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October 20, 2009


1.  Comment: Top Links September 2009
2.  Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) The DHS Brief Of April 2009 On Particular Social Groups
    by David L. Cleveland
    (b) Observations On J. R. Edwards, Jr., "A Biblical
    Perspective On Immigration Policy" by M. Daniel Carroll Rodas
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
4.  News:
    (a) ICE Announces Standardized 287(g) Agreements With 67
    State And Local Law Enforcement Partners
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
    (b) BIA Delivery Service
    (c) Translation Services
    (d) Immigration Law Certificate
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Semantics Do Matter In The "Illegal" Debate
    (b) Minuteman Project Founder Is Banned As Speaker
    (c) As Retailers Dump Offensive Illegal Alien Halloween
    Costume, Fox Calls The Item Fantastic
    (d) Marina To Consider Foreign Cash
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Book
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Beres, Esq.
    (c) Roy Lawson
    (d) John F.
    (e) Jim Roberts
    (f) Gladys C Farris


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Top Links September 2009

We feature the most accessed links by our readers in September
2009 below:

Top five September Immigration Daily Articles

++Global Compliance In Immigration: Changes And Challenges by
James P. Eagan of Ernst & Young
++Immigration Reform As Economic Stimulus by Walter A. Ewing of
Immigration Policy Center
++The Grassley-Durbin Bill To Restrict H-1B And L Visas Is The
Wrong Solution At The Wrong Time by Gary Endelman and Cyrus D.Mehta
++Illegal, But Not Undocumented: Identity Theft, Document Fraud,
And Illegal Employment by Ronald W. Mortensen for the Center for
Immigration Studies
++Immigrant Of The Week: Barbara Padilla by Greg Siskind

Top five September Immigration Daily Items

++USCIS Publishes E-Verify Supplemental Guide For Federal
++USCIS On Pending I485 Inventory Report
++Neufeld Memo On Successor-in-Interest Determinations In Form
I-140 Petitions
USCIS On Pending I485 Inventory QA
++DOL Publishes FAQs On LCAs For H-1Bs

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writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.

The Immigration Compliance Book

The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L.
Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features the following:
++Sections: Understanding I-9 Concepts, I-9 Advanced Topics,
Employer E-Verify Considerations, E-Verify Advanced Topics, DHS
Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits, Specialty Topics
++Sample Proposed I-9 Policy and Procedures, Sample Form I-9
Verification Procedures - Guideline for Employers, Sample
Checklist for I-9 Audit and Correction Guidelines
++Critical Resource Materials: Selected Statutory Provisions,
USCIS Memos, Executive Orders, USCIS Publications on I-9s and E-
Verify, USCIS Press Releases/Q&As/FAQs, etc
++Resource Materials on CD-ROM: 100+ Relevant Cases from OCAHO,
BIA, Federal District and Circuit Courts, Important Statutes,
Regulations, Forms, Weblinks, etc.
++750+ pages, 850+ footnotes
++33 authors: Adam Ketcher, Angelo A. Paparelli, Bonnie K.
Gibson, Cynthia Lange, Cyrus D. Mehta, Dan Siciliano, Douglas D.
Hauer, Francis E. Chin, Greg Wald, Jason Burritt, Jay Jorgensen,
John Fay, Johanna Marmon, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Kevin
Lashus, Kristin Major, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Laura Danielson,
Loan Huynh, Lynn O. Tarran, Maggie Murphy, Matthew Warren,
Michael Patrick, Michael J. Wildes, Olivia M. Sanson, Philip C.
Curtis, Richard Gump, Robert F. Loughran, Steve Trow, Susanne C.
Heubel, Susan Kelly, Vinh C. Trieu

For more info on this book, see here (
fax version, see here).

(a) The DHS Brief Of April 2009 On Particular Social Groups

David L. Cleveland writes "Although visa backlog has been a known
problem for many years, these well-organized statistics still
provide a clear picture as to exactly where the congestions are
and where each visa applicant stands in the multilayered queues
for immigration."

(b) Observations On J. R. Edwards, Jr., "A Biblical Perspective
On Immigration Policy"

M. Daniel Carroll Rodas writes "My hope is that this presentation
will be helpful to those who are advocates for immigrants, both
documented and undocumented."

(c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification

Joel Stewart writes "The Board was quiet about prevailing wage
issues for some time after PERM was introduced, but recently some
new cases have been decided, giving us some insight into how the
process for determining prevailing wages works and how disputes
might be resolved."

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4.  NEWS

(a) ICE Announces Standardized 287(g) Agreements With 67 State
And Local Law Enforcement Partners

Assistant Secretary ICE John Morton announced standardized
Memorandums of Agreement with 67 state and local law enforcement
agencies to participate in 287(g) partnerships-improving public

(a) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+
years of experience in business immigration law. Our practice is
dynamic and fast-paced with high standards of integrity, work
ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will have the ability
to work both as members of a team and as team leaders. They will
bring in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of
immigration procedures, and are expected to supervise paralegals
and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are
required. They will join more than a dozen high-caliber
colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and
administrative staff, as well as technology. Visit
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mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication will be treated in
confidence. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience
and abilities. Final interviews of candidates are at our office a
few minutes from downtown Baltimore, MD. EOE.

(b) BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board
of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We
are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to
Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and
we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy
and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and
unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-
Press, Falls Church, VA  Fax: (703) 845-5991.

(c) Translation Services
Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
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(d) Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies
and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate
Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This
graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive
understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding
the status of immigrants in the US, including family and
employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is
designed for individuals working in law firms, companies,
government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they
interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a
regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning
this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more
information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
applications and to register, see here.
6.  Headlines

(a) Semantics Do Matter In The "Illegal" Debate

Still, it wouldn't hurt for the mainstream media to get past the
NAHJ's obviously emotional request and confront the heart of this
matter: responsible, fair, and non-simplistic coverage of the
complex illegal immigration issue is in order.

(b) Minuteman Project Founder Is Banned As Speaker

James W. Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, was
uninvited from a speaking engagement Saturday at the Harvard
Undergraduate Legal Committee's annual Public Interest and Law
Conference, sparking debate over the limits of free speech.

(c) As Retailers Dump Offensive Illegal Alien Halloween Costume,
Fox Calls The Item Fantastic

Immigration activists are calling on retailers to stop selling a
controversial "Illegal Alien" Halloween costume featured on the
websites of Walgreens, Toys R Us, Target, Meijer, Amazon, and
other retailers.

(d) Marina To Consider Foreign Cash

The Marina City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider the
request from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Rock Clapper, who
is proposing to create Citizen Fund LLC that would target foreign
capital through a federal immigration program.
For links to the above stories see here:
7.  ComingsNGoings

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(a) Immigration Book
The Guest Worker Question in Postwar Germany By Rita Chin. She
argues that the efforts to come to terms with the permanent
residence of guest workers, especially Muslim Turks, forced a
major rethinking of German identity, culture, and nation.

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

(a) Dear Editor:
Linda Cogill's October 17 letter is critical of my October 16
letter for "asking for favors" for people who are here without
valid permission, to the exclusion of legal immigrants. My letter
said nothing of the kind. To the contrary, my letter went into
detail about the hatred and prejudice that legal immigrants, of
whom she is one, have encountered in America throughout our
history. Far from asking for favors for human beings here
illegally (my apologies to any reader who finds that phrase
offensive) my letter pointed out that amnesty will solve nothing
without fundamental reform. Were it not for the influence on our
laws of prejudice against all immigrants and would-be immigrants,
legal and illegal, Ms. Cogill might have had her US citizenship
ceremony a long time ago. I rather doubt whether a vote for Jim
Roberts would be the best way to hasten that day. Marc Seguinot's
October 17 letter is a brilliant description of how the
legislative travesty known as IIRIRA was inflicted on this
country in September 1996 by a Republican congress that attached
the bill to a veto-proof military spending measure just before
the presidential election. How many other legal immigrants, who
were also patiently waiting to become US citizens, were arrested
and locked up in intolerable conditions before being deported for
"aggravated felonies" committed long before this heinous law was
rammed through, such as drunk driving or stealing a tube of
toothpaste? If Ms. Cogill, who is so anxious to become a US
citizen, wants to show the truly American spirit of favoring the
underdog, an ounce of compassion for other people, even
"illegals", who like her, are also suffering from long delays and
worse due to overly harsh immigration laws might be useful.
Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY

(b) Dear Editor:
As an practicing criminal defense attorney and immigration
attorney, I believe that a criminal defense attorney should
consult with an immigration attorney before pleading out any
criminal case.  I have several clients now in removal proceedings
who based on the advice of their public defenders are now facing
removal.  Criminal defense attorneys often confuse a withhold of
adjudication in state court as not a conviction.  Of course for
immigration and federal law purposes a withhold of adjudication
is a conviction.  In these tough time and immigration crackdowns,
criminal defense attorneys who do not practice immigration law
should be given an opportunity to consult with an immigration
attorney before entering any plea deal.  I know that they have
the best interest of their clients at mind at the state level,
but at the federal level it just does not pass the test.
Beres, Esq.

(c) Dear Editor:
ID has known readers who have violated the spirit and now the
letter of the law when it comes to the H-1b visa, see Contra
Costa Times, "Immigration attorney charged with perpetrating visa
fraud to buy grave sites" October 16, 2009.  Doesn't the ID
publication have an obligation to denounce those people who
perpetrate fraud on immigrants and American workers? I can't
recall your website taking any lawyer to the wood shed, ever, for
any of the immigration related crimes they were involved in.  I
find that strange.
Roy Lawson

(d) Dear Editor:
David Murray's letter (10/16/09 ID) alleges that there are jobs
that Americans won't do. If that were taken to an extreme, there
would be occupations that are filled with 100% foreign workers.
Actually, there are very few jobs that even have a majority of
foreign workers. Granted, there are jobs that most Americans
wouldn't like to do, but in many cases they do them. There are
other jobs with a considerable number of foreign workers, such as
construction, landscaping, etc., that many Americans would take
if they were available. Perhaps where Mr. Murray lives there's a
sufficient pool of aliens, legal and illegal, to fill the jobs
that local Americans feel are beneath them. Here in Maine where
we don't have that pool of foreign labor, local Americans do just
about all the jobs. We have a few foreign workers in a few
occupations, but very few. Perpetuating the myth that "there are
jobs that Americans won't do" only adds to the problem.
John F.

(e) Dear Editor:
Regarding 10/19/09 ID Letters, the R. Yang rant makes the Chinese
Exclusion Act look like a stroke of genius with inane name
calling and other illogic, easily refuted and has been. We read
in Gen. 8 where, "did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face
of all the earth" with separate cultures/languages. Profiteers
and Globalists exploiting foreign labor and flooding US markets
without tariffs ignore citizens, culture and God.  The L. Coghill
letter and others point out how unfair amnesty and benefits given
to illegals are to legal entrants. Regarding 10/16/09 ID Letters
and Comment, the "Founders Visa" makes sense if the numbers of
other entrants were reduced. The R. Algase letter again misleads
by placing a false bigotry/racism view upon entry policies when
other reasons exist including free choice and stating that:
"ethnic change is what this country is all about".  Perhaps so
with the liberal radicals, but entry used to be about becoming
Americans and still should be. It really is a "Dream Act" if the
D. Murray letter believes that: "jobs illegal aliens take
normally would not be filled by Americans anyway".  Increasingly,
this is not true and never has been completely. If the letter
"predicted long ago" that illegals would leave with "vigorous"
law enforcement, why abandon deportation laws now with
reform/amnesty [Gutierrez Principles]? Just like raising the debt
limit to allow more spending, we have always been told that
shamnesties "will never again happen", That dog is too tired to
hunt anymore. The economy of CA has  collapsed because of
Jim Roberts

(f) Dear Editor:
This immigration overhaul I am hoping is not to prejudice much
more the situation of the immigrants.  We need a truly fair and
adjustable immigration law that will be uniform in the whole
nations and not be interpreted in each unit differently.
Gladys C Farris
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