Comment: Various Items
In today's edition of Immigration Daily, we feature many items of interest - articles/bloggings on November 2013 Visa Bulletin, ICE's bed mandate, immigration humor, the shutdown and default fight possibly helping immigration reform. News items the government shutdown. Also featured are an announcement of the Immigration Compliance seminar, top immigration headlines, and an announcement of an immigration reading. Share your thoughts about today's edition of the Daily or on any other immigration-related topic by writing to

Article: November 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary by Tahmina Watson

Blogging: ICE's Bed Mandate: Who Benefits? by Carl Shusterman

Blogging: Immigration Humor: The Daily Show Revisits Immigration Reform by Greg Siskind

Blogging: Could the Shutdown and Default Fight Help Immigration Reform? by Roger Algase

News: EOIR Publishes Information on Government Shutdown

News: DOL Publishes Memo for the Deputy Secretary on the Government Shutdown

Focus: Inside Immigration Compliance is pleased to announce our newest phone seminar series, "Inside Immigration Compliance". The Discussion Leader will be Dawn Lurie; other speakers include Kevin Lashus, Julie Myers, and Mary Pivec. Other speakers to be announce soon. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on October 17 - ICE is Back in Business: What you need to know about Form I-9 Compliance

  • Current trends surrounding Form I-9 audits
  • Statistics for Worksite Actions-where is the government going from here?
  • Anatomy of an ICE audit
  • All "internal audits" are not equal
  • Remediation related business decisions
  • Critical compliance programs, proactive policies and training tools
  • Electronic vs. Paper? - the intricacies of both

SECOND Phone Session on November 14 - E-Verify: You've come a long way baby!

  • Money means milestones for E-Verify
  • Best practices or lasting liability?
  • Identity theft; Achilles heel of E-Verify
  • Rights and responsibilities regarding monitoring and compliance
  • Federal Contractors revisited in the E-Verify context

THIRD Phone Session on December 5 - Law, Regulations, and Interpretations: The Practicalities of Enforcement

  • Civil and criminal enforcement actions: past, present, and future
  • Administrative fine assessments, criminal prosecutions, settlements and challenges
  • OCAHO-Administrative Law decisions: how to learn from the past
  • Office of Special Counsel decisions and debates
  • The NLRB and E-Verify ... what do companies with a Union workforce need to know?

The registration deadline is October 15, 2013. For additional information, including speaker biographies and registration, please see:
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Don't delay, act today!

Headline: Arizona Immigration Protesters Block Court Proceedings Click here
Headline: Do Women Have More to Lose If Immigration Reform Dies? Click here
Headline: FLIP FLOP: Gov. Christie flips now supports the NewJersey DreamAct: Click here
Headline: Immigration bills benefited from a more engaged Gov. Brown Click here
Headline: Immigration A Big Issue In 2014 Elections Click here
Headline: N.J. Gov. Christie now wants in-state tuition for [undocumented] immigrants Click here
Headline: Business pushes immigration reform even as it lays off American workers Click here
Headline: Chicago EB5 Visa Assistance Center Opens Click here
Headline: Immigration Reform Group: Halting Deportations Would Hurt Effort Click here
Headline: Tucson immigration activists try to keep deportation bus from leaving courthouse Click here
Headline: Fox News Attacks Immigration Rally As A "Political Favor" To Supporters Click here

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Letters of the Week:

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics by Michael Barone - Crown Fourm, October 1, 2013 - 320 pp, ISBN: 0307461513, $18.74 -

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