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Immigration Daily September 29, 2004
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Enormous Increases In Immigration Essential

During opening remarks at a Federal Reserve Bank symposium discussing the economic implications of population aging, Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan said, " fully offset the effects of the decline in fertility, immigration would have to be much larger than almost all current projections assume." Since Mr. Greenspan is known for his terse statements, this needs a little elaboration. Mr. Greenspan is implicitly calling for a gigantic and immense increase in immigration, to improve America's long-term economic health. Since pro-immigrant groups are not calling for collossal and huge increases in immigration, they risk appearing to care more about immigrants than about America. As for the anti-immigrationists, who profess to stand for American economic interests, they apparently cannot step outside the stale rhetoric of Marxism, and view each new immigrant as an economic competitor instead of an economic contributor. We commend Mr. Greenspan's thoughtful remarks to the attention of all those interested in the immigration debate. For his remarks, see here.


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Open Letter To Under Secretary Hutchinson: Due Process Post 9/11
National Immigration Forum et al. respond to the DHS's Border and Transportation Directorate's issuance of "Guidance On ICE Implementation Of Policy And Practice Changes Recommended By The Department of Justice Inspector General".

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EOIR Publishes 212(c) Final Rule
The Executive Office for Immigration Review published a final rule regarding Section 212(c) relief for aliens with certain criminal convictions before April 1, 1997.

CRS Report On State And Local Enforcement Of Immigration Laws
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on the role of state and local enforcement in enforcing immigration law (courtesy of Stephen Yale-Loehr and Dan Kowalski of Bender's Immigration Bulletin).

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, a Prof Law Corp. seeks experienced paralegal for its South Bay, Southern CA (Torrance) office. Ideal candidates should have bachelor's degree, experience with all aspects of business immigration, including all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications, adjustment of status and consular processing, and nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Will manage caseload with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Submit resume, cover letter, writing samples, and salary requirements to: Ms. Michele A. Buchanan, Esq. at Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, P.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Sought
Recent law graduate, who recently completed New York and New Jersey Bar Exams, seeks FT associate immigration law position in New York City metropolitan area. Possess experience in business immigration and asylum law, but open to all areas of immigration law. Energetic and motivated. Willing to learn and excel as an immigration attorney. References available upon request. For more information, including resume, contact Lucy Magardichian at or (646) 641-0293.

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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: 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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Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
Immigration of undocumented immigrants, especially from Mexico, is a fact of life in the US. These people are only doing what each of us tries to do - provide food, shelter and hope for their children's future. It takes great need and courage to leave one's homeland. Even Steven Camarota, from the Center For Immigration Studies, which has a bias against immigration, in a recent study, puts the cost of illegal immigrationat somewhat over $10 billion per year. This study "concluded that illegal immigrants did not constitute a significant drain on welfare programs". It further concluded: "The primary reason they create a fiscal deficit is their low education levels and resulting low incomes and tax payments, not their heavy use of most social services". The study further reported that "Social Security and Medicare reap a $7 billion annual windfall from payroll taxes paid by undocumented workers". The study does not deal with the cumulative amount of money, earned by these workers, that is put back into the economy to pay rent; buy food and clothing; and other needed services. Neither does it attempt to calculate the economic and social benefit of the labor they perform; mostly in the farm industry, helping to bring billions of dollars of produce to our tables. These are jobs very few American born citizens would accept at any wage. This country is large with much room for growth and much need for the strengthening that comes from this diversification. Let us open our hearts and our minds to find the proper way to deal with that which already exists. Somebody suggested a moratorium on immigration. "Moratorium" and "prohibition" are the same. Remember how successful that was. We need to accept circumstances and find a way to put on it a measure of control and accountability.

Alvin L. Moser, Farmworkers Ministry Volunteer
Crescent City, Florida

Dear Editor:
I am interested in a software program that allows for tracking case files, a tickler system and other systems. Can you give me an overview with an cost estimate? Also, do your seminars qualify for CLE credits?

Nancy Wechsler

Editor's Note: ILW.COM exited the case tracking software business in Fall 2002. Since summer 2001, we have been offering seminars on immigration law. ILW.COM is a very small organization (only 6 people) and we do not have the resources to obtain the CLE credits on a state-by-state basis for 3 seminars a month that we hold. However, almost all states allow for some version of "self-study" credits and many ILW.COM seminar participants have successfully obtained CLE credits in a number of states.

Dear Editor:
I read so many comments on illegal immigrants particularly from Sebastian and Ali Alexander. Legalizing immigrants becomes an issue of national importance now and then. Canada, for example, has set up a one year program to legalize 100,000 undocumented immigrants. Applicants would undergo face-face interviews with especially designated immigration officers and have to demonstrate that they successfully integrated into Canadian society, have found work and are not relying on social assistance for the past year. Unsuccessful applicants are offered letters of introductions to missions abroad to re-apply to come to Canada.

Maharazu M.


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