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Immigration Daily April 28, 2009
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Consular Processing For Beginners

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series with Discussion Leader Rami Fakhoury and speakers Kevin Aiston, Steven Garmo, Joel S. Guberman, Angelo Paparelli, with other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 29: Role of the State Department in Visa Processing

  • Information gathering
  • New FISA law
  • Visa Waiver Program - eligibility, ESTA system
  • 9 FAM - ground of inadmissibility
  • Security Advisory Opinion (SAO)
  • Discussion of select consular posts
  • Hot topics update
SECOND Phone Session on May 27: Coordination between USCIS/ICE, CIA, FBI and DOS
  • Investigations by Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service
  • Data mining process, profiling programs - H and L cases
  • Documents and Benefits Fraud Task Forces (DBFTF) and other multiple agency task forces
  • Discussion of select consular posts
  • Hot topics update
THIRD Phone Session on June 24: Set Up of Consular Posts: Who's Who Behind the Glass Wall, and How to Get Them to Work With You
  • Practical guide to risk factors and self-audits
  • Risk management profile - client, your firm, client counter-parties
  • What to expect at two dozen foreign consulates
  • Due diligence steps in your application
  • Discussion of select consular posts
  • Hot topics update
For more information and to register see: Online: Fax form:


EB-5 Immigrant Investors: Here And Now
Lincoln Stone, et al. share the citations from this recently concluded seminar series.

"Family Unity" National Immigration Tour Stop In San Jose
Rep. Michael Honda writes "To all of you brave enough to share your stories tonight, all we have to say is this: We hear you. We get it. I feel blessed to stand here and receive your testimonials."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "Since the dollar amount is a matter of public record, it is logical that one could refer to it using the phrase "prevailing wage" instead of the actual dollar amount".

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DOS On Expiration Dates In Presidential Permits For Border Crossings
The Department of State published notice, in consultation with relevant Federal agencies, that it will include an expiration date among the conditions it establishes in Presidential permits that it issues for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border crossing facilities.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long time NYC practitioner seeks young lawyer as associate (or not so young) with or without own practice to work with a view towards parnership and sucession. I wish to work less now and much less later but not retire completely. Harry DeMell (212) 732-2767.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small Northern Virginia immigration law firm seeks associate with 2+ years experience in Immigration Court/BIA litigation. Good writing skills. Spanish speaking preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits. Send resume to

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:

I9 Audit Services
Do your clients need substantive due diligence for the employment provisions of the INA? Omega Secure Solutions (OSS), Inc. offers a cost effective option to review your client's I9s which can help your law firm gain competitive advantage. OSS has a national workforce of retired immigration investigators. All our Associates have a minimum 25+ years as distinguished INS / ICE senior special agents. OSS provides a comprehensive plan to demonstrate to the satisfaction of ICE that your business clients are serious about complying with the INA so that devastating adversarial action does not become a reality. We understand the law and the bureaucracy that administers that law. Omega ... the last word in Homeland Security support. To learn more about our services including HR training, employer-worksite compliance programs, I-9 audits, all at competitive rates, contact Bob McGraw, President, Omega Secure Solutions at or 410-263-9500.


We Need an Immigration Stimulus
Still, an economic downturn is the right time to move on immigration, one of the few policy tools that could clearly boost growth.

Lawyer Makes Case Against Immigrant Myths
While politicians may debate the merits of immigration reform, many economists and researchers have already made up their minds: Immigrants contribute far more to the U.S. economy than they take.

Immigration Court In KC Begins A Life-Changing Task
With one immigration judge working on site and others appearing as needed through videoconferencing, the court is plowing through 2,290 cases, deciding whether those who are in the U.S. illegally have any legal basis to remain here.

Could Legalizing Immigrants Improve U.S. Economy?
If the US under President Barack Obama grants legal status to its 12 million illegal immigrants, most of them Hispanics, would it prove a net gain or a drain for the beleaguered U.S. economy?


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New Offices - Portland, OR
Joseph Justin Rollin is pleased to announce the opening of his new law offices. This new immigration law office provides a wide range of immigration services, including deportation defense, family-based immigration, waivers, and naturalization. The Law Offices of Joseph Justin Rollin, PO Box 820085, Portland OR 97282. Tel: 503-502-7977. Fax: 866-502-9931.


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