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Immigration Daily June 30, 2006
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National Citizenship Day

Saturday, July 1st is the launch date for Democracy Summer, the nationwide campaign to show the power of the immigrant vote. On this day, citizenship workshops are being provided to help a million eligible legal permanent residents with help in completing their naturalization applications. To find an event located near you, see here. To learn more about what you can do, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Two New Books From CLINIC - Shipping Now!

ILW.COM is pleased to present to immigration practitioners two practical works of scholarship by Charles Wheeler of CLINIC - one on Family-based immigration and one on the CSPA.

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC):

  • Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics
  • 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9)(B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation
  • CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.
Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)
  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, see here.

For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here.


How To Make Referring Clients Easy For Friends, Colleagues
Trey Ryder writes "You want referrals. Yet you can't be sure friends and colleagues remember the types of cases you handle, your new address, or other information they want to give someone who needs your services."


Suppression Of Incriminating Statements Is Not Appropriate Remedy For Vienna Convention Violation
In Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon, No. 04-10566 (Sup. Ct. Jun. 28, 2006), the court said that even assuming the [Vienna] Convention created judicially enforceable rights, that suppression [of incriminating statements] by Defendant in a criminal trial or in a postconviction proceeding was not an appropriate remedy for a violation of [Vienna Convention's] Article 36, and that a State may apply its regular rules of procedural default to Article 36 claims.

USCIS Announces New USCIS Deputy Director
Director Emilio T. Gonzalez announced the appointment of Jonathan R. Scharfen as the Deputy Director of USCIS.

DOL Announces Revised Wage Data, To Be Posted Shortly
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has revised the wage data to incorporate new Metropolitan Area and Balance of State area definitions, this updated information is expect to be posted by July 6th.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Quarles & Brady seeks attorney with 1-3 years of business immigration law experience for our Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin offices. We are a national law firm, providing immigration services for 30+ years, with offices in Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Illinois. Requirements: experience in range of business immigration matters; ability to provide exceptional client service; and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills. Collegial environment and competitive salary and benefits. Submit resume, cover letter, transcripts and at least two writing samples (substantive support letters or significant memos) to: Michelle Bigler, Manager, Attorney Recruiting, Quarles & Brady LLP at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
San Francisco, CA - Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years practicing business immigration law. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resume to or fax 415-217-4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Upper Saddle River, NJ - Business immigration law firm has several openings for experienced immigration paralegals for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have solid experience in business immigration law, including preparation of O-1, TN, L-1, H-1B, R-1 petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Experience with I-9 audits and training and employment verification process. Labor and employment experience a plus. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Must have excellent organizational skills, multi-tasking is a must, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experience required for Juniors and 3-5 years required for Seniors. Qualified candidates, send cover letter + resume and salary requirements in confidence to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prestigious Glendale, CA law firm 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. Qualified applicants, send resume to: Fax: (818) 543-5802.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prestigious immigration law firm, with LA, SF, & NY branches, seeks associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA location. Minimum 2+ yrs experience in all areas of immigration law, including family and employment based cases, court appearances for removal/deportation, and consular processing required. Occasional travel outside LA area necessary. Fax or email resume, salary requirements, and writing sample to Office Manager at (818) 543-5802 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seeking an Immigration Attorney with 4+ years of business immigration experience with heavy emphasis on labor certifications for our South San Francisco, CA office. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. We offer a competitive salary w/ benefits. Please send resume + cover letter to HR at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Alston & Bird LLP seeks immigration paralegal for its NYC, NY office. Requirements: minimum 1+ year experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing; naturalization; detailed knowledge of INS, DOL and DOS procedures; bachelors degree; excellent organizational and computers skills. Fluency in foreign language helpful but not required. We offer a high level of responsibility and variety of challenging assignments. Work one-on-one with attorneys. Our paralegal program is supported by a Paralegal Advisory Committee that meets monthly to plan continuing education programs; organize monthly/quarterly informational lunches; plan annual Paralegals Retreat; and schedule get-togethers. We want the top echelon to join our fast-growing NYC office. We offer comprehensive technical + professional development training, cutting-edge technology, excellent benefits, competitive salaries. Qualified applicants send resume + cover letter to:

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 email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13 person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with Family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Bi-lingual Spanish/English also a plus although not required. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing , communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume and cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 8+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to

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Dear Editor:
I see Chris Cannon's victory in a different light regarding illegal immigration (see 06/29/06 ID comment). It is almost unprecedented that a 5-term Republican should face such an expensive, nerve-racking, and close challenge within his own party. He spent tons of money and pulled out every stop to win a simple primary: even Laura Bush recorded a message for him. He also lied to his Utah constituents, who may have not paid close attention to the issue until late in the campaign, about his support for amnesty. He supported amnesty his entire career until the ads ran in his district explaining the truth. Make no mistake: immigration reform is coming. It may not be in the form the open-borders lawyers would like, though. When the ads start running in late October against the Republican and Democrat Senators who voted to give Social Security benefits for illegal labor, you'll see a whole new, fresh set of liars who would "never vote for amnesty." The only protection that the illegal alien population has now is our brilliant leader, W. Trust me: the next President will run on the phrase, "I will end illegal immigration as we know it." (A liberal recently used that same phrase for welfare reform. Remember Slick Willie?) Get ready to pay your workers a livable, fair wage.

Robert Bettes
El Paso, TX

Dear Editor:
Responding to Mr. Algase's letter (06/29/06 ID), oh, but I do acknowledge that race and ethnicity have everything to do with today's attitude toward immigration. It's very obvious from Mr. Algase's letter that racial motives are behind his letter's apparent wish to remake the US population. The rest of us don't wish to see it remade without a say as to what it will be made into. Illegal immigration takes our right of self-determination away from US citizens and puts it in the hands of foreigners. His letter claims that anti-illegal-immigrationists "demonize" Mexican and other brown-skinned "immigrants" (quotes mine). Mr. Algase's letter uses "immigrant" to describe illegal aliens, which is unwilling to acknowledge the distinction between those who enter or remain in this country illegally, and those who follow the legal process. His letter "beatifys" illegal immigrants by his refusal to acknowledge that all of them are breaking our immigration laws, and that a not insignificant number of them also break other laws. It is Mr. Bush himself, supporters of illegal immigration, and the government of Mexico who are framing this as a "Mexican" or Latino issue. I'm sick of claims that illegal aliens from Mexico should be exempt from following our immigration laws because "family values don't stop at the Rio Grande". During the second set of recent "immigrant rights" marches, Latinos brought in illegal aliens of other ethnicities as an afterthought, to tone down the very definite Hispanic flavor of the first marches. Respect for the law is a key cultural value here. Whether or not others agree with me on the likely effects on US culture and identity, these are certainly issues which should be discussed by all Americans, not shut down by cries of "racism", or voted on in a hurried bill by the Senate.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Roger Algase's backpedaling, racist denying letter (06/29/06 ID) which now advocates secured borders and enforcement is not persuasive. His 6/27/06 ID letter specifically referred to "racist laws" in the past that somehow translated into the same motivation and "spirit of bigotry and intolerance" driving entry restrictionists today which his letter intolerantly and incorrectly labels "anti-immigrant". After quoting often from his 6/27 letter in my letter of 6/28, his most recent letter (06/29/06 ID) now claims that his previous letter was misrepresented and the observations were "caricatures" of his opinions. His letter continues hyperbole and assault against logic by characterizing attempts to secure the borders as a, "turkey shoot at the Mexican border", by comparing the reality and invasion of 5 to 10 thousand illegals crossing our border every 24 hours to the never found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ("hyped up for political reasons") and that enforcement of entry laws would turn US "into a vast prison camp". With respect to ID's Comment (6/29/06 ID) on the Cannon win in Utah translating to a more "balanced approach to immigration reform", ID previously denied any factor of a hard line approach to the Bilbray win in CA. Also, the same congressional Quarterly news article said, "It would be an exaggeration to say that the outcome was a clear-cut verdict on the immigration issue" as Cannon enjoyed "several major advantages" over his relatively unknown opponent, not the least of which was his five term incumbency and it was still fairly close.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Some time ago, about a year ago, I subscribed to the PQ: PERM Quarterly. Although several times you have said it was going to ship imminently, and a few weeks ago announced it was being shipped, I still have no PQ. What's the story now?

Arlene Boas

Editor's Note: The first issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly was mailed to all subscribers and to all purchasers of THE PERM BOOK and to all attendees of the ILW.COM PERM Workshops during the week of June 12th. Hundreds of copies were mailed out. During the last ten days, we have gotten back about 5-10 returns from the Postal Service marked undeliverable. We forwarded your inquiry to our webmaster who handles all shipping issues and she confirmed that your copy has not been returned to us by the Postal Service. Anyone with questions regarding their PQ: The PERM Quarterly delivery should feel free to send these to:

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