take the position that the purpose of the H-1B is to provide a grooming ground for future citizens. Not so. Altruism has nothing to do with employer needs. H-1B's are here to serve society by providing professional labor, at prevailing wage rates, to employers who have a need for the applicant's services - no more, no less.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
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