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Immigration Daily November 7, 2005
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Legal Outsourcing

Bloggers Joy London and Ron Friedmann (who's also a legal consultant) have compiled a list of U.S. businesses engaging in legal outsourcing. According to Wikipedia, it is defined as the delegation of non-core operations or jobs from internal production to a third party service provider. Outsourcing is distinguished from offshoring which is the relocation of business processes (including production/manufacturing) to a lower cost location, usually overseas. The list details: names of companies, law firms, and vendors, the type and location of legal work offshored, and the source of the information. For the list, see here.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, Nov. 8th For Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

The curriculum for the Nov 10 phone session on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions is as follows:

  • The Basics of How to Analyze the Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
  • Divisible Statutes and the Record of Conviction
  • Domestic Violence Offenses
  • Crimes of Violence and DUIs
  • Theft and Fraud Offenses
  • Addressing Criminal Issues at Deferred Inspections, in USCIS Applications, and in Removal Proceedings
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, November 8th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


A Nation At Risk: Immigration And National Security
Gary Endelman writes "While Congress and the media focus on the problem of illegal immigration, a far more significant story is playing out with profound implications for America's future."


ESIG Update On USCIS E-Filing
The ESIG issued an update on the USCIS "eAdjudication" initiative.

Affidavit Of Support Is Enforceable
In Re: The Affidavit of Support (Form I-864), Stump v. Stump, No. 1:04-CV-253-TS (USDC Northern Dist. Indiana, Fort Wayne Division, Oct. 25, 2005), in an issue of first impression, the court said that a sponsor must provide financial support to alien according to the terms of the affidavit of support under INA 213A in a case involving a couple that was separated. For the earlier summary judgment, see here (courtesy of Michael J. Sheridan).


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:

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
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New Position - Board Director
Christele Demuro has been appointed for a 3-year term as Board Director - District 8 Representative of the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA). The CYLA was created in 1965 by the State Bar Board of Governors to promote the interests of California young lawyers.


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:
The Fernandez-Vargas case pending at the Supreme Court is nominally about the permanent bar, but the heart of the case is retroactivity - a concept that cuts across many issues in immigration law. (see 11/04/05 ID comment).

Daniel M. Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief
Bender's Immigration Bulletin (LexisNexis)

Dear Editor:
Has Immigration Daily done any coverage on the split being contemplated of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals? This is a huge story, but a sleeper so far. I'm surprised it's not so widespread, as it should be. Without the 9th circuit strong, the appellate court of the US will be in jeopardy of being too one-sided.

Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.
Encino, CA

Dear Editor:
Years ago, Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Gates issued a special rule number 40. The rationale for that rule is no longer valid, and it should be voided. Any deported alien who has re-entered the US should be arrested, jailed and deported immediately. The USA should establish agreements for the home country to incarcerate deported aliens for the entire length of their criminal sentence. Compensation for this service should be careful to avoid abuse. The US should establish criteria that would reduce legal immigration in proportion the illegal aliens from that country. such a program should be well publicized and implemented without retreat until those countries implement reliable and verifiable programs to reduce those illegal entrants.

Peter Griswold

Dear Editor:
Katelyn Giovino's reply (11/03/05 ID) to my (11/02/05 ID) letter was more than a little shocking. Frankly, with all due respect, one or more of the letter writer's ancestors also came to America seeking a better life. My own father arrived at Ellis Island exactly 85 years ago today, on November 3, 1920. Lucky that he came here before the restrictive immigration laws of 1924, because in June 1942 the Nazis exterminated his town. With regard to Katelyn Giovino's comments: Original intent of the Constitution - I seem to remember from history class that the Founding Fathers originally intended "people" to mean men, specifically white landowning men, which would have left out both of us. Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court - the function of the Supreme Court is to interpret the laws which have been passed by Congress, including laws about the naturalization and deportation of aliens. School districts educating illegal aliens with money of U.S. taxpayers - this is not about immigration but the more general issue of who should cover the cost of public education, because taxpayers without kids or with kids in high tuition private schools don't want to be stuck with the tab. Overall, I found it hard to understand why a letter pointing out Judge Alito's dissents in recent Third Circuit opinions concerning the definition of "aggravated felony" should trigger such anti-immigrant invective.

Judy Resnick, Esq.

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