Growing Your Practice
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Robert C. Divine And R. Blake Chisam
Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.
IRCA, E-VERIFY, And Immigration Compliance Laws In Tennessee And Arizona
Greg Siskind writes "On January 1st, employers in Arizona and Tennessee will begin having to comply with controversial new immigration laws that make those states enforcers of immigration law right along with the federal government."
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DOS Final Rule On Non-Immigrant Documentation
The Department of State published notice of a final rule, effective January 1, 2008, amending 22 CFR Part 41 in order to reflect increased security measures requiring fingerprinting and name checks of all visa applicants.
DOS Final Rule On Passport Fees
The Department of State published notice of a final rule, effective February 1, 2008, on passport card formats and changes to passport fee schedule.
Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Francisco, CA - Are you an immigration paralegal who loves training clients? Are you great at project management and enjoy working directly with multiple clients? Are you looking for a change of pace? Do you want a position that encourages self-management and creativity for a growing technology company that rewards performance and hard work? ImmigrationTracker is the premier provider of immigration management software. We offer an energetic team-oriented working environment, convenient downtown location, and comprehensive benefits package. As an Implementation Specialist you will provide customized project planning, implementation and training to new Tracker clients, while always ensuring clear communications and a consistently high level of customer service. Successful candidates will have experience working in/with law firms, be strong project managers, have strong customer service, training and
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Case Management Technology
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Immigration Event - Fresno, CA
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is pleased to announce "Survey Of Immigration Law Training", January 14-15, 2008, January 14th: 8:30–5pm. January 15th: 8:30–4:30pm. Fresno Center for New Americans, 4879 E. Kings Canyon Road
Fresno, CA 93727.(559) 255-8395. For more info and to register online, see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.
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I read an article by reporter Linda Valdez (12/30/07 issue, Arizona Republic) entitled, "U.S. errs in its denial of tourist visas to Mexicans,") that criticizes the tough consular policies and frequent visa denials to Mexicans. The harsh reality is that America has an estimated twelve to fourteen thousand illegals and the fact is, the majority are Mexicans and the majority of them came without visas, totally ignoring the system of laws. While it is heartwarming to hear that Ms. Valdez's family in Los Mochis pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, without the usual path to prosperity through illegal relatives sending money back, that remains the traditionally accepted way to beat the desperate Mexican economy. The largest US export to Mexico remains the Yankee dollar. The visa cost is far less than the cost of a coyote's dangerous assistance and thus an attractive alternative to a potential law breaker. While many hopefuls try for tourist visas first, only to be denied before attempting the more risky route, people routinely pay coyotes thousands of dollars to smuggle them across the border. But rather than cast aspersions on the American immigration system for dealing with harsh realities the only way it can, focus must be drawn to the fact that poor Mexicans have traditionally been poor candidates for a ticket to the USA. It is the Mexicans themselves who bear the blame for violating US immigration law over the past 21 years since the 1986 Amnesty. The bottom line is, America did not, as Ms. Valdez suggests in her article, "err" in denying a visa to a person of a class of people who have traditionally violated status. That is something Mexican militants seem to fail to recognize . . . or simply chose ignore, perhaps as retaliation for America's many violations of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
Thanks to Michele Kim for her informative summary of the presidential candidates' positions on immigration (01/02/08 ID Article). It is hard to tell which is more sickening, the Republicans' demagogic ranting about security and "sovereignty", as if every immigrant coming here to feed his/her family were a Spanish-speaking bin Laden trying to break up America, or the Democrats' cowardly "me too" attempts to show that they would be even more draconian on "enforcement" than the Republicans, while paying largely meaningless lip service to keeping families together and reforming legal immigration. The only bright spot in this dismal picture is Dennis Kucinich, who, alone, has the courage to recognize that immigration is, above all, an issue of human rights and racial justice. Happy New Year, amigos.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
Political agenda are not even daring to touch the immigration issues. The whole political scenario wants the minority Latinos however no promises are being issues. There is no way that we the public will by pass this issue and although it is content that is not important to the latin population it is and it will decide which candidate comes with a viable solution. This candidate has to have the charisma to include both houses?
Gladys C. Farris
Another year is ended and I think both mexican and american must to reflect on the meaning of international immigration to US. As a mexican I have to say that about 560,000 mexicans left my country in 2007, according to official dates, but it wasn´t because they just wanted to. It was because we live in a poor country where the National Action Party (PAN) stolen the presidency and nothing is doing to stop the emmigration. This year, despíte the official information, we know that we lost jobs and we still having bad salaries (two more pesos for 2008, laughly) and the delincuency and corruption is all over the nation, specially in the government. What can we do? And in the first day of 2008 we have to face more problems with the NAFTA. Anyway, I hope 2008 be a year where we can solve about differences and solve the immigration problem, which is not just because the mexicans wanted to. Have good year.
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