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Immigration Daily September 15, 2009
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Liar Wilson

Rep. Wilson, Republican of South Carolina, is now notorious for having willfully ignored the necessity for preserving decorum in Congress when he rudely interrupted a speech by Mr. Obama and furthermore by dishonoring the dignity of the place he sat in and the office of the man he addressed by calling out “you lie” whilst Mr. Obama was talking. Mr. Wilson subsequently claimed that he had been an immigration lawyer. Immigration attorney Greg Siskind, who blogs on ILW.COM, investigated Mr. Wilson’s claim and his report follows:

"“I've been practicing immigration law in the South for nearly 20 years and know a lot of my fellow immigration lawyers in this region. I didn't recognize the name Joe Wilson from West Columbia, South Carolina. So I decided to call some of my friends in the Carolina immigration bar - including some from Columbia - and no one is aware of Congressman Wilson ever handling immigration matters. South Carolina's immigration bar is not large. And immigration in the state has only been substantial in recent years. Wilson left private practice in 2001 so the odds of him having an immigration practice that escaped the notice of the state's handful of other immigration lawyers is extremely remote. Did Congressman Wilson - who is making national headlines for calling the President a liar - lie to the national media about his being an immigration lawyer? If so, why? Was it somehow to make it seem like his incorrect reading of the health care bill's immigration provision was accurate? Congressman Wilson can clear this up by producing evidence of having filed immigration cases and actually having knowledge of immigration law. Former immigration clients of Joe Wilson - speak up and show the world your former lawyer is not the liar he accuses the President of being!"
Perhaps Mr. Wilson should remember the maxim: “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others”, since it appears that Mr. Wilson's claimed expertise in immigration is mendacious. Lets see if Mr. Wilson has the personal integrity to provide proof for his claim.

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Articles

Global Migration During An Economic Crisis: Is Inviting Immigrant Innovators Important For The U.S. Economy?
Lynn Shotwell and Rebecca Peters write "The US can seize upon the opportunities for economic growth presented by these uncertain times by reforming its immigration policies, but it will take a thoughtful and intelligent debate and a bold commitment from all stakeholders."

9th Circuit: CA Solicitation To Commit Rape By Force And Solicitation To Commit Assault By Means Of Force Likely To Produce Great Bodily Injury Are Crimes Of Violence Aggravated Felonies
Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia writes "As in all crime of violence analyses, the key to the Ninth Circuit's decision was an inquiry of whether the California statutes categorically fall into either of the two subsections of 18 U.S.C. 16."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the syllabus of his all-day PERM workshop in Puerto Rico.

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News

Neufeld Memo Replaces Earlier Surviving Spouse Guidance
USCIS Acting Associate Director Neufeld issued guidance to field leadership revising and replacing the June 15, 2009 memo on surviving spouses of deceased USC and their children.


Classifieds

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Austin, TX - Paul Parsons, P.C. is a busy immigration law firm practicing the following areas of immigration law: family-based visas, adjustment of status, nonimmigrant visas, PERM, employment-based visas, and naturalization. Seek bilingual legal assistant with family-based immigration experience. FT position. Ideal candidate will manage own caseload with high level of independence under supervision of attorney. This person must be bilingual in Spanish/English with at least one year of family-based immigration experience, excellent research and writing skills, efficient, resourceful, with keen attention to detail. Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask; and be a quick learner. Consular waiver experience preferred. Competitive salaries + excellent benefits. EEO. Submit cover letter, resume, + writing sample (in Word or PDF only) to sibrian@immigrate-usa.com or fax: (512) 479-6903. No calls, please. EEO.

Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
Senior Business Immigration Paralegal - Downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature and responsible paralegal with a minimum of 4 years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O), IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-5) and PERM. Preference given to those with demonstrated EB-5 experience. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. Must have a 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 paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Honolulu, Hawaii - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorneys for for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 2+ years of post-J.D. experience required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-08 here. Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2) resume (3) cover letter, to Kelli.Duehning@dhs.gov All submissions must be received by close of business on September 18, 2009. GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation allowance offered.

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Headlines

Growing Up Illegal In Denver: Helen Thorpe's "Just Like Us"
But by the time they finish this moving, intelligent, and nuanced inquiry into the situation of illegal immigrants in contemporary America, they may begin to think of Hickenlooper as the husband of the writer Helen Thorpe.

Couple Separated By Border Meet At Peace Arch
Married for five months, the couple - he American, she Canadian - are stranded on either side of the border, unable to cross into the other's country.

CNN's Lou Dobbs Problem And The Immigration Debate
Media Matters for America reviews some of the most egregious conspiracy theories, hate speech, and undisclosed conflicts of interest in Dobbs' immigration reporting.

Supporting A Movement Towards A Founder's Visa
Back in April, we wrote about Paul Graham's excellent idea to create a special startup founder's visa to help allow the founders of startups the ability to come to the US and build their companies here.


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Dear Editor:
Republicans have been dishonest in many issues and yet they dare to slap on President face and call him as a liar. State of the art health care for the rich, bankruptcies and suicides for middle class who can't afford their medical bills and "natural painful euthanasia" for the poor is an insult for us as a developed nation on earth who spend the highest amount of money for insurance profits and executives and many of politicians opposing anything to reduce this quo status are likely get some bribes from these greedy entities. Republicans must explain to their constituents of how comes illegal immigrants who poses no IDs, SS numbers etc, legal papers can obtain health care subsidies and all kind of welfare. It's blatant lies, impossible and illogical. On our homeland security issues, all of us must understand that our war is a war on hateful and intolerant brand of cult which has brainwashed hundred of millions of people and we must demand all our media, leaders and lawmakers to end their political correctness and act with sense of urgency. It's time for the entire humanity to reject sexism, racism, ignorance, discrimination, segregration, hypocrisy, holier than thou apartheid policies all in the name of God and faiths. We can't fight Taliban and Al Qaeda by sending more troops nor drones and wasting another trillions dollar and make us bankrupt but we can't afford using enlightenment, counter propaganda and reasons to fight back the propaganda of lies and hypocrisy of Al Qaeda and Taliban all global theocracy regimes who agree and back them.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Extremely scary but real (09/14/09 ID comment). Unfortunately their are people that rejoice over evil. With a new President in office Oh, a "Different Face in Office" many are awaiting his downfall. I will never understand why our lawmakers are so divided when it's "United We Stand".

Samantha Anderson


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