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Immigration Daily March 8, 2005
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AILA 2005 Election Candidate Statements

Immigration Daily is pleased to bring to our readers statements from the two competing candidates for AILA National Secretary 2005. The candidates for this Executive Committee position are David Leopold of Ohio and Tammy Fox-Isicoff of Florida. See today's Featured Article for their election statements. We encourage Immigration Daily readers who are AILA members to vote in the upcoming 2005 AILA Elections.

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Consular Processing Today

Our new telephonic seminar "Consular Processing Today: Visa Procedures, Security Clearances, And Waivers" features numerous DOS speakers - William Q. Beardslee, Robyn Bishop, Steve Fischel, Andrew C. Kotval, Michael Schimmel, Robert W. Settje, Hugh Williams, and others to be announced. Also featured are practitioner Joel S. Guberman with discussion leaders Jan Pederson and Roberta Freedman. The deadline to register is Monday, March 14th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


2005 AILA Secretary Election - Candidate Statements
Tammy Fox-Isicoff and David Leopold share their AILA Secretary platforms with Immigration Daily readers.

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Properly Filed Motion To Reopen Falls Within Exceptional Circumstances Exception
In Barrios v. Ashcroft, No. 03-3211 (3rd Cir. Dec. 15, 2005), the court said that a motion to reopen that had not been intentionally delayed and had been filed prior to the date of voluntary departure, but not acted upon by the immigration authorities, fell within the "exceptional circumstances" exception to 8 USC 1252b(e)(2)(A). In reaching its decision, the 3rd Circuit overruled the BIA's decision in the Matter of Shaar and also disagreed with the 9th Circuit holding in Shaar v. INS.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
MacDonald Hoague & Bayless seeks a full-time associate attorney for a business immigration position to join its 16 lawyer Seattle-based firm. The caseload will primarily consist of labor certifications and other immigrant visa related matters for corporate clients. Position requires excellent organizational, analytical and writing skills. Two years of prior business immigration experience required. We offer a quality work environment, excellent benefits and a tradition of legal activism. Email resume + writing sample to Tara Binge: Applications accepted until April 15, 2005.

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Immigration Law Conference
Save The Dates - April 25-26, 2005. The CMS-Fordham 28th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy. Sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and the Fordham Law School, in Collaboration with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Program. Location: The Fordham Law School, New York, New York. Topics will include: Is Big Brother watching: using technology to improve both security and service, the impact that security checks and delays are having on artists, entertainers, schools and businesses, civil liberties and rights for nonimmigrants in the brave new post 9-11 world, international human rights developments related to migration, emerging issues in business immigration, workplace enforcement issues in the twenty-first century, prospects for immigration reform in the 109th Congress, plus 2 special programs: getting ready for legalization and getting ready for PERM: a nuts and bolts overview. Representatives from the government, nongovernmental organizations and private practice have been invited. For additional information, please go to

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

Dear Editor:
The Real ID Act is only a threat to those of "illegal" status and activities, which means people aren't abiding by America's laws (3/07/05 ID comment). The benefits include dramatically reducing under age drinking, ID theft, illegal border crossings, fraudulent purchases, terrorism and much more, while at the same dramatically increasing time travel safety. Implementation could be achieved by simply verifying the authenticity of government encoded documents, such as in a driver's license, through a check for the proper codes, along with comparing the individuals picture to the individual presenting the document. Doing so would avoid invasion of privacy claims. Otherwise the threat to America and economic burden/costs will continue to mount if the Real ID Act is not passed. As for illegal immigrants who wish to stay and abide by American Law, protect the country and enjoy America's freedoms, let them become citizens like all those before them. As I see it, the Real ID Act puts us back on a track with the August 21, 1790 perspective of George Washington who said "For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support."

John Van Wie

Dear Editor:
Today's excerpt from the WSJ was right on target (3/07/05 ID comment). All this hullabaloo about tightening security on the mexican border and driver license is just about making life more difficult for all immigrants. Unfortunately, it is the same approach that was tried with Prohibition many years ago which failed abysmally and what is being done with drugs today, ignore the real problems and try to eradicate them with legislative punishment and restrictions. Let's start to find positive solutions for this problem: special documentation for workers, possiblity of citizenship at some future time, allowing the return to and from Mexico to these people. Most people won't want to leave there homes if they can garner the economic benefits of working here and living there. These people are not taking jobs from Americans except where employers refuse to follow the laws and are not punished. I happen to work with immigrants who are farmworkers in the fern industry. No one else would do this work at any wage and lastly, a realistic policy on children born in the US. It is my belief that automatic citizenship should not be granted unless the child has lived here after birth until the age of 4 years. At that time, if the parents have also remained here, regardless of work or personal history, they should be granted residency. The child should have right to be raised by its family in the country where it is a citizen. The current policy of deporting families with American born children is possibly the most appalling thing of all. Most Americans today came from the same immigrant experience. Two generations and there is complete assimilation. There is much room in this country for growth. Let's not shut the door but open it cautiously.

Al Moser
Farmworkers Ministry volunteer

Dear Editor:
Massive illegal immigration is a rapidly spreading cancer that is eating away at U.S. citizenship, sovereignty and the rule of law. I oppose special interest groups like the La Raza lobby, the "cheap labor" lobby, and the immigration attorney lobby that all have a vested interest in more and more illegal immigration.

Larry Brown
Riverside, CA

Dear Editor:
Is there any new issues concerning deportees and how they can come back to America after being deported?



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New Shareholder
The law firm of Bratter Krieger LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Carmela Beltran has been made a minority shareholder. Beltran, who specializes in business immigration, is the first associate to hold a share of the company, which she joined in 2002. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, and is an active member of AILA.

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