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Immigration Daily November 25, 2009
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Fifteen Years Later

The Allentown PA Morning Call reports "It took 15 years and the help of a savvy, compassionate immigration official, but the girl who arrived from Guatemala as a toddler to an eager U.S. couple is now an American citizen." For the full story, see here.

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Today Is The Deadline For Recruitment Process

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 is the deadline for signing up for the second session of PERM For Experts. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Notice of Filing: 10 Day Posting and Internal Media
  • Regular Recruitment: 30-Day Job Orders and Two Sunday Ads
  • Recruitment Requirements for Professional Jobs
    • PERM Professions under Schedule D
    • Select 3 Types of Professional Recruitment
  • US Workers: Ethical Issues Regarding Methods of Contact, Review of Resumes, and Interview
  • Preparing the Record File: Recruitment Report, Summary of Job Interview and Supporting Documents
  • PERM From Start to Finish in 61 Days
  • 2nd Preference Issues: Advanced Degree v. Exceptional Ability
  • 3rd Preference Issues: Bachelor's Degree, Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Paid
Wednesday, November 25th is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, see: Fax: Don't delay, sign up today.


Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration And Nationality Law: May 2008 – Issue 5 G.L.M. 2008
Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of Congress tracks recent immigration-related legal developments around the world.

Breaking Down The Problems: What's Wrong With Our Immigration System?
Ben Johnson et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "the lack of a comprehensive federal solution has created a range of lopsided, enforcement-only initiatives that have cost the country of billions of dollars, while doing little to impede the flow of unauthorized immigrants.

Immigrants Of The Week: Shami Farouk
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of Pakistani-born Shami Farouk who announced he will spend $10 million of his fortune to finance a race for governor of Texas.

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USCIS Reminder Select Programs Extended To 2012
USCIS reminded its customers that the following USCIS programs will be extended until Sept. 30, 2012: E-Verify, EB-5, religious worker, and Conrad 30.

USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions, Feb 24th
USCIS published its responses to national stakeholder questions from its February 24, 2009 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.


Immigration Event
Registration is available for Windstar's next comprehensive Nonresident Alien Tax Training, being held December 8th – 11th at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Boston, MA. This session has dedicated tracks featuring consecutive days of substantive tax and immigration-based class sessions along with consecutive days of Tax Navigator training. This format gives you the flexibility to attend all four days of training or just the two days that are specific to your needs. E-mail for more information.

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 Applicants must provide cover letter, references, resume, and writing sample (max. 5pps) to: Evan Franke, Chief, LCD at: 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 No calls please.

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.

Case Management Technology
Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based support, TrackerCorp is the most flexible and dependable immigration management solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge. As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker would be it." Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis. Find out for yourself why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through June 2007); 86% of the 25 largest immigration law firms (IndUS Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors (Chambers Global and the International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email sales@trackercorp.

E-3 Treaty Visa
Job Expo Australia - Sydney in March 2010 - Melbourne in October 2010. Hire Australians using the E-3 Treaty Visa. It is good business to hire Australia's robust, educated and English-speaking job seekers. Employers happily find that Australians do not have the cultural assimilation or English language challenges of many workers from other countries. Can't make the Expo - utilize our Résumé Service. The Icon Group of Poulsbo, Washington USA produces Job Expo Australia. Icon has been producing world class international job expos for 12-years. Excellent, high profile, Sponsorship opportunities are available that will bring you to the attention of job seekers before and during the Expo! Outstanding hotel and airline discounts welcome you. Visit our website at Contact us at Australia(at) with your questions and requirements. Now is the time to plan and reserve your 2010 job fair participation. A portion of the Expo proceeds will benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve - Australia Zoo. Review the National Press Release -

Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations, as well as $300 '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: 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, see: Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit , or email:


Should We Defend Undocumented Workers?
We all have to work. Yet, work has become a crime for the undocumented.

Struggling Vermont Dairies Shaken by Federal Subpoenas
Vermont is a state that rarely pops up in labor news, but the Green Mountain State’s dairy industry became a target Friday when federal agents subpoenaed five dairy farms as part of a nationwide effort to punish employers who hire undocumented workers.

Good Luck To Obama On Immigration Reform; He's Going To Need It
But we wonder if the White House can deliver on this reform next year in the wake of the hotly contested health care legislation it's now dealing with.

Where the Public Stands on Immigration Reform
Pew Research polling has found significant public support for both tougher enforcement and the so-called "path to citizenship," but several factors suggest that the debate could be a difficult one.


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Immigration Event - Marietta, GA
December 2, 2009 - 6-8PM. American Legion 921 Gresham Avenue, NE, Marietta, GA. USCIS invites you to attend an upcoming naturalization information session for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants. Topics covered include: naturalization eligibility requirements, the naturalization process, the naturalization test, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Please register by contacting: There is no charge to attend this event.


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

Dear Editor:
Personal responsibility is actually a trade mark of a real conservative. Federal, state, local governments and many irresponsible Americans go bankrupt and in debt because we indulge ourselves to spend and live beyond our means and we let bankers, speculators and greedy special interests rule the nations and write our laws and policies. Will any Americans dare to admit their lazy take it for granted attitudes and addiction to debt, junk food and instant gratifications for their financial ruins and obese bodies and degrading health instead of pointing fingers to "Jose" the illegal immigrant from Mexico or "Paco" from Guatemala creating all of this mess ? Democrats can't act like Santa Claus by robbing the hardworking "Paul" by higher and higher taxes to buy lazy "Peter" some toys for the holiday, but Republican can't take any credit either while trying to cut anything that will make "Peter" a more productive citizen with excellent affordable education and decent Universal Health Care just to make "Paul" the the defense contractor gets wealthier by engaging more wars here and there and give "Paul" nice fat tax cut despite he has more than enough than everyone else. We must bring common sense back to our policies, we must tell our politicians to stop catering special interests.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
This country that we so loved and cherished so much, may not be substained forever if we cant keep this evil people out of our coontry. This beautiful land we call home may not be here for our grand children. I surgest we start having people form other nations other than United States of America, to infiltrate these killers. Being a Naturalize US citizen I will do anything, by any means to protect this land I callled my own for my children and grand children. But we should start haring people from other nations, in the FBI and CIA, or else we will lose this fight. The US military can not eradicate milllions of this bad guys alone, in Somali, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, afganistan, algerian, Saudi Arabia. Bali, Palistine and Gaza, N korea ,and many othe places. I am from west Africa, there are some places that I would know and the international body would not know, for the fact that I was born there. The locals are more experience than any foregn person. Immigrant are vital to this country for reasons like this and moore. Immigrants can make safe America.

Prince E.

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

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