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Immigration Daily November 9, 2009
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Branching Out

The Connecticut Law Tribune reports "[] solo practitioners or members of small firms have been forced to branch out in order to stay afloat financially during lean times." For the full story, see here.

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Business Immigration Law

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that "Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-authored by: Rodney A. Malpert and Amanda Petersen and its companion book "Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings" published by Law Journal Press are now available for purchase.

The Table of Contents for these works are as follows:

Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
Chapter 2: Recruiting Foreign Nationals
Chapter 3: Short-Term Needs
Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals
Chapter 5: Intra-Company Transfers
Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas
Chapter 7: NAFTA
Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions
Chapter 9: Tax Issues
Chapter 10: The Interaction Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Statuses

For more info, including how to order the Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals, see here. For the fax order form, see here.

Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings
Chapter 1: Administrative, Legislative, and Regulatory Structure
Chapter 2: Strategies and Obstacles to Consider Before Filing
Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status
Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors
Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers
Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals
Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities
Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers

For more info on Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings, see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Bloggings on Deportation And Removal
Matthew Kolken writes "[The] Second Circuit, in a 184 page in banc decision, has affirmed the District Court's dismissal of Maher Arar's lawsuit."

Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Our lawmakers are again behaving badly in public over illegal immigration."

Bloggings On The H-1B Visa
Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "While one may question the legitimacy of such an intrusion on the workplace without warning, FDNS has indicated that it does not require a subpoena to conduct such an unannounced site visit."

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Neufeld Memo On I-751
USCIS Acting Associate Director Domestic Operations Directorate Neufeld released a memorandum providing detailed guidance to USCIS Immigration Services Officers (ISOs) on the adjudication of 1-751 petitions filed by a conditional permanent resident (CPR) who is the subject of a final order of removal, is in removal proceedings, has filed untimely, or has filed multiple petitions.

ICE Releases Memorandum Of Agreement On Biometric Interoperability
ICE released a memorandum of agreement between ICE and the State Identification Bureau regarding implementation of the Secure Communities (SC) initiative related to biometric interoperability.

ICE Releases Secure Communities Standard Operating Procedures
ICE released its standard operating procedures document for Secure Communities, an initiative making the removal of aliens convicted of serious criminal offenses from the US a priority.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP seeks to hire experienced immigration removal attorney for immediate hire. Candidate must be an excellent researcher, communicater, and writer. Must have graduated from top 10 percent of law school class. Excellent advancement opportunities offered, including partnership track. Send resume + cover letter to: All resumes will be treated in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Passaic County, NJ - Experienced immigration paralegal for senior paralegal position law office. Must have excellent writing skills and people skills, working long hours is required, salary offered commensurate. Must speak foreign language. College degree preferred. Send resume and writing sample to:

Translation Services
Certified translations by Legal Language Services in 157 languages have helped immigration attorneys throughout the United States for more than 25 years. Legal Language translates birth and marriage certificates, academic degrees, health records, employment information and other documents needed for immigration proceedings. Legal Language meets all USCIS translation requirements. Legal Language also offers consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, as well as certified transcription, in support of immigration proceedings. Rush service, including same day service, is available for a slight additional fee. For a free consultation or for more info: call 1-800-788-0450 or email or visit us at In addition, Legal Language seeks experienced immigration attorneys to contribute to our blog and respond to questions from visitors to our site. Email us to discuss further.

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.

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


ICE Sweep Yields More 'Incidentals' Than Criminals
A four-day sweep conducted last November in Arizona by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents looking for immigrant fugitives and criminals resulted primarily in the arrests of immigrants who were neither criminals nor fugitives, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has found.

Judge Gets Cleric's Case Back
The lengthy deportation case of an influential New Jersey Muslim leader has been sent back to an immigration judge for a rehearing.

Walking A Mile In An Immigrant's Moccasins
These days, like Nicole Hernandez and others, Ben is an American living with a Mexican spouse in immigration exile.

Jail Immigrant Identification Program Extended
The County of San Bernardino will continue to partner with the federal immigration authorities to identify illegal immigrants booked into County jails on criminal charges, so they can be deported to their home countries after serving their sentences.


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Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL - Workplace Enforcement & Immigration, November 9, 2009, Loyola Law School. The Federal Bar Association is pleased to sponsor this event which will provide practical guidance on issues arising from DHS enforcement measures particularly in employer compliance. Keep abreast of the most pressing issues and initiatives undertaken by the government and the best practices associated with them. For details, including how to register, see here. Additional questions can be directed to Peter Cheun at or (312) 267-4623.


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

Dear Editor:
Responding to 11/6/09 Letters, the T. Krishnamurthy letter should not be "frustrated" because some dwell on the macro aspects of entry which really have more impact than the micro parameters. The problems of mass entry and Mexican irredentism can and is changing US and effects all citizens while the "nuts and bolts" issues affect some citizens and others. Until the former are addressed, streamlining the latter only adds to the numbers. This is how the irresponsible, pro-entry crowd hurts a limited, selective entry by forcing so many resources to be allocated to the huge abuses of the past and present. This is where much, if not most, of the blame should be for the present "mess" and lax policies. Even if one is an atheist, the Bible can teach us more than merely perspectives on entry, such as the need for wisdom (Prov. 3: 13-35) in resolving difficult problems and not narrow views (I Cor. 12:14-22 & II Chron. 30:8), excluding wisdom from any person or source. Those who dislike "Bible thumping" seem to have more need. My vote for the most profound, relevant letters here would be those of Mary and P. Keenan. Many letters have "bent over backwards" to glean some truths from R. Yang letters which has been hard when our history and the Bible are alternately praised and then trashed, the displayed illiteracy and the "Everything I say can be substantiated by my own opinion" arrogant attitude and insults. The experiment in polyglot multiculturalism is not going well with the Islamic shooting at the TX military base, the FBI shooting of a radical in Detroit, and the "honor" killing of a daughter by her father in AZ in addition to the Latino separatist movement with the drugs, thefts, killings, etc

Jim Roberts

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