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Immigration Daily August 26, 2009
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Comment

Top Links July 2009

We feature the most accessed links by our readers in July 2009 below:

Top five July Immigration Daily Articles

Top five July Immigration Daily Items

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


Focus

Today Is Deadline For Ever Changing Dynamic of Social Group Claims

Tuesday, Aug. 26th is the deadline for the third session of "Asylum for Beginners", the curriculum is as follows:

  • FGM
  • Sexual Orientation claims
  • Domestic Violence: Matter of R-A-, where are we now?
  • Gang cases: Are they winnable? Matter of S-E-G-
  • Family as a social group
  • Family planning claims
  • Late breaking items
Don't wait to register, Tuesday, August 26th, is the deadline. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200919.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200919.pdf.


Articles

Do You Realize How Much Youre Billing?
Ed Poll writes "One of the hallmarks of the law is that lawyers often use specialized terms for common-sense ideas. A good example of this is the realization rate."

Constitution On ICE: A Report On Immigration Home Raid Operations
Bess Chiu et al of the Cardoza Immigration Justice Clinic write "[t]he data also revealed a disturbing trend suggestive of racial profiling ... specifically, the data demonstrates that latinos are significantly overrepresented in collateral arrests by ICE agents during home raids."

Immigrants Of The Week: Jennifer Carroll, Emmanuel Agassi, and Andres Alonso
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select immigrants.

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


News

CBP Says H2A H2B Exit Pilot Program Postponed To Dec 8th 2009
CBP announced the postponement of the commencement date of the H-2A and H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot, originally set for August 1, 2009 to December 8, 2009.


Classifieds

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Job Expo Australia
Sydney Australia (March 2010) and Melbourne Australia (October 2010) - Recruit using the E-3 Treaty Visa. Don't miss this opportunity to recruit in the "The Land of Wonder, the Land Down Under" It is good business to hire Australia's robust, educated and English-speaking job seekers. Some 5,000 job seekers are expected. Employers happily find that Australians do not have the cultural assimilation or English language challenges of workers from other countries. Can't make the Expo - utilize our Résumé Service. The Icon Group of Poulsbo, Washington USA is pleased to bring you Job Expo Australia, we have been producing world class international job expos for 12 years. Excellent, high profile, sponsorship opportunities available that will bring you to the immediate attention of job seekers before and during the Expo. Outstanding hotel + airline discounts welcome you. Now is the time to plan and reserve 2010 job fair participation. Job Expo Australia, "Another Wonder from the Land Down Under" "We'll slip another shrimp on the Barbie for ya". A portion of Expo proceeds will benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve - Australia Zoo. Visit www.jobexpoaustralia.com. Contact us at Australia(at)iconnetwork.org with questions and requirements.


Headlines

Illegal Immigration
What is the magnet that attracts illegal aliens to the United States? Now this is just politics so don't bust a perfectly good blood vessel trying to figure it out.

Feds Sought To Deport 13000 Inmates From Rikers
Immigrant advocates say authorities have begun deportation proceedings against an estimated 13,000 inmates held at the Rikers Island penal complex in New York City since 2004

A Path To Citizenship: Immigration Reform Remains A Necessary And Worthy Goal
President Obama should have tackled immigration reform first.

New Jersey Officials Tell Gaddafi To Stay Away
The possibility that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may pitch his tent in the town of Englewood, New Jersey, while attending the U.N. General Assembly next month had local officials in uproar on Monday.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. To announce your event, see here

Immigration Event - Annapolis, MD
Social Integration and Community Development Association (SICDA) in association with several other non-profits are pleased to announce the second in the series of conferences devoted to the issues of immigration to the US entitled: The Social Integration of Immigrants in Maryland: A New Comprehensive Approach. No cost for volunteers (we are now accepting applications for volunteer positions). For more info, see here.


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
While not necessarily defending the decision of any particular Consular officer or USCIS adjudicator, I would like to respond to Pangga Philippines' letter (08/25/09 ID) which complains about "married people being separated for a long time because people at the USCIS take their time reviewing the documents submitted with the petition." I believe US citizen spouse cases should take priority at the Consulate, so as to preclude any separation of the US citizen and alien spouse. These applications should be adjudicated over-the-counter on an appointment basis, without the need for stateside USCIS I-130 involvement. Then, after the Criminal Background Check is completed, the Adjustment Package and the alien's Passport, appropriately stamped with a Permanent Residence Visa, should be couriered to the applicant, allowing immediate travel to the US for adjustment of status. However, there are regulations and operating instructions requiring basic case documentation. These documents must clearly prove the legal viability of the marriage, and an interview process must determine the issue of any presumption of marriage fraud. The burden of proof in both instances is on the alien. If the documents submitted are not in order, the case cannot be approved and Pangga Philippines letter's plea for Consular Officers to be "more considerate" cannot be accommodated. The criteria for a successful spousal application are simple, proof of identity (Birth Certificate & Passport); proof of legal marriage (Marriage Certificate); proof former marriages were properly dissolved before the qualifying marriage took place (Final Judgment in Dissolution of Marriage); and a Criminal Background Check. Voila, a properly documented and otherwise clearly approvable Permanent Residence Visa is normally not denied at a US Consulate. Attorney fees in spousal cases are not excessively high and anyone filing such an application package would be well advised to seek competent legal counsel to avoid disappointment.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
The meeting with the variety of entities means one thing and that is to see what was in the agenda in order to prepare. The side in favor may work for the reform and try to give idea on it. The ones against the reform will see how much money and time they will need to lobby against it. Whoever has the most skill lobbyist is what is going to come out of this meeting. Am I being so negative well time will only show me if I am right or not and if the reform will benefit the nonimmigrant at the end.

Gladys C. Farris


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


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