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Immigration Daily October 6, 2009
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Immigration In Olympics

The New York Times raises the question as to whether US immigration policies played a role in Chicago's loss of the 2016 Olympic games to Rio. "Among the toughest questions posed to the Chicago bid team this week in Copenhagen was one that raised the issue of what kind of welcome foreigners would get from airport officials when they arrived in this country to attend the Games. Syed Shahid Ali, an I.O.C. member from Pakistan, in the question-and-answer session following Chicagos official presentation, pointed out that entering the United States can be "a rather harrowing experience.""

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Employer Compliance For Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new seminar series "Employer Compliance For Experts" with speakers Cynthia Lange (discussion leader), Katherine Lotspeich, Angelo A. Paparelli, Patrick Shen and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on October 7: E-Verify Requirements in Light of Federal Contractor Regulations and Continued State Legislation

  • What are the obligations of federal contractors and their subcontractors under the new regulation?
  • What are some of the recent E-Verify improvements regarding tentative non-confirmation and final non-confirmation?
  • Describe the purpose and goals of the E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance Unit.
  • Which states have passed Employer Sanctions legislation and what do the laws require?
  • Have there been any state enforcement actions?
  • What have the Federal Courts said about preemption and recent State Legislation?
SECOND Phone Session on November 4: Developing Company Policy in Light of SSA No Match Letter Controversy, OSC and ICE Investigations and Workers Rights
  • What effects does the recent focus of immigration enforcement on employers have on employers' behavior?
  • How has the Obama Administration's withdrawal of the No-Match regulations affected employer's "constructive knowledge" obligations?
  • What effect has the 9th Circuit Aramark case had on employers attempt to create a prudent company policy?
  • What common trends/pitfalls has the OSC seen in its recent investigations and charges it has received?
  • Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?
THIRD Phone Session on December 2: ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What Every Employer Needs to Know
  • How has ICE been implementing Secretary Napolitano's April 30 directive to focus enforcement on employers?
  • What are the changes in policy and practices compared to the previous administration that would affect an employer's ability to resolve matters with ICE?
  • What can employers expect from an ICE visit?
  • What rights do employers and employees have in an audit process?
  • Cooperating with government - how far to go?
  • How to prepare and handle workers you think are unauthorized
Tuesday, October 6th 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.


My Marriage Has Broken Down, But Not Yet Terminated: How Do I File My I-751
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "A new Memo from Donald Neufeld dated April 3, 2009 provides much needed guidance on how a CPR files an I-751 who is legally separated or has initiated divorce or annulment proceedings but whose marriage has not been terminated."

Comprehensive Immigration Reform And Values: The Ideology Of Ideals
Robert Gittelson writes "Anything less than courageous, forthright and immediate action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform diminishes our stature, and demeans the value of our leadership."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision on August 18, 2009, Durable Manufacturing Co., v. United States Department of Labor, No. 08-4122, regarding the requirement that labor certification approvals be filed with DHS within 180 days."

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USCIS Publishes New G-28 Form
USCIS announced that a revised Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative (Form G-28) and the new Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney in Matters Outside the Geographical Confines of the United States (Form G-28I) has been issued.


Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Global Am-Law 100 firm seeks business immigration & compliance associate. Qualified candidates must have 2-4 years of experience preparing various types of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, including extensive experience with PERM. IRCA compliance experience a plus. Must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to manage a heavy caseload as well as a team of paralegals. Must possess excellent computer skills and experience with case management software as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Please send resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample and salary history to This is a blind ad posting.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:

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


Criminals Prey On Immigrants' Fear Of Law Enforcement
Investigators said Tammy Silas was able to get Gurrolla to open the door to her home because she identified herself as an immigration agent.

Agencies Halt Their Immigrant Scrutiny
Two Massachusetts law enforcement agencies have halted a controversial program that authorized them to enforce federal immigration laws, thrilling advocates for immigrants but drawing criticism from those seeking tougher restrictions.

Menendez Book Fights Stereotypes
About 50 people crowded into a small dining room at Mi Bandera restaurant in Union City yesterday to buy signed copies of a book penned by a hometown political star, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

Task Force Advises Limiting Federal Immigration Arrest Program
A U.S. government task force recommended Wednesday that the federal Department of Homeland Security scale back an initiative that allows local authorities to enforce the countrys immigration law.


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Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Slatton's letter (10/05/09 ID) and its statement that "The immigration enforcement policies of the US are showing the world alot that is ugly about America." - I suggest doing a sampling of the immigrant experience in Mexico, Switzerland, South Africa or most of the rest of the rest of the world. Perhaps one could sit in an Australian detention camp for Afghan immigrants in that nation's Western Desert or talk to the grandchildren of naturalized immigrants to Switzerland still referred to by their comaptirots as foreigners and wonder at the supposed evils of the United States. Most likley, one would get an appreciative hearing from locals totally devoid of irony. Our immigration policies are dysfuntional and far too often unjust, but with the exception of Canada, which has its own problems, we compare pretty favorably to most of the civilized world, much less the nastier bits that are home to most of the planet's population. Throughout most of the world America baiting has replaced Jew baiting and British empire baiting among those yearing to seem cosmopolitan and those whose own societies make the Untied State's worst pockets of corruption or squalor look mighty tempting in comparison. I am remarkably unimpressed by the opinion of "the world" on this topic in particular. My family has left several differnt countries to get here, and as irritating as the US immigration system has been in the last five decades (this despite our supposedly privileged status as young white professionals), we've all seen a lot worse and heard of even worse than that from others who managed to flee here.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
I have just a comment. I think that before President Obama start legalizing the illegal aliens, he should first approve the pending GCs of nurses, PTs, etc. who are working here legally.

Marilou S. Ong

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