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Immigration Daily October 12, 2006
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Last Time America Sent Her Own Packing

A recent story features the true story of how an anti-immigrant frenzy fueled by the Great Depressionn, engulfed hundreds of thousands of legal American citizens in a drive to 'repatriate' Mexicans to their homeland." For the full story, see here.

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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", used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and many veteran immigration practitioners. 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.


Rolling The Dice: Is The DOJ Proposal Adequate To Correct Problems In Our Immigration Courts?
Cristina Velez writes "Who's the Judge??" Any asylum practitioner worth his or her salt will ask that question before giving an honest appraisal of a client’s chances of success in Immigration Court."


CRS Updated Report On Terrorist Grounds For Removal Of Aliens
The Congressional Research Service issued a report providing an overview of the grounds for inadmissibility and summarizes key legislation enacted in recent years. Where relevant, the report discusses how recently enacted legislation affects these matters.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown Manhattan, NY- New York Immigration law firm specializing in medical immigration matters. Seeking an associate with a minimum of two years experience in immigration law, including preparing and filing O-1, EB1, H-1B, PERM and family based cases. Must have strong research, writing, communication skills and the ability to supervise others. New York State bar license required. E-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Jose, CA - Littler Mendelson's Global Corporate Migration Group ("Littler Global") is a multicultural, transnational, full - service corporate migration law practice providing migration solutions for global companies around the world. Seeks associate with 3-7 years of immigration law experience. Candidate should possess excellent academic credentials and should have substantial business immigration experience. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume online. Please reference Littler Global in your application. We offer a generous benefits package to all full-time employees. Littler Global is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. No telephone calls please. No Recruiters-principals only.

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 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:

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Immigration Event - NJ
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 ID's 10/11/06 comment, I met Mr. Divine informally at the last AILA National CLE in San Antone and was able to talk to him one-on-one Saturday morning for 30 minutes at breakfast with the only interruption being a phone call from his wife. I had only recently been introduced to his [Immigration Practice] book which I enjoyed a lot and of which I recently bought the 2007-2008 version of. This is such a tragedy him leaving. We finally get someone that actually understands immigration law through and through and actually sees things from a practitioners standpoint, not the Gestapo attitude of the majority bureaucrats working for CIS especially the political appointees under the current administration and than he leaves. At least Yates remains. This is a huge loss for the aliens and AILA practitioners and another win for the hawks since somehow I don't buy the "family reasons" given for him leaving, the hawks probably ran him out of his office. Too bad.

Haroen Calehr, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Mr. Marchant introduced a bill to provide children born in the US with the same citizenship and immigration status as their mothers cited as the 'End Birth Citizenship to Illegal Aliens Act of 2006'. Sec. 2 of the bill states, "Determination of citizenship and immigration status for a child born in the US based on citizenship and immigration status of the child's mother. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a child born in the US (as defined in section 101(a)(38) of the [INA] (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(38)) shall have the same citizenship and immigration status at birth as the citizenship and immigration status of the child's mother." Notice that the child of a lawful permanent resident would not be a US citizen but rather would derive the citizenship of his or her mother. This is the principle of "jus sanguinis" that has always been the law in the civil tradition but never in the common law tradition of England and the US. Needless to say, such a substitution would be an earthquake, placing the citizenship of all save the children of US citizen in direct peril. Why has this threatened assault not attracted more attention, particularly among the pro-immigrant community and their organized representatives, especially the immigration bar? Let's wake up my friends- while there is still time. This is not an issue that will soon or easily fade away. If we are asleep at the switch, rest assured that our adversaries are not. Notice that they do not feel the need to effect their revolution by constitutional amendment, preferring instead to rely on the implemenation powers of Congress under Section 5. Could their challenge be any more self-evident?

Gary Endelman, Esq.
Houston, TX

Dear Editor:
While I would like to know exactly how OIS collected their statistics mentioned in S. Salike's letter (10/11/06 ID), I do not disagree that these numbers could be a good "ball park" figure. How do we secure our borders? Do we build a 700 mile fence? The Soviets did that to divide East Germany from West Germany in the 1960's. America is not, nor should it be, a nation of military oppressors, either of its own people, or of the people from other countries. It is well recognized that the US needs "comprehensive immigration reform", but just what is that? It appears from reading both the House and the Senate versions of proposed law, that the legislature and the administration has once again missed the mark, patching the quilt of the INA of 1952, as amended, and amended, and amended. Prospectively, America does not need to keep people from "sneaking in", as Ms. Salike's letter refers, although apart from immigration issues, it is recognized that there is a homeland security problem - but that's not immigration - that's something for the CIA to deal with. America needs to deal with lawbreakers after they are here, by toughening and enforcing immigration laws, while at the same time making it easier for US employers to hire much-needed foreign labor to "do the jobs Americans won't do". America needs to fill the science and technology gap created by the failing American educational system, coupled with non-motivated youth. When will Congress learn that the tired old broken system America calls its immigration laws is in need of replacement, not reform or repair? We need to chuck the whole INA and the lame proposals of HR 4437 and S 2611 out the window and start fresh, with a "comprehensive" rethinking of how America wants to handle its immigration into the next century.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

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