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Comment: 55000 EB2 Visas By Abolishing DV Lottery - GOP Judiciary Committee member Darrell Issa has introduced a bill (H.R. 43) to abolish the DV Lottery and move those numbers – 55,000 visas per year - to advanced degree holders of US universities. If such a bill were to become law, this would be welcomed by Indian and Chinese nationals who face long waiting periods for the EB2 category. And even though Mr. Issa's bill seeks to help holders of degrees from US universities, numbers are numbers, and there would be more numbers available for those who have advanced degrees from foreign universities too. To the extent that EB2 numbers are undersubscribed, the overflow numbers will benefit those waiting for EB3 benefits also. Our immigration system is certainly antiquated and badly in need of reform. Abolishing the DV lottery and the Family Based 4th preference, and moving the numbers over to the employment side are moves in the right direction. The reason that DV numbers and FB4 numbers are linked is that the rationale for the DV lottery is to assist those nations disadvantaged by “early-mover” nations in the chain-migration phenomenon. The primary source of chain migration is FB4, hence abolishing DV numbers is best done simultaneously. We hasten to add that this would in no way disadvantage those aliens who seek to come here, since it is only a fantasy of the anti-immigrationists that immigrants come hither for welfare. Instead, potential FB4 beneficiaries seek to come here for work, and it makes perfect sense to have them enter through the employment-based immigration system. The GOP will soon begin the clamor for a mandatory E-Verify system. Clearly, some benefits will have to be attached to a bill mandating E-Verify to have any hope of Senate passage. DREAM is the perfect fit, and we believe that the GOP is reconciled to having DREAM enacted, albeit with tighter restrictions. However, it is entirely possible that the business lobby will attempt to attach various employment-immigration riders as soon as an E-Verify bill gathers momentum. Mr. Issa's bill is exactly the kind of rider that would work to add business support to a bill mandating increased burdens on employers as to employment verification. We will know soon enough if the Republicans simply want to make noises on American jobs or if they are serious about moving a mandatory E-Verify bill. The House immigration committee's schedule will reveal the leadership's intentions – if its only a hearing, the GOP is just scoring cheap political points, if its a markup, the Republicans are in earnest. We will be watching, and will keep you up to date on developments, stay tuned.

Article: AILA Needs A New Direction by Harry DeMell

Article: Obama is to Blame for the Failure of Immigration Reform by Charles Kuck

Bloggings: ISSA Bill Would Grant 55,000 Green Cards To Us by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Representative Gabrielle Giffords Debating Border Security Funding On House Floor by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Interim Memo For Comment On Handling Regressed Visas

News: EOIR Announces Latest Disciplinary Actions

Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:
PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
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