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Particular Social Groups And Bars To Asylum

The curriculum for the August 16th telephonic seminar is as follows:

  • My husband punched me
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Best Practices For A Corporate Immigration Program
Julie Pearl, Greg Walther, and Sue Spescha offer eight best practices from immigration professionals at eight global corporations.


News

USCIS Issues VB Gate FAQs #3
USCIS issued FAQs #3 on employment-based adjustment applications filed by aliens whose priority dates are current under the DOS July Visa Bulletin.


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 immigrants' 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.

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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:
Steve Landess's letter (08/09/07 ID) stated that anyone who is in this country illegally is a criminal and asked "What is it about the word 'illegal' that one doesn't understand?" The fact is that "illegal" and "criminal" do not mean the same thing and being in this country illegally is not a crime. Neither are many other illegal activities - for example, failing to pay a debt, violating a zoning ordinance, libelling someone, most traffic offenses, etc. There are many legitimate complaints about illegal immigration, but criminality is not one of them.

Sid Lachter, Esq.

Dear Editor:
I am writing this letter in response to Karmeea Adamas's 08/09/07 ID letter to illustrate the following point: Until one can be educated as to the real facts regarding the effect of our illegal alien population on our economy, we have no chance of getting CIR passed. Frankly, I blame people like myself, who are pro-CIR, for not being organized properly, and not effectively countering the negative CIR propaganda that has effectively brainwashed the "ignorant masses". The fact is that the illegal immigrant workforce not only contributes a positive cash flow in terms of direct tax revenue, it is because of their presence in the workforce that many millions of corporations, small businesses, and citizens are paying taxes on their profits and/or wages. The actual contribution of the illegal immigrant workforce, both direct and indirect, on our tax revenue is many times the cost of the services that they receive back from the government. People don't realize this fact because nobody has explain it to them, unlike the far right, who has obviously done a pretty good job of indoctrinating people with their propaganda. What is particularly frustrating and ironic, is that Karmeea's letter does point out some problem areas in our society in which the presence of the large illegal immigrant population does play a part, but nobody has been able to explain in a loud and clear enough voice that CIR would go a long way toward fixing the problems that the anti-CIR crowd complains about. The problem with CIR is that nobody has been able to comprehensively sell it. The facts are on the side of CIR, but clearly there are way too many people out there that haven't learned that yet, and it is certainly our job to educate them as to the truth.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
As I wrote laws can be changed and amended. It's illegal to own a slave in the US and commit slavery on others here, but it wasn't long time before. It's illegal to drink alcohol during the prohibition era, but it's legal now. 12 millions illegal foreigners can be made legal easily by just a strike of pen. US Congress can decide to outlaw job outsourcing, job outsourcing will be illegal then. We have laws based on common sense but also laws based on paranoia, absurdity, racism and far from the sense of universal justice. The Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 is a prime example. Today, Asian Americans are proud of their heritage despite of discrimination, hatred and racism in the past to their ancestors and we're the most educated and achievers among Americans. Talking about theft, let's talk about the invasion of European colonists and invaders on native Americans' lands in Western Hemisphere. Anybody who are the descendants of these colonists should not label others as "illegal" immigrants and criminals. I don't think the Pilgrims were quite welcomed and legal as well in the past. Immigration laws serve nothing but protectionism wanted by nativists who feel they don't have to compete and work harder, study harder and win the competition by true merits but by their politicians as their baby sitters.

Robert Yang


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