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Immigration Daily November 4, 2009
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Impossible Subject

A Los Angeles Times editorial says "When it comes to the census, what that suggests is that even though we may not count [undocmented aliens] as full members of our polity, we are still obliged to count them as individuals who occupy physical space within our national boundaries." For the full opinion, see here.

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Today Is Deadline For Developing Company Policy in Light of SSA No Match Letter Controversy, OSC and ICE Investigations and Workers Rights

Tuesday, November 3rd is the deadline for the Wednesday, November 4th phone session of "Employer Compliance For Experts" with speakers Cynthia Lange (discussion leader), Robert Divine, Angelo A. Paparelli, Patrick Shen, Shannon Slattery, Jennifer Sultan and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

  • 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?
Tuesday, November 3rd is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.


Catholics, Immigration, And The Common Good
Dominique Peridans for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "It is my intention to raise a few respectful questions, and to attempt to offer a few elements of response."

Temporarily-Away-From-Home Travel Expenses
Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes income taxes on compensation for services, whether from employment or self-employment."

Immigrants Of The Week: Hideki Matsui and Chan Ho Park
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of two immigrant baseball players playing in the World Series.

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CIS Ombudsman Recommends Temporary Acceptance Of Filed LCAs For Certain H-1B Filings
The CIS Ombudsman issued recommendations to USCIS on the temporary Acceptance of filed labor condition applications (LCAs) for certain H-1B filings.

CRS Report On Healthcare For NonCitizens In Detention
The Congressional Research Service released a report providing an overview of noncitizen detention, including healthcare for detained aliens.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Credential Evaluation And Translation
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J-1 Visa Program
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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 -


Irish Lobby of Immigration Reform Meets With Graham In Effort To Push Reform
Senator Graham was unambiguous in saying that he supported both legalization for the undocumented and a targeted program for future flows from Ireland modeled on the E-3 proposal as part of comprehensive legislation.

Bill To Aid In-State Immigrant Students
Ten states, including Texas, California and New York, have passed legislation to allow undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition at public colleges upon meeting certain criteria, according to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Justices May Hear Disputed Arizona Law
The U.S. Supreme Court has indicated it is interested in hearing an appeal from business groups that, for the past two years, have been trying to have Arizona's controversial employer-sanctions law thrown out.

Immigration Battle
The question now is; when will the president move ahead with the immigration reform? No one really knows.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
The Woodstock Theological Center invite you to attend "Honoring Human Dignity and the Common Good: A Catholic Approach to Immigration Reform". Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m., Gaston Hall (located on the third floor of Healy Hall), Georgetown University, Washington, DC,.


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Dear Editor:
No, I don't think David Murray's letters are pointless (11/3/09 ID). What seems pointless to me are the same arguments - no matter how well written - day after day by some regular writers to ID. Everyone should know the positions of the other writers, and they should know that they're not going to change one another's minds. If, as Mr. Murray's letter states in the last sentence, they want to try ..."to fix the system of legal immigration.", it's time to start talking about compromises and solutions, not simply restating their positions on the issue in various ways. It seems to me that it would be much more constructive to spend their time and talents addressing the problem and discussing ways to fix it. It should be obvious by now that any solution to the "immigration mess" is going to require some serious compromising by "both sides". For example, there's going to be some form of amnesty; we're simply not going to deport elderly illegal aliens nor children of illegal aliens who have grown up here. Rather than just arguing whether or not there should be amnesty, wouldn't it be more constructive to discuss which aliens here illegally would get amnesty or some form of legalization? And polls show that once the borders are secured and there's more enforcement of the immigration laws, a majority of Americans are willing to permit some form of legalization. All the many parts of the immigration issue would have to be addressed in any legislation and compromises would have to be reached. Otherwise, you'll have one "side" imposing its will on the other, which seems like raw power rather than a solution. And, yes, lest it be called to my attention, I have written basically the same things before.

John Frecker
Baileyville, ME

Dear Editor:
I welcome David Murray's letters and encourage him to continue writing his lucid thoughts on immigration (11/3/09 ID). I saved his letter of Oct. 24, 2008 on what should be included in immigration reform legislation and send it to my Congressional reps as a reminder of what ought to be included in such legislation whenever it appears that Congress is seriously ready to take up the issue.

Mary P. Sclawy
Troy, MI

Dear Editor:
In response to the poll request by David Murray's letter (11/03/09 ID), I for one enjoy reading the letters to the Editor section of ID each morning and although there are times when I haven't agreed with some of the opinions of others, I have found the majority of the letters written to be enlightening and generally not insulting to any one particular individual with the exception of the letters from Mr. Roberts. I too am sick of all of the bible quotes used to justify his letter's contempt of anyone this his letters do not consider American. Jim Robert's letters obviously have no real desire to have a true immigration debate and will never see any other side of this issue other than his letter's own. For this reason I find that his letters are generally a waste of space in this forum.

Miranda Swanson, Senior Legal Assistant, Wayne M. Levine, P.A.
Lake Worth, FL

Dear Editor:
The R. Algase letter of 11/2/09 ID, who has denied Mexican irredentism in the past, now proclaims, "We are now, effectively, a partly Latino nation, with Spanish as a de facto second national language." and then amazingly asks, "Is this such a terrible thing?" Obviously, not to the letter writer (more's the pity), but may be to US citizens who wonder why their nation is being invaded by those who have their own. The letter feebly trys to justify it on a dishonest economic basis that leaves out the costs, and that much of it came illegally. As Harvard Professor S. Huntington wrote in "The Hispanic Challenge" published in "Foreign Policy" Mexican migration is different than past or other entry, "due to a combination of six factors: contiguity, scale, illegality, regional concentration, persistence, and historical presence (and) reconquista is well underway (because of) a historical claim to US territory". See also "Mexican Immigration and its Potential Impact on the Political Future of the US" by Yeh Ling Ling at and "Multiculturalism, Immigration, and Aztlan" by Maria Chang at as well as previous letters by A. Alexander and R. Ranger (9/24/03 ID). Re: the 11/3/09 ID Letters, the DM letter is another "pointless critique" of my letters and RY continues his letters "mindless name calling", calling me a liar, etc. and then the letter lies about the restrictionist position, calling it "100% complete isolation" and again trashing US. I have agreed with some of both writers in the past. "What has our country come to?" by C. Rodriguez is the only relevant comment seen.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
I applause the ban lifting for people with HIV, so that they can feel more comfortable and get the care that they need, however the need for health care reform, will need immediate attention, now more people would need help with HIV medications along with other things, so I hope that America is ready for such (11/03/09 ID). Canada and the caribbean along with England has free health care, so maybe America is heading in that direction. Just to add I hope that the President is remembering the children that are affected by harsh immigration laws and help them too, because these children have a bright future ahead of them, so I want the President to look into that bill that was signed by President Bush in 2002 concerning age out children by enforcing the law, and letting immigration interpret it honestly. So yes we need to stop segregating about HIV and treat everyone with respect, but we also need to put an end to this foolish game that immigration is playing with these children and denying their application because they reach twenty one years old, and up to now I haven't heard not one law maker address this situation, is not only HIV people are being separated from their families, these people are suffering too some of these are college grads with Masters and Doctoral degree and because the system are being unfair to them by not following the INA 203(H)(3) CSPA act of 2002 and allow these children to retain their old priority dates as derivative beneficiary of their parent petition.


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