Comment: 15th Anniversary

The first issue of Immigration Daily was sent out on May 2, 2000 to about 800 subscribers. Over the last fifteen years, we have grown as the newspaper of record for immigration law to over 35,000 subscribers, including approximately 9,000 immigration lawyers. We reach a diverse audience, including paralegals, HR folks, in-house counsel, journalists and people in academia, think-tanks, etc. and also thousands of government employees at the federal and state levels, in all three branches - executive, judicial and legislative. Our single largest audience group is immigrants, over 15,000 of them. We pioneered the distribution of free information about immigration law and policy, leveraging the open platform of the internet to disseminate information on immigration matters. We are pleased to see that the free distribution of immigration information on the internet is now taken for granted by all.



We want to thank three particular groups of people who have been integral to our success. Firstly, we could not have made it here without hundreds of contributing authors - their participation alone shows that Immigration Daily serves a legitimate need of the immigration bar. Secondly, immigration attorneys throughout the country have consistently voted with hard-earned dollars to support our free publication by buying our books, seminars, workshops, help-wanted ads, marketing services, EB-5 services and other products and services - without their sustained support Immigration Daily would not be possible. Finally, any publication ultimately derives its legitimacy as a viable and thriving medium from its readers. By continuing to vote with your mouse clicks every day, each and every one of you makes our daily efforts at our offices in New York City to bring you this periodical worthwhile. Thank you all!









Article: Why State and Local Enforcement of the U.S. Immigration Laws is a Bad Idea: The Example of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. By Kevin Johnson



Blogging: Marine Fights for Her Deported Husband. By Matthew Kolken





Bloggings By Roger Algase: US Student With Green Card Arrested By Immigration - In North Korea; Europe's Humanitarian Crisis: Thousands Rescued In One Day




News: USCIS Message About Completing Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions



News: EOIR Announces Internet Immigration Information (I3)



News: EOIR FAQ's on Internet Immigration Information (I3)



News: DOL Fact Sheet on 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule



News: DOL Resources on H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Program 2015 Interim Final Rule


















Focus: The Consular Posts Book 2015-2016 Edition


ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Consular Book 2015-16 edition, coming soon! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors are Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:





PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS


Chapter 1: Argentina


Chapter 2: Armenia


Chapter 3: Australia


Chapter 4: Brazil


Chapter 5: Canada


Chapter 6: China


Chapter 7: Colombia


Chapter 8: France


Chapter 9: Germany


Chapter 10: Haiti


Chapter 11: India


Chapter 12: Jamaica


Chapter 13: Nigeria


Chapter 14: Philippines


Chapter 15: Taiwan


Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago


Chapter 17: United Kingdom


Chapter 18: Vietnam





PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE


Chapter 1: Introduction


Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice;


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 Lawbreaking


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 and Task Forces


Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions


Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment





PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM





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