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Immigration Daily October 14, 2003
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The Business Of Law

Ed Poll will speak on the business of operating a law practice at ILW.COM's Telephonic Workshop on Thursday, October 16th. This 45 minute telephonic workshop is free for members in good standing of ILW.COM's directory of immigration lawyers.

Ed Poll is the author of: Attorney & Law Firm Guide to The Business of Law: Planning and Operating for Survival and Growth, Second Edition; The Profitable Law Office Handbook: Attorney's Guide to Successful Business Planning; Secrets of the Business of Law: Successful Practices for Increasing Your Profits!; Law Practice Management Review: The Audio Magazine for Busy Attorneys; The Tool Kit for Buying or Selling a Law Practice.

Mr. Poll is a frequent contributor to legal and business publications including: The Compleat Lawyer, Lawyers' Weekly USA, California Lawyer, The Practical Lawyer, Law Office Economics & Management and California Law Business (supplement to the Los Angeles Daily Journal), and other publications. He has taught "Business of Law Practice" for the USC Law Center for Advanced Professional Education.

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Free Workshop For Immigration Lawyers

Attorneys listed in ILW.COM's directory of immigration lawyers can now participate in telephonic workshops focusing on efficient marketing of their practices online, and effective integration of their ILW.COM presence with their online and offline marketing efforts. Other aspects of Law Practice Management are also covered in these telephonic workshops which are offered free of charge to members in good standing of ILW.COM's directory of immigration attorneys. The next telephonic workshop will be on Thursday, October 16th. Those interested in participating should send a request for registration to

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Featured Article

Presidential Paper Historical Series: Statement And Directive By The President On Immigration To The United States Of Certain Displaced Persons And Refugees In Europe
President Harry S Truman (1945-1953) issues a directive on immigration to the US of certain displaced persons and refugees in Europe.

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Immigration Law News

BALCA Says Employer Hiring Cook With Less Than Two Years Experience Cannot Require US Applicants To Have Two Year Experience
In the Matter of Summit House Restaurant Co.,, No. 2002-INA-276 (BALCA, Sep. 8, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that "An Employer violates section 656.21(b)(5) if it hires an alien with lower qualifications than it is now requiring and has not documented that it is not feasible to hire a US worker without that training or experience."

BALCA Says Employer Has Not Documented Assertion
In the Matter of Coastal Pipeline Products Of New York, Inc., No. 2002-INA-258 (BALCA, Sep. 8, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that Employer's rebuttal failed to document the assertion that Employer needed an employee with two years of experience because its forklift was not comparable to others.

Arizona Illicit Trafficking Is Not Aggravated Felony
In Lara-Chacon v. Ashcroft, No. 02-70317 (9th Cir. Oct. 10, 2003), the court found that Petitioner's conviction for racketeering did not constitute an aggravated felony under 8 USC 1101(a)(43)(B), or a violation of a statute relating to controlled substances under 8 USC 1227(a)(2)(B)(i).

Death Sentence For 9/11 Murder Of Sikh
The Tucson Citizen of Arizona reports "A man was sentenced to death yesterday for killing an Indian immigrant during a shooting rampage four days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."

FTC Crackdown On Alleged Bogus Diversity Visa Operators
The Washington Post reports "The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday accused the operators of eight Web sites of scamming foreigners trying to enter a lottery for about 50,000 immigrant visas to the US."

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Jr. & Sr. Immigration Attorneys And Paralegals/Legal Assistants
HirsonWexlerPerl, a national business immigration law firm seeks career minded lawyers and paralegals/legal assistants for its Newport Beach, San Diego, Connecticut and New York offices. Attorney candidates should possess excellent academic credentials, be a team player, have strong interpersonal skills, managerial and leadership qualities, be service-oriented, a team player, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Paralegal/legal assistant candidates should have experience with H-1, L-1, O-1 & E-1/2. Extraordinary ability petitions and RIR preferred. BS degree desired. Top organizational and interpersonal skills, excellent writing skills, computer literacy, ability to handle and prioritize a varied case load are required. Salary is commensurate with experience for both positions. 401(k), medical, dental, optical. Please send resume + cover letter in confidence to EOE.

Immigration Position Opening
Associate Global Visa Coordinator, sought by Global Visa Solutions, a global immigration practice in Newport Beach, CA has an exciting, unique opportunity for the candidate with the following skills: ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, detail-oriented, anticipates clients' needs & expectations, service-oriented, quick thinking, explain complex thoughts in a simple manner, manage a process & have personality. Our ideal candidate is open to learning new processes and is comfortable not knowing all the answers all the time. Fluency in additional languages is invaluable. We offer a collegial work environment, health benefits, 401k plan participation after 12 months, opportunity to interact daily with individuals from different countries & cultures and in-house training. Send resume + cover letter in confidence to

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
An recent event occurred that really could not go by without me commenting. It was called Freedom Riders. Several thousand of illegal aliens hopped on buses from around the country to Washington DC claiming that the freedom from paying taxes and the freedom from having to obey the immigration laws of the US is not enough but they all now want their permanent residency. I guess there was not enough room on the bus to call it Freeloading Riders.


Dear Editor:
I would like to get help or answers about uniting families. Well, this is my story. June 99, I joined the Armed Force, and I'm still serving. When I joined the Army I was only a permanent resident, now I am a US Citizen. For the past 2 years I have been living with an illegal alien, and now we have decided to get married. I have been looking and asking about what do I have to do to get him legalized. The answers that I got said that if I apply for him, he will be deported, and that he will be subject to the 3-10 year bar. I can't have that since we have an 8 month baby girl. I can't let this happen, because in case I get called up (deployed), who is going to take care of my baby? Another thing is that he works and he supports us, I do not like to get Welfare, because my fiance and I can work, but if he gets deported what would I do? I know from experience because this happened to a friend that lives in the same town where I'm from, her husband got deported and now she has to take care of three kids by herself. I don't think this is fair. As I said, I have been searching for an answer and I can't find anything. Please, I need help on this matter, and I know that there are a lot of families in the same situation that I am in. If I can please get advised. I hope President Bush can help all unite families.

Name Withheld

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