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Immigration Daily May 2, 2006
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6th Birthday

With this issue, Immigration Daily celebrates its 6th year of publication! We pioneered six years ago the use of electronic communications as an indispensable practice aid in immigration law. Today, many immigration practitioners and organizations have adopted the internet as an efficient and speedy way of information exchange. Our team of 6 people strives to remain on the cutting edge of events in this area. We began as an online publisher, however, we have now morphed into a print publisher (based on revenues). During this transition, we have experienced "teething problems" leading to delays in the production of our books, on the other hand, ever since we got into print, our revenues have doubled.

We would like to thank each and every one of our 17,000+ readers for making our 6th Birthday possible. We encourage your continued support - send us your letters, article submissions, professional announcements, and most important, your suggestions on how we can continue to improve. We look forward to many more years of service to the immigration law community.

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


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Immigration Reference Books

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Article

E Pluribus Unum- Well Maybe Not Everybody Towards A Re-Examination Of Birthright Citizenship
Gary Endelman writes "For a long time, it was commonly thought that virtually anyone born in the US was a citizen, part of us. While this is still the case, more recent interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment have caused some to question the legitimacy of birthright citizenship as an foundation of our identity."


News

EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued the latest disciplinary actions: (2) attorneys were immediately suspended; three received final orders; three were reinstated.


Classifieds

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 tpayne@sidley.com. 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 mgblaw@mgblaw.com. 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 mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

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: Richard@rcosta.com 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: reception@weaver-schlenger.com.

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: paralegal@gurfinkel.com.

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 salewislegal@aol.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


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Immigration Training - NY, NY
https://www.nycbar.org/CLE/show_course.php?cnameid=1213. The NYC Bar is pleased to announce "Labor Certification: Fundamentals & Best Practice Under The New PERM System To Benefit Your Client & Your Immigration Practice". 5/10-5/11 6-9 pm at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. PERM is the most comprehensive change in the DOL's labor certification procedures in 30 years. This two-day seminar features faculty from the Academy of Business Immigration Lawyers and is intended for both seasoned practitioners and less experienced attorneys. CLE offered. To register, call (212) 382-6663/6662. For details and to register, see here. ILW.COM is a media event sponsor.


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:
President Bush is trying his best to get this guest workers program passed through Senate, but unluckily he is facing opposition. Well, if 12 millions are granted legal status, imagine, what would be the revenue generated from these people. And, at present billions of dollars going out of USA, that will remain in USA when their familes join them.

Cyril Charles

Dear Editor:
Anthony BC's letter (4/27/06 ID) suggests 'strict rules' and 'stern requirements' for foreign students. I fail to see how these nebulous suggestions will enhance the quest of US colleges to attract foreign business. US educators are finally recovering from the impact of 9/11 and the resulting drop in foreign enrolments. I submit that the USCIS and consulates are not qualified or staffed to identify 'good and intelligent' students. The government's primary concern is security. It is the role of the college to screen applicants for their educational aptitude. Forcing colleges to require GMAC or similar unspecified academic criteria doesn't further our national goals in offering education in the US, and restricts the ability of our educators to compete on the world stage. Anthony fails to consider that the US needs to compete in a global education market that is highly competitive.

A reader

Dear Editor:
Illegal aliens will try to shut down the United States of America by not going to work or school and show how important they are to the economy in their next planned demonstration. Every one of these protesters should be fired, expelled then deported.

KO

Dear Editor:
Mr. Anderson's (05/01/06 ID) letter would suggest that dominating our legal immigration system through family reunification is not sufficient at providing legal access to the US and that Mexico should have some special status due to our relationship as trading partners in sending workers as well. The same argument has been used by other countries seeking advantages, most recently India, as it seeks free access to the US for its technology workers. We're also moving beyond economic arguments into what the very nature of US immigration policy should be. Should we preserve US culture by limiting immigration from any one country? That deserves far more public discussion, and of a different nature, than Congress has been willing to engage in so far in the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" debate. Mexico's citizens have the same opportunties as citizens of other countries to enter this country on employment visas. We have a program for unskilled workers, another H visa, and have had for years. However, employers preferred not to use this program because they could get illegal aliens more cheaply and with less hassle. If Mexican workers are unable to enter legally, I'd say it's Mexico's fault for (1) assisting illegal aliens to enter and remain in the US to such an extent that employers have not felt motivated to push for expansion of legal guest worker programs until now, when the numbers, nature, and expense of illegal immigration have struck a nerve with the American public, and (2) not providing its ciitizens with basic education and skills which would make its citizens competitive for something other than "working cheap" and thus ending up being subsidized by the US taxpayer. Mexico might benefit from following the example of another, even poorer country, the Philippines, which provides English-speaking nurses in large numbers.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
On 5/1/06, a boycott and demonstration is planned by authorities in Mexico, against American products there and in the USA. The organizers are based in Mexico, and they are being supported by several trade unions, church groups, and affiliated bodies or worker's organizations. They are expecting illegal Mexicans and un-documented Mexicans here in the USA to come out in force in support of this effort. The issue according to NPRNews.com Radio, is to send a signal to the Bush Administration that they are against the bill which intends to criminalize illegal immigrants in this country. These people are contending that to be un-documented or illegal, does not warrant a criminal status or category. I cannot see the rationale for boycotting American products, when those same products are produced or manufactured by and large, by those who employ illegal aliens. And these same illegal aliens need the cash/wages to assist their families here, and in their homeland Mexico, to survive near starvation. I hope that the planners/organizers of this demonstration really reconsider the gravity or impact it will have on the legalization process, for the same people they are advocating for. On an unrelated point, a new Latin version of the USA's National Anthem was introduced today, targeting the Latin community. The intent was to help those who cannot speak English, to still be able to sing the US National Anthem. The National Anthem of any country, must be sung in the pre-dominant language of that country or culture. To do otherwise, or to compensate a sub-cultural group in that country, by allowing homage to be paid or sung in the language of that sub-cultural group, would de-emphasize the importance and true meaning of that anthem. I agree with President George W. Bush for disagreeing with this idea.

Derryck S. Griffith


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