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Immigration Daily September 14, 2004
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Word Limits

Word limits have been increased by 25 words each and are now as follows:

  • Letters - 300 words
  • Classifieds - 200 words
  • ComingsNGoings - 100 words
Submissions which exceed the word limit will be edited to comply with the updated standard.

Send letters and ComingsNGoings to editor@ilw.com. For classifieds, see here.


Focus

Deadline For Removal Seminar Is Tuesday, September 14th

Lory Rosenberg will lead the discussion for "The Three Rs: Removal, Relief and Review" a 3-part telephonic seminar series. Removal is unique in immigration law practice for the following reasons:

  • Intellectually challenging area of immigration law
  • The only major area of immigration law where immigration law firm business increased in the last two years
  • Opportunity to make a significant difference in a human life and a family's future
The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 14th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2004.pdf.)


Article

Attorney's Duty To Advise Criminal Defendant Of Immigration Consequences
Cyrus Mehta writes "It so often happens that a non-citizen who is charged with a crime pleads guilty to a lesser charge in order to minimize jail time."


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News

USCIS Says Legal Immigration Significantly Lower In 2003 Than In 2002
The Office of Immigration Statistics of the DHS issued its 2003 Yearbook which included the following highlights: Legal immigration in 2003 (705,827) was lower than in 2002 (1,063,732); Sixty-three percent of all immigrants intended to reside in six states: California, New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois; USCIS Asylum Officers approved 29 percent of asylum cases adjudicated in 2003.

DOS Issues Fact Sheet On Machine Readable Passports
The Department of State issued a fact sheet on machine readable passports. Effective Oct. 26, 2004, visa waiver travelers from all 27 Visa Waiver Program countries must present either a machine-readable passport or a valid US visa.

Social Security Administration Issues Notice On Assignment Of SSNs To Foreign Academic Students In F-1 Status
The Social Security Administration issued a final rule effective October 13, 2004, requiring additional evidence for F-1 students who are applying for SSNs.


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Fast-paced, nationally recognized, Washington, D.C. immigration law firm seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented paralegals for challenging and exciting work in a congenial, supportive work environment. Immigration experience, strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills required. Competitive salary/benefits and career advancement possibilities. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Send resume, writing sample, salary requirements + references to Amal Talhame at: atalhame@maggio-kattar.com. No calls please.

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Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (275-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
I would like to ask for your assistance in contacting the two immigration paralegals. If possible, please have them forward their resume to [email deleted].

Jan

Editor's Note: We construe Letters to the Editor as a "community section" of Immigration Daily. This is where each of our 15,000+ readers gets an opportunity to bring up points of importance from each reader's particular perspective. Our hope is that this will encourage other readers to comment, leading to a vibrant community dialogue. This is why we do not publish contact information of letter writers; instead we encourage responses to editor@ilw.com. The free ComingsNGoings section allows for contact information to be published as part of a professional announcement. Those who wish to publish their contact information for other reasons should consider placing a classified ad.

Dear Editor:
Really, it is a great shock and disappointing to learn from the letter of Multiply Charged Paralegal that he was charged $185. each time he clicked the finish button while applying Form I-90 for renewal of his green card through E-filing. According to E-Filing guidance published by CIS, the applicant has to click the finish button on his or her web to get Confirmation Receipt. Furthermore, CIS Instructions say that a copy of this Confirmation Receipt is required to be taken to Application Support Center (ASC) at the time of appointment. Therefore, it is natural that one will be clicking the finish button until the Confirmation Receipt is generated. In addition to this, he was told when contacted CIS that the multiple fees will not be refunded to him as multiple filings were completed. It is purely unfair and unjust to the applicants that apply with CIS through E-filing. I totally agree with Multiply Charged Paralegal that either CIS should have such mechanism for canceling applications when forms are not generated or for a refund of multiple fees when that is brought to their attention. The CIS themselves are encouraging the applicants to apply through E-filing, but the applicants have to pay unnecessary amount of money for using E-filing application as Multiply Charged Paralegal had to pay. I think considering this problem AILA should take up this matter with USCIS seriously. From now onwards, I think we the applicants had better use paper application instead of using E-filing.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
Here's a quote from a major figure in American history," submitted for your consideration. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Juana Mangaoang
Seattle


ComingsNGoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or less at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

New Associates
We are pleased to announce that Angela Lopez and Martha James have joined the Badmus Immigration Law Firm as Associate Attorneys. Badmus Immigration Law Firm serves businesses and individuals in immigration matters nationwide and is located at 12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 1412, Dallas, Texas 75251. Phone: 469-916-7900.


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