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March 25, 2009


1.  Comment: Pass It On
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Anticipating and Addressing the
    Government's Fraud Detection and Enforcement Strategies
3.  Articles:
    (a) African Immigrants In The US by Aaron Terrazas for
    Migration Information Source
    (b) Ten Common Tax Return Errors Foreign Nationals Should
    Avoid by Paula N. Singer, Esq.
    (c) Improve Memory Power by Rita Martinez
4.  News:
    (a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Suggestions On
    Schedule A Visa Processing
    (b) White House Extends Deferred Enforced Departure For
    Liberians Thru March 31, 2010
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) I-9 Audit Services
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (c) J-1 Visa Program
    (d) Website Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) A Boston Hearing For Obama's Aunt
    (b) Tancredo Invites Pelosi
    (c) Stories Of Deportation Find An Ear
    (d) Mexico Isn't a Failed State - Yet
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Book
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.


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Today Is Deadline For Anticipating and Addressing the
Government's Fraud Detection and Enforcement Strategies

Today is the the deadline for the Wednesday, March 25th phone
session of the seminar series "Employer Sanctions For Experts",
the curriculum is as follows:

++ The battle over Agency Policy:  USCIS Headquarters Versus the
AAO and the Service Centers
++ Dealing with Extralegal Agency Initiatives:  The Rogue RFE and
the Rewriting of Legislative History in H-1B and L-1 Cases
++ Constitutional, Statutory and Criminal Law Strategies for
Raids, Lawsuits and Indictments
++ DOL H-1B Audit Defense:  Best Practices in an Era of
Heightened Enforcement
++ Greeting the USCIS FDNS Field Examiner or Contractor at the
Employer's Doorstep

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, March 24th. For more info,
including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration
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(a) African Immigrants In The US

Aaron Terrazas for Migration Information Source writes "The
number of African immigrants in the United States grew 40-fold
between 1960 and 2007, from 35,355 to 1.4 million. Most of this
growth has taken place since 1990."

(b) Ten Common Tax Return Errors Foreign Nationals Should Avoid

Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Many foreign nationals submit
incorrect tax returns (or do not submit at all) because of lack
of awareness of the different rules that can apply to foreign
nationals' returns."

(c) Improve Memory Power

Rita Martinez writes "There are a variety of ways you can do this
such as through mental exercise, physical training, and through
supplementation (vitamins, minerals, and herbs)."

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4.  NEWS

(a) Aytes Memo Responds To CIS Ombudsman's Suggestions On
Schedule A Visa Processing

USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes issued a memo
responding to CIS Ombudsman's recommendations on improving the
processing of "Schedule A" nurse visas.

(b) White House Extends Deferred Enforced Departure For Liberians
Thru March 31, 2010

The White House issued a memorandum to the DHS Secretary
extending by one year the grant of Deferred Enforced Departure
(DED) that expires on March 31, 2009.

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6.  Headlines

(a) A Boston Hearing For Obama's Aunt

Groups favoring restrictive immigration policies are apparently
trying to make Obama's aunt, who faces a deportation hearing
April 1, a test case.

(b) Tancredo Invites Pelosi

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo yesterday issued one of his first
public statements since leaving office - and it's no surprise
that the topic was immigration.

(c) Stories Of Deportation Find An Ear

Milwaukee is the 12th stop in five-week, 20-city listening tour
led by U.S. Rep Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who said he wants
others to hear the stories of what's happening to families and to
influence President Barack Obama to bring about comprehensive
immigration reform.

(d) Mexico Isn't a Failed State - Yet

The violence has already started to spill over the border, and
it is only a matter of time before an American police officer or
Border Patrol agent or judge is beheaded.

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7.  ComingsNGoings

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(a) Immigration Book
Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States:
Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship  By Margarita
Cervantes-Rodriguez, Ramon Grosfoguel, and Eric H Mielants,
Temple University Press, 270 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 159213954X,
$59.50, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/159213954X/.

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

(a) Dear Editor:
Cornelius D. Scully's letter (03/24/09 ID) is correct about 9 FAM
Appendix E 300 defining certain often used terms. Thank you, Mr.
Scully for this enlightenment. As usual with government acrynms
and tags, they can be quite humorous. The Appendix defines:
"donkey: The post requests a security advisory opinion in a case
involving an application for a visa for nonofficial travel, in
accordance with classified and unclassified clearance
instructions . .. . 1A visas donkey cable is mandatory for all
applicants bearing passports of, or employed by states designated
as State Sponsors of Terrorism . . .." Presently, there are five
countries on the Department's list of State Sponsors of
Terrorism: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria. So don't get on your
high "horse" about donkeys. In fact, besides donkeys, there other
interesting definitions found in the appendix, including horse,
bear, clok, eagle, frog, giraffe, mantis and viper. It appears
from the definition of donkey that, currently, only aliens from
certain named states designated as State Sponsors of Terrorism or
those from countries subject to certain other regulations will be
called donkeys, so perhaps that's ok. At least in the case of the
suspected terrorists, it may be better than calling them other
names that in fact may be more descriptively appropriate, but
definitely politically incorrect.  However, what is clear here is
that they are not calling the aliens donkeys and the term donkey
is not a derogatory term for visa applicants. Roy Lawson's letter
(03/24/2009 ID) appears to take the position that the purpose of
the H-1B is to provide a grooming ground for future citizens. Not
so. Altruism has nothing to do with employer needs. H-1B's are
here to serve society by providing professional labor, at
prevailing wage rates, to employers who have a need for the
applicant's services - no more, no less.
David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
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