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Immigration Daily September 4, 2009
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Legislators Who Hit And Shoot People

A new Southern Poverty Law Center report details the shocking facts in Suffolk County, New York, where local law enforcement and local politicians are apparently trying to out-Hitler each other on the issue of immigration. The report says: "Fueling the fire are many of the very people who are charged with protecting the residents of Suffolk County local politicians and law enforcement officials. At one point, one county legislator said that if he saw an influx of Latino day laborers in his town, "we'll be out with baseball bats." Another said that if Latino workers were to gather in a local neighborhood, "I would load my gun and start shooting, period."" When local politicians make threats of violence, it is high time for Congress to step in and address the immigration issue head on. It is Congress's duty to make immigration policy for the country. Once CIR is on the books as a statute, the Suffolk County terrorizers of immigrants will be shut up for good. Until then, the Congressional leadership (all Democrats at this time) is directly and deliberately responsible for permitting the situation to reach this deplorable state. Enough with the delays, already! Does any one still believe that health care and climate change are less controversial than immigration? We hope the appropriate Congressional committees will begin mark up on CIR soon.

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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.

The Table of Contents for these works are as follows:

Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
Chapter 2: Recruiting Foreign Nationals
Chapter 3: Short-Term Needs
Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals
Chapter 5: Intra-Company Transfers
Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas
Chapter 7: NAFTA
Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions
Chapter 9: Tax Issues
Chapter 10: The Interaction Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Statuses

For more info, including how to order the Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals, see here. For the fax order form, see here.

Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings
Chapter 1: Administrative, Legislative, and Regulatory Structure
Chapter 2: Strategies and Obstacles to Consider Before Filing
Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status
Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors
Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers
Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals
Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities
Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers

For more info on Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings, see here. For the fax order form, see here.


H-1Bs Exempt From Furloughs
Rob Sanchez writes "H-1B co-workers are unaffected by the furloughs and pay cuts."

Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "I often am asked by employers and nurses, whether they can be sponsored for an H-1B visa."

Immigrant Of The Day: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa of Mexico
Kevin R. Johnson writes "A graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Medical School, Quinones-Hinojosa has been named to Popular Science Magazine's annual Brilliant 10 list."

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Neufeld Memo On Successor-in-Interest Determinations In Form I-140 Petitions
Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations at USCIS published a memo amending the current Adjudicator's Field Manual guidance on factors for making successor-in-interest determinations in the adjudication of Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.


Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
Senior Business Immigration Paralegal - Downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature and responsible paralegal with a minimum of 4 years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O), IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-5) and PERM. Preference given to those with demonstrated EB-5 experience. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. Must have a Bachelor's degree and excellent native-level English writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, references and writing sample to No calls please.

Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Honolulu, Hawaii - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorneys for for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 2+ years of post-J.D. experience required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-08 here. Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2) resume (3) cover letter, to All submissions must be received by close of business on September 18, 2009. GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation allowance offered.

Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - Ira Kurzban seeks an associate who is an experienced brief writer and federal litigator in immigration matters to work in his firm's office in Miami. The lawyer should have excellent research, writing and analytical skills with at least 3 to 5 years of experience. Spanish speaking preferred. Forward your resume and two of your best written briefs or memoranda to or mail to 2650 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133. Health + pension plan. Competitive salary based upon experience.

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.


AG Warns NJ Police Against Immigration Patrols
New Jersey Attorney General Ann Milgram has sent warning letters to three law enforcement agencies reminding them to follow the rules when questioning people about their immigration status.

Immigration Talks Seek Consensus For Miami-Dade Policy
A Miami-Dade County agency and immigrant advocates met to hammer out a unified position on immigration reform.

American Apparel To Dismiss 1,500 Factory Workers
The employees couldn't prove their immigration status or had problems with their employment records, says the Los Angeles clothing manufacturer and retailer.

US Bishops Release Labor Day Statement
The annual Labor Day Statement also touched on the continuing principles of the Churchs social teaching, and isues of health care and immigration.


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Dear Editor:
From watching the trailer of "Sin Nombre" (09/03/09 ID comment), reading some reviews and watching a YouTube clip by the producer/director, Cary Fukunaga, I understand why the film won at Sundance. It has everything a film needs to tell a good story. There is a combination of fantasy, reality, cruetly, kindness, compassion, violence, intrigue, justice, injustice and a quest for a better life by young good looking people with whom the audience is sure to fall in love. Who can argue with a plot like that? In this film, there are those to love and those to hate, human emotion at its highest. One commenter on YouTube said, "I loved how this film raised awareness for? people like those portrayed in the film, whose struggle is often forgotten about . . . it was a really good movie too." Yes, it appears to be a "really good movie," but what message should Americans take away after seeing the film? Is it that since people have traveled a long and arduous journey seeking a "better life" in the US, they should be welcomed at the border and given Green Cards? I doubt that. There is injustice and oppression worldwide, the US included, everyone who reads the newspaper knows that. So what is the message in "Sin Nombre", other than that, ". .. . it was a really good movie too."? I see nothing more than great entertainment here, and perhaps a chance to thank my lucky stars that, like Bruce Springsteen, I was Born In The USA. But there is nothing in the film that contributes to the resolution of America's burgeoning immigration crisis and nothing that will guide the passage of the type of immigration legislation America needs.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Alan Greenspan, in his testimony before a Senate immigration committee chaired by Senator Charles Schumer, tried to justify the H-1B program by saying that wages of American professional workers (a "privileged elite") are too high and need to be lowered by exposure to more foreign competition. This argument is about as likely to convince immigration opponents to support increasing H-1B quotas as an argument that we need more "death panels" would be to convince seniors to support health care reform. With friends like Alan Greenspan, immigration supporters don't need any enemies. What is the real benefit of H-1B? It is that attracting skilled foreign workers helps American companies compete in the global marketplace and boosts our economy, creating more jobs and higher salaries for everyone. How could Senator Schumer, who is supposed to be taking the lead on immigration reform, have possibly picked someone like this for his start-off witness? Who will be his next "pro-immigrant" witness? Lou Dobbs? Tom Tancredo? Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

V. L. Corazon

Dear Editor:
Everyone, well almost everyone except the antis (what is the difference between the antis and the neonazis?), has been talking about enforcement only. Has anyone seen the makeup of the hierachy of ICE lately? God bless America.

Joseph St. Daniel

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