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Immigration Daily July 24, 2003
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Renowned Experts Will Speak On Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality

ILW.COM's new seminar ""I Like To Be An American!": Current Issues In U.S. Naturalization And Nationality Law" features a veritable who's who of speakers on the topics of Naturalization, Citizenship and Nationality. The speakers for this 3-session seminar series are Carmen DiPlacido, Mark Mancini, Robert Mautino, Joel Paget and Stephen Trow, with Angelo Paparelli leading the discussion. For full bios of these distinguished speakers, please see:

In the Post-9/11 era, whether for reasons of patriotism, assimilation, political activism, avoidance of hassles at the ports of entry, a desire to sit on a high-profile Hollywood jury, or the wish to eliminate any future exposure to grounds for detention or removal, many clients today are seeking to gain the benefits of U.S. citizenship. Others are concerned about the implications of dual nationality as a snare for NSEERS enforcement, or about activities that will cause a loss of citizenship. Still others want to shed U.S. nationality and return to the home country or claim status as a U.S. national as a defense to deportation. This new teleconference series will comprehensively address naturalization, citizenship and nationality law issues in detail. (This seminar series will also cover the new forms N-600 and N-600K.)

The deadline to register is July 28th. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax version, please see:

Featured Article

Criteria For Naturalization And Selected Problem Areas
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "While naturalization appears to be a relatively simple process, it also has many pitfalls."

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Immigration Law News

BALCA Dismisses Labor Cert Because Employer No Longer In Business
In the Matters of Tender Loving Care RCFE/WBBL, Inc., No. 2003-INA-204 and No. 2003-INA-205 (BALCA, Jul. 14, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals dismissed the labor certification matters because the Employer was no longer in business. See here for No. 2003-INA-204. See here for No. 2003-INA-205.

Habeas Unavailable When Petitioner Seeks To Change Discretionary Result Reached By INS Unless Constitutional Or Statutory Error Is Alleged
In Gutierrez-Chavez v. INS, No. 00-56149 (9th Cir. Jul. 22, 2003), the court amended its original opinion dated Jul. 31, 2002, where it held that the habeas statute at 28 USC 2241 did not allow the court, in the absence of constitutional or statutory error, to second-guess the manner in which the INS chose to exercise its statutory discretion.

NY Mayor Bloomberg Feels Heat Over His 'Don't Ask' Immigration Policy
The New York Times reports, "In May, [NY] Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg issued an executive order altering the way city workers deal with immigrants. Seven weeks and much confusion later, he has conceded that he may have to change it."

Efforts To Suspend Deportation Of Korean Immigrants Continues
The San Jose Mercury News reports "The Santa Clara County Human Rights Commission threw its official support Tuesday behind a call to suspend the pending deportation of scores of Korean immigrants who claim they were the innocent victims of a green-card scheme between a corrupt government official and immigration consultants."

NY's City Clerk Keeps An Eye On Marriage Fraud
The New York Times reports, "Except for the half-dozen unsentimental entrepreneurs arrested last week after he blew the whistle on them for accumulating marriage licenses and selling their spousal services to men in search of green card benefits, [NY's city clerk's] no wet blanket on love."

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Help Wanted: Senior Paralegal/Client Service Manager
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (FDBL) seeks to hire an experienced paralegal/client service manager for its Washington D.C. office. FDBL offers a dual role encompassing a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal skills, can serve as a team resource, and will have the benefit of attorney supervision and guidance. Responsibilities include: Managing a team of 4 legal/admin staff; Monitoring a large NIV volume caseload; Supervising casework to ensure consistent quality and timely completion; Liaising with corporate clients regarding case processing; Delegating client requests to appropriate staff; Reviewing petitions prepared by legal staff or client for attorney review; Preparing responses to multiple complex requests for evidence; Prepare petitions as necessary; Running reports for team and client; Monitoring and preparing billing reports; Training new staff as necessary. FDBL offers a comprehensive compensation package. Fax your resume + cover letter to Allison Bettridge, Office Manager at 202-371-2898. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettridge at: 202-223-5515. FDBL is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Law Attorney
Founded in 1952, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC (GDM), a regional law firm with 170+ attorneys in 7 offices in the South Central region seeks an experienced immigration associate for its corporate/commercial practice group, for its Louisville or Lexington, Kentucky office. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and 5+ years of immigration experience, including outbound and inbound business immigration experience. GDM offers a competitive compensation package consisting of salary + bonus. GDM also offers attractive benefits and an extensive Associate Training Program. Our ideal candidate has a strong desire to work independently as part of a cohesive practice group and to handle client work for top-tier private, public and Fortune 500 companies. Please email/mail cover letter + resume to: or Kim Spurlock, Human Resources and Recruiting Manager, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC. 3300 National City Tower, 101 South Fifth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

Books - 8 CFR, Includes 2003 BCIS Changes
We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) is now available. This reference tool is invaluable while writing to the INS about a RFE or preparing a petition. Attorneys have been using the exhaustive topic indices in the 8 CFR Plus and The Whole ACT - INA (Annotated) to do just that for years. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a less experienced attorney entering the immigration law field, these books are a must-have. For information on our various publications, see here. (A Supplement is provided Free of cost updating the 8 CFR Plus as of June 1, 2003. All BCIS related changes have been included in this Supplement as well as a complete index to ALL 8 CFR Sections updated as of June 1, 2003.)

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Are all the crimes committed by the number of crimnal illegal aliens, especially from Mexico, worth their claimed contributions to our society? The rapes, murders, kidnaps, child molestations. How much are the lives of US citizens killed by these illegal Mexican aliens worth? As a legal Hispanic immigrant, I'm ashamed of these criminals who don't want to come here to be a part of this country.


Dear Editor:
I commend the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), Baltimore, and Wheat Ridge Ministries, Itasca, Ill. for their humanitarian concern for immigrants, assylees and refugees through grants for such things as computer literacy classes, English as a second language (ESL) instruction, childcare for parents taking ESL classes, art classes, food bank development and newcomer acculturation. However, we are back to the age-old problem of defining the word "immigrant". I will stand by my definition of "immigrant", which is "A non-US person lawfully in the United States in other than non-immigrant status. People who are in the US without lawful authorization, are law breakers. If the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is aiding, abetting and harboring law breakers and providing humanitarian aid to them, in lieu of American citizens and people who have immigrated to the United States lawfully or as a bonafide assylee or refugee, I wonder if their compassion might be misplaced and might better be directed toward those people? Remember the old "carrot and the stick" proverb, as long as the carrot is there, they will come, authorized or not, and the US certainly provides many carrots, including the LIRS and other well meaning charities that serve as magnets of opportunity for law breakers.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Today I received an e-mail from AARP extolling the benefits of belonging to that organization. With the flip of my "mouse" I had the alternative of reading the message printed in English or Spanish. Later in the day I made a purchase at Wal-mart. I was instructed to record my credit card purchase in English or Spanish. When I returned home, I found the assembly instructions that came with my purchase to be in English and Spanish. All of the above is a sign of the times and although some will deplore it, there is no turning back time. English is and should continue to be the official language of our government, but the language of business and commerce has become bilingual. The latinos in our country are learning English at a fast pace. It is in their best interests to do so. It is in the best interests of politicians, come next election, to heed the concerns of the Hispanic-American voters who now are the largest minority in this country. It may spell the difference between their election or defeat.

Richard E. Baer

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