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Immigration Daily November 20, 2006
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Deported Citizen Returns

A citizen of Lynn, Massachusetts is being returned on Nov. 17 to the US after the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") deported him in violation of a stay of deportation and a federal court order reopening his case. For more information, see here. This story was featured in Immigration Daily on September 28, 2006.

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


Focus

The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook - Shipping Now!

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here.


Article

The Borjas Blame Game
Diana Furchtgott-Roth writes "Immigrants have been accused of debasing our culture, overcrowding our schools and hospitals, and lowering our wages. Now a Harvard professor is blaming them for sending African-Americans to jail."

Milton Friedman: RIP
Paul Donnelly writes "I was always astonished that Milton Friedman bothered with me."


News

DOL Announces Electronic Data Entry Alert
The Employment Training Administration of the Department of Labor issued an alert on recent changes to electronic data entry.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Naples, FL - Blanco & Pelier, P.A. is an established, intimate law firm seeking a full-time legal secretary with one to two years immigration experience in the areas of family, asylum, natz, removal, appeal, immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Experience in business visas is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate is bi-lingual in Spanish and English, articulate, an independent worker with excellent attention to details, possesses good writing skills and presents a professional image. A college degree or equivalent education is preferable but not mandatory. We are more interested in a candidate's abilities, reliability, work ethic and integrity. If you think this description fits you and would like to work in a relaxed but professional environment, e-mail a detailed and verifiable resume to: paullawson23@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Busy immigration law firm seeks Immigration Specialist. This position involves no client contact. We want you to prepare the case for us. You will communicate with our existing staff members who will provide intakes/info/docs and you will prepare both non-immigrant and immigrant cases. We want you to write and prepare the supporting Memo of Law or Brief as well as necessary forms, scan them back to us (final work product reviewed by firm attorneys in accordance with legal ethical standards). You will be paid on a contract basis. 3-5 years relevant experience required in immigration law as paralegal or attorney in this area of law. Projects will include, E2's, L1's/L2's, H1B's, (and RFE's as necessary), MTR's for asylum cases, EB-5's and the occasional O Visa. We want great writers/researchers. Interested candidates can be located anywhere since work is performed remotely. Send cover letter, resume + sample of your most recent cases to immigrationjob@yahoo.com (Word/Adobe formats only).

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, D.C. - The American Council on International Personnel seeks detail-oriented professional to assist with its Membership and J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs. Membership responsibilities include new member registration, database maintenance, invoicing and member communications. Exchange Visitor responsibilities include review of program applications, meticulous database entry, recordkeeping, and filing. Must be willing to provide admin support as necessary. Full-time position. Flexible work hours but must be available to respond to urgent matters outside of normal business hours. Limited travel may be required. Ideal candidate has: experience administering J-1 visa exchange program or knowledge of immigration law (strongly preferred); knowledge of SEVIS (strongly preferred); excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently; familiarity with FileMaker Pro a plus; US citizenship or permanent residency (requirement of EVP regulations). Send cover letter, resume + salary expectations to jobs@acip.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Philadelphia, PA - Deloitte Services LP is looking for an Immigration Specialist to support the internal immigration program for the Deloitte U.S. firms. The job responsibilities involve interface with the applicant, senior management and field HR staff on various facets of technical immigration matters. The position will communicate and interface with outside counsel for all outsourced non-immigrant and immigrant cases to ensure efficient and timely case filing processes. A candidate must have 3-5 years of relevant experience in immigration law and and preferably experience as a paralegal or as an attorney in this area of law. Strong project management skills are preferred to lead special projects as required by senior management. Critical to the success of this role is excellent customer service and communication skills. Please submit interest to cojohnson@deloitte.com. For more information, key in ref. code # E07PHIMGRCJ029-IMM at Deloitte Careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, D.C. - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP seeks assistant paralegal (AP). Entry-level position, for someone with 1+ yrs of previous immigration experience, preferably involving IT consulting clients. AP will assist in case processing (forms, support letters, firm correspondence) under direct supervision. The AP will also have client contact under specific instruction or direct supervision. The AP will: prepare and review H-1B and L-1 petitions, prepare responses to USCIS requests for evidence, learn and use case management systems. Emphasis on efficiency, speed, and accuracy of processes and details, handling a high-volume caseload with demanding production deadlines. The job approach requires: working as team member, consistent and dependable work product quality, self-motivation and flexibility in work assignments as prioritized. Send cover letter + resume (Word/Adobe formats only) to Robert F. McCafferty, Office and HR Manager at rmccafferty@fragomen.com or fax to (202) 371-2898. No calls please.

Case Management Technology
At ImmigrationTracker our clients say it best: "Our criteria for choosing a solution were simple: I wanted an integrated system that was powerful but easy to use. The fact that many of my most respected colleagues use Tracker made the decision a no-brainer" Steve Clark, Managing Attorney, Flynn & Clark. While other vendors talk about bells and whistles, we talk about our track record: 13 Past AILA Presidents, 18 of the 25 largest immigration firms and thousands of immigration professionals who rely on ImmigrationTracker. While others talk about building and customizable systems, we partner with AILA's best attorneys and build it for you -- so you don't have to. If you have been promised the moon but have been left with cheese, give us a call and find out why more firms trust Tracker than anyone else. Call us for a free guided demo at 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email sales@immigrationtracker.com or visit us at www.immigrationtracker.com.

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. http://www.adnetservices-nyc.com. 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 johaina.mumtaz@adnetservices-nyc.com 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 www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
"What You Should Know About Workplace Enforcement and Immigration" will feature nationally prominent speakers and focus on U.S. employers and their role in immigration compliance. November 20, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Northwestern University School of Law, Thorne Auditorium, Arthur Rubloff Building, 375 E. Chicago, IL. For more information and registration, see here. Cosponsors: The Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter and The Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Law Foundation. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
I have recently started working on US Immigration Law and a book titled 'Immigration Fundamentals' By Austin & Steven C Bell helps me a lot to get a clear idea about the US Immigration. I really feel that his works are remarkable and he will be known among other things as one of the best Immgration Advisor. I prey to God to give support to his family. I am of the strong belief that his untimely demise created a trench which can't be filled easily. He will always be remember for his invaluable contributions in immigration. I render my gratitiude towards his family (see 11/17/06 ID comment).

Ritesh Kumar, Adnet Services, Inc.
N. Delhi, India

Dear Editor:
As local communities increasingly pass municipal ordinances affecting illegal aliens, unless the federal government acts quickly and effectively, the immigration issue will continue to create hostility and derision. Immigration law and regulation is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal government, which for the past twenty years or more has failed to adequately address illegal immigration. This dismal failure to act has created an under-class of an estimated 14-million illegal aliens. I do not favor amnesty, because it rewards law breakers, but I see no way to deal with a population of an estimated 14-million illegals, except through amnesty. But a new amnesty program must not mirror the ill-conceived, overly complex, poorly executed, failed amnesty program of 1986, either in its overly burdensome requirements, or in its bureaucracy-crippling execution that contributed to the backlog of the entire immigration system for almost twenty years. In order to achieve "comprehensive immigration reform", there must be a total re-write the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA), not an amendment with yet one more Band-Aid patch, as has been suggested in both HR 4437 and S2611. After implementation of the new immigration law, the government must quickly draft regulations and vigorously enforce the law, denying any immigration benefits whatsoever to violators and monitoring and sanctioning employers. It is not the illegal aliens who are solely to blame for the breakdown of America's immigration system - illegals merely took advantage of the opportunity to walk through the open door and fill a void. The blame must squarely fall on the broad shoulders of the government, particularly the members of Congress, whose twenty years of complacency on the issue of immigration, coupled with the disdainful disregard for immigration law by U.S. employers, that has caused the problem.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I completely disagree with the comments in Mr. Fleischer's letter (11/15/06 ID). If the US opens its borders for a flood of legal immigrants it creates an accessible pool of cheap foreign labor that will undoubtedly take away American jobs and it should not be allowed. This may be what a good legislator does, as Mr. Fleisher's letter states, but for the benefit of Mexicans and the immigration lawyers who represent them.

KO

Dear Editor:
David Murray's Article (11/15/06 ID) is properly concerned about the "surveillance" society that we have become about the border fence, but his Article's conclusion that it would be an "infringement" upon citizens freedom does not follow. Ports of legal entry facilitating trade would exist and the barrier would be to illegal, non-citizens, all in pursuance of the protection of our sovereignty, citizens and enforcement of existing law. While a fence is not the only solution needed, it is a vital component. To compare the proposed fence or existing fence to the Soviet model is to demonize the fence the same way that anti-gun groups demonize the legitimate right to bear arms. The fence built in San Diego has been very effective and a great improvement over the trashy and lawless area that previously existed. Most homes and businesses find fences and doors very useful without denying lawful entry, mounting machine guns, killing trespassers or becoming prisoners. It would be ridiculous to call any of these legitimate purposes, "...a monument to bigotry and prejudice" or "a wall around our own decency and humanity" as the Roger Algase letter predictably suggests (11/16/06 ID). Our Founding Fathers were more concerned with establishing a society of rights and liberties rather than a diverse one. Nelson Hultberg, Executive Director of Americans for a Free Republic, in a profound article, "Immigration Disaster", at the freemarketnews.com website has identified what our present goal should be regarding entry with the question: "What level of immigration is conducive to preserving the American culture of ordered liberty? Closed borders would asphyxiate us; open borders would balkanize us". The preservation of our nation is a more worthy goal than corporate or special interest profits.

R.L. Ranger


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


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