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Immigration Daily August 3, 2005
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Seminar On Other Health Care Professionals/The VisaScreen Process On August 11th

  • Beyond nurses and doctors (Pharmacists, Dentists, and Chiropractors, PTs, OTs, and other therapists, Medical technologists)
  • The VisaScreen Process (A primer on the IIRAIRA requirements, The new VisaScreen regs, Who can issue certificates and how to get certified, Practical tips)
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A CAT Among Wolves
Jennifer Smythe writes "Federal Regulation 8 CFR 208.17(d), the provision affording immigration judges broad de novo authority to terminate convention against torture deferral of removal protection is unconstitutional as applied."


CRS Report On Mexican Workers In US
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on Mexican workers in the US and concluded that the Mexican population in the US had a different socio-economic profile than both U.S. citizens and persons from current totalization countries.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Bi-lingual Spanish/English also a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume & cover letter in MS Word format to :

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is a Los Angeles non-profit that focuses its work on the civil and human rights of insular minorities. The Center initiates and conducts major class action litigation, often involving constitutional law issues. The program also operates community-based and international human rights projects. The Center seeks a Supervising Attorney (SA) for its Voces Unidas Project which provides essential social and legal services to abused Mexican national survivors of domestic violence. The SA will oversee development and implementation of a national training program on rights of immigrant survivors of domestic violence living in the US, as well as provide technical support and assistance to pro bono attorneys. The SA will also represent abused women, men, and children with Special Immigrant Juvenile, VAWA, and U-Visa petitions. Salary: Negotiable. Availability: Immediate. No calls please. Send your resume + cover letter in Word format (no WP documents) to both Peter Schey, Executive Director, at and Carlos Holguin, General Counsel, at Applicants must: be admitted to the CA Bar, have 3+ years experience preparing one of the following:(SIJ petitions, VAWA self-petitions, or U-Visas), bilingual in Spanish and English, have strong research & writing skills, have Lexis training and experience. Applicants should have demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Phoenix-based general practice law firm, Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite, seeks associate with 3-5 years of experience handling full range of business-related nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Please send resume, transcript and writing sample to in Word format. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, a 365-attorney law firm, is seeking a junior to mid-level staff attorney with experience in the area of business and employment-related immigration. The position requires excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing, case management, and communication skills, and 2 or more years experience with employment-related nonimmigrant visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Qualified candidates may respond in confidence (preferably by e-mail) to: Bobbi Shoemaker, Recruiting Coordinator, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, 52 E. Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43216, (614) 464-6285, fax (614) 719-4960,

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New Appointment
Richard A. Hujber, Esq., former Immigration Attorney-Advisor to the Miami Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals, announces his re-appointment as Chairman of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Mr. Hujber practices in all areas of immigration law, but specifically welcomes removal and appeal matters, particularly appeals to the BIA. He may be reached at: Immigration Law Offices of Richard A. Hujber, P.A., 980 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 306, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Tel: (561) 417-VISA (8472) Fax: (561) 417-2575.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I commend Lorrie Hall (8/2/05 ID) for being so bold as to ask the unaskable question of the unaskable people - a subject not addressed by the many indignant ID writers who decry Rep. Tancredo's heartless solution to a possible future problem. Now that the bell has rung, and political correctness has been cast aside, I, along with Ms. Hall suppose, really would like to get an answer to that question . . . . ""Do you think the United States should retaliate if a Muslim terrorist succeeds in destroying an important national symbol, such as the Capitol or the White House?" And if so, "What do you recommend the United States do in retaliation?"" Perhaps a qualified spokesman for the world of Islam would like to answer that question. But perhaps another question should be answered . . . "Does this really concern the world of immigration, or are we off on a political tangent to target anti-immigrationists, and make them the scapegoat for recusal, regardless of the subject matter of their folly?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Bennett's letter (8/02/05 ID), we "anti-immigrationists" are not opposed to humanitarian gestures. It's simply that all too often, those who receive those gestures take advantage of them, or attempt to. Repeated abuses of humanitarian aid, much like abuses of the asylum process, do tend to make one extremely suspicious. I've read of parents on a visa issued for humanitarian reasons coming here to bury their murdered adult daughter and who take that opportunity to seek to remain. I've read of the parents of children offered humanitarian medical care who, once the children are well, also seek to remain. I've read of "humanitarian" groups who brought children here from Africa to receive prosthetics, only to have them attempt to gain permanent residency for the children. In other words, there are plenty of people who are willing to abuse "humanitarian" aid, and try to turn it into a permanent life here, often at the cost of the U.S. taxpayer who is footing the bill for much of this aid. I'll be interested to see if the family Mr. Bentsen offered humanitarian aid actually abides by the terms on which it was offered.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
I am amazed that Immigration Daily reported without comment the claim that Congressman Lamar Smith (8/01/05 ID comment) actually did something to help a foreign national -- and a Latino to boot. This case, if true, is as remarkable as Osama bin Laden sending a check to the Israel Fund, or George W. Bush apologizing for a mistake, since Smith has built his career exclusively on sensationalist anti-immigrant scare-mongering (admittedly, the man promised to leave the US once he got his medications). Is it possible that the demographics of his district are shifting in the Latino direction? Surely a story this remarkable calls for further investigative journalism. Thank you for making my day: miracles really do happen.

David Wright

Dear Editor:
What is your comment on the 500 Latino gang arrests by the ICE that even that liberal newspaper, the Washington Post, was reporting about on August 1st entitled, "Feds Make More than 500 Gang Arrests". Note the next to last paragraph: "More than half of them have been members of MS-13, a street gang rooted in Central America where members have been known to behead enemies and attack with grenades and machetes. Federal officials estimate between 8,000 and 10,000 MS-13 members live in 31 states - the majority of them in the country illegally." Isn't that what Immigration Daily advocates, to keep bringing them on illegally?

Mike D.

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