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Immigration Daily June 3, 2005
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Enforcement Is Not Solution

The anti-immigrationists have recently been arguing that attrition through enforcement is the only strategy that can solve America's undocumented immigration crisis. They argue that recent immigration initiatives, including President Bush's is based on a false premise: Since the federal government can't quickly deport the 10-12 million illegal aliens, the only alternative is legalization i.e., amnesty. Immigration Daily believes that the undocumented should be given a path to legalization because the undocumented provide enormous economic benefit to the nation. The work of the undocumented, estimated to be anywhere from 5-20 million, increases our nations' economic output and allows for the lowered cost of goods and services, benefitting all Americans. Even more importantly, providing a legitimate means for these hard-working individuals to come out from the shadows and work legally would vastly improve our nation's ability to secure our homeland, enabling DHS to hunt down terrorists rather than dishwashers and cooks. For these reasons, Immigration Daily looks forward to substantial immigration reform legislation from Congress in the near future.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Family Immigration: I-751 And Other Issues

The curriculum for the June 9th telephonic session of "Current Topics In Family Immigration" is as follows:

1. What family members we should ask about when a prospective client asks about possibly filing an N-400?
2. Alternatives to long family quota waiting periods especially brothers, sisters, unmarried adult sons & daughters
3. Various I-751 issues and documentation

  • Ethical issues in 751 prep and interview prep
  • How to handle difficult spouses
  • What if spouses separate? If don't intend to divorce?
  • What if living abroad temporarily? If filed jointly but now divorced?
  • Additional issues for I-751's in proceedings & judicial review
4. Abandonment of residency - how can family members help?

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, June 7th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


A Gold Mine Of Naturalization Records In New England
Walter V. Hickey writes "The search for nineteenth-century naturalization records can be one of the more frustrating aspects of genealogical research. Before September 27, 1906, naturalization was carried out by thousands of courts - federal, state, county, local - and each court kept its own records. Where does one begin to look?"


Congressional Budget Office Releases Immigrant Population Paper
The Congressional Budget Office released a paper to help inform the agency's projections of the federal budget and the economy, and includes: characteristics of immigrants, where they come from, where they reside, and how those patterns have changed over time, as well as immigrants' level of education, the industries and occupations in which they work, and their earnings.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Jasinsky Immigration Law LLC seeks an experienced business immigration attorney for our Stamford, Connecticut office. Send cover letter and resume to Laura Jasinsky,

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Jasinsky Immigration Law LLC seeks an experienced business immigration paralegal for our Stamford, Connecticut office. Send cover letter and resume to Laura Jasinsky,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is a Los Angeles non-profit focusing its work on the civil and human rights of insular minorities. The Center initiates and conducts major class action litigation. The program also operates community-based and international human rights projects. The Center currently has an opening for a Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will assist in development and implementation of a training program on the rights of abused immigrant women and children, as well as provide technical support and assistance to Pro Bono attorneys representing abused immigrant women and children minors. The Staff Attorney will also represent abused women and children in Special Immigrant Juvenile, Asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, and T-Visa proceedings. Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to CA Bar; must have experience with preparing one of the following: (SIJ petitions, VAWA petitions, or U-Visa applications); must be bilingual in Spanish and English; must have strong research and writing skills; should have demonstrated commitment to social justice issues. Compensation: $40,000 plus benefits. Do not telephone. Send resume, cover letter, 3 references, and writing sample in Word format (no WP docs) to both Angela Perry: and Peter Schey:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Law Office of Robert L. Lewis, Immigrant Defense Group is accepting applications for immigration attys (entry and experienced). We excel at deportation defense, including asylum, international human rights defenses, discretionary relief, naturalization and family-based immigration. Successful candidate should expect frequent client contact and court appearances; drafting of client narrative declarations, research news and NGO reports to corroborate claims. Must be admitted to a State Bar, have some training or experience in immigration law, good writing skills, strong computer skills, and be highly organized. Spanish or Portuguese fluency a strong plus. First year salary $65 - $85K, depending on training, language skills and immigration experience. Standard health insurance and vacation benefits, plus fee sharing and bonuses. Sunny, high-tech office in historic landmark building at Oakland City Center, 15 minute BART ride to downtown SF/local immigration courts. Submit resume + cover letter to All inquiries treated in absolute confidence. State language skills and immigration experience, if any, with specificity in your cover letter. Please, no calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Position available with Pederson Immigration Group, P.C., an established top boutique firm with national and international client base in Washington, DC. Unique positions for the right persons who can initiate independent action when necessary, can exercise sound judgment and assume responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a great team handling sophisticated and challenging immigration matters. Opportunity to travel to consular posts. Experience with H-1B petitions, labor certifications, J-1 physician waivers and consular processing preferred. 3-5 years experience in the immigration field and computer literacy required. Friendly place to work. Excellent compensation package. If interested please forward in confidence your resume, references and compensation history to Jan Pederson at:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Laner Muchin in Chicago, IL, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms has potential openings for experienced immigration attorneys in the near future. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. Laner Muchin provides opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; we have highly competitive salaries and benefits; we have an informal unpretentious office atmosphere; and we can demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. These positions require excellent academic credentials, 2-4 years substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. The ideal candidate must be client-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. For consideration, please e-mail cover letter and resume to We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Laner Muchin in Chicago, IL, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms has potential openings for full-time immigration paralegals in the near future. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. The ideal candidates must have at least one year of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree preferred. Spanish and/or other foreign language a plus. Competitive compensation package and excellent benefits offered. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Offshore Services For Law Firms
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendering, clerical & archival. Quantum Technologies, Inc. is a sister company to Adnet Advertising Agency, the worldwide leader in immigration advertising services for over a decade. Headquartered in New York City, Quantum provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. contact Johaina Mumtaz at or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.


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New Associate
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP (SSD) is pleased to announce that Gregory A. Wald has joined the firm. Gregory Wald directs the firm's Northern California Immigration practice where he can be reached at 415.393.9828. Mr. Wald was previously with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.


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

Dear Editor:
Mr. Murray writes that "illegals aren't immigrants" (6/02/05 ID). The definition of "immigrant" from my admittedly old and tattered American Heritage Dictionary states that an immigrant is "one who leaves a country to settle permanently in another." I fail to see how the people being discussed aren't immigrants.

Justin G. Randolph Esq.
Chicago, IL

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