-----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------

December 3, 2009


1.  Comment: Immigrant Integration Initiatives
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Applications for Immigrant Visas
3.  Articles:
    (a) Keep The Faith by Acton Orwell Doesgood
    (b) Anything To Declare? by Sheldon Richman for the
    Foundation For Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Letter On H1-B Fraud Enforcement
    (b) DOL FAQs On Change Of Attorney And Change Of Address
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) J-1 Visa Program
    (c) Website Services
    (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Some Toy Drives Check Immigration Status
    (b) Reports Find Lapses In Immigration Detention System
    (c) Obama Aunt Anguished By Separation
    (d) Should Immigration Policies Be More Welcoming To Low-
    Skilled Workers?
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Submit Your Announcement
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Jim Roberts


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Today Is Deadline For Applications for Immigrant Visas

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(a) Keep The Faith

Acton Orwell Doesgood writes "The DOL advocates for regulations
which strangle the process and are designed to obfuscate, block,
slow, and deny cases, rather than meeting their mission (
erroneous to begin with) of testing the American job market."

(b) Anything To Declare?

Sheldon Richman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
"That is not a declaration of war. It's a grant of Caesarian

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Now a new report is showing that six of the
eight states expected to gain congressional seats based on the
2010 census will do so because of Hispanic population shifts."

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4.  NEWS

(a) USCIS Letter On H1-B Fraud Enforcement

USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas responded to Senator Grassley's
questions on USCIS efforts to prevent, detect and address fraud
in the H-1B program.

(b) DOL FAQs On Change Of Attorney And Change Of Address

DOL released FAQs to clarify best practices for notifying the
Department of Labor (DOL) of change of address or representation
requests with the National Processing Center (NPC).

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6.  Headlines

(a) Some Toy Drives Check Immigration Status

They don't claim to know who's been naughty or nice, but some
Houston charities are asking whether children are in the country
legally before giving them toys.

(b) Reports Find Lapses In Immigration Detention System

A growing number of noncitizens are being held unnecessarily and
transferred heedlessly in an expensive immigration detention
system that lacks basic fairness, a bipartisan study group and a
human rights organization concluded in reports released jointly
on Wednesday.

(c) Obama Aunt Anguished By Separation

President Barack Obama's aunt buried her face in her hands and
sobbed as she described her anguish over no longer having contact
with him and his family after the revelation she had been living
illegally for years in the United States in public housing.

(d) Should Immigration Policies Be More Welcoming To Low-Skilled

In spite of, or perhaps because of, the world's economic woes,
debates regarding immigration policies continue.

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(a) Dear Editor:
Regarding "Health care trumps CIR" (12/02/09 ID Comment):
Presenting the issue to Latino or any other voters as health care
vs. Comprehensive Immigration Reform makes no sense to me and I
doubt that it makes much sense to Latinos or anyone else either.
Both are issues of social justice and racial equality. An article
in the current issue of the New Yorker describes how efforts to
reform the US health care system have been going on for almost a
century, and have been defeated by the same kind of hate and fear
mongering by powerful entrenched interests during this entire
period. The only difference is that back then, health care reform
was attacked as a German plot to turn America over to the Kaiser
(during and after WW1). Now, health reform is being attacked as a
Socialist plot to "Europeanize" America. In those days,
restrictionists were using "red scare" and "yellow peril" tactics
in an ultimately successful (in 1924) attempt to cut off most
immigration by Italians, Jews, Eastern Europeans and Asians. Now,
they are using draconian "enforcement-only" policies and
opposition to "amnesty for illegals" to try to expel millions of
Latinos and close America's borders to most non-white immigrants.
What has changed?
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY

(b) Dear Editor:
It would appear that lax entry policies are a problem not only at
US borders, but also at the recent WH state dinner where the
Salihi couple crashed the event without an invitation. Are they
then undocumented guest partiers? At least they didn't move in.
Sen. Kyl (AZ) wants an investigation of this intrusion which he
seems much more upset about than the thousands of similar
invaders in his home state. The problem with ID Headlines and the
S. Sheplov letter (12/2/09 ID) is that for every sad story of
non-citizens, at least three could be found for citizens
suffering from mass entry. Whose interests should be served? The
reluctance of entry enthusiasts to admit that illegal entry is a
crime is problematic. Is bank robbing making undocumented
withdrawals? Should we give them amnesty to get them out of the
shadows to be able to tax their incomes and avoid sanctions that
might effect their children. Illegal presense has to be made a
felony with enforced deportation so there is no doubt about our
resolve and sovereignty. The cheapened birth citizens by illegals
needs to end. This would deter many  problems. More on CIR can be
found in "Janet Napolitano's Comprehensive Immigration Reform" by
Michael Cutler, retired from INS. With 125,000 legal entrants per
month and also illegals, a moratorium is needed. Many faults of
our Nation (R. Yang letter, 12/01/09 ID) are from straying beyond
Constitutional principles of limited powers and failure to limit
mass entry which are restrictionist policies. Those who believe
the Indians still own US, don't have to leave, they can stay and
be hypocrites.
Jim Roberts
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