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Immigration Daily November 10, 2009
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Marking The Calendar

The latest Reuben Navarette editorial says "By putting off the immigration reform debate until the spring, Schumer puts it that much closer to another Labor Day - Labor Day 2010 - when lawmakers will be spending much of their time back home trying to win re-election." For the full opinion, see here.

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Employer Compliance For Beginners

Wednesday, November 11th is the deadline for ILW.COM's new seminar series "Employer Compliance For Beginners" with speakers Maggie Murphy (discussion leader), Donald E. Smith, William Stock, Steve Thal, Robert White and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 12: Public Access File Compliance

  • Detailed overview of required documentation and retention requirements
  • Audit Triggers: How an economic downturn and renewed focus on employer enforcement is increasing the risk of public access file audits
  • The Department of Labor's focus on wage issues
  • Penalties for noncompliance
SECOND Phone Session on December 10: Worksite Enforcement
  • Employer Responsibilities under IRCA - Completing and retaining Forms I-9 for every employee and penalties for noncompliance
  • Dealing with Social Security No-Match Letters - Complying with DHS regulations while avoiding liability for discrimination
  • Addressing Common E-Verify Questions: What is it? How do I know whether a company is required to enroll? Are there any risks involved with enrolling?
THIRD Phone Session on January 14: PERM Compliance
  • How to proactively plan for a PERM audit - maintaining required documentation and ensuring compliance with recruitment requirements
  • Don't miss the deadline! Key timing considerations for PERM cases
  • Dealing with a PERM audit - Audit triggers, employer responsibilities, and the risk of supervised recruitment
Wednesday, November 11th 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.


Eight Things President Obama Can Do To Reform Our Immigration System Without Waiting For Congressional Action
Harry DeMell writes "The President can take administrative steps to help correct some of these problems, reduce the number of undocumented persons in this country and make it increasingly difficult for those who remain to function outside of the system. These are eight suggestions toward this end."

How Robert Novak Helped Save "The Littlest Defector"
Henry Mark Holzer writes "It's unlikely, however, that once Bob is laid to rest the public would ever learn how he was instrumental in saving a then 14-year-old boydubbed by George Will "The littlest defector" - from the communist dictatorship he had fled."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "Data developed along these lines may then be used to identify a set of occupations that a worker should be able to perform."

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CIS Ombudsman Wants To Hear From Pending Derivative Form I-485s Due to File Separation
The CIS Ombudsman's office offers to look into your case and review how they may be of assistance in situations where "USCIS approved the Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) for a principal applicant, but the derivative family members' Form I-485 applications remain pending?"

USCIS Launches SAVE Informational Video
USCIS posted an informational video on its Web site that provides an overview of the agencys Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program.


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:

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.

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:


Election Results May Boost Immigration Reform in Congress
Viewed through the lens of the immigration issue, the overall results of yesterdays elections might be called a mixed bag. Republican gubernatorial candidates who promised more hardline immigration stances won races in Virginia and New Jersey.

Troubles In The Border Economy
Combining that issue with economic problems, however, puts "Immigration Nation" communities in a unique and difficult spot. Recovery here could be a long, hard road.

Jersey City Fire Department Extinguishes Fire At Ellis Island
The last major fire to occur on the island took place on June 14, 1897.

German Immigrants Hope Children Retain Heritage
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many of the generation who came to the United States in the years after the reunification of Germany are seeing their American-born children begin to enter their preteen and teenage years.


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Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
'Going Local: The New Politics of Immigration in the United States', 3:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Eleanor Roosevelt College Admin. Bldg., Conference Room 115, First Floor, University of California, San Diego


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Dear Editor:
This is not unusual especially in Jewish Community to help one another (11/09/09 ID comment). During the time when the Second World War was on and the exodus of the Jes was going one I saw how united this community was in Panama. They arives with the bare goods and the Jews in my Country established them in small store so that they could survives and somehow they succeeded in what was established for them.

Gladys C Farris

Dear Editor:
I enjoy reading the Immigration Daily each day when it arrives in my "Inbox". However, I am receiving 2 emails of the Immigration Daily. Can you please correct this so that I only receive 1 email of Immigration Daily.

Andrew J. Mikols

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X