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Black Friday

The Friday after Thanksgiving marks the kick-off to the holiday shopping season. In this spirit, we provide links to products featuring immigration-related logos. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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


Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm.


Article

After November 7, 2006: The Mid-Term Elections And Immigration
Judy Golub of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center writes "Given this defeat, it is "when," not "if," House Republicans will begin their leadership fights."

New York City Bar Ethics Opinion Permits Legal Services Outsourcing
Adam Ketcher writes "During the year leading up to this opinion, several articles and online legal forums have presented vastly contrasting views as to the benefits and risks of legal outsourcing."


News

Immigration Law In The 9th Circuit Updated Outline
The Ninth Circuit issued an updated version of its outline on selected topics on immigration law in the Ninth Circuit.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Owings Mills, MD - Murthy Law Firm (www.murthy.com) welcomes resumes from attorneys with over 3 years of experience in business immigration law.Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will have the ability to work both as a team member and as a team leader. They will have in-depth understanding and knowledge of the various immigration procedures and are expected to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required. Resume + cover letter should be forwarded to hr@murthy.com. All communication will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and abilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. Final interviews of candidates are at our office in Owings Mills, MD, a few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
NYC - Hodgson Russ LLP seeks an associate attorney for our New York City Immigration Group. 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 + law school transcript to Mariely Downey, Attorney Employment Manager: mdowney@hodgsonruss.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has an opening for an experienced immigration attorney. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. Laner Muchin provides opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; we have highly competitive salaries and benefits; we have an informal, unpretentious office atmosphere; and we can demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. This position requires excellent academic credentials, minimum three years' substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. The ideal candidate must be client-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. E-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has openings for full-time U.S. immigration paralegals. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. Ideal candidates must have 1+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, including substantial PERM labor certification experience. Entry-level opportunities available for global immigration specialists to manage non-U.S. visa case matters. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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.

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. Limited Partners have a policy making role. American Life Inc. manages over 25 properties - over 1,350,000 sq. ft. The oldest active Regional Center, projects range from $3 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, http://www.amlife.us.

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Immigration Book
"American Dreaming Global Realities: Rethinking U.S. Immigration History". Edited by Donna R. Gabaccia and Vicki L. Ruiz University of Illinois Press, 576 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 0252073053, $35.00. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0252073053/. Hardcover, ISBN: 0252030648, $75.00. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0252030648/.


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 applaud the letters of Sid Lachter, Esq. and Kim Bilyou (ID 11/22/06) for their well-reasoned opposition to R.L. Ranger's praise of the 700-mile fence (ID 11/20/06). In response to Ms. Bilyou's humorous and thought provoking query, obviously, if the Indians had attempted to build such a barrier to keep out the white man, their attempts would have failed. However, I see no analogy between the Indian's struggle against the invading white man and the present problems of illegal immigration in the richest and most powerful nation on earth. Those who believe a 700-mile fence will protect America from anything are fooling themselves. America is a nation of laws, and it should be the rule of law that sets America apart from tyrannical governments. I believe that by re-thinking present visa quotas, facilitating the immigration of US citizen and Permanent Resident spouses and children, re-writing the INA to include a workable and fast-tracked solution to American employers legally hiring shortage and seasonal workers, and strict enforcement of those immigration laws, with severe employer sanctions and denial of all future immigration benefits to law breakers will do far more to prevent illegal immigration than any fence. In the end the rule of law will probably cost about the same, and America will have no costly monstrosity to maintain and patrol. I wonder what color the government would paint it - government tan, or navy gray? And can you imagine the graffiti on both sides? A 700-mile canvas on which to protest injustice, bigotry and stupidity. Can anyone even imagine the cost of patrolling a 700-mile border fence? And with what? tanks, jeeps, rocket launchers, and trained attack dogs? Surely America must be more intelligent and civilized than to even propose such absurd and, as Mr. Lachter's letter states, "barbaric" idea.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I wouldn't want to wager on Sid Lachter's letter's trifecta and false position regarding the right to bear arms (11/22/06 ID). The US Supreme Court has not directly ruled on this although the US Attorney General affirmed this right in a 2004 Memorandum. Many judges have as well including Texas US District Judge Sam R. Cummings who issued a 33-page Opinion in 46 F. Supp 2d 598 which is one of the most thorough papers ever written on the 2nd Amendment. Judge Cummings concluded "A historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right". Wikipedia also affirms this right and further informs us that the collectivist view has been a recent one by those who wished to deny gun rights. The 2nd Amd. does not create this right, but merely prohibits infringement of the pre-existing right of self-defense. If the San Diego barrier is diverting illegals to other areas, that certainly is effective and any blame for deaths should be upon those who illegally come, those who hire them and on lack of enforcement. With regard to Kim Bilyou's letter (11/22/06 ID), there are probably at least a billion people who would like to come here. There has to be enforced limits as we already endure many ills from overpopulation. We don't have to repeat the Indians failure to control entry which every nation has the right to do. All those opposed to the border barrier should remove their doors, fences and gates to avoid the hypocrisy of their position.

R.L. Ranger


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