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

May 7, 2009


1.  Comment: Army Recruiting Immigrants
2.  Focus: Today Is The Deadline For Nurses and Allied Health
    Care Professionals
3.  Articles:
    (a) Recent Developments In Criminal Law - January 2009 by
    Norton Tooby
    (b) Raising the Minimum Wage Will Discourage Migration? It
    Just Aint So! by David R. Henderson for the Foundation For
    Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Updates H-1B Petition Count
    (b)USCIS Reminds About Extension Of Non-Minister Special
    Immigrant Religious Worker Program
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Forensic Psychology Services
    (e) Translation Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Coalition Moving Forward In Goal For Immigration Reforms
    (b) Obama Budget Puts Security First At The Border
    (c) Making The Punishment Fit The Crime
    (d) Immigration Raid Rules Echo Bush Era
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Robert Gittelson
    (b) Mutahir Husain
    (c) Victor Gomez Llanos


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Army Recruiting Immigrants

Only citizens or permanent residents used to be eligible to serve
in the US Army. The Los Angeles Times
reports "But starting today, 10 Los Angeles-area Army recruiting
offices will begin taking applications from some foreigners who
are here on temporary visas or who have been granted asylum.  In
all, the pilot program, which was launched in New York in
February, seeks to enlist 1,000 military recruits with special
language and medical skills, most of whom will join the Army.
Those who are accepted will get an expedited path to citizenship
in return for their service."

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Today Is The Deadline For Nurses and Allied Health Care

Today is the deadline for the May 7th phone session of "Options
For Health Care Professionals", the curriculum is as follows:

++ Strategies for recruiting and keeping nurses
++ NIVs for Allied Health Professionals
++ DOS Final Rule on Visa Screen
++ Licensure and other considerations
++ Schedule A & Retrogression
++ Legislative Horizon

Don't wait to register, Wednesday, May 6th is the deadline.
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(a) Recent Developments In Criminal Law - January 2009

Norton Tooby writes "Singh v. U.S. Atty. Gen., 553 F.3d 1369
(11th Cir. Dec. 31, 2008) (conviction rendered in adult court
constitutes a conviction for immigration purposes, no matter how
old the noncitizen was at the time of the offense). "

(b) Raising the Minimum Wage Will Discourage Migration? It Just
Aint So!

David R. Henderson for the Foundation For Economic Education
writes "So while reducing the overall number of jobs, an increase
in the minimum wage will actually open up more jobs for illegal
immigrants, making it even harder for unskilled legal residents
to find work."

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Are we playing with fire when it comes to
nursing immigration?"

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4.  NEWS

(a) USCIS Updates H-1B Petition Count

USCIS announced that it has received approximately 45,000 H-1B
petitions counting toward the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 cap
and approximately 20,000 petitions for aliens with advanced
degrees. The agency continues to accept both kinds of petitions.

(b) USCIS Reminds About Extension Of Non-Minister Special
Immigrant Religious Worker Program

USCIS advised its customers that Public Law 111-9, signed by
President Obama on March 20, 2009, extends the non-minister
special immigrant religious worker program through Sept. 29,
2009. The program had expired on March 6, 2009.

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC
has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration
paralegal.  Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience as an
immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases.
Prior experience should include demonstrated ability to manage
large caseload, while effectively/accurately preparing wide range
of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with
strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM,
I-140, adjustment of status, and complex RFE responses essential.
Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of
immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication,
organizational, and computer skills, and ability to conduct legal
research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate
petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff.  Five years of
prior experience, a four-year college degree, and solid
references required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized
business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation
and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, + salary
req. to mailto:careers@goellaw.com.  Principals only.  No phone

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long time NYC practitioner seeks young lawyer as associate (or
not so young) with or without own practice to work with a view
towards parnership and sucession. I wish to work less now and
much less later but not retire completely. Harry DeMell (212)

(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small Northern Virginia immigration law firm
seeks associate with 2+ years experience in Immigration Court/BIA
litigation. Good writing skills. Spanish speaking preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits. Send resume
to mailto:mlfernandez@mslaw.pro.

(d) Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160.
The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness
services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen
Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical
psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's
experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have
extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration
lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We
offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological
consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports,
expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum
evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal
abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's
founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist
who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA
and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has
been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the
Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years.
Visit The Forensic Psychology Group.
The right experts make a real difference.

(e) 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
and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
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6.  Headlines

(a) Coalition Moving Forward In Goal For Immigration Reforms

The Coalition for Immigration Reform hopes to persuade U.S. Rep.
Sam Farr, D-Carmel, to become more of an "immigration champion"
as discussed during the group's Tuesday night meeting in Salinas.

(b) Obama Budget Puts Security First At The Border

President Obama will ask Congress for $27 billion for border and
transportation security in the next budget year.

(c) Making The Punishment Fit The Crime

The Supreme Court upheld this principle by insisting that
undocumented immigrants who use false papers to get work be
punished only for what they did.

(d) Immigration Raid Rules Echo Bush Era

Napolitano reforms worry wome immigration advocates.

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7.  ComingsNGoings

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(a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
May 13 - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present a
discussion "Labor Markets and Immigration" Speakers: Demetrios G.
Papademetriou, Doris Meissner, Tamar Jacoby and Frank Sharry .
For more info see here

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

(a) Dear Editor:
In a couple of my previous Letter's to the Editor, I've pointed
out some areas of disagreement between David D. Murray's letters
and myself. However, I feel compelled to write this letter to say
that I agree 100% with Mr. Murray's letter yesterday (5/6/09 ID).
Serious topics, such as CIR, deserve serious and informed debate.
Conjecture and misinformation from uninformed bystanders hinders
the debate, and should rightly be discouraged. Mr. Murray's
letter explains this gracefully and succinctly, when it says,
"Silly analogies of freeing all the inmates in the criminal
justice system serves no purpose in the immigration debate, but
only shows ignorance and arrogance, a combination regretful in a
democracy based on the pursuit of freedom, liberty and justice."
When you're right, you're right.
Robert Gittelson

(b) Dear Editor:
I have to draw your attention towards the plight of Unmarried
sons/daughters of permanent residents. It takes more than ten-
eleven years then their  cases are taken up. If in the mean time
they marries they lost their chance. Just imagine that for one
son we apply at the age of 22 years, by the time his number comes
he becomes 34 years of age, it is unjustified to keep thousands
of people deprived of their natural rights to be married as soon
as they come to age. This is very much unfair deed. Please write
on this matter, and request to proper authorities to consider
this matter,  and if within five years their numbers does not
come they may be allowed to marry still their case remain intact.
Mutahir Husain

(c) Dear Editor:
I couldn't keep myself from sending a note this time, first I
will join David D. Murray, Esq's and Robert Algase, Esq's letters
for their tribute to ID (05/05/09) for the outstanding effort to
keep us posted in immigration issues, very valuable information
indeed, as well as to contribute and elaborate in the
unbelievable situation of the Chinese woman Xiu Ping Jang in her
strugle for life in the US. Is there anything that us readers can
do to help? On the other hand, Mexico has recently been charged
or blaimed on the influenza flu, especially in China where in
some Mexican Family was expelled from a Hotel in Shangai, first
the origin of this flu is now known to have been brought in from
a Chinese passenger, thru the United States then into Mexico, so
it is not Mexican flu, like all the world pretends to blaim, and
thanks to the efforts of President Calderon seems to be under
control. We are considered to be friendly country, and We would
like to continue to be so, when disaster strikes like the
earthquake in Italy Mexicans volunteered to go on and help, the
very next day, and like when the sunami stroke in Asia, same
thing, as soon as flights were available off they went to help.
It's been quite some time since a US President visited Mexico,
although Bush met with President Fox, we feel that with Obama's
recent visit things will benefit in both sides in many new ways,
like the fight against drug dealers and the control of guns sales
to Mexican mafia lords, and of course we expect that immigration
issue must have been a priority they talked about. Let us hope
for all above mentioned and Congratulations again to Immigration
Victor Gomez Llanos                 Mazatlan, Mexico
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