Comment: Citizenship Day 2014

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 17 in remembrance of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. It also recognizes all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become US citizens. On this day US citizens remember the blessings of liberty and are recognized for holding the responsibilities of citizenship.


"U.S. citizenship is defined by what we have in common: equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities," said USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez. "As we celebrate our Constitution this week, more than 27,000 new U.S. citizens will now be able to vote, volunteer, participate, and become engaged in issues that are important to them and their families."

The US constitution is the main reason why so many individuals around the world seek to make America their home. People who cherish our constitutional values should be welcomed to this country and not shunned as criminals. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.







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Focus: The Consular Posts Book

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The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book
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PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS

Chapter 1: Argentina

Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford


Chapter 2: Armenia

Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter


Chapter 3: Australia

Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug


Chapter 4: Brazil

Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost


Chapter 5: Canada

Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo


Chapter 6: China

Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong

Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee

Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen


Chapter 7: Colombia

Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla


Chapter 8: France

Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce


Chapter 9: Germany

Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath

Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke


Chapter 10: Haiti

Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour


Chapter 11: India

Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel

Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani

Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones

New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani


Chapter 12: Jamaica

Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson


Chapter 13: Nigeria

Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe


Chapter 14: Philippines

Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon


Chapter 15: Taiwan

Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L.
Rodriguez


Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson


Chapter 17: United Kingdom

London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon


Chapter 18: Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis


PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE


Chapter 1: Introduction


Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International
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Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
Soup to Nuts


Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and
Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul


Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and
Easy As It Looks


Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax
Obligations


Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors


Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions


Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to
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Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client
Work Sites


Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory
Opinions (SAOs)


Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task
Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits
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Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa
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Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment


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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event

San Diego, CA, September 18, 2014, 12:10pm, The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at UCSD will hold a lecture on "Seeking Asylum in North America" with Judge Rico Bartolomei. For more information, please email Prof. James Cooper jcooper@cwsl.edu, or by phone at 619-525-1430.







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