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Immigration Daily September 30, 2009
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Today Is Deadline For Physicians For Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new seminar series "Physicians For Experts" with speakers Robert Aronson (discussion leader), Wendy Hess, Khorzad Mehta, Ellie Najfabadi, Suzanne B. Seltzer, Greg Siskind and Barry Walker. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on September 30: J-1 Waivers

  • What waiver options are available for J-1 physicians
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  • New developments in the Conrad State 30 Waiver Program
  • Working with the states on J-1 waiver matters
  • Overcoming problems at the Department of State for waiver clients
  • Creating timetable for J-1 waiver case
  • Physician's obligations upon receiving waiver
SECOND Phone Session on October 21: Nonimmigrant Visa Options For Physicians
  • Required credentialing for H-1B purposes
  • Special considerations for Canadian H-1B physicians
  • Concepts of "extenuating circumstances" for waiver fulfillment
  • H-1B cap/cap-exemption considerations for physician employers
  • Current O-1 standards for "extraordinary ability"
  • Allowable scope of activity for Canadian TN physicians
THIRD Phone Session on November 11: Permanent Resident Options For Physicians
  • Labor Certification Application practice for physicians
  • National Interest Waivers for physicians
  • Strategically choosing between National Interest Waiver & Labor Certification Application
  • Interplay of J-1 employment obligations and starting LPR case
  • Balancing out immigration objectives with physician's professional aspirations
  • Handling the academic physician
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Are You Privileged? Don't Be Too Sure When It Comes To Ethics Problems
Ed Poll writes "To understand what this means in practice consider two ethical situations that could confront virtually any attorney."

Jobs Americans Won't Do? A Detailed Look At Immigrant Employment By Occupation
Steven A. Camarota and Karen Jensenius for the Center for Immigration Studies write "This analysis tests the often-made argument that immigrants only do jobs Americans don't want."

Immigrant Of The Week: Jim Yong Kim
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievement of the first Asian American to lead an Ivy League university.

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USCIS Provides Key Features On Website Redesign
USCIS provided a chart outlining the key features of its improved website design.


Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
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Case Management Technology
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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.


California Lawmakers Want To Suspend All Immigration Laws
California State Senator Gilbert Cedillo-D put forth a resolution that passed in the California Senate condemning specified policies and practices of federal agencies regarding the enforcement of immigration laws.

Sharp Decline In Number Of Non-Citizens In RI
Since the yearly surveys began in 2000, the number of non-citizens living in Rhode Island has mirrored the economy.

William McKenzie: Why The Dream Act Makes Sense For Illegal Immigrants - And Our Country
How will we keep expanding our economy if one of the fastest growing groups of workers is not ready for the jobs the brain-fueled global marketplace demands?

Idea Of The Day: Championing The Cause Of Immigration Reform
All responsible leaders know that the status quo is unacceptable and that it is in our nations economic interest to ensure that our laws encourage immigrants to be in the system rather than operate outside the system.


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New Appointment
AILA announced that Crystal L. Williams has been named as AILA's new Executive Director. Over the past four years, Crystal Williams has been serving AILA in the position of Deputy Director for Programs. Crystal Williams will be the third Executive Director of AILA since the formation of its national office in 1982.


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

Dear Editor:
In response to Janis Peterson-Lord's criticism of the ID editor's comment (09/11/09 ID) that "most Americans are thankful that Al Qaeda has not struck again," I will name some who most likely are not thankful. For one, Southern California born Adam Gadahn, the self-described American al Qaeda who threatened to kill thousands of his countrymen in 2004. Another, Daniel Maldonado, native born American from Massachusetts, now living in Texas, who converted to Islam and went to Somalia following the call to jihad to fight for the African Taliban. Another, Shirwa Ahmed, a 27-year-old college student from Minneapolis, who in October 2008 became what the FBI called "the first known American suicide bomber" when he blew himself up in Somalia, killing dozens. Two others may be two men, identifying themselves to news reporters in April 2009 as Abu-Muslim and Abu Yaxye, who said they are "Somali youth" from the US, reported to be stationed near the city of Kismayo, more than 300 miles southwest of Mogadishu. Are there other Americans who are "thankful that Al Qaeda has not struck again."? One can only apply logic and the ID editor's comment is correct. In support of Jim Roberts' letter of 09/11/2009 ID, criticized by Robert Gard for its statement, "that there is no actual way to make that which is illegal, legal," I believe Mr. Roberts' letter should be taken on its face, literally, while Mr. Gard's observation relies on loop holes in the law that avail themselves to illegals. However, the bell cannot be un-rung and the fact of their illegality cannot be erased, even after legalization. As such, they are not "transformed" into legal, they are merely forgiven. An "amnesty," if you will.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

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Dear Editor:
Regarding R. Gard's letter of 9/29/09 ID, commenting on my letter of the previous day: 1.) The "tens of thousands of immigration lawyers" is prima facie that entry is out of control regarding numbers and a stabilization moratorium is needed. 2.) Commenting on the legal/illegal issue is diversionary considering my letter's theme. 3.) That said, the raised issue could be elaborated further. Using a contemporary example, the film director, Roman Polanski after many years, has been arrested for the statutory rape of a 13 year old girl and is in the process of being extradited to the US for trial. Regardless of the outcome, nothing can change the fact that the illegal act took place, even a change in the law as it was still illegal at the time. Even Divine forgiveness upon repentance can not change this fact. It is only the context upon which an illegal act is viewed that can change. If the law is changed, only those after that would be legal, even if the changed law was wrong or unwise (which does not preclude Divine or Natural laws or effects). It would be unwise for society to remove the law that protects young girls, just as it would be to grant illegal aliens amnesty in any form as either would promote activities deemed harmful to our society. Only irresponsible, myopic, self-centered persons with special interests contrary to a well ordered society would attempt to do so.

Jim Roberts

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