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Immigration Daily July 8, 2008
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Comment

Purgatory Of The Heart

San Jose Mercury News reports that "... a group of about a million legal, permanent U.S. residents (are) forced to live without their spouses - and in many cases their children. These green-card holders often wait five to seven years - in a purgatory of the heart - for their immediate family members to come to the States. If they had not made a commitment to this country by getting on the citizenship track, it would be far easier for their families to join them. As it is, their wives are not even allowed to visit."

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


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, July 8th For EB-5 Regional Centers

Tuesday, July 8th is the deadline for the July 10th phone session of "Options For The Wealthy Client" (discussion leader: H. Ronald Klasko). The curriculum is as follows:

  • Clients for whom regional center is best option
  • Choosing between regional centers
  • Legislative issues
    • Renewal of regional center pilot program
    • Pipeline cases
  • Government perspective
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 8th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2008.pdf).


Article

The Immigration Court Practice Manual Becomes Effective On July 1, 2008
David L. Cleveland writes "The new Manual sets forth new burdens and rules. This article will discuss some of the new requirements."

Property And Liberty
James Bovard for the Foundation for Economic Education writes "Property is 'the guardian of all other rights,' as Arthur Lee of Virginia wrote in 1775."

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


News

Primer On Visas And Visa Fraud
The Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center of the DHS and DOS published an unclassified version of its Primer on Visas and Visa Fraud designed to give officials a basic understanding of the Non–Immigrant and Immigrant visa process and how visas can be fraudulently obtained.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - Maggio & Kattar, P.C. , a fast-paced nationally recognized immigration law firm, seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented receptionist. Excellent interpersonal skills and computer literacy required. Great opportunity for individual interested in working with international clientele and/or legal field; career advancement possibilities. Salary range: $27,000-$31,000. Competitive benefits. Please email resume to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Knoxville, TN - Kramer Rayson LLP seeks an immigration paralegal with experience in the immigration field. Job responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills with an attention to detail. BA or MA preferred. Please e-mail your confidential resume with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to Marc Upchurch, Executive Director at mupchurch@kramer-rayson.com or fax number (865) 522-5723.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. P.C., an immigration law firm located in the Galleria area, seeks a full time immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate has a BA degree and a minimum of three years experience preparing employment-based and family-based cases. Please fax resume to: 972-386-9547 or email to: rickgump@rickgump.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Ridgewood, NJ - Nachman & Associates, PC seeks Senior Immigration Paralegals and a U.S. Office Manager. For the Senior Immigration Paralegal position qualified candidates must have 3+ years of heavy business immigration experience. Senior Paralegal position requires direct client contact, strong communication skills, detail orientation, organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, interpersonal skills, team-mindedness, customer service skills, PC skills, multi-tasking, and work under pressure. The U.S. Office Manager position will manage the paralegal staff and be responsible for running the U.S. offices. Candidate must possess 2+ yrs of management experience in a law firm and handle: employee orientation, vendors, compliance with firm policies, employee relations, organizing team meetings, and management of work flow and assignments, preparation of engagement letters, A/R and A/P, respond to clients, manage calendar of events. BA preferred. E-mail resume and salary requirement to david_nachman@visaserve.com specifying position in subject line. EOE.

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Headlines

Immigration Crack-Downs - A Little Bit Of History Repeating
The relevance of Mexican repatriation in the past remains vitally important for us to remember today.

Most Immigrants Arrested For Traffic Offenses
Despite a perception that people being detained under an immigration enforcement program are felons and DWI offenders, most of the detainees are actually brought into county jails on traffic offenses.


comingsNgoings

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New Office
Jacobson & Han LLP has opened an office in Encino, California to establish its 4th office. Firm founders Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson and Susan S. Han will head the new office. Jacobson & Han LLP's Encino address is 16133 Ventura Boulevard, 7th Floor, Encino, California 91436. The main phone number is (818) 401-4022.


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:
I am writing to call attention to one example of the many ways in which restrictionist organizations are outmaneuvering immigrant rights supporters in the arena of public opinion. The Nation, one of America's most liberal magazines, and one which has been in the forefront of fighting discrimination against minorities, is currently running an ad by a coalition of anti-immigrant groups, including FAIR, warning that "wildly out of control population growth", mainly from immigration, is responsible for "ripping up some of the most beautiful farms and forests in the world and turning them into concrete and asphalt suburbs". The ad also warns that America's population, again mainly because of immigration, will allegedly increase from its current 300 million to 400 million within 30 years and reach 600 million by the year 2100, leading to the "further degradation of America's natural treasures". The fact that one of America's foremost supporters of immigrant rights would run an ad featuring such blatant anti-immigrant scapegoating and scare tactics, thinly disguised as support for the environment, is a disturbing sign of the times. What are immigrant rights supporters supporters doing to get their messages out to the media? Contacting The Nation to request that this inflammatory and misleading ad be pulled would be a worthwhile beginning. Devoting more resources to advertising and public relations campaigns aimed at combating negative images of immigrants put out by both "respectable" restrictionist organizations and overt hate groups is also essential. Many ID readers have, commendably, called for a rational immigration debate based on practicality and reality. But how have we have such a debate in a climate of anti-immigrant hysteria, falsehoods, scapegoating and prejudice?

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
In response to the letter of "Anonymous" (07/04/2008 ID): Imagine a nation whose Congress passed immigration laws it believed were in the best interest of their country - imagine America. Imagine a country those immigration laws were flaunted, disregarded, abused and broken, yet in 1986 it offered an amnesty to lawbreakers, with the provision that illegal immigration stop then and there - imagine America. Imagine a country whose immigration laws were not enforced for over twenty years and imagine that during that time millions of illegal aliens took up residence - imagine America. Imagine a country where the people are so poor, for decades they illegally migrate north to the United States to find jobs - imagine Mexico. Imagine a country where poverty is commonplace, yet is home to some of the world’s richest people - imagine Mexico. Imagine a country where the poor have not revolted and demanded change of their corrupt government - imagine Mexico. Imagine that the problems of Mexico and their economy are not the problems of Americans. Imagine that the problems of Mexico are for Mexicans to solve, at home, by themselves, in their own way. Imagine that America and its economy has its own problems to solve, for Americans to solve, in their own way. Imagine the world was a place where the sovereignty of nations and their laws were respected by all. Imagine that the world was a perfect place. Now, imagine reality. Until America's immigration laws are changed, those who violate them are lawbreakers who have chosen their plight, for better or for worse. I would like someone to explain exactly why it is in the best interests of America that immigration lawbreakers be rewarded, rather than punished. I would like to know, if not now, when will US immigration law be respected?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
ID's Comment (7/7/08 ID) is correct in pointing out the increased criminality spilling over here from Mexico. This is but part of the Aztlan influence. But, the answer is not further foreign entanglement as George Washington warned against, but exercizing our sovereignty with serious border enforcement and limited entry. All of the quotes by the K. Vargas article of NIF were made either before the era of mass migration or by those who would have been admitted under a limited policy. All of the problems of the "Anonymous" letter (07/07/08 ID) and any other illegal were brought upon themselves when they opted to break law. I agree with the R. Yang letter (07/07/08 ID) against the war, but little else. The illegal's create fake identity documents. Ben's letter (07/07/08 ID) errs as USDOJ statistics do not include the illegals deported on release. The L.A. Times states that 95% of murder warrants in that city are for illegals and that they make up 29% of the prison population. I reject the premises and conclusions of the H. Prchal letter (07/07/08 ID). It is the R. Algase letters that are "over the top" and have cried "racism" while my letters have defended against those specious charges and advocated prudent, limited entry and enforcement. If the HP letter is "moving away" from these responsible positions, more's the pity and perhaps professional profits. The separatist Aztlan movement does not need every Latino who comes to be aware of its goals, only that they do, and they are. And their culture exceeds ours in cohesiveness as pointed out in Prof. Maria Changs's: "Multiculturalism, Immegration and Aztlan" at diversityalliance.org. While we are a diverse nation, immigration in the past has worked when entrants assimilated to common national ideals and culture. It is not "fulminating" to question whether that is happening today with lax policies and amnesties. Readers can determine how "plausible" any comments are.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Regarding Ben's letter (07/07/08 ID): The US justice department shows 3% serious crime rate in 2003. That's almost doubled now and we can expect the crime rate to rise about 2% per year until law enforcement officers look for other occupations. Already some have quit law enforcement.. When a Latino gives a source its relayed, but mine references don't seem to make it. Try nationmaster.com for the graph that shows Latinos, blacks, and whites committing crimes. You'll see the graph, showing Latinos and blacks being at the top of the U.S. crime rate. Also, the LA times has printed the carnage in many areas of crime, showing the illegals serious crimes in Los Angeles country. The facts are all out there, if one just reads the news. Regarding Anonymous' letter (07/07/08 ID): We were very happy in Omaha, however having illegal medicals bills wrapped into ours would have cost $2500 a month in premiums, so we now live in a third world country. And we had drivers licenses, our little ones cannot attend school in our own country that Many of my uncles died for in World War 2. And think too of the millions of people legitimately Awaiting their turn at immigration into the United States that patiently wait on the legal system. So it is that the 1980, 1990, 2000 U.S. census definitely shows Latino's being number one legal immigrant into the United States and being called racism, when in fact, more favorable legislation of Latino's would certainly show the world the U.S. is indeed racist by making the Latino a special race of people, being exempt from laws that all other races of world citizens must comply. That is indeed racism. And then we here this Hitler talk, when the facts show that's utterly a lie.

David Utterback

Editor's Note: Due to technical reasons, we do not currently carry links in our letters section. We do however carry domain names. Due to a production error, for some letters in the last few weeks, "www." was added to the domain name in some letters. In some browsers this appears as a link. It is our long term goal to permit links in the letters section, we will make the necessary technical adjustments perhaps next year.


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