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Immigration Daily November 19, 2009
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25000 H-1B Inspections

Computerworld reports that USCIS is planning a massive expansion of onsite inspections of companies hiring H-1B workers. "US immigration officials are taking H-1B enforcement from the desk to the field with a plan to conduct 25,000 on-site inspections of companies hiring foreign workers over this fiscal year. The move marks a nearly five-fold increase in inspections over last fiscal year, when the agency conducted 5,191 site visits under a new site inspection program."

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Focus

Today Is Deadline For Investors For Experts

Wednesday, November 18th is the deadline for ILW.COM's new seminar series "Investors For Experts" with speakers Lincoln Stone, David Andersson, Elsie Arias, Ed Carroll, Mark Ivener, Robert F. Kruszka, David Morris, Susan Pilcher and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 19: Recurring Problem Issues

  • Source of Capital
  • "At risk" investment
  • Investment in existing businesses
SECOND Phone Session on December 17: Removal of Conditions
  • Investment of capital
  • Creation of jobs
  • Post-denial strategies
THIRD Phone Session on January 21: Regional Centers
  • Due diligence in selecting a regional center
  • Employment methodologies
  • Co-counsel and other experts
Wednesday, November 18th 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/200930.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200930.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.


Articles

Privacy-Act Shortcomings Of 2008 Passport-Application Forms
Stephen Krueger writes "Historical wartime misuses of census records portend contemporary wartime misuses of State Department dossiers on applicants. Form DS-11 and Form DS-11 are dangerous, not merely excessive, information-collection forms."

Is There A Right To Work?
Gary North for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "A free society needs much more than a right to work law. It needs a comprehensive right of free contract: the worker's right, the employer's right, and ultimately the consumer's right to accept or reject offers without any threat of coercion by the civil government."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "H-1B numbers down to final 10,000"

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News

USICS Provides Latest H1B Cap Count
USCIS announced that, as of November 13, 2009, approximately 55,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. USCIS has approved sufficient H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000 from the fiscal year 2010 cap.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorneys to apply for the associate counsel position at the Litigation Coordination Division (LCD). Primarily responsible for assisting in provision of litigation support in immigration cases involving USCIS operational components. Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number COU-CIS-2009-0009: at http://www.USAJobs.com. Applicants must provide cover letter, references, resume, and writing sample (max. 5pps) to: Evan Franke, Chief, LCD at: Evan.Franke@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, Dec 4, 2009. GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available. Appointments made under the provisions of this announcement are Excepted from the Competitive Civil Service.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeks mature and responsible paralegal with 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 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. Please email resume, references, writing sample + cover letter with salary expectations to paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP seeks to hire experienced immigration removal attorney for immediate hire. Candidate must be an excellent researcher, communicater, and writer. Must have graduated from top 10 percent of law school class. Excellent advancement opportunities offered, including partnership track. Send resume + cover letter to: wong@imwong.com. All resumes will be treated in confidence.

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.

PERM Services
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Case Management Technology
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Headlines

Obama Knocks Out a Radar
The truth behind this sudden move is beginning to emerge. Last night Bill O'Reilly made it clear that illegal immigration was the issue that forced Dobbs out of CNN.

Immigration A Very Local Issue
Towns are the front lines of the national immigration debate, according to state and municipal officials who gathered in the resort Tuesday for the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference.

Immigration Proposals Go To Massachusetts Cabinet
A governor's advisory council outlined a number of measures yesterday to improve the lives of immigrants in Massachusetts.

New Immigration Policies Focus On Employers
It hasn't attracted much attention yet, but the Obama administration has been quietly implementing its new immigration policy, one that cracks down on employers of undocumented workers and goes a little easier on the workers themselves.


comingsNgoings

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

New Name
As Barst & Mukamal LLP celebrates the firm's 80th anniversary of practicing US Immigration & Nationality Law, it is pleased to announce that as of October 1, 2009 the name of the firm has changed to Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP. www.bmkllp.com


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Regarding Mr. Roberts' letter (11/18/09 ID): If ones had a magic wand who can make 12-20 millions illegal immigrants disappear and reappear back in their own respective home countries, then that means 12-20 millions less consumers, tax payers (direct or indirect), property renters, banks, restaurants, laundromats, day cares and countless other businesses' consumers and customers. Less business means loss of revenue in turn less jobs for Americans. Restrictionists don't care and think about the economy and humane consequences of mass removal of people just because they want to make more room for others and think this will provide better jobs and wage. Why not make this no birthright citizenship and all draconian immigration laws to retroactively enacted from at least 4 century from now and the real Native Americans should politely ask to those whose ancestors didn't come here and set their feet on the land from at least 1,000 years from today to go back to where ever their ancestors "illegally" immigrated from. Wouldn't it be nicer and roomier if America only has 20 millions real Native Americans and 280 millions others got to go back to Europe, Asia, Africa and anywhere else. Another idea is giving all restrictionists a big size of land then they can have it as their own most xenophobic and isolated nation on earth because they're so afraid to get into global trade and competition.

Robert Yang


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