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Immigration Daily October 8, 2009
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Today Is Deadline For Important Strategy and Legal Considerations for Family-Based Immigration Cases

Wednesday, October 7th is the deadline for the Thursday, October 8th phone session of Family Immigration For Beginners, the curriculum is as follows:

  • How does the law work with adoption?
  • What is conditional residence?
  • What do you need to know about I-751 petitions?
  • What happens when a petitioner in a family-based immigration case dies? Is there a process for reinstating a petition after death of the petitioner?
  • What dual representation issues arise in family-based immigration cases?
  • How do you prove familial ties in family-based cases? When do you need to rely on DNA testing to prove a relationship?
  • What does a sham marriage finding mean under INA 204(c)?
  • What if the sponsoring family member withdraws support of a petition before a green card process has been completed?
  • Should you ever question the authenticity of birth and marriage records?
  • Can an approved family-based petition be upgraded or downgraded?
Wednesday,October 7th 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.


The USCIS Relaxes "Successor-In-Interest" Standard
Ellen Freeman, Esq. writes "In conclusion, the relaxed "successor-in-interest" standard is more flexible and clear that the ones that were in place for the past decade."

Why Do Immigrants Own Inner-City Stores?
Richard D. Marcus for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "The reasons tend to involve economic incentives and opportunity costs."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has sent a letter to the President asking him to terminate the controversial 287(g) program that allows local police to enforce immigration laws on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security."

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DHS Rescinds Safe-Harbor Procedures For Employers Who Receive No-Match Letters
DHS issued a final rule amending its regulations by rescinding the amendments promulgated on August 15, 2007, and October 28, 2008, relating to procedures that employers may take to acquire a safe harbor from receipt of No-Match letters.

DOS Amends Requirements For Religious Workers
DOS issued a final rule establishing the requirement that consular officers ensure that R-1 visa applicants have obtained an approved U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I- 129 petition from the Department of Homeland Security before issuance of a visa.

USCIS Changes Filing Location For Form I-600 And I 600A
USCIS announced a new address for prospective adoptive parents to submit Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, and Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition.

USCIS Changes Filing Location For Form I-800 and I-800A
USCIS announced that filing location of forms relating to the adoption of a foreign child under the Hague Adoption Convention has changed.


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.

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Nobel Prizes Remind Us Why Immigration Matters
Four of those winners were born outside the US

Report Critical Of Scope Of Immigration Detention
A report on immigration detention released Tuesday by the Obama administration paints a picture of a costly, inappropriately penal system that is growing without basic tools for management and monitoring, while the government office nominally in charge struggles with high turnover and a lack of expertise.

Chomsky Daughter Compares Treatment Of Illegal Immigrants To That Of Slaves
A college professor had harsh words Tuesday for the nation's handling of immigration, drawing parallels to the treatment of illegal immigrants with America's history of slavery.

Knock, Knock: Census Workers Or Immigration Raid?
It's a crazy idea, an act of desperation, but it displays the kind of courage sorely lacked by those Latino leaders who remain deeply entrenched with the president and unwilling to admit that on the crucial issues of immigration reform and census participation, Obama has failed them.


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Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (10/07/09 ID): If ICE or CBP goes easy on enforcement, can they still be effective? If they enforce the harsh laws, and this is unappreciated. Change the law, but don't blame them for doing their job.

Michael Steinberg

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (10/07/09 ID): As long as Sheriff Arpaio is arresting criminals, and not just rousting Brown people, he's doing his job. If he's looking for "illegals" to arrest just for being illegals, he's going to be violating someone's Constitutional right not to be the object of discrimination. He would be abusing his office and his power, and that's just what the Constitution is supposed to be protecting us from. When he gets too arrogant to recognize this, he should be slapped into his own pink prison. With budget crunches everywhere, one would think that Sheriff Joe won't be wasting Maricopa County's resources on Mexicans who are not committing any crimes.

John Shorkey

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment (10/07/09 ID): God bless Sheriff Arpaio. We need 287g in every community across the nation.


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