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Immigration Daily December 24, 2009
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H-1B Cap Reached

USCIS announced that it has received sufficient number of petitions to fill the H-1B cap. This may be a sign that hiring in the economy may be rebounding at long last. See below for the announcement.

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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.


ILW.COM February 2009 Citations
Christina LaBrie, Karen Weinstock, Sofia Zneimer, Angelo Paparelli, and Edward Carroll, et al. share the citations from all February 2009 ILW.COM seminars.

A "Family" Crisis At The United Nations
Wendy McElroy for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "In 1979 the General Assembly of the United Nations passed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which the United States has yet to ratify."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "And 30 million more patients are about to gain access to health care under the reform bill on the verge of passage in Congress. If we don't have enough nurses to treat today's patients, how will we deal with an expansion of such a large magnitude."

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USCIS Reaches FY 2010 H-1B Cap
USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2010. USCIS is notifying the public that Dec. 21, 2009 is the "final receipt date" for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2010.

USCIS Extends U Nonimmigrant Interim Relief Deadline
USCIS announced that it is extending the filing deadline for the expiration of the U Nonimmigrant Interim Relief Program to February 1, 2010.


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.

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.

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

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates included. Online access for clients to check case status included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations. We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company, employing 100+ engineers, sales, and support staff. INSZoom is ISO 27001:2005 certified and the "world's largest immigration software company", built with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or email


'Trail of Dreams' Immigration March To DC Starts In Miami Jan 1
On Jan. 1, four young people will lace up their sneakers and head north from Miami toward the nation's capital along U.S. 1.

Putting A Human Face On Immigration Issue
Right from the start, the Centreville Immigration Forum wanted to get as close as possible to - not just the immigration issue in Centreville - but the immigrants, themselves.

Report: Colorado Home To Secret Immigration Detention Centers
An upcoming report from The Nation purports to expose 186 secret Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, five of which are located here in Colorado.

Migration Slowdown Could Dent Texas' Gains In 2010 Census
An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau data indicates that Texas, once thought to be on track to gain four new House seats in the 2010 Census, may now just pick up three.


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Dear Editor:
Wow. Mr. Algase's letter is not in the Christmas spirit (12/23/09 ID) since it is taking such liberties with what I wrote. I wrote that illegal immigrants treat our immigration laws with rational contempt, not that I hold Mexicans in rational contempt. Their contempt for our laws should be excused, but neither ought we be entirely unfeeling to them. Hence deporting those we do not make some accommodation here for to the relatively safe locale of Europe (or at least giving them the option to go there and endeavoring to convince Europeans to accept them as more assimilable in that context given their linguistic background) seems the humane thing to do. That said, having too many immigrants from one culture, especially when they are the vast majority of illegals, is a recipe for bi-culturalism, not multi-culturalism, and retards assimilation into the dominant American culture that brought us here in the first place. We didn't flee to Germany, Brazil or Japan, after all, even though those places are pretty nice. Also, in the spirit of Christmas, I must say Mr. Yang's letter (12/23/09 ID) made the classical liberal point about sojourners and the lack of welfare states way, way back in the day quite well even though I had started reading with some lingering irritation over his letter's condemnation of the Dalai Lama.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
It is about time for the ideas of global unity expressed in Robert Yang's letters to come to grips with reality. The Yang letter (12/23/2009 ID) seems to believe that in days of old, when knights were bold, that the world was just a peachy basket full of love and peace; a haven to have made the Hippies of the late 1960's and early 1970's believe they had achieved nirvana. The old world was nothing of the sort. When exploration of the world reached epic proportion around the 15th century, it was for one reason and one reason only - to fatten the treasuries of the kingdoms of Europe and to dominate and colonize every "newly discovered" lands throughout the world. There were no altruistic motives and the conquerors killed, stole, plundered and colonized at will. But only those with access to ships could sail the world, how then could a peasant in Guatemala seek a new life in China? Regarding the Yang letter's reference to the good old days when everything in the world was hunky-dory, "... there were no complicated barriers as of today complicated and apartheid immigration laws in every nations on Earth." Get real. When Christopher Columbus came to the new world, he was responsible for approximately 250,000 deaths of the indigenous people. Did he violate their immigration laws? Oh no, the Yang letter might argue, they welcomed that butcher with open arms and let him know he was welcome in their land to trade and prosper with no immigration restrictions whatsoever. But Columbus had different ideas, as did the British, the French, the Portuguese, and more recently the Americans as our government uses it new brand of colonialism under the disguise of bringing "democracy" to foreign lands. Aren't we noble?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
The letters of H. Prchal (12/22/09 ID) should be congratulated for exploring limited, entry quotas favoring nations that assimilate easier. This would be in our interest as opposed by the open borders dogma and advocated by the R. Algase and R. Yang letters (12/23/09 ID) which always places the agenda of others ahead of US. RA letter believes the small entry numbers of early America is similar to the millions of Mexican separatists invaders who were paid for the land, but now have "sellers remorse" with the improvements made. See: "Mexican Immigration and It's Potential Impact on the Political Future of the U.S." by Yeh Ling Ling. RY calls for entry policies of Biblical days and ignores our present changed situation. Now, we have tax, speeding, environmental and many other laws in our complex society and we need entry limits and control as well. The J. McTyier letter (12/21/09 ID) points out the myopia of the "self-centered reasons" of those with "borderphobia" and "Someone or something they want is on the other side of the border". But this agenda can go even further as Linda Kimball explains in "Cultural Marxism" that the threat of communism of the old Soviet Union has morphed into Liberals, Progressives, etc. with such agendas and code words as tolerance, social and economic justice, peace, inclusion, diversity, sensitivity, open borders, and multiculturalism, "Thus, anyone who upholds America's traditional values and institutions is both racist and fascist". "Political correctness is a psychological control device --It's purpose is the imposition of uniformity in thought, speech, and behavior" whose crede is: "I believe in nothing and am tolerant of everything". Movie/TV star Chuck Norris discusses this in "Away with the Manger" and William Owens in: "Arrogance of Power" with "Whether or not you believe in Him, God must be considered".

Jim Roberts

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