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Immigration Daily September 8, 2009
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Labor Day

September 7, 2009 is Labor Day. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in 1882 to pay tribute to American workers. We recognize and pay tribute to all workers in the US - both documented and undocumented - who work hard everyday to contribute to our great country.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, September 8th For Exchange Programs under the Obama Administration

Tuesday, September 8th is the deadline for the September 9th phone session of "The J Visa and Exchange Program", the curriculum is as follows:

  • SEVIS II implementation
  • Skills List update
  • Bi-national work-based public diplomacy programs
  • Regulatory landscape and anticipated changes
  • Student Intern category
  • Late breaking items
Don't wait to register, Tuesday, September 9th is the deadline. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form:


How To Win A National Interest Waiver
Cora-Ann V. Pestaina shares a practical account of how our firm recently won a NIW.

Global Compliance In Immigration: Changes And Challenges
James P. Eagan of Ernst & Young shares a PowerPoint presentation that was presented at the Human Capital Conference London.

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "The final rule simply states that Closely Held Corporations are those that have few shareholders and whose shares are not generally traded in the securities market."

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CBP On Trusted Traveler Program Denials
CBP released information in the event one is denied or revoked from the SENTRI, NEXUS or FAST programs.


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.

E-3 Treaty Visa
Job Expo Australia - Sydney in March 2010 - Melbourne in October 2010. Hire Australians using the E-3 Treaty Visa. It is good business to hire Australia's robust, educated and English-speaking job seekers. Employers happily find that Australians do not have the cultural assimilation or English language challenges of many workers from other countries. Can't make the Expo - utilize our Rsum Service. The Icon Group of Poulsbo, Washington USA produces Job Expo Australia. Icon has been producing world class international job expos for 12-years. Excellent, high profile, Sponsorship opportunities are available that will bring you to the attention of job seekers before and during the Expo! Outstanding hotel and airline discounts welcome you. Visit our website at Contact us at Australia(at) with your questions and requirements. Now is the time to plan and reserve your 2010 job fair participation. A portion of the Expo proceeds will benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve - Australia Zoo. Review the National Press Release -

Case Management Technology
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Our View On Visa Overstays: 1 In 3 Illegal Residents Arrives Legally And Just Stays
Despite the costs, following through with this program is vital to sending a message that the U.S. is resolute in policing its borders, appropriately monitoring its visitors and protecting its people.

Living In The Shadow Of The Machine
Unlike many who share this fear, Lutalo is here legally and is married to an American citizen.

Nativists Hijack The Health Care Debate
Lawmakers should put facts before fear in the health care debate and follow it up with an effort to turn hardworking undocumented immigrants into legal residents who pay into the system, instead of being punished by it.

US Lifts Almost All Curbs on Family Visits to Cuba
The Treasury Department formally lifted nearly all US restrictions on family travel to Cuba on Thursday, along with limits on how much money families can send to relatives on the island.


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Honors and Awards
Bashyam Spiro LLP, a Raleigh Immigration and Nationality Law Firm, recently announced that Murali Bashyam has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition. Murali Bashyam will be listed among lawyers in the Immigration Section. As a partner at Bashyam Spiro LLP, Bashyam's field of concentration is corporate immigration law.


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Dear Editor:
Quote from ILW.COM's (09/04/09 ID) comment on the Climate of Fear article, "Once CIR is on the books as a statute, the Suffolk County terrorizers of immigrants will be shut up for good." Do you agree? I don't see how this would work. It seems more realistic to expect these people to be even angrier if CIR brings 12 million undocumented aliens out of the shadows and gives them lawful status. And I don't think making them pay a "fine" is going to help.

Nolan Rappaport, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Thank you for saying it in plain terms. How much longer is our government going to enable the immigrant cleansing, brutality, racial slurs and threats to continue? Dragging our feet as we are on immigration reform is simply allowing the cancer of hatred to spread so that people who would have been ashamed to say the things they are saying presently, are now proud to say them. Immigration reform is every bit as important as health care and the environment - the difference is that it, largely, pertains to darker skinned people. Shame, shame, shame on US.

R. Heuman

Dear Editor:
Why is the immigration bureau allowing illegals to remain in our country? As Neopolitano says it is not illegal to be illegal. Please explain this. We would not get by with over staying in another country why here do they allow it? Sure the authorities are tired of illegals. They take the jobs and send thew money home. What can you expect?

Simo Kaaouara

Dear Editor:
In its 9/4/09 ID comment about legislators in suburban New York who are threatening violence against immigrants, ID calls for the debate to start on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. This seems like a good idea, but there is only one problem. The "debate", if and when it begins, is likely to be so violent and full of hatred against Latino immigrants that the disruptions at town hall meetings on healthcare will look like a children's Sunday school class by comparison. At least no one has been seriously injured or killed during the health care debates so far. Will we be able to say the same if and when the immigration debates ever start? Aside from this question, if President Obama is having so much trouble sticking to his guns on health care, how can anyone expect him to carry out his promise to put an end to "scapegoating" of immigrants? Placing Janet Napolitano in charge of DHS and loading this agency up with fanatic "enforcement only" bureaucrats is not the kind of change that anyone who in favor of justice and fair treatment for minority immigrants (and for their US citizen families and employers) can believe in.


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