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March 4, 2009


1.  Comment: Errata
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Experts
3.  Articles:
    (a) Update From Ciudad Juarez by Charles Wheeler
    (b) Crisis Communication: How To Manage Them Effectively by
    Paramjit L. Mahli
    (c) The Constitution: A Treasure Worth The Wait In Line by
    Aron Weinstein
4.  News:
    (a) DHS Releases Latest Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) Position Sought
    (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    (e) Website Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) President Must Start Reforming Immigration
    (b) 4 Cargill Workers In Kansas Charged With ID Theft
    (c) Delay On Immigration Law Dies In [Utah] Committee
    (d) [Utah] House Kills Restriction On In-State Tuition For
    Undocumented Students
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Share Your Professional News
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Susanna Bogue, Esq.
    (c) Gregory P. Adams, Esq.


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Yesterday's Immigration Daily issue included three unrelated

++Charles Wheeler's Article omitted the USCIS minutes. We feature
the Article in full in today's issue.
++The CnG event included the incorrect link - the correct link
was updated (in yesterday's issue).
++The "Options For Health Care Professionals" featured the
incorrect registration links, the corrected links now appear.

We thank our eagle-eyed readers for pointing out our production
errors and we apologize for the mistakes.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.

Today Is Deadline For H-1B For Experts

Today is the deadline for H-1B For Experts, featuring
distinguished speakers Daniel Horne, Kevin Lederman, George N.
Lester, Bradley Maged, Angelo Paparelli and William Stock
(discussion leader Karen Weinstock). The curriculum is as

++Complex educational and work equivalency evaluations, degree
mismatch issues
++Problematic Occupations: Marketing Analyst, IT consultants,
specialty nurses, etc.
++Representing the H-1B employer in financial difficulty
++The impact of corporate reorganizations on H-1B status
++How to deal with gaps in employment, including lay-offs,
downsizing, leaves of absence, resignations?
++Overview of options from H-1Bs to green cards; What to do when
EB-3 visas are unavailable?
++Extending H-1B status beyond the normal six-year limit
including new rules and new policy interpretations
++Maintaining H-1B status vs. AOS portability with an EAD
++Complex travel problems on H-1B and AOS

Don't wait to register, Wednesday, March 4th is the deadline.
For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200901.shtm
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/200901.pdf

(a) Update From Ciudad Juarez

Charles Wheeler writes "The following is a summary of the minutes
provided by the State Department and USCIS, respectively."
Editor's note: please see our Comment above.

(b) Crisis Communication: How To Manage Them Effectively

Paramjit L. Mahli writes "What will your firm do in the face of
an unexpected emergency?"

(c) The Constitution: A Treasure Worth The Wait In Line

Aron Weinstein writes "For some this is a long-awaited
pilgrimage, for others just another stop on the endless "sights-
to-see" list in Washington."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to
4.  NEWS

(a) DHS Releases Latest Estimates On Unauthorized Immigrant

The Department of Homeland Security released a report providing
estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants residing in
the US as of January 2008 by period of entry, region and country
of origin, state of residence, age and gender.

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
appropriations, public benefit programs, Federal personnel law,
and any other matter affecting the operations of USCIS as a
Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job
Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0003 at http://www.usajobs.com
Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
relocation reimbursement available.

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
and case docketing. Must be team player, detail oriented and
possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and
computer skills. Will consider Bachelor's degree, Associate's
degree, or paralegal certificate and 5 years of experience or 10
years of comparable work experience. Please apply online at

(c) Position Sought
JD, with 10 years experience in business immigration, available
to draft and consult on complex RFE responses, MTR's, EB-1 (all
subcategories), EB-5, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, NIW, PERM and TN
matters on a project basis. Additional specialization in
inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
research.  Competitive hourly or flat fees.  References available
upon request.  Please contact mailto:immigrationinsight@gmail.com
for additional details.

(d) 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
http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email:

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6.  Headlines

(a) President Must Start Reforming Immigration

However, now that the new administration is in place, we are
getting mixed signals as to how the government will proceed with

(b) 4 Cargill Workers In Kansas Charged With ID Theft

Four meatpacking workers at the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in
Dodge City are facing aggravated identity theft charges.

(c) Delay On Immigration Law Dies In [Utah] Committee

A [Utah] bill proposing a one-year delay in last year's
controversial immigration reform legislation, SB81, failed to
gain committee approval Monday in spite of supporting testimony
from a wide-ranging group of community leaders

(d) [Utah] House Kills Restriction On In-State Tuition For
Undocumented Students

After impassioned testimony that harked back to the civil-rights
struggles of the 1960s, Utah representatives Wednesday defeated a
bill that would have required undocumented students to sign an
affidavit swearing they had not worked in the state.

For links to the above stories see here:
7.  ComingsNGoings

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

(a) Dear Editor:
JIm Roberts' (03/03/09 ID) calls Barack Obama "our first illegal
alien 'president'". That must have been a typographical error. I
am sure that Mr. Roberts' letter must have intended to say that
Barack Obama is our first "African-American" president. That is,
unless the letter's point is that "African American" and "illegal
alien" mean the same thing. Come to think of it, there can be
little doubt that this is exactly what Mr. Roberts' letter is
trying to say.
Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY

(b) Dear Editor:
The CnG section of ID's 3/03/09 ID issue highlights 'How Many and
Which Migrants Leave? Estimating the Unknown and Why it Matters'.
But the link you have goes to another event, which might also be
of interest to readers, "Temporary Workers and Innovation, or
H-1Bs and the Supply Side of Ethnic Invention." Keep up the good
Susanna Bogue, Esq. San Francisco, CA

Editor's note: please see our Comment above.

(c) Dear Editor:
You have the wrong Registration links for "Options For Health
Care Professionals". (03/03/09 ID)
Gregory P. Adams, Esq.  Cincinnati, OH

Editor's note: please see our Comment above.
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