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Immigration Daily October 14, 2009
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Today Is Deadline For Investor Options For Beginners

ILW.COM is pleased to present a new seminar series Investor Options For Beginners with the following distinguished speakers Carolyn S. Lee (discussion leader), Dan Berger, Sarah Buffett, Steve Clark, Nicolai Hinrichsen, Daniel Joyce and David M. Morris Tuesday, October 13th is the deadline to sign up, the curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on October 14: Nonimmigrant Options for Entrepreneurs

  • E-1/E-2 treaty trader/treaty investor - Basic requirements, differences between E-1/E-2, comparison between Es, Ls, Os, H-1Bs, and recent trends
  • L-1 intracompany transferee - Basic requirements: L-1A manager/executive and L-1B specialized knowledge, "Executives", functional managers, comparison between Es, Ls, Os, H-1Bs, and recent trends
  • O-1 and H-1B - O-1s: Basic requirements, and H-1B: Basic requirements & the cap
  • B-1 - Uses and issues, prohibitions, and using Bs strategically as interim solutions
SECOND Phone Session on November 18: Immigrant Options for Entrepreneurs (minus EB-5)
  • EB-1-3 multinational managers - Basic requirements, issues and recent trends
  • EB-1-1 - Basic requirements, comparison, evidentiary practice tips for entrepreneurs, and recent trends
  • PERM Problems - Undue influence, comparison of RIR and PERM standards, when PERMs may work, and recent trends
  • B-1 - uses and issues, intent, and timing
THIRD Phone Session on December 9: Introduction to the EB-5 case
  • Historical overview - Creation and congressional intent, and AAO decisions
  • Basic requirements
  • Basic program vs. Pilot Program - Individual enterprises and regional centers
  • Removal of Conditions - Evidentiary burden, and comparison of basic program and Pilot Program
  • Legislative horizon - Pilot Program Sunset September 30, 2009, and expectations for renewal
Tuesday, October 13th 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.


How to Write An Engagement Letter: Get It In Writing To Avoid Problems Later
Ed Poll writes "It is a fundamental business and professional necessity that lawyers have a signed engagement letter for a new client, stating each partys responsibilities for making the engagement a success."

Latino And Asian Clout In The Voting Booth
Walter Ewing et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "Voting data from the 2008 election, released in late July by the U.S. Census Bureau, illustrates the growing electoral power of minority voters."

Immigrant Of The Week: Charles Kao, and William Boyle
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievement of these Nobel Prize winners in physics.

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USCIS Issues E-Notification Fact Sheet
USCIS issued a fact sheet on its E-Notification initiative for immigration applications and petitions filed at one of three USCIS Lockbox facilities in Chicago, Phoenix, and Lewisville, Texas.


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.

Case Management Technology
Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based support, TrackerCorp is the most flexible and dependable immigration management solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge. As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker would be it." Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis. Find out for yourself why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through June 2007); 86% of the 25 largest immigration law firms (IndUS Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors (Chambers Global and the International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email sales@trackercorp.

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 -


Immigration Debate Boils Over To Census
President Obama has yet to take on immigration reform, but the status of undocumented immigrants in the United States will become a hot topic again soon enough as a result of the 2010 census count.

Immigration Reform Advocates Rally At US Capitol
Immigrants, workers, union leaders and advocates of progressive immigration reform from 10 cities nationwide converge at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to call for action in Congress.

US Can't Trace Foreign Visitors On Expired Visas
Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verifying that foreign visitors have left the country.

ACLU: Georgia Immigration Program Has Led To Profiling
A 2-year-old program that gives the Cobb County sheriff's office power to enforce federal immigration laws has led to racial profiling and other problems, a civil liberties group said in a report released Monday.


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New Book
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Dear Editor:
I am not blinded by hatred and I am certainly not an immigration restrictionist. I make my living helping aliens become legal, if the law allows. I believe in immigration reform, not including an Amnesty, and believe America must enforce its immigration laws, especially those that prohibit uninspected entry and overstaying visas. In these terrorist times, America must carefully screen entry applicants of every color, ethnicity and national origin alike. We currently have an estimated 12 million illegals, because the government failed to enforce employer sanctions, and other immigration laws, for more than two decades. That is not the fault of the illegals; and my heart goes out to them. It is the fault of the nameless, faceless "government," politicians and bureaucrats alike. While my heart goes out to the illegals, my head tells me we must follow the rule of law. If the law is wrong, change it. But so far, I have seen no cogent argument for throwing the borders wide open and eliminating the requirement for visas. With regard to the letter of Robert Gard, Esq. (10/12/2009 ID), although it is patently absurd, if not a little childish, I will accept labeling persons convicted of thievery "illegal thieves" and jaywalkers "illegal jaywalkers," etc., because someone who is a thief, by definition, has committed an illegal act, as has a jaywalker. But in those instances, adding the useless descriptive adjective is nonsensical and serves no linguistic purpose. In the instance of "illegal aliens" (specifically referred to in the Immigration & Nationality Act) - not all aliens are illegal, therefore the adjective "illegal" is appropriate and necessary to distinguish them from legal aliens. And, illegals are not "immigrants" because they have not immigrated, but they are "migrants". Let's compromise and call them "illegal migrants". I'll go for that.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
To me the Dream Act is to make the country welcome those who on their very own has finished 12 years or high school and gone to College on their own and sometimes completing this with very good grades yet this young people are flouter in this country no attachment to their native countries yet feel strong attachment to US, Can make our country much better yet the young immigrants are in the doorway but cannot come in. Dream Act is a human act.

Gladys C. Farris

Dear Editor:
Welfare should be cut off not only from illegal immigrants but also for all legal residents and Americans as well. This is a huge problem for many if not all Western nations which is high taxation to support lazy and ignorant population who think they can always expect "free" medical care, babies care, education etc. from other hard working tax payers. Mr. Bower's letter (10/13/09 ID) complained about illegal immigrant kids, why not also about the fellow Texans' kids whose parents are so lazy and ignorant to bear all responsibilities to have them born in this world ? It's a right for everyone to make babies as many as they can afford without expecting me and others to pay for their expenses. Conservatives who always complaint about welfare suckers should indeed support legal and free abortion and euthanasia as well and support Universal Health Insurance for everyone. For illegal immigrants who must have costly medical procedures otherwise they will die, we must send them home immediately and let their home countries and family to take care the expenses or we can offer them painless free euthanasia here. Illegal immigrants who want to contribute positively in any ways for America should be given a shot for American dream but must pay fine for their past violation and we never give them nor anyone coming to America about the promise of "free" hospitals etc. Fair is fair.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
From my perspective, all of the Comment, Headlines and Letters of (10/13/09 ID) [except F. Bowers], that promote and place the interests of illegal aliens and/or foreigners above those of American citizens err at best and are treasonous at worst. The reasoned, logical and factual letter of D. Murray (10/9/09 ID) describing the legal, moral and righteous context in which to view illegals blows away the narrow, specious and greedy agendas as the "hills melted like wax" (Psm. 97:5 & 147:16) and "scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes". The Evangelists seek to increase membership at the expense of citizens. NY's Mayor bows to the false god of profits at any cost - Our sovereignty, rules of law or culture be damned. Worshiping at this surrogate, superficial shrine steals the sacred birthright of all Americans. And for what? To allow the Politicos power to max out our national credit card to the point of bankruptcy with bailouts, endless wars, foreign aid, empire building etc. The R. Gard, R. Heuman and R. Gittelson letter's display the truism that Liberalism is a mental disorder and the latter's dogma of shared responsibility for illegals is beyond absurd. Pat Buchanan's latest article "Hire Americans First" asks "Who is America for - If not for Americans First?" We have lost jobs for 21 months, 785.000 in Sept. PB concludes: "And as there are six Americans out of work for every job opening, it is time to call a moratorium on immigration. Why are we bringing into the US a million legal immigrants a year to compete for jobs against 15 million to 25 million Americans who can't find work or full-time jobs to take care of their families?" Why, indeed?

Jim Roberts

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