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Immigration Daily July 10, 2006
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Eisenhower's Immigration Solution

A Christian Science Monitor op-ed says, "George W. Bush isn't the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border." To find out how President Eisenhower stemmed undocumented Mexican crossings, see here.

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


Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

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

++ 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.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order,


What Does The Public Want On Immigration?: Sorting Out The Current Political Debate
Ruy Teixeira writes "Normally, there's a modest stream of public opinion data on the immigration issue, much of it confusing. Now, suddenly, there's a great deal of data on this issue ... and it's still confusing."

Learning From IRCA: Lessons For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Jimmy Gomez and Walter Ewing for The Immigration Policy Center write "If the current political stalemate over immigration reform is any indication, many U.S. policymakers have yet to heed the lessons of recent history when it comes to formulating a realistic strategy to control undocumented immigration."


USCIS Releases Latest H-1B Advanced Degree Cap Count
USCIS issued the latest cap count for H-1B advanced degree exemption, as of June 30, 2006.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Phoenix, AZ area - Join a team that works hard in a relaxing, collegial atmosphere. Employment-based firm with Fortune 500 clients seeks a full-time paralegal. Must have at least two years employment immigration experience including H-1B, L-1, TN and labor certification. Physician J-1 waiver and NIW experience a plus. Must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, technology and people skills. College degree preferred. Excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, long and short term disability and retirement benefits. Arizona offers year-round hiking, camping, boating, professional sports and the Grand Canyon. Email cover letter with resume + salary requirements to Theresa Talbert:

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:

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Immigration Event - New York, NY
Congressman Charles Rangel and a multiethnic coalition of immigrant groups will host "Turning Point for America: An International Forum on Immigration, the Iraq War and the Future of the Nation" at Columbia University, Saturday, July 8 at 1pm, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 114th Street & Broadway. Members of the community and local media will be invited to contribute questions to the forum.


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:
I don't quite understand Hamze Moussa's question (07/06/06 ID), which states, "I'm very curious, about the immigration laws that does not allow a mother of a US citizen born abroad or in the US to have a legal residential status in the US with her son, until he reaches the age of 21 years old, or she gets married. How could a child live without his mother until he reaches 21." His letter misstates the law, and I believe what his letter means to ask is: "Why cannot a U.S. citizen child to petition for permanent residence for his foreign-born mother until the child reaches 21?" That question can be easily answered: Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) section 301 [8 USC 1401] states, "The following shall be nationals and citizens of the US at birth: (a) a person born in the US, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof ..." Therefore, the son automatically becomes a US citizen at birth. However, the mother, if not a US citizen or permanent resident, remains an "alien" under INA Section 101(a)(3) [8 USC1101(a)(3)], which defines "alien" as "any person not a citizen or national of the US." Even though the child is a US citizen, the mother has no rights to permanent residence or citizenship in the US except those conferred by law. The right for the US citizen child to petition for permanent residence on behalf of a parent is governed by INA section 201(b)(2)(A)(i), which states in pertinent part, "For purposes of this subsection, the term "immediate relatives" means the children, spouses, and parents of a citizen of the US, except that, in the case of parents, such citizens shall be at least 21 years of age."

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I would like to mention an important article by Linda Chavez in the current issue of Commentary magazine entitled "The Realities of Immigration." Chavez has impeccable conservative credentials. She is certainly no supporter of either illegal or open immigration. However, her article explodes a number of myths about immigration, including the following: (1) America has allegedly always welcomed legal immigrants in the past, (2) Our economy allegedly cannot support additional immigrants. (3) Immigrants allegedly only drain our services while contributing nothing to our economy. (4) There is allegedly a large pool of highly motivated American workers ready to take all the unskilled jobs which would open up if all of the illegal immigrants went home. (5) Latino immigrants are allegedly not interested in working hard, learning English, paying taxes, going to school or becoming American. (6) Racism allegedly has nothing at all to do with the anti-immigration movement. (7) Immigration restrictionists are allegedly only opposed to illegal immigration, but welcome legal immigrants. Chavez's article may infuriate some readers who cannot stand any favorable comments about Latino immigrants, legal or illegal. Other people, myself included, will feel that she could have made the case for legal immigration even more forcefully. However, I believe that most Immigration Daily readers, whether they agree with all her conclusions or not, will find this article fair, informative, and above all, rational, something increasingly rare in today's emotionally charged immigration debate.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I did a little research today and that case where the Supreme Court ruled that it doesn't matter if someone is here a long time to be able to deport him  if he or she is here illegally (the latter is the defendant who appealed to the Supreme Court): Humberto Fernandez-Vargas vs. Alberto R. Gonzales (our US Attorney General) case no.: 04-1376. I have a feeling this case may come in very handy.

M. Johnson

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