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Immigration Daily April 23, 2009
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Readers who tried to contact Attorney Barbara Brandes with their INA 244(f)(4) issues should note that the email supplied yesterday was incorrect (see 04/22/09 ID comment). Please send correspondence to: Immigration Daily's lonstanding policy is to correct any error of fact promptly and prominently.

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Five Questions To Ask During Your First Interview With An Asylum Applicant
David L. Cleveland writes "There is a school of thought which says, "When the asylum applicant comes to your office, let him talk at length about his problems."

The American Dream
John E. Nestler for the Foundation For Economic Education writes " At one time, people were proud to believe in it, Horatio Alger was a national hero, Europeans dreamed of the day when they could migrate to the land of opportunity."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "Fox News (not generally known for sympathetic immigration coverage) reports on an Iraqi translator who has received multiple commendations for taking risks to save the lives of American soldiers."

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Langlois Memo On Asylum Applications Filed By Unaccompanied Alien Children
USCIS Asylum Division Chief Langlois released a memo on the implementation of statutory change providing USCIS with initial jurisdiction over asylum applications filed by unaccompanied alien children.


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Rep. Honda: Diverse Voices Should Reform Immigration
Rep. Mike Honda is pushing the White House to include Asian Pacific voices as the president prepares to unveil his immigration reform agenda later this year.

Activists Claim Inhumane Treatment at Immigration Detention Centers
In an isolated corner of southwest Georgia, about 20,000 illegal immigrants a year pass through one of the largest federal immigration centers in the U.S., awaiting almost certain deportation.

College Board Steps Into The Immigration Debate
Trustees of the association that administers the SAT vote to support the Dream Act, which would offer some undocumented youths a path to citizenship through college or the military.

Arena: The Year For Immigration Reform?
No year is ever a good year to seek immigration reform.


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Immigration Event - Colorado Springs, CO
May 20-22 - CLINIC's 12th Annual Convening 3-day conference will offer workshops and plenary sessions on selected topics of interest to immigration practitioners. Workshops are designed to offer practical information and valuable practice pointers. Workshop sessions: Naturalization, Asylum, Family-Based Immigration, Consular Processing, T & U Visas, Program Management, Religious Immigration, Immigration Law and Crimes and many others. There will be sessions for practitioners of all levels of experience on substantive immigration law topics. For more info see:


Readers can share comments, email: (up to 300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

Dear Editor:
I was on TPS for three years. My tps status was valid thru May 5 2005 but my AOS was denied in April of the same year. I was put in removal proceedings and I left the country in December 2005. I have tried three times to send this information to the email address supplied in ID's 04/22/09 comment but failed each time:

Charles Carlon

Editor's note: Please see above comment.

Dear Editor:
The e-mail address ID published to forward examples of INA 244(f) does not work (see 04/22/09 ID comment). Can you check to make sure you published the correct e-mail address?

H. Glenn Fogle, Jr, Esq.
Atlanta, GA

Editor's note: Please see above comment.

Dear Editor:
There was an ad in ID's classifieds, April 20th for a telecommuting paralegal position. I would like to apply for it but when I went to ILW.COM today the ad was no longer listed. Could you please send me the email address for the contact on that ad. I would greatly appreciate this.


Editor's note: All our past issues are available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I invite Immigration Daily readers to to share information they may have about local media - cable access, papers, radio, etc.- advocating for immigrantsw rights by programs, articles similar to ID's "Immigrants Of The Week" introducing local immigrants on local media?

Michael O'Neill

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X