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Immigration Daily June 26, 2009
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Dreaming Through Nightmares

A New York Times editorial reports on and comments on a rally in support of the DREAM Act this week. "We were caught between exhilaration and despair on Tuesday as we watched more than 500 young people in caps and gowns gather in a park a few steps from the United States Capitol... They seemed incredulous that a message they grew up with - work hard, stay in school, study and you will succeed - does not apply to them."

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The Immigration Compliance Book

The Immigration Compliance Book by Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano, has over 30 distinguished immigration practitioners as authors and features the following:

  • Sections: Understanding I-9 Concepts, I-9 Advanced Topics, Employer E-Verify Considerations, E-Verify Advanced Topics, DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits, Specialty Topics
  • Sample Proposed I-9 Policy and Procedures, Sample Form I-9 Verification Procedures Guideline for Employers, Sample Checklist for I-9 Audit and Correction Guidelines
  • Critical Resource Materials: Selected Statutory Provisions, USCIS Memos, Executive Orders, USCIS Publications on I-9s and E-Verify, USCIS Press Releases/Q&As/FAQs, etc
  • Resource Materials on CD-ROM: 100+ Relevant Cases from OCAHO, BIA, Federal District and Circuit Courts, Important Statutes, Regulations, Forms, Weblinks, etc.
  • 750+ pages, 850+ footnotes, 33 Authors
For more info on this book, see here (fax version, see here).


Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
Carl Shusterman writes "In short, the reinstatement of premium processing for most I-140s is a distinct benefit for employees and employers alike."

Bloggings on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "Premium Processing is advisable for some EB2 healthcare petitions, which are not subject to the retrogression backlog."

Immigrants Of The Day: Feniosky Pena-Mora of Dominican Republic
Kevin R. Johnson writes "Feniosky Pena-Mora will join Columbia University as dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science."

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USCIS Updates H-1B Count
USCIS announced that as of June 19, 2009, approximately 44,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions and approximately 20,000 petitions qualifying for the advanced degree cap exemption had been filed.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks immigration legal assistant with 2+ years of experience in business immigration law. Send resume at Must be fluent in Korean. Salary commensurate to experience. Good benefits.

Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS (asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with very high success rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see: Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.

Translation Services
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White House Hosts Bipartisan Immigration Talks
President Barack Obama will meet Thursday with a bipartisan, politically diverse group of lawmakers to begin discussing a rewrite of U.S. immigration laws.

Private Business Tackles Immigration
Helen Krieble of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation introduced The Red Card Solution, her private sector initiative to solve America's temporary worker dilemma.

Key Senator Sketches US Immigration Reform Plans
Senator Charles Schumer, who heads the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, said he wants illegal immigrants to quickly register with the government but acknowledged they were unlikely to do so until they see how they could stay in the country legally.

County Reverses Itself On Immigration Funding
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday accepted $1.4 million in state immigration funds that it rejected last week.


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New Immigration Professional
Emigra announced that Ms. Mickey Matteson will join the firm on 29 June 2009 as Director of Business development.


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

Dear Editor:
Regarding the comment (06/25/09 ID), no wonder you got those answers at the convention. The ones of us that have no one paying us now couldn't afford to go to the convention!

Sally Yoakum, Esq.
Los Angeles, CA

Dear Editor:
Having just finished Mr. Algase's polite letter (06/23/09 ID), I would say that his letter's example of his classmate's being voted class president is exactly my point about bussing. Clearly the powers that be were not making education impossible for Mr. Algase's classmate, whatever the boorishness of his classmates. From his letter's description of Boston, and forgive me if there are details the letter like to add about school administrators treating blacks unfairly because of their race, the school districts' problems were social ones, not governmental ones. Neither civil rights law nor immigration law really ought to be about social control on an individual level. Horrible laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act or Jim Crow institutions need to be knocked over, but excellent arguments, supported by data, exist that bussing, quota assignments and similar bludgeoning approaches to changing society by fiat from the top down generate more trouble than they are worth. Czechoslovakia would still be a country had it not been for the fights over whether television stations were Slovak enough. Bussing black students in from across town so that my daughter's class would be 45% black rather than 30% black would similarly create needless resistance, much of it for non-racial reasons, though I doubt many proponents would admit the legitimacy of any objections. The way to stop discrimination and lawlessness at our consulate in Guangzhou is to stop discrimination and lawlessness at our consulate in Guangzhou, not to order that their rejection rate shall not deviate from that in our consulate in Sao Paolo. That's my overarching criticism with regard to Mr. Algase's letter's race fixation. I am convinced his letter's preferred approach does more harm than good. Spoils systems, by and large, create communal strife, they do not ameliorate it. Just ask the citizens of the former Yugoslavia, or Quebecois.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

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