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Immigration Daily September 12, 2006
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To Catch A Terrorist

According to a Tucson Citizen news story, "While no evidence exists that terrorists have entered the US through Mexico, the concern, fueled largely by anti-immigration forces, has brought more money and manpower to the border." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, September 12th For PERM Practice Here And Now

The curriculum for the Sep 14th phone session is as follows:

  • Ins and Outs of SWA Job Orders
  • Tips on Sunday Ads
  • Recruitment Options for Professionals
  • Notice Requirements & Layoffs
  • Alien Data, Current Address & INS Status
  • Proving Alien Qualifications on 9089: Education, Training and Work Experience
  • Documenting Special Requirements & Licenses
  • How & When to Use the Magic Language
  • Who Has to Sign the 9089 and When?
  • Employer Declarations
  • What to Do After Filing!
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 12th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2006.pdf.


Article

Child Status Protection Act: Delays Are Actually Better For Some
Paul Szeto writes "Although one of the reasons for the enactment of the CSPA was to counter administrative and processing delays, the current interpretation of the statute has indirectly created an inherent unfairness in the application process among the children of LPR parents."


News

Updated CRS Report On State And Local Immigration Enforcement
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated version of its report examining some of the policy and legal issues that may accompany the increasing role of state and local law officials in the enforcement of immigration law.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Paralegal sought for small Nassau County, Long Island, immigration firm. Minimum 2 years' experience; bachelor's degree preferred. Must be detail - oriented, have Spanish knowledge, computer skills and good oral and written communication skills. Benefits package. Convenient to LIRR, Southern Parkway, buses, free parking. Send resume with salary requirements to: aboas@optonline.net.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Experienced immigration paralegal sought for Mid-town Manhattan office in NYC of large immigration practice of 230-attorney law firm founded in 1817. 2 years experience in immigration law required including preparation and filing of business visas (H-1B, L, E) petitions and permanent residency applications. The ideal candidate will have strong computer, communication and writing skills and proficiency with Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook and internet research. Lexis or Westlaw skills required. Korean speaking skills preferred. Send resume in confidence to: Employment Manager, Hodgson Russ LLP, One M&T Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203 or by email to Melanie Smith at msmith@hodgsonruss.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP, a global immigration law firm seeks an immigration paralegal with 2+ years of corporate immigration experience for both our New York and New Jersey locations. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a high volume case processing environment and will prepare labor certification (PERM) applications. Candidate will have extensive client contact and will utilize case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. BA/BS degree and experience with Windows 2000 required. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and growth opportunities. Candidates interested in both the NJ and NY offices please submit resume and salary requirements to kiulo@fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature, conscientious and detail-oriented experienced attorney (minimum 2 years experience). Must have experience in handling both family and business immigration cases, preferably in a small firm environment. Must have excellent research and English writing skills. Candidates with Spanish language proficiency will be considered first. We prefer applicants who are already local to the Washington, DC area. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. We offer a competitive salary and benefits - both traditional (health insurance) and non-traditional (in-office professional massage). Please send resume + writing sample to Paul S. Haar, Esq., 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 or paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature, conscientious and detail-oriented senior paralegal (minimum 5 years experience in an immigration firm). Must have experience in handling both family and business immigration cases, preferably in a small firm environment. Must have excellent research and English writing skills. Candidates with Spanish language proficiency will be considered first. We prefer applicants who are already local to the Washington, DC area. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. We offer a competitive salary and benefits - both traditional (health insurance) and non-traditional (in-office professional massage). Please send resume + writing sample to Paul S. Haar, Esq., 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 or paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Merrill R. Cohen & Associates, PC, a boutique business immigration law firm in Midtown Manhattan seeks experienced lawyer to manage own caseload, primarily consisting of EB1, EB2, PERM, O-1, E-1 and L-1A petitions, with some motions/appeals and family-based work. The Associate will have a great deal of client contact. From time-to-time, he or she will represent clients at Section 245 and EOIR hearings. Our diverse clientele includes research hospitals, small and large businesses, as well as professionals in a wide variety of fields, including actors, musicians and athletes. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and organized, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Minimum 3 years experience. Salary DOE + benefits. Please email resume, cover letter + references to: mbailey@cohenlawfirm.com.

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Immigration Book
Yearning to Breathe Free? Thoughts on Immigration, Islam & Freedom By David Dykstra. Solid Ground Christian Books, 160 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 1599250845, $10.87. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1599250845/.


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 09/11/06 editorial, linking immigration to terrorism makes good press and makes it appear that the Bush administration is taking a firm stance and really doing something to stop terrorism by "securing our borders". In truth, tough immigration laws will not stop terrorism any more than ripping up newspaper and throwing it to the wind will keep elephants out of Central Park. Notwithstanding, one fall day, a man was sitting on a park bench in Central Park, ripping up the current issue of the NYT and throwing little strips into the air. A curious woman asked, "What are you doing?" The man said, "I'm keeping the elephants out of Central Park." The woman responded, "Don't be silly, there are no elephants in Central Park." The man replied, "It works, doesn't it?" Now, I'm not saying there have been no visa over-staying foreign terrorists on airplanes, or in Central Park, but the current rhetoric of the Bush administration appears to be no more than a power play. Recent presidential statements justifying military tribunals, and other desperate measures the president claims are necessary in this time of crisis, remind me of the Nixon days. I refer naysayers to US vs. Nixon, 418 US 683(1974), where the US Supreme Court held that neither the doctrine of separation of powers, nor the generalized need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, can sustain an absolute, unqualified, presidential privilege. While today the times and circumstances are markedly different, the presidential power play appears strikingly similar. While the great American patriot, Patrick Henry, said, "Give me liberty or give me death," our president now seems to be telling the American people, "Give up your liberty or you'll be dead." There is an election coming up - guard well the honor of the democracy.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
ID's 9/11/06 comment makes Einstein even more of a genius who said, "The solution of a problem should never be left to those who have created it." To note 5 years since the tragic event of 9/11/01 by urging the same lax entry policies and lack of enforcement that contributed to this destruction is myopic. It puts ID on the same page as Globalist G. W. "Guest Worker" Bush who with six years in office, five since WTC, has still not secured our borders or our lax policies, his recent, token, election oriented efforts, notwithstanding. But the TSA program, along with the Patriot Act and proposed Real ID and other freedom robbing efforts have had top priority as has his misplaced war efforts which resources could have been better spent in strengthening America. Existing laws against illegal entry are still there waiting for a more vigorous application in securing this nation against all intruders, cooks, terrorists or lessor criminals who would violate them. And illegal aliens are not "immigrants" which demeans lawful migrants. "Scarce resources" are not squandered on these violators as all are lawbreakers, contributing to disrespect to the rule of law, Balkanization, high crime rates and budgets for social services and much more. "The more the immigrants, the merrier the American economy", is true only for those directly profiting at the burden to taxpayers in numerous ways. While ID criticizes WWII enforcement efforts, we won that war and the fact that their checkpoints didn't turn up Germans may be attributed to its success in keeping them away, not failure. What can't be faulted was their will to win the war in doing whatever it took, something that's sadly lacking by many in the real invasion war being experienced today, and it's not in Iraq.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
My 9/11 ID letter erroneously stated that "USCIS" had planned to institute a 60-day H-1B grace period before the 9/11 attacks five years ago. At that time, there was no USCIS. It was the INS. On another note, I believe that we should be concerned about the extent to which parts of the far right agenda are becoming mainstream in today's anti-immigrant movement. I have never said that every restrictionist is a right wing extremist. I am sure that many restrictionists are as repelled by extremist bigotry as I am. But not all. To mention just one example, Patrick Buchanan, the restrictionist author, TV guru, and 2000 presidential candidate, wrote a series of columns in the late 1980's condemning the investigations of former Nazi concentration camp guards. He even compared the case of one guard, who was acquitted by an Israeli court because witnesses had mistakenly placed him at the wrong concentration camp, to the "Dreyfus Affair" in France, just over 100 years ago, in which an innocent army officer was falsely accused and imprisoned because he was Jewish. I am not aware that Buchanan has ever retracted these anti-Semitic views. But his most recent book about the alleged dangers of a Mexican takeover of America is now a best seller. At least Buchanan was once candid enough to state that much of the furor over Mexican immigration was based on skin color and that few would care if there was a large influx of white immigrants from Canada. Lou Dobbs, Tom Tancredo and some of their supporters should be so honest.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY


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