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Deadline Is Wednesday, October 8th for Developing Company Policy in Light of SSA No Match Letter Controversy, OSC and ICE Investigations and Workers Rights

Wednesday, October 8th is the deadline for the Thursday, October 9th phone session of "Employer Enforcement: What You Need To Know Now". The curriculum is as follows:

  • How has the No-match litigation and the government's response affected employer's "constructive knowledge"?
  • What effect has the 9th Circuit Aramark case had on employers attempt to create a prudent company policy?
  • How should employers/workers respond to a mistaken no match triggered by E-Verify 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?
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An Essential Resource: An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers on Business Activity in the US with Estimated Effects by State and by Industry
M. Ray Perryman and the Perryman Group write "While there are numerous considerations surrounding this issue, it is clear that immigrants, both legal and undocumented, influence business activity in fundamental ways."

How To Get The Most Out Of Atttending A Conference
Paramjit L. Mahli asks "Are you getting the most out of attending conferences?"

Immigrants Of The Week: Maya Soetoro-Ng, Masiela Lusha, and Thomas P. Campbell
Greg Siskind honors immigrants of the week.

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DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: May 2007
We carry The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation's May 2007 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Lincoln, NE- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney as Service Center Counsel at Nebraska Service Center. This is a full-time position. Provide legal advice to NSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess a JD degree, be an active member of the bar by entry on duty date. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0011 at Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample to: W. Douglas Craig, Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division at Must be received by close of business Friday, October 10, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division. This is a full-time position. Provide legal advice on domestic asylum law and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, and CAT. Strong legal research and writing skills, and ability to complete assignments with short deadlines essential. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0010 at Submit a resume (or Optional Application for Federal Employment, OF-612) + cover letter discussing related work experience to: Ron Whitney, Refugee and Asylum Law Division Chief at Must be received by close of business Friday, October 3, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

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Arbitrary Seizure of Travelers' Laptops Ending?
In a move widely hailed by rights groups, several members of Congress have introduced bills that will prevent Customs and Border Protection agents from arbitrarily searching and seizing electronic devices.

Illegal Immigrants Can Testify
Lawyers for 16 illegal immigrants arrested as part of last summer's raids in Fair Haven hailed a court decision Monday that will allow the immigrants to testify about the alleged unconstitutionality of federal agents' methods in obtaining evidence during the raids.

Analysis Shows Immigrant-Friendly Legislation Fares Better at State Level
State legislation aimed at expanding immigrant rights have a higher passage rate than those intended to crack down on illegal immigration, according to a new Migration Policy Institute analysis of state legislative data.

After Life In US, Migrant Children Struggle With Return To Mexico
Officials in Mexico say he and his family, who lived for years in Atlanta, are among a rapidly growing number of undocumented immigrants moving back to Mexico to start over.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
The Migration Policy Institute is pleased to invite you to: Finding and Using the Best Immigration Data Resources: A Seminar on Immigration Statistics. Thursday, October 16, 2008, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Location: MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC. To RSVP, please click on the below link. . For questions, please contact or 202-266-1929.


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:
A. Huera claims in her letter of 10/07/2008 ID, referring to my letter of 10/06/2008 ID, wherein I said Mexicans call Americans "gringos," if Ms. Huera believes Mexicans no longer use the term "gringo," I guess she has not been in Ensenada, Baja California lately, where I can assure you from substantial contact with the locals, the term is alive and well and still being used - in fact, by undocumented aliens who routinely on a daily basis cross the border into the US on a Border Crossing Card to work illegal as housekeepers. Personally, I have never been called a "huero" or "gabacho" or "bolillo," but I have been called a "gringo" as late as earlier this year. However, it is good to learn from Ms. Huera's letter that I can expect to be called other names by Mexicans - it is always good to know when one is being offended, especially in one's own country, so I'll keep me ears open.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
In reference to the names white Americans are currently called by Mexicans, "bolillo" is the favorite code word in our area (see 10/06/08 ID). A bolillo is a modest loaf of bread made by most Mexican bakeries. Thinking back to the 1960s and the civil rights struggles it seems only fair that white Americans would once again be referred to as "white bread."

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

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