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Immigration Daily May 24, 2007
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The Bolsheviks

The anti-immigrationists's beliefs are shared by a narrow segment of the American public. Yet, anti-immigrationists fervently but incorrectly believe that their position advocates the majority opinion. In so doing, the anti-immigrationists are acting like modern day Bolsheviks. During the Russian revolution, the Communists who were in the minority in the Russian Parliament referred to themselves as "Bolsheviks" meaning the majority. Today, "[a]ccording to the Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners, 33 percent of the public think earned citizenship is "the same as amnesty." But a full 62 percent of even these people support the program anyway, compared with 29 percent who oppose it. In other words, less than one-third of one-third of Americans -- just under 10 percent -- agree with the talk-radio hosts screaming "amnesty" to block an overhaul." [source: Tamar Jacoby's Immigration's Future, Washington Post, May 23, 2007; Page 21]. Fortunately, the Senate has the good sense to see the anti-immigrationists for what they are - the Bolsheviks of our era.

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Focus

DVDs - Lory Rosenberg, Robert Divine, Angelo Paparelli

We do NOT usually record our all-day workshops. We made an exception in the last week of March since many people wrote to us saying that the H1B deadline and the RIR conversion deadline made it impossible for them to travel to New York City. We are pleased now to make these DVDs (together with extensive printed materials) of these workshops available to attorneys across the country. For more info, please see:

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Article

Seismic Activity In Immigration Law
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Rumblings have gone on throughout the week involving advances in employment–based visa numbers, a DOL rule that will eliminate substitutions and prohibit foreign nationals from paying attorney fees, and Senators targeting heavy H-1B users."


News

White House On Border Security And Worksite Enforcement
The White House released a fact sheet on the Administration's actions on border security and worksite enforcement.

EOIR On Unaccompanied Children
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released an updated version of its guidelines for immigration court cases involving unaccompanied alien children.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Busy full service law firm law practice needs experienced paralegal for non-immigrant, immigrant, labor certification and 212(e) waiver cases; intensive client interaction; good writing skills and people skills a must. Immigration work involves corporate/medical/academic institutional clients. Resume to Ms. Maria Harvey, Office Manager, Blumenfeld, Kaplan & Sandweiss, P.C., 168 N. Meramec, Clayton, MO 63105 or mth@bks-law.com. No telephone inquiries, qualified applicants will be contacted.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Chicago, IL - A 30 attorney law firm seeks licensed attorneys to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Associate: Min. 1-3 years of immigration experience; and Senior Associate: Min. 4 years of immigration experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred for both positions. Please email your resume + cover letter (please indicate position sought in subject header) explaining interest in the position to: recruitment@chgoimmlaw.com. This is a blind listing.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS seeks experienced attorney for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division. Provide legal advice on domestic asylum law and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, T and U visas, special immigrant juvenile petitions and the Convention Against Torture. A background in public international refugee and asylum law, and an understanding of US immigration law and practice, are helpful. Strong legal research and writing skills, and the ability to complete assignments with short deadlines, are essential. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-JD experience. For detailed information, including how to apply by mail, type CIS-COU-2007-0004 in the keyword search here. Applications can be sent by e-mail (all attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to Ronald.Whitney@dhs.gov. Deadline is close of business on Friday, June 8, 2007. The position is at the GS-13-GS-15 level and is open until filled. No relocation expenses.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
South San Francisco, CA - Younossi Law has openings for full-time paralegals with 1-3 years and 2-5 years of business immigration law experience. We value team work, exceptional client service and foster an environment which allows for maximum professional growth through education, recognition, and innovation. The successful candidate must have substantial experience in a wide variety of employment-based immigration processes, have excellent people skills, be highly motivated, creative, process focused, detail oriented, and computer savvy. We offer excellent benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, send your resume to: Younossi-law@younossi-law.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Please email resume, salary requirements + references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Internationally renowned boutique Wall Street law firm seeks several full time immigration attorneys for its NYC office. 2 years minimum experience required in business, family, asylum, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and immigration litigation involving MTRs, the BIA, the EOIR, PTRs and stays in the Circuit Courts. Foreign language skills are a plus. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Send your resume in confidence to Recruitment Coordinator: info@manchanda-law.com. No telephone calls or faxes please. We will contact you if your skills match our requirements.

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comingsNgoings

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The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007 - Irvine, CA
David Hirson of Fragomen Del Ray Bernsen & Loewy LLP's Irvine, CA office was awarded "The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007" honor. www.fragomen.com.

Immigration Event - Harlingen, TX
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) present "Immigration Skills Training". June 4-5, 2007. This two-day training will focus on improving skills in client interviewing, legal research, and legal writing. The deadline to sign-up is May 25, 2007. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. 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:
The latest senate proposal for 'comprehensive immigration reform' is just another blatant attempt to exploit people in the name of 'economic progress.' As is often the case in the economic system we live in, those with the fewest options will be exploited the most. It is no coincidence that those who have had the privilege of attaining a higher education will be put on the path towards permanent residence while those who come from more impoverished backgrounds will be allowed to stay temporarily, work, and then will be asked to leave. Apparently certain family members who don’t have other marketable skills are even less a priority and will only be allowed 'extended visits.' Under the plan, immigrants are nothing more than commodities, human capital. They are goods to be bought (or rented, depending on 'usefulness') from one society to another. My immigration law professor used to say that immigration law is a window into the American psyche. When we start valuing people based on their education and 'productive value' at the expense of recognizing that they are human beings with families, we have failed in setting our priorities as a society. Are 'marketable skills' really worth more than family ties? How can we talk of 'family values and then value the family so little? So much for "give me your poor..."

Drew Sieminski, Esq.
Oakland, CA

Dear Editor:
Just when it looked like the Senate was going to ram a closed-door amnesty bill down our throats without proper debate, the truth has surfaced and the brakes have been put on. Once Congress returns to their districts for the Memorial Day weekend, they will hear loud and clear that the nation does not support rewarding illegal behavior and they will surely change their vote against this debacle and save face. It is never too late for common sense.

KO

Dear Editor:
600,000+ aliens are in final deportation order and running into hiding. Mostly are not criminals but likely those who failed in political asylum application and or victims or the bogus immigration law service agencies or "notarios". The coming CIR bill will exclude them to benefit while giving completely undocumented border jumpers legal papers. Many of these people have lost their asylum cases in the courts, spent so much money and yet the politicians who are lack of common sense neglect them while they have paid taxes, pursued new skills and education, bought homes and be good neighbors so far while their cases were pending and they were given work permits and SSNs. It's sad, unfortunate and unfair, hopefully we got Senators or Congress members reading this letter, and offer an amendment to this regard. And if you have the same concern here, please let your lawmakers know about this injustice.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Derryck S. Griffith's letter (05/21/07 ID) wrote of undocumented immigrants, "many of whom are HIV infected and accessing Medicaid...." . Did he forget about the thousands of immigrants inflicted with Dobbs' leprosy?

Dave Anderson

Dear Editor:
In a previous issue of Immigration Daily, there was an article on the new fees for the BCIS applications. I cant find that article looking back. If you can refer me to where I saw that I would appreciate it. Also there is a lot of confusion with when this fee change will occur. Right now univision is saying June 1st but there facts are coming from a referral based company that doesn't know when this change is going to happen nor does INS. I called the INS and they either don't want to let the public know the date or they don't know themselves which is absurd. The customer service number for INS says they will not know about the date until the day of, which in fact gives no time period of getting paperwork done before the fee will change. Does anyone know anything about the fee change date?

Brent

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