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Immigration Daily October 4, 2006
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Letter From Army Sergeant Revisited

Immigration Daily's July 19, 2006 issue featured the immigration bureaucratic tangle suffered by US Army Sergeant Ubau in his efforts to resolve his wife's immigration status. We are pleased to report that Sergeant Ubau's wife has been granted a I-601 waiver. Kudos to pro bono Attorney Sufen Hilf for her efforts.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Patel's Immigration Reference Books

ILW.COM is pleased to offer Patel's Immigration Law Library, 2005-2006 Edition. This collection includes 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. You can order any or all of these invaluable reference works here.


The Rush To Limit Judicial Review
Jill E. Family writes "Access to an independent judiciary with the power to hold the government accountable in its dealings with individuals is a founding principle of the US."


Congress Passes Secure Fence Act Of 2006
Congress passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (H.R.6061), we reproduce the bill here [Ed. corrected 10/04/06].


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:

Back Office Services
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendaring, clerical & archival. Adnet Services, Inc. Headquartered in New York City, Adnet Services provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. Contact Johaina Mumtaz at or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


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Immigration Canada Is For Sale
IMMIGRATION CANADA IS FOR SALE: Immigration Canada, an online monthly newsletter of ILW.COM, is for sale. ILW.COM has increasingly focused on its print publishing business in US immigration law (from practically nothing to 12 titles in 2 years). As our only non-US property, Immigration Canada is not a good fit for us any more. Who are we? ILW.COM is the leading immigration law publisher online. Our website has 50,000+ pages of information on immigration law and attracts almost 200,000 unique visitors a month (almost 2,000,000 page views a month). The site was founded in 1995.

WHAT IS OFFERED FOR SALE: Included in the sale are the archives, the goodwill, and the circulation list. Immigration Canada has one of the largest circulations of any Canadian immigration periodical in the world, with a hyper-clean opt-in email list of 4,000+ subscribers exclusively for this online monthly newsletter. The monthly publication archives go back to June 2004. (Logos proprietary to ILW.COM and software code proprietary to ILW.COM are NOT included in the sale - just the actual text content of the archives.)

WHO SHOULD BUY AND WHY: Just to develop a circulation list of this size would take between $4,000 to $60,000 - based on google/overture price ranges for the appropriate keywords, and the ranges for conversion from site traffic to email address. The diverse readership includes not just potential immigrants to Canada, but a large number of professionals interested in Canadian immigration law - including a significant number in the US. Buying an established publication enables jump-starting internet marketing efforts, even if all the archives are discarded and only the name is kept, preserving the relationships with the readers. The Immigration Canada circulation list would be a good fit for the following: (a) a Canadian immigration law firm which wants to significantly expand its internet marketing effort (b) a vendor of services to Canadian immigration law firms (c) anyone involved with Canadian immigration who wants to quickly acquire a valuable online marketing strategic asset. We are fully prepared to assist the ultimate buyer achieve a smooth acquisition of this asset. SPECIAL BONUS: As an added incentive, we will carry a text link to the buyer's website from our home page for a period of 6 months after the sale. We will also redirect traffic from the old URL on our website to the buyer's website for a period of 6 months after the sale. The branding value of the text link from our home page alone is worth a lot of money.

ABOUT THE SALE PROCESS: Since this asset is worth different things to different people, we have found it difficult to price it. Hence, we are using the unusual option of an ebay auction to find the right buyer. However, buyers can begin with a minimum bid of even $1. The auction process we have selected is called "private auction" so that bidders can be assured of anonymity from other bidders. The bidding will end at 11:45am Pacific Time (2:45pm Eastern Time) on Friday, October 13th. The successful bidder will have one business day to send us either a certified check, or a wire transfer, or credit card for payment (all in US dollars only). To learn about how the buying process on ebay works, see here. To ask a question about the sale, please send an email to To bid for this valuable asset, click here.


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:
Sergeant Ubau's case has been commented by attorneys and by Immigration Daily around July or August 2006. This is an update of his case. The DHS office in U.S. Embassy in Nicaraga has approved the I-601 waiver in a timely manner and his wife will be (is) in the U.S. I have provided probono service to Sergeant Ubau.

Sufen Hilf, Esq., Hilf & Hilf, PLC
Franklin, MI

Editor's note: please see related Comment above.

Dear Editor:
Responding to S.Salike's letter (10/03/06 ID) I quite agree with his letter's views on missing the write up of Ali Alexander on immigration matters. I hardly go through the letters when Ali's letters are not there. Kindly get in touch with him. We are missing him greatly.

M. Malami

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X

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