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Immigration Daily August 8, 2006
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President Bush's Radio Address

President Bush used his weekly radio address to tout the progress made on border security and to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. He said that, to be successful, comprehensive immigration reform must accomplish four other critical goals: creation of a temporary worker program, enforcement of existing laws at workplaces, resolution of the status of undocumented immigrants already here and assimilation of newcomers into the American melting pot. For the transcript, see here.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, August 8th For 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:


Corporate Immigration Compliance For Our Time
Hector A. Chichoni asks "What can HR professionals do to keep their employer compliant?"


DOS Cable On Lebanese Citizens
The Department of State has issued a cable on immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing for Lebanese citizens.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sarasota, FL - Anthony Olson, P.A., an immigration law firm specializing in employment- and family-based immigration law, seeks immigration attorney. Seeks applicant with preferably 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience with an emphasis on labor certs., EB-1's, H's, L's, and P's. Experience in deportation defense is a plus. Friendly and flexible working conditions with competitive benefits package. Ideal candidate is conscientious, self-motivated, people- and goal-oriented team player. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Tony by fax: 941-362-7107 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pasadena, CA - Reeves & Associates (R&A), practicing immigration law exclusively for more than a quarter of a century, with 65 plus employees in 4 offices. One of the largest full-service US immigration law firms is seeking another supervising paralegal due to continuing growth. Excellent opportunity for qualified candidates with supervisory experience and minimum 5 years experience as business immigration paralegal. Will consider applicants with 5+ years of well-rounded immigration experience. R&A offers continuing legal training, very competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) with matching dollars, fully paid medical, dental and vision plan, LT disability policy, plus a yearly bonus, all in a very friendly environment. Applications confidential. Please send resume, cover letter + salary history by email: or fax: (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Valley Stream, NY - Greenberger & Guttikonda, PLLC represents individuals, families and businesses across the US and abroad in immigration matters (NIV - H, L, E, TN, etc; Labor Certs; IV - EB 1/2/3, etc; family) and seeks associate. Candidate must possess demonstrated interest in business immigration. Ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and exhibit highest intellect, writing ability, problem solving skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please send resume + writing sample to Olga Petrova, Office Manager 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. 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:

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:


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Dear Editor:
Ali Alexander's letter (08/07/06) decries "massive illegal immigration from cultures very different from ours". If Mr. Alexander's letter were merely opposed to "massive illegal immigration", no one would argue with it. But illegal immigration is not the real issue. Mr. Alexander's letter appears to oppose any immigration at all by people from "cultures very different from ours". Exactly which "cultures" is the letter referring to as "very different from ours" and how many immigrants from these "cultures" would it like to see admitted legally. Judging from the tone of the letter, none would be too many. Is it just barely possible that Mr. Alexander's letter might be referring to Spanish speaking culture when it speaks of "cultures very different from ours"? If so, what does his letter mean by the word "culture"? Does this refer to Spanish speaking cultural giants such as Cervantes, Borges and Octavio Paz, or does it refer to the vicious caricature of Latino immigrant "culture" as one of crime, poverty and anti-Americanism now being spread by the likes of Tom Tancredo, Lou Dobbs and Samuel Huntington? Or is it possible that Mr. Alexander's letter isn't talking about Spanish speaking "culture" at all? In its origins, at least, Spanish speaking Latin American culture was not a "very different culture" from our English speaking American culture. Both cultures were originally based on racist attitudes toward people with darker skins. Yet some of today's "English only" politicians, media figures and academics do not seem be bothered at all by the fact that their own anti-immigrant agenda resembles this aspect of Spanish "cultural" history.

Roger Algase, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Anti immigration groups are trying to create a gulag instead of freeing US from Gulag, as is Brimelow's article (08/07/06 ID Article). They want to build walls and electric fences (Hayworth and Tancredo) and concentration camps (Don Goldwater and Dana Rohrbacher). In reality, America needs to be freed from Gulag creators. On November 7, 2006 America will vote a resounding no to their negative policies in support of breaking up families (immigrants) while talking up family values...all indicators seem to say that the GOP House faces a rout.

G. Chell

Dear Editor:
There is simply no way to tell which of us is right about the effects of massive and often illegal immigration on the U.S. without a practical experiment. If we follow the so-called restrictionist view, enforce our immigration laws, and provide for immigration at our historic limits, what is the harm to the country? The harm, if any, is short-lived and easily remedied--we change our law to admit more immigrants. If we follow the wish in Mr. Algase's letter (08/07/06 ID) and let an untold number of illegal aliens legalize and sponsor their relatives, and also increase legal immigration through guest worker programs and those of us who favor the "restrictionist" view are right, the harm to the U.S. and its people is severe and probably irreversible. As a statistician and scientist, I personally prefer to err on the side of least harm, and enforce our laws.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
By giving estimate of 20 million of illegal immigrants presently living in the US prepared by Betty Ng and Robert Justice, R.L. Ranger's letter (8/03/06 ID) deserves to be applauded for its correction on Mr. Steven Camarota's article (08/02/06 ID Article) of the estimate of illegals that would receive amnesty under S.B.2611. Mr. Camarota's article also surely deserves to be highly appreciated for its painstaking in preparing of figures as to how and in how many numbers fraudulent matters were taken up in 1986 Amnesty, and similarly how many number of fraudulent will surely take place when the above bill 2611 becomes law. His article indicates there will be further violation of law of our country by some illegals by preparing fraudulent documents to be qualified under S.B. 2611 while it it is in force. It appears that S.B.2611 instigates to foreign people to break the US law by overstaying their visa or by EWI or by making fraudulent documents. Therefore, Congress should set aside this bill.

S. Salike

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