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Immigration Daily September 10, 2009
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Effective Rule

The Wall Street Journal reports on the E-Verify rule going into effect for Federal contractors. "Agencies across the federal government on Tuesday will start ordering contractors to use an electronic system to verify whether their employees are eligible to work in the US. The sweeping new mandate, crafted by the Bush White House but being implemented by the Obama administration, represents a significant expansion for the so-called E-Verify system."

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Today Is The Deadline For F, J, and M Student Employment

Wednesday, September 9th is the deadline for the Thursday, September 10th phone session of Students: F, J, and M, with speakers Steve Springer (discussion leader), Jenny Bowen, Parker Emerson, Liz Goss, Elizabeth James, Craig Peterson and Greg Simkiss. The curriculum is as follows:

  • F-1 employment-processes and parameters
    • Employment based on severe economic hardship, employment with an international organization, and special student relief
    • On-campus employment
    • Curricular practical training, including institutional policies and practices
    • Optional practical training (When is it available, and what is a "higher level" of study?; Appropriate employment; STEM extension of optional practical training; "Cap-gap" extension of status and work authorization; Requirements of employers, DSOs, and students, pitfalls (such as unemployment), and unresolved issues and anticipated developments)
  • J-1 employment-processes and parameters
    • Employment based on unforeseen economic circumstances and special student relief
    • On-campus employment
    • Academic training, including special issues concerning post-doctoral employment
  • M-1 employment-processes and parameters
    • General prohibition
    • Post-completion practical training
Wednesday, September 9th is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.


Obama Beckons Domestic Violence Victims
Syed H. Imam writes "The US has answered to a universal ideal of offering surrogate help to downtrodden women from all parts of the world."

A Reviewers Notebook: Population Matters
John Chamberlain for the Foundation For Economic Education writes ""Life on earth is getting better, not worse." So proclaims Julian L. Simon of the University of Maryland in a book called Population Matters: People, Resources, Environment, and Immigration"

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "The Migration Policy Institute has released a report outlining the impact of the global downturn on the movement of immigrants."

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USCIS Publishes E-Verify Supplemental Guide For Federal Contractors
USCIS published a Supplemental Guide providing guidance for Federal contractors on the E-Verify rule.

USCIS Reminds Federal Contractors About Effective Rule
USCIS reminded federal contractors and subcontractors that effective September 08, 2009, they may be required to use the E-Verify system to verify their employees' eligibility to work in the United States.


Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
Austin, TX - Paul Parsons, P.C. is a busy immigration law firm practicing the following areas of immigration law: family-based visas, adjustment of status, nonimmigrant visas, PERM, employment-based visas, and naturalization. Seek bilingual legal assistant with family-based immigration experience. FT position. Ideal candidate will manage own caseload with high level of independence under supervision of attorney. This person must be bilingual in Spanish/English with at least one year of family-based immigration experience, excellent research and writing skills, efficient, resourceful, with keen attention to detail. Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask; and be a quick learner. Consular waiver experience preferred. Competitive salaries + excellent benefits. EEO. Submit cover letter, resume, + writing sample (in Word or PDF only) to or fax: (512) 479-6903. No calls, please. EEO.

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.

Website Services
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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.

J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning process, has few restrictions and can be processed at any time of year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and Intern programs in a variety of occupational categories including law, engineering, finance, architecture, graphic design, marketing and fashion. For more information on eligibility requirements and a complete list of occupational categories, visit or email Melany Hamner at


Three Quarters Of Mexican Immigrants Report Some Discrimination
Mexican immigrants see more discrimination against immigrants in America than do other foreign born adults, even though they're no more likely to say they encounter it personally.

Immigration Official To Run New York's Jails
The corrections expert appointed just a month ago to direct an overhaul of the nations troubled immigration detention system is leaving the Obama administration to be commissioner of correction for New York City.

Immigration Group Urges Census Boycott
Pro-immigrant groups are divided over a plan to boycott the 2010 U.S. Census as a way to draw attention to immigration issues.

Ithaca College Kicks Off 'Race And Immigration' Series
The Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) will host a yearlong discussion series on "Race and Immigration."


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Dear Editor:
I was unaware that someone had a finger bitten off at a health care debate. Therefore my letter stating that there had been no serious injuries at any town hall events stands corrected by Honza Prchal's letter (09/09/09 ID). However, his letter's call for tolerance and civility by both sides any debate does not square well with its reference to the "Democrat" party. To call the Democratic party the "Democrat" party has always been a term of opprobrium. This insult was first used during the McCarthy era in the 1950's, with the well-understood meaning that the Democratic party was pro-communist. or at least "soft on communism". It is still meant to disparage the Democratic party, though many people have forgotten the original meaning. Mr. Prchal's letters, which reflect more first hand knowledge of the evils of real communism than most of the rest of us have, should be the last to bandy about this kind of offensive term. Either this was just a typographical error in his letter, or his letters should try harder to practice the good-will and tolerance that they preach.


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