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Immigration Daily December 23, 2009
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Court Dismisses Abusive Detention Claim reports "The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a central claim in a high-profile putative class action filed on behalf of Arab and Muslim noncitizens who were subjected to prolonged, abusive detention by immigration officials in the wake of Sept. 11."

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Today Is Deadline For Physicians For Beginners

Tuesday, December 22nd is the deadline for ILW.COMs new seminar series of "Physicians For Beginners" with speakers Christopher Wendt (discussion leader), Lisa E. Claypool, Kristen A. Harris, Ann Lance, Bruce R. Larson, Hamel Vyas and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on December 23: Through the Looking Glass: Introduction to Medical Education and Licensure; Working with Hospital/Institutional Counsel

  • System of Medical Education in the US
    • Who is an FMG?
    • Post-Graduate Medical Education
  • Medical Licensure and Certification
  • Interaction with the Immigration System
  • Institutional Rules and Policies - Dealing with In-House Immigration Staff/Counsel
SECOND Phone Session on January 6: The J-1 Exchange Visitor Classification and its Discontents
  • Getting Into the J-1 (The ABC's of ECFMG)
  • Getting Around the J-1 for Training
  • Getting Out of the J-1 Obligations - Waivers and more
    • Waivers
    • MAVNI
  • Satisfying the 2 year home residency requirement
  • The Physician National Interest Waiver
THIRD Phone Session on February 3: Other Common Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Solutions for Doctors
  • H-1B's for Physicians
  • O-1
  • TN
  • PERM
  • Avoiding PERM
    • EB-1-1
    • EB-1-2
    • Schedule A, Group II
    • The "other" National Interest Waiver
Tuesday, December 22nd 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 Business Of Law
Ed Poll writes "The agreement between client and lawyer isn't complete until you get paid. The process only works when you make it work."

Immigrants Of The Week: Carmen Herrera, Mirza Tihir and Tomoaki Kato
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select immigrants.

Tied to the Business Cycle: How Immigrants Fare in Good and Bad Economic Times
Pia M. Orrenius And Madeline Zavodny for the Migration Policy Institute write "Although immigrants made large inroads in the labor market, the immigrant-native earnings gap remained largely unchanged."

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DOS Issues QAs On Removal Of HIV From CDC List
DOS issued Questions and Answers on removal of HIV infection from the CDC list of communicable diseases of public health significance.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
INSZoom seeks software sales executive to generate new business by cold calling to develop new markets in the US immigration law firm vertical. Requirements include: Excellent usage of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel, meticulous organizational skills, proven sales track record, confidence with cold calling, skilled at online demos, strong communication skills, ability to multitask, travel required (10-20%). Earn while you learn - success will be amply rewarded. $48-$50K base + commission. Competitive benefits package offered. Qualified applicants encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter + resume to: with subject line indicating position. No calls please, all applications must be submitted to: Principals only.

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 Resume 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 -

Co-Counseling Offered
Practitioners with challenging extraordinary ability cases or any other complex immigration cases including appeals, may wish to co-counsel with PJ Patel, an attorney experienced in O, EB-1, NIW, and any complex matters for many years. Mr. Patel is known for his compilation of the INA, 8 CFR & 20/22/28 CFR for the past 25+ years. For more information, see his website at Mr. Patel can be reached at 212-279-3230. All cases will be kept in strict confidence.

BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-Press, Falls Church, VA Fax: (703) 845-5991.


Nearly 300 Individuals Sworn In As US Citizens
Nearly 300 people from across southeast Michigan have been sworn in as U.S. citizens in Dearborn.

Immigration Enforcement Fuels Rise in US Cases
Federal prosecutions reached a record high in the 2009 fiscal year, with the surge driven by a sharp increase in cases filed against immigration violators.

Arizona Prisons Plan To Transfer Illegal Immigrants To Federal Custody
Desperate to save money, Arizona will transfer illegal immigrants who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes to federal custody for the last three months of their sentences, saving the state the cost of housing them.

Claremont Man Who Aided Migrants Convicted For Littering
When Walt Staton stumbled upon a migrant mother, Concepcion, carrying her daughter Jessica, 9, along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, they'd been lost for days and had no food or water.


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Dear Editor:
Honza Prchal's letter (12/22/09 ID) expresses a "rational contempt" for Mexican immigrants, who, the letter alleges, cannot easily be assimilated into American society. Benjamin Franklin expressed similar contempt toward German-speaking immigrants in colonial Pennsylvania over two centuries ago, writing that they could no more adopt the English language and customs than they could change the color of their skin. Mr. Prchal's letter is in keeping with a long American tradition. Whether it is one to be proud of is another question. The Obama administration's claim that it is targeting employers, not immigrants and their families, for enforcement activities, and its related claim that its actions against immigrants are focused on "smart enforcement" against dangerous criminal aliens, not immigrants who lack legal status but pose no danger to this country, have a familiar ring. People living in Eastern Europe, Mr. Prchal's native area of the world according to his letters, must have been used to hearing many statements from their governments under Soviet occupation that were equally worthy of belief. In order to gain a better understanding of the various actions and pronouncements of President Obama's Department of Homeland Security with regard to immigration policy in general, and enforcement in particular, the works of another native of what is now the Czech Republic, Franz Kafka, contain many useful insights. The writings of George Orwell can also provide helpful guidance.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Abraham wasn't a "sojourner" nor asking for the natives of Canaan for a little charity and help when he immigrated from the his native land of Ur (Northern Iraq) today. When ancient Israelis moved to Egypt from starvation in their homeland, they stayed there for generations until Moses then brought them back home. The Pilgrims were not "sojourners" either. Human beings always moved temporarily or permanently, traded, worked in different others' territories, kingdoms etc. in the past, there were no complicated barriers as of today complicated and apartheid immigration laws in every nations on Earth. There were little wage level differential since trades were engaged by bartering or using gold and silver as universally acceptable currency anywhere on the planet. We actually have no rights whatsoever to limit and restrict our fellow human beings who want to trade, move, live, work and settle anywhere on this planet as long as they don't become financial burden for others. Welfare states didn't exist in the past. There were not much fuss about others becoming social and economy parasites on others.

Robert Yang

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