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Immigration Daily January 6, 2009
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Drinking Milk

Dairy Herd Management reports "Migrant or foreign labor is a must for the dairy industry and other parts of agriculture, and a reduction in the workforce could cost consumers considerably, says David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, Texas." For the full story, see here.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, January 6th For PERM Practice Problems

Tuesday, January 6th is the deadline to sign up for the January 8th telephonic seminar session of PERM Practice Tips, the curriculum is as follows:

  • Attorney Representation in PERM Applications
  • Dangers in Attestations
  • Review of Notice Requirements
  • Preparing and Retaining Record Files
  • Substitution of Employers
  • On-Line Registration of Employers
  • Business Necessity for Job Level Four
  • Gaining Experience on the Job
  • Alien Influence and Control
  • Post Denial Options: Reconsideration or Appeal to BALCA
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 8th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Fax version:


Family Matters - Hot Issues In Family Immigration
Angie Junck, et al. share the citations from this recently concluded seminar series.

The New Electoral Landscape And What It Means For Immigration Reform
Angela Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center writes "The following report illustrates the growing electoral clout of Latinos, Asians, and New Americans; provides data on how and why they voted; and demonstrates that immigration was an issue that motivated them to the polls."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of January 5, 2009 on his PERM Labor Certification blog.

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ICE Updates SEVP Approved Schools List
ICE issued an updated list of SEVP approved schools as of December 28, 2008.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeks mature and responsible senior business immigration paralegal with 4+ years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O) and IV (including EB-1 and EB-2) and PERM. Must be capable of independent work, including legal research, intensive client contact and drafting responses to complex RFEs and NOIDs. 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. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, references and writing sample to No calls please.

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NJ May Consider Driving Privileges For Immigrants
A panel advising Governor Jon Corzine on immigrant issues is considering recommending the state allow undocumented immigrants "driver privilege cards" and in-state college tuition rates.

Tap Jon Kyl For Immigration Reform
The economic downturn and impending changes in Homeland Security oversight may offer a unique opportunity to stem the tide.

California Supreme Court To Take On State Law Granting In-State Tuition To Illegal Immigrants
California's highest court is poised to be the next battleground in the debate over benefits for illegal immigrants as the justices have agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a state law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

Tancredo, Allard Ride Off Into Political Sunset
The way Tom Tancredo sees it, he got to live out a scene from his favorite movie.


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New Appointment - Englewood, NJ
Englewood Mayor and partner at immigration law firm Wildes and Weinberg, PC Michael Wildes was recently appointed to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigrant Policy. The governor convened the panel to research how best to address the immigration concerns of the Garden State.


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:
Responding to Roger Algase, Esq.'s 12/31/08 letter, I don't understand how Mr. Algase's letter interprets my criticism of Mr. Murray's letter being "self-righteous" as one that his letter does not "respect" my argument. Obama has presented his Certification of Live Birth (COLB) has proof that he was born in Hawaii. That document itself states that it's only "prima facie" evidence of that fact. As we have seen under the definition of "prima facie," the presumption that the fact exists fails when evidence contradicting that fact is presented. Obama has the burden to come forward with competent evidence to prove that he was born in Hawaii. To date, he has failed to come forward with that evidence. Moreover, many concerned Americans have provided the public domain with evidence which contradicts the COLB's statement that Obama was born in Hawaii. They have presented the following: the existence of the lax Hawaiian law that existed at the time Obama was born which allowed parents to register their foreign born babies in Hawaii; Obama's grandmother's statement that her grandson was born in Kenya and that she was present during that birth; the Kenya Ambassador to the US, Peter N.R.O. Ogego, confirmed on November 6, 2008 during a radio interview on WRIF's "Mike In the Morning," that "President-Elect Obama" was born in Kenya and that his birth place was already a "well-known" attraction; the conflicting statements of Obama and his sister concerning in which Hawaiian hospital he was born; the failure of any Hawaiian hospital to confirm that Obama and/or his mother were present in any such hospital at the time of Obama's alleged birth in Honolulu. How can the American people in good faith conclude that Obama was born in Hawaii which makes him a "natural born Citizen" and therefore eligible to be President?

Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
Jamesburg, NJ

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