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Immigration Daily April 30, 2009
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Immigration Stimulus

A Wall Street Journal opinion piece points out that an infusion of innovators is even more needed in a recession. "Companies founded by immigrants include Yahoo, eBay and Google. Half of Silicon Valley start-ups were founded by immigrants, up from 25% a decade ago. Some 40% of patents in the U.S. are awarded to immigrants. A recent study by the Kauffman Foundation found that immigrants are 50% likelier to start businesses than natives. Immigrant-founded technology firms employ 450,000 workers in the US."

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Today Is Deadline For EB-5: Individual v. Regional Center Cases

Wednesday, April 29th is the deadline for the April 30th phone session of Investor Options For Beginners: EB-5: Individual v. Regional Center Cases, the curriculum is as follows:

  • Commercial Enterprise
  • Employment Creation
  • Management / Role of Investor
  • Amount of Investment
  • Source of Funds
  • Removal of Conditions
For more information and to register see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today!


Consular Corner: April 2009
Liam Schwartz writes "Thanks largely to the unprecedented efforts of Tel-Aviv Consul General Andrew C. Parker and his wonderful staff, immigration attorneys were treated to an up-close and personal view of consular work."

Perspective - Molecular Individualism
Sheldon Richman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "In his book Reasons for Welfare: The Political Theory of the Welfare State (1988), Robert E. Goodin claims to have caught opponents of the welfare state in a contradiction."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "The Senate Immigration Subcommittee will kick off Congress' consideration of an immigration reform bill with a hearing on April 30th entitled 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?'."

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CBP Publishes Automatic Revalidation Fact Sheet
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a fact sheet on automatic revalidation of expired nonimmigrant visas of aliens who have been out of the US for thirty days or less in contiguous territory (Canada and Mexico).


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

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including respected AILA attorneys and government officials including chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL, current and former immigration judges. This conference offers opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and have fun too. Early bird deadline is April 30th. For more info, including speakers, curriculum, and registration see the attached brochure or register online at

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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Obama Welcomes Arlen Specter To Democratic Fold
Specter suggested he could be of assistance, saying he had been deeply involved in healthcare, climate change and immigration.

Napolitano: Border With Mexico To Stay Open For Now
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano rejected calls to close the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the swine flu outbreak, saying the costs to both countries at this point outweigh the medical benefits.

Turning Point In Immigration March
On Friday, two very different demonstrations are planned in Yakima. One urging rights and amnesty for illegal immigrants, the other adamantly opposed.

Citizenship Checks Rightly Illegal At Schools
Arizona public schools must not become an arm of law enforcement, which would happen if an idea floated by Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik becomes reality.


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New Appointment
The American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) is pleased to announce that Mary Giovagnoli will become the new Director of the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) replacing Angela Kelley who has accepted the position of Vice President for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress. For more info see


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Dear Editor:
Is there any news on immigration relief program for legal stuck people before they take the action for completely ilegal people? There are about million people stucked with technical difficulties like 3 years foreign BS degree Vs 4 years US BS degree equilency problem. They do not accept for EB-3 catagory. I hope and wish you draw their attention by taking this point through Lawyers by your immigration daily.


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