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Comment

No Match Clarification

There has been confusion recently on whether the DHS supplemental final rule is subject to the preliminary injunction in the AFL-CIO, et al. v. Chertoff ordered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on October 10, 2007. We highlight Greg Siskind's comment and the National Immigration Law Center press release on this issue.

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


Focus

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Articles

Republican And Democratic Immigration Platforms And Policies: A Timely Look Before The Upcoming Election
Steven Thal and Kirsten Gullixson write "The political party platforms show divergent approaches to immigration and measures for reform, but the candidates themselves show some common positions on certain issues."

Attorney Marketing Hidden Persuaders: Keep These In Your Desk Drawer For Use On A Moment's Notice
Trey Ryder writes "Here are tools you can use to turn your prospect's hesitation into an enthusiastic Yes."

Immigrants Of The Week: Henry Kissinger, Safra Catz, and Yoichiru Nambu
Greg Siskind honors immigrants of the week.

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


News

CBP Announces Global Entry Enrollment Centers Are Open
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Global Entry enrollment centers are now open at four additional international U.S. airports.

EOIR Fact Sheet On Alien Representation
The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a revised fact sheet on those who may represent an alien in immigration proceedings and the criteria they must meet.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP seeks an experienced paralegal to assist in case management and preparation of a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, PERM applications and Adjustment of Status applications. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP is one of the nation's largest law firms, with 335 attorneys in eight offices with experience in more than 45 practice areas, and represents clients in a full range of corporate, transaction and litigation matters. For more information see: http://www.stinson.com/careers/staffcareers.asp. Please send resume with salary requirement to Lisa K. Lange at: llange@stinson.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration paralegal. This position will handle employment-based immigration matters for universities, hospitals, research organizations and corporations. Our firm provides paralegals with a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards. Excellent academic credentials at a minimum of a Bachelor's degree level; strong verbal, written and organizational skills; and computer literacy required for this position. Successful paralegal candidates should have 1-3 years of employment-based immigration experience. Fax resume and salary history/requirements to (215)-825-8699 or E-mail: hrpa@klaskolaw.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
El Paso, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel. Responsibilities include providing on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security, and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases arising from local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a JD degree, be an active member of the bar (any jusrisdiction) and have 2+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0012 at USAJobs.com. Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample to: William.Finley@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, October 24, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

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
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates included. Online access for clients to check case status included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations. We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company, employing 80+ engineers and 11 sales and support staff. INSZoom is the "world's largest immigration software company", built with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or email info@inszoom.com.

EB-5 Investor Program
There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300 acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The Project will create at least 300 new full-time jobs through the development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30 estate view lots. The developers and general partners have extensive experience in high profile developments. The Project qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card". The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring investments at the reduced $500,000 level. Visit http://www.usagdc.com/landing.html for more information or contact a USA Global Development representative by e-mailing info@usagdc.com or calling (949) 296-3078 or complete contact us section of our website. Not an offer to purchase or sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed subscription agreement for consideration.


Headlines

Immigrants' Advocates Slam Plan To Get DNA
The Bush administration wants to implement a controversial plan to collect DNA samples from federal detainees starting Dec. 31, amid an outcry by immigrant advocacy organizations and uncertainties about federal funding.

Immigration Still A Hot Topic With Minutemen
For the faithful of Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project, immigration remains a white-hot priority.

Immigration: Stop the Raids in the First 100 Days
Something is clearly wrong with the priorities of immigration enforcement.

Group Says It Plans Anti-Graham Immigration Ads
A group supporting U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's opponent in next week's election said Monday it would pay to broadcast ads showing the Republican senator referring to immigration critics as "bigots."


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
The Office of the CIS Ombudsman will hold a teleconference "Biological Relationship Testing: Opportunities and Challenges" Thursday, October 30, 3-4 pm EST. To participate in this call, please RSVP to cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov. Please also indicate how you learned about the program as well as the city and state from which you are calling.


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:
It is reassuring to see the letters of Jim Roberts and David Murray (10/27/08 ID) display evidence of sharing common political ground on immigration enforcement. In Mr. Roberts' letter of the 27th, it might have begun praising "no more immigrants" but ends up talking about imperfect but serious enforcement of immigration laws as the best case solution. Well yes. No law of general application is ever perfectly enforced and even the ability to falsify quick entry cards still allows law enforcement to track border crossings and to inquire further into those with suspicious patterns of cross-border travel. I probably back far higher levels of legal immigration, but contrary to the predictions of some immigration absolutists, Mr. Roberts's letter is essentially reasonable and can even be compromised with when one is not hurling epithets his way. Unfortunately, with an Obama victory all but certain, I share ID's pessimism about any wide-ranging immigration reforms and rationalizations, except perhaps in scaling back enforcement of laws against hiring illegal aliens, at least in the first Congressional term he will preside over. Alfonso Aguilar's letter expressed similar sentiments after the appearance noted in news section 6 (b) above. Let us hope he does not retard initiatives like REAL ID on privacy grounds, as without relatively reliable biometric (and rapidly searchable) ID, the internal enforcement upon which serious immigration reforms is contingent are essentially impossible. At least 3 more years of Kafkaesque immigration regulations are likely bearing down upon us. On the bright side for attorneys, lousy laws generally require more lawyers to clean up and haggle over the messes they create.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Cromer, who writes for the emphatically anti-immigration reform Washington Times, and who is a chief propagandist for the anti-immigrant quisi-think tank “Californians for Population Control,” actually recognizes an interesting point, when he notes that neither McCain nor Obama had to confront question about immigration during the debates. In fact, the first half of Cromer’s article (10/28/08 ID), in which he rails against the fact that both candidates, the networks, and Congress are intentionally neglecting the immigration “elephant” in the room, is spot on. I feel duty bound to correct the incorrect nonsense that Cromer would have us believe in the rest of his piece, as follows. For example, on the subject of taxes, he talks about, “the billions in dollars citizens are forced to pay to subsidize it.” This alludes to his notion that undocumented immigrants are a net drain on our nation’s tax revenue, when in fact, the opposite is true. 85% of eminent Economists conclude that undocumented immigrants pay more in taxes, (74%), or the same in taxes, (11%), then they cost in social services. He tells us that Obama and McCain talk about corporate greed on Wall Street, but fail to talk about “Howard Industries in Mississippi or Micro Solutions Enterprises in California — high-tech firms that were raided this year for employing nearly a thousand illegal immigrants in their manufacturing plants.” While Cromer has a point, the true point is that there are roughly 10,000,000 undocumented workers in this country, These 10,000,000 are an integral part of our floundering economy, and we must do something to regularize their status, if for no other reason that we need these employees desperately, and we must not continue to selectively persecute them.

Robert Gittelson


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