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Immigration Daily August 8, 2007
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Comment

Despite Derivative Citizenship, USC Is Detained

A law.com news story highlights the case of a USC citizen who for the last four months has been detained by immigration officials while his citizenship claims get sorted out. For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases - Now Shipping

The following is the table of contents for this definitive work which is now being shipped:

  • Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability; Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal; Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of Removal Orders
  • 23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief to BIA
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Article

Migration And Development: Lessons From The Mexican Experience
Raul Delgado-Wise and Luis Eduardo Guarnizo for the Migration Policy Institute writes "Most studies dealing with the migration-development relationship emphasize the first element, for they tend to consider migration as an independent variable and the development potential of the migrant-sending countries as dependent, in part, upon the resources and initiatives of migrants."


News

USCIS Announces Changes To Prospective Adoptive Parents
USCIS on July 30, 2007 implemented several changes benefiting prospective adoptive parents who experience delays finalizing their adoptions. For the news release, see here. For the FAQs, see here.

USCIS Highlights Change To Guatemalan Intercountry Adoptions
USCIS announced that the US Embassy in Guatemala will now require results of a second DNA test from the biological parent before they will issue an immigrant visa for the adopted child.

USCIS To Administer Additional Humanitarian Programs
USCIS announced that it will administer the Humanitarian Parole Program, the Moscow Refugee Parole Program and the Cuban Haitian Entrant Program, programs which were formerly administered by ICE.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Francisco, CA - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening for a Project Director for a newly-created Immigration Advocates Network (IAN). IAN is a collaboration of immigrantsí rights organizations whose goal is to create an integrated national legal and advocacy support network to increase access to justice for low income immigrants. The Project Director is responsible for overall management of the project, including strategic direction and project planning and sustainability. This position will also oversee project staff (initially a Project Coordinator position located in NYC) and report to senior CLINIC staff and the IAN Working Group. For more details, see here. Interested applicants should submit resume, references, + writing sample by August 30, 2007 to Juakeita Norman at jnorman@cliniclegal.org. No telephone calls. EOE. www.cliniclegal.org.

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.

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.

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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.

Immigration Event
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) presents "9th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference And Tour of The Consulate". November 13-15, 2007. This two and a half-day seminar will provide detailed information on the most important aspects of family-based immigration, including: eligibility to immigrate based on family relation, consular processing, adjustment of status, 245(i) eligibility, Child Status Protection Act, grounds of inadmissibility, consequences of unlawful presence, filing effective waiver applications, and the affidavit of support requirements. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. Deadline is October 31, 2007. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
A oped in Monday's Washington Post by Senator Arlen Specter, a strong supporter of immigration, makes the incredible statement that, "amnesty" having failed, Congress should adopt a "narrower" approach by giving everyone here illegally a green card. Apparently, his point is that by our not granting them US citizenship, the illegals will still be made to feel our displeasure at their having broken the law. This nonsense shows only that very few of our legislators, especially those who are pro-immigration, really understand the difference between a green card and citizenship. The larger point is very few understand anything about immigration law at all. In contrast, the anti-immigrant side generally does its homework very well. This was evident in many of the restrictionist features in the failed CIR which, under the guise of reaching a comprehensive solution, contained such carefully drawn and devastating limitations on immigrant rights and on future immigration, that many people on the pro-immigrant side (like myself) could not support it. Maybe those of us who are in favor of immigration, instead of trying to persuade our opponents, who are never going to agree to more liberal immigration laws anyway, should devote more of our energies to educating our friends.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I read with some amusement the dismay expressed in Honza Prchal's letter (08/07/07 ID) over the possibility of a pardon for Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean. His letter demonstrates only minimal knowledge of the case and of the Patrol, but is quick to condemn them for "falsifying." By what standard of ethics does his letter apply to judge them? If the same standards were effectively applied to the legal profession, the whole system would grind to a halt.

Bill Glenn

Dear Editor:
I read through the predictions offered by Jan Pederson's Article (08/07/07 ID) and I am at a loss as to what part of it can be termed good news. Surely she didn't expect all the categories to be unavailable right off the bat in October. Or did she?

Trivikram Krishnamurthy
Sunnyvale, CA

Dear Editor:
I took the time to respond to an ID comment in Immigration Daily (08/02/07 ID) - Justice Served ... in defense of the agents with news about The conviction by bogus charges, this backed by documents congress has gotten, the news reports, FOIA documents and DHS Inspector General Robert Skinner's own admission. I realize my letter was long, but i noticed there are letters posted 5 x's the word content of mine. My point was to share the correct info of these bogus charges and the injustice of the justice dept. that just like the jury didn't know obviously neither do these people commenting on the corruption of these agents , but ID illuminated most of my letter. The links were left out also, tho, i've seen links to other comments. I am very diappointed that if edited at least the reason for my writing would have been shared.

s.courter

Editor's note: Letters are edited for length, copyright/libel concerns, and some stylistic elements. Please note that all links are omitted. We encourage letter writers to submit letters to the Editor 300 words or fewer so that editing is not necessary.

Dear Editor:
Responding to David Murray's letter to the Editor (08/07/07 ID), comparing a murderer, kidnapper, sex offender to illegal immigrant, just like comparing a snake to an apple, not compatible at all. If we must make illegal immigrants criminals for "stealing" Americans' jobs, US companies that outsource jobs to overseas or using automated machines, computers and robots should be made as criminals as well for displacing many American labors by letting foreigners and machines/robots "stealing" the jobs. I never assume that my job is always secured. I won't call other as a thief and criminal for taking my job, be him/her an American or a foreigner coming here with a legal visa or he got my job because my company outsouce the business in China. One has no right to call one a criminal just because one decides to hire a competitor as immigration lawyer who offers better service for less. Nativists don't offer realistic solution beside litany of complaints. Illegal immigrants can be made as US citizens by a strike of a pen as laws can be made and amended. We had so many irrational and unjust laws that we changed and should change for better eg. slavery, Prohibition, Chinese Exclusion Act, gay marriage issue as well. Punishing hardworking people who have contributed so much to this country, breaking families don't serve us good purpuse as a civilized nation and a human being. Restrictive immigration laws don't mean Americans don't have to compete. Competition is out there, and please don't call your competitors as criminals. C'est la vie.

Robert Yang


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