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October 15, 2009


1.  Comment: Gutierrez Principles
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For F, J, and M Student Visa and
    Status Acquisition and Travel
3.  Articles:
    (a) VSC On H1B Cap And Third-Party Client Sites by Sheela
    Murthy et al., attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm
    (b) Roosevelt, The Great Depression, And The Economics Of
    Recovery by Burton W. Folsom Jr. for the Foundation For
    Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) EOIR Publishes Fact Sheet On Representation For Aliens
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
    (c) Immigration Law Certificate
    (d) J-1 Visa Program
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration Rally Draws Thousands
    (b) Justices Ponder Lawyers' Obligations
    (c) Marine's Widow Gets Bipartisan Senate Help
    (d) Dairy Farmers Talk Prices, Immigration With Braley
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray
    (b) Robert Gittelson
    (c) Robert Yang
    (d) Jobes


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Gutierrez Principles

At a rally on the West Lawn of the Capital, Rep. Gutierrez
outlined his vision for a new comprehensive immigration bill. "It
will include the following core principles: Pathway to
legalization for undocumented workers... Professional and
effective border enforcement... Smart and humane interior
enforcement... Protecting workers... Verification systems...
Family unity as a cornerstone of our immigration system... Future
flows of workers... AgJOBS... DREAM Act... Promoting immigrant

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writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.

Today Is The Deadline For F, J, and M Student Visa and Status
Acquisition and Travel

Wednesday, October 14th is the deadline for the Thursday, October
15th phone session of "Students: F, J, and M", with speakers
Steve Springer (discussion leader), Jenny Bowen, Parker Emerson,
Liz Goss, Elizabeth James, Craig Peterson and Greg Simkiss. The
curriculum is as follows:

++Restrictions on study for Bs and F-2s, and study as a secondary
activity for those in non-student classifications
++SEVIS, travel, visa acquisition, and change of status,
including recent developments      concerning SEVIS fee payments
++Change of status to/from F, M, or J
+++++Process, documents, and strategy/timing issues
+++++Grace periods and change of status
+++++Two year home residence requirement and change of status
++Travel, the necessary documents and "authorizations"
++Visa acquisition
+++++Timing, documents, plans, and overcoming INA 214(b)
+++++Recent DOS cables, adjudications, and indications from consular
+++++Security checks and delays
+++++Third-country-national visa processing in Canada and Mexico
(including INA 222(g))
++Optional practical training, travel, and visa acquisition
+++++Travel while awaiting the employment authorization document
+++++Travel while engaged in OPT, including employment requirement
+++++Travel during cap-gap extension and STEM extension
+++++Travel while engaged in OPT with an approved future change of
status to H-1B
++Travel to re-establish status (as an alternative to
++Travel and "automatic extension of visa validity"

Wednesday, October 14th is the deadline to sign up. For more
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(a) VSC On H1B Cap And Third-Party Client Sites

Sheela Murthy et al., attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm write
"The change in VSC policy regarding end clients is helpful."

(b) Roosevelt, The Great Depression, And The Economics Of

Burton W. Folsom Jr. for the Foundation For Economic Education
writes "As professor emeritus at Rutgers University, Elliot Rosen
has written this book as the culmination of a life's study of
Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal."

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Ironic that a law enforcement officer who
took an oath is publicly proclaiming he'll ignore the law."

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4.  NEWS

(a) EOIR Publishes Fact Sheet On Representation For Aliens

Executive Office for Immigration Review of the DOJ published a
fact sheet on who can represent aliens in immigration

(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
for details regarding the unique benefits of working at the
Murthy Law Firm. Send Resume + cover letter to
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) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Global Am-Law 100 firm seeks business
immigration & compliance associate. Qualified candidates must
have 2-4 years of experience preparing various types of
employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, including
extensive experience with PERM. IRCA compliance experience a
plus.  Must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to manage
a heavy caseload as well as a team of paralegals. Must possess
excellent computer skills and experience with case management
software as well as strong written and verbal communication
skills. Please send resume, cover letter, transcript, writing
sample and salary history to mailto:attorneyamlaw100@gmail.com.
This is a blind ad posting.

(c) 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.

(d) J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global
Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international
exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike
other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning
process, has few restrictions and can be processed at any time of
year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an
Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a
streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that
allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on
complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and
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law, engineering, finance, architecture, graphic design,
marketing and fashion. For more information on eligibility
requirements and a complete list of occupational categories,
visit http://www.globalcurrentexchanges.org
or email Melany Hamner at
6.  Headlines

(a) Immigration Rally Draws Thousands

Thousands of immigrants came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a day
of lobbying and an afternoon rally calling for comprehensive
immigration reform.

(b) Justices Ponder Lawyers' Obligations

He said his lawyer told him that he did not have to worry about
immigration status because he had been in the country so long.

(c) Marine's Widow Gets Bipartisan Senate Help

A Marine's widow who has been fighting to remain in the U.S. with
her 8-month-old son is now getting bipartisan help from the

(d) Dairy Farmers Talk Prices, Immigration With Braley

The way I feel, and I know that others may not feel the same way,
but there needs to be legislation to allow them to cover over and
not just on work permit or whatever for six months.

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7.  ComingsNGoings

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(a) Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
October 20 - University of California, San Diego, presents
"Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated
America" speaker: Richard Alba. For more info contact

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300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
A new survey by Zogby International finds that people in Mexico
think that granting legal status to illegal immigrants would
encourage more illegal immigration to the United States. The
report claims that a clear majority of people in Mexico, 56
percent, thought giving legal status to illegal immigrants in the
United States would make it more likely that people they know
would go to the United States illegally. On several occasions in
ID letters I have recounted an experience in my office just after
the application period for the 1986 Amnesty expired, when a
Mexican client asked me, "When is the next amnesty?"  I naively
told him, "Never," that this was a one time occurrence and that
the open door of illegal immigration to America was closing. Boy,
was I wrong! That door now seems to be swinging wide open and if
CIR (buzzword for "Amnesty") passes, I expect that at the end of
the application period, some illegal alien will wander into my
office and ask, "When is the next amnesty?"  Pavlov's dog learned
his tricks and so have illegals. Wait long enough and the treat
will be delivered, if you push the right buttons. Protesters
around the country are pushing the buttons of politicians through
the enticement of Hispanic votes. That's racism, but a true force
in action, and one that could ultimately lead to a Hispanic
takeover of American politics. Think I'm paranoid? Then you don't
live in Southern California, where it is all too evident. Buenos
dias, bienvenidos, push 1 for English, 2 for Spanish. If you
speak Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, French or German,
you're on your own. Viva Zapata! Recordar el virtud de tratados
de Guadalupe Hidalgo. La venganza es dulce.
David D. Murray                 Newport Beach, CA

(b) Dear Editor:
I would take substantial issue with Jim Robert's latest letter,
(10/14/09 ID). Not for the first time, a Roberts letter finds
that my moral and ethical arguments are treasonous. "that promote
and place the interests of illegal aliens and/or foreigners above
those of American citizens err at best and are treasonous at
worst." Roberts' letter starts with the false premise that when
one argues for equal rights, somehow that translates into putting
the oppressed party's rights "above" the citizen. Nobody is
saying that the rights of the undocumented should be elevated
above those of the citizen. Nobody is arguing for "superior
rights." Equal means the same, not more, and specifically not
less. Nobody is asking for special treatment, simply equality,
and a recognition of rights, which currently the undocumented do
not possess at all. Further, his letter goes on to argue that "R.
Gittelson letter's display the truism that Liberalism is a mental
disorder and the latter's dogma of shared responsibility for
illegals is beyond absurd." Perhaps my wife might only take minor
exception to the allusion as to my mental deficiencies, but as to
the absurdity of the logic behind my notion of shared
responsibility, I think that most people would find fault with
the reasoning of the Roberts' letter. Frankly, I find it
fascinating that conservatives would argue to the ends of the
earth that personal responsibility trumps just about every
conceivable argument for any progressive policy, but are in stark
denial that our shared responsibility for the presence of the
undocumented should in any way mitigate the Nativist position.
Talk about having their cake and eating it too. They must have
developed that ability along with talking out of both sides of
their mouth.
Robert Gittelson

(c) Dear Editor:
Regarding Jim Roberts' letter (10/13/09 ID): Nothing is so sacred
about being born of Americans except being lucky enough to live
as citizens of a country which can print dollar bills at will to
buy anything we want, run sky high debt and deficit and have the
entire planet to believe that those bills are as good as real
gold. Americans or not, there are no guarantee for anybody on
this planet to be exempted  from any competition locally,
regionally or globally. Hire and buy Americans first is easy to
say but hard thing to do. Many conservative xenophobes love to
preach what they don't do. Hypocrisy is their hallmark on many
issues. Given the choices of Made in China or USA, anyone will
take the cheaper ones which are absolutely be the Chinese ones.
If we want good jobs, we must invest in Americans' education and
infrastructures. In just the last 5  years, Chinese have built
more highways , seaports, airports and high speed rail networks
than ours and their universities have produced many more
scientists and highly educated work force that are willing to
work harder for less than everyone else. We must tell our
President and lawmakers to stop wasting our tax dollar in wars
and war machines, bailing out their Wall Street cronies and
special interests and unfair welfare entitlements to the lazies.
We must be a welcoming country for foreign tourists and investors
to bring investments and money to create jobs here not snub and
insult them and treating them as poor beggars or bad guy
Robert Yang

(d) Dear Editor:
Enforce all laws including immigration laws. Distinguish between
'legal' and 'illegal'!
The first daily in the field of immigration. Forward this to a

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