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August 19, 2009


1.  Comment: Detention Shame
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Bars to Asylum and Particular
    Social Groups
3.  Articles:
    (a) Global 100 UK Firm Goes Public On Legal Outsourcing by
    Mark Ross
    (b) High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurship In The US by David
    M. Hart, et. al for the Small Business Association Office of
    (c) Immigrant Of The Week: Omri Casspi by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: March 2008
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Case Management Technology
    (c) Immigration Law Certificate
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Michelle Obama's Martha's Vineyard Family Vacation May
    Spark Immigration Debate
    (b) White House To Host Immigration Meeting
    (c) With Immigration, Abortion And Gay Rights Still Focus Of
    Debate, It's Like 1969 All Over
    (d) Immigration Official Says Agents Will No Longer Have To
    Meet Quotas
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Share Your Professional News
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Michael F. Hammond, Esq.
    (b) Brandon Meyer, Esq.
    (c) ESF
    (d) Ramesh Rai


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Detention Shame

The New York Times reports "More than one in 10 deaths in
immigration detention in the last six years have been overlooked
and were omitted from an official list of detainee fatalities
issued to Congress in March, the Obama administration said
Monday." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.

Today Is Deadline For Bars to Asylum and Particular Social Groups

Tuesday, Aug. 18th is the deadline for the second session of
Asylum for Experts", the curriculum as follows:

++Internal relocation
++The one-year deadline
++Firm resettlement
++Persecutor of others
++Material support: when is giving under duress a defense?
++Domestic violence: my husband beat me
++Recruitment by a gang
++Other particular social groups
++Recent case law

Don't wait to register, Tuesday, August 18th is the deadline. For
more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: Online:
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(a) Global 100 UK Firm Goes Public On Legal Outsourcing

Mark Ross writes "As far as the legal profession is concerned the
recession/credit crunch is the most significant event by far over
the last ten years."

(b) High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurship In The US

David M. Hart, et. al for the Small Business Association Office
of Advocacy write "Immigration policy, as it affects highly
educated and highly experienced foreign-born individuals who
might be drawn into high-tech entrepreneurship, is an important
element of that climate."

(c) Immigrant Of The Week: Omri Casspi

Greg Siskind features the achievement of basketball player Omri
Casspi as the immigrant of the week.

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4.  NEWS

(a) DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: March 2008

The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation
released the March 2008 issue of its publication, Immigration
Litigation Bulletin.

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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fax same to 202-371-2898. EOE.

(b) Case Management Technology
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(c) Immigration Law Certificate
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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) Michelle Obama's Martha's Vineyard Family Vacation May Spark
Immigration Debate

Like most visitors to the island, he'll probably spend his time
riding waves and eating lobster rolls without noticing the mostly
unseen workers who make the island function.

(b) White House To Host Immigration Meeting

Obama said he expects to see draft legislation for an overhaul in
the immigration rules by the end of the year, but changing the
system will have to wait until next year.

(c) With Immigration, Abortion And Gay Rights Still Focus Of
Debate, It's Like 1969 All Over

But as I rummaged in the bubble of Woodstock 1969, I realized how
much remained the same.

(d) Immigration Official Says Agents Will No Longer Have To Meet

Teams of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were expected
to increase the number of annual arrests in the controversial
'fugitive operations' program, according to memos.

For links to the above stories see here:
7.  ComingsNGoings

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

(a) Dear Editor:
I agree with Alan Lee's Article (08/18/09 ID) completely. Kudos
for bringing this to light. The USCIS has become draconian in its
requests for evidence and arbitrary and capricious in their
denials. Unfortunately, our remedy of an appeal is no remedy at
all and they know that so they can basically make unfettered
decisions. I, for one, had hoped that a change at the top
politically would allow more reasonable and rational minds to
take back control of the agency but, alas, that has not occurred
and, if anything, the agency has become more obstructionist than
ever before.
Michael F. Hammond, Esq.                Cincinnati, OH

(b) Dear Editor:
Alan Lee's article (08/18/09 ID) on ridiculous H-1B adjudications
resonates loudly. Coupled with the nonsense that passes for L-1
adjudications by the California Service Center, perhaps the goal
of comprehensive immigration reform should subordinate itself to
a meaningful process of comprehensive immigration bureaucracy
reform. Congress could enact the most perfect CIR legislation,
but its ultimate effects would be rendered meaningless in the
hands of USCIS' current leadership.  The supposed new era of
President Obama has yet to have any impact on the way USCIS
administers the US immigration program.  But did anyone honestly
think it would?
Brandon Meyer, Esq.                 Solana Beach, CA

(c) Dear Editor:
Ruth Stadnik's letter (08/18/09 ID) asks why the US lets in
light-skinned, well educated immigrants and discriminates against
darker skinned, less educated, hardworking "economic immigrants"
from Mexico. This is a good question. It goes to the heart of our
immigration system, which is built on a foundation of
discrimination. It always has been. Another August 18 letter has
a "wish list", urging repeal of some of the more outrageous
ineligibility provisions, especially those dealing with
"aggravated felonies" (defined in the law as practically
everything above jaywalking) that keep so many brown-skinned
immigrants out and break up their US citizen families. These
provisions also, were enacted in order to favor white, more
educated immigrants. Overwhelmingly, that is what the American
public wants. But, is that an excuse? There was a time when most
white Americans wanted to "keep the Negro in his place". That
didn't justify passing or keeping discriminatory laws then and it
doesn't justify it now.

(d) Dear Editor:
Responding to an immigration bill to be discussed in early 2010
by President (08/18/09 ID comment), this is a welcome move by the
President Obama. The indecisiveness by the congress in the last
decade has built up misery of the immigrants too many fold. The
President should decide keeping country interest on prime. at the
earliest opportunity.
Ramesh Rai
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