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Immigration Daily April 2, 2009
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Immigrants Count

Government Executive reports that the census officials are trying to win the trust of immigrant communities so that they will succeed in getting an accurate count of the US population in next year's census. "With a year to go until Census Day, earning the trust of historically undercounted communities remains a key challenge for decennial headcounters, census officials and lawmakers said on Monday. In a kickoff event for 'census partnership' organizations ranging from the NAACP to the Target Corp. retail chain, leaders of the 2010 effort stressed the need to demystify the census among hard-to-reach populations that may be reluctant to offer personal information to government workers."

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Today Is The Deadline For Physician Issues

Today is the deadline for the April 2nd phone session of "Options For Health Care Professionals", the curriculum is as follows:

  • Training: J-1, H-1B, F-1 OPT; and O-1
  • Working: H-1B and O-1
  • Immigrating: EB-1, NIW and PERM
  • Special Considerations for Canadian Physicians
  • Legislative Horizon
Don't wait to register, Wednesday, April 1st is the deadline. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form:


On The Edge Of The Precipice - Being Laid Off During The 7th Year H-1B
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Among the group of employees in H-1B status who are vulnerable when they lose jobs, no group is more vulnerable than those that have maximized their 6th year limit in H-1B status and are in their 7th or 8th year H-1B extension based on a pending labor certification."

The Goal Is Freedom: Free To Migrate
Sheldon Richman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "Thus when people find problems in the wake of an influx of immigrants, they may be looking for the source in the wrong place."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "Now it appears that some at ICE are reveling in taking on the boss of the agency and, by extension, the new President."

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Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On EAD Delays
USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on USCIS processing delays for Employment Authorization Documents.

Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On Naturalization Ceremonies
USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on naturalization oath ceremonies.

Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Recommendations On E-Verify In Arizona
USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo responding to CIS Ombudsman's observations on the E-Verify experience in Arizona and recommended customer service enhancements.

ICE Factsheet On Cap-Gap
ICE published a fact sheet for employers on the cap gap extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT).

DHS Delays Application Of US Immigration Law To Mariana Islands
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the delayed transition to full application of the U.S. immigration laws to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) until November 28, 2009.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New Orleans, LA - Tulane University seeks a dynamic immigration professional for the position of Program Manager in the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS). The Program Manager: ensures Tulane's compliance with US immigration regulations and procedures with regards to H-1B and TN visas; is principal contact for the hiring of Tulane int'l faculty and staff; ensures intl'l faculty/staff receive proper immigration documentation and understanding of US immigration procedures; assists with F-1 and J-1 visa processing; helps retain int'l students to successfully complete academic course of study through programming. Requirements include: bachelor's degree and 2+ years int'l education experience at college level or equivalent. Salary is $34,080-$43,000/yr, depending on experience. To view full job details (scroll down to Manager, Program) and to apply visit here (refer to job listing #102583).

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mill, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+ years business immigration law experience. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will have ability to work both as members of team and team leaders. They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical skills required. Visit to learn unique benefits of working at Murthy Law Firm. Send resume + cover letter to All communication will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and ability. EEO.

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Quick Action For Immigrants In New Jersey
Governor Jon Corzine's support of sensible policies towards immigrants is a welcomed response in a state where municipalities have attempted to chase out immigrant workers and families.

Fewer Applications For H1B Visas Expected This Year
With unemployment skyrocketing across the nation, tech and other companies this year are expected to request fewer visas for highly skilled foreign workers, according to industry experts.

ICE Releases Workers Arrested In Washington Raid
Many of the 28 workers arrested by immigration agents last month in a northwest Washington raid have been released and given permission to work, in another sign of how the Obama administration is handling illegal immigration differently than its predecessor.

Unreliable Immigration Data Is Out Of Date And Context
There is no way to know how many less-skilled jobs will be created much less how many might be filled by undocumented workers.


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Immigration Event - Newark, NJ
April 6 - Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs invite you to attend "America's Immigration Crisis: A Way Forward" by Douglas S. Massey, part of a series called "The Economic Impact Of International Migration of Labor", John Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Avenue, Newark, 5-6:30pm.


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Dear Editor:
Miranda Swanson's letter (04/01/2009 ID) claims that the notion of immigrant women arrive in the US, falsely claiming their US citizen spouse is abusive, and have that spouse arrested and detained is completely ridiculous. It's not completely ridiculous. The letter also doubts that anywhere in the country do police arrest spousal abusers. Maybe not in Florida, but in California they do, and the victim cannot later recant their story; it is discretionary with the District Attorney to file charges, not the victim. California seriously recognizes that victims need to be protected, not only from their abusers, but from themselves. Besides potential jail time and a hefty fine, abusers are required to complete a year-long anger management class. I personally have seen several cases of a fraudulent abuse claim, usually involving Russian or Filipino women who know the law cold. The typical scenario, get into a shouting match with hubby, neighbors hear, she calls the police, steps outside, tells them a tale of woe. Even if the hubby is not arrested (no marks) a police report is taken. Two such police reports and they are off to the battered womens shelter, child in tow, living free for a year, claiming both mental and physical cruelty. True, that is the minority of cases and I have also seen, as is mentioned in Ms. Swansons letter, a lot of real abuse cases, where men use foreign women as indentured servants. That is sad and the reason why VAWA was created. Roger Algase's letter (04/01/2009 ID) once again brilliantly brings to light the Chinese Exclusion Laws, citing the case of Ng Fung Ho v. White, 259 US 276; one case of several cases that is required reading for anyone having a sense of justice in immigration.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Remember the article of Hector A. Chichoni (04/01/2009 ID) about increased employer "enforcement"? Cat and mouse game now. Yomatsu can't fire the illegals for being illegal but to keep them employed would not look good either. The only constant is change...

Tim Houghtaling

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