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Immigration Daily March 19, 2009
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Safety Valve

Hector Tobar's latest editorial says "Immigration, after all, serves as a safety valve to keep the pressure cooker of Mexican inequality from exploding. For decades, the steam has vented steadily northward from Tijuana and other border towns." For the full editorial, see here.

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Today Is Deadline For The Changing Definition of Crimes of Moral Turpitude

Wednesday, March 18th is the deadline for the Thursday March 19th phone session on The Changing Definition of Crimes of Moral Turpitude part of the seminar series "Removal For Experts", the curriculum is as follows:

  • The Categorical and Modified Categorical Approaches
  • BIA Case Law with a Focus on Matter of Silva-Trevino
  • Federal Circuit Court Case Law
Don't wait to register. Wednesday, March 18th is the deadline! For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form:


What's Wrong With The EB-5 Program?
Carolyn S. Lee writes "There are many key things wrong with the EB-5 program, particularly as USCIS administers it."

If You Build It, They Will Come
K. L. Billingsley for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "The "Baby-Cal" fiasco shows how welfare state fraud has corrupted immigration."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "Various readers of this blog have been making this suggestion, but when folks say the same thing in the Wall Street Journal, that gets more attention."

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ETA Releases H2A FAQs
The Employment and Training Administration's Office of Foreign Labor Certification released FAQS on the proposed suspension of the H2A rules.


Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS (asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with very high success rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see: Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.

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:


National Campaign Urging Immigration Reform Will Visit Central Florida
A national campaign to reignite the immigration-reform movement will stop in Orlando next week for a town-hall meeting about how deportations hurt more than just immigrants.

Pelosi Tells Illegal Immigrants That Work Site Raids are Un-American
"The speaker of the House told a group of both legal and illegal immigrants recently that enforcement of immigration laws in the United States is "un-American."

Martinez Heats Up Immigration Debate
Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, the former Republican Party chairman who vividly remembers the "variety of names" conservatives called him because of his work on immigrant rights, is readying for another big brawl over the issue.

UFW Plans Immigration Rallies
"There are millions of workers and no policy," he said. "The status quo is unsustainable."


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Immigration Book
Illegal: A Mexican Teenager Between Two Worlds By W. Shirley Nunes. CreateSpace, 190 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 1440432880, $10.00


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