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2005-2006 Editions Now Available For Patel's Immigration Law Library And Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine And R. Blake Chisam

The 2005-2006 editions of these scholarly reference works are now available with extensive improvements and changes. For more info, please see: (All orders received from today onwards will be shipped for the 2005-2006 editions only, the older editions are now out-of-print.)


Chinese Immigration And The Chinese In The US
Waverly B. Lowell for the National Archives and Records Administration writes "Many of the records created to implement the Chinese exclusion laws are now in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration's Regional Archives. The records are a major resource for the study of Chinese immigration and Chinese-American travel, trade, and social history from the late-19th to mid-20th century."


11th Circuit RICO Suit Involving Undocumented Aliens Proceeds
In Williams v. Mohawk Industries, No. 04-13740 (11th Cir. Jun. 9, 2005), the court said that the complaint's allegations that "the common purpose of providing illegal workers to Mohawk so that Mohawk could reduce its labor costs and the recruiters could get paid" was sufficient to meet the "common purpose" requirement under RICO at the 12(b)(6) stage of litigation. In deciding this issue, the 11th Circuit joined the 2nd, 6th and 9th Circuits, and disagreed with the 7th Circuit.

DOS Corrects Final Rule On Scholars In Exchange Vistor Program
The Department published a correction concerning a final rule on regulations for professors and research scholars in the Exchange Visitor Program. The document contained incorrect information regarding the 12-month bar, and this document corrects that error. For the May 19, 2005 final rule see here. For the correction, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The State University of New York at Buffalo's Office of International Education seeks applications for the position of Director, Immigration Services. Job duties include managing preparation and submission of H-1B, TN, O, and EB-1 outstanding professor/researcher petitions, EB-2 special handling labor certifications, adjustment of status applications, and consulting on complex J issues. Master's degree + 3 years of related work experience required. JD preferred. Advanced knowledge of J and employment-based immigration regulations also required. For details see: Salary range: $62,000-$77,000. Send resume + cover letter to: Mr. John J. Wood, Search Committee Chair at: State University of New York at Buffalo, Office of International Education, 411 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, or by e-mail to Include posting #P-5051 in submission. Must be received by July 27, 2005 for consideration. The University at Buffalo is an equal oppportunity/affirmative action employer, and we especially welcome applications from or nominations of candidates from underrepresented groups.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
McNamara Koenig & McCarthy, PC (MK&M), a Boston-area law firm with an established business immigration practice, seeks accomplished paralegal with 2+ years experience to join its 7 person team. Busy, collegial firm on Route 128 in Wellesley, dedicated to quality and client service. The Immigration Law Group of MK&M focuses on employment-based immigration, particularly serving the healthcare, technology, financial, and education sectors. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to Julie Sears:

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Dear Editor:
In September 2004, long before Matter of Lovo, the BIA concluded that a "transsexual marriage" was valid for immigration purposes (6/30 ID article). DHS petitioned for reconsideration of the decision by the board. Last week the board "affirmed" the decision. The case was not published, but it is available on Infonet (AILA No. 04092760). Since I am the attorney who handled the earlier case I thought I would set the record straight.

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Lexington, SC

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