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March 2, 2009


1.  Comment: 11,000 Jobs Available
2.  Focus: Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning
3.  Articles:
    (a) Last I Checked, A Human Could Not Be "Illegal" by Melissa
    M. Chase
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Thai Garment Workers of Thailand,
    Lopez Lomong of Sudan, and Ming Sun of China by Kevin R.
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Announces First Child Naturalized Overseas
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) CLE Immigration Event
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (d) Position Sought
    (e) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (f) Translation Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) ACLU Signs Add to Washington State's Immigration Storm
    (b) Police Search For Man Posing As Immigration Agent
    (c) Journalist: Immigration A 'Forgotten Priority'
    (d) U.S. Immigration Policy: The Whole World Is Watching
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Book
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (c) Gerry Nance
    (d) Klotilda
    (e) Max Gutierrez
    (f) Robert Yang
    (g) John H. Frecker


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11000 Jobs Available

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Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

The following is the table of contents for this definitive work
which is now being shipped: 

++Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability;
Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment
of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in
Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal
for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for
Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal
and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary
departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal;
Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of
Removal Orders 

++23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions
for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to
Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of
Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to
Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization 
Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a
decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension
of Time to File Brief to BIA 

++CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA &
Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms
from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR &
42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC
& 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc. 

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(a) Last I Checked, A Human Could Not Be "Illegal"

Melissa M. Chase writes "Ironically, the term "illegal alien" is
in fact an oxymoron, a double negative if you will."

(b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government

Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Under EAWA, however, TARP- and Fed-
funds recipients may not escape the burdens of H-1B dependency by
hiring exempt H-1B workers."

(c) Immigrants Of The Day: Thai Garment Workers of Thailand,
Lopez Lomong of Sudan, and Ming Sun of China

Kevin R. Johnson writes "More than 40 [Thai garment workers]
gathered last Sunday to celebrate with the Asian Pacific American
Legal Center, which successfully fought for a $4-million
settlement from manufacturers and retailers for their
exploitation and won an uphill battle to gain legal status for
the workers.

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4.  NEWS

(a) USCIS Announces First Child Naturalized Overseas

USCIS announced the naturalization of Martin Ulsano, the first
child naturalized overseas under The National Defense
Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2008 which permits children of
U.S service members to receive their citizenship overseas where
their parent is stationed even though the child may never have
been in the US.

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(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney with 2+ years demonstrated experience in
immigration law or related experience for the Legislative Counsel
Division. Function primarily involves proposed changes to the
immigration laws, it also includes legislation on the subject of
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Federal agency. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar
member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD
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Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to:
Philip B. Busch, Legislative Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
Counsel at mailto:Philip.Busch@dhs.gov. Must be sent by 5pm, EST,
Friday, March 13, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/15 levels. No
relocation reimbursement available.

(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP
has an opening for an immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate
will have 5+ years of employment based immigration paralegal
experience. Experience must include preparing and filing full
range of employment-based applications, independently conducting
research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files
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(d) Position Sought
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inadmissibility waivers, paralegal training programs, and legal
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6.  Headlines

(a) ACLU Signs Add to Washington State's Immigration Storm

Now the American Civil Liberties Union has jumped into the ring
and upped the ante, rolling out a campaign that will install
signs inside buses informing riders of their rights - to ignore
Border Patrol agents.

(b) Police Search For Man Posing As Immigration Agent

Los Angeles police are searching for a man posing as a federal
immigration agent who handcuffed, abducted and robbed a man near
downtown, authorities said.

(c) Journalist: Immigration A 'Forgotten Priority'

Immigration reform, the Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times
journalist said, will be a profoundly difficult issue for
President Obama.

(d) U.S. Immigration Policy: The Whole World Is Watching

If there is a positive note to be heard in the growing global
chorus of critique of and concern about U.S immigration policy,
it is to be found among those human rights activists and groups
doing what W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson and other civil rights
activists did in previous eras: bring their issues to the global

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

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
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(a) Immigration Book
In The Shadow Of The Giant: The Americanization of Modern Mexico
by Joseph Contreras. Cloth $24.95 | ISBN 978-0-8135-4482-3 | 272
pages | 6 x 9. Publication Date: March 2009.

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

(a) Dear Editor:
With regard to the most recent ICE raid in Bellingham WA, can
anyone show that all the ICE workplace "enforcement" raids
together have created one single additional US worker job, kept
one single home from being foreclosed, kept one single US bank
from failing, caught one single suspected drug dealer, terrorist
or violent criminal, or accomplished anything except breaking up
the families of US citizen spouses and children of illegal
immigrant breadwinners, intimidating employers from hiring
Spanish-speaking US citizens or lawful permanent residents and
turning America into a police state? This reign of terror against
the most vulnerable people among us, those who are least able to
defend themselves and assert their legal rights, and who have the
least responsibility for the economic mess we are in, must end.
This is not the way to deal with our immigration problems.
Roger Algase, Esq.  New York, NY

(b) Dear Editor:
Roger Algase's letter (02/27/09 ID) is entitled to state opinion,
but not to create its version of the facts. Overstay numbers from
Iceland have not been bad and overstay numbers from Thailand have
been and so one nation gets to participate in the visa waiver
program while another does not. If one knows much about either
nation, that will not come as a shock. The differential
immigration treatment of each is not mostly the result of racism,
no matter how much Mr. Algase's letter wishes to cling to the
notion in his letter (2/26/09 ID). One cannot "prove anything
with statistics" if one is honest with them or if they are
mechanistically tabulated, as overstay statistics are. If one
really can prove anything with statistics, then I suppose we may
as well treat "creation science" with the same respect we treat
modern biological explanations for species shifts and genetic
change. The letter's combined mischaracterization of the point
the Bell Curve was making and his letter's insinuation that it is
in any way connected to anything Mr. Good's letter states is both
irrelevant and below the belt. When faced with overwhelming
facts, one should back down, restate one's position or even
apologize. At least Roger Algase's letter might explain the grand
conspiracy or subtle cultural prejudice that has lead to
systematic over-counting Thai overstays and undercounting
Icelandic ones.  With that off my chest, I point out that Mr.
Yang's letter's (02/27/09 ID) excellent suggestions to allow tour
booking agencies to post bonds would fix whatever problems Mr.
Algase's letter has with the system. Any resultant "racism" would
then be attributable to the tourist industry in the country of
origin, and should be revenue positive for the government
Honza Prchal, Esq.   Birmingham, AL

(c) Dear Editor:
Immigration enforcement has been broken and ineffective for too
long (03/02/09 ID comment). As far as I am concerned, ICE, is
doing a fine job of catching up with the problems, caused by past
administrations. Let ICE work and do the job we taxpayers expect.
Give them funding, equipment, manpower, and build the wall. Get
tough on illegal immigration, and the laws will be respected.
Arrest and imprison employers of illegals, and their managers,
formen, human resources people, as needed to send the message,
that the USA is strong, and will not tolerate immigration law
abuse. Respect the USA.
Gerry Nance    Fullerton, CA

(d) Dear Editor:
Thank you ID for posting this wonderful article by these two
intelligent people, Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta (02/25/09 ID
Article). As a U.S. citizen affected by the failure of the
Federal government for immigration reform, this article certainly
brings hope and inspiration to my family which is deteriorating
as time goes by. To be more precise, my husband who came here 8
years ago is still undocumented and what makes it worse is that
he is not able to see his folks back home in fear of never being
able to come back to his us citizen wife and child. However, I am
skeptical of the way the goverment, or the executive branch as it
is called upon by the authors, will separate who will and who
will not receive the employment authorization and traveld
document if that becomes a reality? They will still need
bacground checks, they will still need to separate between
various immigration violators. But, I wish you can send this
article to the president so that he can start taking some
immediate action. In addition, this plan will help the gov boost
its economy by increasing the number of people who will take
flights. ( a round ticket now for most european countries costs
and avarage of $ 1300.00). Also, by giving EAD to immigrations,
the gov will for the mean time benefit in application costs for
these EAD as well as taxes. Please, I beg ID to push for this
great idea.

(e) Dear Editor:
It appears that the meetings President Obama and the vice-
president had with the members and heads of some of the nations
Hispanic Organizations just weeks ago did not really make an
impression on his administration or his views toward the 'issues
on immigration'. DHS is still on it's 'rampage' and
Congressionally approved 'mandate' to oppress and suppress the
civil and human rights of hispanic citizens and immigrants of
Latin-America even though Obama'a administration have promised to
'uphold their rights' as the Congress continues to stall CIR.  I
voted for President Obama and Vice-President Biden, not to
continue in the 'Draconian tactics and practices' of the 'old
Department of Homeland Security' under Michael Chertoff and  the
insipid 'Bush Administration'. Some of these people being
detained and jailed in some cases are actual U.S. Citizens who
have been 'racially profiled', that is, mistakenly detained,
jailed and even transported to parts 'unknown' by I.C.E.-AIR
while their families wait and wonder in disbelief.
President Obama cannot continue to 'sit on his hands' and make
the Latino and Immigrant community wait while he tries to pacify
the hate-mongerers and 'racists' of this Great Nation when it
comes to  appeasing the Latin-American Vote that resoundingly
helped elect him to the office he now holds.  I urge Obama's
administration to please be 'diligent and sincere' in its efforts
to bring about 'humane and just' immigration reform in this 'our'
US. Let not the 'template' that the failed 'Bush Administration'
operated on be the blue-print that 'defines' your 'Change'
Administration. We are here, we are not 'invisible' as 'Bush'
tried to pretend we were. Don't make the same 'error' he did and
ostracise and deny the Latin American community of this great
country. The 'Time' is now.
Max Gutierrez

(f) Dear Editor:
I completely agree with Mr. Roberts' letter (02/27/09 ID) that we
can't afford to welcome millions more to this country nor to
expect the whole population of this planet move here as well. But
with no opportunities in their homelands because of immigration
and economy apartheid walls and unfair trade barriers created by
selfish restrictionist citizens of rich countries, how comes
those poor people who live and earn less than $ 2 a day must
survive with it and be happy and expect them to stay put there?
How comes a religious compassionate "conservative" can justify
that they should earn 30 times more just because they're born as
Americans not Kenyans or Chinese? A Chinese with better skills
and education can validly ask why he should earn less than a
Japanese or an American for doing the same jobs and prevented to
sell his labor to willing Japanese or American employers because
of immigration laws designed to keep their whiny citizens happy
and feel protected from unwanted competition? Our prosperity
doesn't come with real and fair exchange of goods or services
with other nations but we export our fiat currency, running
mountain high deficit and debt. This situation is not
sustainable, won't last very long, until foreigners will ask
their due back and our nation will collapse like Iceland. We
can't be such hypocrites who enjoy the sweat and labor of those
living in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China etc. for cheap while
denying their rights as our fellow human beings equal
opportunities and rights to pursue happiness, prosperity and
opportunities while living on this planet Earth just because we
don't like them to compete with us on the level playing field.
Robert Yang

(g) Dear Editor:
To expand on Jim Roberts' letter (2/27/09 ID). In a report dated
2/11/09, the Pew Hispanic Center wrote, in part,"... if current
trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to
438 million in 2050" ... "and 82% of the increase will be due to
immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born
descendants". Those who favor the present levels of, or even
more, immigration seem oblivious to the impacts of all these new
residents. Our resources, environment and infrastructure are
already strained, not to mention that water is becoming scarce in
some parts of the country. Failing to consider the downside of
such massive population growth seems, to me, extremely
John H. Frecker
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