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Immigration Daily February 12, 2008
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Learn From Reagan

"Asked about illegal immigration in Texas during the 1980 presidential campaign, Reagan said that "the way to solve the problem of undocumented aliens" was "to give them documents." And his immigration understudy, Rudy Giuliani, even told the Bar Association of the City of New York in 1981: "There is no choice but to legalize these people. To hunt them down, apprehend them, and expel them from the country is impractical, a waste of limited resources, and ultimately destructive to the continuing tradition of America." Perhaps the current GOP can learn from Ronald Reagan (and his DOJ nominees like Rudy Giuliani). To see the full story where this excerpt is taken from, see here.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, Feb 12th For Filing Form ETA 9089

The curriculum for the Feb 14th phone session of "PERM 2008: Winning Your Case In The Year Of The Rat", (with Lorna Rogers Burgess as discussion leader, and Janet Cheetham, Jeanne Malitz, Lawrence Rudnick, Rebecca Sigmund, Michael Turansick, and Roy Watson as the distinguished panelists) is as follows:

  • DOL registration and continuing follow up
  • Reviewing the quirks of the Form ETA 9089, esp. Section H
  • Comparison of new and old Form ETA 9089
  • Lessons from BALCA
  • Expecting an Audit
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 12th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/januaryB2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/januaryB2008.pdf).


Article

Recent Developments In Criminal Immigration Law - February 2008
Norton Tooby and Joseph Justin Rollin provide a summary of select criminal immigration law cases that readers may find of interest.

Immigration: Friend Or Foe?
James E. McClure and T. Norman Van Cott for the Foundation for Economic Education ask "Do immigrants slice themselves a piece of the US economic pie at the expense of Americans?"

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

DOS Final Rule On Diversity Immigrant Visa Photo Requirement
The Department of State published notice of a final rule effective February 11, 2008 revising the photo requirement as part of the application process for a Diversity Immigrant Visa, to require that the photo be in color.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dupont Circle, DC - Fast-paced, dynamic nationally recognized, immigration law firm seeking motivated, detail-oriented individual for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required. Experience with PERM desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: John Nahajzer. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. with seven offices seeks attorney with 5-10+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to be team player. Candidates with bilingual spanish language skills desired. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to piskadlorobert@yahoo.com or fax: (732) 745-1249. All submissions will remain in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan - Alan Lee, Esq., (www.AlanLeeLaw.com) seeks a bright, ambitious, extremely hard-working attorney as sole associate, who writes well, is detailed, does the homework on cases, & has experience in various aspects of immigration law. You will handle appearances at CIS and courts and cases that are/may become difficult. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Salary not necessarily commensurate with workload, but good opportunities down the road. E-mail resume to Immigration@AlanLeeLaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Midtown Manhattan, NYC - ILW.COM seeks full-time administrative associate. We offer a unique opportunity to work in a fast growing small law publishing company which operates one of the most important immigration law websites in the world. ILW.COM team-members enjoy an informal small-company environment with a casual dress code policy. Competitive salary offered. The job involves performing basic html and internet communications, book production, and handling general office work (training provided for all tasks). Hours are 9am-6pm (includes 1 hour lunch). The right candidate must have basic internet and computer skills (MS Word and Internet Explorer). Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. Ability to multi-task and thrive in deadline-oriented environment. Send resume to editor@ilw.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - 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 proved a relaxed work environment and offer competitive compensation plans and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 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
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks attorney who wants to transfer at own expense to work as an Associate Counsel in the National Security & Records Verification Law Division (NSRVLD). Attorney will serve as legal advisor to USCIS NSRVLD leadership and will report to the Chief of the Division. Ability to acquire Top Secret clearance, good judgment, strong legal research and writing skills and the ability to work with others within tight deadlines essential. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0002 at USAJobs.com. Submit a resume + writing sample (max. 5 pps), a list of 3+ references, + cover letter discussing related work experience to: Anthony Gentry, Chief of the NSRVLD, at Anthony.Gentry@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, February 19, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Rockland County, NY - Law office seeks paralegal with 5+ years experience in family-based immigration (should have familiarity with removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, AOS interviews, and consular processing). Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills required. Significant client contact. Manage caseload with a great deal of independence. Fluency in Spanish desired. Full and/or part time available. E-mail resume, specifying related experience, salary requirements, + writing sample to immigrationlaw2008@yahoo.com. All submissions will remain confidential.

Case Management Technology
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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: info@aetsinternational.com.


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.

New Offices - Bloomington, MN
Joyce Cundy and Vincent Martin are pleased to announce the formation of Cundy & Martin, LLC. Their new firm is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Cundy & Martin, LLC, will combine Joyce Cundy's 20+ years of experience in family law matters with Vincent Martin's exclusive immigration law practice. Cundy & Martin, LLC, 1125 Wells Fargo Plaza, 7900 Xerxes Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431. Tel: (952) 746-4111. Fax: (952) 746-4112. www.immigrationlawminnesota.com.


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:
People trying to muddle through the complex maze of immigration law, regulation, procedure and practicality without the aid of competent legal counsel are foolish. Evidently, they believe they are smarter than immigration lawyers, and since they are so smart, they can save the fees. There is no reason for anyone to wait more than two years after a naturalization interview for a name check and there is no reason to be "a victim of the US Immigration law." Although the current immigration law continues to fail the nation, it also has some built-in checks and balances. For naturalization cases pending more than 120 days after the interview, the remedy is legal action in Federal Court under the provisions of INA section 336(b). It has been my experience that 336(b) actions get the reasonably prompt attention of the U.S. Attorney, who moves the case forward. Sure, 336(b) cases are expensive and involve a lot of work and a bit of waiting, but not two years or more. The US immigration system is regretfully slow and, in the case of naturalization name checks, has come to a grinding halt. Bite the bullet - hire a lawyer - pay the fee - get naturalized - get your family here. America needs immigration reform, not just amnesty. Congress and the Administration needs to promptly focus on the more basic issues of a fair immigration policy, rather than dwelling ad infinitum on the legalization of illegals and building a new Berlin wall along the Southern Border, claiming that will stop illegal immigration, while in fact it will have about the same effect as the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
In ID's 2/11/08 issue, Dan Stein of FAIR writes, "the policies and positions FAIR advocates are supported by the vast majority of the American people." If this were true, why have the majority of Republicans voters cast their ballots to nominate the author and chief proponent of the policy FAIR thinks the majority of Americans abhor? If the majority of Americans support FAIR's positions, why is Sen. McCain the presumptive Republican nominee for President? I believe that CIR was stopped by a handful of obstructionist senators encouraged by the a vocal minority of the US population. I believe that this vocal minority was whipped into a almost religious frenzy by conservative media personalities like Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, Hugh Hewitt and organizations like FAIR. If Mr. Stein is willing to misstate the strength of his organization's position in the marketplace of ideas, why should I take his Article's critique of the Southern Poverty Law Center seriously?

Richard M. Green, Esq.
Westborough, MA

Dear Editor:
For Mr. Stein's recent Article (02/11/08 ID) has the gall to make the accusation, "the SPLC chooses to preach intolerance" is, to put it kindly, the pot calling the kettle black. Frankly, FAIR has never been in touch with reality, only their small corner of it. When Stein's Article suggests that FAIR's policies, "reflect the broad national interest," or, "that the policies and positions FAIR advocates are supported by the vast majority of the American people," his Article is just flat wrong. Poll after poll continues to factually represent that Americans just don't agree with FAIR's policy positions. For example, the ABC News poll from 10/07 dramatically and decisively pointed out that "58 percent favor a path to citizenship for those here now - a program giving illegal immigrants the right to legal status if they pay a fine and meet other requirements." Even more damning is that only 35% supported FAIR's position. I say that the SPLC has shown remarkable restraint in it's condemnation of this hate group. The fact of the matter is that FAIR usurped the desires of the majority of the citizens in this country, not to mention the hopes and dreams of some 20,000,000 economic refugees, when they orchestrated effective misinformation inundations forcing our Congress to back away from much needed comprehensive immigration reform in both 2006 and 2007. We can all take solace in the fact that the only three Presidential candidates that are left with a mathematical chance of winning are all in favor of CIR, so FAIR's reign of terror will soon be history. In the meantime, FAIR is clearly on the defensive, it's losing the war that it started, and it's reaping what it sowed. So, what's the bottom line? FAIR is being marginalized, for all to see. Good.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
I have not seen ID's comments regarding the cap exempt H-1B petitions. What do you think of it and will it help solve the problems for temporary workers that minimum entry requires bachelors degree? Is this going to help or make matters worse, please comment.

Andrew Thomas


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