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Immigration Daily April 16, 2009
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Unions Back CIR

The Los Angeles Times reports that the top two labor unions in the US announced their backing for comprehensive immigration reform. "The agreement, supported by the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win federation, supports the legalization of the nation's 12 million undocumented immigrants and the formation of an independent commission to analyze the labor market's needs and assess shortages for the admission of future foreign workers. The unions oppose any new guest worker programs that would allow employers to bring foreigners in on a temporary basis."

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Today Is Deadline For Litigation Tactics in Removal Proceedings

Wednesday, April 15th is the deadline for the Thursday April 16th phone session on Litigation Tactics in Removal Proceedings part of the seminar series "Removal For Experts", the curriculum is as follows:

  • Motions to Continue, Administratively Close or Terminate
  • Motions to Change Venue
  • Motions to Suppress
  • Discovery
  • Contesting Charges in the Notice to Appear
  • Objections
  • Authentication of Documents and Responding to FDL Reports
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Recent Developments Regarding The Visa Waiver Program: Bayo V. Chertoff And The Electronic System For Travel Authorization (ESTA)
David A. Isaacson writes "Therefore, even under the ESTA regime, any alien who did not complete the online application him- or herself may have a valid Bayo claim if he or she does not sign a waiver in the appropriate language at the border."

The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal And Illegal
Daniel Griswold for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "There are plenty of thoughtful questions to be considered when it comes to the role of immigration in a free, modern, and globally connected society. Unfortunately, this book brings nothing new to the discussion."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "The long and short of it is that the 6th Circuit has held that a surviving spouse still is an immediate relative under the Immigration and Nationality Act."

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DOL Publishes Notice Of New iCERT System
DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a notice annoucing a new electronic system for submitting the Labor Condition Application (LCA) and the Application for Permanent Employment Certification.


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Study Says Police Misuse Immigration Inquiry Rule
Many police officers in New Jersey are misusing a 2007 directive by the states attorney general by questioning the immigration status of Latino drivers, passengers, pedestrians and even crime victims.

Illegal Immigration Slowdown In California
After years of rapid growth, the state's illegal immigrant population is increasing more gradually, a study finds. Many migrants are bypassing California for other states.

Obama to Name Border Czar
The Obama administration will name a new U.S.-Mexico border "czar" to advise Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, tapping former federal prosecutor and California educator Alan Bersin, according to a homeland security official.

Tech Recruiting Clashes With Immigration Rules
Where's Sanjay? The question comes from one of dozens of engineers around a crowded conference table at Google.


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Immigration Event - Arlington, VA
2009 ACIP Annual Symposium: June 15-18, 2009, Arlington, VA - For thirty-five years, the American Council on International Personnel's Symposium has been the most highly respected annual meeting devoted exclusively to employment-based immigration. We bring in-house immigration professionals from universities and research institutions, non-profits, and multinational corporations together with U.S. government representatives and legal experts. This year's Symposium "Changing Times, Changing Strategies" will help you: strategize and network in an uncertain economy, meet new leaders of Federal Agencies & Congress, develop airtight compliance measures, and refine your global mobility management models. ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media sponsor.


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Dear Editor:
Regarding the article America's Loss Is The World's Gain (04/14/09 ID): This situation may turn out to be an illustration of Alexander Graham Bell's observation, "When one door closes, another opens." This will be true if it encourages Americans (LPRs and citizens of the US) to get the training and education they need to take the jobs that are being abandoned. Maybe some of the employers will provide tuition money or other types of financial assistance in return for an employment commitment of some kind. It works for the military. The rest of Alexander Graham Bell's sentence is worth considering too, "but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Nolan Rappaport, Esq

Dear Editor:
A search on your cite refers to the "I-485 Standard Operating Procedures" dated 09/28/01. I would like to cite the document but there is no authority or citation. Can you give me the correct citation, please? Your prompt response is appreciated. Thank you

Cecilia G. Bikkal, Esq.
White Plains, NY

Editor's note: The url for the document is A short description of the contents is at

Dear Editor:
Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement is what is needed in the US. The politicians and opened borders groups like to submit that our immigration laws are broken. This simply is not true. Politicians want us to give them amnesty along with the illegal aliens. We would not have out of control immigration if the laws had been enforced. It is time to tell the truth, politicians want the illegal aliens here for votes. They spend our tax dollars to buy the votes and dis-infranchise Americans and legal immigrants. This insanity needs to stop. Nothing less than Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement is acceptable.

Paula James

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