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Immigration Daily September 21, 2007
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Comment

Spanish Commercial Creates Controversy

According to a WorldNetDaily news story, "A South Florida car dealer says he has no plans to stop airing Spanish commercials on English-language TV stations, despite furious complaints from outraged viewers who believe he's catering to illegal aliens and destroying American culture." To see a video of the commercial, see here. To see Earl Stewart's blog postings on the matter, see here and here.

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


Focus

Adjustment Of Status: A 360 Degree View

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar examining adjustment of status holistically and in detail. Speakers include Cyrus D. Mehta (Discussion Leader), Andres C. Benach, Diana Vellos Coker, Richard D. Steel, Shannon M. Underwood, Paul Virtue (more speakers will be added). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on September 27: Nuts and Bolts In The Era Of Priority Date Retrogression

  • Eligibility for Adjustment of Status
  • Preparing and filing a bullet proof application
  • Issues arising out of the July 2007 Visa Bulletin Fiasco
  • Adjustment, retrogression and retention of priority dates
  • Intersection between Adjustment and the Child Status Protection Act
  • Adjustment over Consular Processing: Benefiting from Portability
  • Travel and work authorization
SECOND Phone Session on October 18: Resuscitating Status Through Adjustment
  • Exploiting the 245(c) technical failure exception
  • Understanding the 180 day grace period under Section 245(k)
  • Grandfathering under Section 245(i) - analyzing recent case law
  • Other exceptions: Immediate Relatives and Battered Immigrants
  • Waivers of inadmissibility in conjunction with adjustment filing
  • Adjustment for Special Categories: Asylees, Cubans, Hatians, etc.
THIRD Phone Session on November 1: Adjustment In Removal Proceedings
  • Reopening old deportation or removal orders
  • Adjustment after pre-1996 exclusion order
  • Understanding the new "arriving alien" regulations
  • Retaining portability in removal - overview of emerging case law
  • Remands to District Director vs. merits hearing before Immigration Judge
  • Seeking continuances until adjustment eligibility
  • Adjustment as a defense to crimes-based removability
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 25th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2007.shtm . (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2007.pdf).


Article

Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration And Nationality Law
Rubens Medina of the Law Library Of Congress tracks recent immigration-related legal developments around the world.


News

USCIS Neufeld Issues Adjudication Of Medical Certification For Disability Exceptions Memo
USCIS Acting Deputy Associate Director issued guidance clarifying the adjudication of Form N-648, medical certification for disability exceptions.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for Service Center Counsel position at the Texas Service Center. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing legal advice to TSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD experience. For full details, enter: COU-CIS-2007-0009 here. Preference given to applicants with immigration experience, excellent academic record, + strong writing skills. Submit cover letter demonstrating specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume and a writing sample (max. 10 pps). Send to: Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division, at TSC.litigation@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, 9/28/07. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. Open until filled. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - VISANOW streamlines the immigration process for corporations and their foreign employees by combining comprehensive legal expertise, unparalleled customer service and patented, groundbreaking technologies. The first company to automate all aspects of the U.S. visa and immigration application process from end to end, VISANOW maintains its pioneering spirit and status today by continuing to offer services that revolutionize the management of immigration matters. VISANOW seeks a transactional immigration attorney to join our downtown Chicago team and help deliver legal advice and counsel to our clients who include companies, individuals, colleges and universities. JD required with 2+ years experience working as an attorney in immigration law. For a detailed job description, see here. We offer a competitive compensation plan and excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, disability, 401K and stock purchase programs. If you're interested in taking the next step of your career with an industry leader, e-mail your resume and salary requirements to careers@visanow.com with the title Attorney in the subject line. Relocation assistance to Chicago is not provided. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Milwaukee, WI - Prominent national business immigration law firm seeks a senior associate to provide management and oversight to its work flow and team development and act as point person to the Managing Partner on all case related activity in the firm. Milwaukee, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is the 25th largest city in the US. This is a great opportunity for an Attorney who wants to get off the billable grind and manage in a team environment for a quality boutique practice. The firm services a mix of high end corporate clients in a relaxed, professional environment. Must be self-motivated, have an eye for detail, possess excellent writing skills and demonstrate passion for immigration law through intimate knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policy memoranda. JD with 5 years experience in business immigration law required. Forward resume + cover letter to applyglg@yahoo.com. All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. This is a blind posting.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Progressive and quickly growing law firm seeks individual interested in working in a business development capacity full time. Familiarity in immigration law as well as marketing and business development experience required. Demonstrated record of achievement in marketing/business development necessary. Ideal candidate is self starter, motivated, and capable of national or regional coverage. Qualified attorneys or immigration professionals are invited to apply. Competitve package, incredible benefits and tremendous incentives. Can work from any location. Interested candidates should send resume, salary history + references to Rami Fakhoury: rami@employmentimmigration.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young's (E&Y) global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The business immigration specialists at Egan LLP work closely with members of E&Y's Human Capital group, to help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. We seek an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Requirements: (1) law degree along with a US bar admittance (dual Canadian-US bar admittance would be asset) (2) 2-4 years post-call business immigration experience (3) broad exposure to US immigration law. (4) excellent managerial, organizational, + verbal/written communication skills. For more details, enter job #00EK9 or key word "business immigration lawyer" here. Send resumes directly to Thomas Byun, Recruiting Manager, E&Y Canada: thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks another attorney for our growing business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid immigration law experience. Opportunity for partnership within two years of service 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. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having successfully 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 Professionals
Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks additional licensed outbound immigration attorneys with experience in foreign immigration to join our growing outbound immigration section. Ideal candidates possess 1-5 years of experience in employment-based immigration law, including experience in securing and coordinating work authorization in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions. T&F has been practicing immigration law since 1973. The Firm's thriving outbound practice is almost two decades old and specializes in providing corporate clients with expert services aimed at obtaining appropriate short and long term work visas for US and third-country expatriates in countries around the world. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to HR@tindallfoster.com. No calls please.

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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:
David Utterback's 9/20 letter suggests that illegal immigrants and US citizens who "sponge off" the government should be placed, not in concentration camps, but in work camps where they can learn how to "show respect" for the US. Perhaps a future letter from Mr. Utterback might be able to go into more detail about exactly how his letter's proposed work camps would be different from concentration camps, which were well known for using a variety of methods in order to encourage inmates to "show respect". It would also be instructive if a future letter from Mr. Utterback could explain with more precision what would happen to those inmates in his letter's suggested work camps who fail to show enough "respect".

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
This parade was more organized to what the situation is and not the "gimme thing". However, I have to declared that this is not really helping to pass the bills that need to be pass. What the this group needs is those hundred of educated nonimmigrant that are around the country to make the statement in their own behave to let the general public understand how to push the law. What the Agriculture Union is doing is correct and you know that if there are no pickers there are no vegetables processed beef, chicken pork and fish. Also no processed canned gods of all sort here in the US. and this would be catastrophes to the nation because then we will depend from overseas food. This is going to be the key on this law but on the other laws something else has to show what it does to the nation overall.

Gladys C. Farris

Dear Editor:
Accusations on illegal immigrants "stealing" welfare are still relevant to be compared with the costs of wars in Iraqs and so on, welfare abuses by US citizens themselves, welfare on big US corporations and farmers and government reckless spending and corruption. It's very convenience for nativists to blame everything on poor "Jose" instead of fairly see things in bigger and whole picture. Xenophobes disguised in environmental and overcrowding issues love to blame "Jose" again, while mum about the wasteful and lavish lifestyles of many Americans that don't care about the environment and conserving the energy. I support Mr. Utterback et al who are unhappy that their hard earned tax dollars pay for illegal "Jose's" emergency care or new baby delivery fees. I will support Mr. Utterback et. al even more if they dare to say to their lawmakers that they disapprove the war in Iraq, half trillion dollar on military budget/WMDs that won't guarantee our country secured and respected, $ 3 billions dollar a year welfare to Israelis and many more billions dollar wasted and spent on special interests and wrong subsidies. This pro and anti immigration debate is all about whether it is moral and right to limit free competition based on merits. Ones may wish to close the border and dream foreign competition will stop, it won't. Jobs will shifts overseas and more jobs will be automated using machines and robots. Corporate USA must save costs by every means so they can make us the consumers happy with lower price of products and services. No more blaming game please.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Responding to Honza Prchal's letter, (09/20/07 ID), again its not racism that's the issue, its legal vs. illegal. If the Senate passes the amnesty bill, then it is racist, against the applicants from 168 countries, and the Latino becomes a Supreme race. Lets drop the racism thinking, cause the amnesty bill in actuality sets the Latino as a special race class, discriminating against the races of people in 168 countries. The only place racism comes into play is if the Senate passes the amnesty bill, it is like Hitler making the Arian race superior to all others, and legally the passage of the bill, does accomplish that. Roger Algase, Esq.'s letter is correct. Yes, amnesty will run employers that pay their fair share to their ruin and those employers who don't want to bear the burden will win. In the end, there will be no benefits for anyone period. Then we'll see the employers of illegals who don't pay for benefits scream. Those who receive amnesty, when the public coffers run dry, will aginst scream racism, but wheres the money going to come from to bear all these costs of illegals. Even small businessmen have laid off all their employees cause of health insurance and unemployment insurance. Only the business owner can work without the right to draw unemployment and health benefits. Is that fair?

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
I just want to thank all of the people that have signed the on-line petition in support of legislative passage of the STRIVE Act, ( http://citizenspeak.org/node/1140). I am delivering a package of printed out letters from everyone that signed the petition so far to Rep. Howard Berman's office here in California, (he is also the original House sponsor of the Dream Act). I encourage all supporter's of comprehensive immigration reform to please sign the petition. I will make another delivery to the representative's office next week with any new signatures/comments. I will also be forwarding the petition to many additional legislators, so if you are in support of this petition, please sign it.

Robert Gittelson


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