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Immigration Daily November 28, 2005
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Wetback

"Thousands of people will join one of the largest migration movements in history. Their motivation is a life with dignity. Their disadvantage is that neither of them have legal traveling documents." Such is the trailer for "Wetback", an award-winning documentary about the undocumented which follows several immigrants from Central America and Mexico on their journey to the US and Canada. To learn more, visit http://www.wetbackmovie.com/.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

PERM On Broadway!

The location of the full-day PERM workshop on Wednesday, December 7th has been finalized: it will be at Holiday Inn Martinique On Broadway, 49 West 32nd Street (32nd and Broadway), New York, NY 10001. Here are the highlights of this location for those who are considering attending:

*** For those coming from outside the NorthEast:
The hotel is located on 32nd and Broadway, in mid-town Manhattan (the commercial and retail district of NYC is in mid-town whereas down-town Manhattan is mostly the financial district), two blocks from Macy's HQ store, two blocks from the Empire State Building, and conveniently located to many other Manhattan business, shopping and fun spots. This particular hotel is on one of the safest blocks in mid-town, and is not as expensive as some others in mid-town (we have a limited number of rooms reserved at a discount rate).

*** For those coming by Amtrak (anywhere from DC to Boston):
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station, you can come to NYC for a day trip (possibly by Metroliner) and avoid the expense of a night's stay.

*** For those coming from New Jersey:
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station (NJ Transit) and across the street from the PATH Station.

*** For those coming from Long Island:
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station/LIRR.

*** For those coming from Connecticut/upstate NY:
The hotel is a 15-minute walk (or a 5-minute cab ride) from Grand Central Terminal.

*** For those coming from Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island:
The hotel is right atop the 34th Street Herald Square station served by the B, D, F, N, Q, R, V and W lines (the 1, 2 and 3 lines are just a block away, and the 6 line is 3 blocks away).

To register on-line, please see http://www.ilw.com/workshops/december2005perm.shtm. To register by mail/fax, please see http://www.ilw.com/workshops/december2005perm.pdf


Article

Deporting The Undocumented: A Cost Assessment
Rajeev Goyle and David A. Jaeger for the Center for American Progress write "The cost assessment presented in this report hopefully illustrates the false allure of adopting a mass deportation policy as a response to the challenges threatening our immigration system."


News

Updated CRS Report On Consular ID Cards
The Congressional Research Service released an updated report on consular identification cards, including its impact on US immigration law and policy.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Human Rights Initiative (HRI) seeks a Legal Director. Based in Dallas, TX, HRI is dedicated to protecting international human rights to those who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI offers free representation to indigent asylum-seekers, unaccompanied immigrant children, and immigrant families who are victims of domestic violence or violent crimes through pro bono legal professionals. Candidate must be passionate advocate of HRI's mission who will cultivate strong ties between HRI and its stakeholders. Job Responsibilities: oversee all immigration legal activities; supervise legal staff; participate in intakes and case evaluation; approve case submissions; assist in hearings; maintain/develop pro bono program; advise pro bono attys; serve as resource on relevant law/policy; represent HRI in legal community; participate in agency development. Education/Experience: JD degree; licensed in any state; 5 yrs. immigration law exp. with emphasis in asylum, VAWA, and trafficking; court experience; management/team environment experience; excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; passion for human rights. For complete job description, visit: www.hrionline.org. Email resume + salary req. to Cannon Flowers: employment@hrionline.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Well-respected business immigration practice located in North Potomac, MD with 20+ years experience is now expanding. Seeks committed, energetic attorney with strong client interface skills, meticulous attention to detail, superior writing ability and uncompromising professional ethics. Outstanding professional development and growth opportunity. Small, casual, flexible and collegial office. Contact Denise Hammond at: denise@hammondlegal.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
Does your firm need a free initial consultation regarding an Educational, Work Experience or Position Evaluation? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides free reviews of educational documentation. AETS will review the educational documentation submitted and call/email your firm to update you on the exact U.S. educational equivalency. AETS also provides 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors. For a complete list of their prices and turn-around times, please click here: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. In addition, AETS provides certified translations in over 100 languages, with translators that are specialists in over 80 fields. For a copy of the application for credential evaluation and translation services, contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, email: info@aetsinternational.com, or visit http://www.aetsinternational.com.


comingsNgoings

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
If there is "no way in" for Mexican workers, then why is it that legal immigration has been dominated by one country, Mexico for the past 15 years or so, according to the Statistical Abstract of the U.S.? (see 11/23/05 ID article). Despite the obstacles Mr. Paral's article mentions, Mexico appears to have manuvered the system very well in comparison with other countries. And just why is Mr. Paral's article ignoring the fact that other countries such as India, Egypt, or Pakistan or other Latin countries also have large numbers of unskilled workers who will work even more cheaply than Mexicans, if cheap is in fact what employers want?

Ali Alexander


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