ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Immigration Daily January 8, 2003
Previous Issues
The unmatched news resource for legal professionals. Free! Join 9000+ readers

Editor's Comments

In today's Featured Article, Gary Endelman offers his thoughts on immigration in 2003. Among his thoughts:

  • It does no disservice to the genuine anguish over the Ashcroft vendetta to realize that the drive for true immigration reform whose momentum on September 10th seemed well-nigh irrestible can still be revived if we keep our eye on the prize. The signs are everywhere if we have the eyes to see them. Let us not walk sightless among miracles that can be ours in 2003.
  • White House Press Secretary Fleischer noted that President Bush supported bringing back Section 245(i) because it was "an important immigration initiative to help give people opportunities to come to the United States where willing employers want and have positions for immigrants," and that the President hoped the incoming Congress, controlled by his own party, would address the issue.
  • A guest worker program on a wide scale is coming. Immigration reform was listed as a signature issue for the President's 2003 legislative agenda in an internal White House document whose contents were leaked to the Associated Press.
  • The Fortress America crowd accepts the reality that the status quo is untenable and now is aiming to limit the size and scope of the guest worker initiative, most especially with an eye towards stripping it of any long-term benefits.
  • As awful as September 11th was, as profoundly chaotic as its continuing effects are, we owe it to our clients and the nation to take a step back and pause to reflect how many things have not changed. Our demographic destiny is still before us; the business cycle has not been repealed. The reality of the global marketplace still speaks as loudly as ever.
  • If history is any guide, corporate America and the organized immigration bar will repeat their past mistakes and make the maintenance of the H1B quota their #1 legislative priority for 2003. Don't do it folks.
To read Gary's ideas on what should be done, please click here.


New Seminar On Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Convictions

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new seminar on the increasing intersection between criminal law and immigration law. Led by Angelo Paparelli, this seminar features Dan Kesselbrenner, Lory Rosenberg and Norton Tooby as speakers.

For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information online, click here.
For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information by fax, click here.

Featured Article

Let's Roll: Going On The Offensive In 2003
Gary Endelman writes that the Ashcroft vendetta notwithstanding, 2003 presents immigration advocates a golden opportunity for meaningful immigration reform, and that we should not repeat the mistakes made during ACWIA by going only for itsy-bitsy legislation when the H-1B numbers crisis hits later this year, but should instead go for the whole enchilada made possible by the current political situation which portends a large new guest worker program.

Keep on top of the latest in immigration law! Attend ILW.COM seminars! You can attend ILW.COM phone seminars from the convenience of your office! For more info on the seminars currently available, please click here:

Immigration Law News

DOL Approves Consent Findings In LCA Matter
In the Matter of Wage and Hour Division v. Picobyte Consulting, Inc., No. 2002-LCA-23, (OALJ, Jan. 6, 2003), the Office of Administrative Law Judges approved the consent findings.

DOS Says No Formal Meetings Scheduled With Mexico On Migration
Responding to a question asked during a Press Briefing, a spokesperson for the Department of State said "There are no formal meetings on migration issues scheduled with Mexico at this time."

NYC Mayor Favors Blanket Amnesty
The New York Post quotes New York City Mayor Bloomberg "Let's tighten the borders. Make everybody that's here already a citizen - whether it's fair or not. Just solve the problem."

Attorney listings on ILW.COM are searched 200,000 times/year! Each attorney listed is searched an average of once each day! Just one new client will pay for the entire year's fee! Click here for more info:


Labor Certification Advertising
Do you place labor certification advertisements on behalf of your clients? USADWEB, LLC is the premier ad agency designed with the immigration attorney’s needs in mind. Our job is to make your job easier. Our knowledgeable staff has experience with all types of recruitment media including newspapers, journals, Internet, college recruitment and more. We will provide you with expert guidance on placing advertisements and the lowest costs available from any publication. We offer one stop service and accountability for the entire advertisement recruitment effort. Our job is done only when we have mailed your client’s tearsheet or affidavit to you. You can leave the worrying to us. Reduction in Recruitment (RIR) Advertisements: We will help you establish a recruitment pattern that is acceptable to the Department of Labor (DOL). Simply describe your advertisement needs to us, and we will work hard to satisfy those needs. We offer a wide range of services and bring to the table expert knowledge in DOL compliant advertisement. We work with you to help assure your certifications. Have you been asked to re-advertise based on industry layoffs? With only 35 days to respond to the DOL, you need tearsheets quickly. We make these situations simple and easy for you by providing prompt, efficient service and aggressive follow-up with publications to help ensure you get what you need to complete your case in timely fashion. Regular Labor Certification (RLC) Advertisements: Labor issues are constantly changing. With layoffs prevalent in many industries, many attorneys are turning to the regular labor certification process once more. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in reviewing SWA (SESA) advertising instructions and placing advertisements. We will proofread your advertisements and place them promptly in the next available publication as SWA instructed. Give us a chance to handle your clients’ recruitment needs. We will impress you! Please visit our website at: For more information, please contact us via email at: or call us at 1-866 USADWEB (1-866 872-3932).

We carry advertisements for Help Wanted: Attorney, Help Wanted: Paralegal, Help Wanted: Other, Positions Sought, Products & Services Offered, etc.
For information on advertising in the classifieds please click here

For a listing of current immigration events please click here
For services/products of use in your law practice please click here

Letters to the Editor

None today.

An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Send Correspondence and articles to Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. Opinions expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW.COM.

Editorial Advisory Board
Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman

© Copyright 1999-2003 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM