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Immigration Daily July 22, 2004
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AGJOBS Showdown

The AGJOBS drama centers on a conflict between the White House and Sen. Craig (R-ID) and his supporters. Despite 63 co-sponsors (enough to break a filibuster), there has been no Senate vote. As reported by the press, the White House instructed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) to block AGJOBS from consideration. The White House wants to shelve all immigration reform legislation because it fears that any discussion on immigration reform will alienate some right-wing Republicans whose support it will need on November 2nd to get out the vote. Sen. Craig is an unlikely foe since he agrees with President Bush on most issues. However, his decision to oppose the White House on AGJOBS is likely influenced by the agricultural lobby who have worked to get relief legislation enacted for years. At the end of the day, AGJOBS supporters want a statute not just a Senate vote. To get the statute, they will need a vote in the House which in turn means that they will need the support of the House Republican leadership which may not be forthcoming if there is a danger to the President's re-election.

The fact is that President Bush's historic immigration speech in January has finally put major immigration reform on the Congressional agenda. Piecemeal measures such as AGJOBS and DREAM might actually delay, if not derail, legalization and related momentous immigration law changes next year, regardless of who wins the November elections. Business as usual within the Beltway is what has led the nation to its current immigration crisis. We need sweeping change, like SOLVE, not piecemeal legislation.


Deadline Is Thursday, July 22nd - Family Immigration Telephonic Seminar

The curriculum for our July 26th telephonic seminar is as follows:

  • Adjusting through a marriage where the parties are separated
  • Arguments for adjustment for homosexual marriages
  • Strategies for dealing with transsexual marriages
  • Dealing with bad marriage interviews
    • the interviewer asks questions no one would know the answer to
    • the applicant can remember nothing, not even his/her address
    • the answers are different but not contradictory
    • screening marriage cases before you even get them ready
    • ethical issues in preparing marriage cases
    • what CIS will know before you walk in the door
    • when the spouses don't share a common language
  • How to reduce the chance that your client will be subject to a marriage interview
  • Can your client adjust through marriage if the U.S. citizen petitioner refuses to attend the interview or cannot attend the interview
  • Strategies for dealing with the Child Status Protection Act
  • Affidavit of support issues
The deadline to register is Thursday, July 22nd. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:

Featured Article

Recent Supreme Court Decisions: Enemy Combatants And Guantanamo Detainees
Christina B. LaBrie writes "On June 28, 2004, the US Supreme Court issued three decisions with important implications for both US citizens and non-citizens being detained by the US government."

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Immigration Law News

Petitioner Is Entitled To New Deportation Proceeding When He Is Eligible For Discretionary Adjustment Of Status
In Lopez-Flores v. Department of Homeland Security et al., No. 03-1970 (8th Cir. Jul. 15, 2004), the court said that Petitioner should receive a new deportation proceeding because discretionary waivers may have allowed Petitioner to escape from his apparent statutory ineligibility.

DOL Promulgates Interim Final Rule For Centralized Labor Cert Processing
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor promulgated an interim final rule which will allow a National Certifying Officer to transfer to a centralized ETA processing center(s) applications now awaiting processing by State Workforce Agencies or ETA Regional Offices.

AZ Attorney General Report Says Spanish-Speakers Cite Immigration-Related Services As Biggest Complaint
The Arizona Republic reports "Businesses offering immigration-related services topped the list of complaints to the state Attorney General's Office by Spanish-speaking residents."

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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Paralegal
Ellis & Ged, PA, a fast-growing immigration law office in Boca Raton, FL, seeks an experienced immigration paralegal. Minimum 2+ years experience, with strong writing skills and emphasis in employment-based immigration. Bachelor's degree preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent work environment. Must be detail-oriented, well-organized and computer proficient. Please submit resume to Richard Hujber by email: or fax: (561) 241-0812.

J-1 Training Visa Sponsor
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 training visa with Aiesec United States. At Aiesec, we provide an unparalleled commitment to customer service, offering 24 to 48 hour turnaround on approved J-1 training visa applications, free consultation on potential training programs and a wealth of information about J-1 training visa regulations. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in several locations across the country. Our J-1 training visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: Information Media and Communications, Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services, Management, Business, Commerce and Finance, The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations, Public Administration and Law. You can learn more about Aiesec and the J-1 training visa at or by calling Jim Kelly at (212) 757-3774 ext.222.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Paralegals
Bratter Krieger LLP, a full service immigration law firm located in Miami Beach, FL seeks experienced paralegals to join its winning team. Paralegals must have minimum 2+ years experience in all business (NIVs-E, H, L, and O/P's) and family immigrant visa categories; EB-1 experience preferred. Bilingual language skills are required. Bratter Krieger LLP offers an excellent working environment plus a competitive benefits package. Applicants should be organized and motivated. Salary is commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Matthew Krieger by fax: (305) 695-4398 or email:

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, an immigration law firm with offices on both the East and West Coasts, seeks an associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA offices. Ideal candidate must have minimum 3+ years extensive experience in all areas of immigration law to be considered, including removal/deportation, AOS interviews, family and employment based petitions and consular processing. Position offers opportunity for occasional travel outside Los Angeles, CA area. Please fax or e-mail: resume, salary requirements + writing sample to the attention of Millie at (818) 543-5802 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Legal Assistant
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., Maryland's largest independent law firm outside of Baltimore city (75+ attorneys), seeks an immigration legal assistant. Experience desired in: employment-based IV (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), NIV (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1), family-based IV, naturalization, AOS, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. College degree and 1+ years of experience required. Ideal candidate possesses superior analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and immigration forms applications. Duties include heavy client contact, legal research, and immigration petitions. Work with a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast-paced, collegial setting with large law firm resources. Excellent salary/benefits package offered. If you enjoy challenging work with direct client contact and are equally passionate about immigration law, we want to hear from you. Send resume to Maura Bowen, HR Manager by fax 301-230-2891 or email

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Paparelli & Partners LLP, a leading immigration law firm with an established national practice, has an immediate opening for a moderately experienced Immigration Lawyer fluent in Japanese to work at its office in Irvine, California. If you have what it takes, you will become immersed in cutting-edge immigration law issues while working with multinational companies and high-achiever individual clients to perform the full range of immigration legal services. This job is for you if you are a multi-talented multi-tasker, attentive to details, express yourself well in person and on paper, work well as part of a team, love challenges, are willing to work hard, have a spotless ethical record, are admitted to practice law in California or another state and have up to three years of U.S. immigration law experience. If you'd like to pursue this exciting opportunity, fax your resume + cover letter to Chris McCoy at 949-955-5599 or e-mail her at No phone calls please.

Credential Translation And Evaluation Service
Are you looking for certified translations for immigration purposes? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS), a corporate member of the American Translators Association, provides certified translations in over 100 languages. Since AETS primarily caters to law firms and universities, AETS' linguists, all of whom either have Master's degrees or more than five years of translation experience, are experts in the field of immigration-related translations. Why entrust anyone else with such important documents? Contact AETS today for a free quote. For a copy of their Application for Translation Service, please click here: Or you may contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, send an email to or simply fax the documents to (786) 524-0448 or (786) 524-3300. AETS provides Educational, Work Experience and Position Evaluations. For more information, please visit the website at or call (786) 276-8190.

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Letters to the Editor

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Dear Editor:
Are you aware that all of the I-601s being filed in San Francisco and Phoenix are being denied? Applicants can have a letter from their home country's government attesting to the extreme hardship they and their American spouse will suffer and the waiver is still denied. Denials of I-601s and the resulting green card denials are the number one problem facing married couples who are applying for green cards.

Susanna Bogue
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
The following press release was issued by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).

Kathleen Rohrbaugh
The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

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