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Immigration Daily August 31, 2009
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The Antis

130 pro-immigration advocates were recently invited to the White House for a meeting with Secretary Napolitano, where President Obama made a surprise, albeit brief, appearance. The anti-immigrationists were not invited. NumbersUSA, of the group of non-invitees, protest that they are not demagogues, and that they want to talk to Mr. Obama. To no one’s surprise, Mr. Obama is not going to pick up the phone to call the antis. The reason is that the anti-immigrationists are at the cutting edge of those opposing the current administration. And here we use the term “cutting edge” pejoratively (we do not suggest that it is politically improper to oppose a President, only that the form of opposition selected by the antis is improper). When Mr. Obama visited New Hampshire earlier this month to promote health care reform, a protestor was videotaped saying “send [illegal immigrants] home with a bullet in the head". The Congressional allies of the anti-immigrationists are no better. A few weeks ago, Rep. John Campbell, Republican of California, an anti-immigrationist with a B+ rating from NumbersUSA, had a hard time admitting that Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii. The unifying theme behind the anti-immigrationists and the anti-Obamites is the same – racism. A column in the Nebraska newspaper the Omaha World-Herald describes it thus: “the clear purpose of birther propaganda is not to win a majority by democratic means but to drive a minority of a minority into turmoil and even violence — as indicated by their behavior at this month’s congressional town-hall meetings.” If and when the anti-immigrationists resort to the violence that some of them are threatening, we suggest a simple solution. Deport them. Through expedited removal.

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


Focus

Business Immigration Law

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that "Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-authored by: Rodney A. Malpert and Amanda Petersen and its companion book "Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings" published by Law Journal Press are now available for purchase.

The Table of Contents for these works are as follows:

Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
Chapter 2: Recruiting Foreign Nationals
Chapter 3: Short-Term Needs
Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals
Chapter 5: Intra-Company Transfers
Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas
Chapter 7: NAFTA
Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions
Chapter 9: Tax Issues
Chapter 10: The Interaction Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Statuses

For more info, including how to order the Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals, see here. For the fax order form, see here.

Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings
Chapter 1: Administrative, Legislative, and Regulatory Structure
Chapter 2: Strategies and Obstacles to Consider Before Filing
Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status
Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors
Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers
Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals
Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities
Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers

For more info on Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings, see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Articles

Set My Children Free
John J. Brannigan writes "My children biological or not are being denied U.S. citizenship and these are my children."

Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "One thing on which Federale and I agree is that there's something dramatically amiss when a business model rewards the wrong outcomes."

Bloggings On The H-1B Visa
Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk writes "To ameliorate the harsh effects of a lay-off, DHS could provide a reasonable grace period under the law (45 days) before the foreign national and his/her family would be deemed "out of status."

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


News

USCIS On I9 Form
USCIS announced that employers may use the Form I-9 with the revision date of either Aug. 7, 2009 or Feb. 2, 2009.


Classifieds

Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - Ira Kurzban seeks an associate who is an experienced brief writer and federal litigator in immigration matters to work in his firm's office in Miami. The lawyer should have excellent research, writing and analytical skills with at least 3 to 5 years of experience. Spanish speaking preferred. Forward your resume and two of your best written briefs or memoranda to ira@kkwtlaw.com or mail to 2650 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133. Health + pension plan. Competitive salary based upon experience.

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.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry – $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


Headlines

Strategy For Silencing Sheriff Joe Arpaio Grows Clearer
A recent story reveals the strategy being employed by the opponents of Joe Arpaio to silence the popular Maricopa County Sheriff.

Where Immigration Reform Stands Without Kennedy
While Democrats in Congress are hoping to push health care reform forward in honor of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the senator's death serves as a reminder that Congress and President Obama have substantial work to do to accomplish another of Kennedy's lifelong causes: immigration reform.

Immigration Distrust On Health Bill
Nothing illustrates America’s distrust of Congress quite like the illegal immigrant provision of the House health care bill, HR 3200.

An Immigration Success Story
Often lost in the immigration debate is appreciation for success stories like our family’s.


comingsNgoings

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

Honors And Awards
Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., a business law firm with offices in both Pittsburgh, PA and Florida, is pleased to announce that Matthew T. Phillips was recognized among the Best Lawyers in America 2010. www.cohenlaw.com.


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Normally, I do not like to bicker or self-justify in ID letters, but when my leters are misquoted and/or misinterpreted three times by letter writers in one day, that’s my limit – see letters of Jim Roberts, Pangga Philippines and Kelly, Omaha, NE (08/28/09 ID). Jim Roberts’ letter once again distorts and twists what letters say, this time Roger Algase’s and mine (08/27/09 ID). Nothing in my letter “laments” a “contrived "Health Care" crises. I do not believe the Obama Health Care Proposal “is more about control of lives and money than health,” as the Roberts letter claims. Evidently, Mr. Roberts’ letters continue to support right wing reactionary discrimination, immigration restrictionist ranting and justification for discrimination on the basis of race and ethnicity. But that is not my problem, but rather belongs to the letter writer alone. Pangga Philippines claims the criteria in my letter were met, but the “annulment” was not properly attended by the Consular Officer. Most likely the Consular Officer found that the annulment suspiciously deficient. To my knowledge, there is no requirement that a Consular Officer issue an RFE as does USCIS in adjudicating the I-130. With the evidence examined by the Consular Officer being interpreted with his/her discretion based on “local knowledge,” he/she gets a second bite at the apple. It is well known an annulment can be obtained in the Philippines, just by paying a few pesos to the proper authority, with no actual basis in fact. Finally, the Kelly, Omaha, NE letter states that my letter implies that the free market “works well in the arena of health care.” I said no such thing. In fact, I do not believe the current system of HMO bureaucracy works well at all, nor do I believe any government-run health care system will work any better.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
The R. Gittelson's article, "Remembering Ted Kennedy" (8/28/09 ID) only reinforces that TK's eulogy should be, "a lyin liberal" in the Senate, not the "liberal lion". With the article's reprint of TK's April, 2006 speech supporting CIR, he matchs if not exceeds the falsehoods made about the 1965 Img. Act fiasco. To Wit: 1.) We are not so much a "nation of immigrants" as we are a nation of Americans, most of whom were born here and limited entry allows assimilation to maintain this core fabric. 2.) Illegals are all hard working folks and not criminals. 3.) The number of illegals here is quoted at 11 million when it is at least double that and likely triple. 4.) TK maintains that we have tried enforcement and it has failed when only token actions have been taken. 5.) It would cost 240 billion to deport 11 million illegals, an astounding $22,000 each when most deport themselves without all the Liberal benefits. 6.) Promises more border enforcement which already should have been done without any other concessions and has been promised before. 7.) Denied that his CIR plan is amnesty when any scheme other than the deportation the law calls for is exactly that. 8.) TK's cites all kinds of designer polls showing support when the public actually rejected this pig with lipstick. 9.) We are obligated to provide a "path to citizenship" for illegals and a "guest worker program" for businesses who continually need new "bodies on the plantation". TK's CIR shamnesty benefits special and ethnic interests, not most citizens. The only CIR that is needed is serious enforcement, no benefits for illegals, deportations, no birthright citizenships and to make illegal presence a felony. The problem is not a lack of solutions, but a lack of will due to wrong priorities and undue influences.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
To the surprise of no one, Jim Roberts' 8/28/09 letter has a very long memory. His letter has obviously not forgotten, nor forgiven, Senator Ted Kennedy's statement many years ago that the 1965 immigration reform law would not change America's "ethnic mix". Keeping America lily white was indeed a big concern for far too many Americans in the 1960's. Almost fifty years later, it is evidently still the overriding concern, if not obsession, of Mr. Roberts' letters. It is true that Senator Kennedy's statement turned out to be wrong. So did Abraham Lincoln's promise not to abolish slavery. Where would this country be if both statements had turned out to be correct?

K.W.E.

Dear Editor:
I would agree with Mr. Algase's letter (see 8/27/09 ID) that the overall impact of Senator Kennedy on immigration was pro-immigrant so we won't judge him by a single action. But, if my memory serves me right, the Senator pulled a stealth move as part of IMMACT 90 to insure that the Irish received 40% of the diversity visas during the first few years of the program at the expense of Mexico. Last I checked, Ireland was very white and part of Western Europe. The diversity lottery at that time was called the Irish program by many.

M. Jacobs


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