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TWO NEW Compliance Books

ILW.COM is proud to present not one but TWO NEW books on Immigration Compliance.

The Immigration Compliance Book (Editors: Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano), with over 30 distinguished immigration practitioners as authors features the following

  • Sections: Understanding I-9 Concepts, I-9 Advanced Topics, Employer E-Verify Considerations, E-Verify Advanced Topics, DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits, Specialty Topics
  • Sample Proposed I-9 Policy and Procedures, Sample Form I-9 Verification Procedures Guideline for Employers, Sample Checklist for I-9 Audit and Correction Guidelines
  • Critical Resource Materials: Selected Statutory Provisions, USCIS Memos, Executive Orders, USCIS Publications on I-9s and E-Verify, USCIS Press Releases/Q&As/FAQs, etc
  • Resource Materials on CD-ROM: 100+ Relevant Cases from OCAHO, BIA, Federal District and Circuit Courts, Important Statutes, Regulations, Forms, Weblinks, etc.
  • 750+ pages, 850+ footnotes, 33 Authors
For more info on this book, see here (fax version, see here).

The Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind is co-published by ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), it features the following

  • Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping; Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status; Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE, and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System: Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees and Refugees
  • Appendices: Notable ICE Worksite Enforcement Operations in 2006-2008, M-274, Handbook for Employers, Electronic I-9 and E-Verify Vendors
For more info on this book, see here (fax version, see here).

Both these books will be on exhibit at the ILW.COM Open House in Las Vegas, in addition to our other titles. The Open House will be from 12noon to 10pm each and every day in Room 3701 (Level 3, Toscana) from Wednesday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 6th (both days inclusive). For the first time, we are offering a special discount for all our books, but only for those who stop by the ILW.COM Open House. For those traveling to Vegas next week, we sincerely hope that you will come and tell us how you are doing, and how we may better serve you. Those who visit us will be greeted by our youngest team-member, 6-year old Ms. Liberta (named after the Statue of Liberty but only if you come before bed-time!). We look forward to seeing you.

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


Focus

Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.


Articles

Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A. Paparelli
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Don't ask, don't tell; just call your federal legislators and urge them to enact UAFA."

Bloggings On The H-1B Visa by Siliato and Malyk
Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "Importantly, the Velardo Memo instructs that the renewal date of an unrestricted license should not be considered when determining the validity period of the H-1B approval." To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

DOL Suspends H-2A Rule
DOL suspended the H-2A Final Rule published on December 18, 2008 and in effect as of January 17, 2009. That Final Rule amended the regulations governing the certification for temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in agricultural occupations on a temporary or seasonal basis, and the enforcement of contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for a paralegal with 2-3 years of experience to handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research organizations from its New York City office. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor.s degree with excellent academic credentials along with 2-3 years of immigration experience, please email your resume and a brief writing sample to: hrpa@klaskolaw.com. Information about the firm can be found at www.klaskolaw.com.

Case Management Technology
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Credential Evaluation
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Headlines

Sotomayor's Nomination Doesn't Equal Immigration Reform
Some pundits argue that Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court should placate those fighting for immigration reform.

Church Group Works For Change In Immigration Policy
Members of a local church have formed the Lutheran Immigration Task Force to advocate for immigrants' rights and to help change the nation's immigration policies.

Cuomo Widens A Probe Into Immigration Fraud
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that his office had issued more than 50 subpoenas to individuals and businesses in New York City.

Immigration Agents Search Nebraska Company Office
A Lincoln demolition company office has been searched by federal immigration officials.


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Letters

Readers can share comments, email: editor@ilw.com (up to 300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

Dear Editor:
The consular officer's description of quizzing visa applicants so that he can catch them in any falsehood and deny entry or reveal a misunderstanding in filling out their forms and allow them in from the 27th and the May 29th story of the man without fingerprints reminds me of the difficulty my wife had when her work with caustic chemicals at her job (making medicines) and at home (the woman hates stains in laundry) deprived her of fingerprints. The INS agent (it was some time ago) was visibly calmer after my wife answered two or three of his questions. I'll bet that famously reserved Singaporeans might have a little difficulty discussing such personal issues as hand foot peeling that the story's Mr. S suffered from and likewise that the old-fashioned hierarchical relationship with physicians more common to East Asia than to patients in the United States made it difficult for Mr. S to explain exactly why his fingerprints were missing. That said, he was allowed in. All's well that ends well, and he seems to be in remission so it ended even better than his mere admission for a visit to the United States.

Honza Prchal, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Anna Stacy's letter (05/29/09 ID) begins with a familiar rant against "illegals", whom she wants to see deported, but then goes on to attack President Obama's nomination to Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court as an example of someone who would "trade his country" for Latino votes. Judge Sotomayor is an American, born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. Puerto Ricans, who are clearly Latinos, are US citizens by birth. This letter is only one of countless examples of people using the term "'illegal" when they mean Latino. Yes, there are still a few lawyers and other intellectuals out there who persist in following the quaint, old-fashioned use of the word "illegal'' to define people who have violated the immigration laws, rather than as a racial code word. I respect them for their brave, but doomed, attempt to preserve the purity of the English language. Unfortunately, many more Americans are more concerned with preserving their bigoted idea of the "purity" of the white race from the "'invasion" of Latinos, including those who, like Judge Sotomayor, had the nerve to make arrangements to be born in this country to Spanish-speaking American parents. Not so long ago, in the 1960's and 1970's, Puerto Ricans, even though they are American citizens, were about as popular among whites here in New York City as illegal Mexicans are today in California, Texas or Arizona. The musical "West Side Story"' was not exactly about two different groups of American citizens inspired by brotherly love and mutual respect for each other. Ms. Stacy's letter should also be reassuring to the Republican party. As long as there are people around to rant and rave against all Latinos, including those who are legal immigrants or US citizens, the Republicans will always have a loyal, enthusiastic, base.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
How to make something legal becomes illegal or legal becomes illegal? Change the laws, easy. More states amended their laws to allow gay marriage and many more will follow suit as many understand the principle of equal rights for all and separation of church and state, it's none of our business to take away the rights of gays to make vow and legal lifetime loving commitments to their partners to accomodate narrow minded and extreme views of some religious fundamentalists. It's completely wrong and hypocrite to make laws based on flawed and biased religious views which as usual cherry pick verses of their "Holy Book" of convenient when viewing on several issues. Why not making sex before marriage and divorces as illegal as well? Sins are sins and we can't cherry pick laws to justify our intolerance and hatred toward those who don't share the same belief as ours. Same thing with our and other nations on earth immigration laws should be amended that foreigners or not should be free to move here and there as they wish as long as they are self sufficient, of good moral characters, sane, healthy and have no criminal records anywhere and ones should be free to trade their labor, products and services to any willing buyers without governments and special interests trying to single them out to discourage competition. Nations should barter or trade in neutral currency back by commodities or gold and silver not by paper fiat currency. I am not a globalist by promoting open border and free trade for all, because open border existed centuries ago, it's the selfish fews that made laws to justify their greed and selfish interests for their own profits, benefits and convenient by discriminating others to pursue liberty, prosperity and happiness on this planet.

Robert Yang


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