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Immigration Daily March 2, 2007
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Comment

Vigilante Founder Ousted

According to a Washington Times news story, "The leadership of the Minuteman Project, whose civilian patrols on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2005 fueled a nationwide immigration debate, is under attack by advisory board members who say they now control the organization." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm.


Article

Infuse Passion Into Your Career
Kathleen Brady writes "Finding the courage to forge your own path and construct a personal definition of success, despite the enormous obligations and pressures you face, isn't easy, but its rewards are monumental."


News

USCIS Issues Guatemalan Asylum Fact Sheet
USCIS issued a fact sheet on Guatemalan Asylum applicants in the context of the ABC settlement agreement and Section 203 of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act.

USCIS Says Do Not Refile I-130s If Filed Overseas
USCIS advises anyone who filed a Petition for Alien Relative, (Form I-130) with an American embassy or consulate since July 2006 that they do not need to re-file the petition.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to James.Butcher@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business Tuesday, March, 6, 2007. GS14-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: CIS-COU-2007-0002 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, seeks experienced immigration attorney with significant employment-based immigration experience, including PERM labor certifications. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. We provide opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; have highly competitive salaries and benefits; informal, unpretentious office atmosphere; and demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. Position requires excellent academic credentials, 3+ years substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Ideal candidate must be client-service focused and thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. Only qualified candidates will be considered. E-mail cover letter + resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has openings for full-time U.S. immigration paralegals. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. Ideal candidates must have 1+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, including substantial PERM labor certification experience. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Chinese, Korean, Japanese and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Iselin, NJ - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks associates, with 3+ years of business immigration experience and an interest in Global and International Immigration and Case Management, to work in its International Operations. Candidates must have experience representing multinational corporations (US and foreign), specialized workers and individuals. Must be ambitious and capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. Outstanding academic credentials, superlative communication and writing skills are a prerequisite. Multilingual preferred. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, + writing sample to recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney with 2 years+ of solid immigration experience in all phases of immigration practice emphasizing business needs such as H's, L's and labor certifications. Excellent compensation package and competitive benefits offered. Opportunity for partnership within two years of serving as an associate. Candidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a go-getter with the ability to bring in business. Ideal candidate is an individual imbued with professionalism and tempered with compassion. Interested candidates, send resume to Samuel Levine: levine@visa-usa.com.

Back Office Services
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendaring, clerical & archival. Adnet Services, Inc. http://www.adnetservices-nyc.com. Headquartered in New York City, Adnet Services provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. Contact Johaina Mumtaz at johaina.mumtaz@adnetservices-nyc.com or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Offices - London, UK
Eileen Le Gall is pleased to announce the opening of ELG Law Office which handles consular, business, family, and general immigration matters. ELG Law Office, US Immigration Practice. 51 Castletown Rd., London W14 9HF, England. Tel: (0)203 080 0815. eileen@legalleusvisa.com. www.legalleusvisa.com.


Letters

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:
Mr. Murray's letter (3/1/07 ID) criticizes Bruce Hake's letter (02/28/07 ID) for mentioning God in public debate over the immigration problem. Mr. Murray thinks that God-talk should be reserved for the pulpit. How un-American. Perhaps Mr. Murray also advocates removing "In God We Trust" from the penny, opposes the Pledge of Allegiance, and believes that religion has no place in the public square. One is entitled to hold iconoclastic views -- but his opinion reflects a misunderstanding of the proper role of religion in debate over public policy. Citizens, like Mr. Hake, are entitled to bring the full range of their concerns over policy issues into the public forum as society makes up its mind as to what policies and outcomes are preferred. When it comes to making law, the actions of legislators may be scrutinized to ensure that laws are neutral and that they do not establish religion or otherwise interfere with free exercise of religious belief -- or unbelief. But robust democratic debate demands that religious citizens express their concerns fully. Since the Bible is an extended narrative of migration, and contains edicts from God against oppressing aliens who sojourn among the citizens, it's appropriate that Mr. Hake should invoke deity in the debate. Bravo, to Bruce's letter.

Jonathan Robert Nelson, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I do not believe there is any factual basis for the allegations, conclusions and contentions contained in Kim Bilyou's letter (03/01/07 ID). Emotion is fine, but better off left at home, but in the arena of immigration, faulty or biased statistics, wild accusations, or misunderstood and mischaracterized scenarios stated as unsupported fact, provide no benefit to resolving the immigration debate.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 03/01/07 comment, ID's interpretation of sentor sessions remarks about a special green card without certain privileges is way off the mark. I am a full time volunteer advocate for immigrant rights in northeast florida. The first generation mexican farmworkers I deal with, in most cases, do not want to integrate into american society. they will maintain their language and their culture. But they want their children to become full american citizens. I work with the children. They are as american as apple pie. Most have been born here. Most speak, write and read fluent english, but can only speak spanish. The parents want to be able to work; raise and educate their kids; pay taxes and live the american dream. However, they are not concerned about voting rights. They do need the right to drive. They will buy liability insurance for their cars. They will buy houses. They will contribute greatly to the american economy. They just need fundamental protection under our constitution. They are no different than the hundreds of different ethnic groups that have come here over the centuries. They brought their values, culture and languages with them, but their kids became valuable citizens. Eliminate all this dissension, just do the right and humanistic thing.

Al Moser, Farmworkers Ministry
Crescent City, FL

Dear Editor:
Mr. Algase's last correspondence (03/01/07 ID) stated his reasons for his support of the 1986 amnesty and his reasons for a new amnesty. It conveniently forgot to mention the real reason his letter was in favor of legalizing 2 million illegals, which is the corresponding bulge it creates in attorney's wallets.

Name Not Supplied

Dear Editor:
My parents are from Colombia. I cam here wen I was 8 years old and have lived all my life here. Im 17 years old, my high senior year is almost over and the doors are closing on me. I can attend a community college for 2 more years which is awesome, but whats is after that is what scares me. I can't get a job, I can't get a license. I came in the country legally, with a passport and visa but Im afraid it expired quite a while ago. I dont know what the future holds for me. I know that a teen can't change the world and the way people view things, but wouldnt it be easier for the US to Legalize all students from K-12 and under? Aren't they complaining about how much money they invest on us... so why count that money as lost? why not legalize those in which you spent so much money on... the students... and make them citizens. They are educated, respectfull... polite and have the Amrican value stilled in us because of they education this country invest on us. I dont see why not because its those who they {they government through the schools} have shaped us to be. I know Im just a teen, but Im living it right now. I want to do so many things... and what better contry to do it... than in the US. Forgive for taking up your time and I hope my voice counts. Thank you for your time once more.

Alejandro Florez


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