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Immigration Daily January 26, 2006
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Dollars To Rep Tancredo

According to a Rocky Mountain News news report, federal campaign records indicate that Rep. Tancredo, widely regarded as the leading anti-immigration advocate, received about $385,000 in contributions in 2005, down from 2004 contributions totaling $983,000. It must be borne in mind that 2004 was an election year whereas 2005 was an off-year. However, the notable absence of significant corporate contributions to Rep. Tancredo shows that American business recognizes Rep. Tancredo's anti-American leanings. For the full story, see here.

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'Safe Harbors' In The Retrogressed Employment-Based Preferences
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "The visa bulletin for February 2006 indicates substantial movement in the employment-based immigrant visa preferences."


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EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released its latest disciplinary actions: (3) attorneys received final orders, (1) was reinstated.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boutique, two-partner NYC firm seeks associate attorney w/ 1+ years experience in family & business immigration, including processing of PERM/ labor certifications. Must be confident managing case load, making appearances and meeting w/ clients. Strong writing skills a plus. Dynamic opportunity to work on a broad range of cases in casual and collegial work environment w/ generous benefits package. Position available immediately in recently relocated Tribeca office. Please send resume & salary requirements to Sharyn Bertisch: sharyn@fbllp.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The internationally reputed Murthy Law Firm seeks senior level associates with 5+ years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast paced with high volume work that lends itself to varied creative solutions within the framework of the law. Applicants must have prior work experience in H1B and nonimmigrant options as well as an in-depth understanding of immigrant processing procedures. We have created a fully customized, sophisticated case-management system and expect the attorney to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required. Work is in beautiful, scenic Owings Mills, Maryland, convenient to rural settings and to the culture of Baltimore city. We offer a family friendly and collegial atmosphere. Please email resume and cover letter to Kim Rutherford hr@murthy.com or fax 410-356-4140. All communication will be treated in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Hodgson Russ LLP seeks associates with five years progressively more responsible business immigration experience to join our Eastside Manhattan office (steps from Grand Central Terminal). The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work independently, have worked on a wide range of business immigration matters, and have excellent communication skills. We also seek an experienced business immigration attorney on a contract or per diem basis. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Mary Kelkenberg at mkelkenb@hodgsonruss.com.

Immigration Law Conference
The 29th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy – "Future Shock: Perspectives on Comprehensive Immigration Reform" will be held on March 13-14, 2006 in NYC. Presented by the Center for Migration Studies, in association with the Fordham School of Law (ILW.COM is the media sponsor for this event). The conference will offer an insider's look at the policy and politics in the growing debate on comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration professionals, gov't officials, HR professionals, and non-profits should not miss the chance to hear noted experts speak on topics such as border control, prospects for a guest worker program, internal worksite enforcement, and many other business, family, and asylum issues. Opportunity to interact with key policymakers at this unique international event. Participants are eligible for up to 9.5 credit hrs. Discounts are available for students, nonprofits and government employees. For more info, see here.


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Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
In response to ID's recent comment entitled, "GOP says yes" (01/25/06 ID comment), Immigration Daily might also note that the President is reported to be emphasizing that the guest workers actually be that -temporary- and that they would have to return to their homelands to apply for permanent residency. Since it's the President (and Karl Rove) who got the RNC to add a guest worker program to the platform, any illegal alien who's viewing "guest worker" program as synonymous with "amnesty" will need to think long and hard about what he plans to do if the President's proposal is enacted.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
In response to Richard E. Baer's letter (01/25/06 ID), it is not the US, nor its immigration laws, that make our Mexican neighbors poor, and it not US, nor its immigration laws, that are the remedy to Mexican poverty. As to the wish of her US citizen 1986 Amnesty recipient adult children to bring their mother to the USA, that can easily be accomplished by simply filing an I-130 and going through the consular issuance of a permanent residence visa. It's not voodoo, smoke and mirrors or magic, it's the law.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
My letter (01/24/06 ID) did not seek a "frozen point of time" as PGood's letter stated (01/25/06 ID) - it's not necessary to physically return to any past era, reject the contributions of technological advances by immigrants and others or to have open borders and entry, to do this. Sebastion's letter's (01/25/06 ID) definition of globalism is virtually identical to the one originally quoted, if slightly less descriptive. I agree with Sebastion's letter that there is much about today's America that is not the best. Much of that can be attributed to straying from our founding principals and allowing excessive immigration that has brought some inferior political ideas resulting in a far different government that our founders intended. Sebastian's letter states he is not a globalist, but when he denies allegiance to our sovereign nation and borders and endorses "multinational enterprises" "profiting freely", he puts himself in their same camp. Freedom does have limits as should immigration, and when either acts to harm others, society can properly intervene. Robert Yang's letter (01/25/06 ID) also denies being a globalist, but his views also put him in this camp. Much of the "skills and merit" that is now seen in foreign lands that Mr. Yang's letter refers to, is a result of technology from US that has been given, stolen or borrowed. It is hardly "xenophobic" or "resistance to new ideas" for true Americans to demand nativist leaders who will stop selling US out and to limit immigration. Richard Baer's letter (01/25/06 ID) is free to indulge his compassion for non-citizens as he personally wishes and can afford within the law, but it is poor public policy for US to take in all of the "huddled masses yearning to be free", or to have services free. To the extent that America does this and/or follows the globalist agenda, will be the sooner that we experience the present conditions of China, Mexico and other oppresive nations.

R. L Ranger

Dear Editor:
Unless there is a political agenda behind the extremely slow processing of green cards, specifically employment based, and if shortage of labor resources is the primary reason behind it, why not outsource the processing to other countries like India which are already processing sensitive and confidential information like tax returns and financial statements for many large companies? Think about it: Except for the adjustment of status stage, both previous stages for employment based immigration are primarily backlogged due to the labor shortage, and if Congress becomes reasonable and passes some logical resolution like automatic adjustment of status for anyone who has worked legally for 3+ years, then the backlog could be eliminated in a dramatically shorter time than the current time projected. In fact, since the conversion to electronic processing for labor certification, this work could be done anywhere in the world. Another unusual solution: If USCIS and DOL asked for volunteers to help with paperwork, it is not unlikely that many would-be immigrants would be willing to donate their time and resources to working for free just to hurry the process along.

mb


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