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Immigration Daily August 1, 2006
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Events, Newsletters, And Announcements

We are pleased to offer our readers a way to share your professional news with the Immigration Daily community. comingsNgoings is a Immigration Daily section that features announcements, including:

  • New Office, New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Obituaries (we view this as a professional announcement)
  • Newsletter swaps, for more info: see here
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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,


BIA Pro-Bono Project Update: April 2006
Molly McKenna et al at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. write about recent BIA victories.


FY 2007 Advanced Degree Cap Is Reached
USCIS announced that it has received enough H-1B petitions requesting "foreign workers who have earned a master's degree or higher from a U.S. institution of higher education" to meet the exemption limit of 20,000 established by Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2007.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - Pearl Law Group is one of California's top business immigration law firms. Founded in 1995, we have built a solid reputation as the "A+" service provider in our field. Pearl Law Group offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. We currently seek experienced business immigration attorney. Ideal candidate possesses: 5+ years business immigration law firm experience handling full range of IV and NIV matters; ability to manage a diverse corporate caseload; experience in supervising paralegal staff and holding self/team accountable for results; excellent grammar, proofreading and legal writing skills; detail orientation; and references attesting to customer service focus, teamwork, leadership and reliability. For immediate confidential consideration, e-mail cover letter, resume, + original writing sample (5pps. maximum) to Only qualified individuals with requested experience and complete submission will be contacted.

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.

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: 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, or email:


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Training - Mt. Laurel, NJ
Immigration Law 2006: Overview & Update. Wed., Aug. 2, 2006 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, DoubleTree Suites, Mt. Laurel. David H. Nachman, Esq. leads panel of attorneys and paralegals to discuss immigration practice and procedure, including how to obtain Visas, family-based immigration, seeking asylum, recent changes in immigration practice, ethical issues, and more. Presented by the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. 732-214-8500. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
Ali Alexander's letter (07/28/06 ID) makes me wonder. Reflecting on his example of the Indian woman with the master's degree he tutored, I can't help but wonder what was this woman's visa status when Mr. Alexander tutored her, and just how she expected to take a low wage job in the US unless she already had employment permission? It's beyond reason to believe that software engineers from India, or any other country, are going to leave their homes, and set up a life here, wash dishes at the El Torito Restaurant, or pick crops in the fields of California's Central Valley, "as stepping stones". How long would a teacher or accountant last working in the brutal California sun, hefting shovels full of concrete, slinging hot roofing tar on the tops of buildings, or stooping to pick crops from dawn to dusk. How long would this indenture to menial labor be required of the foreign national before conferring permanent residence, or before they applied for an H-1B visa the next April 1st? This idea harkens back to the British importation of indentured Indian laborers into their colony of Fiji to pick sugar cane, where after a period of years the worker could work off the indenture and could choose to either return to India, or continue to live in Fiji, which offered a better life. Does America want this type of brutal exploitation of labor? I don't think so. Mr. Alexander's letter claims that according to a recent Pew Hispanic Center study, most of the jobs that are considered low-skilled are still predominantly performed by Americans, I would only say that statistics are only numbers that even if accurate for the broad-brush of the whole of the US, do not always show the whole picture.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Instead of debating the merits of the Minutemen's peaceful tactics and reasons for being, Immigration Daily engages in typical smear tactics so typical of leftists and open-border advocates (see 07/27/06 ID comment). Immigration Daily can't beat the Minutemen in the arena of ideas so you smear them. This story regarding their alleged financial improprieties appeared for a brief day or so in the Washington Times, and then had no traction or teeth after that, even in the mainstream media (which demonstrates extreme hostility to the Minutemen, which the Washington Times is not considered to be among), most likely because it has no real substance. Similar stories have been done regarding improper financial dealings of Hispanic activist groups supporting the immigration rallies back in March and May 1st, as reported by Joseph Farah in WorldNetDaily. Immigration Daily obviously ignored these stories. You're so deathly afraid that Americans of all stripes, including those with Latin blood like me, are supporting the Minutemen more and more, that Immigration Daily is willing to engage in typical ad hominem and diverting-of-attention tactics. Why don't you inform your Immigation Daily readers of the brand-new release of Jim Gilchrist (Minutemen's founder) and Jerome Corsi's new book "The Battle to Secure America's Borders, which has already shot to the top of the Amazon list? This is the book that the Reconquista-types and their supporters fear the most. Well, you should be.

Miguel Michael D.

Dear Editor:
Spouses of LPRs are not issued visa to enter the US as soon as they get married, but spouses of H-1Bs are issued visa instantly allowing them to enter the US and to stay together. The LPRs' spouses will have to wait for at least three years to be issued visa to enter the US. The LPRs' spouses are suffering extreme hardship being separated from each other. All of us know that the H-1B visa is an entrance to get green card, and most of H-1B visa holders are issued green card ultimately. Separation from each other for the period of three years is not fair and just when comparing with the privilege that the spouses of H-1B visa holders are getting. In view of the extreme hardship that the spouses of LPRs have been suffering, it is right time that Congress should include a provision in comprehensive immigration reform bill, that will allow to issue visa instantly to spouse of LPR to enter the US and to stay there until his or her visa is adjusted to permanent resident. It is understood that after entering the US spouse of LPR will have to wait for being issued green card until immigration visa number is available.


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

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