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Immigration Daily December 9, 2008
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Immigration Attorney Is Elected To Congress

The Times-Picayune reports "With the upset [Louisiana] victory, Anh "Joseph" Cao, a eastern New Orleans [immigration] attorney who fled war-ravaged Saigon as a child, becomes the first Vietnamese-American in Congress, for the full story, see here. Republican Rep. Cao's Congressional win signals what we hope is the beginning of pro-immigration support in the Republican camp. Stay tuned.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, Dec 9th For USCIS Administration of the EB5 Program

Tuesday, Dec 9th is the deadline for the Thursday, November 20th phone session of "EB-5 Immigrant Investors: Here And Now". The curriculum is as follows:

  • Recent developments at USCIS with the EB5 program
  • Hot issues at USCIS in EB5 adjudications
  • Expedites and other processing pointers in EB5 adjudications
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 9th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Fax version:


PERM Update
Sofia Zneimer shares with readers a PERM PowerPoint presentation.

Are You Living In The Constitution Free Zone
The ACLU writes "nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders."

Bloggings on PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of December 8, 2008 on his PERM Labor Certification blog.

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DOS Cable On Nonminister Special Immigrant Program Extension
The Department of State issued a cable on changes to the nonimmigrant religious worker program and extension of the nonminister special immigrant program.

USCIS On New Rule For Nonimmigrant Victims Of Human Trafficking And Specified Criminal Activity
USCIS announced an interim final rule that will allow "T" and "U" nonimmigrants to adjust their status and become lawful permanent residents.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., the largest suburban MD law firm, seeks a proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney experience in immigration law including employment-Based IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (including E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), family-Based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. Position includes supervision of paralegal and administrative staff. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong drafting skills, you will find an exciting, diverse practice with opportunity for further career development. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package. Work with an experienced team of professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen, 11921 Rockville Pike, Third Floor, Rockville, MD 20852-2743, Fax (301) 230-2891, e-mail:

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 '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, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:

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Sen. Mel Martinez: One Term Is Enough
Mel Martinez won't be remembered as one of Florida's great members of the U.S. Senate.

Vigil Opposes Renewing Of Hutto Center Contract
More than 100 Central Texans gathered for a vigil outside the Williamson County Courthouse on Sunday night, asking Williamson County commissioners to end a contract with the T. Don Hutto Residential Center.

Keep Up Good Work, Sheriff
We wouldn't blame Ohio County Sheriff Tom Burgoyne if he threw up his hands in disgust and decided that if no one else is interested in arresting illegal immigrants, he shouldn't be, either.

GOP Going Full-Throttle on the Wrong Track for Latinos
As the Republican Party surveys its post-election train wreck, the pain must be even greater knowing that, with Hispanic voters, the GOP drove itself off the track.


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Immigration Judge - Omaha, NE
The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that an immigration judge was sworn in during an investiture ceremony in Falls Church, Va. Judge Anderson was appointed as an immigration judge in November 2008. He received a JD in 1983 from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn. Judge Anderson was a hearing officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Lawrence, Kan in 2006-2008. From 1972 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 2006, Judge Anderson was in the US Air Force, serving in many legal capacities, including as a military trial judge. He is a member of the Minnesota Bar.


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:
Rep. Gutierrez has been an icon for the immigrants and we should have more Senators like him to get this comprehensive immigration law passed now (12/08/08 ID comment). This is affecting the economy believe it or not. Although the nonimmigrants do not have a voice or protection they boost the economy and the raids and sending them back has cause some of what we called "recession". Yes, we cannot fool ourselves to this situation.

Gladys Farris

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