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Immigration Daily October 3, 2006
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IJ Makeover

According to a Kansas City news story, "As president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, which recently signed its first collective bargaining agreement with the Justice Department, Slavin is trying to improve the lot and image of the nation's immigration judges - overworked, understaffed and often dismissed as anti-immigrant and unprofessional." For the full story, see here.

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Mark Ivener, Lincoln Stone, Greg Siskind

Mark Ivener, Lincoln Stone, and Greg Siskind will be speakers at the October 5th phone session of "Immigration For Investors: NIVs And IVs". The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 3rd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Will The Denial Of Your Immigration Application Or Petition On Or After October 1st Force You Before The Immigration Court?
Alan Lee, Esq. writes "On or after October 1st, immigration offices have been informed by USCIS's [] Aytes, that once the denial of an application or petition is complete, a notice to appear (NTA) should "normally" be prepared as part of the denial if the applicant is removable and there are no means of relief available ..."


EOIR Publishes Final Rule On Automatic Stay Provisions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review published a final rule in the Federal Register rule clarifying the basis on which DHS may invoke the automatic stay provision, and limits the duration of the automatic stay and adopts, with changes, an interim rule published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2001.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Valley Stream, NY - New York business law firm representing 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) seeks entry level associate. Must have strong research and writing skills. New York State bar license required. Competitive compensation package offered. Please send resume + writing sample to Olga Petrova, Office Manager, Guttikonda Law Firm, PLLC, 195 Rockaway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Valley Stream, NY 11580 or mail to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Busy immigration law firm located outside Philadelphia, PA is looking for an experienced immigration paralegal to join its team. Able to multi-task with great attention to detail and strong work ethic. A minimum of 1-2 years experience in immigration law required, including preparation and filing of business visas petitions and permanent residency applications. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, communication skills, and computer skills. Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

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. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to

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.

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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Immigration Event
Immigration & Criminal Law: Navigating The Minefield. Wed., Oct. 18, 2006, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Ramada Inn, East Hanover. Sat., Oct. 28, 2006, 9:00 AM to12:30 PM, Clarion Hotel, Cherry Hill. Robert Frank, Esq. leads panel to discuss the immigration consequences that can result from a criminal conviction, including what can be done proactively to assist clients, and how to navigate the immigration minefield in order to achieve favorable results for clients involved in criminal matters. Presented by the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. 732-214-8500. ILW.COM is a media sponsor for this event.


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:
Responding to David D. Murray's letter (10/02/06 ID), Mahatma Gandhi was an attorney and member of the British Bar. That he was also a philosopher and ambulance driver should not overwhelm his traditional beginning.

Paul Good, Esq.

Dear Editor:
The Michael J. Eatroff letter (10/2/06 ID) opines that my reference to the spinach scare was "obviously baseless", "xenophobic" (an) "unfounded claim" "racism" and "Nazi" like. Au Contraire - only to those who see those tired charges wherever they look while ignoring facts. We have had multi-millions of illegal entrants in recent years with no health inspection, working in our fields and restaurants, contrary to the Ellis Island model and common sense. Many diseases which had been subdued are making a comeback with others not seen here before. These would include leprosy, tuberculosis, malaria, polio, marburg disease, kawasaki disease, dengue fever and chagas disease among others. Over a hundred articles on this topic were searched at just the NewsWithViews website, with two of the best being, "Spinach Salad Anyone?" by Frosty Wooldridge and "Hospital to the World Welcomes Illegal Aliens & Contagious Diseases" by Madeleine Cosman. Dr. Cosman is a published medical lawyer who writes, "An outbreak of Hepatitis A in 2003 near Pittsburgh endangered 3000 thanks to infected Mexico-grown scallions and illegal alien kitchen workers in a Chi-Chi's restaurant. Two Americans died. Asians number 4% of Americans but over 50% of Hepatitis B cases. Terrorists are buying so-called 'weapons grade' strains of disease organisms for bio-warfare. America risks devastation by evil intent of a terrorist or by innocent accident of an infected illegal alien walking through our foolishly open Golden Door. Illegal aliens secret in their bodies invisible, deadly time bombs. Homeland Security ignores these lethal weapons of health destruction."

R.L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Since a long time has passed, we have not been given opportunities of reading Ali Alexander's views on immigration matters. Some may disagree with his opinions, but I fully agree with him. His views and ideas on matters of immigration are rational and empirical. I missed him greatly and hope he will share his views and ideas with us very soon.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
I know and understand that part of the immigrants who are here is out of necessity and not because of being here. If their countries were not manipulated by the political people who when in power not only think of their of their greed and care less what happens to the country which are the people. Somehow I believe a revolt will be coming in the future especially in Mexico. Look at the what kind of living they are getting and what they acquire here even if to the U S is substandard living here but to them is 100% better than their country.

Gladys Farris

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