Rep. Sensenbrenner In Fantasyland
President Bush reiterated his support for immigration reform most recently during a White House press conference (see below). The first challenge to President Bush's immigration reform "willing guest worker" vision will happen next week when he faces the REAL ID anti-immigration bill introduced by Rep. Sensenbrenner. Portions of the House Republicans' anti-immigration provisions which nearly derailed the 9/11 Intelligence Reform bill have re-surfaced, including: narrowing of asylum standards, increasing border controls along the US-Mexico border, and adoption of a defacto national ID card. It is doubtful that this legislation will have a realistic chance at enactment because even if the 218 votes necessary to pass in the House can be found, chances are slim that it will survive in (any form) in the Senate. The House Republican leadership, it appears, is out of step with existential reality and legislative reality. Next week's State of the Union address before Congress will likely provide more details of President Bush's immigration reform plan. Stay tuned to Immigration Daily.
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Immigration Daily mentioned (1/27/05 ID) being able to get the fully-indexed PERM free with the purchase of the 20/22/28 CFR Plus, but is it also possible to just buy the fully-indexed PERM separately?
Kelly Giles, Esq.
West Covina, CA
Editor's Note: The fully-indexed PERM rule is currently available only with the purchase of the two-volume immigration regulation set. Please see our Immigration Books page for more information. We will update this page over the next week.
I'm considering ordering the 20/22/28 CFR in order to get the indexed PERM rule (see 1/27/05 ID comment). However, you sell both volumes of 8 CFR & 10/22/28 CFR together. Please advise: 1) How updated are both volumes of the CFR? (I've got my 8 CFR through 2003 so it's time to get a newer version.) 2) If I only want the other 20/22/28 CFR, how much is that? Why is it not offered for sale as a single volume?
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San Francisco, California
Editor's Note: The two-volume regulation set which includes the bonus fully-indexed PERM rule is the 2004 edition. Please see our Immigration Books page for more information. We will update this page over the next week.
David Murray's ill-conceived rant (1/26/05 ID) against non-experienced attorneys evinces the arrogance endemic to this profession. I practice law too and I think your arguments are incorrect. Any decently trained lawyer can become reasonably competent in an area of law in a relatively short period of time; granted he or she may not achieve a lofty level of knowledge for a few years, but your letter's vision of penury and self-denial that your letter claims one must endure before being able to help clients sounds like a laughable parody of a bad martial arts movie. "Master. Teach me Kung-Fu". Indeed. Furthermore, it is a disservice to everyone's potential clients to recommend new immigration attorneys learn the law "one case at a time". Why should new lawyers be forced to reinvent the wheel with every case? The only one who gains from that approach is, yup, already practicing immigration attorneys. Hey folks, don't be greedy and spare us the lecture about the climb to the top. If I had known a few years ago how hard it would be to make a lateral shift in this profession, I probably would have gone to business school.
The fact that a person has AIDS, and never told his wife about it, can be considered domestic violence? I think it does, but I do not know the USCIS position with respect to that situation. The infected person is an American Citizen married to a foreign national.
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