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Immigration Daily September 20, 2006
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Immigration Ads In Kansas

According to a Kansas Lawrence Journal-World news article, "In her television campaign commercials, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has taken credit for resolving the school finance issue and mending a broken state budget. Now on radio, Sebelius, a Democrat seeking re-election, has turned her sights to illegal immigration." For the full story, see here.

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PERM Pointers, Pitfalls And Puzzles

The curriculum for "PERM Pointers, Pitfalls And Puzzles" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Sep 28: Preparing To File A PERM Application

  • Who's PERM is it anyway?
  • How do I get the right Prevailing Wage?
  • Who holds the key to the minimum requirements?
  • What are the best recruitment sources?
  • How do I know when requirements are restrictive?
  • Is this a 2nd Preference or 3rd Preference case?

SECOND Phone Session on Oct 19, 2006: Preparing Form 9089 For Filing

  • How do I avoid a computer denial?
  • How do I fill out Part H to avoid a substantive denial?
  • How do I fill out Parts J & K to avoid a substantive denial?
  • What documentation must I have as back up to the 9089?
  • When is the "magic language" necessary?

THIRD Phone Session on Nov 2, 2006: After The 9089 Is Filed

  • Should I be concerned about audits and how do I best prepare?
  • What do I do if I get an audit?
  • Do I appeal, file a motion to reconsider, or re-file?
  • What evidence must the employee get to prove qualifications?
  • Was the 9089 properly filled out to make the I-140 process easier?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 26th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


The Top Ten Ways America Gets Immigration Wrong
Michele Wucker writes "The most striking thing about today's immigration debate is how many times America has been here before - and how many times it has made the same mistakes."


President Bush Reiterates Call For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
During remarks at a recent press conference, President Bush responded to questions on immigration reform.

National Parks To Be Site For Naturalization Ceremonies
USCIS and the Department of Interior's National Park Service announced a partnership to promote individual naturalization ceremonies at National Parks around the country. For the press release, see here. . For the fact sheet, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Consultants
Las Vegas, NV or Phoenix, AZ - Immigration and Citizenship Services, Inc. has immediate openings for immigration consultants. Have plans to expand quickly across America. Immigration consultant will act as liasion between USCIS, the client and the attorney. Experience, including but not limited to E's, L's H's, TN's, OPTS necessary. Experienced only. Typing skills, computer savvy, great verbal and written communication skills required. Fluency in another language not required but desirable. Competitive compensation offered, including paid medical, dental, and vision. Relocation package may be available for right candidate. Contact Fred D. Winchar, business manager at This is a full-time position.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan boutique law firm seeks per diem lawyer to prepare and represent high-profile clients at USCIS interviews (AOS, 751, Natz) at NYC, Garden City, Newark. Approx. 40 cases per year. Must know the law and local procedures, be experienced, and have good client rapport. Please send resume, two references, with fee rates to is a blind ad posting.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, D.C. - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an experienced attorney for the position of Litigation Coordination Counsel for its Headquarters Office. This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the provision of litigation support in immigration cases involving USCIS operational components. The role of the Litigation Coordination Counsel is to assist in the oversight and tracking of federal court litigation facing USCIS through coordination with OCC counsel located throughout the country and at HQ. Deadline is September 29, 2006. E-mail to apply. For detailed information, including duties, qualifications, benefits, see here or enter vacancy announcement #CIS-COU-2006-0011 in

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York City, NY - Hodgson Russ LLP, a 225-plus lawyer firm with offices in Buffalo, New York City, Albany, Boca Raton and Toronto seeks an associate attorney for our immigration group in our NYC office. Our group represents multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, scientists and specialized workers. We seek an attorney with experience counseling U.S. and foreign employers. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of business immigration experience. Please send cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Mariely Downey:

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:

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

EB-5 Investor Program
An investor green card with no quota backlog for your clients. A generous finders fee from American Life Inc. for you, if allowed in your state. One of the best-kept immigration secrets... a real estate limited partnership investment of $525,000 in the American Life EB-5 Investor Green Card program in the Seattle Regional Center gives your accredited investor clients speed and freedom. Speedy conditional green card approval, typically in about 1 year. Freedom to live anywhere in the U.S. without being tied to a job or business. No need for day-to-day management of an active business. American Life Inc. manages over 20 properties - over 1,000,000 sq. ft. The oldest active Regional Center, projects range from $5 million to more than $20 million. Want to know more about the immigration benefits of American Life's EB-5 program? Call Mark Ivener at 1-866-767-1800 to answer your EB-5 immigration questions. With more than 30 years immigration law experience and five immigration law books to his credit, Mark Ivener is American Life's Immigration Consultant. For more information visit American Life's website,


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Dear Editor:
If the National Republican Campaign Committee had entered the Congressional race in Arizona a little earlier Mr. Graf could very well have lost (see 09/18/06 ID comment). Third place finisher Mike Hellon got over 60% of his Pima County vote in early voting. Much higher than any of the other candidates (Antenori 25%, Huffman 28%, Graf 19%, Jenkins 24%). What that indicates to me is that people who were going to vote for Hellon on election day switched after the NRCC backed Huffman. Those who already voted for Hellon when the NRCC endorsement came down were unable to switch. If the law in Arizona had required a runoff I doubt if Mr. Graf would have won and I seriously doubt if he will be able to win in November, despite the fact that the district is marginally Republican.

Eugene J. Flynn, Esq.
Dallas, TX

Dear Editor:
I wholeheartedly agree with Paul Oreffice's Article (ID 09/18/06) that "An Illegal Alien Is Not An Immigrant". And with the exception of his reference to "the utterly inefficient CIS" (they have made tremendous progress in the last 5 years), I agree with Mr. Oreffice's Article that we must "strengthen America's borders, revamp the CIS, by allocating a tough businessman to strip it down and begin anew, and create a guest-worker program. On August 8, 2004, ID published my letter on just that subject. My letter then stated, " ... "Anyone else present in the US who is not a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and has either overstayed their visa or entered without inspection, are "illegals", and they should not be called "immigrants" because, in fact, they do not possess such status under the law. To incorrectly define them demeans the efforts of those who have complied with the law. It is not the lawful immigrants against whom the unbridled wrath of the raging right should be focused, it is the "illegals" ... We have a problem in the US that can be solved, but the thrust should not be aimed at legalizing lawbreakers through an amnesty program (that did not work in 1986), but rather on filling the needs of American employers ..." It has been two years since I wrote that letter, and despite immigration being in the forefront of the news and concern of the president and the legislature ... nothing has changed. The immigration debacle could be turned over to private enterprise, run like a corporation, and the problems get solved. Since this won't happen, what were we to do ... what are we to do? Vote for Tom Tancredo?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
My letter of (09/18/06 ID) stated that most types of illegal entry and other immigration violations are not crimes under current law, but civil offenses only. While this statement is correct regarding some violations, such as overstaying a visa, it is not correct with regard to illegal entry, which is always a crime, as jhf's letter points out. I regret the error and apologize to ID readers for the inaccuracy.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York NY

Dear Editor:
The Roger Algase letter (9/19/06 ID) confuses the motives behind HB 4437 as "hatred" and hostile to migrants and their apologists when it only attempts to enforce and control entry in our nation's interests. That some consider this hostile only attests to the lax policies in which they have profitably become accustom or other ulterior motives. The fictional "house" that Anatol Lieven's book refers to is not realistic. Even those homes that maintain a "splendid and welcoming" policy in real life, still adhere to a strict policy of discrimination or choosing who may enter that house, and many today decide to live in gated communities. Are there any "nonrestrictionistas" who have no locks or doors on their homes and who allow any stranger the right to decide upon entry with or without any perceived bigotry, "prejudice" or other "demons" on the part of the homeowner? This is not "hatred" of others, but common-sense security, exercise of freewill and placing the interests of the home or nation above others who have their own lives, nations and places of abode. Alagse's letter also errs in attributing the Bush enthusiasm for S.2611 and lack of serious enforcement to any Republican "cynical strategy". Rather it is a long-term, calculated, Globalist effort pursued by the Bush administration to eradicate our borders and sovereignty by our transformation into the North American Union (NAU) with Canada and Mexico through the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) to benefit Elitists. Simply legalizing that which is illegal with token or no enforcement was the failed model in 1986 but was a success for the open border crowd. Their questionable motives envision the same scenario with S. 2711, the SPP, NAU and the NWO at the further expense of America and it's citizens.

R.L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Mr. Paul Oreffice's article (09/18/06 ID Article) and position can only come from someone born outside the country. They are the toughest of all. Use a tough businessman for the INS who will strip it down and build anew? Is he vying for the job? There is a syndrome those who ride the bus see every day. The last person to enter a crowded bus often yells to the others who like him want to get on, "Wait for the next bus. There is no more space in this one." Now, if this person was thinking, s/he could have applied that reality to self. Having failed to do so makes his remark invalid. Sometimes, one brave rider pushes him aside and walks in only to yell to the others standing outside: "Wait for the next one. There is no space in this one." What I find most entertaining in this country is a discussion between fellows like Mr. Paul Oreffice and Native Americans. Just out of this world. Thank heavens for his good fortune and not to self-destruct. Fortunes can have reversals. French people have this saying: "Qui n'a pas encore atteint l'autre rive ne doit pas se moquer de qui se noit."

Nouk Bassomb

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