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Immigration Daily October 18, 2007
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No Jerks Allowed

According to a LawJobs.com news story, "The trend in the legal industry toward "jerks-free" working environments comes when legal work has become more complex and stressful for attorneys, both new and experienced, who increasingly must meet or exceed the expectations created by their compensation." For the full story, see here.

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Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

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

  • Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
  • Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
  • Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
  • Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
  • Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
  • Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In Removal Proceedings
  • Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions
  • Chapter 8: Judicial Review
  • CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions of 8 USC, 18 USC, and other public laws, Relevant regulatory sections and forms from USCIS and EOIR, Key BIA and Federal Court cases, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Article

Clash Of The Titan Bureaucracies - The Sequel
Marc Ellis writes "There is a lot I don't know. But I know a fiasco when I see one. And right now US Citizen K-1 Petitioners and immigration attorneys have a massive one unfolding right before their eyes."

Bloggings: October 18, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the recent postings from his blog.


News

USCIS U Visa Interim Rule Is Effective October 17th
USCIS issued a reminder that a new interim rule that authorizes temporary immigration benefits to certain victims of crimes who help law enforcement will be effective October 17, 2007. For the USCIS press release, see here. For the Federal Register interim rule, see here.

USCIS Issues Holiday Travel Reminder
USCIS urges applicants needing a travel document to file Form I -131 before the end of October 2007.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Miami, FL - Immigration boutique law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with PERM, but also H, L, and E visas, and residency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Competitive salary, benefits. Fax resume to 305-577-0095 or email Armando Mosquera, Office Manager: amosquera@immigrateusa.com. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, D.C. - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks (3) experienced attorneys for the position of Associate Counsel position with the Litigation Coordination Division for its Headquarters Office. This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the provision of litigation support in immigration cases involving USCIS operational components. The role of the Litigation Coordination Counsel is to assist in the oversight and tracking of federal court litigation facing USCIS through coordination with OCC counsel located throughout the country and at HQ. Deadline is October 19, 2007. E-mail Evan.Franke@dhs.gov to apply. For detailed information, including duties, qualifications, benefits, enter vacancy announcement #CIS-COU-2007-0022 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS seeks experienced attorney for its Adjudications Law Division. The attorney will serve as an advisor to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to US immigration laws. Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 3+ years of post JD experience. For detailed information, including how to apply by mail, type COU-CIS-2007-0031 at USAJobs.com. Applications can be sent by e-mail (all attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to John Miles: John.Miles@dhs.gov. Applicants must possess a JD degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience. The position is at the GS-13-GS-15 level. No relocation expenses. Applications must be received by the closing date/time of 5:00 pm Eastern Time on October 19, 2007.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Cleveland, OH - The Law Offices of Margaret Wong & Associates, LPA seeks an experienced employment based immigration paralegal with 3-5+ years of experience to join its thriving boutique immigration law practice. Founded over 30 years ago, the firm now consists of 36 staff members and 9 attorneys. Interested candidates submit resume and cover letter to hill@imwong.com or fax to 216-566-1125. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Laguna Niguel, CA - USCIS seeks experienced attorney for Service Center Counsel position at the California Service Center. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing legal advice to CSC 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 more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0028 at USAJobs.com. 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 + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief Service Center Counsel Division: TSC.litigation@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, 10/19/07. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Exceptional career advancement opportunities available for you in the New York and New Jersey offices of this prominent global immigration law firm. Candidates will work as part of a team of attorneys and professional support staff assisting multinational companies primarily with their US immigration requirements. Job involves extensive client contact and utilization of state-of-the-art case preparation and management systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Congenial and dynamic environment. Only candidates with immigration experience should apply: recruitment@fragomen.com. Job Requirements: - 3+ years business immigration experience, including experience with PERM, - BA/BS degree srequired - MS Word and Windows 2000 required, - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, - Ability to perform multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. EOE.

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 more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0027 at USAJobs.com. 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 + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief Service Center Counsel Division: TSC.litigation@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, 10/19/07. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Lincoln, NE - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for Service Center Counsel position at the Nebraska Service Center. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing legal advice to NSC 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 more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0029 at USAJobs.com. 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 + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief Service Center Counsel Division: TSC.litigation@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, 10/19/07. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
St. Albans, VT - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for Service Center Counsel position at the Vermont Service Center. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing legal advice to VSC 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 more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0030 at USAJobs.com. 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 + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief Service Center Counsel Division: TSC.litigation@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, 10/19/07. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NY, NY - Lehman Brothers seeks immigration paralegal with 2-4 years experience. Responsibilities include: interacting with HR and employees/prospective employees on immigration matters, advising foreign national employees and HR reps on immigration policy and the preparation of employment-based visas petitions and green card applications. Requirements include: Bachelor's degree in liberal arts or equivalent experience; strong technical knowledge of non-immigrant and immigrant visas; organized and detail-oriented candidate with excellent writing skills; ability to juggle multiple tasks under time constraints; strong interpersonal skills. Visit www.lehman.com/careers for detailed information and to apply (select Experienced Hires, search for jobs in Americas, key word: paralegal). Please indicate in cover letter that position was seen in Immigration Daily. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Garden City, NY - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Northeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as one of five attorneys providing on-site legal advice to District Office #3 USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Luke.Mayville@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0032 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Northeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as one of two attorneys providing on-site legal advice to District Office #4 USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Luke.Mayville@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0011 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Hartford, CT - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Northeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as the primary attorney providing on-site legal advice to District Office #2 USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Luke.Mayville@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-001-0010 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Northeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as one of five attorneys providing on-site legal advice to District Office #3 USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Luke.Mayville@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0012 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Miami, FL and San Jose, CA - Littler Mendelson's Global Corporate Migration Group ("Littler Global") provides US and international business migration solutions for global companies around the world. Littler Global is the immigration practice for Littler Mendelson, the nation's premier employment and labor law firm. Littler Global is recruiting for candidates with a JD, plus 5+ years of business immigration law experience in high-volume practice. Candidates should possess excellent academic credentials, excellent written and communications skills. Applicants should be a quick learner, detailed, and organized. Fast-paced practice requiring good business judgment and an ability to respond quickly and effectively to change. Submit your resume online at www.littler.com/careers. Please reference Littler Global in your application. We offer a generous compensation package to full-time employees and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sacramento, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Kelly.Duehning@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0013 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Honolulu, HI - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Kelly.Duehning@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0016 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY- Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an associate with 1-3 years experience in immigration law matters. We are a full-service practice, and you will work predominantly on employment-related immigration matters, with focus on Eb-1, O-1, and J-1 waivers. If you have excellent academic credentials and are interested in working on challenging cases at the cutting edge of immigration law, fax your resume to (215) 825-8699 or email: hrpa@klaskolaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
St. Paul, MN - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Central Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Judith.Patterson@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0019 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
El Paso, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Central Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Judith.Patterson@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0018 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The 160-lawyer Minneapolis-based law firm of Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) seeks qualified immigration attorney to join its established and growing employment law practice. Applicants should have minimum 6 years experience in employment-based immigration law. Successful candidate will have a portable business practice as well as proven business development skills. We offer a collegial work environment, plus competitive compensation + benefits package. In 2007, GPM was selected as one of the top five corporate law firms in the Twin Cities, for the third time in four years, by Corporate Board Member magazine, and has been recognized as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" for the past 5 years. Interested applicants should send cover letter + resume to: Martha Gentilini, Lateral Recruiting Manager at martha.gentilini@gpmlaw.com. An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Central Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Judith.Patterson@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0017 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Central Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Judith.Patterson@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0021 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Central Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Judith.Patterson@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0020 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prominent Beverly Hills, CA firm seeks associate with 1-2 years experience. Good writing skills. Great opportunity to learn and grow. Salary open. Email resume to: richard@richardfraade.net or fax 310.274.8591. No phone calls please. All replies will be held in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Tampa, FL - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as providing on-site legal advice to District Office #10 USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Luke.Mayville@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0026 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Bernardino, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Kelly.Duehning@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0015 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Jose, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Kelly.Duehning@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business October 19, 2007. GS13-GS14 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0014 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Cleveland, OH - The Law Offices of Margaret Wong & Associates, LPA seeks an employment based immigration attorney with 1+ years of related experience to join its thriving immigration law practice. Founded over 30 years ago, the firm now consists of 9 attorneys and 36 other staff members. Licensed in Ohio preferred. We offer a challenging and exciting work environment and seek a candidate possessing a keen legal mind. Research and drafting skills are a must. Competitive benefits package offered. Interested candidates submit resume and cover letter to hill@imwong.com or fax to 216-566-1125. No phone calls please.

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comingsNgoings

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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
"Guest Workers and Temporary Work Programs: Tenor of the Debate and Ways Forward". Policy briefing sponsored by the Institute for the Study of International Migration, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. 8:30-10 am, Friday, October 26, 2007. McDonough Hall, Room 437, 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. http://isim.georgetown.edu/index.html. Contact Marwa Alkhairo, mwa6@georgetown.edu or (202) 662-9000. RSVP: http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=1354.


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 Murray letter's discussion (10/17/07 ID) of "anchor babies" and whether or not their parents can ever obtain any advantage makes a common mistake with regard to the waiver of the 10 year bar: the waiver is only available to those who have spouses/parents who are USC or LPR. There's no waiver available for the parent of a USC. If the parents entered without inspection and stayed over nine months, the 10 year bar will apply to them if they depart the US. As a result, there would not be many parents who live in the US who could be sponsored by their children over 21 born in the US. Rogelio Quesada's comments (10/17/07 ID) are all too true, particularly for those attorneys who (used to) do H-1B petitions. In 2007, H-1B petitions for new employees were only accepted for two days, April 2 and 3rd. In 2006, H-1B petitions were accepted from April 1 until the end of May. In 2005, H-1B petitions were accepted from April 1 to mid-August. In 2004, H-1B petitions were accepted from April 1 to October 1. I hear they ran out of H-2B petitions (few attorneys will handle the excessive paperwork for such a short term visa) on the first day, October 1. This means that the ski slopes in Tahoe will be wringing their hands as all the locals moved out over the past few years due to the excessive prices of homes. Locals from Sacramento and Reno are too far away to commute in mountain winter conditions and the J-1 program was destroyed by the State Department last summer so things are looking bleak for skiers this winter, in spite of the early snow. And how did Congressman Doolittle who represents South Lake Tahoe vote on immigration? He voted for HR 4437.

Susanna Bogue, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
With regard to Peter Griswold's (10/17/07 ID) letter implying that I have a financial interest in standing up for the rights of Latino immigrants, I would like to state for the record that the number of Spanish speaking clients I represent, or have represented going back quite a number of years, is only marginally higher than the number of Spanish-speaking immigrants whom Mr. Griswold's letters have had anything good to say about, i.e., not very far above zero.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
When the sweatshop owners and the immigration lawyers get in bed together, could the resulting worldview be anything but scary? The Gittelsons predict with alarm (ID 10/17/07 Article) that consistent interior enforcement will first cripple the US economy, then provoke revolution and anarchy in Latin America, followed not only by skyrocketing prices for a drumstick at Kentucky Fried, but what sounds like a re-run of the destruction of Western civilization by Third World immigrants, as imagined in the dystopian immigration novel "Camp of the Saints." This level of hysteria amongst the open borders cognoscenti is actually instructive for the serious analyst. It confirms a growing sense among advocates of True Enforcement First Reform (TREFREF) that our strategy to promote self-deportation by illegal aliens is succeeding more quickly than expected. The taxpayers are beginning to realize we can rid the country of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens annually, for pennies per head, without the delays of detention. What will those "good ole boys" come up with next?

Michael M. Hethmon, Esq., General Counsel Immigration Reform Law Institute

Dear Editor:
I am relocating to the Dominican Republic from New York City. ID's comment (10/18/07) was of interest to me that there was information available in your classifieds with a section that features immigration law openings across the country taking a chance that there may be information in other countries. Does anyone know of any classifieds that would be helpful with employment opportunities either with the government, immigration or in the tourist industry. If anyone has information available on other resources that offer competitive intelligence and insight into any and all organizations that are hiring, it would be much appreciated.

JD

Dear Editor:
I'm completely fine with babies born in the USA to get US citizenship but their parents must pay for the cost of their own babies delivery process and medical care. Getting US citizenship at birth doesn't mean entitlement to public welfare. This wrong welfare entitlement that must be fixed for fairness to hard working US taxpayers. Illegal aliens and US citizens must pay these expenses out of their own pockets not expecting tax payers' to pay the bills. Ones decide to make babies, ones must pay for theirs not me. If ones can't afford to have babies so better not to have children or have an abortion instead. Responding to Ms. Cogill's letter (10/17/07 ID), earned legalization comes with stricter requirements and longer waiting period before they can get their Greencards, it's fair enough to ask them to pay fine, wait much longer, restrict them to collect welfare checks and ask them to pay their fair share into tax system. It's pathetic and funny that anti immigrationists have gone too far, by even ask businesses like landlords to not doing businesses with good and paying customers because of their immigration status. Should McD or KFC check their customers' greencards as well before serving them ? Businesses care about money in and profit, everything elses are someone elses' businesses. Period.

Robert Yang


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