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Immigration Daily March 4, 2009
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Yesterday's Immigration Daily issue included three unrelated errors:

  1. Charles Wheeler's Article omitted the USCIS minutes. We feature the Article in full in today's issue.
  2. The CnG event included the incorrect link - the correct link was updated (in yesterday's issue).
  3. The "Options For Health Care Professionals" featured the incorrect registration links, the corrected links now appear.
We thank our eagle-eyed readers for pointing out our production errors and we apologize for the mistakes.

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Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Experts

Today is the deadline for H-1B For Experts, featuring distinguished speakers Daniel Horne, Kevin Lederman, George N. Lester, Bradley Maged, Angelo Paparelli and William Stock (discussion leader Karen Weinstock). The curriculum is as follows:

  • Complex educational and work equivalency evaluations, degree mismatch issues
  • Problematic Occupations: Marketing Analyst, IT consultants, specialty nurses, etc.
  • Representing the H-1B employer in financial difficulty
  • The impact of corporate reorganizations on H-1B status
  • How to deal with gaps in employment, including lay-offs, downsizing, leaves of absence, resignations?
  • Overview of options from H-1Bs to green cards; What to do when EB-3 visas are unavailable?
  • Extending H-1B status beyond the normal six-year limit including new rules and new policy interpretations
  • Maintaining H-1B status vs. AOS portability with an EAD
  • Complex travel problems on H-1B and AOS
Don't wait to register, Wednesday, March 4th is the deadline. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form:


Update From Ciudad Juarez
Charles Wheeler writes "The following is a summary of the minutes provided by the State Department and USCIS, respectively." Editor's note: please see our Comment above.

Crisis Communication: How To Manage Them Effectively
Paramjit L. Mahli writes "What will your firm do in the face of an unexpected emergency?"

The Constitution: A Treasure Worth The Wait In Line
Aron Weinstein writes "For some this is a long-awaited pilgrimage, for others just another stop on the endless "sights-to-see" list in Washington."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to


DHS Releases Latest Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant Population
The Department of Homeland Security released a report providing estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants residing in the US as of January 2008 by period of entry, region and country of origin, state of residence, age and gender.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law, and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel at Must be sent by 5pm, EST, Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full range of employment-based applications, independently conducting research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10 years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at EOE.

Position Sought
JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal research. Competitive hourly or flat fees. References available upon request. Please contact for additional details.

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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President Must Start Reforming Immigration
However, now that the new administration is in place, we are getting mixed signals as to how the government will proceed with immigration.

4 Cargill Workers In Kansas Charged With ID Theft
Four meatpacking workers at the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Dodge City are facing aggravated identity theft charges.

Delay On Immigration Law Dies In [Utah] Committee
A [Utah] bill proposing a one-year delay in last year's controversial immigration reform legislation, SB81, failed to gain committee approval Monday in spite of supporting testimony from a wide-ranging group of community leaders

[Utah] House Kills Restriction On In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students
After impassioned testimony that harked back to the civil-rights struggles of the 1960s, Utah representatives Wednesday defeated a bill that would have required undocumented students to sign an affidavit swearing they had not worked in the state.


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Dear Editor:
JIm Roberts' (03/03/09 ID) calls Barack Obama "our first illegal alien 'president'". That must have been a typographical error. I am sure that Mr. Roberts' letter must have intended to say that Barack Obama is our first "African-American" president. That is, unless the letter's point is that "African American" and "illegal alien" mean the same thing. Come to think of it, there can be little doubt that this is exactly what Mr. Roberts' letter is trying to say.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
The CnG section of ID's 3/03/09 ID issue highlights 'How Many and Which Migrants Leave? Estimating the Unknown and Why it Matters'. But the link you have goes to another event, which might also be of interest to readers, "Temporary Workers and Innovation, or H-1Bs and the Supply Side of Ethnic Invention." Keep up the good work.

Susanna Bogue, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Editor's note: please see our Comment above.

Dear Editor:
You have the wrong Registration links for "Options For Health Care Professionals". (03/03/09 ID)

Gregory P. Adams, Esq.
Cincinnati, OH

Editor's note: please see our Comment above.

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