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Immigration Daily May 1, 2006
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The Salazar Brothers In Congress

According to an AP news report, "Rep. John Salazar was one of just 36 Democrats who voted late last year for a tough Republican-backed House bill that would make being in the country illegally a felony and proposed construction of the fence. His younger brother, Sen. Ken Salazar backs a Senate plan that would give law-abiding illegal immigrants a chance to earn U.S. citizenship." For the full story, see here.

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Announcing THE PERM WORKSHOP - San Antonio, June 21st

ILW.COM is pleased to announce THE PERM WORKSHOP - a full day hands-on discussion on PERM matters to be held in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, June 21st. For more info, please see:


The USCIS Ombudsman's Proposal To Restrict The Jurisdiction Of The Asylum Office Would Waste Resources, Inhibit Government Scrutiny Of The Applications, And Do Nothing To Reduce Fraudulent Claims
Scott Mossman writes "The proposal and the justifications for it reveal that the Ombudsman does not understand the role of USCIS and that he did not even attempt to obtain input from two key stakeholders: ICE and the immigration judges."

Analysis Of The "Compromise" Immigration Reform Proposal Under Consideration By The US Senate
Peter Schey For The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law writes "As much as the country needs to revise its immigration policies, the interests of the nation and the immigrant communities may now be best served by a Senate impasse, as long as the public keeps up the pressure for reform so that the matter is revisited and this time seriously addressed in the next Congress."


DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: December 2005
The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation released the December issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.

DHS Interim Final Rule On Consolidated Database For Use By CBP
DHS issued notice of an interim final rule, effective May 22, 2006, of CBP's consolidation of various programs into a national system to collect biometric and biographic data for individuals who voluntarily exchange personally identifiable information in return for expedited transit at US border entry points.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sidley Austin LLP, a global law firm, seeks a staff attorney for its downtown Chicago office. The ideal candidate has 2-3 years or more experience in business immigration, with excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Timothy Payne at Expressions of interest will be held in strict confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Manulkin, Glaser, and Bennett, a full-service Southern California immigration law firm seeks a full-time immigration attorney for its Orange County, CA offices. Experience in removal proceedings and business applications, including L, H, R, and E visas required. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. We seek effective communications skills and an ability to learn quickly. Send cover letter and resume to No phone inquiries please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 5+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please submit cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Office of Richard M. Costa, a Boston immigration law firm with predominantly professional/academic clientele, seeks candidate with 2-5 years of immigration experience to rapidly assume significant responsibility for employment and family based I-485 caseload. Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and capable of juggling multiple priorities simultaneously. Competitive salary and benefits include full health insurance and normal work hours of 9am-5pm M-F. Apply in confidence with resume + cover letter to Richard M. Costa: using subject line: Immigration Paralegal.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, Financial District - Weaver, Schlenger & Mazel seeks an immigration paralegal. We are a small, fast-paced, friendly immigration law firm with an emphasis on employment and family-based petitions. Qualifications: Experience with employment-based petitions (at least one year); strong writing skills a must; bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Required: computer savvy; strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks; excellent oral communication and organizational skills; self-motivated. Responsibilities: assist with preparation and filing of immigration petitions; generate correspondence to clients and government agencies; schedule attorney/client consultations; communicate with clients via e-mail and telephone; some administrative duties. To apply, send cover letter + resume to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prestigious Glendale law office seeks immigration paralegal with at least 1 year experience in family and employment based petitions, and deportation/removal defense. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Filipino language a plus. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. For qualified applicants, send resume to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Great opportunity for mid-level immigration attorney for New York office of major global consulting firm. Job responsiblities include handling US immigration law issues involving non-immigrant visas for US firm members, managing relationships with external legal counsel and individual foreign nationals within the firm. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstratad ability to be a team player. Compensation is competitive and benefits are excellent. Please send resume and writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at this prominent global immigration law firm. The ideal candidate will work on site at a client in McLean, VA and must have 3-6 years of exp. in business immigration; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. College degree, MS Word and Windows 2000 required. Fragomen offers highly competitive salaries and great benefits. Please submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to:


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Discussion - Washington, D.C.
Immigration Women In International Trade Discussion with Cindy Covel of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on "Self Assessments, Focused Assessments, and Quick Response Audits." Location: The Offices of IBM, 1301 K St., NW, Washington, D.C.. 12 noon (May 2, 2006) Contact: 202-293-2948.


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:
Responding to Mr. Monge's letter (04/28/06 ID), we would love to get a taste of what this country would be like without illegal aliens. Please have the boycotters continue the boycott for the rest of their lives. Illegal aliens are not "oppressed" in this country, except by their own choice. They are free, and I hope will, leave this "oppression" and return to their own countries to seek the justice that they deserve - from their own countries.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
David Murray's letter (04/28/06 ID) and its cynicism about the President's commitment to immigration reform is understandable, if misplaced, but to say the President was not interested in Social Security reform or reforming Health-care for the elderly as evidence is a little odd. Most criticisms of the President's Social Security Reform were that it was too ambitious as are the criticisms of his more successful prescription drug handout to the elderly. The latter is, unfortunately from that perspective, presently getting substantially more subscribers than had been expected.

Honza J. F. Prchal
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
The George Friedman article (04/28/06 ID) provides a service to the immigration debate by distinguishing the Mexican migration as to the unprecedented numbers as well as their close proximity of origin from past immigration of other groups and in pointing out the danger of losing culture and land because of these differences. However, to conclude that because the US has some open spaces left that we need substantial more entry or that, "There is little evidence -- flag-waving notwithstanding -- that there is any practical move afoot now to reverse the American conquest of Mexican territories", is naive and a disservice to US. Carrying capacity in terms of water, usable land, quality of life, etc. are more valid considerations than an arbitrary mathematical "population-to-land ratio" If Mr. Friedman had read some of the radical signs and heard the shouts of the recent protestors, his article might be more concerned about the very real, motivated and organized ReConquista movement. Many radical Mexican groups exist who actively pursue this goal as well as dozens of Consulates. Five to ten thousand crossing our borders every night resulting in 15 to 20 million illegals here now comprising over 10% of the former Mexican population is not immigration, it is an invasion in defiance of our borders and rule of law. What is needed is serious enforcement of existing law including deportations, secured borders and removal of all improper benefits for illegals, not amnesty of any kind or guest worker programs or any other type of regularization. The latter is a proper remedy for our digestive systems, not for a demographic invasion. It is beyond being an immigration issue, it is a serious security issue.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Mr. Alexander's letter (04/28/06 ID) responded clearly to the question of how Mexicans can come legally - if they qualify for family reunification by having a relative here in good status. "The big lie" (his words) in Mr. Alexander's response is that without family here, there is virtually no way for the average Mexican to come legally. Let's be honest and acknowledge the situation. Interesting way to treat one of our largest trading partners from whom we seek cooperation in protecting our joint border.

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

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