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Immigration Daily October 7, 2009
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Comment

Sheriff Defies Feds

The Huffington Post reports that Sheriff Arpaio and his deputies have been stripped of their ICE agent status. "Arpaio was defiant... "I don't need the feds to do my crime suppression to opt to arrest illegals. I can do it without the federal authority, and I'm going to continue to do it. It makes no difference. It helps us. Because I don't have to do all the paperwork for the feds, number one. And number two, I won't be under their umbrella, their guidance. So I will operate the same way, nothing is going to change.""

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Focus

Today Is Deadline For Employer Compliance For Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new seminar series "Employer Compliance For Experts" with speakers Cynthia Lange (discussion leader), Katherine Lotspeich, Angelo A. Paparelli, Patrick Shen and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on October 7: E-Verify Requirements in Light of Federal Contractor Regulations and Continued State Legislation

  • What are the obligations of federal contractors and their subcontractors under the new regulation?
  • What are some of the recent E-Verify improvements regarding tentative non-confirmation and final non-confirmation?
  • Describe the purpose and goals of the E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance Unit.
  • Which states have passed Employer Sanctions legislation and what do the laws require?
  • Have there been any state enforcement actions?
  • What have the Federal Courts said about preemption and recent State Legislation?
SECOND Phone Session on November 4: Developing Company Policy in Light of SSA No Match Letter Controversy, OSC and ICE Investigations and Workers Rights
  • What effects does the recent focus of immigration enforcement on employers have on employers' behavior?
  • How has the Obama Administration's withdrawal of the No-Match regulations affected employer's "constructive knowledge" obligations?
  • What effect has the 9th Circuit Aramark case had on employers attempt to create a prudent company policy?
  • What common trends/pitfalls has the OSC seen in its recent investigations and charges it has received?
  • Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?
THIRD Phone Session on December 2: ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What Every Employer Needs to Know
  • How has ICE been implementing Secretary Napolitano's April 30 directive to focus enforcement on employers?
  • What are the changes in policy and practices compared to the previous administration that would affect an employer's ability to resolve matters with ICE?
  • What can employers expect from an ICE visit?
  • What rights do employers and employees have in an audit process?
  • Cooperating with government - how far to go?
  • How to prepare and handle workers you think are unauthorized
Tuesday, October 6th is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200925.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200925.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.


Articles

"Illegals" Of The World Unite?
David Bacon writes "Basically the book's argument in the end is that this is obviously a very brutal system, and if we don't like illegality we have to change the social reality."

United Kingdom: A Reluctant Country Of Immigration
Will Somerville, Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, and Maria Latorre for Migration Information Source write "Immigration to the United Kingdom in the 21st century is larger and more diverse than at any point in its history."

Immigrant Of The Week: Elizabeth Blackburn And Jack Szostak
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievement of these Nobel Prize winners in medicine.

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


News

ICE Memo On Worksite Enforcement Strategy
A memo by Marcy M. Forman, Director, Office of Investigations at ICE, for Assistant Director, Deputy Assistant Directors and Special Agents in Charge, outlines ICE's new Worksite Enforcement Strategy.


Classifieds

Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Global Am-Law 100 firm seeks business immigration & compliance associate. Qualified candidates must have 2-4 years of experience preparing various types of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, including extensive experience with PERM. IRCA compliance experience a plus. Must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to manage a heavy caseload as well as a team of paralegals. Must possess excellent computer skills and experience with case management software as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Please send resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample and salary history to attorneyamlaw100@gmail.com. This is a blind ad posting.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.


Headlines

US To Revise Detention Standards For Immigration Detainees
The Obama administration is expected on Tuesday to unveil an outline of sweeping changes for the nation's immigration-detention system, saying it will decide whom to lock up and for how long based on the danger and flight risk posed by detainees.

San Francisco Sanctuary Rule Change Moves Ahead
San Francisco officials on Monday moved closer to amending the city's controversial sanctuary ordinance and restricting when local authorities can report juveniles for possible deportation.

Hispanics Could Face Barriers Under Health-care Reform
Advocates say immigration restrictions and costs could keep many from insurance plans

Forum Discusses Immigration Reform
A group of immigration reform supporters gathered at Our Lady of the Assumption Church to motivate people to start pushing for law changes.


comingsNgoings

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New Honor
The application period for the Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy E Pluribus Unum Prizes is now open. For more info see: http://www.integrationawards.org/


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
I just finished reading Robert Gittilson's piece on immigration reform. (10/06/09 ID article) I will be a fan for life, what a writer; the article puts everything into words that I can only think about. I have been a conservative my whole life, up until a few years ago. I blindly voted for George Bush twice. I am so ashamed. I hope somehow I will be able to atone for my ignorance. I abhor legislation out of fear, rather than out of strength. Thank you Robert and thank you ID.

John J. Brannigan

Dear Editor:
Regarding the piece on "Olympics and Immigration", (10/06/09 ID) I could not agree more with the fact that entering the USA is nothing short of a nightmare. I have been a legal resident here for 9 years, and have all the paperwork, Visas etc to prove it. I have never travelled anywhere without carrying this whole file with me, for fear of "the great mean immigration officials". Every time I have returned from any travel, often with my children in tow, we have been interrogated like criminals. Even after a quick 4 day cruise to Mexico we get the glarry eyed interrogation, and a hundred questions. On the other hand, I travel abroad extensively, and have had no issues at any other border post in any other country. I am not a supporter of illegal immigration in any way, and must ask the question: Can we lay the blame for border interrogation on the shoulders of the illegals? Probably, as it is usually the misconduct of the guilty that cause the biggest problems for the innocent!

Linda Cogill

Dear Editor:
Thanks a Lot, ID, for your contribution to the dissolution of America by promoting excessive, irresponsible immigration, without limits. ID has abused and misused the freedom that America has graciously allowed it and has betrayed citizens and traditional American ideals. Where do you suggest we migrate when America has fully been destroyed?

Jim Roberts


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