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Immigration Daily December 3, 2007
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Holiday Hiring

This is the ideal time to advertise job openings if you are an employer looking to hire the best and brightest. Many people, particularly those already employed and who are not actively seeking a job, have the time during the holidays to reflect on their employment situation. As the New Year approaches, such individuals are open to new ideas and employment opportunities. If you want reach this audience, now is the ideal time. To place an ILW.COM classified, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Conquering The Tsunami: Employer Enforcement Hot Topics

ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Conquering The Tsunami: Employer Enforcement Hot Topics", with discussion leader Cynthia Lange, the noted national scholar and expert in this area of immigration law. The curriculum for the 3-part phone seminar series is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on December 20th: Practical Aspects of E-verify, State Enforcement of Immigration Laws and Preemption

  • How does E-verify work and how does an employer decide to participate?
  • Which states have passed Employer Sanctions legislation and what do the laws cover?
  • Are employees outside the state subject to the rules?
  • Has there been any enforcement action and what role does Federal preemption play?
SECOND Phone Session on January 24th: Developing Company Policy in light of the New I-9, No Match Letter controversy, OSC and ICE investigations and workers rights
  • The New I-9 form and reduced documents
  • How has the No-match litigation and the government's response affected employer's "constructive knowledge"
  • How should employers/workers respond to a mistaken no match triggered by basic pilot or Social Security
  • What are the recent investigations and charges is OSC involved in?
  • Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?
THIRD Phone Session on February 7th: ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What every employer needs to know
  • Case stories of ICE enforcement actions
  • What can you do to prepare?
  • What rights do employers and employees have?
  • Cooperating with government - how far to go?
  • How to handle workers you think are unauthorized
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 18th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: shtm. (Fax version:


Bill Dahl writes "Separate and unequal, Millions forced to hide, Living and breathing hope, The reality of immipartheid."

Immigration-Related Dissertations 2006
Zachary Nunez provides "an annual list of doctoral dissertations and theses inspecting some aspect of immigration in order to keep those involved abreast of the most recent developments in emerging immigration scholarship."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to


USCIS Issues TPS Reminder For Burundi Nationals
USCIS reminded nationals of Burundi eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to file a re-registration application for TPS by the closing date of December 28, 2007.

USCIS Revises I-130 Filing Instructions
USCIS announced that effective Dec. 3, 2007, all applicants filing stand-alone Form I-130s are encouraged to file their petitions with the Chicago Lockbox instead of a USCIS Service Center.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
"A Framework for Assessing the Legality of State/Local Immigration Measures" Hosted by the Migration Policy Center. 11 am-12:30 pm, Thursday, December 13, 2007. 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC. Contact: Lisa Dixon, (202) 266-1929 or RSVP:


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I am a Canadian immigration lawyer who subscribes to Immigration Daily. In case Immigration Daily readers had not heard, a Federal Court in Canada has declared that the US is not a safe third country for refugee claimants and that aspects of the Safe Third Country Agreement are unconstitutional. Here is the citation to the decision in case which came out yesterday, Canadian Council for Refugees, Canadian Council of Churches, Amnesty International, and John Doe vs. Her Majesty the Queen, IMM-7818-05, 2007 FC 1262.

Pia Zambelli, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Thank you for ID's comment on FBI Delays to End (11/30/07 ID). Can ID please provide a source for the news?

Lucy Avedissian, Esq.
Pasadena, CA

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 11/30/07 comment, I've been in practice since 1970, and this is really nothing new, but a throwback to the procedure in the 70's, when the time frame for clearance was 60 days; no report from the FBI in that time frame, the application was approved.

Jack Sachs, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I would like to respond to ID's recent comment (11/30/07 ID). Thank you ID for supporting rational thinking.


Dear Editor:
The irony is that no one sees the downfall of not doing anything to aid the economy. If the immigrant are deleted then all the production will go to Taiwan, China, Japan, and maybe Mexico and here jobs will be eliminated. Is this what the end product?

Gladys C. Farris

Dear Editor:
Well, now there is no doubt - those in government have lost their minds (see ID's 11/30/07 comment). Approving applicants for citizenship before detailed background checks are complete is insane. It's quite obvious that there is a not-so-hidden agenda out there to force citizenship at a faster rate so certain politicians can control the fate of this country. This is the beginning of the end for America. We are fast becoming a spineless toothless paper tiger and we are slipping into third world status. Crooks rule.

Margaret Williamson

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