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Immigration Daily June 26, 2007
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Comment

Shame On Census

A Forham University report entitled, "Census Confidentiality under the Second War Powers Act" confirms that the US Census Bureau provided detailed information about individual Japanese Americans from the 1940 Census to American surveillance agencies during World War II (see news item below). The Census Bureau may have provided similar information about Arab Americans to DHS post 9/11. The Census Bureau has jeopardized public trust in divulging the confidential information of individuals. If our government wishes to achieve its policy objectives for the census, it must take punitive steps against those responsible for putting the public's trust into question.

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


Focus

Family Ties And Immigration

ILW.COM is pleased to announce our latest telephonic immigration law seminar, the curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 28: Is Marriage the solution to your client's immigration problem

  • Prior marriages and prior applications
  • Issues if there is prior removal/deportation proceedings
  • What was basis of divorce
  • Should they get married or come as a fiancé
  • Pitfalls what to watch out for
  • What if they are not living together?
  • I-864, Who can be a sponsor or co-sponsor
  • What about the I-751, getting the denial reviewed,filing a second I-751
  • Ethical problems representing husband and wife
SECOND Phone Session on July 19: Applying for relatives other than the spouse
  • Children and stepchildren
  • Marriage of the unmarried child
  • How does CSPA help
  • Illegitimate children proving the relationship
  • Adopted children
  • Bringing the family from abroad initial processing or following to join
  • What happens if the petitioner dies
  • Avoiding non-criminal grounds of inadmissibility
  • How to waive grounds of inadmissibility
THIRD Phone Session on August 9: Obtaining permanent residence in spite of a conviction
  • Effect of aggravated felony conviction
  • What is a crime involving moral turpitude
  • Disclosure of conviction, effect of expungement
  • What is the petty offence exception
  • What about drug convictions, Where do you live
  • Obtaining a 212(h) waiver
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 27th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2007.pdf.


Article

Tracking ICE’s Enforcement Agenda
Rita Espinosa writes "The Office of Detention and Removal (DRO) the primary enforcement arm of ICE, seeks to remove all removable immigrants from the US, as outlined in their June of 2003 strategic plan called, "Endgame."


News

President's Radio Address On Immigration
President Bush took to the airwaves and pushed for immigration reform in his radio address.

Census Bureau Released Information On Japanese-Americans To Security Agencies
Rep. Honda issued a press statment expressing outrage in response to a report confirming the Census Bureau's release of detailed information about Japanese-Americans to security agencies during WWII.

Fact Sheet On Status Of Citizens Of Republic Of Palau
USCIS issued a fact sheet on the status of citizens of the Republic of Paulau.

White House Report Says Immigration Benefits Natives
The Council of Economic Advisors of the Executive Office of the President released a report conluding that immigration provides a positive fiscal impact.

USCIS Reminder To Renew TPS For Honduran And Nicaraguan Nationals
USCIS reminded Hondurans and Nicaraguans eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to file a re-registration application for TPS by the closing date of July 30, 2007.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC mid-town law firm seeks paralegal with immigration experience preparing I-485 applications. This is a temp position. Send resume to: Melanie Smith, Employment Manager, msmith@hodgsonruss.com, fax 716-819-4669.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases required. Responsibilities include preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. A bachelor's degree and minimum 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to mlhr@mintz.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., a large international law firm with more than 450 attorneys in eight offices, seeks an immigration associate for the Boston office. Ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of business immigration experience. Candidates should have a background in the following: PERM Applications, H1B, O1, J1, E, and I-9's. Experience dealing with immigration consequences of merger and acquisition activity is strongly preferred. Interested candidates should submit a resume Catherine L. Murphy, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager by mail: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111 or email: CLMurphy@mintz.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Cutting-edge law firm seeks paralegal with 3+ years of substantial experience in the US employment-based immigration processes, including drafting and preparing labor certifications, H1B, E and L visas. Experience with family based, naturalization and mandamus a plus. Fluency in a foreign language preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: Debra Villegas at dvillegas@rra-law.com or fax at (954) 527-8663.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) seeks a dynamic and dedicated leader for its next Executive Director for the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs (ORIA). Oversee, evaluate, and manage practices and new initiatives regarding refugees and immigrants and limited English-speaking individuals; consult with and train program areas in aspects of determining eligibility of applicants for public benefits; provide community education to external organizations; collaborate with other gov't agencies regarding immigrant issues; represent HRA at immigration-related and language access meetings. Guide HRA's interpretation and translation activities and determine scope for contracted language services; oversee the procurement process; monitor contracts; and supervise subordinate staff. Requirements: 4-year degree from an accredited college + 4 years of professional experience, including 18 mos. of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a law or master's degree in related field. NYC residency required within 90 days of employment. Salary Range: $56,158 - 119,833. Comprehensive benefits package offered. Send resume to: Donald Shire at shired@hra.nyc.gov or 180 Water Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10038. EOE.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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.

Mergers And Acquisitions - Chicago, IL
Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC (AHS) is excited to announce the recent additions of Senior Attorneys Stephen Berman and Paul Djurisic. After years of running their own immigration offices, Paul and Stephen decided to merge their respective pratices into AHS. Stephen and Paul each bring approximately 15 years of experience in all areas of immigration law and complement and enhance the existing people and practices of AHS. www.ahslaw.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:
Regardless of ID's position on immigration reform, your reference Senator Byrd's long faded connection to the KKK is a low blow worthy of immigrant hating talk show hosts (06/25/07 ID comment). ID can do better in making its point.

George Bruno, Esq.
Manchester, NH

Dear Editor:
The citation provided by John E. Everroad, Jr.'s 06/25/07 ID letter (which ID deleted in error) "Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part VIII, S.1324," in the language of immigration lawyers, would be section 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. It is the section entitled "Bringing in and Harboring Certain Aliens." I know of no reported prosecution of anyone under this section solely for renting "a living facility to an illegal alien." If anyone in ID land has ever heard of such I am sure we would all appreciate a citation.

Eugene J. Flynn, Esq.
Dallas, TX

Dear Editor:
It is good to see the recent hurdles being faced by the so called "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" bill in the Congress. This reform bill is more like a political stunt than anything else. With the Presidential Elections slated for next year it was but natural that the Bush Administration had to do something to garner the support of Americans. The Iraq debacle had certainly put the government on the defensive. With the increase in the influence of Latinos in the social, economic & political spheres in US, a reform in the Immigration Laws was on the cards. However to propose changes in laws for short term gains is not good. The USCIS is already overburdened & understaffed. The fact that even an I-130 petition filed by a US citizen for his/her immediate relative takes around 7-8 months to be processed goes to show that the USCIS suffers from a lot of piled up work. Did the administration have any constructive plan on how to deal with the problem the USCIS would face if the 12 million illegal aliens would file applications with it to legalize their status? It is ironical to see that the same Republicans who were in favor of stricter immigration laws are now lenient to such an extent that they are even willing to allow millions of illegal aliens to legalize.

Gurrattanpal Singh
Punjab, India

Dear Editor:
The letters of Maureen Simpson and Kate Priddy (06/25/07 ID) remind me of a few quotations from America's past and present, as follows: 18th Century - " Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of Aliens who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs any more than they can acquire our complexion?" (Benjamin Franklin); 19th Century - "No Irish Need Apply" (Know-Nothing slogan); 20th Century - "Impeach Earl Warren" (referring, of course to the Chief Justice and author of the Brown v. Board of Education decision holding school segregation laws unconstitutional); early 21st Century: "No amnesty for illegals" (Lou Dobbs). A long American tradition continues.

Semakweli

Dear Editor:
Any person in the US, including local law enforcement is required to uphold Federal law, including the President. Any Federal law trumps any State law.

John E Everroad, Jr.


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