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Immigration Daily August 27, 2004
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Eat Worms And Beetles, Get A Green Card

The latest reality show, "Win The Green", is a show with a twist - the winner wins an immigration attorney's services to obtain a green card. The hit show with an estimated one million viewers has generated much controversy. According to a recent Washington Times article, critics who include the Southern California AILA chapter have asked that the show be canceled. The show's producers deny the show exploits illegal aliens and have no plans to cancel it. Immigration attorneys should take note of the show because it perpetuates a myth that many immigrants have, that an immigration attorney can guarantee a green card. This is simply not true. Even the best immigration attorney may be helpless in situations where the law is not on the alien's side. In fact, the vast majority of undocumented aliens need action by Congress to get a green card, not any action at this time by any immigration attorney. The popularity of the show highlights the elephant in the room which is our large undocumented population. Except for a few misguided and misinformed persons, no one in their right mind in America would believe that it is even possible to deport millions of undocumented without visiting unprecedented harm upon American citizens. Legalization is the obvious solution to this unfortunate situation.


Registration Deadline Is Friday, August 27th

Friday, August 27th is the deadline to register for "Sanctuary! Stratagems To Winning In Asylum Practice" - a three part (90 min each) telephonic seminar on cutting-edge issues in asylum law. The panelists include distinguished experts on asylum: Joseph A. Vail, Mark S. Davidson, Regina Germain, Nancy Kelly, Kirsten Schlenger, Mark Von Sternberg, Virgil Wiebe (others to be announced). For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:


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DHS Releases Liberia TPS FAQs
The DHS issued FAQs on the Liberia TPS Redesignation.

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Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez, a rapidly expanding immigration law firm based in San Fernando Valley, CA seeks an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases (employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions, deportation, family-based immigration, and naturalization) in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Ideal candidate has minimum 2 years experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. Responsiblities include: representing aliens before immigration officers and in immigration courts. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills required. The right candidate possesses initiative and the ability to work independently. Spanish language a plus. We have a great office environment and wonderful clients. E-mail cover letter, resume, + salary requirements in confidence to Jessica Dominguez at:

Immigration Law Conferences
DHS has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)/International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. The new federal DHS rules apply to: Registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants. Upcoming session locations include: Miami, FL - Monday, Aug. 23, Philadelphia, PA- Monday, Aug.16, Seattle, WA - Monday, Sept. 27, New York, NY - Monday, Oct. 4, San Francisco, CA - Monday, Oct. 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, Nov. 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing at:, (ph) 215-222-8454, x.242, or visit

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Dear Editor:
Congratulations on your updated Immigration Daily. We wish you well with future endeavors.

M.W. Faruque

Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily is a valuable source for us minority press people to get to know what is going on in immigration decisions. We especially rely on your immigration "news" to get information. Your recent editorial stated that you will no longer pay attention to family matters, such as marriages. Your coverage of important court rulings on family immigration matters has attracted attention from our readers in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Please do not give it up. We need them and we wish you all the success.

Duxiaojing, reporter
The China Press

Editor's Note: Immigration Daily has no intention of altering in any way our traditional coverage of ALL issues in immigration law, emphatically including family immigration. Our comments which you refer to concern our announcements section where we will cover new partners for law firms, new locations for law firms, etc. and where we will not cover births and marriages of attorneys. We trust that this clarifies our comment.

Dear Editor:
Attached are an abridged summary and detailed meeting minutes of the meeting held by the State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration & Nationality in Harlingen, Texas, on August 13, 2004. What made this meeting so interesting is that we had managers from the USCIS, CBP, and ICE all talking with us in the same room.

Paul Parsons
Chair State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration & Nationality


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New Partner
Fernando M Socol, formerly of Bratter Krieger LLP has become a partner of Gerardin & Socol, P.A. in North Miami Beach. Mr. Socol will handle the firm's business immigration department. The firm will continue to concentrate on immigration matters. Offices are located in North Miami Beach at 633 NE 167 St, Suite 501, N. Miami Beach, FL 33162, and in Homestead.

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