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Immigration Daily August 4, 2006
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Immigration Proceedings Children's Video

"What Happens When I Go To Immigration Court?" is a first-of-a-kind educational video produced by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children to orient children who are placed in immigration proceedings and must appear in immigration court before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The video was produced in conjunction with a user's guide which can be helpful to child advocates, attorneys, and other professionals who are assisting children through proceedings in front of the immigration court. For the streaming video, see here. For the user's guide, see here.

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Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality Law: 2006 Update

The curriculum for the August 10th session of "Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality Law: 2006 Update" is as follows:

  • Naturalization and its requirements: age, LPR status, state residency, continuous residence, physical presence, and Preserving residence for naturalization purposes
  • Definitions and standards: criminal convictions and post conviction relief, good moral character, statutory period
  • Risks of making application: grounds for removal
  • The English language requirement, the "civics" exam and the Oath of Allegiance
  • Failure of the Agency to Act, Denials and Appeals
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 8th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Immigrant Women In The US: A Demographic Portrait
Susan C. Pearce writes "The migration of women to the US is characterized by two contradictory trends."


Aytes Memo On Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act
Michael Aytes, USCIS Associate Director, Domestic Operations issued a memorandum provides guidance for the initial implementation of the recently enacted immigration law reforms to prevent sex offenders from abusing children (Title IV of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006).


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. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing , communication & case management skills. Very competitive compensation pkg offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to

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:

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Immigration Book
No One is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border by Mike Davis and Justin Akers Chacon. Haymarket Books 2006, paperback, ISBN 1931859353, 328 pages.


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:
Before one follows the advice stated in Michael F. Hammond and Damaris Del Valle's Article (08/02/06 ID) regarding what an H-1B beneficiary can pay one should read the following cases: Administrator, Wage & Hour Division v. Family Health Center of Columbia County, Inc., 2005-LCA-1 (ALJ Aug. 2, 2005), Administrator, Wage & Hour Division v. Home Mortgage Company of America, Inc. 2004-LCA-40 (ALJ Mar. 6, 2006), Rajan V. International Business Solutions, Ltd., 2003-LCA-12 (ALJ Apr. 30, 2003) (available at DOJ OALJ website). One would be foolish to allow an H-1B beneficiary to pay any attorneys fees or fees required to be paid to the government in relation to the the H-1B process without informing the employer, in writing, of the possibility of alien filing a form WH-4 with the Labor Department, the employer incurring the costs of defending against any charges and the very good chance that the Department of Labor would rule that he had to reimburse all of attorney and filing fees. With a signed consent from the employer that the employer has been informed of the above the attorney might be in a safer position to proceed with accepting the H-1B related fees from the alien without worrying that the employer would come after the H-1B attorney for reimbursement of the costs incurred by the attorney's failure to inform the employer of the position of the Department of Labor regarding the payment of the aforementioned fees.

Eugene J. Flynn, Esq.
Dallas, TX

Dear Editor:
My letter (07/27/06 ID) stated that cultural change in this country has been continual ever since the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Ali Alexander's letter (07/31/06 ID) asked how I can realistically claim that cultural change cannot sometimes be dangerous and even destructive. The fact is, of course, that I made no such claim. The only quality of cultural change that I referred to was its ongoing permanence. As for the danger and destruction that Mr. Alexander's letter sees on the horizon, I have Yogi Berra's feeling of deja vu all over again. What Mr. Alexander's letter says about current Hispanic immigration is identical to what the Mr. Alexanders of previous generations said - and were always wrong, of course - about Orientals, Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, Germans, Italians and every other ethnic group that ever came to this country in large numbers. Unlike American culture, some mindsets just don't change.

Sid Lachter, Esq.

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Seattle, WA

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