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Immigration Daily June 17, 2009
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Joyful Reunion

The New York Times reports on a long-awaited family reunion for a 4-year old from Sudan. "Unlike many families splintered by the long-running violence in Darfur, the Adam family's separation was not caused directly by the conflict, but by United States immigration law."

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Today Is The Deadline For Citizenship for Beginners

The curriculum for our new 3-part telephone seminar series "Citizenship for Beginners" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 17:

  • Why is citizenship important? No issues on admissibility, "sponsorship" of family, eligibility for jobs, protection from removal, rights of LPRs vs. USCs
  • How does one become a citizen? Birth, children of diplomats, naturalization - a general overview
  • The English language requirement, N-648, the new "civics" exam
  • The Child Citizenship Act of 2000
SECOND Phone Session on July 8:
  • Naturalization requirements: LPR status, state residency, continuous residence, physical presence, and preserving residence for naturalization purposes, document, intent, 4-year rule
  • Definitions and standards: Criminal convictions, post conviction relief, good moral character, statutory period, expungements, motions to unseal, coram nobis
  • Risks of making application: Grounds for removal
  • N-336 the necessary evil
  • Going to court for background check delays not hard
THIRD Phone Session on August 5:
  • Citizenship through birth outside of the US
  • How to discover if one derived US citizenship? - How to read and use the charts on derivation
  • Proving the claim - Residence and Physical presence
  • Does USCIS recognize dual citizenship? Why? so what?
Don't wait to register, Tuesday, June 16th is the deadline. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form:


How To Manage Key-Client Marketing
Ed Poll writes "If you take care of what you have, you can avoid painful, expensive replacement procedures."

Women Immigrants: Stewards of the 21st Century Family
Sandy Close, et al. for the New America Media write "They are migrating not as lone individuals but as members, even heads, of families, determined to keep family bonds intact even as they travel great distances and adapt to new cultures."

Immigrant Of The Week: Immigrants On The Detroit Red Wings, Immigrants On The Pittsburgh Penguins, and Immigrants On The Orlando Magic
Greg Siskind writes "While hockey is better known for having immigrant players, the NBA has its fair share of global stars."

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CRS Report On Border Security
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on "Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border"


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), an Arlington, VA not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a highly motivated proven leader to serve as Vice President. Responsibilities include oversight, implementation, and accountability for quality of programs and delivery of services. The Vice President reports to the President and CEO and works as part of the Senior Management Team. Strong and significant experience in program growth, development of proposals, project design, implementation and management, is required. He/She will have budget, fundraising and supervisory responsibilities. For a more detailed job description and application process please visit job openings at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Leading immigration law firm, Foster Quan, LLP, seeks experienced immigration legal assistants for its Houston and Austin, TX offices. Applicants must have two years of employment based immigration experience. A university degree is required, as well as strong writing and communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Foreign language fluency is preferred. Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task and have strong analytical and organizational skills. Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to, referencing the position title in the subject line.

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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.


Ford Foundation Awards AJC Grant For Immigration Advocacy
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has received a major grant of $500,000 from The Ford Foundation for a new initiative to create momentum for comprehensive immigration reform.

Hate Crimes Rise As Immigration Debate Heats Up
US civil rights leaders today said an increase in hate crimes committed against Hispanics and people perceived to be immigrants in recent years "correlates closely" to the nation's increasingly contentious debate over immigration.

Opposition grows to immigration prison in Arizona
There is opposition arising to a proposed 1,500-inmate federal immigration prison being considered for southern Arizona on the Tohono Oodham Indian reservation.

Anti-immigration Advocate Held in '97 Slaying
An anti-immigration crusader, who faces murder charges along with a former Everett woman in a double slaying in Arizona, was also charged Friday in a 1997 Wenatchee killing.


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Dear Editor:
I cannot understand how it is possible for Honza Prchal's letter (06/16/09ID) to find anything in any of my letters that even remotely blames Christians or whites in general for prejudice or violence, whether toward Jews, Latinos or any other ethnic group. None of my letters has ever made such a claim. What my letters have said consistently, however, is that anti-Semitism and white supremacy were behind the kind of violence that took the life of a courageous and dedicated guard at the Holocaust Museum, and that, even if the accused killer acted alone, there are many other neo-Nazi fanatics and potential killers like him in America. Is mentioning this undisputed fact the same as blaming all whites and Christians for the violence? No right-minded person would think so. However, Mr. Prchal's letter is correct when it states that I do blame right wing extremists and hate mongers for helping to block immigration reform. Again, this doesn't mean that everyone who opposes immigration reform is an extremist or a bigot, but it is naive to ignore the fact that right wing extremist hate groups are actively involved in the immigration issue, and many of their supporters are motivated by the same hatred toward Latinos and Asians that the accused killer at the Holocaust museum expressed toward Jews and African-Americans.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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