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Immigration Daily August 10, 2006
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Avon Park Holiday

According to a Miami Herald news report, Florida Avon Park Mayor Tom Macklin's proposed ordinance that would have fined landlords who rent to undocumented immigrants and penalized companies that hire them, was narrowly defeated. Some groups have proposed that July 24th should be declared a local holiday marking the day that the city "woke up". For the full story, see here.

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Immigration Reference Books

ILW.COM is pleased to feature the following immigration reference books:

  • Patel's Immigration Law Library, 2005-2006 Edition - features the essential reference resource "The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), 2005-2006 Edition", once you have used this version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR, fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR, and Patel's Citations.
  • Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam - an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach (also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style). Please note that the 2005-2006 Edition is sold out and orders currently received will be supplied with the 2006-2007 Edition, which is printing now.
You can order any or all of these invaluable reference works on our books page.


Immigration News Affecting Large Numbers Of People
Alan Lee, Esq. discusses recent immigration developments.


Supreme Court To Hear "Aggravated Felony" Cases
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument October 3, 2006, on the issue of whether state drug convictions considered a misdemeanor under federal law qualify as an "aggravated felony" for purposes of immigration laws. for two cases, Lopez v. Gonzalez, Attorney General was consolidated with Reymundo Toledo-Flores v. US.


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:

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Dear Editor:
R.L. Ranger's letter (08/09/06 ID) states that "some Jews and Mexicans are desirous of destroying traditional America and others are not". Anti-Semitic and anti-Mexican statements like this one have, unfortunately, been part of "traditional American" culture for more than a hundred years. Just as Jewish immigrants, including my own grandparents, were once among the favorite targets of white supremacist hate groups, Latino and Asian immigrants, who have also long been victims of discrimination and prejudice, are the main targets of the anti-immigrant movement now. Mr. Ranger's letter shows that there is a direct connection between the anti-Semitism of Henry Ford, Father Coughlin and Gerald L.K. Smith in the first half of the 20th Century, and the anti-Latino ranting of Samuel Huntington, Lou Dobbs, Tom Tancredo and J.D. Hayworth at the dawn of the 21st. The only difference is that previous laws enacted against unpopular immigrant groups, such as the 1880's Chinese exclusion laws and the 1924 "national origins" immigration quota law, affected mainly immigrants themselves. In contrast, the current House immigration bill, H.R. 4437, would carry out anti-immigrant persecution to such an extent that the freedoms of all of us, American citizens and immigrants alike, would be, to quote the title of Tancredo's anti-Mexican book, "In Mortal Danger".

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Responding to R.L. Ranger's letter (8/9/06 ID) which stated, "Some Jews and Mexicans by their actions show they are desirous of destroying traditional America and others are not." I don't know any Jews who want to destroy "traditional America." Jewish soldiers died to defend traditional America in both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. An American Jewish doctor named Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine, without which millions of Christian, Hindu and Muslim children throughout the world would have been afflicted with, and probably crippled by, the dread disease polio. Of course, instead of gratitude, nice healthy Muslims (like Iran's leader) scream about eliminating the Zionist menace and nice healthy Christians say Jews are desirous of destroying traditional America.

Judy Resnick, Esq.

Dear Editor:
R. L. Ranger's letter states (8/08/06 ID) that true Americans will support H.R. 4437 and follow the advises of Peter Brimelow, Samuel Huntington, Lou Dobbs, Tom Tancredo, J.D. Hayworth among others. I believe true Americans are the ones who understand that the US is a country built by immigrants and can emphatize on the situations of illegals but would want them to follow the law. True Americans will support the Senate passed S.2611 because this bill doesn't provide amnesty but provides a lengthy legal path to residency and recognition of immigrants, legal or illegal, who have contributed much to what is America today. True Americans will support S.2611 because learning how the American Indian's culture was negatively changed by the early settlers, the Senate bill demands that immigrants learn English before gaining citizenship and "aculturize" themselves to US society. True Americans will support S.2611 because this bill recognizes that coming here to America illegally is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. That is why the bill demands a fine to be paid for the mistake illegal immigrants made when they crossed the border or overstayed their visa. True Americans will maintain and respect 'jus soli' as a right to citizenship for people born here and take into consideration 'Jus Sanguinis' as a right to maintain citizenship for US citizens who give birth outside the US.

Alannbert Millendez

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