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Immigration Daily May 29, 2009
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ILW.COM Open House In Vegas

ILW.COM will be hosting an informal open house in Las Vegas, with a display of all our books, including three brand new books - on Immigration Compliance, Consular Processing and Immigrant/Employer Tax Compliance. The Open House will be from 12noon to 10pm each and every day in Room 3701 (Level 3, Toscana) from Wednesday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 6th (both days inclusive). For the first time, we are offering a special discount for all our books, but only for those who stop by the ILW.COM Open House. For those traveling to Vegas next week, we sincerely hope that you will come and tell us how you are doing, and how we may better serve you. Those who visit us will be greeted by our youngest team-member, a 6-year old named after the Statue of Liberty (before bed-time only!). We look forward to seeing you.

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Business Immigration Law

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that "Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-authored by: Rodney A. Malpert and Amanda Petersen and its companion book "Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings" published by Law Journal Press are now available for purchase on ILW.COM. Contributors to the book include Chuck Kuck, Tarik H. Sultan, Roger C. Wolf, Rebecca S. Whitehouse, George N. Lester, IV, Richard A. Gump, Jr., Leslie K. L. Thiele, Ellen G. Yost, Nancy H. Morowitz, Vicki L. Martin-Odette. For more info, including how to order, see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
Carl Shusterman writes "The latest government boondoggle involves state-licensed physical and occupational therapists."

Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "I am pleased to report that we have been successful in the goal of or PT/OT lawsuit!"

Immigrants Of The Day: Helio Castroneves of Brazil, and Karan Kler of India
Kevin R. Johnson writes "Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 in 2001, 2002, and 2009, one of nine drivers who have won three."

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Velarde Memo On Health Care H-1B Petitions
Barbara Velarde, Chief USCIS Service Center Operations, published a memo clarifying the standards for adjudicating H-1B petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries seeking employment in a health care specialty occupation.


Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.

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:

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NBC Argues For Relaxed Immigration Laws Despite High Unemployment
Tom Brokaw visits Maryland crab picking house, claims only solution to labor shortage is loosening visa rules.

Human Trafficking Indictment Suggests Shift On Immigration Policy
Yesterday's indictment suggests that Napolitano may be keeping her word.

Immigration Courts Facing Backlog
It's two years, five years or even a decade before some will learn their fate.

US Immigration Officials Detain Cancer Patient Who Lacked Fingerprints
A Singapore man undergoing treatment for cancer was detained for four hours by U.S. immigration officials after the drug he was taking caused his fingerprints to disappear.


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Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
June 4 - University of California presents 'Los Migrantes de la Crisis: New Research on the Impact of Economic Crisis on Mexican Migration and settlement Behavior' For more info see


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

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Comment (05/28/09 ID): Looking at Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination as either a down payment on President Obama's promise to move Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), supposedly to be dealt with at his June 8 immigration conference, or a bone thrown to Latinos for a failure to push CIR, may be reading too much into strictly Supreme Court politics. The opposition to CIR, which would lead to granting basic rights to a Latino and Asian underclass that is now the target of venomous hatred and contempt among millions of voters in both parties, is based on a deep, entrenched racism fueled by fears that whites will lose their majority status and all that comes with it, not just in a handful of Western states, but throughout America. This is something that was astutely pointed out by the late Professor Samuel Huntington (a bitter opponent of Latino immigration) in his 2002 book "Who Are We?". Granting legal status to 12 million or more illegal immigrants (or perhaps more accurately just human beings?) is a huge undertaking politically. It would be equivalent to abolishing racial segregation in the 1950's and 1960's. John F.Kennedy, for example was clearly personally against segregation, but he was unwilling to touch it, leaving that task to his successor, Lyndon Johnson. In this regard, I am afraid that President Obama, who is too timid even to close Guantanamo now or to prosecute torturers, will turn out to show more of this particular side of the "spirit of Camelot" than the bold vision of LBJ. Here is one prediction that President Obama will renege on his CIR promise and leave the entire legalization issue to a more courageous successor. His grand June 8 immigration conference will probably be about as productive as the next UN meeting on North Korea.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Regarding David Murray's letter (05/28/09 ID): I agree Haiti is short of resources but I would rather send $100 million to our close neighbor than send that amount to Lebanon. Haiti has contributed much to the US over the centuries without costing us very much. Years ago my wife and I decided to have a French language wedding in Port-au-Prince. What fun that was!

Paul Good, Esq.

Dear Editor:
This letter is in response to Mr. Andrade's letter of (05/28/09 ID). The letter claims that "I didn't hear anyone say they were insulted" about the CSC's refusal to provide decent responses to fair questions posed in the written Q&A and by members of the audience. There were several tense exchanges between the 'stakeholder' community and CSC officials during the course of the meeting and afterwards. Furthermore, my in-box has been full over the last week from attendees thanking me for conveying the essence of the meeting with crystal-like clarity. Maybe we all imagined this tension in exactly the same way? I doubt it somehow. Whether Mr. Andrade's letter acknowledges it or not, there is real anger among the stakeholder community regarding the overall arrogant, unresponsive approach of the CSC in tandem with radically shifting adjudications patterns that defy explanation (which, of course, CSC refuses to explain, let alone admit is occurring). If the letter wants to serve as a water carrier for the CSC, then that's its burden to bear. Otherwise, if the letter is happy with the way CSC conducts its business, it must be based on low expectations in life and easy to please.

Brandon Meyer
Solana Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
When is this country going to realize that there are Americans here who do vote and do not want illegals or any form of amnesty for the illegals in this country. I am tired of politicians using thier power to get votes from Latino's. The last I heard the American vote was larger than Latino. I hope every American votes against these people who would trade thier country for a Latino vote. It looks like Obama is trying by his new nomination for Judge. Somewhere along the line I think all these politicians will lose their seats in Congress but giving in to illegals and they appear to have no guts or backbones when it comes to Latinos. I really think if the Republicans would stand up and fight for Americans and their rights and not Latino's or illegals they can win back their party. They certainly would have my vote and all my famiy and friends. We do not want amnesty of any kind and want to see all illegals departed and sooner the better.

Anna Stacy

Dear Editor:
Mr. Murray's letter (05/28/09 ID) failed to notice on my letter trying to emphasize on hypocrisy and double standard nature on our foreign relation and immigration policies. Haitian and Cuban refugees don't speak English, but that's not my point. My point is that we have political asylum and refugee legal process that should apply equally to any refugees regardless country of origin and they must apply on their own merits and personal cases. If we can have cozy relationships with any other dictator regimes on Earth why we must single out Cuba because of the objection of small Cuban Americans minority while many more Americans prefer to have common sense and better relationship with Cuba. We can't do much to fix problems around the world nor to accommodate billions to come to our country, it doesn't mean that we don't care. Billions of the populationin this planet live under $2 a day, why ? Because they must become our "slaves" and be happy to accept our fiat currency that we print at will and to finance our beyond our means lifestyles using IOUs. Chinese will sometime get tired buying Treasury Bonds and many nations in fact are trading in Chinese Yuan or using barter system as early sign that they have lack of faith and appetite on our currency which sits on growing mountain of deficit and debt. The due time is near when many people living and working in the "third world" demanding justice on their hard honest labor. If we don't invest in our education system, build strong families with good values and work ethics and still take things for granted soon or later we will regret it when time is due to pay back and realize that we count our blessings in IOUs not real wealth.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Since ID knows all that is brewing on the hill. Do you know anything of talk about revising or bringing back the 245i? American citizen legitimately married to an illegal alien can change their status?


Dear Editor:
President Obama should get this immigration bill pass this year. It will benefit both the illegals as well as the american economy.


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