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Immigration Daily August 24, 2009
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Which Way Home

As the US continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, "Which Way Home" shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the US. The HBO documentary follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train called "The Beast." The film premieres on Monday, August 24, 2009. For more information, see here.

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Immigration Compliance Book Only $99

ILW.COM is pleased to feature The Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind, co-published by ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). The book features:

  • Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping; Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status; Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE, and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System: Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees and Refugees
  • Appendices: Notable ICE Worksite Enforcement Operations in 2006-2008, M-274, Handbook for Employers, Electronic I-9 and E-Verify Vendors
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This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, Americas Most Violent Gang
Samuel Logan writes "The Obama administration must realize what many local police across the country already know: the next cycle of violent crime in this country will come from within immigrant communities, full of both hard working people and criminals."

New Americans In The Prarie State
Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "Immigrants make up nearly 14% of Illinois state's population, and 44% of them are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote."

Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "The job of people who adjudicate requests for immigration benefits is not easy."

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DHS Secretary Napolitano Issues Statement On White House CIR Meeting
DHS Secretary Napolitano stated "I look forward to working with President Obama, my colleagues in Congress and representatives from law enforcement, business, labor organizations, the interfaith community, advocacy groups and others as we work on this important issue."


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy seeks an experienced Paralegal for its D.C. office. This is a career position requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates have 2+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration, including H-1B and L-1 visas, PERM, Immigrant Visa Petitions, and Applications to Adjust Status. The Paralegal will have the opportunity to manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a team resource. Very competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe formats only) to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources/Office Manager, at Or fax same to 202-371-2898. EOE.

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Hurdles Shown in Detention Reform
But in its details, it underscores the daunting challenge facing the Obama administration as it tries to improve detention conditions, starting with greater oversight of places like Eloy.

Deporting American Citizens: ICE's Mexican-izing of Mark Lyttle
ICE, however, maintained the delusion that the inconsistent and, frankly, goofy statement of Mark's alienage was authentic and claimed that the more credible and easily verifiable evidence of his US citizenship was false.

Cuomo Shuts Immigration Aid Firms He Accuses Of Fraud
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday he halted the operation of three firms - two on Long Island and one in New York City - that he said defrauded clients who were seeking help with their immigration status.

Asian Americans Mobilize for Immigration Reform
For the first time in the nations history, Asian American and Pacific Islander groups came together this week to call for comprehensive immigration reform.


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Immigration Event
CIS Ombudsman's Office invites you to attend its upcoming teleconference - "I-601 Inadmissibility Waivers How Are They Working For You?", August 26, 2009, 2- 3:00 pm, EDT. RSVP to 48 hours before the call. Please send us your questions and issues related to the teleconference topics ahead of the call.


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

Dear Editor:
Regarding the Letters (8/21/09 ID), the race neutral, reasoned, America first letter of D. Murray stands out in stark contrast to the myopic, race baiting, America last letters of R. Algase and E.S.F., both of which pull out the abused and tired race card along with typical inflammatory and false labels. Open border apologists squeal like the porkers they are when the public demands tighter controls and limits to entry. The letters would have a reason to squeal if we sentenced border crossers to 12 years in prison as North Korea does or fired heavy rounds at Muslim laden boats as Italy does. Apparently, it is not enough that we have more migrants that the rest of the world combined and educate, medicate and tolerate excessive numbers of illegals many of whom return the favors by running drugs, bringing more illegals, stealing identities, falsifying paperwork, filling our welfare programs, crowding our space and highways, consume scarce resources meant for citizens, and killing and maiming others. The comments of DMM could not be more correct ( 8/20/09 ID) not only in the letters cautionary conclusions but in the need for "drastic and effective brakes" upon past and present lax entry policies which would preclude any form of amnesty to law breakers. It is absurd and irresponsible to advocate that our entry policies should be more efficient and convenient in order that non-citizens can migrate without limits or beyond acceptable ones as determined by US citizens, not special or ethnic interests.

Jim Roberts

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