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Immigration Daily November 2, 2005
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The GOP's Border War
Tamar Jacoby writes "The truth is the Republican Party is split down the middle on immigration, and this long-standing divide is now exploding into out-and-out warfare."


FBI Name Checks
Information on FBI name checks is provided (courtesy of Loan T. Huynh, Esq.).


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature and responsible paralegal with a minimum of 2 years experience in both family and business immigration cases. Must have a Bachelor's degree and be bilingual in Spanish/English. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. We offer a competitive salary and benefits - both traditional (health insurance) and non-traditional (in-office professional massage). Please send resume + writing sample to Paul S. Haar, Esq., 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Finnan, Fleischut & Associates, founded in 1978 and based in Menlo Park, CA, seeks an experienced immigration attorney. We have an opening for an associate with 3-5 years experience in corporate immigration law. Candidate must have excellent writing skills, review work for accuracy, have experience with both family and business immigration, manage and develop client relationships, and foster team spirit. We offer excellent benefits, growth potential, and collegial workplace. Salary commensurate with experience. Only applicants with above qualifications should respond. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Luvenia Souffront at: No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Fast-paced NYC immigration law firm seeks attorney with at least 5 years of employment-based immigration experience particularly in Labor Cert, I-140, L-1, E, H-1B, J-1 cases. Strong communication skills (written & verbal) and case management skills required. Must be able to handle heavy caseload, supervise paralegals & junior attorneys and participate in practice development efforts. Please email resume & salary requirements in confidence to John Fay at:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), a national support center for education and advocacy, seeks to improve immigration law and policy and to make affordable legal services available to all immigrants. ILRC is in search for a new Executive Director. Responsibilities: provide leadership to staff, help execute fundraising efforts, develop agency budget, help develop programmatic and legal work, initiate and maintain relationships with organizations that serve immigrant communities. Requirements: Demonstrated passion for and commitment to immigrant or other marginalized populations, or related social justice, public policy or legal services work; minimum 7 years experience in non-profit mgmt as exec. director or equivalent. For complete details, see: To apply: Submit your credentials and a cover letter (that articulates your experience as it relates to our needs) by November 1, 2005 to Shari Kurita:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Senior Associate, San Diego, CA. Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP, a leading business immigration firm, seeks seasoned immigration attorneys to join our expanding practice. Requirements: 5 years of business immigration experience in a high volume, fast-paced immigration firm; California Bar membership; strong writing and verbal communication skills. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. A great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Send your resume to

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

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
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Executive Director
Human Rights First announced that Maureen K. Byrnes will assume the position of Executive Director, effective January 2006, and succeeds current Executive Director Michael Posner, who will move into the new position of President of Human Rights First. Ms. Byrnes now serves as a program director at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia. Byrnes previously served as Vice President of the Association of American Universities and the Executive Director of the National Commission on AIDS.


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Dear Editor:
While doing research, I read through a number of recent Third Circuit decisions on the issue of aggravated felony (see 11/01/05 ID comment). It appeared in these decisions that the majority went extremely far in its statutory interpretations in order to find some legal basis for leniency for the alien. However, Judge Alito issued his own dissenting opinions curtly disagreeing with the majority, dismissing the appeals and finding aggravated felony. For a good example, check out the Third Circuit decisions in Valansi and Ki Se Lee. This does not bode well for immigration advocates, to have a hardliner on the definition of aggravated felony sitting on the Supreme Court.

Judy Resnick, Esq.

Dear Editor:
In response to ID's 10/21/05 ID comment, Immigration Daily's analogy of Prohibition to the proposal of providing law breakers with amnesty is misapplied; however, an analogy can exist if it's properly developed. Prior to prohibition, drinking alcohol was legal. Prohibition laws were passed with questionable justification. In the end, the government was convinced that the law was a mistake and the laws were repealed. Drinking alcohol is now legal. If ID wants to use the prohibition analogy, then society must repeal the laws making illegal entry and illegal employment a violation. Most rational thinkers of all nationalities understand that it is illogical to reward lawbreakers. Amnesty is a slap in the face to all individuals and business that comply with the immigration laws. What about all of the people who, as a result of complying with the immigration laws, are separated from family members for long periods of time? They must feel absolutely foolish as they should. I believe that a majority of the lawful US population has not supported amnesty laws and that's why it has been so long since the last amnesty programs were passed into law. Maybe the timing is right now; however, even if an Amnesty law passes, it won't stop the flow of illegal immigration. We might as well have Amnesty programs every six months. Why don't you contact the families of Border Officers Travis W. Attaway, Roberto J. Duran and Eloy Hernandez who were killed in the line of duty? ID can explain to them that you want to reward the people who were evasive enough to slip by. Armed with this illogic, you can also try and convince the families that the Officers did not die in vain. If Immigration Daily's goal is to eliminate our southern border, then say so. That I might support.

James T. Daly

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