Made In Mexico
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This letter is in response to MB's letter (12/07/05 ID) who complains that a lawyer supposedly filed a
labor certification application on his behalf, but the lawyer
refuses to talk to him. The lawyer says that only the
employer is the client, since the employer paid the bills.
The lawyer is committing a common error. MB most
certainly is his client, to whom he owes the full range of
lawyer-client duties. In particular, the lawyer has a duty to
communicate with his client, and he certainly has a duty
to give MB a copy of the labor certification application.
MB should consider reporting this lawyer to the ethics
counsel for the lawyer's state bar association. In saying
this, I speak as an expert on the topic of dual representation
in immigration practice.
Bruce A. Hake, Attorney at Law
To answer MB's question (see 12/07/05 ID), why you should stay legal and why you don't see any advantage to doing so, how about, in the spirit of Christmas "be good for goodness' sake"?
In response to Mr. Griswold's letter (12/07/05 ID), my letter (12/05/05 ID) never referenced Mr. Alexander as a strict immigration "officer." My letter was in
response to another letter to the Editor, RL Ranger's (12/02/05 ID), and I do not know where the idea of "officer" came from. According to
the concept of justice in this country, enforcement of
the laws should be fair and reasonable rather than
"strict." And evenly applied. That's why I want to see
support of a functional legal immigration system
as well. The agencies are violating their
congressional mandate, the law, by not rendering
timely and just decisions on benefits. Because
regardless of the numbers, the system has demonstrated
to be full of inefficiency and plagued with arbitrary
decisions. Having incompetent and lazy people working
on the benefits side is a greater danger to security
than illegal entries. People able to go through the
system are more likely to have the skills and
intellectual capacity to organize a significant
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