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Immigration Daily August 3, 2007
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Hitting Back At Talk Radio

The best way to counter anti-immigration talk radio is to boycott the show advertisers. The Hispanic News Political Action Committee has established a national boycott of talk radio sponsors to remove their support for anti-immigration rants. Corporations across the US have large numbers of Hispanic and undocumented customers. Using the corporate lever to strike back at the anti-immigrationists is smart politics.

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


Focus

Obtaining Permanent Residence In Spite Of A Conviction

The curriculum for the August 9th phone seminar on "Obtaining Permanent Residence In Spite Of A Conviction" is as follows:

  • 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 Tuesday, August 7th. 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

Into The Sunset — How Will You Transition Your Practice?
Edward Poll writes "Few lawyers actually believe that their practices represent something of value they can sell or otherwise transition to another lawyer."


News

USCIS Fact Sheet On Military Naturalizations
USCIS issued an updated fact sheet on naturalization through military service.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Largest suburban MD law firm seeks proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney immigration law experience, including Emp.-Based IV (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), Family-Based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong drafting skills, you will find an exciting, diverse practice with opportunity for further career development. Work with a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. Excellent salary/benefits package. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 11921 Rockville Pike, 3rd Fl., Rockville, MD 20852-2743. Fax (301) 230-2891. mbowen@srgpe.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Buffalo, NY - The University at Buffalo, State University of New York seeks applicants for the position of Director, Immigration Services. The person hired will manage the preparation and submission of H-1B, TN, O, Outstanding Professor/Researcher petitions, PERM (regular and special handling) certifications, and Adjustment of Status applications on behalf of the University. He/she will also advise the university community on relevant immigration regulations, and serve as the Responsible Officer for its J-1 program. A JD degree and 3 or more years of directly related experience required. SEVIS experience preferred. Salary range: $70,000 - 95,000 per yr. For more details, see here. All applications must be submitted via https://ubjobs.buffalo.edu by August 22, 2007. The State University of New York at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney for our business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid experience Opportunity for partnership within two years of service as an associate. Canidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a "go-getter" with the ability to bring in business. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having completed 16,000+ cases. Internally we offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. Team players are encouraged to send an email to levine@visa-usa.com which should include resume, a personal statement about your legal abilities in business immigration law, plus financial compensation requirements. All replies are confidential. We offer a base salary and bonuses dependant upon production.

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

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC - Immigration law firm specializing in medical immigration cases, seeks paralegal with 2+ years of medical or business immigration experience. Prepare non-immigrant and immigrant petitions, PERM, Family based cases. Substantial interaction with clients. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Perlitsh@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Polished, reliable & meticulous individual needed to join fast-paced business immigration team in small firm in Chevy Chase Pavilion at Friendship Heights Metro. Position offers broad responsibility to work extensively with clients on interesting immigrant and nonimmigrant cases. Requirements include: 2+ yrs exp., excellent PC, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills. Friendly environment and competitive salary. Contact Denise C. Hammond, Tobin O'Connor Ewing & Richard, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20015, dchammond@tobinoconnor.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry – $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Book
Beyond Chinatown: New Chinese Migration And the Global Expansion of China Edited by Mette Thuno. University of Hawaii Press, 304 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 8776940004, $27.00. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8776940004/.


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:
Barack Obama, whom I otherwise greatly respect, has now joined the long list of politicians ranting on about the "3,000 Americans" who died at the WTC in the 9/11 attack. But can we pause a moment for some truth? The number of Americans who died at the WTC was closer to 2,500. I am hardly indifferent to this atrocity. After all, I am a native New Yorker, and I saw the burning towers from my window, had friends in the building (who, fortunately, exited safely) and have a daughter who would likely have been passing through at the wrong time except for fortunate intervening circumstances. However, why do we ignore the other approximately 500 victims who, according to all reliable reports, were not US citizens, but immigrants? They were from dozens of different countries, in every part of the world. Most, apparently, were here legally, working for the many foreign companies who had space in the twin towers. No one would ever claim, however, that all of the non-citizen victims were legal immigrants. Without any doubt, hundreds of the victims, regardless of immigration status, were native Spanish speakers. Others spoke a great variety of foreign languages. Were not the terrorists who committed this terrible act striking against, not only America's freedom, power and wealth, but against our greatest strengths of all, namely our diversity and tolerence for those who may be different from ourselves? This might be worth thinking about as another 9/11 anniversary approaches next month.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
The reasons that ID points out in its 08/02/07 comment are the very reasons that a President should judiciously use his Pardon power. It does not send a message that the rule of law does not apply to the border. It clearly sends a message that where the rule of law is not followed, a Presidential pardon may correct an injustice. The fact that it is being forced by an amendment to legislation is where the rule of law is not being followed. A Presidential Pardon is in the sole discretion of the President—not the Congress.

William B. Ramsey
Harpers Ferry, WV

Dear Editor:
ID's (08/02/07 ID) comment "Justice Served" regarding the sentence handed to the two Border Patrol agents and the subequent issues regarding commuting their sentences, prompts this letter. It stated: "the message to all Border Patrol agents is that the rule of the law does not apply to the border." ID could not be more right. Rule of law does not apply to the border, or any of the illegal immigrants crossing it daily. So if the law does not apply to the "obvious" breakers of the law, then there really is no reason to apply it to people who are employed to uphold it. Until they apply the "rule of law on the border" to everybody, I think these guys should walk free, and never look back.

Linda Cogill

Dear Editor:
It's sad and disgusting to see the same group that decry the "amnesty" for illegal immigrants who simply come here to better themselves by offering their honest labor, but the very same group support real amnesty for treason criminal such as Libby Scooter case. Our laws have an appellate system to make sure the convicted border agents can appeal their innocent to Supreme Court if possible. Pardon and amnesty for the guilty is an insult to the justice (see 08/02/07 ID comment). While we punish others who commit no crime at all because they as human beings have the very basic of human rights to survive and seek better life while we tolerate real criminals and support them to get pardoned. This is a blatant hypocrisy from the very same "conservative" groups who rejected CIR. Our living standard is supported by debt not by real economy. Yes, we can close our border, punish and kick out all illegal immigrants but by doing so, doesn't mean Americans are immune from jobs being outsourced overseas as the result of incompetitive and higher costs of doing business here. When the global community got to the point that it has no obligation to use our US dollar as global reserve and payment, then we will be a "third world" nation who must learn hard how to balance the budget and have fiscal sanity and not taking anything for granted anymore just being lucky Americans, and Americans must be happy since no Mexicans will immigrate to the USA since Mexican Peso will be higher than USD.

Robert Yang


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