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Immigration Daily July 28, 2006
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Immigration Attorney Faces Fed

According to The Hutchinson News, "A disbarred attorney and his wife, who used to serve southwest Kansas' immigrant population, face federal charges for allegedly filing forged [alien labor certification and asylum] documents with U.S. authorities." For the full story, see here.

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Detailed Characteristics Of The Caribbean Born In The US
Julia Gelatt and David Dixon write "The Caribbean born make up a small proportion of the overall foreign-born population in the United States."


EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued the latest disciplinary actions: (5) attorneys were immediately suspended; (3) received final orders.

EOIR On Changes To Briefing Deadlines
Effective August 14, 2006, the BIA will grant fewer and shorter extensions of initial briefing deadlines in an effort to reduce detention time for aliens in removal proceedings who have filed case appeals with the Executive Office for Immigration Review's Board of Immigration Appeals.

DHS Extends TPS For Somalia Nationals
DHS announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia until March 17, 2008. For the press release, see here. For the FAQs, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prestigious immigration law firm, with LA, SF, & NY branches, seeks associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA branch. At least 2 yrs experience in all areas of immigration law, including family and employment based cases, court appearances for removal/deportation, and consular processing. Job requires occasional travel outside LA and CA. Send resume, salary requirements, and writing sample to Office Manager by fax: (818) 543-5802 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Santa Monica, CA - Wolfsdorf Immigration Law firm, an AV rated 50+ employee law firm, has several paralegal positions available. There is enormous growth potential in our pleasant working environment. The positions require 2 to 5 years of business immigration experience, including a full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing, communication, organizational & case management skills. We offer competitive salaries and benefits and we encourage and promote our employee's professional growth and development. Please send your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to: Join us and help contribute to one of the most dynamic immigration practices in Southern California.

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

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Corporate/immigration Legal Assistant - Moore & Van Allen PLLC has an exciting opportunity in business immigration law with a large, full service law firm in Charlotte, NC. Prior immigration experience not required. However, candidate must have interest in working with large business immigration practice with multinational clientele. Candidate must be well-organized and have strong attention to detail. Candidates fluent in Standard Mandarin and/or Standard Cantonese preferred. Preference also given for candidates with experience working with clients in China, Singapore, or Japan. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Attractive benefits package offered. Relocation assistance may be provided to the right candidate. Please submit letter, resume and salary requirements to Stephen Hader Esq.:

Back Office Services
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendaring, clerical & archival. Adnet Services, Inc. Headquartered in New York City, Adnet Services provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. Contact Johaina Mumtaz at or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


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Immigration Event
The Cato Institute is pleased to announce the following event: "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for a Growing Economy". Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 12:00 noon. RSVP: For more information, contact:


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:
Immigration restrictionists typically object to the cultural changes that they fear will be the result of more immigration. They want this country to remain the way it was when they were younger. In taking this position, they overlook two points. First, cultural changes in what is now this country started when the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and have never stopped. Second, those ongoing changes made this country the world leader that it is. The restrictionists' "solutions" bring to mind the old saying that those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to relive them.

Sid Lachter, Esq.
Tucson, AZ

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID's 7/27/06 comment on the MCDC Minutemen, as a border, "neighborhood watch" group, the label "vigilante" is inappropriate as to the Western definition of taking the law into one's own hands or belonging to a vigilante committee. However, the Spanish version to be a "watchman" or the Latin, "to be vigilant" would be most appropriate. Any problems here can be attributed to the rapid growth and interest in this issue and will be addressed and resolved, much to the dismay of some. The Pence/Hutchison plan (7/26/06 ID Comment) is just another insulting, backdoor amnesty ploy with some different hoops to jump through, dressed up to look like enforcement that would put big business in charge. It's even worse than S.B. 2611 if that's possible. Unlimited cheap labor could be imported without serious checks or balances on an employers demand. The only compromise this legislation achieves is the threat to the job security and future of every American worker and family. Why should we believe the Senate is serious about enforcement when they weren't in 1986 or since? Much of what is needed in the way of enforcement is already existing law which is presently being ignored or only pursued in a token manner.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Responding to Mr. Prchal's letter (07/27/06 ID), there's no need to import poorly educated, unskilled immigrants to do these jobs - workers who would still put the burden of support on the American taxpayer. Most of the jobs that are considered low-skilled are still predominantly performed by Americans, according to a recent Pew Hispanic Center study. Furthermore, with the apparent structural shift in our economy to unskilled/semi-skilled service jobs, perhaps we should also call for a gov't policy shift. Instead of touting college educations for everyone, perhaps our leaders should emphasize vocational training programs in high schools and post high school. Many of the jobs now being performed by illegal aliens are only considered full-time jobs because illegal aliens need to support families. However, a number of these jobs have provided PT/temporary work for individuals who needed the flexibility. We should realize that the explosion in our population of older but healthy workers along with the shakiness of pension plans and Social Security means that these workers are likely to be available for some jobs now held by illegal aliens. For those jobs for which there truly may not be Americans available, we should consider importing educated workers whose abilities may not be an immediate match for our skilled employment needs. These workers may view low-wage jobs as stepping stones, providing a chance to learn English and how things work here. I myself tutored an Indian woman who had been sponsored by her doctor brother. She had a master's degree and weak English. However, she knew how to learn and was willing to take low-wage jobs while she improved her skills. Isn't this what we want for low-wage workers, American or immigrant-that they be able to better themselves and their families at minimal cost to the taxpayer?

Ali Alexander

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X